Toys For Less
An extension of Brands For Less, this place is a go-to for anyone who finds themselves on the neverending merry-go-round of kids’ parties, with the price of gifts really starting to rack up. Head here for everything from board games to dolls, building blocks to bikes.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, www.brandsforless.ae (04 323 3423).
The Toy Store
Bring the kids and be prepared to lose them for hours. While you shop for a present for little Lucy, your own brood can get their hands on everything from remote-controlled car demos to pots of slime. Just be prepared for the fact it won’t just be the birthday girl you’re badgered into buying a gift for...
Various locations including Abu Dhabi Mall (02 674 2360); Mall of the Emirates (04 341 2473).
Head here for gaming buys, stationery, toys, quirky Tees, the inescapable LOL Surprise juggernaut, funky pool inflatables or even (if you’re keeping up with the Jones’ gift-buying – good luck!) a natty pair of Segway skates. Phew.
Various locations including Yas Mall (02 565 1319); The Dubai Mall (04 325 3330).