French toy company Djeco rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to delivering fantastically durable and good-looking playthings. Zooblocks are no exception, a kind of Meccano meets building blocks construction toy designed for the over fours. There are three designs – Dino Rex, Croc Bob and Rhino Roll – each comprising 26 pieces of wood and metal that can be fixed together in different configurations using the supplied screwdriver. Great for creativity and dexterity, Zooblocks would make a superb gift. Â£35, Mini Bugs Boutique.