Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Browse the range of stores in Auckland city centre and get inspired by the range of Christmas gift ideas for kids. Whether you're needing a gift for your own kids, a niece, nephew or friends, we've scouted a few items that will help you start ticking presents off your shopping list. Shop local and buy your kids Christmas gifts in one of these many stellar stores in the heart of the city. 

Federation

Sneaky Croc Tee | $59.95  | Federation | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen St

This bright t-shirt is the ideal gift for a kid, with its fun hand drawn croc design and comfortable material. Ideal for wearing to the beach over the summer months, the tee’s bright colour makes it a standout piece that will add some life to any wardrobe.

Little Unity

Music: A fold out graphic history | $38.00 | Little Unity | 19 High St

Little Unity is the perfect destination to purchase children’s books with a huge selection of unique reads. This particular book is written by author Susan Hayes and award-winning composer Nicholas O’Neill. Children can become absorbed into the rich history of music, from jazz, country, rock ‘n’ roll, and gospel. The graphic history features the likes of The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, and Beyonce, and soon enough you will be able to talk about all things music with your youngster.

Kids Suede Flame Classic Slip-On Shoes | $99 | Platypus | 162 Queen St

Both comfortable and effortlessly cool, these suede classic vans feature a flame on the side, able to make any kid feel like a punk rock skater. The slip on nature of the shoes make them easy to wear and adaptable to a variety of settings, with their waffle outsides creating a firm grip.

Havianas

Kids Top Logo Mania Havaianas| $33 | Havaianas | 16 Takutai Square

What’s a better gift for a young person during the summer season than a pair of trusty Havaianas? With bright rasta colours or camo print as an option, these fun jandals will no doubt get great use this season. 

Smith & Caughey's

Day at the Museum Dinosaurs Puzzle 48 piece | $35 | Smith & Caughey's | 253-261 Queen St

The Day at the Museum Puzzle is a 48-piece fun challenge for a group of children to tackle on a rainy afternoon or winding down from a big beach day. Featuring a variety of exciting and colourful dinosaurs in a museum setting, they be entertained for hours as they race to see the final result.

Creative & Brave

Longest Drink in Town | Creative & Brave | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen St

Since 1968, The Longest Drink in town has been associated with summer months frequenting dairies, ice cream shops, cafes, and takeaway shops for delicious thickshakes. As kids love playing shop, pretend you're professional milkshake makers at home with this reusable cup they'll use as their favourite for years to come. 

Last updated: 25 December 2020

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