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Readers’ Choice: Your All-Time Top-Voted Golden Teddy Award Winners

‘Golden’ resources for Seattle-area families

Published on: August 27, 2021

Readers’ Choice: Your All-Time Top-Voted Golden Teddy Award Winners

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Readers’ Choice: Top-Voted Shopping + Services

Awesome Book or Toy Shop

Secret Garden Books (Seattle) — This beloved independent bookstore in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle has been an institution for book-loving families since 1977, earning raves for the friendly, knowledgeable staff, wide selection and convenient location.

Snapdoodle Toys (five locations in Seattle and the Eastside) — “Over-the-top customer service,” unique toys and a wonderful selection of children’s books are just a few of the reasons why ParentMap readers *heart* Snapdoodle.

Third Place Books (multiple locations) — These community-minded bookstores in Lake Forest Park, Seward Park and Ravenna welcome patrons to buy and sell quality used books and browse an extensive collection of new books. Programs for kids include book clubs and a Summer Reading Challenge.

Cool Kids’ Clothing Shop

Childish Things (Seattle) — Customers of this popular North Seattle consignment shop love the “amazing selection of kids’ stuff AND maternity! Easy to sell, no appointments, same-day cash.”

Just Between Friends (multiple locations) — Fans of this consignment franchise love that they can get quality merchandise at good prices — and that JBF gives back to the community through local charity partners.

Rhea Lana’s Consignment Events (Tacoma) — Readers flock to these upscale children’s clothing pop-ups, noting that the prices are always reasonable, the events are well organized and the selection is huge.

Essential Baby or Maternity Shop

Channing Baby & Co. (Tacoma; online) — Parents love the knowledgeable, friendly staff and huge inventory of high-quality baby gear and one-of-a-kind items.

Jack & Jill (Lynnwood) — Parents head in droves to the Jack & Jill consignment events at the Lynnwood Convention Center to fetch a pile of … affordable kids’ and maternity clothing and gear. “This event is well organized and always offers high-quality products at great prices. I never, ever miss it!”

Village Maternity (Seattle; online) — The shop carries stylish maternity and nursing clothing, and also rents out hospital-grade breast pumps and baby scales.

Favorite Family Photographer

Hardie Photography (Seattle area) — Photographer and doula Whitney Hardie specializes in birth photography. She also shoots family portraits with the same artful care and attention.

Kiley Riffell Photography (Seattle area) — This award-winning family, maternity and portrait photographer “… is magic — what an incredible talent!”

Lydia Brewer Photography (Seattle area) — Readers praise Lydia’s ability to capture emotion and personality in her portraits. She “has a way with families and really ‘gets’ children,” notes one fan.

Super Kids’ Salon

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids (Bellevue and Seattle locations) — Parents love the entertainment/distraction factor of a Sharkey’s haircut; kids love the fun cars, gaming stations and lollipops!

Snip-its Haircuts for Kids (Bellevue) — Over the years, parents have praised Snip-its kid-focused approach, welcoming atmosphere, and additional services such as ear piercing and lice prevention.

Wild Child Salon (Tacoma) — South Sounders head to Wild Child for friendly, patient and entertaining kids’ cuts. Several voters have reported that the stylists are particularly good at working with kids who have special needs.

Top All-Time Golden Teddy Vote-Getters


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