There is nothing quite like the feeling of stepping foot into a toy store, even if you’re an adult! Whether you’re searching for a birthday present, a holiday gift, or a fun surprise for your little one, it’s time to channel your inner kid and head to one of these Boston toy stores!

Happy shopping!

Henry Bear’s Park

Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Dedham, Ipswich, Newburyport, Newton, Providence

Henry Bear’s Park has been an institution in the Boston toy store scene for more than 45 years. They know that having the right tools and toys to play with can help develop curious minds, strong bodies, and invaluable social skills. Henry Bear’s Park works hard to make play possible for everyone!

Magic Beans


A specialty toy store and full-service baby store, Magic Beans takes care of pretty much all your baby needs — car seats, strollers, and all the gear you could dream of needing for a little one. Also helpful: Magic Beans has a play area, so your munchkins are free to explore and have fun! 

Lakeshore Learning

Newton, Saugus

You don’t need to be a teacher to love classroom resources and educational toys! And we are sure the teachers in your life would be very appreciative of some souvenirs from your trip! 


Jamaica Plain

Boing! boasts a beautiful philosophy: Play is for everyone, no matter the stage, and we care for our community, no matter the age. For the last 20 years, Boing! has provided quality toys and served as a valuable resource for the community.


Though its storefront isn’t currently open, the Hatched website still offers the store’s signature wooden toys, eco-friendly clothes, and the arts and crafts supplies your minimalist heart could desire.

The Blue Bunny


Founded in 2003 by children’s book author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (who wrote one of our favorites, “The Dot”), this book and toy shop offers books, toys, and art supplies, as well as signed copies of Peter’s books, prints, posters, and cards.


South End

CouCou is a children’s clothing and lifestyle shop located in the lovely South End neighborhood of Boston. Pronounced “koo-koo,” the store name alludes both to the French sobriquet for peek-a-boo as well as a general term of endearment to sweetly say “hello” to loved ones.

Magpie Kids


If you are looking for modern toys, Magpie Kids is the toy store you are searching for! Focusing on modern toys and locally made goods, Magpie Kids is fun for everyone!

Eureka! Puzzles


Eureka! Puzzles focuses on puzzles, board games, brain teasers, and STEM gifts for kids of all ages. They also offer wish lists for kids, which makes holiday shopping easy! 

The Happy Journey Toys

Beacon Hill

The Happy Journey is new to the Boston toy store scene! This whimsical toy shoppe in Beacon Hill is inspired by the children’s book “The Happy Journey” and features unique items from around the globe!

Looking for shops that focus on baby gear and gifts? Try one of these great Boston baby stores!

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