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Toys at House Of Fraser

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 09-09-2015

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Dare I mention the C-word yet? No? Still too soon. Okay…

Well next month Little Man turns FIVE. Five. That’s huge. Now he’s off at school I can spend some time thinking about his birthday. It’s on a weekday so he’ll be at school on the day, but we’ll no doubt be doing something at the weekend before. There will invariably be a Minecraft theme to the eventĀ – Nana is already looking at potential cake ideas on Pinterest (whoever showed her the internet has created a monster…!) – and I suspect a lot of his presents will be related to his favourite game too.

I’m usually pretty organised when it comes to the children’s birthdays. I’ve got a present list written up already which I’ve shared online with grandparents and aunties and uncles so they know what he wants and what he hasn’t already got. When it comes to Minecraft there’s a huge range of things available, particularly when it comes to the plastic figures, so I’m keen to avoid duplication. I’ve got one set hidden away for him already, and I must admit it came from an unlikely source.

Where do you do your toy shopping? The high street toy shop? The supermarket? From the comfort of your sofa? I’ve done all three in the past, but one place I never thought to look for toys until now, is House Of Fraser. No really. When I think of House Of Fraser I think designer clothes, grand beauty departments, and gorgeous home furnishings and appliances. I think of a large department store which is definitely one for the adults, but it would seem I was wrong.

House Of Fraser actually has a large toy section, and it stocks lots of your favourite brands and characters, including the insanely popular Minecraft. Now I think we already have about half the items they stock – believe me there is Minecraft stuff everywhere in our house – but I was really pleased to find lots of bits we don’t have. This set of the animals from the game will be part of Little Man’s present pile this year, and they’ll go wonderfully with the other figures he already has.

Minecraft-Animals-Set

That’s a pig, a sheep, a cow, a wolf, an ocelot and a chicken in case you’re not Minecraft savvy.

For me the most important part of shopping online, which is how I did my House Of Fraser shop, is the ease of navigating the website and finding what I’m after. The website is laid out clearly so you can dive straight in to the toy department and find what you want, whether its a certain brand or just toys for certain age. So if you have a birthday coming up, or you’re forward planning for that winter event we’re not mentioning just yet, maybe its time you took a look at House Of Fraser. You might find yourself as surprised as I was.