Whether you’re feathering the nest for your first, second or fifth hatchling, the thrill of splurging for a new little bundle never seems to get old (if you don’t believe us, just ask grandma). But where do you land the choice gear that reflects the uniqueness of your adorable nestling as well as our own sense of style and personality? From drive-worthy boutiques to shops just around the block, flip through the gallery to discover our favorite stores for everything baby. Go forth and spoil away!

Once Upon a Time

Let's be honest, we've all been there at least once. You just purchased a birthday, baby shower or holiday gift for a precious little bean only to discover they already own the exact item. Or worse yet, someone else brought precisely the same gift to the party. Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne has two floors filled with unique baby items and toys that fall under the nostalgic or Euro flare categories that we guarantee won't be twinsies with anyone else's gift at the next shindig you attend. And they've got it all. Baby sets? Check. Feeding essentials? Check. Baby clothes, sleep sacks, diaper bags - it's all there. Now, are you ready for the best part? Tucked away in cozy corners throughout the store there are several play nooks set up for the Littles to discover while you browse - perfect if you want to sneak in a few extra items for them without their noticing.

Once Upon A Time
1622 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98109
206-284-7260 or 1-888-284-6681
Online: onceuponatimetoys.net

Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

photo: Rachael Brandon

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— Rachael Brandon