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November 2015

10 Best Stores to Shop At For Children’s Gifts

If the process of selecting gifts for adults is a tricky one, then that of selecting presents for the little ones demands twice the attention! What are some factors to take into consideration when going Christmas gift shopping for the kids? First and foremost, is it appropriate for his or her age? Could it possibly be something that the tot might outgrow in the blink of an eye? When picking gifts for older children, you should be considering their interests. Would he like spending hours putting together a tedious jigsaw puzzle? Would she enjoy experimenting with Lego blocks?

Whatever their ages and interests may be, we have put together a Christmas gift guide for the kiddos in your life. You are bound to find something they’ll eventually come to adore! Here are the ten best stores in Singapore for children’s gifts!


1. Toys R Us 

Surprise, surprise! Look which perennial favourite and household name rests at the top of our list! Alright, we all know that Toys R Us offers an extensive range of… well, toys. But we think that its outlets here in Singapore are probably the best choices should you be looking for a snazzy set of wheels for junior!

What it’s best for: vehicles (license not required) and outdoor toys

For the babies: Intex Baby Float, SGD $14.95 (below) 


For the toddlers: Snuggle Bug, SGD $149.95 (below)


For pre-schoolers: Disney – Frozen Lean & Glide Tri Scooter, SGD $79.95 (below)


For tweens: Power Surfer Orange, SGD $99.95 (below)


Address: VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #02-182/3, Singapore 098585

Phone: 6273 0661

Outlets: Forum, United Square, Suntec City Mall, City Square Mall, The Centrepoint, Paragon, Tampines Mall


2. The Better Toy Store

This gem of a toy store is a child’s workshop of award-winning toys carefully selected for their excellence in play value, design, quality and impact on the environment. Every toy they import is evaluated for these qualities and they do not compromise because they (and us too!) believe our children deserve the best!

What it’s best for: hand puppets

For the toddlers: Folkmanis Mini Field Mouse Finger Puppet, SGD $17.90 (below) 


For pre-schoolers: hand puppets (assorted animal designs available, price range: SGD $40 – $80)

For tweens: puppet making kits (below)


Address: Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, #01-11/12, Singapore 247933

Phone: 6836 2450


3. Times Bookstores

Times bookstore’s newest sprawling outlet opened up at Marina Square recently, so if you’re doing some serious gift shopping that would be the best branch to visit!

What it’s best for: children’s storybooks, educational toys & colouring books

For the toddlers: Disney Playtime Songs, SGD $18.40 (below)


For pre-schoolers: Disney Learning Mats, SGD $8.39 (below) 


For tweens: Ultimate Paper Airplanes for Kids, SGD $16.26 (below)


Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-149/150/151, Singapore 039594

Phone: 6250 7528

Outlets: The Centrepoint, Paragon, Plaza Singapura, Tampines 1


4. Smiggle

What do you get when a smile meets a giggle? Smiggle! I sure was all smiles as I checked out their latest Christmas range!

What it’s best for: stationery & school needs

For the toddlers: Square Yums Lunchbox, SGD $17.95 (below) 


For pre-schoolers: Yums Character Wallet, SGD $15.95 (below)


For tweens: Sketch Kit XMAS, SGD $24.95 (below) 


Address: Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, #01-19/20, Singapore 247933

Phone: 6736 0861

Outlets: United Square, ION Orchard, Wisma Atria, Nex, Lot One


5. Bricks World

Did you know that Lego was founded all the way back in 1932? Having said that, it’s clear that some things just don’t go out of trend.

What it’s best for: LEGO

For pre-schoolers: Wild Animals Set (Duplo), SGD $139.90 (below) 


For tweens: Classic Large Creative Brick Box, SGD $84.90 (below) 


Address: Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, #05-15A, Ngee Ann City Podium Block

Phone: 6734 5512

Outlets: Suntec City, Plaza Singapura, Northpoint Shopping Centre, JEM


6. Zero2Six

In an era where smart devices are increasingly encroaching into our young one’s hands-on playtime and development, the lovely people at Zero2Six believe that playing with traditional toys is still the best form of learning for every child. We couldn’t agree more!

What it’s best for: classic toys

For the toddlers: Jeujura 50 Letters, SGD $13.90 (below) 


For pre-schoolers: Vilac Tin Tops, SGD $14.90 (below)


For tweens: Space Pinball Marbles Board Game, SGD $24.90 (below) 


Address: 112 East Coast Road, Singapore 428802

Phone: 6659 5890


7. Kids21

The pioneer Kids21 store started off as an eponymous multi-label shop for children’s wear. The boutique offers just about everything for boys and girls of all age categories, from basic pieces to stylish ensembles for any occasion. It houses a few famous luxury kids-wear brands such as Kenzo Kids, Paul Smith Junior and Stella McCartney Kids. We hope you’re in the mood to spend some serious bucks!

What it’s best for: designer apparel, accessories & shoes

For all ages: 

Stella McCartney Kids Santa Claus Sweater with Detachable Appliqués, SGD $130 (below)


Bird Design Tin Tea Set, SGD $75 (below)


Paint Your Own Birdhouse Set, SGD $25




Address: Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859

Phone: 6304 1342

Outlets: Forum, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands


8. Build-A-Bear Workshop

What’s better than a cuddly teddy bear? Why, a customisable one, of course! If you’re not up to the challenging task of designing a really cute stuffed animal, then you could opt for one of their novelty bears or cartoon character plush toys!

What it’s best for: customised teddy bears & plush toys

For all ages: 

Olaf The Snowman Plush, SGD $45.90 (below) 


Springer Spaniel Plush, SGD $38.90 (below) 


Address: Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-04, Singapore 238839

Phone: 6238 1378

Outlets: Harbourfront Centre


9. Books Ahoy! 

Books Ahoy! by Woods in The Books is a fresh and quaint little bookstore that opened its doors recently at Forum. If you’re a bibliophile, your maiden visit to this independent bookstore most certainly will not be your last!

What it’s best for: children’s picture books

For the toddlers: board books (quite a variety available!)

For pre-schoolers: picture books


For tweens: graphic novels such as The Adventures of Tintin (below) 


Address: Forum, 583 Orchard Road, #02-03, Singapore 238884

Phone: 6684 0138

Outlets: Woods In The Books, No. 3 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru


10. My Little Shoppers

My Little Shoppers carries an impressively extensive range of products for children of all ages. From babies to pre-teens, you’re sure to find something suitable for whoever you’re shopping for!

What it’s best for: children’s cameras

For pre-schoolers & tweens: Vtech: Kidizoom Disney Lightning McQueen Digital Camera, SGD $149.90 (other designs available)


Take photos and videos with all your Cars friends on this McQueen styled camera! Store over 500 photos and have fun editing the images and adding Cars themed frames, stamps and effects. This camera features easy to use controls, flash and a colour LCD screen, 2x digital zoom and built-in photo editor.

Address: 11 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 575629

Phone: 6556 4110



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10 Best Stores to Shop At For Children’s Gifts