Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most asked questions we receive about who we are, our toys and gifting information. 

Do you sell toys for children of all ages?

Yes – we stock children's toys from toddlers age right up to gifts for 12-year-old boys and girls – and even older! Our stock is arranged by age, making it easy to find toys and gifts for little ones no matter what you’re looking for.


Do you stock toys for older children?

We understand that buying gifts for older kids can be tough. After all, 11 year old boys and girls start to significantly branch out in their interests at that age. Fear not, though, as we have some great buying guides in our blog, like our Gifts for 11 year olds post. Here, we run through some popular choices as well as what to look for in good gifts for 11-year-old girls and boys. 

If you’re still unsure, a gift card is always a safe bet!


Are there any ages you don’t sell toys for?

Some of our products – like our wooden toys for 1-year-olds and older toddlers – are targeted at a specific age group. Other gifts for 12-year-old boys and girls and older, however, don’t typically have a cut-off age. Many of our board games and garden games for preteens fall into this bracket as they’re great fun for the whole family – adults included!

Kids all develop at their own pace, so nothing in our range is exclusive. Toys for 1 year old boys who are maturing quickly might be slightly more or less advanced than the usual games in that age bracket, and that’s okay – within reason, of course! As always, if you need any help with any product in our range, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Can I buy wooden toys from BrightMinds?

You certainly can – we have a range of wooden toys, wooden puzzles and garden games for all age groups. From toys suitable for toddlers to great gifts for 11-year-olds and 12-year-olds – our wooden toy range is extensive and inclusive!


Are wooden toys still popular?

The popularity of wooden toys and wooden puzzles has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Consumers are becoming increasingly eco-conscious in their buying habits, making wooden toys a fantastic sustainable alternative to their plastic counterparts.


Are wooden toys safe for babies?

Wooden toys are perfect for little ones due to fewer fiddly parts that can become choking hazards. Wooden puzzles are also especially popular as building blocks or other 3D puzzles for little ones. They’re robust and long-lasting, capable of surviving many a trip into baby mouths! 

At BrightMinds, we’re proud to be the best place to buy from if you’re looking for robust and educational toys for 1 year old boys, girls, and even older kids.


Why should I buy from you?

You won’t find a better selection or better customer service anywhere else on the web. Here’s why:

  • GUARANTEED QUALITY:  Every product is evaluated by our team for its educational value, quality and fun factor. You can be sure your child will really love anything you buy from our site.
  • 90 DAY GUARANTEE:  We’re so confident of our products that we offer a 90 day No Quibble Guarantee one of the longest on the web - so you have nearly 3 months to return items for a full refund or exchange.
  • 300,000 HAPPY CUSTOMERS:  Since we started in 1999 we’ve served over 350,000 customers, many of whom keep coming back time and again, and recommend us to their friends.
  • FRIENDLY CUSTOMER SERVICE:  We are a family-owned company, with genuine customer service. We know the products inside out, so if you have any questions, we’re happy to answer them. Just email or phone us on 01723 624888
  • FAST, RELIABLE DELIVERY:  We deliver your products fast – next day if you need it in a hurry – and we go the extra mile to make sure you’re happy.

    Find out more about us and our story on our dedicated About Us page


    Do you do gift vouchers?

    We sell E.vouchers please search Gift Vouchers.


    I’m giving as a gift. What if they don’t like it?

    Don’t worry – we’ll exchange it for something they do like, and they have 90 days to change their mind. See our Returns Information.


    We are a school/playgroup/nursery. Do you offer credit terms?

    Yes, we welcome school orders and offer 30-day credit accounts if you are LEA funded. For more information please email



    How do I know if I’ve successfully placed an order?

    Our checkout is really simple, and there are three ways you can be sure your order has gone through:

    • We tell you at the end of the checkout
    • We send you an email to let you know
    • You can check the status of your order using the My Account link.


    What are your delivery charges?

    Standard delivery (2 days) costs £3.95 and is free for orders over £75 to any UK mainland address.

    Next day is also available for a small extra charge.

    For more information see our Delivery Information.


    Can you deliver tomorrow?

    Yes! If you order before 12 noon we can deliver the next working day (UK Mainland only) for a small additional charge. This means that if you order Friday afternoon at 3pm, we will deliver it on Tuesday. For more information, see our Delivery Information.


    How long will my order take to be delivered?

    Usually 2 days. See Delivery Information for more details

    Items that are out of stock will be sent at no extra charge to you after your first delivery.

    If your order fails to arrive within 5 days of shipping, please contact us and we will track with the courier. If your parcel is lost/delayed/mis-routed, we will resend at no extra cost to you.


    What if my order hasn’t arrived?

    Provided your goods are in stock  they should be with you within 2 working days. You can track your order using the My Account link.

    If your goods are showing as having been delivered, or if you haven’t received them after 5 working days, do please get in touch on 01723 624888 or email Most of our parcels are tracked so we can find out what’s happened and make sure you get your goods.


    What if I’m not in to sign for my order?

    Some of our orders need a signature, so it may be best to have it delivered to your workplace or a neighbour.Our couriers are socially distance delivering, so may leave on the doorstep and ring your bell. If you are out, the courier company may leave a card letting you know how to arrange a re-delivery.


    How do I return an item?

    It’s easy. Simply package up your goods in the original packaging in pristine condition, and return it to:


    BrightMinds Ltd c/o Splash Pools

    Unit 2 Stadium Works

    Barrys Lane


    YO12 4HA

    Please include the returns form on the back of your delivery note. Visit our returns and refunds page for more information.


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