Becoming a parent makes us so sentimental for the playthings we once enjoyed in our childhood doesn't it?
I know that growing up in the '70's meant there was still a lot of retro styling evident in the toys that I enjoyed. Toys from that era and earlier were a mix of beautiful colours, themes and classic, basic ideals. Imagination was nurtured, minds were occupied and children were entertained with all but the simplest of playthings.
Those were the days...Eh? (Cue: Croaky old lady voice.)
As a still sentimental, yet slightly more grown up girly today, I continue to actively seek these perfect ideals in the playthings of my children. I look for toys that capture this essence of innocence, simplicity, creativity and beauty. For the most part, it's difficult to find these rare qualities in this age of technology, but sometimes, just sometimes, you do come across a toy manufacturer who has got it Golidilocks 'just right' and when you do, it's joy for everyone young and old.
Meet Tiger Tribe: I barely need to explain why their toys are simply stunning. Can you see the beauty? The simple elegance?: The 'come sit awhile and play with me' factor? The quality, colours, styling; it's all there and we've been lucky enough to try it out and pass on our thoughts here and then giveaway a load of toys to bring smiles to the next generation this Christmas. Bless-em!
Tea sets, remember those? These days most tea sets on the market for kiddos light up, whistle and shout and even play music. I don't know about you, but when I drink real tea, it's a Zen moment. (Peace, quiet and tranquillity are lost qualities in our age.)
How about trying out the tranquil experience of a real tea set on your child?
Seriously, we can't ever hear our child drink tea from her modern electronic tea set, but with the magic of Tiger Tribe's Vintage Round Tea Set in English Rose, we can hear all this and more. (Birds, wind, the phone ringing...)
Oh, it's just like a real tea time with another adult now, only a smaller and cuter one!
Celeste is digging this tin tea-time set for all the same reasons as us. It's beautifully sized, beautiful to look at and beautiful to watch: You get my drift.
Included is a tray, four cups, saucers and cake plates and the most delightful little teapot you've ever laid eyes on. My Daughter packs it all up in an instant, (sometimes while I am still enjoying my beverage - must talk to her about that one), shuts it all away in the carry trunk and departs to her next tea stop destination...Giving Mummy a much needed break in the process - I'll drink to that!
Tiger Tribe's pretty set can be purchased for $34.95 and would make any little tea lover happy, happy this Christmas.
The lure of the jewellery box: All little girls love a jewellery box. (Let's face it, big ones do too, especially if they're loaded with gems.) Tiger Tribe's pretty and girly treasure chest is the sweetest place to store your Daughter's first delicacies. This charming and larger than average trunk is bound to please.
Complete with four well-sized drawers, it is lined, floral and features a good strong ballerina to cope with the less than delicate treatment little 'ladies' can sometimes dish out. This plays a lovely tune too, (The Nutcracker) at just the right pitch because again, there are no batteries to speak of, so you can listen to more real birdy tunes in the background while they play.
Celeste is impressed beyond measure with this as any little Miss would be. Tiger Tribe's darling jewellery box, in the English Rose pattern retails for $39.95 and will have little girls everywhere dancing with joy this Christmas.
Got a little artist who likes to draw on their own tummy like mine? Time to get them their very own Tiger Tribe Piccolo Colouring Set: Big Girls' (or Boys') Favourites to distract and retrain those bad habits. There's nothing like drawing on real paper and for the most part, it's a whole lot tidier too.
These great little fully equipped sets are presented in magnetised boxes and house many hours of imaginative and creative play opportunities for children. There is an activity book, colouring pens and stickers. Its portable size makes it a brilliant choice for travel or take-along play. The Piccolo sets pictured are available in both boy and girl sets and retail for $13.95.
For the smaller peeps who want to be just like the bigger ones when it comes to drawing, there's the Tiger Tribe Piccolo Oodle Doodles sets available in boy and girl options. Inside you'll find our very favourite chubby crayons which are styled to fit little clumsy fingers, as well as 48 semi-coloured doodle / activity pages and over 70 stickers.
Another great pack and go option for a little person who might otherwise drive you batty.
Tiger Tribe's Piccolo Oodle Doodles sets are priced at $15.95
The Casagami Solar Night Light is a beautiful little flat-packed house which you assemble yourself. You can decorate it or leave it plain. Included in the pack is a solar panel which attaches to the roof of the dwelling. Charge it up and enjoy hours of cost-free, energy efficient solar lighting in a special place for your child.
When charged, the Casagami house lights up with a warm, soft and enchanting glow. How pretty would a few of these look decorated on your Christmas table this year? With no electricity, battery or safety concerns, these make a perfect and restful night lamp for your child's room.
The Casagami houses are manufactured by an ESAT (disabled persons workshop) in Paris. They arrive flat-packed in a mailer and so make an ideal gift to post at low cost. RRP $14.95.
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