It’s officially the holiday shopping season, so if you’re looking to step away from the screen for Santa duty, why not check out local New Jersey toy stores for every kid on your list? You can get up on the latest toy trends, find nostalgic reboots you had as a kid, and discover those hard-to-find requests, all while supporting local businesses. Check out 10 unique New Jersey toy stores all over the state, and if you’re looking for gift ideas, be sure to read our NJMOM local gift guide for everyone on your list. (featured photo credit: )
10 Unique New Jersey Toy Stores To Check Out
Big Fun Toys
With over 20 years in business and three locations, Big Fun Toys caters to kids of all ages with those hard-to-find and educational-type toys you won’t see anywhere else. Their personalized service and complimentary wrapping are also great touches when you’re looking for a gift.
Locations in Point Pleasant Beach, Hoboken, and Manasquan
JaZams has everything from amazing science projects and outdoor toys to dress-up and fun pretend play. Can’t decide? Call one of their personal shoppers with your kids’ ages and likes, and they’ll do their magic to find the perfect toy.
25 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
Twirl Toy Shop
This independent toy store is the spot to find the newest trends in toys or timeless treasures you will remember from childhood. From preschool and 5-9-year-olds to tweens and STEM toys, there is something for every little one on your list this year.
10 N Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534
Tons of Toys
With brands including LEGO, Nerf, Fisher-Price, Nintendo, and Learning Resources, Tons of Toys has options for kids of all ages (including those hard to shop for tweens and teens). They have four locations across North Jersey, so they can source stock if one store is out.
Locations in Wyckoff, Madison, Westwood, and Bernardsville
Wonder World Toy Store
You will find a comprehensive selection of science, learning, toddler, and imaginary play toys, as well as a baby boutique, candy shop, and slime area under one roof. Sending stuff out of state? They offer flat-rate shipping charges based on weight and will package and wrap your selections before sending them out.
23 Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
Tinkerbeee’s Toy & Comic Store
If you’ve been meaning to introduce the toys you had to your kids, stop by Tinkerbeee’s for all those favorites from the ’80s and ’90s, as well as new toys. And if you or your kids love comics, there is an extensive selection of collectibles to check out.
21 South Main Street, Allentown, NJ 08501
You’ll find lots of choices for toddlers, creative play, LEGOs, puzzles, and crafts at South Jersey’s largest independent toy store. They also host a pop-up location at DiDonato’s Fun Center during the holidays.
Locations in Hammonton and Smithville
Just Kidding Around
Kids will feel at home here, with the motto “dream. giggle. create”, where they can explore educational toys, sensory options, big outdoor sets, and craft kits, among the usual dolls, trucks, and building toys. Shipping, curbside pickup, and local delivery are also available.
507 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
The Toy Chest
Looking for a store that has something for everyone on your list? From collectibles to modern toys, the staff offers personalized assistance to help you select from the latest trends. Shopping in-store will give you a comprehensive selection of toys, but you can also shop online if you can’t get to the store.
335 High Street, Hope, NJ 07844
With an emphasis on curating a unique collection of children’s items, Toy Division aims to bring joy and wonder into every home (and aesthetically pleasing toys for parents). From dolls and vehicles to music and games or puzzles, you’ll find a beautiful selection of wooden, hand-crafted, heirloom-worthy toys you won’t find in a mall. 101 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040 (973) 913-4932
73 Union Place, Summit, NJ 07901 (973) 830-1441
Which unique New Jersey toy store will you be visiting this holiday season?
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