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Shop Local at These Independent Toy Stores Around NYC

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.

Whether you're shopping for birthday, holiday, or just-because presents, nothing beats browsing the toy selection at your local mom-and-pop toy store. Here's our list of local toy stores in and around NYC so you can pick out the most unique gift possible while supporting small businesses in your neighborhood.

Toy Stores in Westchester

Toy Box

300 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
(914) 698-7110

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6:30pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm
This local toy shop offers fair prices to fit your family budget and stocks their shelves with toys that can be enjoyed in the safety of your home, and out in the world. Products include hatchimals, LOL dolls, Crazy Aaon’s Thinking Putty, Paw Patrol Toys , Stomp Rockets and more. Toy Box accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

A Nu Toy Store
16 Main Street Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 372-7244

Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday- Wednesday, 10am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
A Nu Toy Store carries toy brands such as Lego, Hess trucks, Melissa & Doug, Webkinz, Premier kites, Angry Birds, Super Mario, Green Toys and more. They also offer curbside pickup and deliveries. Click here for their Facebook page

Toy Stores in Rockland County

1581 US-202, Pomona, NY 10970
(845) 362-6053
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am-6pm. Friday, 10am-4pm. Closed Saturdays. Sunday, 10am-5pm
Board games, skateboards, glow in the dark putty, and much more! You can also schedule a birthday party at ToyRiffic2 with packages starting at $159. Party room includes a ping pong table, air hockey table, miniature bowling, Playstation with a 48” display, plasticware and table and seating for 35. 

347 W Rte 59, Nanuet, NY 10954
(845) 624-2224
Hours: Monday-Tuesday and Sunday, 12-6pm, Wednesday, 12-8pm, Thursday, 10am-4pm, Friday-Saturday, 12-8pm
Toywiz purchases its merchandise directly from manufacturers such as Hashbro, Mattel, Funko, and more. Every item is inspected to ensure its authenticity. From comic books to LOL surprise dolls and accessories or Pokemon cards, this shop is sure to have something for your child. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page

Toy Stores in Bergen County, NJ

The Toy Box
839 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm. Saturday, 9am-5pm. Closed Sundays.
(201) 485-7724
This local toy shop carries all your favorite brands, including Lego, Thomas & Friends, Alex, Playmobil, Bruder Mattel, Razor and more. From toys to books, games, or active playthings, The Toy Box will help you get your kid to step away from the TV or computer screen for some family fun. They also offer birthday party packages for children ages 3-10!

Hollywood Heroes 
7 Bergen St. Westwood, NJ 07675
Hours: Currently open on Saturdays only from 10am-4pm.
(201) 664-5795
If your kid is a TV or movie lover, then Hollywood Heroes is a must-stop. From vintage comic book prints and figurines to board games and legos, Hollywood Heroes has products for all the classics old and new, whether it’s Harry Potter, Frozen, Star Wars, Avengers, Scooby-Doo and more.

Toy Stores in NYC

Toy Stores in Manhattan

Boomerang Toys
119 W. Broadway, Tribeca, 10013
(212) 226-7650

Hours: Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm
This toy shop offers action figures, books, arts and crafts, building toys/legos, dolls, cars, trucks and trains, infant toys, puppets, scooters and helmets, and more! Boomerang Toys is also partnering with Sheltering Arms Children and Family Services and Hudson River Park Mama’s Group for their Annual Winter Wonders Gift Drive. Toys are distributed by Sheltering Arms to over 5,000 children and youth in New York City’s most underserved communities. Click here for their Facebook page and here for their Instagram page

Mary Arnold Toys
1178 Lexington Ave, Upper East Side, 10028
(212) 744-8510

Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm
Mary Arnold Toys has served Upper East side children and their families for 85 years with an assortment of children’s toys, children’s books, and games for newborns, toddlers, pre-k, big kids (5-7 years), and tweens (8 and up). They carry brands such as Bannanagrams, Crayola, Creativity for Kids, Crocodile Creek, Elegant Baby, Fisher-Price, Hashbro, and many more.

Fantasma Toys
213 W. 35th St, Suite 401, Midtown West, 10001
(212) 244 3633

Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
Does your kid like magic? If so, then make sure to Fantasma Toys on the top of your list for toy stops. Conveniently located near Penn Station, Fantasma Toys was founded in 2001 to create a space for high-quality, innovative magic prices at reasonable prices. Endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, this shop offers a variety of magic sets, tricks, and now, new “Houdini clean” hand sanitizer.

Kidding Around
60 W. 15th Street (at Sixth Avenue), West Village, 10011
(212) 645-6337

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm
Kidding Around is a local family-owned toy store founded on the principle that toys not only inspire creativity, but also educates children while encouraging family interaction and fun. They provide toys for all ages, from puzzles to stuffed animals, arts and crafts, figurines, playsets, and more. Click here for their Facebook page and click here for their Instagram page

Learning Express Upper East Side
1029 3rd Avenue, Upper East Side, 10065
(212) 369-8697
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

Greenpoint Toys
738 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint, 11222

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm. Saturday, 10am-6pm. Sunday, 11am-5pm
(718) 383-3437
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
(347) 987-3323
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

Toy Space
426 7th Ave. Brooklyn, 11215
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm
(718) 369-9096
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
(347) 662-6103
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

Morning Glory
40-15 Broadway, Astoria, 11103
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
(718) 271-4093
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

Toy Stores on Long Island

Joanne’s Variety
81 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, 11596
(516) 746-7705

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
(516) 484-0966

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

Fun Stuff
3639 Merrick Rd Seaford, NY 11783
(516) 409-8697
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

Stevensons Toys
South Hampton: 69 Jobs Lane, Southampton,11968
(631) 283-2111

East Hampton: 66 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, 11937
(631) 527-7222
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.


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Laura D'Angelo

Author: Laura D’Angelo is a freelance writer for NYMetroParents and is currently getting her master's in English from Binghamton University. When she’s not writing features on all the best spots to bring your kids to in New York, you can often find her playing guitar or lounging at the beach. See More

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