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A virtual tour of Magic Beans Boston at the Prudential Center: Small and mighty!

As with many retailers in the era of the internet, Magic Beans is a two-pronged business: you can access our full selection right here at mbeans.com, or you can visit our six brick-and-mortar stores in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Our first store, in Brookline, is probably the most familiar to Bostonians, since that bright green façade really stands out on Harvard Street, ... Read More »

Celebrate the Sox: Red Sox gear at Magic Beans!

red sox onezie

While the ritual of playing catch with your kids is pretty universal in America, Boston takes baseball to a whole other level. The Red Sox are far more than just a team to local devotees: seeing a game with your family is something akin to a religious experience, the best sort of bonding for fans of all ages. Naturally, parents ... Read More »

Boston families: smart activities for kids during April vacation

activities for kids child painting

It’s easy to forget if you’ve been living here for a while that Boston is a pretty unique and special place to live: it’s small and a bit provincial as cities go, but the cultural and historical institutions here are second to none.  Colleges and universities? We’ve got a few. Museums and art galleries? We have those too. Historical sites? ... Read More »

Come to DROOL BABY EXPO in Boston on April 7!

GET TICKETS   DROOL BABY EXPO APRIL 7, 2016 At the WESTIN WATERFRONT HOTEL in Boston   It’s that time again: we’re celebrating springtime in Boston with an extraordinary baby expo! Drool is a fun, upscale shopping event for expectant and new parents, with all of the best baby brands in one room. Since its debut in 2011, our epic baby ... Read More »

Shop local: the 5 (other) best baby stores in Boston!

We can never thank our customers enough for supporting local businesses like Magic Beans! Our five Boston-area stores and our booming website have you nicely covered for all things baby: strollers, car seats, nursery furniture, apparel, nursing gear, feeding gear, and the whole kit and caboodle.  Our honors include Best of Boston, the Boston Parents’ Paper Family Favorites, and the Boston ... Read More »

Maximize your fun: the 5 OTHER best toy stores in Boston!

Magic Beans is all about shopping local, and supporting independent business.  It’s your support that keep us alive and strong, and we can’t overemphasize our appreciation of your patronage. We’re very fortunate to have five stores in the Boston area in great communities, and to be recognized by Boston Magazine as Best Toy Store in Boston.  We love being the toy store of downtown Boston, as well as ... Read More »

Stock up & save on baby gear at the Boston Drool Baby Expo on May 13!

Ok, so you’ve gotten the good news that you’re pregnant – now what? It’s time to make a doctor’s appointment, check out your health insurance, find out your company’s maternity leave policy, get some prenatal vitamins, research the latest foods-you-should-eat and foods-you-shouldn’t eat, figure out when to tell who, check your budget, discuss parenting with your partner, start thinking about ... Read More »