Best Toy Store

The Learning Tree

Readers' Pick

It happens more often than you think: Some friend invites you to her kid’s birthday party, which is really just another excuse for a Missoula potluck. There will be beers and meat on a grill and cake (bonus!), but you’re stuck having to bring a gift and you don’t want to be that guy who, metaphorically speaking, brings the Costco crate to a party full of organic veggies and grass-fed meats. In other words, you want to carry in a tasteful, affordable, cool and maybe even educational gift for that little rascal. Make it easy on yourself and head to Learning Tree. From plush toys to trains, art supplies to board games, they’ve got it all. When in doubt, pick up anything made by Melissa & Doug or, even better, grab one of those foot-stomp rocket launchers—they’re awesome for boys and girls of any age and a hit at parties. The Learning Tree: 2901 Brooks St., 543-0101,

Finalists, Best Toy Store

2. Walking Stick Toys: 829 S. Higgins, 543-1179,

3. Rockin Rudy’s: 237 Blaine St., 542-0077,

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