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38 Hudson Valley Parent n December 2018 cherish forever. Spark imaginative play with toys that will get played with all year long. Tinker Toys 5 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock Woodstock is known for its wonderful artistic community and Tinker Toys is just bubbling over with inspiration. Every shelf is packed with treasures you won't find anywhere else. Owner Suki By RIELLY GREY W ith the abundance of department stores and online ordering easier than ever, shopping for the holidays has felt, at least to me, a little less magical. I miss the days when shopping was more tangible, more personal. This year, I've found fabulous, local shops that offer exceptional toys from educational to super quirky. I even had the chance to speak with some of the owners to find out what makes their store special during the holidays. Echo 470 Main St., Beacon Wander down main street in Beacon for a toy store experience unlike any other. Classic toys fill the shelves of this unique store. Wooden blocks, jack-in-the-boxes, paper dolls and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls will make you remember the holidays of your own youth. Ditch the electronic gifts this year and give your child a toy they will Beeh says, "The toys tend to be art, sculpture, playable and most importantly beautiful." From adorable plush animals and whimsical story books to intricate wooden sculptures and puzzles, you'll discover amazing gifts all through the store. Madison Avenue Boutique MadisonAveBoutique 246 Main Street, Cornwall This beautiful boutique is brimming with toys, clothing and unique baby gifts. Stop in this store for perfect stocking stuffers. There are trinkets and stuffed animals and tea sets for your little princess. Brightly colored baby toys and books are also all around the store. Land of Oz 41 East Market St., Rhinebeck Head to Rhinebeck for an adventure through the wondrous aisles of Land of Oz. Shop owner, Elena Tinker Toys is full of intricate, unique toys that kids will love to play with and admire for years. Head to Woodstock to explore this amazing store. Local toy stores in the Hudson Valley Ditch online shopping for a unique shopping experience Land of Oz inspires kids to use their imagination for hours of pretend play. Shop owner, Elena (not pictured), personally searches for the best toys to put on her shelves.

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