With so many great gift finds this month, I’ve split them into two posts! After last week’s focus on fantastic new season fashion, décor and accessories, it’s time for my 7 favourite toy and activity finds spotted on the interwebs this past month.
Miss T has recently become a Smiggle convert. It’s impossible to walk past one of their brightly coloured stores without being dragged in for a look around. As for Mr TT, he just wants to touch every thing in sight! This new Smiggle fashion designer stencil book will be high on Miss T’s list come Christmas time.
Fantastic for pretend play, this is one stylish Fishing Bag! Complete with hooks and bait, kids can fix the string, the hook, the float, the lead, and the bait onto their fishing rod, put the bag on their shoulder and they’re ready to fish.
A modern twist on the old ring stacker, I love the bright colours of this Discoveroo Windmill Stackeroo, made of Plantation wood and safe paints. What makes it a little different from a standard stacking toy are the additional holes which give more stacking options. Clever kiddies will have to work out which is the hole to build the straight windmill and which hole makes it all wonky!
The Bloomingville Mini Wooden Pull Along Train pictured in this stunning “shelfie” would make a beautiful keepsake for a newborn or Christening gift.
When it comes to note books, I’m a little obsessed. So when these cute twin notebooks popped up in my Instagram feed courtesy of Jadye at Little Paper Lane, I may have let out a little squeal. They are just so pretty and would make a sweet gift for a tween or teen. Or a 38 year old Mum.
Stamp sets are fantastic crafty gifts for kids who love to make their own cards, wrapping paper and other masterpieces. This new Pineapple Pattern Stamp Set lets kids make beautiful multi-coloured patterns and designs.
After the success of Lost Ocean, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest, talented illustrator Johanna Basford is due to release her 4th colouring book – Magical Jungle. Her colouring books are perfect for those kids who are too old for character colouring books and too young for super-detailed mandalas. They’re also fun for us big kids too! Due for release on August 15, Magical Jungle is available to pre-order now*. To see how stunning Johanna’s colouring books are, my niece Miss L reviewed Enchanted Forest on the blog last year.
Happy gift hunting!
Do you have a child obsessed with Smiggle?!
Are you a colouring-in convert?
For more gift ideas for babies and kids, check out my Pinterest boards with gift and book ideas separated into age groups.
* The link to the Magical Jungle colouring book takes you to Gift Grapevine’s Booktopia affiliate. If you click to pre-order the item, I earn a little commission, but you don’t pay any extra.