Important Things Parents Need to Know

At Geppetto’s we hand select every toy in our stores.  Together our staff has well over 100 years of toy experience.  We only purchase our merchandise from established, reputable manufacturers, who produce quality products with your children’s healthy development in mind.

When selecting a toy there are a few suggestions to keep in mind:

1.    Safety - Be aware of product warnings designed to educate the consumer on a wide range of safety issues. On our site, the safety warnings, if any, will be displayed below the product information.


2.    Age range - While all of our children are brilliant, remember that the age range on a product is there to help you.  You always want to challenge a child while being careful not to frustrate them with a product that is too advanced for their age or their specific abilities.

3.    Toy awards - There are many different product awards in the toy industry. While it is impossible to recognize every great product with an award, it is nice to be able to recognize some award designations you might see on packaging:

a.    Openheim

b.    ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Assocation)

c.    Dr. Toy

d.    Parents Magazine


  • Locations
  • Hours
Carlsbad, The Forum
  1935 Calle Barcelona

Flower Hill - Del Mar
  2670 Via de la Valle
(Near Whole Foods)

4S Commons Town Ctr
  10436 Craftsman Way

Del Mar Highlands
  3435 Del Mar Heights

La Jolla
  7850 Girard Ave
  4545 La Jolla Village Dr
(Located near Macy's)

Fashion Valley
  7007 Friars Road
(On the 2nd floor near Bloomingdales)

Old Town 
  2754 Calhoun St.
  619 293-7520
(In the Fiesta De Reyes Plaza)
  789 West Harbor Drive
  619 615-0005



Carlsbad, The Forum
   M-Sa 9-9
   Sun 9-6
Del Mar - Flower Hill
M-Sa 9-7
   Sun 10-6

4S Commons Town Ctr
M-Sa 9-8
   Sun 9-6

Del Mar Highlands
M-Sa 9-9
   Sun 9-6

La Jolla
M-Sat 9-7
   Sun 10-6

Fashion Valley
M-Sa 10-9
   Sun 11-7

Old Town
   Sun-Thur 10-9
   Fri, Sa 10-9