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Before anyone raises a politically correct eyebrow – I titled this post “Fab gift ideas for girls” for no other reason than I do not have boys and I have no idea if they’ll like these gifts. However, if you have boys that love craft, birds, insects and shopping then they’ll love these too. The toys are fun, colourful and engaging. I also like that there are a range of price point options so you can pick up something smaller for a birthday present (I have a $15 limit on presents for other kids) and something bigger for a special Xmas pressie.
All of these toys were gifted to us by the company, but to be honest we have also purchased additional sets of each item because the girls love playing with them. You should have seen their faces when the big box arrived with all their favourite toys in it – just like Xmas.
You see they help me a lot on this blog and these toys are like payment for all their hard work. I think it’s a pretty fair deal. They’ve given them a big thumbs up.
Here’s three fab gift ideas for girls:
These super cute mini grocery items are being snapped up at an alarming rate. My girls are obsessed with them. I believe kids are even trading them at school. And the accompanying bakery and small mart sets are also popular. I never thought I’d see the day my girls got excited about a tiny pumpkin or toothpaste.
We don’t own any pets in our house as yet, but we do have these “birds” and “butterflies”. To be fair the butterflies haven’t been as popular in our house as the birds though. The birds sing tunes and they also repeat what you say to them. This has provided many giggles and the girls huddle in the corner getting their “birds” to repeat naughty phrases including poo, bum and swear words. Then when their done being silly, they pop their birds back in the cage. NO feeding or cage cleaning required which is a bonus.
We all love this craft activity. It’s probably best for kids 5 and up. My kids could sit for hours making Beado creations. Even I didn’t mind picking up the little beads, but actually not many of them dropped as it comes with a tray which you can pop all the different coloured beads in and the kids were keen not to lose any of them. I think the only message I’d have for the manufacturers is to sell packs of replacement beads – lots of them. They’re onto a good thing with this product. Simple, fun and creative – the perfect gift.
And you know what – because Xmas is coming up Moose Enterprise, which makes a range of toys like Zelfs, Glitzy Globes and The Trash Pack, has supplied me with a Beados Quick Dry Station and themed Beados pack to giveaway to one lucky Australian-based reader. Tell me what pet do you wish you could get in toy form and why? Competition closes Nov 2 and I’ll let you know the winner next Monday.
Well, we (read my two daughters, not me) seem to have an obsession with monkeys. We have lots of monkeys. Small, big, really ugly, weird noise-making types, soft and hard toys and pictures. And tee shirts. The only Monkey type toy they don’t have is a pet that would repeat phrases and stuff. So I would go with that for the sake of the monkey-obsessed crowd – and at least being a toy pet it would not throw poo or try to bite our faces off.
LOL – not biting your face off is a great reason not to get a real one!!
And the poo – because who would want a monkey throwing their poo at your face? Or even worse, throwing their poo at my face AFTER most of my face was bitten off. Gross. Yes, a toy monkey would definitely trump a real one.
Hey Angie – YOU ARE THE WINNER! Hooray. Your comment made me LOL. Can you please let me know your address etc so I can arrange for the prize to be sent to you. Please email me at: email@example.com
Wooo HooooooOOOOooooo!! Thankyou Bianca!
Bianca, guess what came in the mail today? Holey Moley how generous! I’m busting to have a go at these Beados! (The daughters don’t even know about them yet) ID Collective and Moose Toys are bloody awesome.
Yay! So glad you got it. x
I think if we could get a pet in toy form, that was kind-of realistic we would go for a camel this week – my two are obsessed by the Just So stories these days (they’ve had a cd doing high rotation at bedtime for years now) and How the Camel got its hump is a favourite. If they could hmmphh at a camel and get hmmmped at in return would be a bonus!! If the toy spat as well I think they’d be in heaven!
Both of my children would love that crafting package – my lass is 7 and the lad is 5! It’s great to watch them doing things together now, that not that long ago would’ve seemed impossible.
What a gorgeous choice – love it x
There’s probably a few toys I’d like as pets, but that’s not the question! Which pet would I like as a toy? My dog, because the toy form would be quieter (and no pooper-scooping required), and maybe the chooks (again with the poop…..so.much.poop.) But the eggs are good 🙂
Oh yes – no pooper scoopering!
Hi Bianca, I would desperately love a Savannah cat coz the real ones are 1st generation cerval crossed with a domestic cat. I guess a toy would do as long as I could take it for walks and play fetch – oh my, what would the neighbours think? Miss 13 would love a toy horse, Miss 9 would love a toy lizard as we recently managed to talk her into getting a bird instead, Master 7 would love a toy cavoodle as a puppy would be like the brother he doesn’t have and Miss almost 5 would love anything that talks back and has hair or fur she can brush whilst my DH would like a toy Doberman .
What a menagerie! Thanks for the opportunity : )
Your answer is so fab – love all the different animals!!
My 8 year old’s favourite animals are dugongs and pangolins! Dugongs are also called sea cows and are aquatic, so perhaps not so suitable, but pangolins are pretty cute – a bit like armadilloes, and they roll up into an armour-plated ball for self-defence purposes when necessary. I’d love to be able to give him a toy pangolin for Christmas, it would make his year! xx