12 Shops of Christmas: Beanstalk Toyland and Bookstore

Welcome to the 12 Shops of Christmas! 12 Shops of Christmas will introduce you to 12 local shops to help you get some of your holiday shopping done locally!


Today we are meeting Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore. A child’s paradise filled with the latest toys for all ages.


Beanstalk Toyland

Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore located on Highland Park’s main shopping street is a little slice of childhood nirvana. The store offers the latest toys, books and accessories loved by newborns through eight year old. The store is staffed by, and all the toys are hand picked, by a team of full time certified K-8 teachers ready and willing to answer your questions and guide you to the perfect toy.

Beanstalk Toyland
Photo credit: Beanstalk Toyland

The store recently released their list of top gifts for this holiday season. These were chosen by the Beanstalk Toyologists, all certified K-8 teachers, and are all stocked now at Toyland.

For the “little men”, junior architect toys are all the craze, from classic erector sets to marble mazes and magnetic sets like Magna-Tiles, Smartmax, and Geomags. These building sets help develop motor skills and inspire imagination.

Beanstalk Toyland
Photo Credit: Beanstalk

The top trending girl gifts this season are those that inspire the little ladies to explore their inner artist and creativity. Have a budding artiste at home? Make sure that little Picasso is covered with Alex art sets, Sticky Mosaics, and Fancy Nancy art kits.

Beanstalk Toyland
Photo Credit: Beanstalk

Beanstalk Toyland prides itself on excellent customer service:

“The secret is really thinking about the child,” says Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore buyer, Alyson Pedowitz. “What is his or her age and interests?” she says. “Once we know these things, we can help you find what’s right for your child [or niece, nephew, grandchild].”

Whether searching for the latest toys and games, playhouses, arts and crafts, books and music, or even learning aids, the focus at Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore is high quality products that will last for many years and end up at the top of every toy chest. This makes Beanstalk one of the most popular holiday shopping destinations on the North Shore.

Beanstalk Toyland
Photo Credit: Beanstalk

In addition to their great selection of toys Beanstalk Toyland also has semi-regular storytimes and events, so be sure to follow them on Facebook or sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date with all the happenings!

Want to check out Beanstalk Toyaland & bookstore for yourself? Beanstalk has a $25 gift card for one of our readers to come check out their store and finish their Christmas shopping .To enter just fill our the Rafflecopter form below, closes December 13.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Eighth Shop of Christmas: Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore

Beanstalk Toyland & Bookstore
654 Central Ave., Highland Park | (847) 432-8300
Beanstalk Toyland on Facebook| Beanstalk Toyland on Twitter


Dance academy of Libertyville
About Melissa Haak 862 Articles
Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.