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3 Fun Benefits of Shopping Local Toy Stores

3 Fun Benefits of Shopping Local Toy Stores

Choosing to shop local has many benefits over shopping online or in a big box store.  Here are 3 reasons to buy your next gift at a local toy shop:

Expertise and Knowledge

Big box stores have recently expanded their toy selections, but trying to find help throughout the department can be next to impossible.  Independent toy stores are staffed with associates that are ready to assist with questions, make recommendations, and demonstrate their favorite products.  

Quality Products

When shopping at a local toy shop you can see and feel the difference in quality of the merchandise compared to mass merchants.  

Specialty toys also provide endless hours of quality play.  Many of them include educational elements that encourage children to learn while having fun.  

 Unique Selection

Specialty toy stores are smaller and more nimble than mass retailers.  This allows them to keep up with the latest trends, have a wider selection of unique goods, and curate their offerings to local preferences.    


Every time you shop at a locally owned toy shop you are making a difference in your community.  

Who We Are

Little Lincoln's Toy Shop is a locally owned toy retailer in Springfield, Illinois.  We specialize in quality toys from the top global brands such as Melissa & Doug, HABA, Brio, Creativity for Kids, Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, Toysmith, Two Bros Bows, Douglas Cuddle Toys, Thinkfun, Little Adventures, Plus Plus, and many more!