PARENTS can’t get enough of traditional wooden toys for their children.
They see them as safer to play with, but also kinder to the planet. Premium ones can be expensive, but you can get rid of the cost with these budget buys. . .
RID ON: Balance bikes without pedals make a great gift for younger children, but come in at around £100.
Instead, get a balance bike, suitable for ages three to six, for £34.99 at Wowcher.co.uk, down from £49.29.
Or at Aldi.co.uk, a wooden bike is currently reduced from £34.99 to £19.99.
MOVE: A dollhouse is an investment purchase that will be used by your children for years.
At Argos.co.uk, the Sindy Doll Town House is £250.
But scale down on Asda’s more modest wooden dollhouse and save £205, as it’s £45 now.
grill: A wooden toy kitchen is a staple of the playroom. Little chefs can pick up the Let’s Bake set, now £110 down to £88 at The Great Little Trading Co. (gltc.co.uk).
Or save more with the Pretend ‘n’ Play potty set, £15, at Sainsbury’s. Aldi also has the Little Town Kitchen for £34.99.
AREA: The trend for wooden toy stores is everywhere this fall.
The Wayfair.co.uk mini-store costs £115.99, but if the kids really want to imitate the grown-ups, the new Lidl wooden playset is up to £39.99 – available in store while stocks last.
Or get the Little Tikes Space Saving Wooden Crate for £17.99 instead of £22.99 at JDwilliams.co.uk.
WAIT, CONN: Play and learn with edible wooden blocks from John Lewis, where a set will cost you £16.
Or buy the similar Woodlets fruit cutting set, now £6 at the Early Learning Center (elc.co.uk). It was £12.
Deal of the day
GIFT someone a box of Ferrero Rocher, was £5.30, now £4, at Sainsbury’s.
DROP IN to the new Melted Cheddar Cheese Profiteroles, the new food sensation at M&S, for £5.50 a pack.
Launching today, get your hands on Seabrook & Aunt Bessie’s new flavored potatoes including Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Turkey & Stuffing, RRP £1.25, B&M.
TRY a fresh new scent and instead of Molton Brown Vetiver & Grapefruit Eau de Toilette, £60 for 50ml, John Lewis, switch to Eau de Parfum 100ml, £9.99, Superdrug, Custom Fresh Citrus & Vetiver.
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WRAP it up in style with Paperchase’s new festive wrapping paper, 30 percent off until November 14.
Buy and save
SIP for high-end coffee thanks to the Salter coffee and spice grinder RRP £39.99 but £19.99 at TK Maxx.
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