Toy Store Near Me | 10 Best Places to Shop Local for Toys, Gifts, and Books

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. If you love unique items and shopping locally, try a “toy store near me” from this list.

It’s hard to know where to shop for babies and kids in Indianapolis, but we’ve got you covered.

Neighborhood Toy Stores | Toy Store Near Me

4 Kids Books and Toys

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 at 4 Kids Books and Toys provides shopping assistance as well as birthday party and event planning.

Toy Store Near Me: 4 Kids Books and Toys in Zionsville

Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys

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.

Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

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.

Toy Store Near Me: Kids Ink in the Rocky Ripple neighborhood in Indy

Monon Toys and Crafts

6510 Cornell Ave, Indianapolis

If you’re looking for a “toy store near me,” Monon Toys and Crafts is centrally located in Broad Ripple near the Monon Trail. This local shop is packed full of beautiful and inspiring toys for your children. Every item is thoughtfully chosen, with consideration given to sustainability, durability, beauty, and whether the item is heirloom-quality and provides engagement and creative stimulation for the child. If you are drawn to Montessori and Waldorf-style play-things for your kids, put this boutique on your list!

Moonshot Toys

996 Conner St, Noblesville

Moonshot Games has been a long-standing fixture in Noblesville for tabletop gaming fans, but the family-owned business later expanded to include a separate shop exclusively for toys and children’s games. You’ll find all your kids’ favorites here, including Hot Wheels, Barbie, Brio trainsets, Funko POP figurines, Melissa and Doug, and more. Of course, a shop with a connection to the original Moonshot Games wouldn’t be complete without a fantastic selection of kids’ board games and puzzles.

The Toy Pit

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.

Toodleydoo Toys

1 W Jefferson St, Franklin

Formerly the Imagination Station, Toodleydoo Toys offers a fun place to shop with lots of hands-on displays and salespeople who consider themselves toy and play experts. This shop also offers a selection of classes and party options in their attached classroom.

Toy Store Near Me: Toodleydoo Toys in Franklin

Magication Station

126 W State St, Pendleton

To add an extra dose of whimsy to your shopping experience, you’ll likely be greeted by Elfie, the magical purveyor of toys, when you visit the Magication Station in Pendleton. You might even find the store owner performing magic tricks or making balloon animals. In addition to being run by an elf, the store also focuses on offering quality sensory-friendly and special-needs-friendly toys that promote imaginative play and critical thinking. You’ll also find STEAM kits, magic tricks, kites, baby toys, and more!

Toys Forever

300 South Walnut, Munice

Toys Forever is a full-service hobby shop specializing in 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 artsy kid in your life.

Did you know that October is Fair Trade Month? We have your Indianapolis list of Fair Trade Stores.

Plan an art-themed birthday for someone creative in your life.

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