Welcome to Toys et Cetera, the best toy store in Chicago for fun educational toys at our convenient lakefront location.

Learn to play! Play to learn!

It’s not just a slogan.  It’s our mission and pledge.  We deliver value the old-fashioned way. We promise you playthings that are safe, developmentally sound, culturally sensItive, creative, constructive, and FUN! We’re committed because we know what’s at stake: a childhood.  Is there anything more valuable?
Come explore and discover the difference at Toys et Cetera today!

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Welcome to Toys et Cetera, the best toy store in Chicago since 1976!

Toys Et CeteraFree Gift Wrap

Big and Small we Gift Wrap it ALL!

We can wrap your purchase in festive paper to fit the occasion. Simply fill out a gift tag with the child's name and special event. We'll do the rest! 

Free ShippingFree Shipping On Orders Over $299 & All Local Pick-Up!

Check out our local pick-up option which allows you to pick up your purchase at our Hyde Park location!



Gift CertificatesGrab a Gift Certificate for Any Occasion!

Not sure what would be the best gift? Why not let them decide? Perfect for birthday gifts, graduations, or any celebrations! (Check them out!

Hand selected, quality toys for kids of every age!

Shop by Department:

We hand-select a super selection of toys for your family. Toys that kids, moms, and grandparents all love. Toys that are new and fun, yet timeless enough to hand down to the next generation. 
Begin browing by our most popular departments:
... and so much more!

Shop by Age

Shop by Age:

Our staff will help you find a toy that’s just right for the kid in your life (and by ‘kid’, we mean a ’kid’ of any age!). Stop by the store for personal assistance, or browse through our online selection according to a few main age ranges:

Shop by Brand:

Are you looking for a toy to compliment something you already own? Do you have a favorite toy brand to share with your kid? Shop online according to the brands you love:
... and SO, SO many more! 
(we have EVEN MORE in store!!)

When in Chicago, Visit our Stores!

Hyde Park Store

Hyde Park Store

1502 E. 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
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(773) 324-6039

Store Hours

Mon-Fri 9:30-6
Sat: 9:30-6
Sun: 11-5