Gifts for Kids in Northwest Arkansas

Walton’s 5 – 10

Left: Classic puzzles and games

Sam Walton opened his Bentonville 5-10 in 1950. Since that time, it has been a general store, a visitor’s center, and it is now home to The Walmart Museum. The Walton’s 5-10 shop still stocks many of the items that might have been available in that first general store.

If you’re looking to fill in your shopping list with guaranteed favorites, the 5-10 stocks many of the classics. They have the same games and puzzles many of us remember from our childhood. And, whenever possible, those games are sold in their original or retro packaging. Families can find hours of fun at the 5-10 with gifts that don’t require batteries or an outlet. Price varies depending on the game or puzzle. This is a great place to stock up for family game nights during 2019.

Right: Perfect Stocking Stuffers

The best part about being Santa is that while a single gift might be a hit or a miss, a stocking full of treats is always a success. Walton’s 5-10 has a large assortment of affordable classic toys and treats that are the perfect size for stockings. From magic tricks and whoopie cushions, to spinning tops and tin kaleidoscopes, the 5 -10 stocks the classic toys that have already brightened millions of Christmas mornings.

If your kids have a sweet tooth (and we don’t know many kids who don’t), be sure to browse Walton 5-10’s selection of classic candies. They stock treats you’d have trouble finding most anywhere else. (Also, keep the Walmart Museum and Walton’s 5-10 in mind when you’re entertaining relatives or friends in town for the holidays. It’s fun to stop by for salt water taffy, moon pies or candy bars that were popular during someone’s childhood. Give them a gift that brings back great memories of childhood.

Where to shop: Walton’s 5-10 is located at 105 N. Main Street in Bentonville. The phone number is (479) 273-1329. Click here to visit The Walmart Museum website, and click here for Walton’s 5-10 website to see store hours.

Special events: Santa will be visiting The Walmart Museum on the dates below in December. It’s free to the public and you can bring your camera to get fun photos with Santa. Here are the dates and times when you can see Santa:

  • Thursday 12/6 from 5pm to 8pm
  • Monday 12/10 from 5pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 12/22 from 9am to 1pm

Curiosity Corner 1 from Scott Family Amazeum on Vimeo.

Curiosity Corner at The Scott Family Amazeum

Above: Fun educational toys

Don’t forget that one of our area’s most visited toy stores is tucked right inside the Scott Family Amazeum in Bentonville. The shop is called Curiosity Corner and it’s open anytime the Amazeum is. It’s got a great selection of toys, games and projects that help a kid interact with science, technology, engineering, math and art in ways that are fun as well as educational.

Check out the video above to see some of the toys in stock. (We’re a little obsessed with that giant plush piece of avocado toast that Binta, the assistant manager, is holding. We know a few mamas who’d like to take a nap on that cute pillow.) Keep in mind that, if you’re an Amazeum member, you’ll get 10% off all toys, including sale items.

Where to shop: Curiosity Corner is in the main lobby of the Amazeum, located at 1009 Museum Way in Bentonville, Arkansas. Phone number is (479) 696-9280. Click here to visit the Curiosity Corner website to get Amazeum and store hours. 

Get the latest updates: See new toy arrivals, get announcements about Amazeum events, and find out about special toy sales by following the Amazeum on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.