Playful presents for grown-ups

November 9, 2015

Block Design pegboard and bear postcard

Looking for good presents for grown-ups? I’ve been working with quirky children’s gift site The Kid Who to make my picks from the site on a play theme.  As my first posts were around our rules for play and playful presents for one-year-olds, this month I thought I’d pick out playful things for slightly older kids.

And one thing The Kid Who sell that I’ve wanted for ages is a Block pegboard, a creative storage and display board you can use in millions of different ways, for both children and adults.

I went for the smaller version after consulting my pegboard font of knowledge, Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely who has long been a fan (she suggested that the small was better if it’s going to be propped up, and the large if it’s going on a wall).

It comes with a set of colourful pegs that you place in the holes on the board:

Block pegboard and pegs

It’s great for display purposes (the Un Ours bear card in the top photo was from the the site, as are these Studio Roof pop-out swinging bird cards – there’s a variety of other pop-out animals too).

Block Design and bird postcard

Or you can use it for something more…practical (the pegs are really useful for hanging things like washi tape, and also small bags – this month I also got two Design Letters letters for the girls and they came in this brilliant bag).

Block Design pegboard

Design letters bag

Or you can use it for something slightly ridiculous (any guesses as to where we went for lunch this weekend?)

Plastic giraffes

So yes, hours of fun for me and Eliza has also loved playing with it and suggesting things  – giraffes – to put on it.

 Thanks to The Kid Who for sending me these products. 

More posts…our SnuzPod bedside cot review, baby milestone cards for mums and how to make a felt ball garland.


  • Rachel

    November 9, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    I love the colour – and they look useful too. One day I’ll have a room of my own where I can use something like that!

  • Adele

    November 10, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I love the peg board! We must get one at some stage.

  • Polly

    November 10, 2015 at 11:19 am

    oooh some great ideas!*- it’s always tricky to find gifts for the grown-ups

  • Fiona

    November 10, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I love the colour of the peg board, definitely a good gift idea! x

  • Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

    November 11, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    So this is what you were up to!!! Fab choice. Are you happy with it? My eldest has this colour in his bedroom and it’s perfect.

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