Delhi has been known to give the best options of toys and toy stores since almost the 1800s and it is time that it got its due. From the oldest to the latest as well as the best in the world, Delhi toy stores have been known to keep up with the times as well as interests. Here are some of the best toy-stores that have been known to delight every kid and parent in the city with their choicest collections.
- Ram Chander and Sons
One of the oldest toy shops in the city, Ram Chander and Sons was established in 1890. From the vintage Bugatti models to the more recent Ferarri cars, toy trains, to the newest Play Stations, any kind of toy, vintage or new can be spotted here. They are especially known for their model airplanes. The store is fairly big and, as they claim, a slightly messy place but their impressive clientele of Maharajas and politicians is enough to make one realise the store has managed to keep up with the times.
Address: D-1, Adjoining Odeon Cinema, Middle Circle, Connaught Lane
Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk
2. Gift Palace
When it comes to shopping for electronic toys like video games, play stations and other similar gadgets, this shop in Khan Market is one that is recommended. They have a wide and affordable range of products from X-Box, Nintendo, PlayStation to radio controlled cars and bikes too. Their collection interests kids and adults alike. For everyone who is visiting Khan Market, this store is a must-visit.
Address: 52-B, Khan Market
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market
If Ramchander and Sons is the oldest, then Hamleys is crowned as the biggest toy store in the city. This is their 6th outlet in India which is spread in 20,000 square feet area comprising of 3 floors of toy-filled goodness. Children and adults of all age get awed by the ambiance of this toy wonderland. Their collection includes more than 50,000 pieces leaving nothing out of a kid’s imagination. Furthermore, they engage their customers with regular magic shows, events as well as expert demonstration of toys making sure it isn’t any child’s last visit to their store.
Address: 154, 229-238, 317-319, DLF Place Mall, Saket
Nearest Metro Station: Saket
4. 101 Brats
As the name sounds, this store has everything that any child can ever demand. It is an exclusive distributor of national as well as international brand of toys and the unusual collection is a testimony to its success since it opened. The massive 4000 square feet area is mostly run over by children who can’t decide between the action games, outdoor games, puzzles, magic kits, dolls and electronic toys that is displayed at any given time.
Address: S-217 & 220, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Nearest Metro Station: Chhatarpur
5. Miracles :
This is the latest store to have suddenly become very popular with parents of infants. Their collection includes baby toys, strollers and furniture as well as school supplies. Their range is very affordable as the store claims to be a wholesale retailer of the products. They also have great range of outdoor sports necessities like badminton racquets, tricycles and outdoor kiddie pools.
Address: E-154, Main Road, Kalkaji
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji
Special mention – TOYZ TREASURE
Children tend to grow bored of their toys very quickly. Hence, instead of wasting money on toys that the kids might discard sooner than expected, parents can visit Toyztreasure. This place is a library of toys where branded items have been handpicked and assembled for anyone to choose and use. Parents can go here to choose and rent any item and as the kid loses interest they can return and exchange it for another one. Their collection includes Chicco, ELC, vtech, Hot Wheels, leapfrog, games, puzzles and ride ons. The hygiene of the place is certainly commendable and they make sure that the toys are thoroughly sanitized and ready for safe usage by the next toddler.
Address: B4/64 Azad Apartments, Sri Aurobindo Marg
Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh