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It’s that time of year again and to assist you with your Christmas shopping we have come up with a number of gift ideas, all of which are available to purchase from NCBI’s shop either online at www.ncbi.ie/newshop, over the phone on 1850 33 43 53 or from our shop at Whitworth Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 9 or NCBI Kilkenny, 7 Ormonde Road, Kilkenny Phone: 056 7786816.
Sound spa machine
Create a peaceful sleep environment with soothing, calming sounds creating a feeling of comfort and reassurance. This small machine features six digitally recorded calming sounds: ocean, summer night, rain, rain forest, waterfall and heartbeat. The soft sounds can help reduce anxiety and unrest and can be adjusted to a 15, 30 or 60 minute auto off timer.
The Penfriend audio labeller
This product allows people to attach an audio label to everyday products in the home. It is easy to use and allows you to record a label, such as a ‘tin of beans’ for example, which is read aloud when the pen is scanned over that label again.
The penfriend can be used to label food items, freezer items, film and music collections, household objects or even to organise letters and other paperwork, as well as record shopping lists or leave audio messages.
It can be used as a portable note taker. Record your message and keep track of it by placing the allocated label in a small notebook or in your diary. All you have to do is allocate one of the coded self-adhesive labels and record and store your message on the Penfriend. To playback hold the Penfriend over the label – it announces recordings specific to each label. There is no limit to the length of each message and the pen has up to 7 hours of recording time available.
Small chrome easy-to-see watch with expanding strap (CW76EXP)
This easy-to-see watch has bold black numbers and hands against a white face. It is fitted with a chrome-coloured expanding strap and comes with a chrome case. It also has an easy grip winder for adjusting the time. The watch is splash proof but is not suitable for use while swimming, bathing or in the shower.
Big Print Desk Diary 2011 (DS02)
This diary has big, bold print in easy-to-see font sizes and high quality paper that prevents ink bleeding through. It is spiral bound with robust, red covers which are easy to wipe clean. As well as having a week to view with space for notes, it also has an additional month-to-view calendar on every double page.
It is ideal for home or work use with font sizes 20 to 60 point on the diary pages.
For the Kids
Super saxoflute (M35057)
It’s great to be able to build your own instrument and then play it. These 24 plastic pieces can be put together in various combinations to make a super saxoflute or even two different instruments as it includes 2 mouth pieces. The set includes 2 mouth pieces, 2 trumpet ends, and twisting tubes all made of unbreakable ABS plastic. Perfect for children from 2 years of age.
Nature lacing beads (M22163)
These chunky easy to handle wooden plant and insect shaped beads will captivate your child and encourage them to think about shapes and colours as they thread. Watch that the snail doesn’t munch your leaf! A great toy for developing early manipulation skills. Suitable from 2 years plus.
Photo: Nature lacing beads
Basic skills board (M16013)
Learn to zip, buckle, lace, button and snap with this big friendly bear! Each skill is contained on a separate wooden piece for easy practice. There are 6 pieces in total. Perfect from 3 years plus.
For the ladies
Travel set magnifying mirror (15x) with tweezers (DM08)
This small portable mirror is ideal for tasks such as eyebrow tweezing and make-up application. It has 15 times magnification to aid with close-up tasks and three suction cups on the back to aid with attaching to a smooth surface, such as a bathroom tile or mirror. This is ideal for taking on holiday and is supplied with a pair of tweezers and a plastic case.
Do not leave this magnified mirror in direct sunlight, either in or outside the home.
Large button mobile phone
This easy to use, big button mobile phone has large black buttons and white numbers. It has three speed-dial buttons for quick access to your most called numbers. You can send and receive text messages with this phone and store up to 250 numbers within the phonebook. Speak to your local NCBI IT Trainer for information on other types of mobile phones available.
Talking clock with vibrating alarm pad (CC61)
This talking clock announces the time, date and temperature at the touch of a button. It is supplied with a vibrating alarm pad, which is ideal to position under your pillow as an alternative to the audible alarm as it emits a series of strong vibrations. This also features a choice of three alarm sounds and an hourly time announcement option.
Playing cards come in easy to see large print and Braille versions.
Prices begin at €4 and vary accordingly.
A great game for all the family, scrabble is available in both Braille and large print versions. The large print version features tiles that are 11mm square while the tactile version of the game comes with audio instructions.
Price: €32 for the large print version and €55 for the Braille version.
For further information about these and other products available from NCBI’s shop log on to www.ncbi.ie/newshop or call us on 1850 33 43 53.