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
Looks impossible but easy to balance almost anywhere - magic!£6.95
Eight year olds like more challenging stuff and adventures. Try the Walkie Talkies or the Slingball Challenge for outside. Anything involving potential explosions or high speed makes a good present. Or anything they can throw or shoot at someone else.