Years ago my pal's 8 year old was having a birthday. My wife didn't know what to get him so I bought him a 4" magnifying glass. She thought it was a lame gift but then she doesn't think like a little boy either. He jumped on it and it was easily the hit of his B-day. Six months later when we were visiting the kid brought it out to show me. Remember this if you know of any youngsters with a birthday approaching.