Independent Toy Stores in and Around Grand Rapids

Consider this list of locally-owned and independent toy stores in the Grand Rapids area for all your toy-buying needs.

Looking for a great birthday present, holiday gift or just-for-fun toy purchase around Grand Rapids?

You can find something extra unique – plus have the chance to support the local business community – at one of these independent toy stores in the area.

Independent toy stores in Grand Rapids and beyond make it easy for West Michigan families and visitors to find just the right toy or game for kids of all ages. From personalized customer service to a unique selection of items you won’t always find elsewhere, these shops are a great resource for present-seeking parents and always fun for a visit with the kids.

Here’s a look at several local toy stores in the Grand Rapids area. Did we miss your favorite store? Tell us in the comments!

Galactic Toys & Collectibles

  • Address: 4501 Airwest Drive SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 800-962-1446

If your kid loves cool action figures, Marvel and DC characters and other pop culture collectibles, this shop is for you. Check out its vast selection online or at the Grand Rapids store location.

Hopscotch Children’s Store

  • Address: 909 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-233-4008

Opened by two sisters in 2005, this store is located in the East Hills neighborhood and sells learning games and toys, baby gear, cloth diapers, gifts and more.


  • Address: 106 Washington St., Grand Haven
  • Phone: 616-846-7501

Founded as a kite shop in Mackinaw City, this company now has two stores in Michigan including this Grand Haven location. You’ll find kites, toys, games, boardsports and more here.

Mad Cave Bird Games LLC

  • Address: 922 Bradford Greens Court NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-635-8769

This game company is located right here in town, where you can shop its games including ColorKu, Tic Tac Ku and 22 Ku Du.

Out of the Box Games

Addresses and phones:

  • 114 E. Main Ave., Zeeland; 616-772-5544
  • 5212 S. Division Ave., Kentwood; 616-259-9224

This independent store specializes in toys, puzzles and unique games to fit every age and interest.

Red Hen Books and Toys

  • Address: O-78 Leonard St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 888-573-3436

Stop in here for hard-to-find educational toys, materials and books for parents and educators.

Rider’s Hobby Shops

  • Address: 2055 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-247-9933

This longstanding hobby shop focuses on customer service while offering everything local hobby enthusiasts are looking for.

The Gaming Warehouse

Addresses and phones:

  • 4365 Canal Ave. SW, Grandville; 616-214-8262
  • 12659 Riley St. No. 30, Holland; 616-796-8333
  • 6680 Kalamazoo Ave., Suite B, Grand Rapids; 616-803-0835

If your family loves gaming, this store is a must-visit. You’ll find tabletop games, video games, card games and much more.

The Toy Shelf

Addresses and phones:

  • 3135 28th St. SE, Suite D102, Grand Rapids; 616-949-8200
  • 3700 Rivertown Parkway SW, Suite 1092, Grandville; 616-249-3747

Shop online or at either of the two store locations nearby, where shoppers can find learning toys, collectibles and much more.

Tip Toes

  • Address: 60 E. Eighth St., Holland
  • Phone: 616-298-2345

This baby-centered shop offers baby gear and toys, plus clothing and other baby accessories.


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