“LiMamas Approved”: Toy Stores

toysAre you just starting your holiday shopping?

OR are you ahead of the game and only have a few items left to pick up?

Whichever the case, if gifts for the little ones are on your list of things to buy, you’ll want to check out our top picks for Long Island toy stores.

Different from their “big box” counterparts, these retailers are local;  offering fun, wrapped in a “boutique style” guaranteed to make your toy shopping a completely different experience.

So why not go visit some of our favorites!…and don’t forget to tell them the Long Island Mamas sent you!

  •  Bobb Howard’s General Store  Bobb Howards is a fun store where you can find all the oldies. Old games, old candy, etc. For a unique gift this is the place to go.  LOCATED AT:  581 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park — (516) 354-9564 
  • Einstein’s Attic  Eintstein’s Attic is a specialty toy store in Northport. You can even call ahead to pre purchase and come in to a ready and waiting, already wrapped gift. Now how’s that for customer service! They also have a new party room if you are looking for a fun place to have a party.  LOCATED AT: 79 Main Street, Northport — (631) 261-7564   
  • La Toys  La Toys carries specialty toys, games, puzzles, crafts, and brand name toys. There is always someone to help you pick out what you need, just let them know price range, age, gender and they’ll show you popular items. Free gift wrapping is included. LOCATED AT: 82 Columbia Ave, Cedarhurst — (516) 569-1112
  •  G.Willikers  G.Willikers sells a variety of unique toys, gifts, candy and stationery. They can customize and personalize all items. They offer courtesy gift wrapping for all items purchased. LOCATED AT: 22 Forest Avenue, Locust Valley — (516)671-3335
  • Lainie’s Way  Lainie’s Way is an amazing toy store located in the heart of Port Jefferson. The games are out on display and their staff will teach you and your children how to play them. LOCATED AT: 216 Main St, Port Jefferson — (631) 474-5558
  • Stevenson Toys Carrying over 10,000 different toys, Stevenson’s prides themselves on offering toys from around the world that are both fun and intelligent.  LOCATED AT: 69 Jobs Lane, Southampton — (631)233-2111.  
  • Learning Tower  Learning Tower is an educational toy store known for its hard to find, educational, innovative, high quality games and toys. LOCATED AT: 4747 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station — (631) 928-2040
  • Fun Stuff Toys   With their huge variety of toys, Fun Stuff is sure to have something for everyone of all ages!  LOCATED AT: 3639 Merrick Rd, Seaford — (516) 409-8697 
  • Lots and Lots of Toys This family owned and operated business has been a neighborhood gem since 2011. Many toys are on display for you to play with. They offer a loyalty rewards program, which give you great discounts on items. They offer free gift wrapping services. LOCATED AT: 451 New York 25A, Miller Place — (631) 509-0989
  • Matty’s Toy Stop  Matty’s Toy Stop is a family-owned and operated business established in 1988. There are five independent store locations. LOCATED AT:  439 Plandome Rd, Manhasset — (516) 365-2140

by: Tara Arichabala  

Photo credit: Toy store websites & Flickr

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