Where to buy affordable toys in Cebu?
Yuletide season is fast approaching and gift giving is just around the corner. Have you decided where to buy affordable toys for your kids yet? There is always a great reason why you shouldn’t just purchase items that are sold elsewhere.
Where to buy affordable toys in Cebu?
To make it easier for you to look for options to where you can buy toys for your kids, we have collected familiar locations around Cebu that sell a huge variety of items. The list below is mostly at the malls either a stand-alone shop or stalls.
Here are the top five (5) toy stores in Cebu:
Toys “R” Us (Ayala Center Cebu)
If you’re looking for toys such as stuffed animals, dolls, radio controlled or educational, then Toys “R” Us is the best place for you.
Toys “R” Us, Inc. is an American toy and juvenile-products retailer founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. The company operates 864 stores in the US, 730 international stores and 240 licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions. The prices range from ₱50 to ₱2,000 depending on the toy category. They have different trusted brands that are safe for toddlers and even for older kids.
The staff members are extremely helpful in finding the right toy you need and have extensive knowledge in the products they have.
They offer free gift wrapping services for every ₱300 worth of purchase.
Toy Kingdom (SM City Cebu)
SM goers would certainly have no second thoughts of visiting the Toy Kingdom. With its wide range of toys and a very playful ambiance, Toy Kingdom is a must-go-to store for kids, young adult and young at heart.
Toy Kingdom is a large toy store chain owned and developed by the SM Group by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy, Sr. along with its corporation name, the “International Toyworld Inc”. It features a variety of toys, gizmos, and gadgets. Aside from the regular Toy Kingdom stores, SM Stores have smaller toy sections called Toy Kingdom Express.
Its prices are very affordable and the things you get from them are really worth it. They also have a free gift wrapping service for toys that are bought for gifts from them. (It’ll save your penny for free gift wrapping!)
Comic Alley (Ayala Center Cebu and SM City Cebu)
Love anime? Then Comic Alley is a haven in disguise! This store is for anime super fans!
Comic Alley is a chain retail store and a pioneer in selling anime specialty products. Established in 1995, its first commercial store was in Virra Mall, Greenhills. It sold mostly U.S. Comic books, trading cards, and action figures but later on, they started selling anime memorabilia which made them rise in their field of the toy category.
So if you love cosplaying, anime action figures, novelty items, then this is the best place for you!
Parkmall (North Reclamation Area, Mandaue City)
For people in the northern part of Cebu, this is the perfect place to look for great toy finds. Located on the ground floor, Parkmall offers small alleys for small-scale business who likes their products to be known for mall goers.
They have a lot of small toy shops that offer action figures, radio-controlled, electronic, and even model building and assembly toys. This place is a good option for your shopping.
Your local Department Store
The local department store is also a great place to look for toys. Although not as abundant in terms of the variety of toys you will find, your local department store may have the kind of toy that you have in mind. A lot of department stores have hard to find toys that are sought after by hobbyists and collectors. Their prices are also relatively cheaper compared to toy stores.
Be sure to keep an eye on the quality of toy as you may end up getting a knock-off of your favorite toy.
When shopping for toys, keep in mind the safety of your child. Here are some tips to help you choose a safe toy for the young ones (and the young at heart):
1) Always read the label before buying the product. Warning labels provide important information about how to use a toy and what ages the toy is safe for.
2) Make sure that the toy is larger than the child’s mouth to prevent choking. The label should help you identify whether the toy is a choking hazard.
3) Go for toys that are “non-toxic” or BPA-Free. Whether its a box of crayons or an action figure, avoid toys that contain toxic materials.
4) Avoid hobby kits for children below 12 years old. These kits may contain hazardous material or will require the use of tools that are dangerous, such as craft knives or cement glue.
5) Be sure to show your child how to use and play with the toys appropriately. Adult supervision is a must when introducing any toy to a child.
If going to the mall is quite a challenge for you, you can also consider checking amazing items from online shops. Since Christmas is nearly here, there will be online sale or promos available. The country’s leading online shopping destination, Lazada Philippines, gives you a good amount of choices for your toys shopping online. Lazada features top brands like Barbie, Disney, Lego, Funko, and more.
Not only that, they are also offering different payment methods as well as the Cash-On-Delivery option where you can take advantage of paying orders when the package arrives at your own doorstep.
There you have it! Start your shopping list now and head over to a toy shop nearest you. Do you have your favorite toy? Leave your list in the comments section below.