About Us

Kristen Joy Laidig Age 5When she was 5 years old, Kristen had a dream... she saw a red brick building with two large display windows, in an adorable downtown setting. Walking in through the front door, she could see a play/reading/relaxing area in the front, with the rest of the space being filled with... WONDER.

When Kristen shared this dream with her husband Tony, he surprised her by not laughing. Instead, he began looking for opportunity. And the doors opened!

Together, they embarked on a life-changing journey to see Kristen's dream realized... and that dream is now Toy Box Gifts & Wonder, a boutique book and toy store in the heart of downtown Chambersburg, PA, just a few short miles from popular Gettysburg, PA! Kristen is now a Certified Play Expert with ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailer Association), serves on the Advisory Council for the PENN State Mont Alto LaunchBox Entrepreneur Incubator in Chambersburg, and is a consultant for brick-and-mortar and online entrepreneurs.

Tony and Kristen LaidigToy Box Gifts & Wonder carries a wide range of STREAM-inspired (science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts, math) products to engage the imaginations of kids and adults alike. Featuring monthly events and life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including the store mascot, Phil (who would be happy to have his picture taken with you when you visit), this dream-turned-destination will have you and your kids enjoying playtime together again.

Mark your calendar for a visit today!

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