Finding the right toy for your children, nephews, and nieces can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a good toy shop locally. Thankfully, there are some great online toy shops, including a free that ship internationally.
Amazon is the world’s largest retailer, so it isn’t surprising that it’s one of the world’s largest toy retailers as well — from Nerf Guns to Barbies to everything else, you can find it all at Amazon’s toys section. Of course, it’s also famously one of the world’s largest retailers of books too. If you’re thinking of buying toys for a child, why not throw in a children’s book as well. There are lots of fantastic children’s books to consider, from classics like the Enid Blyton series to more modern favourites like the Harry Potter series.
It’s worth noting that there are several Amazon stores in different countries (e.g. Amazon.com in the US). If you live in the UK, for example, it makes sense to shop at Amazon.co.uk rather than Amazon.com due to import taxes and shipping costs, but if you can only find what you’re looking for on an international Amazon store, you’ll just have to bite the bullet and shop there.
When it comes to toy shopping, one of your first ports of call has to be the Disney store. Here you’ll find action figures, dolls, and collectibles, as well as clothing and accessories that are inspired by your favourites movies and TV shows. Want a Mini Mouse backpack or an Elsa Frozen doll? Then head straight to ShopDisney.com.
If there isn’t a LEGO store where you live, don’t worry: you can get the LEGO shopping experience by shopping online. LEGO ships internationally so whether you’re in the Australia or Austria, you’ll be able to buy the latest LEGO sets directly from Lego.com.
Originally founded as “Noah’s Ark” in 1760, London-based Hamleys is one of the largest toy shops in the world. The Flagship store, which is now located on Regent Street, has more than seven floors and stocks more than 50,000 different products. Thankfully, if you don’t have the opportunity to visit Hamley’s in London you can shop online at their website and get the toys delivered directly to your home.
Toy Street may not be as well known as Hamleys, but the UK-based online retailer is quickly becoming a popular website for parents in the UK and around the world. Toy Street ships to a large number of countries worldwide, from Albania to Australia, with delivery typically taking between three and nine days.