Archive for the 'Novelties' Category

Dancing Ladybugs

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Dancing Ladybugs

When you wind up this adorable music box, magnets make the ladybugs dance and spin. Music box is about 4″ x 4″. Ages 3+

star US $14.95 from Rosie Hippos

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Knockman Family

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

Knockman Family

Maywa Denki’s cheerful, smiling Knockman family of wind-up toys strum, drum, ring and clash. One on its own is lots of fun but a whole band is a riot.
Stocking Stuffer

starFrom US $15 per figurine from MCA Store

Fortune Shaker

Friday, December 1st, 2006

fortune shaker
12 positive messages written on wooden sticks are shaken in their holder until one pops out. They include sage advice such as “it’s good to share” and “be gentle to animals”. Ages 2 – 6

Stocking Stuffer

5.5″ high

star US $32 from Maxwell Silver

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Singing Cubees

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Singing Cubes

Each of these cute animal cubees opens and closes its front flap while singing a song when you press the button on the top. If you stack them into a pyramid you can enjoy one animal singing while the other two provide backup. They come in sets of three, either farm animals or pets. Ages 6+
Stocking Stuffer

Size: 1.5″ h x 1.5″ w x 2″ d

starUS $18.00 from MoMAstore

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Monday, November 6th, 2006


Set of 6 cute ceramic musicians from the Andean Mountains. While they are not seasonally themed, we have a set of these as part of our special Christmas ornaments which get brought out, unwrapped and placed along the mantel each year. They are quite small and delicate, so need to be put out of reach of little fingers but will bring a smile to your face.


Size: 3.5cm tall

starAUD $19.95 from Oxfam Australia

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