The holidays are sneaking up fast. No really, they are. It is already October! And while I could be a last minute shopper, I prefer to do a little planning. It helps me get the most thoughtful gifts and is much less stressful. When considering items for my boys, I love toys that offer open-ended, imaginative play. Those that will stand the test of time versus those that will fall apart or will be forgotten within a short period of time.
HABA has some great options for your little one this holiday season and has created a great selection of toys to feature. They offered me the My First Play World-Fire Brigade Large Play Set ($49.99) to check out firsthand. I knew it would be a well loved toy and I wasn’t wrong!
Designed for ages 18 months and up, this toy offers an all-in-one play set that folds into a carrying case! This makes storage and transport super simple. It contains the following pieces: 2 firefighters, 1 fire engine, 1 cord as water hose, 1 cat, 1 tree, 1 ladder, 1 fire hydrant, 3 fire game counters, 3 fire brigade game counters, set of game instructions.
The hose has magnets on both ends which connect to pieces within the set. It makes it easy to attach the hose to the fire hydrant or engine for more water! This feature was a hit with my kids and a pleasant surprise. On both the exterior and interior of the play set, you’ll find plenty of different scenes in which your child can use for their story.
We love that the set is easy to carry with a handle and easy to store with magnetic closures built in. The only feature I wish was for is access within the set without having to open the entire box. It only takes a few seconds, but would make clean up easier when we find pieces that were missed.
HABA has generously offered one lucky reader their choice from any of the following holiday gift ideas:
- Roly Poly Figures: Frog • Kasper • Hedgehog
- Musical Eggs
- Pure Nature’s Pudgie Puppy
- Boating Set
- My Very First Games – Counting Fun
- My Very First Games – Here, Fishy, Fishy!
- Water Friends Angler Set
- My First Play World – Fire Brigade Large Play Set
- Sun Bistro Pizza Bakery
- Nicky Bath Game by Lilliputiens
- Marcel Memory Game by Lilliputiens
- Hook Table Seat by Götz
Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review. All thoughts remain my own.