06 Nov Barcelona’s Most Unique Toy Stores
No matter what our age, we all love a good toy store. We surveyed our VIP nannies to find Barcelona’s most unique toy stores. Whether you are shopping for someone’s new baby, a birthday present for a school friend or even getting a head start on your holiday shopping for your kids, Barcelona has special toy stores where you can find the perfect gifts for every little person on your list.
If you have a puzzler in your family, Puzzlemania is a Barcelona destination you shouldn’t miss. This store is one Europe’s biggest puzzle stores and one of Spain’s oldest. Stocking more than 2000 different models of puzzles you can find all types here: traditional, wooden, fluorescent, and metallic puzzles.
Barcelona neighborhood: Eixample Derecho. Address: Calle Diputació, 225, 08011. T. +34 934 51 58 03
A toy store out of children’s fables (what les faules means), you will find a collection of intelligent toys from around the world within walking distance from Passeig de Gràcia. The owners try to stock toys produced by family-owned or socially-committed companies. Some of the brands they sell include: Plan Toys, Habe, Green Toys, Monchichi and Babylonia.
Barcelona neighborhood: Gracia. Address: Calle Provenca, 181. T. +34 93 530 86 48
Located in one of Barcelona’s many picturesque plazas, Plaza Virrena, this one-of-a-kind toy store features an eclectic mix of adorable educational and traditional toys for babies through young children. The owners seek out toxin-free and organic toys when possible. You can follow the store on Facebook or Instagram to learn about the frequent, free family events they hold in the store and in the plaza out front. Bateau Lune’s collection of toys, backpacks and decorations for kids’ bedrooms are also available in their online store.
Barcelona neighborhood: Gracia. Address: Plaza de la Virreina, 7, 08024. T. +34 93 218 69 07
Kreative Kids is an official “JugueterÍa STEAM” which selling toys and games promoting education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. A former molecular biologist founded Kreative Kids in 2008. Infants through teenagers will love whatever you bring home from this intelligently-curated collection of science, technology & robotics toys, construction and engineering projects, arts & crafts supplies, musical toys, board games, and outdoor play toys and games from around the world.
Barcelona Neighborhood: Sarría Sant Gervasi. Address: Plaça de Joaquim Pena, 1. Local 2, 08017, +34 934 18 86 52
Self-described as an “Extra-ordinary Bazaar” of extraordinary nicknacks, home decorations, Christmas decorations, children’s toys, crafts supplies and fabric, and other original products from countries such as Mexico, India, Senegal, China or Japan. This place is ideal for finding little stocking-stuffers or joke gifts to make your child smile.
Barcelona neighborhood: Raval. Address: Joaquín Costa 62. T. +34 93 301 3068
Imaginarium is technically not one of Barcelona’s most unique toy stores given that it is part of an international franchise. Nevertheless, we love the chain’s outstanding assortment of more than 1200 toys for boys and girls ages 0-8 years old. We also like the company’s commitment to not sell any toys promoting sexism or with themes of war and violence. There are 5 stores in Barcelona, an online store, and locations all over Europe. Stores even have two different rainbow-lit entrances: one for adults and one for kids!
Barcelona shopping mall locations:
C L’illa, Avinguda Diagonal, 557, LOCAL- 70, 08029 T. +34 934 05 39 37
La Maquinista, Carrer de Potosí, S / N, LOCAL 19, 08030 T. +34 933 60 88 55
While technically a book store and not a toy store, the folks at Come Again, an English bookstore, have an incredible selection of games for children of all ages. They also have bilingual children’s books to help your children learn English, Spanish and Catalan. They even create an entire section dedicated to holiday-related books which is hard to pass up once the Christmas carols start playing!
Barcelona neighborhood: Eixample. Address: Calle Balmes, BIS 129 08008. T: +34 934 53 1204
And just in case you want to take it easy and do some online shopping on Black Friday, Amazon US already released their Top 100 Toys of 2019 List.
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