Shop Local at These Independent Toy Stores Around NYC
Here's a list of toy stores in and near NYC where you can do your last-minute holiday shopping.
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Learning Express Upper East Side
1029 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side, 10065
Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-7pm, Sunday: 10am-6pm
From giant bowling sets to Rollagain towers, science books, wacky racers, emoji bracelet kits and stuffed animals, Learning Express is sure to have the toy on your child’s wish list. They also offer curbside pick-up, in-store pick-up, and local delivery. Click here for their Facebook page
Toy Stores in Brooklyn
738 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, 11222
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm. Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm
Not only does this Brooklyn toy shop have all your kid’s favorite gadgets, but they also prioritize every customer’s health and safety, providing curb-side pickup and requiring staff temperature checks plus disinfection of surfaces in between visits. Shop Hashbro, Playmobil, Brio, Spin Master, Pokemon, Schylling, Green Toys, TY, Hexbug, Safari LTD, and more. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram
Norman & Jules
68 Third Street Brooklyn, 11231
Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
An award winning boutique toy shop, Norman & Jules: believes toys should be thoughtfully designed to best support childhood development. Their quality products encourage imaginative, open-ended play to reinforce cognitive and neurological growth. They also offer items and clothing for infants. Exclusively curbside pickup. Click here for their Instagram page and here for their Facebook page
426 7th Ave. Brooklyn, 11215
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
Toy Space offers puzzles, Rock-N-Roll It pianos, arts, crafts and experiments, scooters, ukuleles and more. They offer a curated box for kids with special needs that parents can have delivered to their doors monthly. Curbside pickup also available. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page
The Ridge Kids
8122 3rd Ave., Bay Ridge,11209
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 10am-6:30pm. Thursday-Saturday, 10am-7pm. Sunday, 10am-5pm
A children’s boutique owned and operated by a Bay Ridge mom and her family, The Ridge Kids offers accessories, toys, and clothing for your kids while offering great service and convenience. You can shop in person or order products online. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page
Toy Stores in Queens
40-15 Broadway, Astoria, 11103
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
Morning Glory offers a variety of brands from the U.S., Korea, and Japan. The shop carries plush toys, Hello Kitty products, fun backpacks, Barbie dolls, art supplies, and more. They also offer various items with fun designs whether it’s unique home decor, water bottles, or neck cushions. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page
81 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, 11596
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm. Saturday, 9am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm
Conveniently located across from Hildebrant’s Ice Cream Shop and Frantoni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, Joanne’s Variety is the perfect spot to pick up a gift for your little one. They have “toys, party favors, balloons, candy, seasonal, camp items, holiday, school supplies, hot items and more.” Click here for their Facebook page
Funky Monkey Toys & Books
360 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, 11548
Hours: Monday-Wednesday & Saturday, 10am-6pm. Thursday, 10am-7pm. Sunday, 11am-6pm
Founded in 2004, Funky Monkey is one of the leading independent toy stores in the country, with a selection of toys from big name brands to small independent vendors. Complimentary gift wrapping is offered on every purchase, and they are now offering holiday bundle packages ranging from Barbie dolls to Paw Patrol. Click here for their Facebook page
3639 Merrick Rd Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm. Friday, 10am-8pm. Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm
From musical toys to STEM, sensory play items, brain teasers, chalk fun and dress up, Fun Stuff is sure to have something for your child. They also offer shopping online and curbside pickup. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page
South Hampton: 69 Jobs Lane, Southampton,11968
East Hampton: 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 11937
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am- 5:30pm. Friday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm
Run by Roy and Polly Stevenson, Stevenson’s Toys offers a charming personal touch to their merchandise, with collectables, action figures, electronics, educational toys and more. They also make sure that every toy sold has passed safety standards and will ensure family fun.