I'm a little bit of a fan of Melissa & Doug products and especially their wooden toys and craft kits which I have bought a lot of over the last few years since discovering them. They are always great quality and I don't think that I have ever been let down by them.
This Favourite Things Set would be great to give as a gift for a creatively minded child or even to purchase for rainy day craft entertainment as it has 3 items inside to be decorated. There is another very similar set Sweet Set which I have also just bought and this also has 3 items to decorate but with a cake theme and so there are a couple of options worth considering.
The box the set arrives in is quite large at approx 30cm by 8cm by 26cm and so this isn't a small boxed set.
The set comes with:- 1 x Butterfly Bank 1 x Heart Treasure Box 1 x Flower Treasure Box 2 x Glitter Glue 1 x White Glue 3 x Paintbrushes 6 x Pots of Paint (Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow and White) 1 x Sheet of Sticker Gems (12 Flower Gems and 8 Heart Gems) 2 x Sticker Sheets (Hearts, Butterflies, Ladybugs, Stars and Flowers)
The money bank and treasure boxes are made from a sort of resin type material and both of the treasure box lids are removable. The Butterfly Bank has a money slot at the top and opening at the bottom to access the money inside (when saved) which has a little removable seal. The paints are bright and colourful and the stickers, gems and glitter glue are extra nice touches. The set is aimed at children 8years old and over but with help this set can be used by younger children and I bought mine for a younger aged child than this. A really lovely set and perfect for creative children.
Edit 16/06/17 - I have added a photo of the front and back of the set when it was new in order to show what it looks like when it arrives. I haven't and probably won't add any further photos of the items etc as the product photos perfectly represent how they look anyway.