What drives us?

We believe play is a multi-sensory experience and should engage all of our senses. Playing is children's "work" and should tap into every sense; when you hold a quality toy, it makes a difference in the play experience. When you give a child an open-ended toy, or one without prescribed characteristics or personality, you give them the gift of a lifetime and open the door to strong brain development and creative processes. So...

  • We spend a great deal of time finding quality, back-to-basics toys, "slow toys", that will benefit the children of our community; we believe time invested in our children is the most important endeavor we could pursuit.
  • We commit a lot of time in training our employees to be a resource for you; we want to be your go-to people, not just to touch-and-feel the product, but to understand how it will benefit your children so that when you leave our shop with your purchase, it's with confidence.
  • We want you to have a great shopping experience too, so we've invested in an environment that is comfortable while encouraging play - no "do not touch" signs around here!  Beautifully appointed with murals to delight the eyes, fixtures with well-displayed product at a height that doesn't overwhelm, all within a well-lit atmosphere that allows you to easily move around the space.
  • We're committed to providing quality playthings and reliable service to our customers, and having a very good time in the process!  After all, we're a toy store!

Welcome to Geppetto's Toy Box!

If you're looking for quality toys that encourage imaginative play and learning, look no further than the heart of Oak Park, IL! Designed to appeal to the conscious consumer, this European-inspired toy shop in historic Oak Park, IL focuses on wood and natural fiber toys: toys that feel good, look good, and can withstand years of play and exploration. More importantly, we search out products from responsible manufacturers doing good things in the world. From puzzles and games for the whole family, to world music and books, arts and crafts, or fabulous building toys, there's something here for every age!We also offer a selection of products for Eco-conscious living as well as a fun variety of gift items for tweens to adults! We think you'll find we're more than just a toy store, we're a place of discovery & creativity, a resource for your family and a place for special events, and, in the end, just aplain fun place to go.

Our bright, vibrant store remains warm and welcoming to all who stop in and we are committed to fabulous customer service and product knowledge. (We offer free gift wrap too!)

So consider yourself having an open invitation to come play with us.  We look forward to making you smile.


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