From markets to shopping malls and beyond, Phuket has turned into quite a shopping mecca. There are some great shopping centers that stock well known brands, as well as one-off designers. Here are some of our favorites, should you need to entertain the kids on a rainy afternoon, or if they’ve forgotten their favorite toy. Want more, we have also included the family-friendly markets for tourist finds for kids.
Jim Thompson is known for silk clothes, Italian leather, and stunning homeware. They also have a small selection of silk toys too. This is a lovely place to come if you’re looking for a newborn present, a christening gift or a keepsake. The outlet is in south Phuket, so make sure you stop by on your next vacation.
Jim Thompson, Multiple locations across Phuket, www.jimthompson.com/personal-goods/
This is a large department store in Central Festival Phuket, with brand named clothes, shoes, baby equipment, toys, and much more. They have all the big names you love from, Zara, Crocs, H&M, as well as others. Stop here for some food before heading back for sundowners. The food hall is huge and is sure to fill little tummies. In the mood for a movie? Then check out the cinema.
Central Department Store, 74-75 Wichitsongkran Rd., Phuket 83000, www.centralfestivalphuket.com/
Robinsons department store has a wide selection of children’s clothes, shoes, accessories, books, toys, and games. They even have things you might have left at home such as diapers, bottle warmers, sunscreen and much more. When you’ve stocked the kids up, head over to see what they have in-store for mom and dad. The store has everything you could possibly need.
Robinsons, Jungceylon Patong, 181 Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Phuket 83150, www.robinson.co.th/
Toys "R" Us is a go-to for all things fun. If you are celebrating a birthday and need a present, they have it all here. Whats more? They also have all the swimming bits and bobs you need for the kids - swimsuits, arm bands for the pool, float toys, and goggles. Shop it up!
Toys R Us, www.toysrus.co.th/eng-index.html
Just inside the entrance to Laguna Phuket, and only minutes away by shuttle bus or ferry from the resort's seven hotels, is the Canal Village Laguna Shopping Center. Located at the Canal Village within the Laguna complex, this lovely little toy store has a good range of kids toys and useful extras you may need on holiday. Stop off for an ice cream before heading home to unpack your treasures.
Premium Outlet Phuket has been created in a French village style so you can shop in a relaxing and classy environment. There’s even a kids zone! Let the little ones go crazy for a while and burn off some steam. Once they are exhausted, take them to Puma Kids for some new trainers, Barbie for a new doll, Disney babies, and so many more shops, especially for the kids. Before heading home, grab a cold glass of wine as the kids devour an ice cream sundae.
Outlet Mall Thailand, 888, 888/1 Moo 2 Koh Gaew, Muang Phuket, Phuket 83000, www.outletmallthailand.com/our_branch/5
Located in central Patong, this huge shopping mall offers discounts of up to 50% off on certain products. There’s entertainment and dining for the kids as well as plenty of shops to keep them occupied. Jelly Bunny and Footprint are two cool shoe shops they can get something their friends won’t have back home. Island Girls has some cute summer dresses your teen will love.
Jungceylon, Rat-u-thit 200 Pee Road, Tabol Patong, Amphur Kratu, Phuket 83150, www.jungceylon.com/
Jelly Bunny, www.jellybunny.com/