This pick for the PopCult Gift Guide is for kids who have a love of fantasy, combined with an interest in cultivating a green thumb. My Fairy Garden allows kids (or fanciful-minded adults) to indulge in playset play and grow real plants at the same time.
Children love kits that allow them to grow plants at home; it gives them a connection to nature and a sense of satisfaction at having nurtured a living thing. My Fairy Garden takes it to a new, exciting level by allowing children to interact with it as part of an enchanting play set. You get fairy figures, accessories and playset environments that allow you to grow real plants.
Children (or adults who are into this sort of thing) plant the quick-germinating seeds, and care for their garden, all while setting up and playing with adorable fairies, woodland friends and accessories. It’s a great collectible line and a fun addition to the ever-growing STEM category of toys.
Suitable for ages four and up, the line has a variety of sets that have suggested retail prices ranging from $12.99 to $15.99. The playsets can be found at Toys “R” Us, Target and Amazon.
One of the more elaborate sets is Freya’s Magical Cottage — An adorable flower pot that’s a welcoming fairy home where Freya entertains friends and tends to her garden. The set includes the flowerpot cottage with opening doors and terrace, tray, cottage furniture, toadstool, Freya the fairy, her friend, and gardening accessories and tools. This one of the higher-end sets, selling for a very reasonable $24.99.
While intended for kids, I can see this toy crossing over into the adult collector fanbase. The fairy figures are nicely-designed and this would be a fun and off-the-wall way to have plants in your home or office.