Shop Small: Local Toy Stores in Lake County

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Shopping at local toy stores has never failed me.  The unique, top-quality items are unexpected and always welcome. Whether you’re looking for a different game, active playthings, or toys that will last- shop local and you won’t be disappointed.

local toy stores in lake county

Toy Stores in Lake County

625 North Bridgeport Terrace, Lindenhurst | (847) 265-0610 
They offer in-store shopping, personal shopping with curbside pickup, and private shopping events. Brainstorm’s selection is fantastic, and it has a wide range of toys on display throughout the store along with dedicated play space to explore items I have only found online. Touching, manipulating, and watching my kids play with toys before buying them is a huge bonus, but I must say that the free gift wrap is what gets me every time. The staff knows what kids like and are available to help you at any time. Shelves are filled with art supplies, crafts, games, explorative activities, and imaginative playthings you won’t find at the big box stores.

Snickelfritz Toys
700 N. Milwaukee Ave. Ste 124, Vernon Hills, Illinois
| (847) 918-8160 
They offer in-store shopping, online shopping, and curbside pickup.
There is a special place in my heart for Snickelfritz as I’ve shopped there for special toys most of my life. The knowledgeable, friendly staff is sure to help you find just what you’re looking for. With shelves bursting full of goodness, you cannot leave this store without finding something you’ve never seen. The store boasts imaginative, creative, and building-type toys for all ages. Grab a gift and get it wrapped for FREE!

Beanstalk Toyland and Bookstore
654 Central Ave, Highland Park | (847) 432-8300 
They offer private shopping, FaceTime shopping, online, and home delivery on the same day! 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 years 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.

Learning Express Toys Lake Zurich
315 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich | (847) 540-4566 
They offer in-store shopping, pick-up, curbside, and online ordering.
Learning Express Toys believes service and knowledge do make a difference. They offer many cool services such as a Birthday Registry, Free Gift Wrapping, Free Personalization, and a Frequent Buyer Program!

Gift of Games
82 center Street, Grayslake | (847) 752-8812
Their mission is to help family and friends find ways to gather around a table in order to socialize, make memories, and have fun! They specialize in board games, card games, miniature games, and role-playing games. They are very knowledgeable and will help you find the perfect game. If they don’t have what you want in stock they will order it. We are a gaming family and we get all our games from them.

Sage Explorers
644 North Bank Lane, Lake Forest | (224) 271-2135
Sage Explorers is an educational toy store and learning center. They are offering private shopping and free gift wrapping.

When you shop local this season, be sure to let them know Little Lake County sent you!

Shop Small: Local Toy Stores in Lake County
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Alli is a boldly authentic mom to three- because who has time to fake it? She enjoys almost all things that moms get to do and strives to find joy in every day. Along with her supportive husband, Alli can be seen (or heard) around Lake County chasing runaway children, eating ice cream and holding someone's hand.

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