Christmas is quickly approaching, which for many means spending time with family, drinking hot chocolates, and singing carols.
It also means it’s time to channel your inner Santa Claus with gifts for all your loved ones. Trouble is, Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re like most of us, you probably haven’t gotten too far into that holiday shopping list.
Fear not, here to help you out is this handy-dandy list featuring seven of the best toy stores around Vancouver.
Dilly Dally is your go-to store for any young children on your gift list this winter. They have all sorts of things; from toys and puzzles to books and stuffed animals, and gifts for kids of all ages.
A family-run business, you can visit their store on Commercial Drive or check out their vast selection of products on their website.
Address: 1161 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
One of the most well-known and trusted toy stores in the city is The Granville Island Toy Company, who have been serving Vancouverites for 30 years. They have an absolutely massive selection of toys and games that can be found either online or at one of their two locations.
Address: 11-1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver / 3298 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-684-0076 / 604-875-0065
For that board or card game lover on your Christmas list, Board Game Warriors has you covered. In business since 2008, this family-owned store has a genuine passion for playing games. Located in New Westminster, Board Game Warriors has a wide selection of games available, and also provides an open space in their facility for people to come in and play the games. You’ll feel a very strong sense of community here.
Address: 708 Clarkson Street, New Westminster
For any friend that loves comic books, this is the place for them. Established in 1974, Golden Age Collectables has a wide range of comic books for sale, as well as apparel, figurines, board games and more.
Address: 852 Granville Street, Vancouver
Malls are often the best place to go for Christmas shopping. That’s especially true when you have a lot of gifts to buy – and not a lot of time
Metropolis at Metrotown features over 400 stores, including toy/game stores such as Toys Planet, Mind Games, Metropolis Comics and Toys, the Build-a-Bear Workshop, the Disney Store, and of course, Toys ‘R’ Us.
Address: 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby
Located in Port Moody, The Village Toy Shop has a wide selection of various games, toys, and puzzles. Procrastinators will appreciate their emergency gift-buying service. Simply call and tell them your budget and details for the person you’re buying for and they’ll have the gift wrapped and ready for pick-up at the store.
Address: 262 Newport Drive, Port Moody
If you’re looking for some quality wooden toys, look no further than Knotty Toys. From dollhouses to trains to musical instruments, all the toys in this store are made of wood, and many are handmade by the store owners. Many of the toys are also traditional toys that aren’t found too often anymore, and could make for a great novelty gift.
Address: 1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver