Some of the most unique toys, gifts, clothes and books come from small business and independent shops around Indianapolis. Whether you're shopping for presents or clothes, these stores offer up something great for anyone, including customer service. Plus, you may find toys, clothes and children's books you wouldn't have considered in a big box store. Have a local favorite place to shop for children's toys, clothes or books around Indy?
Roman & Leo
Kristy Pepping: Do you have boys? Do you find them hard to shop for? Try Roman & Leo which just focuses on boys' apparel and accessories. It was started by a mom of two boys who wanted a trendy place to buy boys' clothing. After buying for her own kids online, she decided to open her own shop with these brands she found virtually.
Beth Wood: Toodleydoos is a local shop in Franklin that offers shoppers children's toys, games, books, babies' gifts and more! You'll find all kinds of different products at Toodleydoos.
Piper Children's Boutique
Kristy Pepping: Piper Children's Boutique carries all types of clothing from birthday occasion to holiday to everyday wear. Piper also carries shoes and accessories like hats.
Lil Bloomers Children's Boutique
Beth Wood: Lil Bloomers is located on the square in downtown Noblesville. This charming children's boutique offers children's fashion, accessories, small toys, baby items and gifts. Lil Bloomers often hosts special family-friendly events such as tea parties, crafts and special appearances by children's favorite characters.
The Toy Pit
Brittany Kozielski: The Toy Pit specializes in buying, trading and selling toys. You will find both modern and vintage toys at this location. With a wide variety, The Toy Pit is sure to have something for even the adult child! If you are a collector or looking to start a collection, the staff is ready to help guide you in the right direction.
Dawn Denning: Mr Muffin's Trains is a family owned store that carries all the trains your heart would desire! They sell O Gauge trains & can sell and repair MTH Electric Trains, Atlas and Lionel trains, They also sell Lego, Thomas the Train and BigJig trains- so they have trains for all ages and sizes. They just want to share their love of trains. To help spread the love, they host events in their store and around Indiana. If you have a family member- big or small- that loves trains, you have got to stop by and see Mr. & Mrs. Muffin.
Nuture Baby and Child
Kristy Pepping: Nurture Baby and Child has two convenient Indianapolis area stores. They carry clothing for sizes newborn through age 7. They also offer toys like books and puzzles. In addition, they have fun accessories like bags and jewelry.
Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys
Beth Wood: You'll find a wide selection of developmentally appropriate toys and books for all ages at this charming classic toy store. Best of all, complimentary gift wrapping is always available.
House of Z
Beth Wood: House of Z is a children's boutique in Carmel offering fashionable clothing, accessories, small toys and gift items.
Mass Ave Toys
Beth Wood: Mass Ave Toys, an Indianpolis Staple, has something for ALL ages and interests. This eclectic toy store is filled with timeless, fun, quirky and classic toys - you'll have a great time exploring their selection!
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Museum Store
Beth Wood: Located in the famous Children's Museum of Indianapolis, this is not your average gift shop! The Museum Store is filled with imagination-sparking items for families to experiment, explore, and discover together. Stop by to find exciting and unusual educational toys, books, and gifts to take home. Located in the main lobby of the museum - admission to museum is not necessary to shop.
Kids Ink Children's Bookstore
Brittany Kozielski: Kids Ink is a bookstore specializing in books, games, puzzles, and creative-play toys. Kids Ink promotes literacy in children and adolescents through their extensive selection of literature. The store hosts many events including, story hour and author visits.
4 Kids Books & Toys
Beth Wood: 4 Kids Books and Toys is Zionsville's famous bookstore and toy shop. Known for their book selection, toys, expertise and special events.
Ballerinas & Bruisers
Kristy Pepping: Ballerinas & Bruisers sells kid's clothing, organic clothing, books, games, toys and more. They also have featured products that are under $50.
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