According to recent research, the average child in the UK receives £6 per week in pocket money. This may be for doing chores, working hard at school or general good behaviour, and is often money that a child can either spend or save on something they really want. But as the price of toys seems to be rising, our kids are having to save for ever long periods of time, or risk wasting their money in the pound shops.
Gearbeast are a company that understand the idea of the sorts of pocket money toys that will catch the eye, without making a huge hole in your pocket. They have a huge collection of toys that cost less than £10, including mini remote control models, soft toys and educational games and puzzles. They also hold regular flash sales which cut the prices down even further.
There are seasonal toys, like the water balloons which are great for Summer when the paddling pool is out, and the LED light rings which work well for Halloween or trips to Disney on Ice. There are also joke and novelty toy, musical instruments and block and brick games that resemble Lego somewhat, but at a fraction of the price.
Gearbeast is very affordable and has lots of choice for your child, regardless of what they might be into toy-wise. I gave the site the best test possible by letting Joe have a little look – at the moment the only thing he seems to want is associated with football. But after just a few minutes he had found quite a few things he liked – remote control helicopters, an invisible pen for writing messages and a piggy bank where a hidden cat steals the coins (and I’m totally with him on that one, it is super cute).
Take the challenge – let your kids take a look at Gearbeast and see what they would choose.