December New In-Store And Christmas Gift Guide
Armed with your kids handwritten Christmas wish lists for Santa, head in to see us for all your stocking fillers, big ticket items, carefully curated treasures, perennial favourites and this season's must-have toys! We are ready to check off your list, and can even gift wrap your items and store them safely for you at 'TT Elf Central' until the big day!
Do yourself a favour by shopping locally and avoid the headache of queues at city malls by shopping at our locally owned, family operated toy shop. Thanks to Adrienne Dillon from Little Black Rabbit Photography for the photos of us in our shop; we were thrilled to be featured in a Shop Local story she is ran on us, head over to her Facebook page to read the story!
We've chosen some winners on the list below, from imaginative-play toys that peel kids away from their screens, to games and activities that immerse them into new magical worlds, plus classic throwbacks to family faves and board games.
Check out what's New In-Store for Christmas at Torquay Toys, plus a Gift Guide to help you with any age group!
For 0 - 2 year olds we recommend this sweet Jellycat Reindeer, a cuddly, quirky toy that is as soft as a lamb! We have so much for this age group, but some popular items include the Bilibo Mini water play set and Green Toys sand play set, which comes complete with a bucket and spade, stacking cups, rakes and sandcastle accessories.
pipSquigz are the ultimate KEEP-THEIR-ATTENTION TOY, including 3 uniquely shaped silicone toys in a variety of textures & brilliant colours, with suction cups that stick together and POP apart, making fun rattle sounds. Perfect for the stroller, highchair, bathtub, and anywhere-travel.
3 - 5 year olds are into everything! These preschool years are a magic time in their development, so toys like Marble Runs and MagFormers really challenge and excite them! We have a whole host of 'Orchard Toys' games who specialise in this age group, and as a former early childhood educator, Jill loves helping guide her customers into the best items to suit children's ages and stages.
6 - 10 year olds: Major gains in muscle strength and coordination mean most children within this age range develop basic motor skills, such as kicking, catching, and throwing. They are gradually becoming more skilled at more complex activities, and love complex games and activities like engineering-sensation, Salt Powered Truck, and DIY building kits. Budding young artists will love activity kits and craft which we have stocked up on, with the Tiger Tribe Kits in high demand!
10+/family: You can't go wrong with family-friendly games like Finnska, Wasgij puzzles, Catan, Monopoly & Codenames. Whether the sun is shining over summer for outdoor play, or wet weather forces you indoors on the school holidays, a well-stocked games shelf will bring everyone together and keep them off their screens!
Stocking Fillers / KK Gifts / under $25: Don't break the bank! Quality choices need not cost a fortune, but anything from this collection will be well-received. Monopoly deal, UNO cards, bat n' ball, musical instruments, assorted Independence Studio items like yoyo's & slapbands etc), Phase 10 and the hit game, Tenzi, are just some of the awesome presents you can find in-store.
More Great Ideas!
- Make Me Iconic Utes are back in stock!
- Everearth rocking horses are an heirloom gift that will last the ages
- Check out the range of Rush Hour games, from 8+ (single player), a 2 player version, and a Jnr 6+ variation. These are so popular with the kids!
- Laser Chess
- Craft, craft and more craft!
Gift Wrapping Available!
For a gold coin donation, we are offering this service, with all proceeds going to ‘Peace Of Mind Foundation for the months of November, December & January. Visit us for all your little one's goodies, with the winning combination of beautiful gift wrapping and a donation towards this Not For Profit organisation who exists to give support, courage and community to brain cancer patients, their carers, family and loved ones.
Pre-orders & Layby Available
We hope you've gathered heaps of ideas from our selection of toys in this blog. Not quite ready to pick up your big ticket items, and nowhere to store them til closer to Christmas? Pre-orders are ideal for orders up til the 10th Dec. Get in touch with us to store your goodies, and we'll look after them for you before they're loaded onto Santa's Sleigh ;)
Thanks For Supporting Local!
Thanks to everyone who Supports Local - our family is here to delight your family, and make your Christmas shopping all the easier, at Shop 1a Gilbert St Torquay. Can't get to the shop? Order from our website for Fast Shipping or Click n' Collect. For all the latest product news, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.