Best Toy Store - 2010
Toys to Love
Everything about Toys to Love is a surprise. It's in the city's Galleria area, surrounded by towering new condos and upscale shops like RDG + Bar Annie and Pinto Ranch Western Wear, so you might expect to find an expensive, pretentious toy store. But you won't. Toys to Love actually seems more like a dollar store on first glance. Regardless, it's full of wonderful stuff. There's a great selection of educational toys, like "Mind Blowing Science" and "My First Weather Kit," and even the standard stock — remote-controlled cars, dolls and costumes — is different from what you'll find anywhere else. The Puparazzi pet toys also seem to be a hit. And Toys to Love is locally owned, which is always a big plus.