The Best Places To Buy Toys

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Keeping your kids entertained right now might feel like an impossible ask. If you're desperate to keep these pint-sized people perky during the next several weeks, finding something new to play with might help everyone have a little more fun. Don't you think?


This is the part where I swoop in! In an attempt to make my days less dreary, I've taken a deep dive into online toy land and pulled together some of the best places you can find unique, engaging, and genuinely FUN toys online. No trip to the store needed! Read on to see some of my very favorite finds.

1. The Little Market kids' collection is filled to the brim with stunning, ethically made toys *and* the site design allows you to find products based on country, cause, and even color (which is massively helpful when the only thing you know about your best friend's kid is that they love "red").

The Little Market

Why they're great: The Little Market site itself if full of gorgeous gifts and home goods, but their toy selection is one of my favorite go-to stops for baby shower gifts that won't be given by anyone else. Each high-quality toy is created by women artisans from around the world. You can even learn about how/where each toy is made in the product descriptions.

Items we love: A strawberry ice cream cone rattle made in Bangladesh for $14 (also available in vanilla, chocolate, and mint) and a ferociously fun lion hand puppet knitted in Kenya for $16.

2. Target is a well-known go-to for a reason! Their selection of kids' products is basically (if not literally) designed for making your child's room look lovely – helping their space seem spick-and-span even when their stuff is strewn about.


Why they're great: Target has a huge selection of diverse toys. Just a general search for "toys" pulls up rock painting kits, toddler sports centers, even baby selfie cell you're sure to find what you're looking for! They have quick shipping, pickup options available by location, and they also break up toy categories by age – making your search so much easier.


Items we love: An octopus throw pillow that doubles as an adorable new best friend for $16.99 and a play fort for $34.99 that'll be a fun way to "camp" when the family is stuck indoors (available in three colors).

3. Uncommon Goods takes traditional toys and turns them on their head! You're gonna find a wild assortment of fun and spunky items the minute you jump on this site.

Uncommon Goods

Why they're great: This Brooklyn-based company has been an online market for makers since 1999, and is one of the very best places to find unique gifts for adults and children alike. While supporting artists by giving them a place to sell their work, the team at Uncommon Goods makes shipping and sales efficient and simple for us, the overly excited consumers.

Items we love: A zip-up anatomy doll for $55 that'll help your kiddo become the next Meredith Grey (available in two styles) and a glowing bath buddy for $15 to encourage your kiddo to enjoy some good, ~clean~ fun (available in five colors).

4. Melissa & Doug, the masters of pretend play, are here to make sure your kids learn and grow by imitating the grown up things you do (cleaning is *totally* fun, kids) and by developing new skills with simple activity kits.

Melissa & Doug

Why they're great: Melissa & Doug recently partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics with a goal to continue making toys that aid in early brain development. A quick scroll through their homepage will direct you to toys aimed at pretend play, problem solving, physical activity, language, arts and creativity, and developmental play.

Items we love: A dust, sweep, and mop set that builds skills confidence for $29.99 (this includes a broom, mop, duster, brush, and organizing stand) and a full loom kit for $29.99 (with an adjustable wooden loom, oversized wooden needle, craft materials, illustrated design booklet, and 91 yards of rainbow yarn) you and your kid will find unbe-weave-ably 

5. MoMA Design Store has a surprisingly vast selection of toys and games curated to turn your playroom into an interactive and educational art museum. That's a fact.

MoMA Design

Why they're great: Scrolling through this site truly feels like walking into a museum. Each piece is chosen to help shoppers find inspiration from classic artists and modern works, and the toys are no different! You can easily shop by age or subject and find products that'll interest adults just as much as kids...let's hope the kids in your life are good at sharing.

Items we love: A 10-piece magnetic robot cube set for $140 (these are suitable to use as traditional magnetic blocks for children as young as four, but they'll also teach them complex programming skills as they get older) and a Making With MoMA Smush crayon for $6 (these are inspired by artists whose work is found in the museum; available in three color sets) so your kids can draw some sensational sketches.