Top Toys: Gifts for All Occasions in Dokki
40 Mosaddak St.
However, Top Toys stock a huge range of unbranded figurines and Disney princesses, the cheapest costing just 10LE. We picked up a imitation princess-type Barbie with a puffy pink dress and four other outfits for just 65LE. We also bought a sheet of giant Disney princess character stickers for 20LE.
We quickly browsed the stationery section which stocks everything little ones need for school. We spied many novelty notepads, pencil cases, pencils and pens, notably Spongebob and Cars for boys and of course, pink items for girls. A pack of pencils cost just 7LE whilst a complete set of gel pens costs 12LE.
We also noticed that Top Toys has a huge section of DVDs and Playstation games, arts and crafts sets (50LE+) and novelty children’s watches. At the time of our visit, they were also selling loads of Christmas decorations; tinsel, baubles, hanging snow flakes, fairy lights, and even fake trees – tiny ones (5LE) and medium sized ones (65LE). We bought a tiny one which subsequently broke when we were decorating it with our packet of six shiny baubles (5LE), but, we got what we paid for and it still ended up looking quite pretty.
Next, the shop furthest to the left sells all sorts; almost anything useful to the average hoarder. The shelves were stacked with mostly bric a brac in the form of glittery key rings, ash trays (20LE), decorative or plain photo frames (40LE-200LE) and photo albums. Small trinket boxes (10LE), cute Hello Kitty tissue box holders (40LE) are on offer, while strong smelling incense and candles start from 10LE up to 40LE, and mugs, including some imitation Starbucks ones, sell for 30LE.
Last but not least, the third outlet is a fancy dress shop which stocks hundreds of costumes for both children and adults which change depending on upcoming events and seasons. When we went, the little shop was crammed with Christmas outfits, from cheap but effective options to the more pricey ones which could cost up to 600LE. They also sell accessories, masks and wigs.
Although it might take a while to sort through the mountains of stock in each of the Top Toys shops, it’s probable that you’ll eventually find what you’re looking for, and more. The shop assistant is usually on hand to help and seemed to navigate their way around the organised mess much better than ourselves.