Buying shoes as a gift for children can be a thoughtful and practical choice. Children's shoe sizes can change rapidly as they grow, so it's essential to take some factors into consideration to ensure you select the right pair. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to buy shoes as a gift for children:

  1. Know the Child's Shoe Size: If possible, find out the child's current shoe size. You can ask their parents or guardians or discreetly check their existing shoes for size information. Children's shoe sizes typically follow a numerical scale (e.g., US, UK, or EU sizing), so make sure you know the right system. 

  2. Consider the Occasion: Think about the occasion for which you're buying the shoes. Are they for everyday wear, sports, formal events, or a specific activity? The type of shoes you choose will depend on the purpose.

  3. Check for Any Special Preferences: Does the child have any specific preferences for shoe style, colour, or brand? Knowing their preferences can help you select a pair they'll love.

  4. Choose Comfort: Comfort is crucial for children, especially since their feet are still developing. Look for shoes with good lining, secured fastener and breathable materials. Avoid shoes that have fashion features, like pointy toe box, heels, or hard sole.

  5. Safety Features: If you're buying shoes for an active child, consider features like non-slip soles and ankle support for added safety.

  6. Quality: Invest in good-quality shoes that will last. High-quality materials and craftsmanship are essential to ensure the shoes can withstand the wear and tear of active children.

  7. Budget: Set a budget for your gift. Children's shoes come in a wide price range, so knowing your budget will help narrow down your options.

  8. Include a Gift Receipt or Gift Card: If you're unsure about the child's preferences or want to give them the option to exchange the shoes, consider including a gift receipt or a gift card to a shoe store.

  9. Ensure a Return/Exchange Policy: If you're buying online, make sure the online retailer offers a return/exchange policy in case the shoes don't fit or meet the child's needs.

  10. Follow Up: After the child receives the shoes, follow up with them or their parents to ensure the fit is right and they are comfortable wearing the shoes.

By considering the child's size, preferences, comfort, and safety, you can choose a pair of shoes that will be both practical and appreciated as a gift.

If you know the size and brand of the child, use our friendly conversion table to get the recommended size in our brand. Remember to go 1 size bigger to give some allowance for future use. 

If you are looking to purchase shoes for gift at Two Little Feet, our friendly complimentary exchange service will wow your gift recipient. Do note to avoid buying Final Sale items so you can enjoy the full exchange and returns option. If you need help with selecting the size and style, chat with us and we will be happy to assist you. Also, gift wrapping is FREE!

Alternatively, you can purchase our Gift Vouchers instead, ranging from $10 to $50 values. This way, you do not have to worry about choosing the wrong size or style, and still make it a special present for the little one.