Alfie, six in April, is a budding scientist – he loves all thingsÂ experimentalÂ andÂ space-related. He’s a real nature boy and is never happier than when he’sÂ exploring the great outdoors, but he’s also heavily into boardÂ games and puzzles. We’re also a house ofÂ bookworms and now Alfie’s able to read on his own there’s no stopping him – we may soon own everything Enid Blyton ever wrote!Â Watch out for our guide to the best gift books later this week. He’s always constructing something – usually a laboratory of some descriptionÂ – from Lego (it vies for space with the Blyton books), but he equally enjoys craft and music, so we’ve decided to surpriseÂ him with a keyboard (shhhh, don’t tell) as our ancient piano is difficult to play.
Sticklets, Â£33.99 for an 18-piece set, Toyella.
Casio Mini Keyboard, Â£39, Normans.
Wooden tool kit, Â£30, Hedgehog Shop.
Cambridge Brainbox electronics set, Â£24.99, Bright Minds.
JNY Design organic cotton top, Â£19, Funky Little People.
Laurence King DIY Board Games, Â£19.95, Magma Books.
Lego Lord Business’ Evil Lair, Â£59.99, Hamleys.
Hannah Stevens Spaceman brooch, Â£7, Shop Bambino Goodies.
Janod Galaxy Flipper game, Â£55, French Blossom.
Djeco Big Box of Colours, Â£29.99, OIive Loves Alfie.
Jellycat Cyril Sloth, Â£23, Cissy Wears.
Kapla coloured planks, Â£34.95, Myriad Toys.
Seedling My Nature Habitat, Â£20, Little Scout.
PlaymaisÂ Giant Tub, Â£9.99, Presents for Men.
Colour Wheel Puzzle, â‚¬14.90, Siebensachen.