Christmas Toys and Where to Shop in Town
Christmas is coming, and to help you be inspired and know where to shop for kids toys, gadgets books and more in DublinTown we’ve looked to the annual and most beloved Late Late Toy Show!
Just like Santa Claus, his elves are always on the lookout for the best gifts to surprise the little ones. And so, inspired by all the great toys and more that featured on the show this year, the DublinTown elves have rounded up the best places in Dublin to find whats on the show, plus a whole lot more!
Designist, George’s Street
Find a unique selection of children’s toys and books at Designist, where Irish and European brands are key. You’ll find everything from kinetic sand, to beautifully illustrated stories and homeware for the bedroom too.
Søstrene Grene, George’s Street
Danish brand Søstrene Grene have a wonderful range of affordable pieces for the kids. Tableware made from sustainable materials, toys, trinkets, stationary and more, many of the pieces you’ll find in store also feature their cute characters.
Smyths Toys Superstores, Jervis Street
One of the biggest city centre toy stores, Smyths has everything and then some. Whether you’re looking for the popular action heroes from the Marvel Universe, or Barbie and her friends, soft toys, bikes, trikes or board games, there is something for every child no matter their age or interest.
GameStop, Henry Street, Liffey Street Lower & Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
The top one-shop-stop for games is GameStop! An array of video games, consoles and accessories, GameStop is ideal for the older kids in the family – plus they’ve a great range of merchandise, wearables and Funko POP! Characters too.
Barn, South William Street
Another one of the unique stores within DublinTown, Barn in the Creative Quarter has a lovely selection of gifts, toys, books and clothing for young children. The little sister store of Industry & Co on Drury Street, Barn houses a collection of designer baby and children’s home and lifestyle products that make for wonderful presents under the tree.
Tales for Tadpoles, Drury Street
A petit store packed with lovely gift ideas, books and soft toys, Tales for Tadpoles has a fantastic range of classic characters and Irish designs.
Cogs the Brain Shop, Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre
A special kind of kids store, Cogs the Brain Shop has a carefully curated selection of games, toys and gadgets to help your little ones really think. They stock many award-winning products from around the world, as well as excellent board games for all the family to enjoy.
Disney Store, Grafton Street
If you’re looking for anything Disney related, you’re sure to find it at the designated and exclusive to DublinTown Disney Store! Princess dresses, Lego, Star Wars, and every soft toy from the Disney catalogue, this is where true magic lives.
Banba Toymaster, Mary Street-Jervis Street
A staple to the Irish toy industry, Toymaster has a whole host of great gifts for all personalities and ages. Youll find their DublinTown store on the corner of Mary Street and Jervis Street in the Dublin One area.
Arnotts, Henry Street
Arnotts has a range of toys and books for everyone, from little kids to teenagers. Plus, their childrenswear department is also ideal for winter warmers.
In addition to these wonderful stores, book shops in DublinTown have excellent range of reading material and acitivies books that make for great presents this Christmas. Check out Hodges Figgis on Dawson St, Dubray Books on Grafton St, Easons on O’Connell Street, Chapters on Parnell Street, Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street, The Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane, The Winding Stair on Ormond Quay, and Hen’s Teeth on Fade Street.