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Where to get gifts for kids in Brisbane City

Gifts for the littlies need to have a big impact and you know they need to pass the all-important shake and drop test. Find everything you need to make the kids’ jaws drop and smiles light up when the wrapping gets torn off and strewn across the floor on every gift giving occasion.

Mind Games, Myer Centre

Boasting one of the most extensive ranges of games, puzzles and jigsaws in all of Australia, Mind Games takes it back to basics (read: no computer necessary, though those games are available too) with every classic title you can remember alongside all the excellent newbies. Ideal for family-friendly fun, Mind Games is certainly worth a look.  

Folio Books, Mary Street

For young people, there are few greater gifts than the wonder of books. Folio Books, a stalwart of the independent book store scene for more than 30 years, is an absolute treasure trove, boasting an extensive range of children’s picture books including rare, new and classic titles. With fine company like Roald Dahl, Dr Seuss, Dick Bruna and Michael Bond lining the walls, you’ll relish the walk down memory lane.

Country Road, Queen Street Mall

We’re all familiar with the natural simplicity of Country Road, but special mention is worthy of the Queen Street Mall dwelling; a towering two-storey heritage landmark that offers all the usual, and so much more. From tailored suits and the new summer women’s range downstairs to the homewares upstairs, this Country Road offers a bounty of ideal gifts for all ages. Check out the dedicated children’s section featuring divine micro-fashions, toys and bedroom pieces you’d be chuffed to gift to those special small humans in your life. 

Monsterthreads, Adelaide St

Monsterthreads

This gift shop has you sorted for babies, toddlers, kids and teens. From toys to clothes and lunch box bags to homewares, you’ll leave this fun and quirky shop with a unique gift that we are sure no one else will be gifting. Monsterthreads loves injecting art into the everyday and as such curate pieces incorporating fun art from across the global, so make sure to keep an eye out for its artist collabs.

Comics Etc, Elizabeth St

For more than 25 years, Comics Etc has been Queensland’s leading comic book retailer, servicing The City with a constantly regenerating range of the newest comics, collectables, t-shirts, posters and other pop-culture related goodies. If the little ones (or big kids) in your life love video games, check out Comic Etc’s unrivalled range of video game merchandise, from Mass Effect to Manga, Uncharted, and everything in between. When the wrapping paper comes off there’ll be a new superhero in town – you. 

Seed Heritage, Wintergarden

Seed Heritage, Wintergarden

Australian-made and loved, Seed Heritage is renowned for its beautifully designed apparel, accessories and footwear for babies, children and teens. With new additions monthly, you are always guaranteed fresh threads in an inimitable style that is both classic and playful. There’s an impressive gift range too, for reasonably-priced goodies, plus a gorgeous womenswear range for mums who like to treat themselves occasionally.

Eckersley’s Art and Craft, Adelaide St

This long standing Australian art and craft specialist has been feeding creative minds since 1965. With an entire section dedicated to kids, you’ll be able to stock up on supplies for the little ones in your life that like to get their art on. There is so much fun to be had.

Mr Toys Toyworld, Queen Street Mall

Rumour has it even Santa Claus himself is known to stop by Mr Toys Toyworld for last minute gifts. Home to all the big-name brands including Fisher-Price, Lego, Nerf and Disney, it’s no surprise this children’s wonderland is Australia’s top toy store and retailer. From this year’s must-haves to classic board games, model kits, costumes and more, Mr Toys is sure to deliver on every child’s wish-list.

A Brisbane CBD Adventure, Brisbane City 

The City is jam-packed with activity options for a great family day out, including ten-pin bowling and laser tag at Strike Wintergarden, summer’s biggest blockbusters at Event Cinemas (Myer Centre), arcade and video games at FunHouse (Myer Centre) and escape rooms that will delight the whole family at Fox in a Box Brisbane. For more activities to do with the kids check out our list here. Plus there are countless family friendly dining options including Grill’d for burgers, Corbett & Claude for pizza, Melt Brothers for toasties, Harajuku Gyoza for Japanese and the Pancake Manor for dessert. You can also find our list of family friendly dining here.

Need more ideas?

Myer, David Jones, Big W – All these department stores stock a huge range of big name toy brands and are worth checking out.

Noosa Chocolate Factory – The pick ‘n’ mix of specialty chocolate is a fun activity to do together or to give as a personalised sweet treat.

Brisbane Twilight Markets  – These markets are the only Brisbane-based market that sell 100% locally made products, giving buyers the opportunity to meet the makers. There is also always a free craft workshop to participate in. Dates are scattered throughout the year, so check the website for updates.

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