Our mission is to provide top-notch service and great prices on the best selection of toys and gifts in the Chicago area.

Come visit The Shop Around the Corner !


        Neighborhood Toy Store Day was 

            JOYFUL from beginning to end!

                                                                                   We have expanded! 

 Doubled our space and quadrupled our FUN!

Your favorite neighborhood toy store is now even bigger and better! We are over the  with our NEW LOOK!

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With our ADVENT CALENDARS you can create a scene as you open the doors!



                                                                       ALL OF OUR  LASER PEGS KITS ARE             COMPATIBLE WITH LEGO!


If you are lucky enough to have kids in your life!

    We believe in LEARNING THROUGH PLAY! When a child plays, his mind opens in new and exciting ways…

We ship USA & Gift Wrap is always Free! Just Call Us: 847-441-5970.

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In the world of Zipes, there’s no such thing as gravity…Build the wildest, ziggiest, loopiest courses ever-up,down,around, and even straight up!  The little remote controlled speed demon even lights up in the dark!

This indoor gym is for children and adults too!   


OZOBOT BIT STARTER PACK is easy to program, with all the tools to entice kids to learn the basics of coding! 



The Yuck Factor!

The It’s Alive! Slime Lab makes learning science disgustingly gooey fun.


Gold Rainbow Glitter Glow Lava Lamp is a new spin on a classic!

This Tabeoke Singing Machine is a party with a carry handle!  Every bell and whistle from echo control to auto voice control is included.  

Unicorns and Rainbows Dress-Up Playset- A Fluffy Trio with everything for Pretend Play!

We carry a beautiful array of personalized gifts, all custom made to order. Our catalog is extensive! (Monogrammed blankets, etc. also available)


My First Number Train!


Roxie is the Poster Pup for our fundraiser for at risk dogs rescued into forever homes!



Staff Favorites!

Just re-stocked on all sizes and styles of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty!

We’re calling all kids to make-believe the unbelievable, to tumble into new magical terrains,to build new worlds so they can someday make this one better!

Let us help relatives and friends find the perfect gift!  Come on in and let us help you pick the most appropriate presents for your children. Bring them too of course, for on spot accuracy!

We will have your wishlist ready for calls!



LINKT is the art of Chainmaille.  Metal rings are soft enough to bend but strong enough to last!



MAGNA TILES-Translucent magnetic shapes, large and small, teach Sequencing, Patterning and Logic!


We can’t imagine a more perfect first doll!   Soft, Lightweight and Cuddly, 12 ” tall, this sweet sleepy-time doll gives a soft lavender scent with every hug!




NEON GLOW TWISTER TRACKS snap together in countless ways!



Flip ‘n Tip Fred makes recycling so cool!  Save $5 on this most popular truck from WOW!

Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibilites! Pieces fit easily together to create 2D mosaics or 3D designs!