Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

LightUpBabushkas – $12.

Fairy lights + babushkas = perfect addition to any young girls stocking. Or even any  not-so-young girls stocking…

PochiPurse – $17.95.

If your kid keeps ruining their purse with a leaking water bottle or ill-timed sprinkler run we have the solution in a pochi purse; a purse made of silicon! Cute as a button these super soft and durable purses will withstand anything thats thrown at it. Available in red, black and pink.

Trashies – $3.95.

The next big playground sensation is here in tiny bins with 2 bin-swelling critters to start you off. Kids can trade with each other to collect the set and they are flying out the door so get in quick!

Super Putty – $7.50.

Its Putty. And its Super. And non-toxic and an excellent price! What’s not to love.

Compact Binoculars (4×30) – $19.95.

These brilliant National Geographic binoculars are easy to use and carry around, perfect for a budding young David Attenborough.

So are your stockings full this Christmas? If not, we have the answer in these and many more great gift ideas.

His Dark Materials: Special edition

Everyman has a reputation for producing lovely hardback editions of the classics.  Some might say the Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials is a bit recent to be called a classic, but there is no doubting that it is a very high quality series.  Everyman has published the three books in the trilogy in one volume and it looks terrific.  At $35 it is also great value.

A Christmas Wombat story

We have all loved the wombat stories from Jackie French and illustrated by Bruce Whatley over the years.  They are funny, warm and a favourite with children and adults.  This year we have Christmas Wombat, where we follow the families  adventures during the Christmas festivities. Another winner.  While stocks last we have a small plush wombat to go with the book.  Limited stock so don’t leave it too late as we can’t get any more of the toys. The book is a hardback and costs $25

Sticky Mosaics: some crafty fun for boys and girls

Sticky Mosaics are fun and easy and will keep kids completely absorbed! They just match the coloured tiles to the numbers on the design to form a mosaic picture which can then be hung on the wall. There are designs to suit both boys and girls – we have Fairy, Mermaid, Robot, T-Rex and Pirate available. A great stocking filler, and something to be kept in mind when preparing for the long summer holiday ahead! Recommended for 4+, $9.95 each

Are We There Yet? Gift Set

Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester is an old favourite at Fairfield Books and has really become an Australian classic. It tells the story of a family’s trip around Australia and all the amazing things they see and wonderful adventures they have along the way. The book has now been released in a fantastic gift set, with a paperback version of the book, along with a jigsaw puzzle and playing cards. The book has never previously been available in paperback, so to get it with these lovely extras is a real treat, and would certainly make the perfect gift for a curious and adventurous child! $29.95

 

The Wizard of Oz – Illustrated by Robert Ingpen

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum,

illustrated by Robert Ingpen HB, $39.95

Finally the magical tale of The Wizard of Oz has been re-published in beautiful hardback form with amazing illustrations by Robert Ingpen.

Join Dorothy, Tin Man, Lion & Scarecrow as they make their way along the yellow brick road in the bizarre and exciting land of Oz. Unabridged and featuring  over seventy amazing drawings by Ingpen, this is a lovely gift book for a child of any age.

*Other titles in the classics series illustrated by Ingpen:

A Christmas Carol

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Jungle Book

The Wind in the Willows

Peter Pan and Wendy

The Secret Garden

Treasure Island

When in doubt, go classic.

Any time you buy a gift such as a book you encounter the enduring problem of what if

they already have it? I am here with a solution to all your problems. Go classic.

Just in stock are beautiful cloth bound editions of some of our favourite titles. Introduce a teenager you know to the enduring wonders of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice or whisk them away to Wonderland with Alice’s Adventures (and Through the Looking Glass, in one volume). Even if they’ve read it, or got it, a hardback edition of a classic is never out of place on ones bookshelf. Also available in this lovely binding is a personal favourite, Jane Eyre, which I’ve obviously read, and loved, and recently been given as a gift. My battered orange penguin edition than I carried around South East Asia with me just doesn’t compare with my new copy! All $19.95, other titles also available.