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1. Tugooh Toys

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29 reviews
Tugooh Toys
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1426 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 338-9476

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Jennifer Adams: This store is truly truly wonderful. I love shopping here especially on the weekend with my two daughters. The atmosphere within store is great. There are toys for kids to play with and the selection is good. The prices can be high for some limited items, but they are usually fairly priced. Especially with toys that are hard to find at department stores and are soooo expensive on Amazon.

Pamela Davidson: Poor customer service. Bought a $35 fidget toy and as we walked off the store my child said they didn’t want it. We marched right back and asked to return it and we were refused due to Covid supply chain policy of only exchange or store credit which were not suitable option for us. No understanding and no flexibility. Love supporting little businesses and try to do as often as we can but surely never coming back right to this one.

James Bernard: Crooks. Toys were $37.17 and they charged the card for $377.17 instead. Good thing we caught it. We thought it was a mistake until we looked at the reviews about the owner ripping off customers and employees. Unfortunately we had a similar experience. I don't like leaving bad reviews but people should be warned of crooked practices.
Response: Hi James, this was an honest mistake. It was simply an error in the credit card machine input as I’m sure you can tell. We’ve been in business for 14 years and rarely ever make mistakes and we immediately corrected the issue in store. Therefore, your attempted defamation of our business online is quite deplorable. I can’t imagine how you would feel if your reputation was falsely compromised.

Adriana Laticia: I just left the store.. and it seems like the ladies at the register are super nice to white customers only.. I’m latina, and the way they said, “have a great day” to every other customer after they left was nice.. but I didnt get that. I also asked for a blue gift bag and it seems like the lady wrapping my present wanted me to grab the blue gift bag myself, even though it was behind the counter..
Response: As you may know, this weekend is a market weekend in Georgetown meaning the store is exceptionally busy. Our employees try their absolute best to be courteous and friendly to everyone in the store, but you must remember, we are all human just like yourself. Someone may have forgotten to tell you “have a great day,” but that in no way means we are discriminating against you. Regarding the bag, again, we were very busy assisting all customers, including yourself, yesterday and in no way were asking you to help yourself. Ultimately, this is a black owned and very racially conscious business which takes great care in verifying our employees share our positive values. Therefore, this claim is very sad to hear. However, we would love to right this experience in any way we can so please contact the store owner at 202-714-4748, and we can hopefully resolve this.

Alice Dimton: Very cute and friendly store. Stopped by to find a present and the employee was very helpful with providing suggestions and explanations.

Lexington Pierce: This store is lovely during the holidays. The Christmas music, vast selection of toys, and location can’t be beaten. A must visit on any trip through Georgetown!

Nesa Amarlooi: It's really a shame that I have to leave this review because I'd much rather support a small, local business, especially if it is black-owned. But to be honest I can't see myself returning to this store again. The person working when I went in with my two kids wasn't the friendliest but what really annoyed me is the insane markup. I get that as a small business, you have to do this to an extent in order to maintain your physical presence, but to charge more than double for something is manipulative to both kids and parents. Sadly I won't be returning to this seemingly charming little store.

J B: If you want to pay double, literally DOUBLE the price for toys, then shop here. I bought a Monopoly Game yesterday for $34 and realized when I got home that the exact same game was $17 on Target. Same with the LOL doll - $24 at this store and $12 at Target. This is unacceptable price gouging and shady business behavior. Even if you have to pay a Georgetown rents, that shouldn’t give you the right to manipulate parents and kids to the tune of doubling prices! I usually go to Sullivan’s and went here specifically to try to support a small business, but will never go back. If you want to support local, Sullivan’s is a much better option - polite staff, better selection, and much more reasonable prices.

Catie Revi: Was excited to shop here and support a black owned business, as a black family, only to be disappointed at the extreme mark up in prices. Ended up buy a stuffed animal for 136$ for our toddler that we later found on Amazon for 20$, along with other way overpriced toys. On top of that, store was a little dusty. Won’t be shopping here again.

Ayanna Miller: Owner Grace is a crook & unethical. Don’t shop here. I use to work here when I was a college student at Howard University in 2014-2015. I was a key holder for Grace and worked so hard because I was happy to support a small and Black owned business. Tugooh toys wasn’t doing so great and instead of admitting that she couldn’t afford to pay me anymore, Grace created a whole story and accused me of stealing money from the register. I asked for countless proof of this allegation, and Grace wouldn’t give it to me. She said if she did she would report it to the police (give the police the evidence and not show me) and I wouldn’t get my last pay check until after an investigation. I told her cool, do that then. Instead, she created further lies and tried to convince me to take my last pay check and go our separate ways (I was heading home for the summer). I never got that last paycheck, she never showed any proof of me stealing (there wasn’t any) and Grace essentially stole over $600 in wages from me. Don’t shop here, she’s also very anti-Black American as she is not from here and has made countless racist remarks against the Black American community. She did the same thing to another employee (lied about catching them stealing and then fired them) instead of just admitting that her business was slow and she had to lay us off.

2. Fairy Godmother-Childrens Books & Toys

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26 reviews
Fairy Godmother-Childrens Books & Toys
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 319 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 547-5474

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Clement: Very nice store. We found some cute gifts for a baby shower. The lady was super nice to wait for us before they closed.

Kumari Robinson: Great selection of toys and books for a wide age range of kids. Super cute store.

Pete Price: Really enjoyed the small, but curated selection of toys/activities/books ranging in all ages. Found the owner very helpful on picking out obscure games, but happily purchased because of their long standing popularity! Wonderful place to go.

Bette Maun: They have been at Eastern Market for a long time. A little expensive but worth the money. Most toys are handmade or come from Switzerland. Great puzzles to figure out. Lots of cute little book's and toys. It should be called the ( SHOP FOR CHILD WHO HAS EVERYTHING OR STORE FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE HIGH IQ'S.

Nessa Clarke: She loves collectible little Japanese charm toy keychains. She loves the quirky. The obscure. The modern. She would go crazy in this store - admiring all of the items - which so genius-ly fuse art, humor and play together.

JH Monsen: The proprietor is lovely and knows a lot about books. Although the shop is modest in size, I'll argue you're bound to find something for any age. A gem of a store!

isa: Very cute place! Good for finding books or toys. The woman is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Ella D: An amazing place. I've been going there since I was a little kid! The employees are so nice. However, I don't go there a lot because it's kind of expensive.

Andrew Pitts: What a great store with knowledgeable staff. Great books for any aged child!

Demisha Kerns: It has great educational books and some great toys as well.

3. Child's Play Toys & Books

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262 reviews
Child's Play Toys & Books
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer service
4.8

Address: 5536 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 244-3602

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Scott Selliers: While in town for my wife’s work, my son and I have been out exploring the city. We have never been much for buying tchotchkes as souvenirs, yet few things can bring back the memories of travel like a material thing found along the way. After visiting the gift shop at the National Aquarium in Baltimore and seeing the crummy toy offerings, I told my son we’d find a real toy store - and Child’s Play Toys & Books is definitely that! We were greeted and assisted by passionate toy aficionados - professional retailers. Take your time when you visit this store - there’s a ton to see. Now my son has a quality toy that will bring back memories of our DC trip. We also had a puzzle gift wrapped for free at the counter as a gift for my father-in-law for watching our animals - this was the perfect store for us today! (You know you’re dealing with a serious store when they have an entire shelf dedicated to the best board game ever made - Catan!)
Response: You made our day! Thank you so much for visiting! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to town.

Martin Lucero: What an awesome story, great toys and games for people of all ages. The store is far bigger than you might first realize and they are incredibly well stocked. The staff are passionate and helpful. They were able to discuss Legos in detail with my seven year old son and help me find the perfect board game based on my vague requirements. On top of all that, the prices are very reasonable.

beyondTabu: Lots of options. Shelves were sparse which is expected as it’s Christmas time. Staff were friendly and helpful. They have wrapping at the back of the store for purchases.
Response: We've been hit by the supply chain issues, too, unfortunately. Thank you for the kind words!

Christabelle Cruz: The best toy and gift store ever! I’ve come here multiple times and every time, a worker asks if they can help. I tell them the ages of the children I’m shopping for as well as the interests, and they always direct me to the perfect options and gift. They are super knowledgeable and helpful! Always a positive and happy shopping experience at Child’s Play!
Response: Yay! We're so glad you've had great experiences. We appreciate your business and your kind words!

Walt Nicholson: This is one of the best toy stores I’ve come across in years. If you have a child who needs a toy - it’s here. All ages, abilities and interests. Lots of fun educational toys as well as sheer joy. Big Lego section, model rockets and tons for little ones. The staff were super friendly and made perfect recommendations. Will definitely be back for birthday presents to come!
Response: Yay! Thanks for the kind words!

Lisa Lavelle: This is the best toy store ever! Love the helpful staff, they always have great recommendations and they are incredibly knowledgeable about the products. Wonderful selection of toys, games, and books.
Response: Thank you so much, Lisa! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Leif Engler: Amazing place to buy toys, especially legos and figurines. There is also a small book area in the back aswell. Would recommend.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

PauloMichelle Dorsey: This place is amazing, my son has been busy in an adventure of a lifetime. You may not have Toys R Us, (RIP) but you can bet the adventure awaits you here. The pictures is just a point of the mass of toys. There's parking in the back and the front. Food and Starbucks next door. The employees are Soo helpful with joy.
Response: Thanks for stopping in & for your kind words. You made our day!

Martha Coe: Best toy shop in the district. You can always find something good for a present.
Response: Thank you, Martha! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Christina Valentiner: This place is magical. I want to buy everything for my kid but I dont- they have a huge selection and the staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgable.
Response: Thank you, Christina! We appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review!

4. Kinder Haus Toys

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66 reviews
Kinder Haus Toys
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1220 N Fillmore St, Arlington, VA 22201

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 527-5929

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beyondTabu: Great little store that has a bunch of different toys.Passed through here on a recommendation from a friend and got a couple toys as presents.They do gift wrapping too

Hessa Jasem: We missed our favorite store during covid-19 surprisingly they stay the best option as they offers curb side pickup. Great customer service they've helped pick a gift through phone and new books for my toddler girl. Extremely happy.

Arn: What I love most about Kinder Haus is that there just isn’t any other toy store like it anymore. No Target or other big retailer can compete with the feel of this place. They have an expansive selection of toys and books (a lot of really good Usborne books that we haven’t found elsewhere). Our kids also love going there to play with the train set and the little store. Before the pandemic they ran a lot of great events too and the staff is really friendly!

Ryan: They were out of stock of quite a few toys. Also, it's over 2 years since the pandemic and you're still requiring masks? The indoor mask mandate in VA was dropped months ago.

Ali Bennett: I had a great experience shopping at Kinder Haus Toys for the first time last week! They have a large selection of toys, well organized throughout the store and even offer complimentary gift wrapping. I will definitely be returning!

Mia McAuley: Great store. Helpful and nice staff. When I bought a small book they wrapped it up with paper and bow for free. There are some Disney products but not as comprehensive as Disney stores' (obviously). The selection of toys and baby/children care items is top notch, for exmpl: the washable markers are made by the fancy German brand I get at Blick Art Store in DC. The selection is cute, good quality, well designed, and they stock local products like a Caps beanie baby and face masks. 💯

Kerry Carlson: Such a cute space! They have so many great toys, books, puzzles, and apparel for kids.

Siddharth Gore: Awesome toy store! Brings out the inner-kid :) Customer services was amazing too - they wrap gifts if you buy something there.

Oliver Sherouse: A lovely little shop with an excellent selection of gifts and high-quality toys covering a variety of ages. We always find something neat when we come in here, and something else we can't want to get until the kid's a little bit older.

Becky Bowman: Really lovely customer service! I called to order a Mother's Day present, to be shipped (since we're staying home right now). I received photos of the wrapped package and gift note via text message, as well as the UPS tracking number. Everything arrived in time and in great shape. Thank you so much!

5. Fair Day's Play

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45 reviews
Fair Day's Play
Location
4.6
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 7050 Carroll Ave #102, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 270-4999

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Beast_A_Tron: The store feels like home and treats you well. The owner down to the employees are very nice and will help when needed. Would recommend, hoping for the day to buy from them online.

Sanford Anopolsky: I had the most amazing experience with fair days play. My wife and I were looking for a hard to find game that we learned is no longer in print. I called the store and they immediately knew about it. For perspective, I had called six other toy stores in the Washington DC area and only one other had heard of it. The owner of fair days play offered to look in her storage shed to see if she could find one for me.She said it might take a while and she would call me back, which she did the very next day. Believe it or not she had one and found it! I was so excited but our plans were to leave town and I wasn’t able to get it from her store when she opened. That’s when the most extraordinary thing occurred. She offered to meet me at a highway exit near her store and sell me the game in a parking lot. I was pleasantly surprised that she offered to do this and no this could never happen and the other kind of store, other than a sole proprietor ship with an owner that cares. This is the kind of service and interest you only get from someone who loves what they do. It’s sort of reminds me of what you might see on a TV commercial but we all cynically dismiss it as father. But this store totally helped me. I will always go to the store first for my game needs and recommend that if you have something hard to find or just main stream, this owner cares about games and her customers and it’s worth going to. We need more stores like this

Darla Benton: Great toys. Wonderful staff!I would recommend it to any that was looking for the perfect gift!

Linda Kolko: Wonderful selection of toys for all ages. You can set up appointments or come by and she will meet you outside to look at toys. Just let her know what you want. All fair trade or union made. No discounted junk.

Felton Woodson-Armstrong III: Very intimate environment with a lot of cool toys, board games, and books you won’t be able to find at big name stores. The owner is a very nice lady and is very knowledgeable about every product in her store. 11/10 would recommend!
Response: Thank you for your kind review. We take great care and time to build this store for the community. And, it matters that we reach people through our games and toys and smiles in a meaningful way!

Laura Miller Craig: Great, quirky, independent toy and game store. They have the beautiful, high-end board games like Catan, ticket to ride, and tokaido. Made-in-America dress up clothes worthy of handing down. Wooden baby toys, science kits, puzzles, Arts n crafts, puppets and stuffed animals. Magic cards, Pokémon, dice, you name it! Its kind of amazing how much is under one small roof! The owner is super knowledgeable about age appropriate toys and what’s the latest craze, which is great for selecting birthday presents. Highly recommend- hope this is one place that can survive the big-box store competition.

Betty Thompson: This small shop is crammed with wonderful toys and books, and the owner is a superb guide who knows her inventory extremely well and gives great advice about current favorites, tried-and-true, and best matches for your favorite kids’ ages and interests. It’s like an overflowing treasure chest of toys, games, and books, at all price points – the special strategy games that my older grandkids have heard of, the simple toys that fit my two-year-old grandchild, cuddly creatures for new babies, hula hoops and jump ropes and so many classic toys, the surprise small new things (LED party balloons? Yup, and I bought them as stocking-stuffers!) -- really everything I’ve ever wanted is in there, and there is no more patient guide than the owner. She is also a wonderful collaborator when I come in with a child; if a child clearly wants something and I whisper a request, the owner will whisk it behind the counter and help me pay and smuggle it out without the child knowing – which isn’t really hard because children always find something fun here to distract their attention. I also love knowing I can trust these playthings. Today I bought some well-made plastic farm animals (plus more exotic ones I couldn’t resist) and I am very grateful that I don’t need to wonder if they were made with toxic paints; the owner wouldn’t stock them in that case. Because of the personal attention, this isn’t a store for rushing: instead, it’s a store to love year after year after year. I always smile going in, and smile even more going out with special gifts.

Josh Massey: Friendly and patient staff. The owner knows all of the games and toys really well. She provided me with a great recommendation for a birthday party and even sold me on a game that we play often and love. There is something here for everyone - bring out your inner child and go visit.

Solar Berg: forget the big stores! this is an excellent family-owned independent toy store. our family loves it here. one warning... it's so much fun, it's hard to get the kiddies out the store after you've purchased your items. great spot!

Elizabeth Rosenberg: Always my favorite place to go for toys! They have educational games, toys, and books as well as puzzles! The staff is always very welcoming and helpful. I love shopping here!

6. One Two Kangaroo Toys

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55 reviews
One Two Kangaroo Toys
Location
4.7
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.7
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.7

Address: 4022 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 845-9099

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Daniel Stuart Holmes: They have great toys that my kids love. A lot of the toys here are ones that are not sold in the larger “big box” retailers. Charlie (the owner) is a fantastic person and is always incredibly helpful and knowledgeable.

alex stevens: The store is small and does not stand out among the numerous restaurants and shops of Shirlington and it only has a few rooms but it is literally packed floor to ceiling with toys for all ages. The shop clerk was passionate and happy to go thru the stores wares to help me find the right toy for my nephews fist birthday. The selection is excellent with a wide variety of toys that range from the toy sets and vehicles to puzzles that start from a few months thru toddlers and older. The store offers gift wrapping as a service and it is wonderful to walk out with a toy freshly wrapped after browsing thru their selection. I have made it a point to tell my family about this store and i will happily make this my first choice to shop at in the future.

Lindsey: I visit this toy shop about 10x a year. When you walk in, it’s like you’ve entered a place of pure joy——like when the Beast shows Belle the library. That kind of joy. They have something for kids of all ages starting at newborn (I like the 1,000 piece puzzles and board games). The owners are great at providing suggestions based on a child’s age and even personality. On more than one occasion I needed to stick to a budget, so the owner helped me find the perfect gifts and stay within that budget. These are not gifts you can find in your local retail store. They are quality gifts, and because of that + small business, they can be pricey, so keep that in mind as you explore the shop. A must visit when in Shirlington.

Melanie Frost: Delightful! I can't remember the last time I was in a store that sparked actual delight. It is so fun to be in a toy store with an owner that cares so much and thoughtfully picks out each toy and book. I recognized many of the premier brands (Hape, Haba, Magna-tiles, etc) that make toys my kids use over and over. I got several personalized recommendations for birthday presents from the owner's sister who was watching the store. The prices are fair and they do have toys at all price levels. For me, if there was any little extra it was worth it for the vanishing experience of joy and expert assistance, along with knowing I am supporting a local business that was hurt badly in the pandemic. Worth the trip!

Rachel Sloan: Wonderful little store, found everything I needed for my friends’ new babies! The lady who helped me made some good recommendations and was very helpful.

Frances Ding: This place is amazing! It is a small store but there is an incredible selection since they restock daily. The owner is very knowledgeable about all his products - and children and their development. He told us his philosophy is to stock toys that all have some educational or developmental component. I really appreciate his curated selection, especially since it is overwhelming to pick good quality toys now. Overall, will definitely be coming back, and feel lucky to have stumbled across this gem of a store!

Kathleen Lewis: This store is my absolute favorite children's store. I've been going there for years and always leave happy that I stopped in. The owner, Charlie, is the kindest, most helpful man. The selection of toys are high-quality and well curated. Whether you're shopping for your own children or have no idea what to get for a friend's child or relative, please go support this local, small business. Charlie will point you in the right direction but with no pressure or upselling. If you're not already convinced, there's also free and adorable gift wrapping!

Nathan W: Great store, fantastic selection of high quality toys. I bought a gift for a friend’s child, and the owner even wrapped it for me. With stores reopening now to a slightly different world, now is your chance to support and preserve small businesses - and to say no to Amazon and big box stores!

Camille Galdes: This is the greatest toy store in the area--extremely wide selection of well curated, high-quality toys from all over the world. The owner is so knowledgeable and kind and helpful everyone who comes in find the appropriate gift or toy for their little one. I'm trying to find a way to get at least a gift certificate for this store during the COVID19 crisis because nothing would make be sadder than if our favorite toy store closed.

Lisa Delmonico: This toy store is a gem. It is tiny and filled floor to ceiling with nothing but fabulous high quality toys and games. We have shopped there for years. The owner is a kindly man who knows his toys and games as well as children and parents. Our kids are older now but he still has great games and puzzles for them and us. You receive very personalized attention here from someone who knows. Although I love amazon as much as the next person, shopping here is a wonderful experience and worth the trip!

7. Barstons Child's Play

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58 reviews
Barstons Child's Play
Location
4.5
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 4510 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 522-1022

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Gia Bankanella: Excellent toy store! Filled with all the favorites for everyone. Mostly kids toys, but has some awesome Legos and games that are for good for adults too. We'll definitely be back soon!

M.E. Francis: Fantastic store! Came in here as a last resort thinking they probably wouldn't have any "serious" board games and was greatly surprised! Not only did they have a great selection of popular euro games, but the owner was incredibly helpful and detailed in her recommendations!

Nesa Amarlooi: This is one of the best toy stores in the area and I'm so happy I found it. They have a massive selection of really unique toys and carry a lot of the European brands my kids and I love and there doesn't seem to be a big markup at all. The lower level has an AWESOME book section with some truly beautiful books. I could spend hours in this store. If you need to find a unique, and thoughtful gift for a kid of any age, this is the place to go. The staff was very friendly and not pushy at all which was great. I'm also happy to see that they are enforcing the mask mandates which makes me feel much better about taking my kids here. So happy I don't have to go to Target for kid's stuff anymore! Will gladly continue to support this wonderful little local shop!

Sebastian Olmsted: While gift shopping for toys this Christmas, Child’s Play was a nearby convenient store with a good variety of toys and books for kids. It was obviously busy around the holidays and things were fairly disorganized. The workers I encountered were trying their hardest and were very helpful and kind, but I couldn’t help but feel that the management was completely off. Service was pretty bad simply because it seemed that workers had far too much on their hands, all the while their manager or boss was absolutely nowhere to be found. I had talked to one of the workers as well, who told me that they were completely overwhelmed. As someone who works for a small business, this management is terrible and the work environment for these employees seems unsupportive and generally chaotic.

Lil Waffle: I liked it a lot, however, workers were scattered across the store. It would be a lot easier if they just stayed put at the register.

Auggie Flentje: the staff here can help you find most any gift for any child. great selection of games and they seem to always have the hot items in stock. a great local toy store and broad selection of books. they wrap for you!

R: Nice toy store. The staff is friendly and help and the ship offers a wide selection of toys, books, stuffed animals, etc.

Michael Cieslak: This is a great place to buy toys for kids. The staff is very knowledgeable and you don't get service like this the mass toy stores, such as toys r us, which is why places like that one kind of business. We need more places like child's play.

David Feuer: The book selection is excellent. The toy selection is a bit more hit-or-miss. Some popular categories (like Lego) have good selections. Activity kits seemed fairly blah.

Ronald Huskey: Very knowledgable staff for kids toys and games. They will even wrap your gift for you at the store free of charge. We love going to this store for birthday gifts and Christmas gifts.

8. Monarch Novelty Co

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11 reviews
Monarch Novelty Co
Location
3.9
Prices
3.8
Product Quality
3.8
Establishment
3.8
Customer service
3.8

Address: 1331 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 462-5533

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Jim Plante: This app is rediculous! I've never set foot in the establishment. I've probably walked past a few times. Hey Google, how figuring how to fix this app so it stops asking me to review businesses I never visited. Better yet, how about allowing a user to opt out of this part of the Maps app. P.S.: I gave it one star because the app insited I rate the business before allowing me to post this. I have no idea if the business rates one star, five stars or none at all.

alice lloyd: Delightfully brigadoonish, truly no place like it — so glad he’s still in business!! Wonderful assortment of vintage party favor bric-a-brac and (my favorite) old political swag

Michell W: The value for money you'll get when you avail of the services of the people here is amazing. You don't have to spend too much. Everything fits the budget.

Clark Matthews: Very strange old place!

9. Child's Play Toys and Books

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71 reviews
Child's Play Toys and Books
Location
4.6
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.6

Address: 1382 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22101

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 448-3444

Guy: Toy store


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Brandy Ly: Visited with my sister and cousin a few weeks ago and enjoyed the selection of books they carried. Not a fan of the employee following us around without saying a single word. From my experience if you think someone is suspicious you still greet and engage them normally. But the employee would show up right behind us as we browsed the entire store. Make direct eye contact with us, so clearly not another guest. We still purchased a puzzle, books, and bath toys for my baby niece. Last page of the book was torn but our bad for not checking. Although I have a feeling we'd look even more "sneaky" for inspecting the book. I'd still like to visit again since I collect calico critters and some other brands they carry. Hopefully I'm treated normally next time. Not asking for anything above and beyond. Please keep in mind; just because we aren't children and don't look like parents does not mean we have no business being in your store.

O L: Appears to be an independent toy store?!?! Diverse toy selection with very helpful staff Lady was so nice in trying to help me figure out what to get kids I did not know well The even offer gift-wrapping which is a plus Wasn’t as neat and tidy as I would do at home but it was good enough for convenience…

Mary Wolff: This place is amazing for infants and kids of any age... including kids at heart. Both the toy and book collections are out of this world 🌎! What a gem 💎! 💖

Steve Quartell: Great customer service to grown up and child shoppers a like. Staff helped me navigate my nieces' wishlists and Liz had great book recommendations and worked with me til close until I had what I needed. Fantastic experience.

Matthew Henry: Love this place. We are older in life, have a ton of neices and nephews and aren't up on all the latest. Walking into this place you are immediately greated by how can I help you. We tell the ages and interests and we walk away the holiday and birthday heros.

James Thomas: Anti vaccine store that doesn’t believe in the sound science of vaccinations. This store has traditionally had a very small selection, poorly trained staff, and high prices. Take your money and your children to another toy store like Doodlehopper.

Richard Sexton: They would not let my 15 month into store without a mask. No signs or notices of not allowing people under two in without a mask and drove from dc to get here. I was wearing a mask and wanted to pick out at toy for our son. Not sure how this store has stricter requirements than anywhere else for kids under 2. Must have a epidemiologist on staff. This is ridiculous. Where do you draw lines here. Do service dogs need to wear masks or new born babies or let’s require hazmat suits...with oxygen tanks? Funny how airports can figure out how to let children under 2 not wear masks but this small “toy store” is completely flabbergasted by the idea. Will never support this store in future!!!

Taylor Mantzke: Big name brands but also more niche things, very cool, high quality stuff. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

Elizabeth Christy: This is my children’s favorite place to go in the world! They have a huge selection, including a massive section of books— much larger than toys r us did. Quality, interesting, fun toys with great play value! Tons of LEGO and everything else you’d expect as well.

Mike Machtinger: This is a great local toy store. The best thing about, and this is huge, is that they wrap anything you buy for free. At nearly every children's birthday party in McLean, you will see their gift wrap. This is reason enough to shop here. As a bonus, they have great a selection of popular and unique toys, and prices within a couple dollars of the big box stores (that will not wrap for you!!)

10. Doodlehopper 4 Kids

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Doodlehopper 4 Kids
Location
4.7
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.7
Customer service
4.7

Address: 234 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 241-2262

Guy: Toy store


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Elizabeth Christy: This is the only toy story we go to. It is large, but not so much that you would get lost. And it has an incredible variety which books is on creativity and pretend play, as opposed to low play value toys and collectibles. Most of my children's most beloved and well used toys were purchased here. The gift wrapping service is great, the stuffed animal section has only the best quality and an incredible variety. And everything feels like you are hugging a cloud! The arts and crafts section could rival Michaels. Love it. We come here on our falls Church day trips. It is near the green, a traditional ice cream shop, and a coffee shop. The kids love walking in Old Town, and when they see the toy store... they run!

Trinity S.: Not many stores like this left! Yes, I am an adult.. and I shop here... For myself. Absolutely no shame! Very friendly staff and something new and different no matter what direction you turn. This store is PACKED with awesome toys. From squishmallows to Lego.
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Azaline Adkison: Genuinely love this store so much and am so happy that it is a part of our community! They have so many unique items and are constantly rotating stock. I first ran into them when looking for a gift for my 11-year-old nephew, who is virtually impossible to shop for. I managed to find a Rubiks cube he had never even heard of before, as well as a lot of really special small items for him and his siblings. It is now my regular place for kids gifts, puzzles, family-friendly board games, and especially Squishmallows! The employees here have so much patience and are so enthusiastic about this shop and the folks that come through.
Response: We love being a neighborhood toy store and serving the community. We actually do love what we do! Thanks for your kind words.

Bryar Welton: A large selection! There are many treasures in here. The prices are reasonable and selection is pretty vast. There are items in their supply that are often difficult to find at other stores. A good choicefor quality options. The store arrangement makes sense. Parking available behind the store. I will return to it to purchase morefor my niece
Response: Thank you for dropping by and taking your time to post your kind comments! Hope to see you soon.

DHP: Cute store! Stopped in to buy my 2yo niece a gift (which she loved!). Didn't have time to truly explore, so I'll definitely be back to support a local business!

Justin Alexander: A wide range of children's clothing and toys, used to be a great place to find Madame Alexander dolls, cute gift items, things for baby showers. Great staff, nice location, plenty of parking

M K: Amazing selection for every age, and the sales associates were EXTREMELY helpful!!! Could not recommend enough, I wish I was buying toys more often.

Ken Healy: My daughter loves this place. They have the friendliest staff, wall-to-wall toys, and it's always amazed me how well-organized they are able to keep the store, considering the amount of merchandise packed into such a small space. I would think kids would always be wrecking the place. Maybe this speaks to the respect the community has for this little gem of a business. My daughter and I always go in just to browse all the latest stuff, and I never fail to spoil her by succumbing to the urge to put a smile on her face and show my support for one of my favorite local businesses. It's an absolute must on your list of shopping stops in Falls Church. They even have a restroom, and a parking lot is located behind the store.
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Felicia Adkins: What a great small business! Love this toy store. We used to shop at the one in Springfield before they closed. Drove over here to falls church to get some Christmas toys for my grandson. What a great selection of quality toys for small people! Very friendly and helpful staff as well. There is something new everywhere you look! Look up on the top shelves surrounding the store too! They pack a lot of great things in a small space!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and loyalty. We truly appreciate your business.

Luke Hendrixson: My wife and son have visited this store several times. There are always several toys pulled off the shelf my by son which makes only buying one a challenge. Prices are higher than online stores but well worth it to see how happy my kid I walking out of the store with his new toy. We recommend this retailer for anyone that wants to see the joy of a kid in a toy store.
Response: Thank you for your kind comments. It's a pleasure serving you and your family. Hope to see you soon.

11. Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond

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9 reviews
Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss Of The Beyond
Location
4.3
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4.2
Establishment
4.2
Customer service
4.2

Address: 3428 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 363-4797

Guy: Toy store


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Thomas Tesoriero: The best collection of unique cards and a great assortment of small gifts and (yes) plush animals for kids. And a few other interesting small gift options. Really a lovely and wonderful NEIGHBORHOOD store.

Ryan Gerecht: Cute store but Shockingly rude and disrespectful staff. Absolutely not kid friendly. Love shopping locally but would never go back in this store.

Christina Wycoff: 3 stars for sheer variety and quantity of items and friendly service. It is a bit of a treasure hunt though with the way the store is laid out and displays are a bit cluttered. Found some unique items though. Also sells second hand items. Near several other kids' stores so this is an easy stop among others along the same theme.

Stephanie E Walker: Great cards, calendars, a variety of stationary, mugs, incense, candles, jewelry, wrapping paper, toys for children to adult, some books and much more. Great atmosphere.....

lydia pesant: Suprabha, the owner, is one of the most pleasant and kind in DC area.Store is a lovely and peaceful place, with nice selection of gifts and cards.

Miriam Elise: Really lovely store! Definitely will return - suggest holidays shopping here.

Paula Suarez-Buitron: Great place to find a gift for all ages and beautiful cards

d k: A cute place, with a lot of interesting nicnacks.

12. Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

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Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
Location
4.8
Prices
4.9
Product Quality
4.8
Establishment
4.8
Customer service
4.8

Address: 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 544-1059

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Martin Lucero: Amazing selection and passionate, knowledgeable staff. Great place to try new games and meet other gamers! Great venue for parties too.
Response: Thanks. We are so happy that parties are back!

Danira Ortiz: Friendly staff. The store is very organized. They have a ton of stuff yet it doesn’t feel crowded. They do have signs but they are small and blend in. I wish they were more visible.
Response: Thanks. We are currently contemplating new signage so your feedback is appreciated. :)

Elizabeth Tate: The Thursday night board game nights are a ton of fun, and this board game shop has some seriously helpful staff. Don’t know how to play a game or you need a specific game? These people will show you the ropes! Awesome shop, now making it part of my weekly routine to come and hang out 💯
Response: Thanks so much for the review. We love everyone who plays games with us. :)

Nicole Woodworth: Absolutely amazing game store! The best one in DC!!! Everything is organized and easy to find, very reasonable prices, wide variety of board games, tabletop role playing games, Magic cards, Pokémon Cards, and more!!! The whole staff was extremely friendly despite being busy and took time to answer any questions we had. 10/10 highly recommend!!!

Daniel Hudson: Incredibly helpful staff, great selection, and competitive prices. They give a ton back to the community and run events for local youth. Best game store in the area. Check it out on Thursday nights for game night. Learn a new game and make a nee friend. Well worth the trip!
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We always try to give back. It's very important to us.

Declan Glueck: This was an awesome stop! Great selection of games, knowledgeable staff, and really cute space overall. I left with a new board game, and look forward to trying out their board game night next Thursday.
Response: Aw, thanks so much. We hope you were able to make it to board game night. Please visit again soon.

Drew Carlisle: Really helpful staff that can always give suggestions appropriate to what you're looking for, a great selection of games and puzzles, and they have a dedicated section for kids. Would recommend and will return. Ask about their loyalty program and you can also browse their online store to have them pull your selections ahead of your arrival if you're not wanting to just come in and browse. Buy local :)
Response: Thanks so much! We love helping, and fully support buying small and local!

Edward Habib: Labyrinth is one of my favorite local businesses. They have a great selection, very friendly and well-informed staff, and the prices are generally on par with those on Amazon. Labyrinth also hosts great used game sales, giveaways, and community events. Every visit to Labyrinth is wonderful.
Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. We really appreciate you.

Brandy Clements: The BEST store for puzzles, games, etc!!! Seriously me and my husband went shopping for ourselves, our 2 year old, and 6 year old and we ended up spending an hour just looking around (we bought way too much stuff too lol) the staff was SO sweet and knowledgeable. I overheard many conversations with other customers "I have an 11 year old girl who likes X, Y and Z what would you recommend?" And they knew exactly what to do and say. Well def be back as soon as we come back to DC!!
Response: Thanks so much. We hope to see you again soon. Recommendations are our staff's favorite game. :)

Rebecca Strang: I'm in town for a conference and love to check out game shops when I travel. Labyrinth did not disappoint! Super friendly and helpful staff, lovely selection of board games (love how they are organized, too), and I loooooved the selection of indie RPGs!! Oh, and I appreciate that masks are required! Will definitely visit whenever I'm in DC.
Response: It was nice meeting you! Whenever y'all are back in DC, let us know. We'd love to play games!!!

13. The LEGO® Store Fashion Centre

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361 reviews
The LEGO® Store Fashion Centre
Location
4.6
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.7
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.6

Address: Space 0G07B, 1100 S Hayes St, Arlington, VA 22202

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 413-5039

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Steve Richard: I bought a little Lego charm bracelet with my six-year-old daughter. When we were walking around the mall, one of the charms fell off. We went back and asked if we could buy a replacement. Kim and Leslie were so kind. They took one out of a display and gave it to us for free. What an incredible customer experience. They made my daughter so happy. Give those two a raise!
Response: Hi Steve! Providing a brick-tastic experience for every visitor is extremely important to us, so we're really pleased to hear about your visit and about Kim and Leslie's service! We hope to see you and your daughter again soon, but until then, happy building! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

Sean Westgate: If you love Lego you'll love this place. LEGO's so crazy expensive these days that it's hard to justify buying them, but my kids love them. And the store was very good. I liked the staff very much.

Elahe Javadi: Nice selection, helpful staff. A young lady named Kim helped us today...she was very friendly & knowledgeable! The store has good promotions for VIP members.

Brandon: Visited that place a few weeks ago and brought two new City sets (the mobile crane and the beach lifeguard tower). Shoutout to the genius herself, Alex! She was on point and very eager to help! She is also pretty fun to talk to about anything involving Lego. That is why she is my favorite person there and I hope to see her in the store more often. It wouldn't be the same without her.

Kevin Brothers: They have great salespeople here. It is really hard to leave the store without buying anything. They are passionate about what they do.

Christina Prather: Really disappointed to see posted store hours not upheld. Came at 8pm to find the store closed despite being listed as open til 9pm. Make sure you call before you drive here and waste your time and have to pay for parking!

LeAnne Wheeler: The staff was friendly and showed a willingness to help my husband find an appropriate lego set for our 3 yr old. The store was not overly crowded and the registers were open; eliminating a long wait.

Robert Ilijason: Small but great Lego store with a good assortment of kits. I especially like that you can buy mini figs in piecemeal.

Abir Chowdhury: If you ever forget what your childhood was like! Drop by ! From star wars to pirate ships to an open sandbox to create anything and everything ! I wish I can just get lost here with my imagination unleashed. Let your inner child roam free !!!

Jacob Wernicke: The most attentive lego store staff I have ever experienced working with. Always a happy demeanor.
Response: Hi Jacob, thanks for your visit to our store and for letting us know about the attentive customer service! We hope you'll stop by again soon to check out our ever-changing selection of sets and building toys! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

14. Bombini Co.

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1 reviews
Bombini Co.
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Thu

Guy: Furniture maker


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15. Anglo Dutch Pools & Toys

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70 reviews
Anglo Dutch Pools & Toys
Location
4.5
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.5
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 5460 Westbard Ave, Bethesda, MD 20816

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 951-0636

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Eleni Tsakonas: I’m very glad for the purchase I made. It arrived so perfect with tags. Support small business's, I would recommend 10/10
Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it, as well as your patronage! Hope you have a great day, and thank you again for supporting our small business :)!

travelswithadiplomat: Just when you think you've seen every toy they've got you find a tiny crevice or shelf with something else. It's like a Toys R Us but crammed into a space a tenth of the size. Which makes it cool. The only thing I'd ask them to improve is their birthday card selection. After all, toys are usually gifts and you want the whole package in one visit...

Julia Adams: This place has a great variety of toys, games, activities for children, young adults and dare I say Adults too! Some of the inventory is get old so occasionally you get a set where most of the markers don't work. They could really use a sale to get rid of the old inventory but I've never seen a sale there like that. Sometimes they have so much inventory boxes are stacked up in the aisles.My kids beg to go to this store even just to look it's pretty fun. They have Hard to find brands in kids toys. The price for Ooly, Djeco, Klutz products are the same as you'd get online and it's a local business. Immediate gratification sand a benefit to the community, what's not to love? This is the best place to go for children's birthday party gifts. They have party supplies too. Incidentally they also have pool cleaning supplies and equipment.

Hyunghee Chun: I really admire this shop and enjoy shopping here. I had the opportunity to meet Francesca and she was nothing but kind. I can tell she sincerely cares about the customers and children. I have also ordered from their online website before and the transactions are always smooth. They really go the extra mile for their customers and it is greatly appreciated.

Melissa Lopez: Absolutely love them!! I ordered a mystery box on the website, all the way from California! My squish were well packaged and arrived safely. I will definitely be buying again from them!

Harold Vander Molen: Very nice store. Was impressed with the unusually wide variety of toys, especially those with an educational aspect. Will definitely shop there again.

Callan G: I ordered the 8" mystery box and they shipped it across the country for me!! I love the squishmallows I got in the mystery box and they were wrapped very nicely in tissue paper. I highly recommend buying squishmallows from Anglo dutch!! <3

Jennifer Lawley: This store is AMAZINGG! Best customer service I’ve probably ever received! Francesca always helps me when it comes to SQUISHMALLOWS! My kids love them and this was one of the first stores I found that would ship them and not only that, they were beyond kind and helpful with any and all questions I had! So nice to know there’s still some good & helpful people out there! We are repeat customers and will continue to be!!

Sadie Jordan: AMAZING SQUISH DROP! Handed out tickets to hold your place in line, what a great idea! I was able to get one of each axolotl and it was definitely worth the drive. Family ran and they are all sweet and very helpful! Well priced squishmallows.

Maria Villani: I recently was searching for toy stores in Bethesda who offer shipping or store pick up. Luckily I was able to browse the extensive gift selections online and pick up in store curbside. They offer free gift wrapping which is such a nice amenity during the busy holiday season and for someone like me who typically throws stuff in a bag and adds tissue paper. I picked out 4 age appropriate toys for my niece and nephews. I really like the website and how you can navigate to find what you need. Grouped by age group, type, etc it's easy to find what you need in a flash. The customer service via email and in person was very friendly despite a probably challenging time with covid stressors and also the busy factor of last minute holiday shopping. The shopping center itself might be leveled so I hear but I hope this location survives and can move to another if need be. Happy to support local businesses rather than the big box stores. More than ever they need our support! Total for 4 toys ages 6-10 was about $ 150.
Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We greatly appreciate it, as well as your patronage! Hope you have a great weekend, and thank you again!

16. Three Littles

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81 reviews
Three Littles
Location
5
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Establishment
5
Customer service
5

Address: 1260 4th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 733-7115

Guy: Children's clothing store


Review: "This is my go-to shop for childrens toys and books."

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Dana Ray: Went into the Three Littles store just after Christmas with a gift card I'd asked for and received at my baby shower! The store owner noticed that I was late in my pregnancy and told me there would be a restock of items better for newborns in January after the holiday rush if I didn't see anything that day that caught my eye. I opted to wait a few weeks and got a gorgeous baby crinkle book! It's truly lovely. The whole store has such high quality items, meant to last through the decades. Worth the investment!

Julien Garman: This is my go-to shop for all our nieces and nephews birthdays! They’ve curated such a beautiful selection that doesn’t feel overwhelming. I once had the shop put together a little gift basket for a friend’s baby shower when I was in a pinch and couldn’t make it out to the shop - I just gave them my budget and they put it together for me with a little note. This gem is worth the visit (online or in person!!)

Chelsea I.: Three Littles is often a weekend walk destination to see the cute things or at minimum the cute pup, Monkey! I’ve gone in for quick little $10 valentine gifts, or more curated shower, birthday, etc. gifts. I love that the items are high quality and from reputable brands. Elizabeth the owner, and the other shop employees are so kind and helpful. There’s definitely a lack of “nice” baby stores in DC, so I’m thankful this is close to us. Love this store & will continue to be a repeat customer!

Nicole “Nicole M” Muheim: I absolutely love Three Littles. They have such fun and unique baby/ kids gifts. I go here for all my friend’s kids birthday presents and baby shower gifts. Now that I have my own little I’ll be stopping by and shopping online even more! These are the kind of stores that make a city a community. Thanks for being here Elizabeth and team!

Jennifer Calhoun: This is the best store to go for babies, kids, and adults! It’s truly essential, especially as a first time parent. Every book I’ve purchased from here has been my kid’s favorite, asked for again and again, and I never get tired of reading them either. I feel confident when she puts toys from Three Littles in her mouth that they are non toxic and baby safe. Elizabeth only stocks the best of the best and it’s so helpful — I have to do enough research on baby gear so I love shopping with confidence that whatever she has in store is something that kids will love. Her candles and self care items for parents/adults are also amazing, Driftwood is the perfect candle scent. There’s truly something here for every age and stage.

Hannah Zlotnick: Three Littles is my go-to shop for baby gifts, and I never make it out without picking up something for my own little! I love the ever-changing selection of beautiful and unique toys, clothes and accessories. It’s always a treat to stop in and see what’s new. I also appreciate that the shop always feels like a welcoming and safe place to bring my child in to shop. It’s meaningful to shop somewhere that welcomes letting my kiddo explore the store and play with the toys.

Hannah Hudson: We have had only the best experiences from Three Littles. I love the thoughtful items they keep in stock. I always know I can find a unique gift here for kids and adults. Elizabeth had her heart and soul in this shop and in making kids happier! We love this store!

Florence reddick: If you do one thing today, go to Three Littles. Elizabeth, the shop keeper, is the kindest woman, and makes every person who enters her store feel welcome. My kids love when they get to come along and spend an hour trying to choose what toy to bring home. Whenever they have a birthday or Christmas, the first place I look is Three Littles. I know without a doubt this is the best kids store in DC. So thankful to be able to access this beautiful store!

Nick and Katie B.: We absolutely adore Three Littles. We live out of the DC area and only shop online. Their team works tirelessly to ensure that the super cute, new products are available in store, and online so that we can still get amazing gifts for friends, family, and our little ones. I always look over the baby registry for my friends and find a comparable option that is cuter/more sustainable from Three Littles to have shipped directly to the recipients home. I also appreciate that there is a wide price point available - I’m able to get small stocking stuffers under $10 or a big ticket item that is harder to find!

Lindsey Benedetti: There are too many amazing things to say about Three Littles and the owner, Elizabeth, on this review so I will highlight my favorite part of shopping here. I love that I can message Elizabeth with who I am shopping for and my budget and she will pull together the best mix of goodies for me. She truly works so intentionally to make sure there is something for every budget and her store creates such a positive impact in our community.

17. Five Below

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588 reviews
Five Below
Location
4.5
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.4
Establishment
4.4
Customer service
4.4

Address: 3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 319-3584

Guy: Toy store


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Tsukiko: The staff here are really nice! I’ve had some great chit chats about squishmallows with a few of them. The store is always clean and organized as well.

O'Donna “Boochie Daniels” Daniels: I love this store.. went it on 5/9 they had no Candy... Could you guys please restock

David Ruffner: EVERYONE WAS SOOO NICE. The cashier asked me if I was okay. The security guard greeted me one the way out. Best experience at five below, the cashier that was nice was wearing light blue with a 1998 necklace (4:40 8/4)

CARMEN ANITA KEELS: #REDSKINS #DieHards4Life And Its A #HeatWave Needed BackUp With 3 WaterPack Guns!! #Ynot😜😃🤪🤪

Rebecca Jones: Staff are always pleasant. They could hire someone to place posters in correct order by number. I am sure they would sell a lot more. They have a great selection. The staff they have there now are perfect.🔥🔥💯

Cilver: I wanted to share that I enjoyed my trip to this store yesterday due to the great customer service shown by the employees there, and my cashier Mr. KJ. The store is very clean and well organized which always makes my shopping experience quick and easy.

J. McCormick: Ethically, it's difficult to like this store. Sell a bunch of things that effectively won't work for more than a week or so, to folks who can only afford that. Great to stop for candy or Cokes, but overall, the marketing and idea as a whole is sketch to me.

Sharon Bradley: Love this place, it has some of everything!

chantal yameogo: My son always advised me to go to 5 five Below and when I got there for my first time I was surprise because I saw good supplies and at a great price.

George Worsley: The staff was very friendly but I ask more than one crew member for a charger and was told by both of them that its in the back and they can not reach it . I help open that store when I was 17 we maintain inventory on the floor organized Overstocked items in the back and had all delivers put away by at least by noon very dissatisfied by lack of empathy I would never tell a paying guest we have exactly what you want but we won't get it .I evan waited and check back but to no avail

18. The LEGO® Store Tysons Corner

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473 reviews
The LEGO® Store Tysons Corner
Location
4.6
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.6
Customer service
4.6

Address: 7966 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 848-2822

Guy: Toy store


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Mikhail Ireland: I have been shopping at the LEGO Store for years and I have always enjoyed it. The employees are always friendly and knowledgeable. They have a huge selection of LEGO sets, baseplates and pieces. I like that they are taking Covid-19 precautions and offering everyone hand sanitizer. They have smaller, more affordable sets as well as really big complex ones. We ended up buying 2 sets as birthday presents. Being a VIP member is also a great experience!
Response: Hi there, Mikhail - thanks for your awesome review! We're so happy to hear that the friendly employees and selection of products helped make your visit to our store brick-tastic. We hope to see you again soon, but in the meantime, happy building! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

Charles-Stephen Laubhouet: We were welcomed accordingly , shown around, all our questions were answered. We liked the store , my children called it a heaven of lego.

Kelly Lee: Love it! Great place to buy gifts for kids and adults.
Response: Hi Kelly, thanks for your awesome review and for letting us know that you choose us for your LEGO® toys and gifts! We hope to see you again soon, but until then, happy building! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

Brandon: Picked up my new police station from there! My dude Chris was on fire with his great work ethic. Because of him, I was in and out without wait or hesitation. He's also got a sense of humor. That goes far in my book. Thanks to him, this store gets a perfect score!

H.M. LEE: My two children loved this place a lot!

Maria F: Staff is very friendly and helpful. Lots of Lego sets to choose from. You can even customize your own Lego person which is pretty cool. Nice clean store👍🏽
Response: Hi Maria, thanks for your awesome review and for letting us know about our team's helpful service! Stop by again soon to check out our ever-changing selection of LEGO® sets, building toys and gifts - but until then, happy building! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

Christopher Rose: The staff really make this store such an enjoyable experience. They are friendly, helpful, and not at all pushy when it comes to purchases.
Response: Hi Christopher! We really appreciate your review and we're so happy to hear about the friendly and helpful staff on your visit to our store. Thanks for letting us know that everything was awesome, and happy building! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

Matt Alt: The staff here is absolutely amazing. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and always have an answer for what is what with Legos.

Michael Sanchez: Every visit there is always a positive experience. We even have a guy who does Harry Potter Trivia with us after checkout, just to put a smile on our face. Excellent service and experience.

Wendy Waxler: My babygirl loves that store. Suggestion for people like her, please have a bigger selection of LEGOs. She's has a very large collection. The staff is very courteous and helpful.
Response: Hi Wendy, thanks for your awesome review! We're so glad you love our store - and please know we're always adding new stock. Our in-store Brick Experts are always happy to help point out the new and exclusive sets - and if there's ever anything you can't find in store, check out LEGO.com for hundreds of additional available items! Thanks for being a LEGO® fan - we hope to see you again soon! - Sarah, LEGO® Customer Service

19. The Purple Goose

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The Purple Goose
Location
4.5
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Establishment
4.5
Customer service
4.5

Address: 2005 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 683-2918

Guy: Toy store


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Shannon Mitchell: Ordered balloons from them for my son's graduation and Linda and Rob were a delight to work with. I love to support local businesses and this one is definitely worth supporting. Great store 😊

L C: Omg. The owner is to die for. I’ve never walked into a child’s boutique that’s beyond lovely and then become enamored with the owner who is as sassy and funny as she is smart and knows her business. I’ve never just lived going into a place excited to see the owner just to at worst leave only with a bellyache from laughing. Great place great taste

Lara Drizd: This store has too much stuff in it. It's hard to walk around and unpleasant to shop in. I kind of don't understand how they get away with it. Feels like a fire hazard.

BP DT: The shopkeeper made it seem like I wouldn't afford the items in the store. She barely acknowledged me. She seemed rather offended that I asked her to assist in finding the outfit on display

Savannah Shetley: The owners Linda and Paula literally "saved the day" for my little one year old's baptism! I had been in the store once before and had purchased a few beautiful items so when my SECOND online order for a baptism dress fell through by sending an email the day before stating my shipment would be arriving late, three days after the baptism, I went into panic mode. I had all my friends and family in town for my little one's first birthday party (on Saturday) and her baptism on Sunday! I realized I had to find a dress after the party on Saturday and before Sunday morning!!!! I dropped by Purple Goose to see if they had anything and Paula and Linda immediately felt my urgency and upset and searched the store for any dress appropriate for the occasion. I did not have my little one with me because she rode back with my husband for nap time, so I had no idea if they might fit. These lovely ladies let me take all the dresses with me, four to be exact, with a sweater, a pair of bloomers etc. and said if one fits great come back next week and pay for it, if none of them fit then just bring them back! Seriously?!? I tried to leave my card but they didn't even ask for my number. These small business owners know what it takes to distinguish themselves from the department stores, online baby stores, even the overpriced, snobby boutiques around the area. Not only did one of the dresses fit perfectly but it was beautiful and my baby looked like a little angel. The ordered dress arrived the following Thursday and it was not nearly as beautiful and detailed as the one from Purple Goose. And it was more expensive!! I will forever be a loyal customer of the store and love the magical feeling when you enter and the amazing customer service!

J T: The staff/owners are so cool! My daughter grabbed my leg as tight as she could and said "thank you mommy" when she tried on her beautiful new coat! You guys are amazing so happy to meet you all.

Megan Korman: Love this store and it’s great selection. The owner is fabulous! She’s very kind and has great ideas for outfits for professional photos.

Lauren O'Neil: Shopped in here recently (during peak COVID) and picked out several adorable items before realizing that both employees were completely maskless despite my presence. I put my items back on the rack, and I won't be back.

Rachel Pryor: We love this shop! Great sales, wonderful selection of high quality shoes and timeless toys. Very well curated consignment corner. We pop in frequently, and always find something amazing.

Margaret Genovese: This place is awesome! Packed with top of the line baby gifts and other giftables! Love the monogram shop too💕

20. Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby

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51 reviews
Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby
Location
4.4
Prices
4.3
Product Quality
4.3
Establishment
4.3
Customer service
4.3

Address: 1719 Centre Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22302

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 549-4912

Guy: Hobby store


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Rex Grigg: Definitely a gem of a tiny toy shop. Just picked up snow sleds from here, as promised by the owner who had run out the previous week & said come back next week.

Christopher Allen: I purchased our family's first train set at Whistle Stop. The store is small but packed with great toys, games, puzzles, train sets & parts, models, etc. The owner and the other employee I interacted with were both helpful and friendly. Shopping here was more enjoyable than at a big box store or an internet retailer, and I look forward to patronizing this Whistle Stop in the future!

Brian Collins: This must be the ONLY toy/hobby shop I'd like to give business to. The owner is always there and knowledgeable of what's in stock and not. He is of the age most are used to dealing with when building from scratch, including balsa planes from a plank of semi-precut sheets and transform it into a 3D model you CAN build and fly. Either by rubber band or glow motor. Stop and take a look, then simply ASK questions. My best guess is that he'll have an answer or able to obtain.

Sophocles Grafas: The owner is amazing and helped me with a craft project by supplying me with the tools in shop but also helped me order materials I needed. Love the shop and will be using this as my go to location for any hobby needs.

Yvonne Doerre: Do not waste your time or money here. I bought a $100 RC car from them. Defective. Worked for less than 24 hours. When I called asking to return it, was greeted with condescension and hostility. Stay away.

Erik Laubacher: The owner is awesome and their selection is great. I've bought some really nice model rockets, paints and train scenery their. Number on place in DC I've been to if you are into trains and/or scenery.

Stacey Grigsby: I would give them zero stars if possible. I've gone there two or three times over the past couple years. I was never particularly pleased with the selection or service but stopped there because it is in my neighborhood. To say they are unfriendly is an understatement. The owners have yelled loudly at my daughter who is a child of color and acted in the most unprofessional manner I've seen as a consumer and parent. In fact, the way the owner spoke to my children betrayed a lack of professionalism and also humanity. In our times, this type of treatment of children and those of color is unacceptable. This is clearly an establishment that is well past its prime and perhaps stuck in some prior era. I would encourage others to avoid the store and spend their money elsewhere. I'm all for investing in a local establishment but there is no excuse for unprofessionalism. The item in question were pieces of candy not radio-controlled toys. I expect better from a place that expects to attract people's business. Completely unacceptable in my book.
Response: Ms. Grisby - We apologize for your experience in our store, and appreciate your review, despite your unhappiness. It is always our intention to treat families, and children, with courtesy, kindness, and respect. We also expect that families remain aware that we are a small, locally-owned store, and not a big chain with huge budgets to replace broken, mishandled and destroyed merchandise. We are sorry that you have chosen to no longer frequent our store. Our best to you in the future. Frank Kozuch, Owner 703-549-4912

TwistaFragz: Owner is very helpful and knows his product. I just started building Gundam units and all the basic tools that are needed are available. If you are looking for something in particular the owner will check to see if he can get it for you.

Robert Brackens: Would not stand by their products. I bought a HO Rail Power 1300 transformer last Spring (2018) it wasn’t in the box but look brand new and was half price at $25.00. Now I only set up a train during Christmas so at the time of purchase I just put it away for Christmas time. Well its Christmas time and I go about setting everything up and the transformer didn’t work so I put a meter to the transformer and it showed no output to the rails. No worries, I’ll take it back to my only local favorite hobby shop where they will recognize my face and explain the situation and get some credit towards another transformer and maybe pick up some other stuff that I think I need and also last minutes gifts. Well I was told tough luck you had it for six months you need to call the manufacturer. I was shocked, I was left thinking WOW do remember how much money I spend here in the past when I could have easily type my dollars into Amazon Prime. In the past I bought a Air Soft gun at Whistle Stop that was completed junk but didn’t say anything when I return to be a loyal customer and support our local hobby shop. Well this a sad day because if Whistle Stop hobby keeps this up they will not be around for next years Christmas. I just hope they don’t rip the guy off that came in when I was leavings who is looking for a simple train set for his son. It was all I could do to not say no don’t buy go to Amazon at least they refund your money.
Response: Mr. Bracken - Thank you for your feedback. As a family-owned, brick and mortar store, we are in a NO WIN situation against huge retailers like Amazon. We are familiar with the used item that you purchased 6 months ago, and stand by the fact that it was in good working order at the time of purchase. We are unaware of how the item has been used or treated since. We invite you to return to discuss this item with the store owner to explore an acceptable resolution. We make every possible effort to provide the highest level of customer service, and we are sorry that we fell short of the mark at this opportunity. We hope you will give us another chance to meet your needs and to be a partner in building holiday memories of a train under the Christmas tree for your family.

Doug Nitti: Small ..intimate..HO scale inventory isnt massive but the Owner is engaging and knowledgeable. Hes willing to order whatever you need and is a straight shooter.