There is something magical about walking into a local toy store. The shops offer a different feel than your typical big-box toy store and carry the most unique and thoughtful gifts. Dan’s Papers gathers the Best of the Best toy stores on the East End so you can shop with ease.
Stevenson’s Toys and Games (68 Jobs Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2111, stevensonstoys.com) has one of the largest selections of toys on the East End. The recipient of the Best of the Best toy store platinum award for the South Fork, Stevenson’s carries nearly 10,000 different items and many of the “hot” toys advertised on TV. The store offers toys from around the world that are both fun and educational.
Kites of the Harbor (75 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-9063) is the recipient of the Best of the Best toy store gold award. The shop offers an interesting selection of toys, games and activities for kids to enjoy year-round.
Hildreth’s East Hampton (109 Pantigo Road, East Hampton 631-329-8800, hildreths.com) has a great selection of high quality items for your children to play in. They offer luxurious play tents and homes as well as crafts, plush toys and games. It is no wonder they are the recipients of the Best of the Best toy store silver award.
The Wharf Shop (69A Main Street, Sag Harbor 631-725-0420, wharfshop.com) is a cute little boutique that offers toys, gifts, miniatures, jewelry and stationery. Winner of the bronze award for Best of the Best toy store The Wharf Shop has been offering personal and unique gifts since 1968.
Goldsmith’s Toys and Electronics (138 Main Street, Greenport, 631-477-0466) is open year-round and offers a great selection of electronic toys, games and stuffed animals. Recipient of the Best of the Best platinum award for North Fork toy store, Goldsmith’s is a toy lovers heaven.
Ye Olde Party Shoppe (53850 Route 25, Southold 631-765-5708) is one of the most unique toy stores on the North Fork. Winner of the gold award for Best of the Best toy store the Party Shoppe carries party favors, cards, balloons, toys, pranks and more. Don’t forget to stop by the basement during Halloween season for crazy costumes and a mini haunted house!
Mother Goose (87 Main Street, Westhampton Beach 631-998-0538) is a great place to find some unique toys! They are the recipient of the silver award for Best of the Best toy store and carry a fabulous selection of puppets, crafts, train sets and lots of Melissa and Doug educational toys.