Shop Independent Toy Stores This Holiday

Shop Independent Toy Stores This Holiday

By Emma Gutierrez / October 25, 2023

The holiday season is approaching! Get a jump start on finding the most unique and meaningful gifts for the kids in your life. Browse these amazing indie toy stores where you can stop in if you are local, or order online to find those one-of-a-kind treasures that will be sure to WOW this year!

M.J. Beanz - Plainview, NY

If you’re in the Plainview area in New York, be sure to check out M.J. Beanz! They are experts and are so knowledgeable in all things fun! You’ll be sure to find the perfect toy for all the kids on your list this year.

Toyology Toys - Michigan

Toyology Toys has you covered with the latest and greatest. You’ll be sure to find the perfect item for the kid on your shopping list here! Search by age range or toy category and be sure to check out their fall catalog if you need some inspiration. Shop Toyology Toys

Automobuild - Los Gatos, CA

Let’s take it to the West Coast! Their store and website are set up to look like a car garage theme, which is so cool! While they specialize in cars and building, Automobuild has got you covered with ALL the hands-on fun toys, arts and crafts, decor, books, bed and bath, and much much more!

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Learning Express  - Cary, NC

Learning Express Gifts is amazing! You can be sure to find a Learning Express toy store in your neighborhood, but we are a little biased here and want to give a shoutout to our own local stores here in the Raleigh/Cary area in North Carolina. They are filled with the newest toys and old favorites that will be sure to bring big smiles this season.

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Plaid Elephant Books - Danville, KY


This is a great shop owned by Kate who was inspired by the love of reading and wanted to foster connections in her community in Danville, Kentucky. The name comes from the inspiration of her grandfather and her family who take plaid very seriously… be sure to check out their page to check out the great pics!

Plaid Elephant books haves a great variety for all ages; ranging from books to puzzles, games, activity books, and craft kits.

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Don't miss the opportunity to visit and show your support for these fantastic specialty toy shops, whether you're a local resident, just passing through, or looking to explore remarkable toys from the comfort of your own home.