As we belt through December many of you will be wondering what Christmas gifts to buy your friends and loved ones. You might get them a lovely tie. Perhaps it’ll be a pair of socks. Or maybe you’ll go all out and buy a sock themed tie? Ooh, ritzy.
Well for those of you who know someone who works with forklifts, has a weird obsession with forklifts, or has a lot of tiny stuff that needs moving, we’ve got the solution for you. Why not buy them a forklift truck….toy. There are plenty of different forklift themed toys out there for both kids and big kids alike, so here are a few of our favourites.
The Scale Model
This is a 1:16 scale model of a Brude 02511 Linde H30D Forklift truck, and it comes with tow-coupling ability and two toy pallets. If you want to start them young then this sturdy fella is the way to go, as it is suitable for children aged three and above. The Brude can be played with both indoors and outdoors, but it is also beautifully constructed enough to stand as a display model. So if you’re one of ‘those’ who keeps toys inside their original packaging and never plays with them, this might be the one for you.
The Remote Control
The Hugine 6 channel remote control forklift truck is the perfect gift for older children, or adults who like to play with their kids’ toys on Christmas day. With a fully operational fork you and your kids can spend hours doing all the things you’re not allowed to do in an actual warehouse. Crash it into a pile of boxes. Test loading capacity to a dangerous level. Transport digestives from the kitchen to your hand. You could even give the hamster a little ride around your home if you’re feeling devious. The possibilities are endless…well they’re not, but you can still have a lot of fun.
If you’re willing to spend a little more on your bundles of joy then you simply have to go for the pedal-powered Simba-Smoby Forklift Truck. This easy to assemble ridealong truck lets your kids lift and move pallets with hand operated forklift controls, and you can even buy a hard-hat and high-vis jacket to go with it. I can’t think of a better way to introduce children to the joys of a forklift career than by forcing your toddler to drive this up and down outside in the pouring rain, while you act as supervisor and shout at them for not stacking their pallets safely.
Ah Christmas, what a joyous time of year.