Arlington’s Kinder Haus Toys delivers lions, tigers, and giraffes (all stuffed, of course), Madame Alexander dolls, and so much more. The surroundings are fairy-tale like, with intricate Victorian-style gingerbread woodwork and colorful striped awnings throughout. Coolest part for mom and dad? The store’s wrapping and shipping service to anywhere in the U.S. Another plus: Kinder Haus’s story time, every Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., when you might catch owner Sue Pyatt reading from one of her books: Call Me Madame President and President Amanda’s Whistle-Stop Trip, both about a little girl with White House aspirations.
1220 N. Fillmore St.
703-527-5929
www.kinderhaus.com