Looking for a special gift for your child or a birthday party? Here are some locally owned toy stores and baby/children’s boutiques around the Milwaukee area:
Art Smart’s Dart & Juggling Emporium
1695 N. Humboldt Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
You’ll obviously find darts, dart supplies, and juggling props at this dart and juggling emporium, but you can also buy kites, boomerangs, yo-yo’s, a selection of gag gifts, and more.
2445 N. Holton St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
This delightful gift shop has unique finds for all ages, including games and toys, clothing, sewing supplies, and jewelry.
Ruckus and Glee
805 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213(414) 395-3201
Ruckus and Glee is a quirky and colorful toy store in the heart of Wauwatosa. You are sure to find the perfect gift for a birthday party or for the holidays on any budget. A visit here is hands-on and interactive, and the owners choose high-quality toys that awaken children’s imaginations.
The Learning Shop
11043 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
17435 W. Bluemound Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045
5431 S. 76th St., Greendale, WI 53129
This Wisconsin chain is a great place to go for toys that help kids discover, experiment, create, pretend, and explore. Teachers and parents alike will find a huge selection of learning materials, toys, and games for kids of all ages.
161 W. Wisconsin Ave. #1h, Pewaukee, WI 53072
This charming toy store is located in the Old Main St. shops in downtown Pewaukee, right across the street from the beach. They offer educational toys, novelty items, puzzles, games, books, and arts and crafts supplies, plus they offer free gift wrapping.
Winkie’s Hallmark and Gifts
629 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
Winkie’s is a landmark in the endearing shopping district of Whitefish Bay, and it has been locally owned for many years. Upstairs you’ll find unique home decor, stationery, and other gifts for adults, and downstairs you’ll find a great selection of popular and whimsical toys and games for your kids.
2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Build a bear in a pretend bear factory, choosing from a wide selection of outfits and accessories. Work with your “pawsonal” party planner to plan a unique party or get together.
Local Children’s Boutiques
Goo Goo Gaa Gaa
18905 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, WI 53045
This store started out as a baby boutique, and has grown into a lovely store for kids of all ages. They offer fun clothing, toys, and children’s decor. They also have meaningful gifts for important milestones in a child’s life.
2445 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
Little Monsters is an adorable, high-end children’s boutique on the east side of Milwaukee, with a great selection of trendy clothing, interesting toys, and even a candy bar. Their Instagram account is fun to follow, too!
1350 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
Sydney B Outlet
4529 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211
Visit this high-end boutique in Mequon for whimsical children’s clothes, toys, and gifts, or head to their outlet in Shorewood to save on quality, trendy styles.