Thanks to Molly for inspiring me with her post that is theCURSE OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING. Having mentioned a certain kind of toy made with adults (and older adults at that) in mind (need I say more?) I felt I had to post about some of the unusual presents I had discovered.
HAMLEYS SWEET PEAS TINKLE THYME DOLL.
Uh oh, baby needs a tinkle! From the Hamleys Sweet Peas range, this adorable Tinkle Thyme doll drinks and wets like a real baby. Little girls will love to play mummy to this cute baby doll. Feed her the bottle and then she can tinkle in the potty and you can change her nappy! Tinkle Thyme is dressed in a pretty pink outfit with flowery design and a matching hat. This fully jointed doll comes with a removable outfit, potty, bottle and nappy. Tinkle Thyme encourages imaginative play and develops nurturing and role-play skills.
And if that wasn't enough ........ how about this to persuade the little girl in your life that her role is to be a wife and mother? Traditional I know but still!
JUST LIKE HOME THREE PIECE SWEEPING SET.
Realistic role play fun and learning for children. Kids will love to help clean up with this fun 3 piece sweeping play set that includes a broom, dustpan and brush!
Having changed Sweet Pea's nappy and swept the floor, now it's time to walk the dog remembering that when it poops you scoop.
POOP AND SCOOP BARBIE.
With the Barbie Poop and Scoop Doll set, Barbie can feed her pet dog biscuits. But be careful, too many biscuits and Tanner will need to go to the bathroom. Barbie can clean up with her special magnetic scooper and bin. Comes complete with Barbie doll, Tanner the dog doll, pooper scooper and bin
Perfect for any dog lover.
Apparently this year's most sought-after toy .... for boys - though why is any one's guess as it looks rather boring to me but then I'm not a two year old boy.
STINKY THE GARBAGE TRUCK.
And for bigger 'boys'? How about this for the man who has it all?
MAIISTO SWAOVSKI MERCEDES BENZ SLS GULLWING.
It costs £1,500 and weighs 2kg! It is covered in over 7,800 crystallized Swarovski elements and is also in a 1:18 scale. It is the Christmas gift dreams are made of as it comes in a stylish black leatherette box and the car sits on top of a black wooden stand. A certificate of authenticity completes this stunning use of Swarovski crystals.
It may encourage saving but this scares the life out of me.
FACE BANK MONEY BOX.
The Facebank (which also comes in blue and pink) is a hungry wall with a face that loves to eat your coins. Luckily, the coins can be easily removed again so you can use the Facebank as a money box for your loose change. This brick Facebank is a special limited edition which is very rare and not just popular with brick layers.
Using sensors in its eyes, the Face Bank knows when you're about to feed it a delicious coin and starts to chew expectantly. Just wedge the coin in Facebank's mouth and it will chew and swallow it up. Don't try to feed it your finger or Turkish Delight, it's only interested in keeping your coins safe.
And lastly ...... here's one for all the doggies out there.