Toy Shops: Specialty & Locally Owned

Whether a gift from a family member, a hand-me-down from an older sibling, or a purchase made with saved-up allowance, we all remember a favorite toy or two. Support local business and find unique toys that will become treasured memories.


Apple Blossom Baby; Chico. Offers popular & hard-to-find new items, unique locally crafted treasures & high-quality resale products. 1372 Longfellow Ave.  (530) 345-1617.

Bird In Hand; Chico. A store filled with toys, art kits & more. 320 Broadway St. (530) 893-0545.

Kat’s Meow; Chico. Find just the right outfit or decor for your little ones right in downtown Chico. 138 W. 3rd St. (530) 899-8811.

Little Red Hen Kids & Kitchen; Chico. Includes kids’ pretend kitchen items, kid-friendly cooking tools & utensils & fun kitchen-related games & toys. 959 East Ave. (530) 894-1300.

Little Red Hen Gift Shop; Chico. Offers children’s pretend play items, fun games, arts & craft supplies, kids décor, educational items, books & toys, including toys made from recycled materials. 897 E. 20th St., Ste. B. (530) 897-0100.

Little Red Hen Plant Nursery; Chico. At this wonderful nursery you’ll find children’s  garden-related items for pretend play, child-sized gardening tools, fairy garden kits & whimsical garden art kids will love. 189 E. 8th St. (530) 891-9100.

Made In Chico; Offers locally made gifts & more, including baby items. 127 W. 3rd St. (530) 894-7009.

Sweet Chico Confections. A locally-owned, old-fashioned sweets & toy shop. Find handmade gelato in store or at Thursday night Farmers Market, hold birthday parties at the shop’s Celebration Suite, or sweeten a wedding with a candy buffet or favors. 121 W. Third St. (530) 332-9866.

The Creative Apple; Chico. Offers a wide array of educational toys & materials to help young minds grow. 2210 Pillsbury Rd., Ste. 182. (530) 345-0122.


Sugarplum Kids; Redding. Wonderful old-fashioned children’s boutique, with toys & candy too. 1734 Churn Creek Rd. (530) 221-5573.


McCloud River Mercantile; McCloud. Specialty toys, puzzles & collectibles plus adorable clothing, hats & blankets. 241 Main St. (530) 964-2602.


Dandy Lions Children’s Shop; Red Bluff. A children’s shop with fun new toys & unique baby shower gifts. A huge selection of tutus & hair flair. Resale clothing from preemie to size sixteen, maternity & misses. 623 Main St. (530) 527-7755.

Discover Earth Eco-Mercantile; Red Bluff. Offers old-fashioned goodness, including organic & handmade items & American-made games & toys. 635 Main St. (530) 529-3856.


Michael Olaf Company; Arcata. Respected source of Montessori toys & educational materials. Shop online or visit our store. 65 Ericson Ct., Ste 1. (707) 826-1557.

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North State Parent is a free monthly publication that circulates within five California counties: Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Southern Siskiyou and Tehama. Our pages are filled with family-oriented places to go, services and products geared for women and things to do; a focus on parenting, community, health, education, teens, youth, and much more.

Updated: Jul 17, 2017 @ 12:52 pm