There are loads of places you can buy the perfect gift to take to a birthday party, everywhere from toy shops, to bookstores to even supermarkets, but as it can be a bit hit and miss, we’ve got our top five fail-safe options to pick up a decent pressie either well in advance or last minute! From traditional toys like transformers and barbies, to cool new toys and games… we have you sorted in KL.
This is an easy option because not only does it have an enormous selection of toys for all age ranges from babies right up until much older children, there are also plenty of Toys "R" Us stores around and you can even buy your wrapping paper and card there and the kind folk in the shop will wrap the present for you. Winner!
Toys R Us, various locations around Kuala Lumpur including Bangsar Village I, Mid Valley Megamall and Qull Shopping Mall, www.toysrus.com.my
Filled with unusual and unique toys from fab brands such as Melissa and Doug and Hape, Carousel is a great option for something that is unlikely to be duplicated. There is a fantastic collection of Playmobil, a wonderful variety of outdoor games such as scooters and biking accessories, plus some great activity books that older kids will love. You can also grab some lovely educational baby toys here. As a bonus, wrapping paper is sold here and you can get the present wrapped a the same time.
Carousel, Lot 14, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, +603 6206 3618, Facebook
We love this little shop - a real hidden gem in Bangsar Village I. The toys are on the pricier side, but totally worth it. Educational, but fun, toys are what this shop does best, as well as dressing-up clothes and vintage-style wooden role-play toys such as kitchens and wendy houses. You'll also find puzzle sets, building blocks, arts and craft kits, play tents, dollhouses, games, magic kits, ride-ons and pull-toys. The toys and games are fantastic quality and are imported from all around the world. Customer service is also excellent so ask away for any advice if you need help choosing a gift.
Janie and Joe, F23, 1st floor, Bangsar Village I, 1 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, +603 6241 9496, www.janieandjoe.com
York House is packed full with toys galore! You'll find everything from Barbies to My Little Ponies to Lego and Nerf Guns. There's literally something for every boy or girl whatever their age. Again, wrapping paper is sold here and they will be more than happy to wrap up whatever wonderful present you decide to buy.
York House, Lot S111, 2nd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre. West Wing, Jalan Maarof, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-2287 8133, Facebook
Times bookstore doesn't just have a wonderful selection of books from picture books, through junior readers, activity books and junior reference books, it also has some wonderful stationery that would make an ideal present. You'll also find toys and boardgames for kids of all ages. The added bonus here is that at the back of the store is a Hallmark cards so you can get present, wrapping paper, birthday card and even thank you cards all in once place. Simple.
Times Bookstores. various locations around Kuala Lumpur including Bangsar Shopping Centre, Atria Shopping Gallery and Pavilion KL, www.timesbookstores.com.my