We have nothing against Amazon (we use it, too!), but our hearts love all things St. Louis. A big part of our mission here at St. Louis Mom is to promote local commerce in order to help our city thrive. Here is an extensive list of local toy stores to support for your gifting needs!
Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm | Saturday 10am-3pm | Sunday-Tuesday Closed
This charming book store is a favorite of everyone who knows about it! Afterwords Books is a local bookstore that offers new and used books and a great selection of toys and unique gifts. They offer private shopping hours with complimentary wrapping, or you can stop by during their normal business hours!
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm | Sunday — Closed
This store in downtown Belleville is a great place to stop for arts & crafts, gifts, and toys! They carry awesome brands of toys and keep an updated catalog available on their website. You can also browse for ideas by age or brand on their website!
Monday – Wednesday: 11 am – 6 pm | Thursday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm | Sunday: 11 5 pm
A family-friendly comic and graphic novel bookstore in Webster Groves.
The newest Build-A-Bear location here in St. Louis boasts not only a section where you can build your own bear but also their own arcade! Let the kids make their toy and then have play time!
Monday-Saturday 9:30am-8pm | Sunday 10:30am-5:30pm
Circle of Knowledge started on a cart in the mall and eventually grew into a brick-and-mortar store. They love toys and enjoy reading and wanted to share that love with children. Their expert staff will help you find the best STEAM, STEM, or STREAM toy for your every need. They offer a wide selection of toys and playthings. They also carry birthday cards and offer complementary birthday gift wrapping!
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 11am-3pm
This darling boutique is nestled in Ladue, just on the border of Clayton, and has the most adorable children’s clothes. It also boasts a wonderful selection of children’s toys. Get them a new holiday outfit and check a toy off your list, too!
Locations vary throughout the Metro East with varying hours
There are four of these Comic and Gaming stores throughout the Metro St Louis area. They have all of the latest comic books, collectibles, games, and of course, Pokémon! They each offer gaming space and a vast knowledge of all things comics and gaming!
Monday – Closed | Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 12pm-5pm
The Frisco Train Store is a free indoor play area with wooden trains and accessories that will keep your train-loving, imaginative child entertained for hours! There are multiple levels in the store with elaborate train tables, vendor demos, a kitchen play area, and even a birthday party room for celebrations. Play for a while, see what your child falls in love with, then shop for the perfect gift (trains, puzzles, crafts, games, wooden playsets, engineer hats, etc.) on your way out! All aboard!!
Monday-Tuesday – Closed | Wednesday-Friday 10am-6pm | Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 11am-5pm
Funky Planet Toys has a great selection of science and engineering toys, trucks made of recycled plastic, unique games, an expanded puzzle and book section, and craft supplies. For the holidays, you can bring kids in to create their own wish lists for Santa!
Monday – Closed | Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 10am-2pm
Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday – Closed
This fun-loving store boasts a wide range of toys for all ages, stages, and preferences! Check the big gifts off your lists and the stocking stuffers, too! They also offer free gift wrapping.
Monday – Closed | Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm | Sunday 10am-2pm
Honeycomb is a shop, play space, and workshop that curates unique and engaging products and experiences for children and families. Located in the Botanical Heights neighborhood, you’ll find high-quality toys, baby gear, self-care products, art supplies, and more at this charming location. In addition to its retail offerings, Honeycomb also provides play sessions and movement and art workshops.
Sunday-Monday CLOSED | Tuesday-Friday 10:30am-6pm | Saturday: 10:30am-4pm
Do you sometimes find yourself thinking you wish you still had a certain toy from your childhood to share with your kiddo now? Check out I Had That! They offer a wide variety of toys, collectibles, and memorabilia from our pop-culture past and present.
Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday – Closed
Open Daily 11am-6pm
Who doesn’t know a Lego lover? The massive Lego showroom in Kirkwood not only has thousands of minifigures, but also sells hundreds of current and retired Lego sets. Want to buy Legos in bulk? They do bulk! This is such a fun shop to browse, your Lego lover will love it!
Monday – Friday: 10 am – 8 pm | Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday: noon – 5
pmWomen-owned and operated, The Novel Neighbor is an independent bookstore and community space in the Webster Groves neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.
The Novel Neighbor is charming, unique and welcoming to all. In addition to offering books and merchandise, they facilitate in-store book clubs, host book-themed birthday parties, summer camps, cocktail classes and offer two distinctive spaces for event rental. They are known for their personalized Mystery Boxes, as well as their subscription service, and recommended reading on social media.
Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 10pm | Friday: 12pm – 12am | Saturday: 10am – 10pm | Sunday:12pm – 8pm
If Pokémon has overtaken your house, we’ve found the perfect shop to find the latest collections. This card shop not only sells anything you would need for Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokémon but also offers classes to teach young and old how to play these games.
Monday-Thursday 10:00am – 5:00pm | Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm | Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm | Sunday Closed
Located in the heart of Down Town O’Fallon (Illinois), this shop offers great educational supplies, puzzles, games, toys, and art supplies. It is also a great spot to pick up fidgets and sensory tools!
Monday – Thursday 9am-5pm | Friday 9am-7pm | Weekend – Reservation Only
While Play Street Museum is most known for its adorable open play setup, they have an amazing and unique array of toys for sale from select makers. Why not kill two birds with one stone?
Tuesday – Sunday 11am-7pm | Monday Closed
Owned by local mom Leah, Polished Prints creates inspiring graphics for babes, they also have a line of t-shirts for adults, toddlers and youth. All of their garments are printed by hand using eco-friendly water-based inks, thoughtfully packaged in studio and shipped with love. Be sure to check out their new storefront at the Foundry for a selection of gifts, too!
Monday-Friday 10am-8pm | Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm
“A puzzle lover’s dream! With the largest selection of jigsaw puzzles, games, brainteasers, and accessories anywhere, you’ll find the perfect puzzle or game for your family. They have thousands of unique puzzles and other products in stock year-round, and there’s always something new to find, no matter your interest or skill level, from beginner to large piece count puzzles.”
Sunday-Monday, Thursday – Closed | Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday 11am-5pm | Saturday 10:30am-4pm
Vintage model train and old toy store specializing in trains and toys from the 20th Century, available for play and for purchase!
Monday – Saturday 9am-9pm | Sunday 12pm-8pm
Saga Toys in St. Louis is the location for all your Action Figure needs! Their location is filled with thousands of figures, pops, and other toys. Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, DC, Transformers … Whether classic or new, used or new, Saga Toys has it covered!