Clever combination whistle with six different functions, made by Bresser in Germany for National Geographic.
This fun 10cm long gadget is so much more than being an excellent whistle. Separating out into different parts, it also shows you the temperature and the compass means you'll always know the right way to go! Unscrew the middle section to use the magnifier or admire yourself in the concealed mini mirror. Even has a torch to signal morse code or light the way in the dark. Clever.
Fantastic puzzle, brilliant in it's simplicity - baffle your friends!£4.95
Imitate the authentic Hoot of the Tawny Owl - eerie call to nature!£7.95
A great age for exploring the world around and climbing trees. Eight year olds are smart, resilient and very imaginative. Spy kits and secret agent stuff are very appealing. Or presents that involve setting up traps and alarms. For the more stylish 8 year old, a cool watch is a popular present. Or chalk to colour your hair.