Many children are lucky enough to get piles of presents from friends and family and as nice as that is, it can make it tricky to surprise them with something new.

One way to avoid duplicate presents altogether is to take advantage of the Sunderland Gift Card and treat them to a shopping trip to pick up something they can choose themselves.

Not only does it open the door to less traditional gifts like cinema tickets or an evening out with the family, but it also means you’ll be supporting the city’s local businesses at the same time.



Alenia's Music Art, Waltons English Penny Whistle Book & Whistle



Christmas is a great time to pick up a new hobby and a penny whistle is a great place to start. It’s relatively simple to learn so they’ll be able to play a tune in no time.

Price £9.99


Dream Candy, The Ultimate Jumbo Create Your Own Pick n Mix


If they have a sweet tooth then Dream Candy will be a place they want to visit. They can fill up a pouch with all of their favourite sweets including jelly worms, bonbons and dolly mixtures to name just a few.



Primark, Disney Mickey And Minnie Mouse Watercolour Paints Set




From slippers to advent calendars, Primark’s new Disney range has a huge selection to choose from and won’t break the bank. Budding artists can make a start on their latest masterpiece with this handy painting set.

Price £3.50





Sunderland Bowl, VIP Family Package

sunderland bowl

Treat two adults and two children to a fun filled day out, with two games of their choice including mini golf, bowling, shuffleboard or smart darts. There’s even four drinks and a sharing platter thrown in for good measure.

Price £50


Empire Cinema

Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus can be fun, but they don’t beat the big screen. With lots of big titles scheduled for cinematic release in 2022, their next visit could be on you.

Various prices


Geekys, Playstation 4 Controller Third Party


Many children are quite happy to pass an afternoon glued to their screens so they could spend their gift card on more gadgets for their gaming set up. Geekys has everything they need, including this extra handset so friends or siblings can join in the fun.

Price £29.99



UNDER £100


Designer Childrenswear, Karl Lagerfeld Black Logo Dress

designer childrenswear

For some little ones, only the best will do – and that’s where Designer Childrenswear comes in. Find big brands like Gucci, Karl Lagerfeld and Versace all under one roof.

Price £76.99


Marks and Spencer, Workbench with Sound Toy

marks and spencers

While toy kitchens might be the norm, why not try a toy workbench instead? This one is perfect for budding builders, with all the tools they need and realistic sounds to go with it.

Price £69.99


Waterstones, Yoda Collectable Model




If they’re at an age where they want to inject some personality into their bedrooms then this collectable piece is sure to do the job. Lego has a range of options so they’re sure to find one that’s right for them.  

Price £89.99



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