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Have Fun with Science at TAOS Gifts

UFO, Flashing spinning top classic toy at TAOS Gifts
Early intro to Physics
Little explorers and enquiring minds will love our scientific toys at TAOS Gifts.

Getting an early grasp on science is easy and fun with classic tools and toys, without even realising, the youngest children can get a grip on gravity and the forces of energy around us with the classic retro toy, the Spinning Top.

How long can you keep it spinning for?

Turn the lights down low and enjoy the endless patterns of colour as the spinning top flashes while it spins.

Available in various colours they are fun small gifts to keep them occupied and are also ideal party bag or pass the parcel gifts, they are popular with children and adults of all ages.

Bring their world a little closer with our party bag gift size pocket-size mini telescopes. They may be small in size but they are big on vision.

Just 5cm long they easily fit in their pocket or bag and open up a whole new close up view of the world.

Ideal for young Bird spotters, Botanists, Astronomers, Naturalists and other Scientists. Take a closer look at everything around you from an Ant to the Moon. Great fun for budding scientific minds.

Bug Viewer, creepy crawly insect viewing pot, magnifier educational gift
Take a closer look at the Monsters and Beasties in your Garden

Wildlife exploration is possible even if in the smallest garden, take little ones on a wildlife trail right on your doorstep.

There are fights for survival, birth life and death cycles happening all the time.

There’s no need to fear the bugs and beasties that share your living space, just take a closer look at them as understanding helps conquer fear.

Arachnophobes can study their Nemesis at leisure and in safety with the double lens Bug Viewer, gently catch the study subject in the viewing pot and use one or both of the 2 lenses for closer inspection.

The basic lens gives you double magnification and the flip down lens magnifies by 4. This is enough magnification to give you a much closer look at the bugs, beasties and creepy crawlies that live nearby, and once you understand their purpose, lifestyle, habitat and eating habits they are simply not so scary any more!

Just remeber not to keep them in there too long and to gently release them where you found them once you have finished studying them.

Wooden Animal compass, exploration for beginners at TAOS Gifts
Where in the world are you?




Pirates of the Caribbean fans will know Captain Jack Sparrow would not be without his essential compass, even if his didn’t appear to work it was always his most essential tool and loved possession.

At TAOS Gifts we have fully working Animal Compasses in bright and friendly wooden animal shapes to help guide your way.

Unlike Captain Jacks our will point in the right direction enabling you to teach Children about where we are in the world, our place in the Universe, how the Earth Spins, the orbits of the Earth, Sun and the Moon and how Sailors (and Pirates of course) could navigate the Seas by following the Stars.

Fun and Festive Christmas Decorations, Knobbly Knees for your Trees!

Knobbly knees hand made clay tree decorations at TAOS Gifts
Decorate your tree with knobbly knees this Christmas
November is upon us already, Christmas decorations are appearing everywhere so we’ve been having fun in the office comparing knobbly knees.

Our knobbly knees are colourful characters, and not the kind you will find in a stocking, well unless you choose to put them there. They are three Christmas characters, a Father Christmas, a Reindeer and a Snowman in each pack to hang on your Christmas Tree. Each one unique as they are handmade with coloured  clay.

Suitable for traditional and modern Christmas trees of any size, these jolly knobbly knee decorations are approximately 18cm long, 7 cm wide Reindeer, Snowmen and Santa characters bearing festive gifts and big smiley faces.

No Christmas tree is complete without baubles, at TAOS Gifts we have baubles supplied in festive gift boxes that are perfect for giving as gifts as well as being a useful storage box for your Christmas tree baubles.

The Snowman Christmas Baublesare supplied in a pretty flower shaped keepsake sturdy gift box decorated with ribbon and multi-coloured christmas theme images. The 12 polystyrene baubles are each decorated with festive Snowmen riding a sleigh in the snow, each bauble is sprinkled with glitter giving it that extra special sparkle.

Santa Christmas glitter bauable box of 12 in gift box TAOS Gifts
Merry Christmas gift boxed Baubles
The Santa Christmas Baublesare decorated with Father Christmas with a pink nose and rosy cheeks and a jolly smile as he looks at the Christmas stocking he’s just filled with gifts. The 12 glittered baubles are supplied in a bold Christmas Tree shape, printed gift/storage box decorated with Santa and a Christmas Tree.

If you are feeling crafty this Christmas and intend to make your own Christmas cards, crackers or decorations add some Christmas Confetti Foiletti, with sparkling Stars, Snowflakes, Wreaths, Trees, Candy Canes and Angels you can choose either Gold Christmas Confetti, Red Christmas Confetti or Silver Christmas Confetti.

Children love making decorations and cards and it adds that magical personal touch to items that become treasured keepsakes for years to come, we have various craft items to inspire you and them in our Christmas section of our shop.

Paint your own Santa, Father Christmas, craft art set TAOS Gifts
Paint your own Santa decoration kit

Children of all ages will love the Paint Your Own Santa Kit, either as a gift in their stocking or as a small pre-Christmas project to get them into the festive mood.

The kit contains an 8cm ceramic Santa, paints and a brush. Once they are happy with their design, bake the Father Christmas in the oven to make their art work permanent.

See TAOS Gifts for many more Creative Christmas ideas.