From classic, durable wooden toys to ornamental pieces for the bookshelf, The Double Bay Toy Shop offers a charming collection of ‘the finest European toys and children’s clothes for discerning parents and lucky children.’ Lucky indeed. A curated range of children’s wear is also available, while elegant nativity sets and decorations make for a welcoming Christmas display.
13a Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay
With an enormous range of toys there is something to suit every child at One Little Monkey. Beautifully crafted goodies are the focus, with wooden toys, baby gifts and dress ups taking centre stage in the hope of inspiring children to play without the need to zone in on screens. Their range is also available to peruse online – making the Christmas shopping just that much easier.
Level 2, Chatswood Chase, Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Stocking designer kids clothing, furniture, décor and toys, Kido Store in Clovelly is a one-stop shop for the Christmas rush. With an unmatched range of inflatable pool toys, wooden animals and the softer, stuffed variety, there is something delightfully wholesome about Kido’s products.
159 Clovelly Road, Clovelly
Just White Toys
If you have something traditional on your mind, Just White is the place to visit. Occupying a corner of Sydney’s Queen Victoria Building, the store is the type of place you wish you got locked in as a child. Porcelain dolls line shelves and toy planes and puppets hang charmingly from the ceiling. This is a store brimming with collectibles so don’t be surprised if you end up losing a few hours poring over their toys.
Level 2, Shop 37-41 Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney
Having first opened in 1906 on Cremorne Wharf, the story of Adrienne & The Misses Bonney goes back quite a way. Since their beginnings, Adrienne & The Misses Bonney is a store committed first and foremost to offering exquisite embroidered items including formal children’s wear and christening robes. With stunning wooden rocking horses and smocked dresses to make hearts melt, this store is perfect for a meaningful children’s gift. They also stock beautiful hand-made Christmas ornaments.
55 Bay Street (Cnr Cross Street), Double Bay
The Christmas stocking isn’t complete without a book (or five) to ensure the littlies give you some peace during the holidays. Picture books, poetry, classics, non-fiction and contemporary fiction line the walls, offering a book to suit every child’s interest. The store also offers children’s writing and drawing workshops during the Christmas break.
6 Hannah Street, Beecroft
Red Rocket Toys
A carefully selected range of premium toys, games, arts and crafts, sporting equipment, dress-ups and books for every age, this Rose Bay store has a thorough mix of contemporary and traditional toys to suit every occasion. The gift concierge service is a major plus, with the Red Rocket team taking every step to select, wrap and deliver gifts without you even needing to step foot into the store.
674 New South Head Road, Rose Bay
With electronic, robotic, construction and crafts based gadgetry, this Annandale store is perfect for young curious minds. Their silver construction toys are an elegant option, while their range of board games and puzzles will have them channelling any competitive energy into summer holiday gaming sessions that everyone can be involved in. A selection of their stock is also available to purchase online through their website.
51 Booth Street, Annandale
This picturesque store on the corner of Booth and View Streets in Annandale, stocks a gorgeous array of children’s toys that range from the more ornamental to practical play based pieces. Also offering beautiful children’s wear and accessories, we recommend paying The Corner Booth a visit before finalising the kids’ Christmas stockings.
105 Booth Street, Annandale