Boing! JP’s Toy Shop
667 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Boing features educational and out-of-the-ordinary toys. Instead of rows and rows of Barbie and Superman figurines, you’ll find shelves stocked with puppets, books, sorting games and train sets.
312 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02446
361 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Magic Beans is an all-in-one store for babies and kids. They sell everything from toys to strollers. The best part is, at Magic Beans, you can find some of the lesser-known toy brands. The prices can be a bit high, but the store does carry high-end products; so while finding a super bargain might be hard, discovering a wonderful toy will not.
37 & 58 Clarendon St.
Boston, MA 02116
Tadpole is stocked with quirky items and fabulous wooden toys that will bring you back to your childhood. There are two locations and they are right across the street from each other. One store features baby stuff while the other focuses more on toys. For the environmentally conscious buyer, Tadpole has an entire line of eco-friendly items, including baskets, towels, plates, blocks, clothes and toys.
1967 Mass. Ave. (Porter Square)
1360 Cambridge St.(Inman Square)
Stellabella is a great place to find fun and original toys for the child in your life. The shelves are stocked with high-quality toys that you may not be able to find in the bigger chain stores. They also have a play space for kids, so they stay occupied while you shop.
Henry Bear’s Park
Porter Square Shopping Center
19 Harvard St.
Brookline Village, MA
Henry Bear’s Park is a small eccentric toy shop that is everything but commercial. It is a nice break from massive stores like Toys R Us. There are several unique and interesting toys to choose from, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. There is even a play area for kids to hang out and explore.