When Christmas looms with no ideas
Or presents inspiration lacks
Don’t fret! Don’t fear! We’re here to help!
Te Manawa takes up the slack
A shopping list we’ve here prepared
All things which will delight and charm
You’re guaranteed to get your dose
Of Christmas cheer to keep you warm.
1. Plush Kittens
The kittens are a favourite sight
They waltz ‘neath mother’s watchful eye
Around they go, eternal dance
A Christmas gift for you and I!
2. Bobble-Head Elves
Santa needs some strong right hands
To make those parcels for your shelf
Their cheeky grins and bobble heads
So cute! Who doesn’t want an elf?
3. 2018 Te Manawa Calendar
When keeping time throughout the year
Allow the toys of yesterday
From TM’s large collected store
To guide you on your ’18 way
4. Monkey Band Shirts
The Monkey Band has jammed through time
They’re older than the Stones’ grey hairs
You’ve seen the gig, so get the shirt
And tell your children you were there
5. LEGO Kits
The world’s most brilliant toy is here
In all its forms most versatile
When LEGO’s in the Christmas sock
It’s sure to bring the biggest smile
6. Heat-Sensitive Mugs
Your Uncle Keith is still convinced
that climate change is just fake news
This heat-change mug will set him straight
Sea levels rise with every brew
7. Native Bird Plushes
Our native birds take many forms
Their colours bright, their plumage lush
With Kākā, Kiwi and Kōkako too
Could anyone refuse this plush?
8. Rainbow Pins
The Aussies got their heads on right
Now Cousin Frank can marry too!
A rainbow pin shows your support
With yellow, orange, red and blue
9. Brain Teasers
If Dad will hog the newspaper
And keep the crosswords for his own
You need a different challenge, sure
Gifts like these your brain will hone
10. Mystery Fun
It’s yellow and its wacky grin
Does not reveal its purpose, so…
What is it for? What does it do?
Don’t know, but still, give it a go!
If all you have to spend is time
We’re still the place you’ll want to stay
Our shows, our programmes, all such fun
So come and join us, day after day