Christmas Countdown

With Christmas only three months away you may be looking for some gift-buying inspiration for your little ones. To give you a helping hand we have put together a selection of the stores in Exeter which are sure to provide you with a fabulous range of toys that will leave your children open-mouthed on the most magical day of the year.

Thomas Moore Toymaster

On Fore Street you will find Exeter’s Toymaster outlet which sells the most recent and popular games along with a variety of collectible toys. In addition, the store sells Lego sets which are difficult to come by, from the Star Wars Ewok village to the Marvel Super Heroes shield helicarrier. These gifts are likely to be a sure-fire hit with both children and big kids alike.


Tiger is a Danish delight of a store located in the Princesshay Shopping Centre. Here you can shop for quirky presents in a colourful maze-like environment, including toys and games at low prices, with 80% of the products retailing at £5 or less. So if you are looking for a stylish gift that looks the business without the expensive price tag, drop by and pick up a real novelty item.


Poundland has three stores in Exeter and has two central outlets located on Sidwell Street and Queen Street. It really is a great place for an array of inexpensive bargains. If you are searching for toys though, you will find beach-style games such as extreme flying rings and smelly balls to the latest Disney and Pixar related offerings, from a Minions air blast rocket launcher to a Finding Dory tea set. There is bound to be a gift to suit every child at a guaranteed low price at Poundland.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

At Build-A-Bear Workshop in Princesshay you get to produce your very own furry friend from scratch. This novel shop also lets you choose the outfit for your bear along with its accessories for a truly personalised experience. A gift card makes an ideal present for children so that they can attend the workshop themselves, and if you are in need of a venue for a party, Build- A-Bear Workshop can cater for celebrations such as birthdays.

Hyde + Seek

Hyde + Seek is a gift shop located on Paris Street that has a variety of vibrant items to choose from which are not just found locally but on the Continent too. Quirky by design, you will find presents such as toys that are simply unique. Take the Hoptimists for example; these cute little fellows are available in different colours and sizes. With a light push, they will bob up and down and provide a source of amusement for all the family. However, you better be quick as they are flying off the shelves and are already proving to be a best-seller in Europe.


Debenhams is located in Princesshay covering several floors and has a large selection of toys: from dolls to educational and scientific toys to playsets and outdoor games. You will find the perfect gift for children of all ages with so many fashionable brands available: from My Little Pony to Transformers and the Early Learning Centre, in addition to Tree Fu Tom and so many more.


With its catalogue available online and in store, Argos allows you to browse for the product you are looking for without you actually having to physically search for it yourself. Its toys’ section has many offers when it comes to buying more than one gift and can complement any budget. It certainly has a wide variety of items from all the top brands for girls and boys of different ages and tastes. In the centre of town, make your way to the Guildhall for some tremendous toys at affordable prices.


Whilst in the Guildhall, why not pop into Wilko with its large toy section, encompassing everything a child could dream of: from playsets to games and jigsaws to creative gifts and ride-on items such as bikes and scooters. And if you are struggling for the perfect stocking fillers, Wilko has this covered with gifts such as mini troll figures which come in their own bag from the highly-anticipated Dreamworks Trolls movie, and Thomas & Friends small engines sets. Wilko sells brands your children love at pocket-friendly price tags.


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