10 Indie Retailers for your Holiday Shopping

10 Indie Retailers to Shop This Year

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, where are you shopping? If the first thing you think of is a river in South America, you’re probably like all of us. But there are other options! In fact, there are thousands of indie retailers with the toys you need to bring a smile to the kids on your holiday shopping list.

Today we have just a few of the indie retailers in the U.S. that we would love for you to consider this year. And of course, all of our featured retailers carry Lulu Junior My Comic Book and IlluStory Kits!


Are You Game

Describing themselves as ‘a cornucopia of fun for everyone’, Are You Game is your one stop shop for games online

Are You Game

Fat Brain Toys

From humble beginnings in a garage in Nebraska, Fat Brain Toys is the very definition of an indie retailer, growing into a hub for fun and educational toys.

Fat Brain Toys

Teich Toys & Books

Nestled in the heart of New York City, Teich Toys & Books brings the best of fun and education play to the big city. Teich Toys was also featured as a Lulu Junior Retailer of the Month recently!

Teich Toys & Books

Vermont Country Store

So much more than just a toy store, the Vermont Country Store is the perfect place for crafted gifts for the entire family. And they have an amazing selection of fun and educational toys!

Vermont Country Store

Rainbow Resource Center

If you haven’t heard about Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) from their annual Summer Book Contest, they are a dedicated online resource for homeschoolers, parents, and teachers. RRC has an amazing selection of educational toys and craft kits for kids in grades PK-12.

Rainbow Resource Center

Quail Ridge Books

Right down the road from the Lulu Junior office in Raleigh, NC, Quail Ridge Books features an array of amazing books and gifts for readers and crafters of all ages!

Quail Ridge Books

Kids Stuff

Just like their name implies, Kids Stuff is an online store full of kid’s stuff! From infant to adolescent, find everything you need to keep your kids entertained!

Kids Stuff

Buttonwood Books and Toys

Located in Cohasset, MA, Buttonwood Books has books, gifts, and toys for everyone on your list this year!

Buttonwood Books and Toys

Read With Me

Focusing on reading with your kids, Read With Me in Raleigh, NC was also featured as a past Lulu Junior Retailer of the Month!

Read With Me

Momo’s Treehouse

Featuring a wide array of toys for kids of all ages, Momo’s Treehouse is a must-visit if you love toys and are in Philadelphia!

Momo's Treehouse

The holidays are a busy time of year and while you’re trying to check off your list as efficiently as possible, it’s easy to just open a chain store app with one-click ordering. Don’t forget that shopping local and supporting small businesses helps your community and it’s more environmentally friendly. Our indie retailers have thoughtfully selected their products with the mission to educate, inspire, and entertain kids. They are passionate about helping customers find the perfect gift for kids and provide a unique and personalized shopping experience. We hope you find this list helpful as you’re looking for the perfect gift for the kids on your list this year!

What are some of your favorite indie bookstores and toy stores? Let us know in the comments below!

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