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 and baby, toddlers, and preschool gift guide too.
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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 and 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
CAMP Toy Store
At this only New Jersey toy store location, kids will love exploring the unique and must-haves for all ages (even adults!). Check out their gift guides to help you decide, and if your kids want to shop for gifts for the grown-ups in their life, sign them up for the Kids Shop program to find gifts and games big people love.
Garden State Plaza
One Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ 07652
Looking for unique and educational gifts for the kids in your life? Head to Toy Professor and cross all that shopping off your list. From Lego and Playmobil to books and a huge variety of collectibles, you can find something here. The staff is always on hand to make recommendations or do demonstrations, and there’s complimentary gift wrap.
430 Springfield Ave Summit, NJ 07901
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 all 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
Want to introduce your kids to toys you loved as a kid? 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. There’s also shipping, curbside pick up and local delivery available.
507 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
The Toy Chest
Looking for a store that has something for everyone on your list? From collectibles and 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