Personalised toys, retro play gadgets and extra are coming to North Augusta this summer time.
Orange Otter Toys, a retro and expertise primarily based toy retailer within the Jackson Sq. buying middle at 336 Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta, plans to open in August 2022.
Aubrey Hinkson, proprietor of the shop, initially bought the concept to open a toy retailer primarily based on many experiences along with her personal kids.
“Everybody reveals as much as a 4 12 months previous party and most of the people have the identical present as a result of we’re all doing the identical factor,” she defined. “We’re all happening Amazon and saying greatest present for a 4 12 months previous lady, 4 12 months previous boy after which everyone seems to be selecting the perfect vendor or no matter comes up first, and you then simply find yourself with all the identical toys.”
Orange Otter plans on offering quite a lot of sorts of toys from traditional play with wood blocks and magnets, to toys that cater to particular pursuits, like STEM kits.
Hinkson discovered that discovering distinctive and personalised toys was troublesome. She additionally wished to create a boutique buying expertise exterior of conventional massive field shops for each children and households.
“I believe households gravitate in direction of North Augusta and so I believe it’s a excellent match for the group to cater to these households, however it’s additionally catering to individuals which can be younger at coronary heart,” she stated. “…it should be an expertise I believe individuals will actually take pleasure in on a Saturday.”
Hinkson hopes that the household pushed group in North Augusta will assist create lasting recollections at Orange Otter.
“I keep in mind going to the Pink Dipper rising up and I’m so glad it’s nonetheless right here and that I get to take my daughter there, and so that’s type of my hope is that this shall be one thing that may preserve giving and giving to the group for a very long time to come back,” Hinkson stated.
Hinkson hopes Orange Otter Toys helps dad and mom and their buying expertise.
“As a mother or father, I believe I’m my very own target market, so I really feel like I perceive the pressures which can be on dad and mom and households of as we speak,” Hinkson stated. “If I can assist make that have even higher and alleviate a number of the ache factors of time, you don’t have time to get a present for little boy in your baby’s class, you don’t know them you don’t know a lot about them, let me assist with that.”