In Ballymena there are lots of places to look for gifts for children. Whether it is a newborn or a birthday sometimes it can be difficult to find a unique and meaningful present rather than a toy which might be quickly forgotten about. Here are some of our Ballymena Today tips for picking up a Children’s gift which will be treasured for years to come.

Get something personalised

It is becoming more and more difficult to find things which are unique for kids so opt for something which can be personalised with their name or initials. It can be put up in their room and they will be able to enjoy it everyday. Local Ballymena businesses such at The Blue Brush (pictured below), and Cranberrylime specialise in handmade gifts which can be personalised.

Children's Gifts - Ballymena


Give them an old school adventure

Reading can take a child on lots of magical adventures. Nowadays lots of publishers have released book collections in gift formats and boxsets. Waterstones in Ballymena have beautiful collections such as The adventures of Peter Rabbit, Rupert the Bear, and illustrated fairy tales which are stunningly illustrated and are sure to capture the imagination of a little one. Even if they cant read them yet this is a gift which they can grow into.


Go Vintage

Visit Evie B’s Young at Heart website and take a look at her pre-loved toys and accessories. We love these vintage pieces, especially the little duck rocker which would look amazing in a child nursery. These kind of items are likely to be kept and enjoyed for years!


Capture a special memory

Book your special little one in for their very own photo session. Many photographers offer vouchers and deals for photoshoots for kids and families. It will be an exciting day out and the family will have a few pretty pictures to hold on to at the end of the day. Check out Rinkadink studio in Belfast who specialise in baby, and childrens photography or check out work by other local photographers Steven Hanna and Navyblur.


Give them a sweet treat

Deliver some personalised Cupcakes from Lily-Rose cupcakes who are based in Broughshane. Little ones will love these sweet treats which come with adorable decorations of your choice. We love the minions which would be a hit with any kid! Who says cakes were only for birthdays!! Click here to find out more about Lily-Rose cupcakes.

So don’t just head for the Lego or Barbie aisle when picking up a treat for a child in your life. Take a look at the ideas above and consider supporting a local Ballymena business while getting a gift that is special, memorable and unique.