What better way inspire young scientific minds to explore the micro world than with this pocket microscope from the Natural History Museum, which they proudly announce to be one of their all-time best-sellers. Even the most familiar everyday object can look completely alien under this microscope with its powerful lens that can provide up to 40x magnification, it comes with two specimen slides, a lens cleaning cloth and full instructions to get curious minds started.
STEM is a big feature in many of this years must have toys as it sneaks education along side the fun and games. The Geosmart Moon Lander is a 31 piece magnetic construction kit that comes with a wireless remote control. Suitable for ages 5+ it is made from eight strong magnetic sections with stainless steel clamps inside plastic housing, it has two snap-in motors and four track wheels with two tracks, prepared to take on rough Luna terrain.
The SmartMax Start is a magnetic building kit made up for 16 chunky colourful magnetic bars (12 medium and 4 long bars) and 9 metal balls suitable for ages 1+, the magnets are strong enough to hold a structure but not powerful enough to risk trapping little fingers. The blue and green coloured bars repel whilst the yellow and red coloured bars attract, they both attach to the balls and up to 20 bars will fit on one ball.
The summer has been and gone, but rumours have it that it will be back next year, so there is no harm getting prepared and stocking up on some outdoor games - and what could be a better place to start than the Guinness World Record setting Aerobie Pro Ring (thrown 406 meters). This flying ring means, skill depending, you can play catch with a friend more than 90 meters away. The proprietary aerodynamic design helps to make accurate and long distance throws straightforward and the soft rubber edge makes catching comfortable, no stubbed fingers.
You were probably always taught not to play with your food, but this adorable play set actively encourages it! Aimed at ages 18 months-6 years (although there’s no reason to stop playing at 6 years old) it is great for imaginative play and especially designed for little hands. This kit has 100 brightly coloured, detailed, play food items, that are chunky and rubberised to provide safe playtime, it comes with a handy storage tub (30cm length x 30cm heights) with carrying handles to aid with tidying everything away at the end of playtime.
The PMD Clean is a smart facial cleanser that that can put out over 7,000 vibrations per minute to break down dirt and oil from deep within the pores. It comes in three designs: Blush with Rose Gold, Navy with Gold, and Teal with Brushed Aluminium. It uses PMD SonicGlow technology to provide a deep cleanse, and claims to help lift, firm, and tone problem areas for a more youthful appearance.
Ironing is neither glamourous or exciting, but it doesn’t mean it should at least try to be, the Phoenix Copper Pro (using a name like this is a good place to start), uses a HyperGlide ceramic sole plate for smooth glide across you clothing. This copper-ceramic continuous steam iron has a load of features to help you get the ironing done as quickly and efficiently as possible, allowing you to get on with something far more exciting.
The 1510 is possibly the most famous Peli Protector case out there, and is easily their most popular, this is partly due to its carry-on friendly size for most airlines making it a good choice when travelling long distance with valuable and fragile equipment like photography gear. The 1510 also has wheels and a retractable handle for ease of use whilst commuting, its external measures up at 559mm (L) x 351mm (W) x 229mm (D), internal dimensions of 514mm (L) x 288mm (W) x 191mm (D), and the lid is 229mm (L) x 515mm (W) x 290mm (D).
Once upon a time, if your friend offered you a coffee you were 100% guaranteed to end up with an instant coffee and hot water combo, possibly with milk that’s in date depending on the quality of your friends (I have been given squirty cream as a milk substitute before and this says a lot about my friendship group). These days you don’t have to rely on some soulless high street chain for your flat white or espresso doppio, you can make it in your own home where it is much more acceptable to drink coffee in your pants and you won’t look pretentious for worki
Children love playing with kitchen sets, I mean they are interesting, its were food lives and they haven’t had the years of tedious washing up and chores to make them resent every second spent in one. Melissa and Doug Chef’s Kitchen in Charcoal is a beautifully designed modern play kitchen to spark the minds of young budding chefs (or future kitchen porters, that’s where Chef Ramsey started).