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No matter the season, there’s nothing more magical or soul-warming than a good old-fashioned toy store. Whether you’re searching for a last-minute birthday gift, locking down Christmas presents, giving in to the kids’ relentless pleas or seeking nostalgia, these timeless shops provide hours of carefree wonder for the entire family. Take a break from online shopping and check out these curated playtime palaces—the kids will thank you. We took a closer look at some of Chicago’s very best toy purveyors to help you find the right fit.