Neighborhood Toy Store Day takes place every November, but we love these independent toy stores every day! Kick off your holiday shopping and support local businesses by checking out these fun Indy-area locations. You’ll find a lot of our Toy of the Year award winners and recommendations at these stores.
It’s hard to know where to shop for babies and kids in Indianapolis, but we’ve got you covered.
Neighborhood Toy Stores
4450 Weston Pointe Dr., Zionsville
Part book store, part toy shop, this Zionsville mainstay focuses on quality toys for all ages as well as a selection of favorite books. The knowledgeable staff provides shopping assistance as well birthday party and event planning.
2442 E. 146th St., Carmel
Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys specializes in open ended and child focused toys. They purposefully stock products made with the highest quality child safe materials as well as a focus on caring for the environment.
5619 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis
Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore is a really cool hidden gem in the Rocky Ripple neighborhood. This bookstore has a great selection of children’s books as well as Playmobil toys and more! This store is located right next to the Flying Cupcake Bakery and down the block from Starbucks. Make an afternoon of your visit and grab some cupcakes and coffee while you are out.
1057 East 54th Street Studio J, Indianapolis
Mass Ave Toys recently moved to a new location at 54th and Monon Shops. This toy store is a great place to find a wide range of educational and imaginative toys as well as hard to find selections. They even offer the cult favorite, Grimms Building Blocks, made in Germany. Mass Ave Toys also has a party room attached that can be rented out for birthday parties, baby showers, or anything you can imagine.
9402 Uptown Dr. Suite 700, Indianapolis
The Toy Pit has an awesome mix of toys for kids as well as inventory for collectors. This store offers buy, sell, and trade options on a wide variety of inventory. If you have a collector in the family or are searching for something really cool, visit the Toy Pit.
1 W Jefferson St, Franklin
Formerly the Imagination Station, Toodleydoo Toys offers a fun place to shop with lots of hands-on displays and sales people who consider themselves toy and play experts. This shop also offers a selection of classes and party options in their attached classroom.
300 South Walnut, Munice
Toys Forever is a full service hobby shop specializing trains, RC, scale model building and so much more. This store also sells educational and fun games for the whole family. They feature a variety of Melissa & Doug toys, puzzles, and more. Make the short drive up to Muncie to see all this store has to offer.
Something a Little Different
Line + Form Art Center: Retail
902 East 17th Street, Indianapolis
The awesome Line + Form Art Center has recently launched a small retail venture. Focusing on a tightly curated selection of process art kits and handmade scented playdough, this is a great place to grab a stocking stuffer or cool treat for that arty kid in your life.
Did you know that October is Fair Trade month? We have your Indianapolis list of Fair Trade Stores.