Best of Boston

2018 Best Toy Store

Boing! Toy Shop

It felt like a test. We asked for two gifts for siblings: an eight-year-old boy who loves science, Legos, and Star Wars, and a six-year-old girl who loves dressing up, all things purple, and dogs. Both gifts had to be in the same price range and please picky parents who insist on nontoxic materials and teaching tools. The sales associate didn’t even blink, deftly swiping two items off the shelf and offering to have them gift-wrapped—all in less than 30 minutes.

667 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-522-7800,