A recent need to find exactly the right kind of presents for a set of grand children who live abroad required a trip to a specialist toy and game supplier. When items have to be wrapped, labelled and then packed securely for posting, there is a greater need for vigilence in the size and weight of the gifts. That is the major drawback not selecting from a shop.
The beauty of a well stocked toy shop cannot be over emphasised. Rows of wonderfully symetrical jigsaw boxes – whole series of them lining a wall, with the suggested age of recipient clearly marked for all to see. Next to these are the building and construction kits – all types still there from beginners up to the most well known metallic one. After that are the board games – hundreds and hundreds to choose from. Oh and the dolls houses and accessories. It was the most wonderful morning – heaven sent!