“Less is more” is one axiom the toy makers at Miller Goodman have down pat. Its latest offering, a modular set of 74 geometric wooden shapes, can be arranged or stacked in countless ways to produce hundreds of three-dimensional creations. Made from sustainably harvested rubberwood, PlayShapes is merely a conduit for your child’s boundless imagination, with basic geometric forms that provide a launch pad for quirky faces, cheeky animals, and impressive feats of mechanical engineering.

+ PlayShapes £69.95 (available in mid-November)

+ Miller Goodman