Gifts for Enquiring Young Minds

Bargain Books is positively overflowing with great gift solutions at the moment – no matter what the occasion, you’re sure to find something with which to charm your intended recipient. Here is a great selection of activity kits guaranteed to delight the clever kids in your life.

Tower Make Your Own Kits – R119

These kits are ideal for introducing younger kids to basic science. Comprising an exciting adventure storybook and a simple experiment that you can do together afterwards, they’re perfect for simultaneously developing reading skills, fine motor skills and an understanding of cause and effect. They’re a whole lot of fun too.

Sets Available: Grow Your Own Crystal Tree, Make Your Own Magic Bubbles and Make Your Own Liquid Pearls



Magnoidz Labs Science Kits – R99



Magnoidz science kits are perfect for introducing inquisitive minds to the core sciences. Best for kids aged between 7 and 11 years, they’re the perfect way to learn about basic chemistry, physics and biology and include activities that cover everything from constructing your first electric circuit to making your own paper, from creating a Galileo Thermometer to harnessing static electricity.

Kits Available: Static Electricity, Paper Making, Galileo Thermometer, Electrolysis in Colour, Roots and Shoots, Litmus Paper, My 1st Electrical Circuit, Bubble Science and Lie Detector

Activity Station Gifts Sets – R199

Activity Station puts the emphasis on fun and creativity with their hands-on learning kits. Usually involving a combination of wholesome mess and essential education, each of them typically contains an instruction booklet and all the materials needed to follow said instructions, whether they be paints and models, joke bugs and slime pots, balloons or safety glasses.


Extreme Bouncy Balls (R199)

Get ready to bounce with extreme excitement for this new DIY kit!

A great, holiday activity set for the whole family, this kit contains all you need to make a mesmerising stripy and glowing bouncy-ball and a hi-tech disco-flash ball that lights up when it bounces! There are also 10 step-by-step illustrated projects for making such marvels as a squishy-stress ball that bounces, a bouncy crystal ball and the ol’ classic of the rubber band ball!




Shocking Electricity (R449)

Imagine harnessing the astounding power of electricity with a lemon, a pencil or a pizza box! Get switched on to the simple science behind electricity with Curious Universe: Shocking Electricity!

By combining the items in this kit with common household objects, the Shocking Electricity book shows science enthusiasts how to make 50 super-exciting gadgets, simply and safely, at home.



For the Artists and Entertainments


How to Play the Harmonica (R99) – A beautiful box set on how to play the harmonica, in a beautiful designed vintage style box. This wonderful vintage look learn to play the harmonica box set is a brilliant gift idea for a loved one. Includes: A harmonica and a book full of amazing tips on how to play it.

How to Master: Juggling (R99) – this fantastic learn how to master set features a how-to tips guide book and 3 juggling balls too. This brilliant how to master set is a brilliant way to learn how to juggle – take it in your own time to be sure you perfect the skill.

How to Play the Recorder (R149) – A beautiful box set on how to play the recorder, in a beautiful designed vintage style box. This wonderful vintage look learn to play the recorder box set is a brilliant gift idea for a loved one. Includes: A recorder and a book full of amazing tips on how to play it.

Card Game Set (R99) – Includes 2 sets of playing cards and a set of 5 dice.



Water Painting Horses and Unicorns and Scales and Tales Dinosaurs (R119 each) – Create colorful horse and unicorn pictures with smART Magic Coloring. Simply paint with water, leave to dry, then paint your pictures again!





Scratch and Draw Dinosaurs (R119) – Create AMAZING rainbow and foil art with Scratch and Draw Dinosaurs! Includes step-by-step instructions to learn how to draw amazing pictures of roarsome dinosaurs. Rainbow colours and foil patterns hide…


Make and Play Groovicorns Palace (R99) – Move over, unicorns the groovicorns are back in this amazing model activity book! Build the groovicorn palace and funky characters to play with. Then, work your way through the fun activities as a groovicorn story unfolds! With bold illustrations and clear instructions, this awesome book encourages children to act out the story by placing the palace and characters on the pages as they go. There are also over 100 stickers to use in the book, or wherever you want!


Sand & Glitter Art (R199) – Inside this crafty folder you’ll find everything you need to bring six gorgeous pictures to life with sand and glitter. With five sands and a gorgeous rainbow glitter to choose from, it’s up to you to decide how to decorate each page! Design the ice cream sundae of your dreams, give a flying unicorn some sparkle or add colourful sand to super-cute animals, then grab your best pencil crayons to bring the colouring pages to life.


Unicorn Finger Prints Kit – (R99) – It is time to get creative with this Unicorn Finger Prints kit, the perfect companion to get artsy with your little one! Filled with fun and magical illustrations to decorate with simple text encourage your child’s imagination, use the five fun ink pads to create beautiful masterpieces! From balloons or bumble-bees, create cute sweet finger-print art and get decorating!



Ultimate Art File – (R99) – This Activity file provides step-by-step instructions for 32 inspirational art projects. These range from basic drawing techniques and painting with watercolours to pastels and sketching with pencils. This is the ultimate guide to art and drawing that will teach you the basic techniques so you can complete great art projects.


You Can Draw (R99)/ Jy Kan Teken (R119): Over 80 Drawings to Master. This book guides you step by step through the drawing process, building skills from the beginning. Excellent book for all ages even adults enjoy it! 8 BOOKS IN ONE!!!