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Best Toy Stores in the Berkshires


Looking for something to take home to a little loved one?

Be sure to check out some of the great specialty toy stores the next time you are in the area. In downtown Pittsfield you’ll find Persnickety Toys at 137 North Street. This store specializes in fun, educational, crafty, unique and engaging gifts and toys. They have a nice selection of science kits, craft & fun books, dolls, Lamaze baby items, puzzles, musical instruments, education Items and stuffed animals. Some of the brands that they carry include Playmobil, Melissa & Doug, Brio wooden train sets & accessories and Schleich & Safari figurines. Michael, the owner, is extremely helpful. If there’s something that he doesn’t have, he will do his best to order it. Also, don’t worry about wrapping paper when purchasing gifts. It’s included! The customer service here is top notch. Check out their face book page at:


Another great find is in South County. There you will find Tom’s Toys. It’s located on 297 Main Street in Great Barrington. They sell 20,000 different kinds of toys, with new toys arriving every day. This is a very popular destination for locals and travelers. Please check their website at: If you can’t make it to the store and you see something there on the website, let them know and they will ship it to you.


The Gifted Child started in a pushcart in the West Stockbridge marketplace on Memorial Day weekend in 1981. In the fall of that year they moved to downtown Lenox. They have been in Lenox ever since. In 1994, they expanded and opened another store in Great Barrington. They carry a wide variety of toys, games, puzzles, and personalized gifts. A great thing about this store is they offer a personal shopping service. Call or email them the basic information such as the child’s age and gender, price range, messages, occasion and any special requests. They will choose something appropriate, wrap, ship and enclose your gift message. The best part is that this service is absolutely free!

Please visit their website at: or stop in at 72 Church Street in Lenox or 28 Railroad Street in Great Barrington.