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    Best toys of July 2019 - Miss Clair's favourite toys

    Best toys of July 2019  - Miss Clair's favourite toys

    Looking for a different gift or unusual toy for a newborn or what about a brilliant childrens book? Read on as Miss Clair divulges the top toys in store this month. Guaranteed to keep your kids occupied during the summer holidays...

    #1 Sheldon the Shrimp from Jellycat

    In at number one is Jellycat's Sheldon Shrimp, just come in store yesterday, gorgeous colours, they just make me smile. This is the perfect unusual & appealing gift for newborn, fab colours and textures. So soft to the touch and washable too!

    The full range of Jellycat is soft toy silliness! Explore our collection of quirky cuteness from the creators of the softest toys you have ever hugged and adored. Established in London in 1999 Jellycat launch many new soft toy designs every January and July.

    #2 Jellycat Crispin Crab

    It would be a crime not to fall for the loveable crustaceous Crispin Crab, with his snapping pincers and big beautiful eyes. Perfect for a cuddle, but mind your fingers! Irresistibly cuddly, hilariously humorous, a perfect gift for all ages!


    #3 Creature feature children's book

    My favourite children's book is Creature Feature because it’s so beautifully and colourfully illustrated, pages & pages of joy! 

    #4 The Book of Bees

    The book of bees is a factual book, beautifully illustrated and full of really fascinating facts. Globally there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects, so it is the world's most important pollinator of food crops. It is estimated that one third of the food that we consume each day relies on pollination mainly by bees. 

    #5 Best designer toy for all ages (including adults)

    Finally, oogi caterpillar (oogipillar)? Tilly & I have been sticking them together & pulling them apart, so satisfying! 

    Driven by a passion for great design, MOLUK create innovative, sustainable products that don't just entertain kids on a superficial level, but invite real interaction. In a time where everything is getting more virtual, MOLUK offers toys that are totally manual, toys that get children to move and explore, toys that stimulate their senses and minds. Say no more....

     

    Chillax with Wigwam Tunes

    Chillax with Wigwam Tunes

    Listen to what Miss Clair has to say about instore music... We love jazz and a bit of blues that kind of thing which we have playing in the background at the shop.  We think it's really important because we're only a small business and when people come in they can potentially feel a little bit intimidated like they're coming into our space.

    I think it really helps to have a bit of quiet soft music on in the background it just makes people feel a bit more welcome, it makes them feel less intimadated and for  me and i'm getting a bit bored i can have a little dance a little sing-along.

    It helps keep my energy up as well so i think it definitely has a positive impact on the whole atmosphere is the business and i know that a lot of customers say they really like the music.  They say they love what we  play in here and you know i think it actually helps people relax, it encourages people to stay a little bit longer because they're listening to the music and they're wandering around and they feel good!