~I received GIANTmicrobes for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I am always on the lookout for fun gift ideas that are also a wee bit educational. That way kids enjoy playing with the toy while learning a little something too. GIANTmicrobes do just that! They are plush dolls that look like common microbes only a million times bigger and cuter! They have so many that it is hard to choose which one to get!
Here are the bookworms in a petri dish and some algae up close and personal. Many of the different microbes come in different sizes so you can pick out the one best suited to the recipient.
Not to brag or anything but my pool currently looks EXACTLY like the plush algae. This might just be my way of publicly shaming my husband to clean the pool!
We live right by a chain of lakes so I figured it would be nice to teach my preschooler a little about the algae that can be found everywhere in Florida (and our pool). A nice little feature of these plushes is that it includes some educational information attached to the toy.
I am also a librarian so I thought it would be funny to have some bookworms. I can see many different microbes being used for hilarious gag gifts! For this microbe I chose the petri dish set with 3 smaller plushes.
My daughter immediately started playing with them. She liked to pretend the bookworms were eating her books!
GIANTmicrobes also have three Christmas box sets that each include a set of small plush microbes. They come in three different shapes including stocking, tree and wreath. Why not put some microbe ornaments on a small Christmas tree at your desk. It would be sure to be a conversation starter! They also carry sniffles and smooch sound dolls as well as ties and mugs!
They also have Primordial Putty that would make a great stocking stuffer, even for adults! Each of the putties includes a petri dish with putty and a collectible figure inside. I also like the idea of using these for fun office white elephant Christmas party gifts and at the right price of only $6.95.
Techy friends are some of the hardest ever to shop for. I know since my husband is techy and so are some of our friends and I never know what to get any of them! GIANTmircobes now has a new line called Computer Virus Dolls and Computer Virus Digits Key Chains.
Here are some neat facts about the Computer Virus products:
- Designed using the 1’s and 0’s of binary code.
- Computer Virus Dolls come packaged with a “pop-up” hand tag just like the pop-up warning you get on your computer screen when you get a real virus.
- Computer Virus Dolls include an extra long sewn-in label with their names spelled out in binary code.
- Both the Dolls and Key Chains come with education information about each virus that they represent.
- 4 Viruses are available now: Malware, Trojan, Worm and Virus.
I believe that there is a GIANTmicrobe for everyone. Whether you want a Common Cold Plush to snuggle while recovering from your sickness or a Breast Cancer Plush that turns inside out to a healthy cell they are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face!
Purchase: You can purchase GIANTmicrobes in drug stores, bookstores, science museums, children’s museums, hospital gift shops, educational catalogs and general gift shops worldwide.
Giveaway Winner: Entry #384 Pam B.