Monthly Archives: November 2017

  1. Stuff Your Stockings with Nowstalgic!

    Stuff Your Stockings with Nowstalgic!

    It’s that time of year again! The season is upon us. It’s time to take on the daunting task that is holiday shopping. Buying gifts can be stressful at times. The kids have probably already handed you their nice long wish lists, but what about the stockings!? Santa may need a little help figuring out what to stuff in those stockings this year. Have no fear, Wonder Works is your one stop shop for stocking stuffers!

    Wonder Works has the best selection of exciting knick knacks and gadgets from Nowstalgic. These toys may be small, but they pack a big punch! Bright Bugz are perfect for a budding magician or anyone who wants to fool their friends! Kids can practice different slight of hand tricks with the two light up “bugs” that slide right onto their fingers. Make the Bright Bugz look like they’re jumping from hand to hand, or flying in one ear and out the other!

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  2. Black FriYAY!

    Black FriYAY!

    Happy Friday, everyone!

    With turkey in our tummies and more leaves in the yard than on the trees, our thoughts are turning ever more toward the holiday season before us. Can you believe there are only 32 more days til Christmas, and 29 til Hanukkah is here?? Which of course means the holiday shopping season is off with a bang!

    Come visit us in stores today for Black Friday deals for the whole family - from 20% off to awesome doorbusters at even bigger savings!

    Stay tuned for even more deals throughout the coming days - including Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, and more!

    Even better, the hottest toy of the season, FINGERLINGS MONKEYS, have confirmed shipment to arrive in our stores withi

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  3. Turkey Day Travel Tips

    Turkey Day Travel Tips

    With Thanksgiving less than a week away, it's time to start making those annual holiday travel plans. This year, AAA is predicting almost 51 million people will be hitting the roads, the skies, and the rails next week - that number has increased by 1.6 million travelers compared to last year. Parents should just let that number sink in for a moment, take a few breaths, and try not to panic. Go on...I'll wait. Ready for some tips to make traveling with children easier? Well I've got more than a few suggestions; the Magic Makers at Wonder Works Toy Store are always here to help!

    One of my best childhood memories is of my mom and dad packing myself, along with two sisters, into our wood paneled station wagon for the 6 hour drive to Grandmother Betsy's in Raleigh for Thanksgiving every year. The drive there was full of your usual sibling poking and prodding, while mom blindly threw tootsie-rolls and crackers in our general direction to keep us quiet. Dad usually just kept starin

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  4. Collaboration is Key!

    Collaboration is Key!

    It’s a tale as old as time. It’s play time and all the kids want to play with that one specific toy. Although there are endless options to choose from, there’s always that one toy that is coveted like gold. You’re dreading this moment because now you must choose who gets to play with the toy first. If only there were an awesome toy that they could play with together!

    Introducing the new double-sided play sets from Melissa & Doug! These sets encourage collaborative play, as well as creativity and imagination. All of the kids can play together at once! Kiddos can choose between the role of a checkout clerk or a shopper with the Fresh Mart Grocery Store. With the Star Diner, they can take on the role of the server or a guest awaiting their meal! Kids will work and play together to come up with hundreds of different scenarios that will keep them occupied for hou

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  5. Game On!

    Game On!

    Now that all of the Halloween candy has been eaten, and the carved pumpkins have been thrown away because one more day in this southern humidity would mean a mushy mess, it’s time to look forward to the start of the official holiday season! This time of year is my absolute favorite. Holiday shopping, parties, and the thing I love to do the most, celebrating with my family and friends.

    As the years go by, my holiday gatherings have steadily continued to grow, as I’m sure all families have experienced. It’s always a blessing to gain an in-law, a new niece/nephew, or a grandchild. The same goes for my friend circle - it’s ever expanding as new people join my tribe and welcome me into theirs.

    When more people come into our lives,

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  6. All They Want for Christmas

    All They Want for Christmas

    The Wonder Works Holiday Catalog is here!!

    There's something special about flipping through a catalog - seeing all the brightly colored toys laid out side by side, imagining EVERYTHING from that one page wrapped up neatly for you to tear into, hearing the satisfying swoosh of the page turning - it just builds anticipation like nothng else can. But in today's digital world, it can be hard to keep track of phsyical info. That's why we've digitized our holiday catalog!

    Discover the perfect gift as you browse the latest and greatest toys for active kids, tech-obsessed smarties, LEGO maniacs, imaginative types, babies and toddlers, crafty artists, and games for the whole family to play together!

    Navigation is simple - just like a real catalog! Use the arrows

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