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Best Toy Store

2022 Best Toy Store

Henry Bear’s Park

Have a birthday party in 30 minutes and need a present, stat? We’ve been there — and so have the folks behind this expertly curated [...] read more»
2021 Best Toy Store

Henry Bear’s Park

Don’t miss the area’s finest toy store, Henry Bear’s Park, where kids can rifle through an expertly curated selection of puzzles, craft kits, and stuffed [...] read more»
2018 Best Toy Store

Boing! Toy Shop

Jamaica Plain
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 [...] read more»
2017 Best Toy Store

Henry Bear’s Park

Put another gold star on the reward chart for this shop: In addition to the Lego sets and Melissa & Doug puzzles your kids demand, [...] read more»
2016 Best Toy Store

Henry Bear’s Park

Whether you’re shopping for an infant or a 12-year-old, this toy heaven has just about every plaything imaginable. Choose from polka-dotted sidewalk chalk, marble maze [...] read more»
2015 Best Toy Store

Magic Beans

Restless kids? No problem. Multiple locations of this locally owned emporium have on-site play spaces, and all encourage tykes to take for-sale scooters for trial [...] read more»
2014 Best Toy Store

Stellabella Toys

So often, toy shopping is an experience in extremes: You’re either wading in aisle-to-aisle plastic packaging or browsing precious baubles curated to please parents’ aesthetics, [...] read more»
2013 Best Toy Store

Curious George

Anatomy of a Winner: We all shed tears when our favorite impetuous primate and his long-suffering companion, the man with the yellow hat, lost their [...] read more»
2012 Best Toy Store

Stellabella Toys

What you won't find here: Bratz dolls, shoot-'em-up Xbox games, and Disney Princess overload. What you will find: instruments, fantastical costumes, and puzzles you'll be [...] read more»
2011 Best Toy Store

Persnickety Toys

North Adams
You won't find any beeping plastic doodads here. The name of this shop evokes both the fantastical nature of the toys on sale and the [...] read more»