Joyful, exuberant play...
Leading the way through play...
Well designed, safe toys…
Who We Are
As a former teacher, I carry well designed, safe toys, that I hand select from trusted sources with the highest standards. Classic to Trendy, for Babies to Tweens.
Unlike online warehouses or the big box stores, our seasoned Toy Experts have real hands-on experience and knowledge to share with you about our toys, games and books, arts & crafts and so much more!
Whether you need help finding the perfect gift, or just want us to gift-wrap and ship what you have chosen, we’re here to help. Call our Toy Experts at 847-441-5975 during our regular business hours or email us anytime.
“Play is Brain Food” and we work Extra Hard to find products that stimulate and encourage creative play and also have the appeal of something special. We carry the Classic Favorites and well as the New and Unusual, always looking for the best “PLAY VALUE” and “FUN FACTOR”. Come on in and let us show you what a difference the right toy can make in your child’s life!
We are a family-owned, community-friendly business and put great value on the reputation we have earned as an honest, trustworthy and responsive company that cares about our customers.
You have many choices when shopping. Please give us the opportunity to be your one-stop toy store.
Markie Carlson, Senior Toyologist
Jobs at Children’s Gift Shop:
We are always looking for enthusiastic people in the North Shore area who want to join our team of toy and play experts. We often have part-time/and or seasonal openings.
If you are interested, stop by and introduce yourself and fill out an application. and we can let you know what is currently available.
We carry a beautiful array of personalized gifts, all custom made to order. Our catalog is extensive! (Monogrammed blankets, etc. also available)
Where We Are
We are located at 310 Happ Rd in Northfield Illinois, in the Northfield Village Center (behind the Subway).
If taking Edens Expressway (94W)-Exit Willow Road West, 1 block, turning left (South) on Happ.
If taking 294N-Exit Willow Rd going East 5 miles to Happ (just over the tracks after Mariano’s).
If you get lost, call us!
We can be reached:
847-441-5970 or 5975 (or email@example.com)
Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-5 Sunday 12-5
We do not offer online ordering, but call us and we will take your order over the phone and ship it anywhere in the lower 48 states (USA).
Gift Wrapping is always FREE!
Our Favorite Pics
Have a budding architect in your life? This set from Hape's Architetrix line has all you need to get started building in mind-expanding, unconventional ways! Nabbed the ASTRA Best Toys for Kids award for constructive play! Independent Specialty Toy Store owners love...
Games are great for kids for different reasons at different ages. For preschoolers, they’re a fun way to learn how to “follow rules, focus, take turns and defer gratification, which helps with self-regulation, the basis of problem-solving and thinking creatively,”...
The 2014 Best Toys for Kids Winner in the Choose Your Own category! Experience the fun of a sandbox no matter what the weather. This sand is designed to played inside the house. Mold it! Squish it! Anti-Bacterial, water soluble, never dries out. Educational. 100%...
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The 2014 Best Toys for Kids Winner for the Active Play category! Whether they rock it, roll it, sit in it or stand... kids want to move with Teeter Popper! “POP-POP-POP... POP-POP-POP!” Senses go for a ride every time they play. A cinch to maneuver - stand, sit, rock,...