Where to Find Toys and Crafts for Kids and Toddlers in WNY During COVID-19

Life is very different right now and it changes every day! Many of you are parents to littles who have had to figure out how to handle childcare, become an official teacher, and balance work from home if you’re able. Everyone has a different ‘balance’ right now. As parents of a three year old and 8 month old, we want to be sure they have play and educational toys ready to pass time for the adults and also keep them happy.

We are also seeing our small businesses changing their strategy of retail in the blink of an eye and we need to support them (if we are able). We compiled our favorite toystores and other shops that carry baby/toddler/kid items that you can order from either on their website or through their social media during this time. We are loving that the majority of them are sharing videos of their products and store so you can get a better look at what they have available and also what inspires you to get for your children! Read on for 101 details of these beautiful shops:

 

Toyloft

  • East Aurora, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Toyloft: books, small toys, science inspiration, all ages.
  • Toyloft has been giving store tours on their Instagram so go see what they have! They will be also running promotions periodically.
  • Curbside pickup // Free local delivery // DM or call

Main + Downing (Molly + Kate)

  • Hamburg, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Main + Downing: unique toys that are educational and beautifully crafted, cute and cool baby accessories.
  • They’re working on a new website as we type for Main + Downing so you can see even MORE items. Watch their Instagram to see what you can purchase over the phone and hold via DM. If you’re local, you can get hand-delivery.
  • Free shipping // Use code: WEMISSYOU for 10% off gift card purchases online

Jack and Gray Kids

  • Orchard Park, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Jack and Gray: beautiful toys, beautiful clothes
  • They’re working on uploading more items to their website and now sharing photos and videos on their Instagram as to what is available. Call or DM on Instagram.
  • Shipping // In-Person Delivery // Schedule a pick-up // Hold items until this all passes // Open to video chat if you want to ‘see’ some ideas

Treehouse

  • Buffalo, NY (Elmwood Village) // Instagram
  • Why we love Treehouse: lots of pretend play, science fun, and LEGO
  • Watch their social media for daily updates on how they will be servicing customers.
  • Open for curbside pickup // Taking phone orders

Clayton’s

  • Williamsville, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Clayton’s: I loved when my parents took me as a child! Dolls, STEM activities, games, and funny stuff like whoopie cushions.
  • Hopefully we will see more on their Instagram. For now, we see they’re offering free delivery within a 10 mile radius and have curbside pickup.
  • Free delivery within a 10 mile radius // They have so many items in-store that you will need to call and ask/figure out the coolest toys you’re looking for (no purchases on website)

MUSEjar

  • East Aurora, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love MUSEjar: calling all artists and artsy kids! Art art art!
  • MUSEjar will be doing live streams, store tours, and delivering supplies while they are closed. Shop from their website or call for orders. Live classes coming soon, too!
  • Delivery // website// phone orders

Nigh Road

  • East Aurora, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Nigh Road: a curated section of baby items perfect for gifts or your own little.
  • You can shop the website (hello home decor too!)  and also there is free shipping on all orders and a free $25 gift card on orders over $125.
  • Pick-up available // Delivery // call or DM

Hyatt’s

  • Buffalo, NY (Elmwood Ave., North Buffalo) // Instagram
  • Why we love Hyatt’s: art, art, art!
  • I haven not seen any updates on their Instagram but follow regardless in case something pops up. Also, you can shop their website.
  • Website // more details soon

Little Buffalo Play

  • Buffalo, NY (Hertel Ave., North Buffalo)
  • Why we love LBP: we have not even been able to visit and we can tell this place is adorable for play!
  • The play center is adapting and selling sensory kits at their location for pickup.
  • DM on Instagram for questions

Baby and Me Boutique

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  • Lewiston, NY // Instagram
  • Why we love Baby and Me: we recently discovered this boutique and have been keeping an eye on it so we can visit in the future!
  • Online shopping
  • Free domestic shipping

Raff and Friends

  • Clarence, NY (Eastern Hills) // Facebook
  • Why we love R&R: who doesn’t? We always have found great educational toys here and stuffed animals.
  • Website // shipping

 


 

Imagine That Olcott

  • Olcott, NY
  • Why we love Imagine that: we cannot say we have been BUT Lindsay went to school with owner Jess and her Newfane friends always rave about how their kids love it!
  • Follow Facebook for pickup details

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