Looking for a way to make a kid smile and support a local NYC business? Get some toys delivered from your neighborhood NYC toy store. Whether the kids could use some new toys to play with, there’s a big birthday coming up or you need a LEGO kit delivered, stat, we found several NYC toy stores (and some in the Hamptons) that are delivering and offering curbside pickup. Just browse, click (or call) and wait for the fun to arrive—and if you can’t wait, go pick it up yourself!
Chelsea's go-to toy store is delivering to families within an eight-block radius, and also offers curbside pickup. This is a great spot for sustainable and wooden toys from companies like Plan, Haba and Hape, as well as cute and cuddly stuffies, PLAYMOBIL, creative kits, STEM toys and more. You can also shop by age, category and collection.
60 W. 15th St.
Toy Space NY
Offering same-day delivery in Brooklyn and Manhattan ($5 flat fee), as well as curbside pickup (2:30-3:30, daily), Toy Space is another Seventh Avenue toy store ready to spread some joy to NYC households. Current hot sellers include arts and crafts supplies, sidewalk chalk, The Two Bros Bows and Arrows, giant glitter beach balls and indoor stomp launchers. The business also offers a subscription box for kids with specific needs, through which you get four to six curated items picked just for your kid. Toy Space is also offering private shopping to birthday kids and their parents, keeping with all social distancing protocol and mask-wearing guidelines.
426 Seventh Ave.
Downtown Manhattan's Boomerang Toys, in business since 2002, is delivering! Just peruse the Tribeca toy store's website, which features everything from puzzles to scooters to LEGO and building kits to lots of trains and toys that go. (Plus a lot more!) the website has pictures of the actual stocked shelves so you can browse virtually. Delivery below 14th Street is free; call to inquire about areas above. Call 212-226-7650 to place an order!
119 W. Broadway
LuLu's Cuts & Toys
That photo above is not archival. That's what's in the window of LuLu's Cuts & Toys on Brooklyn's Fifth Avenue right now! The store is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is offering free same-day or next-day local delivery for orders over $50 (zip codes 11217, 11215, 11238, 11206, 11201, 11231); for orders outside of that, it's $10. LuLu's is also offering free curbside pickup, and shipping out of state. Shop online at lulus-cuts-and-toys.myshopify.com and be sure to check out their "social distancing favorites". (Some very fun and cool stuff there.) You can also set up a birthday registry, and you get a free bunch of balloons for using the service! Know and love the LuLu's stylists? Contribute to the Go Fund Me Page benefitting them here!
48 Fifth Ave.
For toys for the tiniest of New Yorkers, check out Piccoliny. The hip downtown store stocked with super hip NYC-centric onesies, T-shirts and baby toys (as well as lots of other cute clothes and gifts) is offering $5 flat-rate shipping, complimentary gift wrap and a 20 percent discount on the entire store. Know someone with a newborn? Here's where to go for the perfect I LOVE NYC baby gifts.
167 Mott St .
Stevenson's Toys & Games
Sheltering in place in the Hamptons? Stevenson's Toys can hook you up! The store is taking order online for shipment, local delivery and curbside pickup at its Southampton location. They are stocked up with puzzles of varying degrees of difficulty, LEGO kits, board games and lots of toys for outdoor fun. (You can even order up a trampoline if you need one!)
69 Jobs Ln.
Little Things Toy Store
Park Slope stalwart Little Things Toy Store is delivering throughout Brooklyn and offering curbside pickup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. ( There is a $5 fee for toys below $25 and outside surrounding zip codes, and they'll also ship anywhere in U.S. with customers picking up any USPS shipping charges.) They've got oodles of puzzles, crafting and activity kits, games and Micro Kickboard scooters. The store also carries a wide range of LEGO—FYI, Little Things is a LEGO Gold Standard Store.)
Call or text 917-816-8210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
159 Seventh Ave.
Norman & Jules
Yet another Park Slope-area toy store (hey, there are a lot of kids there), Norman & Jules is not delivering, but they are offering curbside pickup Monday through Thursday from Noon - 4 p.m. This place specializes in chic and modern-looking toys, STEM activities and sets and wooden toys from brands like Grimm and Grapat.
158 Seventh Ave.
Big Fun Toys
If you're in Hoboken, Big Fun Toys will deliver to you for free! The New Jersey shop is stocked with everything from PLAN toys to LEGO to stuffies and gear for outdoor fun.
602 Washington St.
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