If your children are anything like mine, toy’s fall in and out of fashion more times than I care to imagine. Firstly, it’s the next big thing they have to have – and next, it’s discarded somewhere around the house for me to deal with.
There are however, a range of toys, fit for both everyday use and special occasions which are simply too special to discard – providing beautiful toys which can be passed down from your children, to theirs. Finding ‘special’ gifts is not easy however, which is why I have created a guide featuring a couple of toys which I am confident will be in my family for generations.
Charlie Bears – Dick
Perfect for a special occasion or Birthday, Charlie Bears are affordable, and highly collectible bears which are designed and made by hand in Cornwall. One of my favourites is Dick, who I feel has a real personality! He is played with incredibly carefully and much loved.
Great Gizmos Red Tractor with Trailer
A must have for any aspiring farmer, this tractor is an excellent choice for toddlers and young children. Very stable, this tractor looks brilliant with it’s vintage look. In our house, we have even used it to get the kids interested in working in the garden with us, with this tractor used to transport (inefficiently) garden waste to the compost heap.
Great Gizmos Classic Wheelbarrow
Ideal for garden tasks, this wheelbarrow boasts a beautiful classic design and is guaranteed to be passed down from generation to generation. A piece to be treasures, it’s also a great way to get the kids interested in the garden – and doing their bit from an early age!
All of these toys can be found on the website of Burton Blake, who have worked hard to source a fantastic range of luxury children’s gifts & toys.