When it comes to toy stores, it’s good to have options. Whether you’re looking for a toy for a holiday, a birthday, or just because your little angel was on his or her best behavior, here are seven Brooklyn stores that will delight and surprise.
Play Kids (Lefferts Gardens)
Play Kids is a toy store and a lot more. With an event space for birthday parties and classes covering everything from sculpture to music, dance, yoga, theater and more, it’s easy to forget that their primary purpose is to sell toys. But Play Kids has an exhaustive selection of all the best brands, from birth through middle school.
Photo courtesy of Play Kids via Facebook.
Kaleidoscope Toys via Yelp
Kaleidoscope (Bay Ridge)
Paul and Inna, owners of this Bay Ridge stand-out, get high reviews from customers for their helpful and friendly service, as well as their involvement in the local community. And despite having an extensive and interesting selection of toys, reviewers also appreciated the helpful layout of the store, with plenty of room for strollers.
Pipsqueak Toys | Marian R. via Yelp
Pipsqueak Children’s Shoppe (Bedford-Stuyvesant)
This Bed-Stuy fixture has a huge basement play area for children, and gets high marks for moderate prices and a huge selection of hard-to-find toys. What’s more, customers report a great selection of beds, cribs, strollers, and other newborn needs, and call it a haven for new moms.
Heights Kids | parise s. via Foursquare
Heights Kids (Brooklyn Heights)
Heights Kids has been in the neighborhood for over 17 years. They offer toys, clothes, and accessories like breast pumps and strollers. Tip: Heights Kids is an authorized Maclaren Repair and Service Center so they can install your car seat, fix your stroller, and help you with just about anything else.
Mini Jake via Facebook
Mini Jake (Williamsburg)
Shoppers in Williamsburg will find everything they need for babies and kids, from baby supplies and books to one of the largest selections of toys in New York. The stores brand list reads like a who’s who of toy manufacturers, from Areaware to Zolo.
Acorn Toy Shop via Facebook
Acorn Toy Shop (Boerum Hill)
Acorn prides itself on carrying handcrafted toys that let children expand their imaginations. It specializes in beautifully designed and crafted products from around the world, including wooden toys, Waldorf dolls, select furniture and mobiles, and clothing and artwork by New York designers and artists.
Toy Space Brooklyn | Amy s. via Yelp
Toy Space (Park Slope)
Toy Space sells simple, creative, toys and games that fuel tons of fun and jumpstart your child’s imagination. In addition to its extensive selection of toys for kids, it also offers a healthy array of toys for teens and adults. Reviewers love its great selection and affordability.