Get One Step Ahead on your Holiday Gift Shopping! – Frugal Novice

Get One Step Ahead on your Holiday Gift Shopping!

Ever since having our first son a little over five years ago, One Step Ahead has been on my radar as a high-quality site for parents. Their company was founded by two parents, Karen and Ian Scott, who wanted the best products for their own kids—and a smarter, easier way to find them.

When I first learned about the site I thought of it as a place to find necessities, but they’ve also got a wide variety of great toys, too. We got to experience some of their selection recently when we reviewed the Bosch Junior Toy Workbench, Toolbox & Tool Set.

The workbench allows kids to hammer the nails into the pounding bench, use the screwdriver to turn the gears, or tighten and loosen the vice. Kids can even screw nuts and bolts into plastic 2 x 4s. The 17-piece construction set includes toy tools, fasteners, and even a kids’ hardhat, which the boys both love wearing.

The bench was really easy to put together – no tools needed, ironically. :) It’s a great size for little ones, but our five-year-old kneeled to play at it and really had fun with it too. They especially enjoyed putting the gears in different holes and making them work together.

The toolbox comes with six toy tools that look like grown ups’. It includes toy hammer, saw, screwdriver, wrench…even a whirring toy power drill!


It isn’t in my photo, but the toolbox has a yellow tray in it, which made it perfect for two little boys who both wanted to cart tools around. One would carry the tray while the other had the box, making it a good solution for sharing. Everything held up really well to the typical rough play of two little boys, so we were impressed with how durable it is, too.

So, when you’re thinking about holiday gifts for the little ones in your life, be sure and check out One Step Ahead and have quality options at your fingertips!

Note: We received the workbench and tool box to facilitate this review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.

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