A Kid-Tastic Christmas

The UmhlangaDecember 22, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of year – especially for the ones whose eyes sparkle a little brighter. Gateway Theatre of Shopping has so many stores to offer you amazing Christmas gifts for your children. Here are a few top toy ideas to spoil your little ones this festive season.


The lights have already been hung and the decorations are being dusted off – now it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your little ones to put under the tree. Don’t panic because this can be a joyful adventure with YOKICO, Toys R Us, Exclusive Books and Toy Kingdom at Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Whether your kiddo is a gamer, singer, mermaid enthusiast, car fanatic, adventurer, or avid reader, we carefully curated a selection of toys and gadgets that will bring smiles and excitement this festive season.


For the avid gamers in your family, YOKICO presents the Controller Pin Art, a creative masterpiece that stimulates the imagination. Craft amazing 3D designs using plastic pins on a sturdy clear frame shaped like a game controller. This unique artistic experience is priced at just R269, making it an ideal gift for creative minds of all ages.





If you have a young star who loves to sing their heart out during the holiday season, the Colour Clouds Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone from YOKICO is the perfect gift. Enhance their talent show performances and family gatherings with this wireless microphone. With built-in special voice effects, this microphone guarantees hours of laughter and entertainment. Priced at R299, it’s an excellent addition to your festive celebrations.


Recommended for children aged zero to five years, this sequel to the timeless classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Exclusive Books brings you: How the Grinch Lost Christmas! The Grinch has grown to love Christmas, so when he sees a poster for Who-ville’s Christmas tree contest, he plans to show off his new festive spirit by making a grand tree! But when things don’t go as planned, will the Grinch return to his grinchy ways, or can one special Who remind him of the true meaning of Christmas? Celebrate the season alongside all your favourite characters with this book, priced at R399.00. 


In Which Way Round the Galaxy by Cressida Cowell, a family of gifted children embarks on a perilous journey to rescue a magical creature and prove their worth to their parents while facing venomous snow sharks, a witch’s curse, and an army of murderous robots. A new adventure bursting with magic is about to take them through the crossing points and into new worlds. Recommended for ages 10-12. Priced at R330.00, this is a great introduction for older kids to adventure stories! 




Make a splash this festive season with the exclusive RainboCorns Mermaidcorn Surprise from Rainboville, available at Toys R Us. Unbox your fin-tastic friend and explore over 35 surprises, including a cuddly plush with a shiny mermaid tail and a hidden boo-boocorn. With six adorable Mermaidcorns to collect, your little one will be delighted by the magic of Mermaid Cove. And here’s the best part – the retail price has dropped from R749.90 to an amazing R449.90, valid till 24 December 2023.


For young car enthusiasts, Toys R Us offers the Toyota Hilux Revo 1:10 RC Truck. Experience the thrill of racing with this officially licensed Toyota Hilux, featuring all-wheel drive and independent spring suspension for superior grip and speeds of up to 25 km/h. Grab this exciting RC car at a discounted price of R899.90, valid till 24 December 2023. It’s the perfect gift to rev up your child’s holiday season.



Encourage outdoor adventures with the Hape Off Road Balance Bike from Toy Kingdom. Designed to mimic dirt bikes, BMX racers, and mountain bikes, this balance bike offers the perfect first two-wheel experience for kids. With its vibrant orange colour, stylish fenders, rugged tires, and comfy seat, your child will love zooming around in style. Pair it with the matching Hape Sports Rider Safety Helmet for added safety. The bike is priced at R3499, while the helmet is available at R1999.


Spread joy and magic this holiday season with the Build-a-Bear Workshop Donner Reindeer Combo from Toy Kingdom. Imagine the delight on your child’s face as they cuddle up with their very own reindeer companion. This bundle includes a soft plush Donner Reindeer, a stylish Donner Denim Vest, and a charming Donner Head Set, creating a memorable holiday experience. The combo deal, initially priced at R859.90, is now available at R749.90.


This holiday season, make memories that last a lifetime by choosing the perfect gifts from YOKICO, Toys R Us,  Exclusive Books and Toy Kingdom. Visit their websites or Gateway stores to start your holiday shopping!






Words: Kai Coates