Best Places to Find Christmas Toys in Chicago

Since Christmas this year promises to be different from any other, why not do something different when it comes to your Christmas toys shopping in Chicago? It’s easy enough to order fun games, plush toys, and more from Amazon, but more than ever, local businesses need our support; in the spirit of shopping local— and at establishments that specialize in fun and games— check out these toys to find the best Christmas toys in Chicago.

Timeless Toys

4749 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60625

Opened in Lincoln Square in 1993, Timeless Toys has changed hands along the way but continues to fulfill Harry and Martha Burrows’ vision of serving as “an urban oasis for children and their families.”


Toys et Cetera

1502 E 55th St, Chicago IL 60615


This Hyde Park toy store has been helping Chicago kids play, create, and learn since the ‘70s. They have over 10,000 toys in the store which cater to the imaginations of little scientists, musicians, story-tellers, and all other sorts of children.

Building Blocks Toy Store

2071 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL 60614

3306 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657

2130 W Division St, Chicago IL 60622

Since 1996, the folks at Building Blocks (the self-described “champions of play”) have been carefully choosing a wide variety of toys that suit many budgets, many learning styles, and all kinds of fun.

Cat & Mouse Games

1112 W Madison St, Chicago IL 60607

Cat & Mouse opened in 2008, and continues to be family-run. Games and puzzles are at the heart of this store’s mission, but they also carry books, arts and crafts, science activities, and more.


3109 W Logan Blvd, Chicago IL 60647

2462 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60614

5311 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60640

Chock-full of toys and books for kids of all ages, this store has three Chicago locations to cater to your playtime needs. With the help of *play, kids can build structures, solve puzzles, make music, and follow their imaginations wherever they may lead.

SMASH Toys and Collectibles

7222 W Touhy Ave, Chicago IL 60631

A toy store of a different vein, SMASH carries lots of new, used, and vintage toys and collectibles, including action figures, Lego sets, and plenty of decades-old toys and memorabilia.

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