New Baby Gift Boxes Sweets and Treats

1st Birthday PresentsNew Baby GiftsNew Baby Gift BasketsNew Baby Gift BoxesBaby Gifts for TwinsBaby Clothes BouquetsNappy CakesCreate Your Own Gift Gift Vouchers 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Customer Feedback
"A great service fast and efficient, items arrived well packaged.  Would use again."
C Litchfield 


Read More
Customer Testimonials

"It arrived on time, in perfect condition and is a great toy! Thanks very much" 
Emma Murphy.

We accept these cards:
We accept these cards.
Your Online Security

We take your security very seriously.  We conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, 1998.  

Your transaction is 100% secure   

Secure Payment Services provided by Barclaycard Business

Click here for 1st Birthday Gifts

News

Little Havens Safebuy Verification

Nickelodeon Games Site Scoops 'Worst Toy' Award

25/05/2010

The US Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood presented the winners of its TOADY awards for the worst toys of the year on May 12.

By James Tweedie

While traditional toys remains popular and parents worry about the effects on their children's physical and mental health from junk food, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and violent video games, films and televison programmes, many toy and game manufacturers continue to aggressively market inappropriate toys to youngsters.

Every year the US-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) awards its Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children (TOADY) prize to the year's worst toys – as voted for by visitors to its website.

In fifth place this year came the sinisterly-named EyeClops Mini Projector, which retails in the USA for $63.99.

No longer will picnics, trips to the beach or camping out mean that your children are forced to run around and play games, swim, build sandcastles, climb trees, swing on branches, tell stories around the camp fire and generally get fit and healthy.

Now the all-seeing EyeClops turns the whole world into a TV screen, projecting programmes, films and video games on to any flat surface with a screen width up to five feet!

Number four on the TOADY list wass the HALO United Nations Space Command Turret – a snip at just $10.49.

Despite the 16+ UK PEGI age rating of the violent HALO games, the toys are recommended for children of eight and up.

This charming play set introduces children to an unusual concept of the role of the UN, coming with a four-barrelled cannon and three 'Spartan' space-soldiers (The future equivalent of today's blue-beret peacekeepers?) equipped with “cool weapons.”

For an eye-watering $2,599 the Little Tikes Young Explorer introduces 3-7 year-olds to the wonderful world of office work.

This cubicle-style workstation includes a PC computer with a 19-inch flat screen to set your toddler well on the way to their first case of Repetitive Strain Injury.

Little Tikes markets its cubicle to childcare centres as “a hallmark way to set you apart from other childcare facilities” – presumably the ones where the kids run around and engage in creative play.

Second place went to the BARBIE® DOLL'D UP NAILS™ Digital Nail Printer, which for just $279.99 liberates eight year-old girls from the tedious tyranny of educational toys and reading books.

Instead it introduces them to the exciting and entirely age-appropriate world of professional manicures – helping the “get all glammed up” with “a custom manicure perfect for any occasion.”

But what took the biscuit and the first prize in the TOADYs was children's TV channel Nickleodeon's games website AddictingGames.

This free site – which links from the the pre-school NickJr and Neopets pages – includes such games as Perry the Sneak, where you play a peeping Tom; Bloody Day, where "back alley butchering has never been so much fun”; and Kitty Cannon, where you fire a kitten out of a cannon onto a row of metal spikes.

 Childrens Gift Hampers


Back to recent news



Create Your Own Gift Basket 1st Birthday Gifts