Looking for that perfect gift for your boss, buddy, or bossy buddy? Well, we have what we like to think are the greatest gifts for any executive! All items are hand-picked, expert-tested, certifiable fun ways to a healthier brain, and are sure to please any executive.
Ball of Whacks – Yesterday, you were Captain of Creativity, capable of impressing higher-ups, solving complex problems and coming up with brilliant ideas at mind-blowing speeds. Today, the ‘ol noggin is drawing a complete blank. Get your neurons firing and creative juices flowing with the Ball of Whacks.
Marbles Mind Putty – We have to admit that we’re suckers for putty because we think it’s a super analogy for neuroplasticity, the revolutionary idea that our brains are plastic, pliable, changeable (and therefore improvable!) throughout our lifetimes. Plus, playing with putty actually enhances brain health by reducing stress, strengthening dexterity and giving fidgety fingers something to do.
Head Massager – Maybe it’s just us, but we think the best part about going to the hair salon is getting a head massage over the shampoo bowl. With the Ultimate Head Massager, you can gently massage pressure points on your head and neck right at home while stimulating nerve endings and producing stress-relieving, brain-awakening endorphins. Made from copper and steel, the Ultimate Head Massager fits all head sizes no matter how big your brain is.
Buckyballs – As one of our top-sellers, we think a more fitting name for these magnetic little marvels would have been ‚”Totally Addictive Magnetic Balls that Look Really Cool and Will Give Your Brain One Heckuva Workout.” However, the manufacturer opted for “Buckyballs” after Buckminster Fuller, the American architect best known for his geodesic dome. Besides, Buckyballs rolls off the tongue better and fits much more nicely on the box.
Tangoes Deluxe – Based on the 4,000-year-old Chinese Tangram puzzle, these brain-boosting little beauties make a stunning coffee table display and a smart gift for hard-to-impress clients and discerning executive types. The Deluxe Tangoes set comes packaged in a sleek case handcrafted from walnut and aluminum with two sets of seven walnut and aluminum playing pieces and 27 cards with 54 puzzles and solutions.
Quantumino – Hey, nobody ever said that keeping your noggin fresh and agile would be easy. But lucky for you, it can be fun with Quantumino. This colorful puzzle will give your frontal and occipital lobes a workout as you remove one wooden shape and then fit the remaining 16 pieces together in the playing perimeters. Remove a different piece each time you play for an entirely new challenge in problem solving and logic.
V-Cube 7×7 – You are the Mayor of Puzzleville. You’ve mastered the classic Rubik’s Cube a thousand times over. You think solving the Gordian’s Knot is mere child’s play. Come to think of it, there really should be a street named in honor of your puzzle-solving prowess. It’s time to graduate to the V-Cube 7. This smooth rotating cube has six sides, seven rows, 218 pieces and 19.5 duoquinquagintillion permutations.
Marbles Good Thinking Kit – Over 100 activities to do every day that will improve your verbal, memory, critical thinking, coordination and visual perception cognitive function. Created through collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Green, the founder and director of The Memory Enhancement Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
36 Cube – They don’t call 36 Cube the world’s most challenging puzzle for nothing. Likened to 3D Sudoku, 36 Cube has 36 blocks in six varying heights and colors and only two simple rules: you can place only one of each colored tower in each row and column; and the towers must fit into the base to form a level cube.
The Isis Puzzle – Can you do the Rubik’s Cube behind your back…under water…with your toes? Do our Tavern Puzzles come undone in your hands faster than a celebrity marriage? Meet the Isis Puzzle, the latest and most challenging puzzle to hit Marbles. Invented by a magician and manufactured entirely in the UK, each Isis is individually assembled by hand and made of the highest grade aluminium.