Although Paris is a shopaholic's paradise, this is mostly for adults, isn't it? Little kids won't likely have as much enthusiasm for designer brands, fine wine, and haute cuisine as you would. For them, the finer things in life include toys, games, and any other items they can play with. These are stuff that'd make for great Christmas gifts for them too. You can just see their big smiles and sparkling eyes as they open these presents on December 25th! So when you go Christmas shopping in Paris, visit stores like Si Tu Veux, Bonton, and Little French Heart. The little ones will love what you get from there!
Si Tu Veux
Let's start with the finest toy stores in Paris first. In the beautiful Galerie Vivienne shopping passage on Rue des Petits Champs, you'll find Si Tu Veux, a children's store full of delight. Though it's initially a toy store, there are also candies, clothes, and other stuff that the little ones are sure to enjoy. Its old-world aesthetic is already charming enough, but when you get inside, you won't help but smile. There are all sorts of playthings on offer, ranging from adorable stuffed toys to even some arts & crafts too. You won't have any trouble shopping for kids here!
Libellule et Coccinelle
You won't find it hard to spot Libellule et Coccinelle on Rue Turgot in the 9th arrondissement of Paris. It's a lovely steel-blue boutique with a red sign that looks as if a child wrote on it with a crayon. Adorable, isn't it? The place is actually a bookstore, filled with fairytales and stories your little ones will enjoy. At first, they might not seem to like your present since it's not a toy. But come bedtime, when it's time to tuck them in, they'll want you to read your gifts to them all night long.
With three floors of cute and trendy children's fashion on offer, it'd be weird if you can't find a good gift for the little ones here at Bonton. Of course, there are a few toys thrown into the mix, but for the most part, this three-story shop, which has various locations throughout the many neighborhoods in Paris
, is all about children's clothes. There are outfits they can wear to play at the park, knitwear to keep them warm during the winter, and even a few costumes to dress up in for Halloween. These are sure to be the best presents they'll receive at Christmas!
Let's go back to the toy stores in Paris. One that you simply can't miss is Pain d'Épices, located in the beautiful Passage Jouffroy shopping district. They sell all the staple playthings that most kids enjoy. There are plushies for babies, board games for older kids, and more. However, these aren't exactly the famous branded toys—like Hot Wheels or Barbie—you'll find at any other toy store. These are old-fashioned playthings that your parents and possibly grandparents used to play with. They're classic novelties that allow your kids to unleash their imagination and play to their hearts' content.
Le Ciel Est À Tout Le Monde
Translated into English as 'Heaven is for Everyone
,' the Le Ciel Est À Tout Le Monde store on Rue Gay-Lussac is where you can buy holiday presents for your little angels. Located in the 5th arrondissement
of Paris, this place is a mecca for baby gifts. There are clothes, toys, and even some essentials that your infant will need. If your baby is one to move a lot, you'll love this shop's play mats. If they're teething, they'll definitely enjoy biting on their soft plushies. And to help make bathtime more exciting, rubber animals and toy boats are all on offer!
Petit Pan is a kids' specialty store that has a charm of its own. There are home decorations that will brighten up the kids' rooms, arts & crafts that they can make during the day, and many more. These aren't the usual toys and playthings that other stores on this list offer. Instead, these are the kinds of presents that they can enjoy in different ways. They'll love how much better-looking their rooms are with the decorations. And with the fun kits, they can get their creative juices flowing and possibly even learn something new along the way!
Just its name alone, 'WOMB' (World Of My Baby), makes it very obvious that this is another store for babies. But in truth, it's just as much for parents as it is for the little ones. It has all the staples that'd make for a great Christmas gift for kids: toys, games, and comfy clothes. For babies, there are also bibs, nappies, play mats, and the like. While for parents, especially moms, there are maternity clothes, mats for prenatal yoga, strollers, and more. If you plan to give gifts to an entire family this holiday season, this shop is your best bet!
If you're in Paris during the holiday season, then shopping will be a breeze! Even for your little ones! Beyond the famous designer shops and chic boutiques, there's also a handful of great stores where you can shop for your kids' Christmas gifts.