HTI Pocket Money Toys

Pocket money toys the kids will love [AD-GIFTED}

When I was a child I used to love it when my Mum took me to the market so I could spend my pocket money on the 50p and £1 stalls. Obviously, we are talking quite a few years ago so the monetary value has changed somewhat but the joy of spending pocket money certainly hasn’t.

A Surprise Toy Hamper

HTI Pocket Money Toys

At the beginning of the Summer holidays, the Beans received a surprise box packed with a selection of HTI Pocket Money toys and they were a hit. That first week of the Summer holidays was perhaps the best of the weather that we have seen. The Beans and I spent the majority of the week outside in the garden, they played happily with their toys whilst I worked at the patio table – win/win!!

Hot Shots

HotShots Diablo

The first thing the Beans wanted to get their hands on was the Diablo. They had watched a man at the Cornbury Festival this year who made it look very easy. They had trotted off to the circus skills tent and practised lots so when Lillie and Ollie got their hands on the Diablo in the garden, they nailed it straight away.

The frisbee, I’m sorry to say, soon became the property of Bramble who assumed it was being thrown for him and then decided it was a brilliant chew toy! Ooops, we do love a frisbee though.

Anyone for Boules?

Finally, a set which settles the arguments. We used to have a similar set which only had three pairs of boules, not ideal when you have four children. Now they can all play happily together (well at least for 10 minutes until someone cheats) with their own set of boules.

Poop Toys

Slingshot Poop

I must admit, I am that parent who doesn’t do ‘toilet’ humour and poop jokes so I wouldn’t normally have poop toys in the house but the Beans relished the fact that I had to allow these ones in and they have loved them. I can’t believe the scramble over who got to keep the ‘biggest poop’. In the end, Lillie chose the Slingshot Poop, Ollie chose the Sticky Poop and Albie won the fight!! I keep finding it under pillows and randomly on the floor with Bramble looking at me sheepishly as if to say “it wasn’t me”. The Beans think it’s absolutely hilarious – what is it with children and poop?

Squishies

Lillie is obsessed with anything and everything squishy and squashy so she got straight in there for the plush squishy animals. She says that she finds them super relaxing especially when she has become stressed at by her brothers?!

Ollie quickly snaffled away the small squishy football which he has been carrying around with him all summer and practising his ‘keepy uppies’ at any given opportunity.

Butterflies or Fish?

The final toy in their parcel was the telescopic net which raised squeals of delight from Albie who wanted to get straight down to the local stream to ‘catch a fish’. Unfortunately for Albie I wasn’t in the mood for fishing him out so he decided to use it to catch butterflies and bugs instead, remembering a technique he was taught at park explorer session where he shakes the bushes with the net held underneath to see who falls out.

It just goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune for children to enjoy themselves and often if they have bought something themselves with their own pocket money (like mine through the Summer) they will love it even more.

What is your child’s favourite pocket money purchase?

14 Comments

  • franbackwithabump

    August 21, 2019 at 10:25 am

    These look great little pocket money toys! Who doesn’t love a poo toy?!

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm

      Haha, exactly!! Everyone should have one 🙂

  • Helen

    August 21, 2019 at 10:56 am

    What an impressive range of toys for pocket money prices! My daughter’s money bank is starting to get full and she’s planning what she wants to buy with the money 🙂

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:44 pm

      Oooh I wonder what she will spend all her savings on? 🙂

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    August 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Sounds like a great selection of toys, ideal for keeping kids busy over the holidays. My son would love the telescopic net, his just broke. He isn’t happy!!!

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      Oh no, that’s a shame! The telescopic net is brilliant, it feels much stronger than those you buy at the seaside.

  • forkwardthinkingfoodinista

    August 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Oh wow this is fab. Nice to see more affordable toys that kids can save a little for and buy from their pocket money for sure x

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      They love having the opportunity for a little spend themselves, don’t they? x

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    August 22, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    You can’t really go wrong with ball games or a Frisbee for playing outside can you! Easy to take anywhere with you too.

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      Exactly, I always make sure I have them in the car when we go out.

  • Rachael

    August 23, 2019 at 6:25 am

    I always thought I’d be that parent with poop toys too, but it turns out we now have loads of them and the kids find them hilarious. I remember having a diabolo! It was my favorite toy for ages and everyone at school used to have thrm and bring them in. This looks like a cool little collection of toys!

    1. Sabina Green

      August 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Haha, I’m glad I’m not the only one with the poop toys. Albie wanted to take his poop out for a meal the other night, I had to draw the line!

  • mommamack15

    August 24, 2019 at 8:22 am

    My daughter is obsessed with squishes and poop toys too! I’m not sure what I make of them however she knows if she saves up her pocket money then she can pick how she spends it, within reason.

    1. Sabina Green

      August 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Yep, that’s what I say to my children. I’m not buying it but if you want it you can save up your pennies and buy it yourself 🙂

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