A Wind-Up Toy to Wind up Your Cat
Housecats no longer have to hunt for their food, but this doesn’t mean most of them don’t believe they’re secretly tigers on the inside. Keep their instincts finely honed with this ingenious toy.
Buying gifts for kids is notoriously difficult. It's hard for adults to understand what they really want, and even when you have a handle on this, their desires can change overnight due to nothing at all.
So, while there's no perfect gift for children, we've at least found some pretty cool ones.
While you can probably do your everyday job without learning C++, knowing how to code at least a little makes life a lot easier. At a minimum, understanding how computers think is crucial to using them effectively. This gift comes standard with this kid-friendly robot.
Spatial logic tests are all around us: trying to find a route from A to B, playing squash or even trying to visualize abstract information. The best time to learn it is as a kid, but adults need to keep in practice too, and it never hurts if doing so is this much fun.
Have you ever thought of automating your swearing? These fine people obviously have. There’s no need to limit yourself to words not allowed on a child-friendly website like All the Stuff, though: you can get this gadget to play any sound you want.
Everybody seems to be chasing better productivity, yet somehow even that ends up with them running in circles. Some “hacks” do actually work, though, including setting a time limit for each task and constantly reminding yourself of how long you have to finish.
Some board games are so complicated their rule books resemble novels. Others are so pointless that you may as well watch paint dry. A few will always be won by people who’re good at something like math or spelling, but Spontuneous is simply a barrel of laughs.
The Kalimba is played with just the two thumbs. This makes it mainly an instrument for playing two-note chords and harmonies, but that’s not a bad thing. It makes it a great instrument for kids, starting musicians, and anyone more experienced who wants something to play on when on the go.
Everything you know about Monopoly has been reimagined through the lens of the Star Wars universe. This game features some absolutely lovely box art. The aim of the game is still to make all the money, but now it’s Galactic Credits.
If you don’t want to keep an eye on your children all the time and plan on having a moment to yourself while you drive, it pays to give your kids a self-service option. That’s what makes this a great gift for both your child as well as yourself.
Many people are turning towards the past. This is true of gamers, too. This little gadget is shaped like the arcade machines that ate so many of our childhood quarters and, at about six inches high, is small enough to sit in your hand.
Rockhounding, as it’s called, may seem like an unusual pastime, but rocks look really pretty and teach you a lot about science. This entry-level rock tumbler is a fun little machine that kids, crafters, science teachers, and fledgling geologists will all love.
This bottle holds enough water to get youngsters through a school day. It’s also very tough, with a well-designed lid and a covered spout for better hygiene. Most of all, it just looks cool. This is definitely something kids will enjoy using.
There are very few things more frustrating than getting ripped off. Locks and chains are often ineffective, but some people have thought of technological solutions. This bike tail light alarm is one of our favorites.
These lightsaber-style chopsticks are bright enough to make an impression in daylight. With dimmer illumination, however, they’re simply spectacular. Before long, someone is definitely going to start swinging these around at the dinner table.
Biking to and from work or school is one of the best ways to keep fit and lower your carbon footprint, but this often means cycling in the dark. These LED lights for your wheels will make you hard to miss, though, and they’re fun too.