Christmas is only a few weeks away and that means…gift shopping! If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your children, nieces and nephews, or grandkids, these eclectic toy stores in the state are the perfect places to go. You can find gifts to delight children and adults of all ages.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Ruben's Wood Craft and Toys (Boulder City)
This charming shop is perfect for toys for small children. Handmade wooden items purchased in the store can be painted by children in the shop. The shop also holds painting classes and parties for larger groups of children. The shop is located at 553 Hotel Plaza in Boulder City.
2. Rogue Toys (Las Vegas)
Rogue Toys is a purveyor of vintage toys. Here you can find everything from Legos to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to My Little Pony to lunch boxes, 70's toys and much more. They also sell retro video games - walking into this store is like being a kid on the set of Stranger Things! The store has three locations in Nevada: 2115 South Rainbow in Las Vegas, 616 Las Vegas Boulevard South in Las Vegas, and 790 Coronado Center Drive in Henderson.
3. Happy Happy Joy Joy (Reno)
If you're looking for "weird and wonderful" toys, this is the shop for you! Happy Happy Joy Joy stocks a wide range of unusual items, many from the 70's and 80's. You can find toys, games, gag gifts, figurines, plush items and many collectibles for kids (and adults) of all ages. Located at 955 South Virginia Street in Reno.
4. The Toy Box (Summerlin/Las Vegas)
The Toy Box has a huge inventory of popular games and toys for children and collectors. Their 2,700 square foot shop is packed to the brim with new and hard-to-find items for every taste. If you're looking for the perfect gift, their knowledgeable staff, the "Toy Box Team," are eager to help you. You can also trade and sell toys as well. The store is located at 1980 Festival Plaza Drive in Downtown Summerlin, Las Vegas.
5. K/D Empire (Sparks)
K/D Empire is a boutique spot for figurines and action figures, many of which are rare and hard to find. The store stocks items related to anime, Gundam, KidRobot, Funko and more, plus Japanese candy and soda, clothing and books. The store can be found at 433 Pyramid Way in Sparks.
6. Kappa Toys (Downtown Las Vegas)
Kappa Toys is part of the new Downtown Las Vegas Container Park shopping center. This store has a bit of everything - books, costumes, gag gifts, Japanese toys, action figures, Legos, plush animals, puppets, puzzles and science sets for the budding young researcher! If you're visiting the store with your kids, consider letting them enjoy some fun in the unique container tree house park located in the center of the park. The address is 707 Fremont Street (Container Park in Las Vegas).
7. Kelekia Toys & Gifts (Northwest Reno)
Kelekia's mission is to promote toys that "emphasize the importance of learning, friendship, exploration, and imaginative play." This is the perfect place to shop for young children and the family-owned shop staff love giving advice on what to purchase. It's also an awesome spot for Hello Kitty lovers! Kelekia Toys & Gifts is located at 3886 Mayberry Drive in Reno.
8. Little Shop of Magic (Las Vegas)
If you're shopping for a fan of tabletop and board games, the Little Shop of Magic is the place to go. The shop is staffed with true gaming enthusiasts who are happy to answer your questions. They stock everything from popular board games to specialty products, and the store also hosts gaming space (with seating for up to 100 players!) You can find the Little Shop of Magic at 4160 South Durango Drive in Las Vegas.
9. Brad's Toys & Collectibles (Henderson)
Brad's Toys & Collectibles has an eclectic mix of toys that covers everything from movie, television and comic character collectibles to board games and children's show items like Dora the Explorer. They specialize in toys from the 70's to current day and their inventory is constantly changing. You can also trade in and sell toys here. The staff and owner Brad are all passionate about their products and happy to answer questions to guide you in your gift giving plans. The shop is in Henderson at 1419 North Boulder Highway.
10. Flashback Toys & Collectibles (Reno)
Flashback Toys & Collectibles specializes in diecast cars and action figures. If you're looking for a vintage Hot Wheels car from your youth to give to your children, you will love this store! This family-owned store has 35 years of experience in toy collecting. Toy options range from Barbies to GI Joes to Star Wars and Star Trek. Visit their store at 201 East Plumb Lane in Reno for a great toy shopping experience!
11. All About Collectables (Las Vegas)
All About Collectables is another fantastic place for toys for all ages, with plenty of nostalgic items back to the 70's. The store owner in particular is passionate about GI Joe collectables. You can find Fisher Price toys for young children, diecast cars, Transformers and so much more. Take a trip to Downtown Las Vegas to 1400 South Main Street.
12. Reno Brick (Reno)
Walk into the Reno Brick store and your eyes will be overwhelmed with the amount of Legos to be found! The store has displays everywhere, including a large one in the middle featuring Lego toys. They carry other types of construction toys including Mixels, NanoBlocks, puzzles and even gumball machines that give out Legos instead of candy.
This amazing store is located at 75 East Patriot Boulevard in Reno.
Do you have a favorite toy store in Nevada? Share in the comments! And, happy shopping!