Shop Local For Your Holiday Toys This Season


By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

It’s officially December and the Christmas season is upon us. You missed out on Black Friday because you were trying to recover from hosting Thanksgiving.

Now what to do?

You’ve got to start making a list and checking it twice. The kids always come first and you realize the local Toys “R” Us went out of business. You don’t even remember that happening and panic ensues.

Well, I’m here to ease your mind as there is still hope. And with that hope comes local places who carry holiday toys and gift ideas for your kids.

That’s right! There are still local toy stores that carry trending and unique toys for your family this holiday season. Here are a list of local places to support this holiday season and a few you may not have heard the scoop about.

Learning Express Toys

Learning Express Toys is considered your “Neighborhood Toy Store”. They carry some of the hottest toys like YBikes, Beanie Boos and STEM kits. Even the hard to find toys they may carry. Make sure to check them out. The Learning Express is located at 3013 Yamato Road.

Sloan’s Ice Cream

Sloan’s is not just about ice cream. They offer cookies, brownies, and an entire wall of bulk candy. They have funny gag gifts plus there array of whimsical gifts and fluffy plushy stuffed animals and dolls Sloan’s is located at Mizner Park at 329 Plaza Real and on Atlantic Ave. 111 East Atlantic Ave.


This maybe one of the coolest candy stores around, but they also carry unique and trending toys. From LOL surprise dolls to Pusheen (a cat), you’ll find some fun and light hearted gifts that your kids will love. It’Sugar is located at Mizner Park 339 Plaza Real and at 250 East Atlantic Ave.

Postal Sweets

Postal Sweets is a hidden gem that features candy, cards and toys. Make sure to take some time to explore this unique store. You can also ship out any packages for the holidays while you’re there. Postal Sweets is located at 275 NE Spanish River Blvd.

Crave Toys & Gifts Kids & Tweens Boutique

This toy store located in Delray Markteplace may be small inside but mighty in it’s toy selection. Dolls, board games bead making kits and more you’ll find at this location. Crave Toys & Gifts Kids & Tweens Boutique is located at 9169 W. Atlantic Ave Suite #118.