The Best Locally Owned Toy Stores Near Greenville, SC

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Where are the locally-owned toy stores in Greenville, SC? Is there a toy store near me? What are the best places to buy toys in Greenville? If you’re looking to support local small businesses and find great gifts and fun toys while you’re at it, this is the list you’re looking for. These unique shops are some of the best toy shops around.

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Where to Buy Toys Around Greenville, SC

Sure, I love online shopping like the best of them, but there’s something that can’t beat walking into a toy store, shopping for gifts, or looking around. And, if I can support a local small business, I’m going to always choose that first. Luckily, we live in an area where there are plenty of locally-owned toy stores.

One of my favorite things to do is pop into one of these stores with my daughter and let her look around for a few minutes. It reminds me of when I used to do the same thing with my parents when I was younger. So if you’re like me and you want to support local businesses, here’s a roundup of some of the best locally-owned toy stores near Greenville, SC.

O.P. Taylor’s

Dubbed “The Coolest Toy Store on the Planet”, O.P. Taylor’s is a landmark in downtown Greenville. This small and mighty toy store is packed to the brim with toys for kids of all ages.

117 North Main Street, Greenville

The Elephant’s Trunk

The Elephant’s Trunk is a specialty toy store that sells educational and unique toys for kids of all ages. Reviewers rave about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Need assistance finding the perfect toy for a specific age? They’ll help you without blinking an eye.

2222 August Street #8, Greenville

Hollipops Fine Toys & Gifts

Hollipops is another local favorite. Filled with unique, high-quality toys, you’ll find something for every child at every age. And if you need recommendations on what toy to buy, the staff will quickly help you find the perfect gift. 

2531 Woodruff Road #106, Simpsonville

Borderlands Comics and Games

If you’re looking for a gift for a comic book or game, then look no further than Borderlands Comics and Games. Packed full with comic books, graphic novels, collectibles, and games, it’s a dream come true for the comic book or game lover in your life.

410 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville

Toy Federation

Toy Federation comes highly rated. They buy, sell, and trade new and vintage toys from your childhood to today. One reviewer even said it’s like a “classic toy museum where you can buy the toys.” If you’re wanting to introduce your kids to some toys from your childhood (or just reminisce yourself), make a visit to this locally-owned toy store tucked away in Greer.

104 Middleton Way, Greer


Once you step inside Boardwalk, you’ll find that the entire space is filled with all types of tabletop-style games. From board games to card games to darts and more, your competitive heart will be pleased. They even offer year-round gaming events. 

1175 Woods Crossing Road #6, Greenville

Shopping in Spartanburg

Imagination Station

Located in downtown Spartanburg, Imagination Station is a locally-owned toys store offering toys for kids of all ages. They even have trendy toys in stock (like Tonies)… so while you’re buying something popular, you’re also supporting small businesses. Win-win for everyone.

180 E Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Both TCMU- Greenville and TCMU- Spartanburg offer toy stores located within the museum. The stores have a varied selection of arts and crafts, age-appropriate toys, STEAM-related toys, books, and TCMU merchandise. You can also shop online and purchase curated gift bundles from the museum for that special child in your life!

300 College Street, Greenville, SC
130 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC

Are we missing any of your favorite locally-owned toy stores? Tell us below!

Shannon Pruitt
About the Author
Shannon moved to the Upstate after college, and other than a brief few years in Florida, has stayed. A former teacher, she is now the mom of one beautiful girl and works from home as a writer, web designer, and brand strategist. She believes tacos don't have to be reserved for Tuesdays, shamelessly listens to crime podcasts, and fuels herself on a daily cup of coffee (or two). You can find her on Instagram @shannonroyalpruitt

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