We’ve all done our share of big box online shopping this year, but these local Atlanta toy stores offer curated gifts with customer service that goes the extra mile. Whether you’re looking for STEM, puzzles and games or arts and crafts, these brick-and-mortar Atlanta toy stores have it. And with curbside pickup or some delivery—in addition to in-person—socially distanced shopping is a breeze. Read on for all the details.

Kazoo Toys

Kazoo Toys is a full-service toy store in Buckhead with a full selection of high-quality toys, games, puzzles, and creative playthings. Excellent, friendly customer service means that you will walk away with thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list, from the athletes to the scientists—and everyone in between.

Don’t Miss: Kazoo Toys has heavily stocked their shelves with lots of awesome holiday toys early this year, and are taking private shopping appointments throughout the holiday season. During your appointment, the store is yours for a full 30 minutes. A staff member will be available to shop with you or to leave you completely alone—whatever your preference. When you are finished shopping, they will ring up your purchases, discuss complimentary gift-wrapping, and let you know when your wrapped gifts will be available for pick-up.

Covid Considerations: Limited capacity for in-store shopping, and appointments are encouraged. Masks are required, and strollers or carriers are encouraged for kids 2 and under. No cash please. Current store hours are: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Online shopping is also available, with curbside pick-up.

3718 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-500-1027
Online: kazootoysatlanta.com

Learning Express

Though there are multiple Learning Express stores, this locally-owned operation has kept a focus on filling its shelves with well-thought-out toys, crafts, construction sets, and more. Organized by age and interest, shopping is a breeze—especially with informed associates and inventory that's been tried and approved before making its way to the shelves.

Don’t Miss: Learning Express offers a gift registry, which takes the guesswork out of holiday shopping for grandparents and extended family.

Covid Considerations: Limited capacity for in-store shopping, and appointments are encouraged. Masks are required, and strollers or carriers are encouraged for kids 2 and under. No cash please. Current store hours are: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Online shopping is also available, with curbside pick-up.

4407 Roswell Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-252-8881
Online: learningexpress.com/buckhead.com

Rhen's Nest Toy Shop

This small but mighty shop with a location in Ponce City Market and one in Savannah is filled with engaging toys, books, puzzles, and more to provide unplugged play for all ages. We particularly love the books with book character dolls and stuffed animals—the perfect partnership. 

Don’t Miss: Learning Express offers a gift registry, which takes the guesswork out of holiday shopping for grandparents and extended family. Shopping hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mon.-Sat., and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. 

Covid Considerations: Children and adults ages 10 and older are required to wear a mask, hand sanitize upon entering the store, and remain 6 feet apart. No more than 15 customers will be allowed in the store at any time. 

675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE in Ponce City Market
404-883-3306
Online: rhensnesttoyshop.com

Treehouse Kid & Craft

At Treehouse Kid & Craft, you'll find shelves stuffed with unique, kindly-made products from all around the world that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and imaginative play. Treehouse is fueled by a love of design and a focus on quality, and you'll find art supplies and gift options with endless creativity.

Don’t Miss: If you're looking for an unique shopping experience with handmade art by adults and kids, check out Handmade Hollyday on Dec. 15. Regular shopping hours are Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Covid Considerations: Masks are worn in the store, and social distancing is practiced. Online shopping is also available.

533 W Howard Ave. Suite A
Decatur, GA 30030
470-355-8305
Online: treehousekidandcraft.com

Blabla Kids

Everyone's favorite cozy doll has its own storefront in Atlanta, and it's filled with hand-knit dolls, decor, and baby clothes. Made with natural fibers, the softest cloth, and fair trade always, Blabla kids plants a tree for every doll sold.

Don’t Miss: You've seen their mobiles, rattles, and petite-sized dolls, but have you seen their Giants? They're big, squishy, and amazing.

Covid Considerations: While the retail storefront in Virginia-Highlands is temporarily closed due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 crisis, you can find Blabla products at these stores, or online.

1189 Virginia Ave. NE: Temporarily closed
Atlanta, GA 30306
470-355-8305
Online: blablakids.com

Featured image courtesy of iStock.

—Shelley Massey

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