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Owner Operator Amanda at  Grandpas Toys Geraldine

Grandpas Toys - A True Independent Toy Shop NZ

Upon Taking over the reins at Grandpa’s Toys. Amanda (the shop owner) understood just how important this little toy store was to her local community. In fact she too was an avid supporter even before she took over the store.

Grandpa’s Toys is well known throughout the community of Geraldine, and now the quaint little toy store is still quaint with a few upgrades to compete with the Big Boys.

We do not want to be plonked in the same category as the large multinational companies or department stores. We are proud to be independent as Independent toy shops are unique in more ways than one.

Selection - Grandpa’s Toys is a Toy World! 

We have a large selection of toys, including collectables, board games, art supplies, wooden toys, building sets,  New Zealand Authors, Puzzles, Science and Discoveries and a gazillion other toys, to check out our range that is being added to on a daily basis, please click on this link

Being an independent toy shop we stock unique and high-quality toys and games that best fit our community. We love the fact that we are able to stock many New Zealand authors.


Trace Moroney

Jamie and Lee Lamb

Christine Taylor

I like to think that we know our local market here in Geraldine, and this market just loves these genres of books. Now, through our online shop these local authors are being distributed nationally.

Remember if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for. We are only too happy to find that special something for you. 

Owner Operator Customer Service

As the owner operator, the person you are interacting with instore or online is the owner - Amanda.

We love that we can offer our customers service that you can only get at an independent toy shop. We like to think we really know our customers - especially at our shop in Geraldine. Having  three boys myself, many of the children and parents that come into the shop have grown up alongside my children. As Geraldine is still a village, we have a fantastic and supportive, loyal customer base that spread wide through our farming communities.

Breaking into the world of online shopping, we have also discovered many loyal customers to our brand. We put this down to fantastic product selections, gift wrapping service, affordable pricing and of course the main one - fast and efficient delivery of product.

Our turnaround time from placing an order to when the order is shipped is taken with immediate effect. We understand the value in shipping order immediately, not only does the customer receive their orders quickly, it also frees up space in my stock room!

Knowledgeable Advice - A true incentive to shop at an Independent toy shop!

At times, my customers are at a loss when it comes to buying for other people's children or even grandchildren. This is due the customer not knowing what a 9 year old girl would really enjoy? Or perhaps the gift giver wants to buy a gift that the whole family can play with?

It's clear to me that some people find it a bit tricky getting to think what a 9 year old girl would really like for his birthday. My customers want their present to bring joy to the gift recipient - and that's just a lovely thing to want for a child.

As I live and breathe toys. I have an educated understanding of all the toys in my shop. I have purchased them myself based on different ages, genders and trends.

I have in-depth knowledge of all my stock. I know what toys kids love, mainly because when children are in my shop they soon tell me! 

So, we welcome these types of enquiries and will only be too happy to steer you in the right direction.

A Toy Shop for Kids

Do you remember being given pocket money as a kid? Or perhaps you were given money for your Birthday? This is still happening today - children still get money as gifts to spend how they want. 

At our local shop many of my customers are children spending their gifts or pocket money here at Grandpas Toys. We saw a need for items under $10.00 especially for our young shoppers. They get to experience the joy of the transaction as well as the toy. 

Although today in a world of technology, Children can  have money transferred onto their bank card instead of cash - or they may even be shopping online? It’s a different world we live in, and at Grandpas Toys we also cater for these savvy online shoppers. We have a special area just for pocket money - check it out here

Grandpa’s Toys - Your Toy Shop

Make shopping for children a breeze! Check out our local unique toy shop online and receive good old fashion service that never goes out of fashion! 

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