Boise Area Toy Shops to Jump Start Holiday Shopping

Dated: October 26 2021

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Amazon's "Ready, Set, Play" catalog made its way to the mailboxes of millions of households over the weekend. While it's nice to see that people are still thinking about using the old-school Christmas tradition of flipping through a catalog, is everyone still planning on doing their holiday shopping through the e-commerce giant's website this year?


With holiday season just around the corner, retailers are expecting a potential toy shortage. If you're not sure where to start, we've got some ideas for you! If you're looking to shop locally this holiday season, here are 4 Treasure Valley stores to visit to get your shopping finished up early this year!


Bricknowlogy228 E Plaza Drive - Suite P, Eagle, ID

Bricknowlogy is a great place to go if you're a LEGO fan. They're a gold standard LEGO store, and they only sell authentic LEGO sets. They also have a large selection of rare and retired sets. Plus, they support several Boise services such as the police departments and fire departments. 


ToyTown - 3327 N Eagle Rd - Suite 120, Meridian, ID

ToyTown is a local toy store that has gained positive reviews from kids AND adults alike. This store carries a variety of toys and an enthusuastic staff for game and toy reccomendations.


G. Willikers Toy Merchant - 1508 N 13th Street, Boise, ID

G. Willikers is a place that kids will always remember. They have a great selection of vintage and trendy toys, as well as educational toys. Open since 2013, G. Willikers in Hyde Park also offers gift wrapping to make your holiday prep a little easier. 


Time Zone Toys - 1760 W Cherry Lane - Suite 120, Meridian, ID

Love FunkoPops? This is a one-stop shop for your collection! They have one of the most extensive collections of FunkoPops outside of any comic convention you could visit. Time Zone Toys also carries a large selection of vintage toys - like Hot Wheels and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Are you planning to shop locally and early this year? What are your favorite Boise shops to support during the holidays? 

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Scott Trefaller

Scott grew up in Orange County, CA. and he and his family moved to Boise in 1972. He graduated from Meridian High School, then obtained a BA in Marketing from Boise State University. He has over 20 ye....

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