Here are three ways to stave off boredom while staying inside and shopping local: Pick out books, games and toys at these D.C.-area shops and then swing by for quick curbside pickup. Some even offer local home delivery.

Board games and puzzles 

The offerings at Labyrinth Game Shop go light-years beyond Monopoly. The shelves at this Capitol Hill store are filled with unique games and puzzles, enough to keep kids and adults entertained for months. While the sales floor is temporarily closed, customers can place orders for curbside pickups via phone. Labyrinth’s team can offer recommendations and send photos of different options that will appeal to a family stuck inside together.

Labyrinth Game Shop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-544-1059.


Get lost in the pages of a book — an actual, physical book — courtesy of indie book sellers across the D.C. area. East City Bookshop near Eastern Market will continue offering book delivery within a one-mile radius for a $2 fee, or customers can order via phone for curbside pickup. Meanwhile, Dupont Circle’s Kramersbooks is shoppable via Postmates for local deliveries, with an easy search function that compiles the most popular reads and new releases in fiction and nonfiction. Loyalty Bookstore’s “Social Distance Shopping” provides curbside pickup at its Petworth and Silver Spring outposts, while Arlington’s One More Page Books offers curbside pickup for in-stock books to those who shop online or call and place an order, and free home deliveries to customers in North Arlington, Falls Church and McLean.

East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-290-1636.

Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.

Loyalty Bookstores, 843 Upshur St. NW; 823 Ellsworth Dr., Silver Spring. 301-448-1830.

One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. 703-300-9746.

Children's toys and activities

Child’s Play, a local toy and bookshop chain that has been in business for more than 30 years, just rolled out a “shopping concierge,” offering virtual consultations and curbside pickups at its Chevy Chase branch. Fill out an online form with information about the ages and interests of the kids you’re shopping for, then the team at Child’s Play will comb the aisles and pick out Lego Batcave sets, play cash registers, stuffed animals and other things they might love. Review Child’s Play’s suggestions via FaceTime, then head to the Connecticut Avenue location to pick up your gifts — and get a $5 credit for purchases over $50.

Child’s Play, 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-244-3602.