My retro gifts from Nuku

Everyone knows how much I love my retro gadgets and gizmos, anything that brings back memories from the 1980s/1990s. Anyway I came across a rather cool gift website called NUKU. They sell all sorts of funky and unusual gifts and  gadgets. Stuff for the home, gifts for him, her, the kids and lots more. I really enjoyed having a browse through it all. Then I came across two items which are both really retro and things I remember from my younger years, and well; I just had to have them both.
Hands up if you remember this! ?

Yes it’s the old favourite – Big mouth Billy Bass or otherwise known as the singing fish. I loved these years ago, sad but true! They can be hard to come across in the modern high street gift stores these days but when I was about 11 they were everywhere, including on the walls of many homes. 
If your a bit younger than myself and have no idea what this fish thing is – well it’s a novelty gadget which either gets hung on the wall or stood on a shelf via its stand. It has two on functions – sensor and not sensor. When the sensor is on it detects movement and when off it works via a press of the button. 

This one plays two songs – “Don’t worry be happy” and “I will survive”. It also dances and wiggles its tail and it’s quite amusing to watch. My kids love it.
The best way to show you what it does is by making this short video of the thing in action. 

And that’s the singing fish which costs Β£18.99 from Nuku.
Now there is one item that my bathroom has been lacking since I moved to this house and that is a toilet roll holder. Yes I have toilet roll but they usually end up sat on top of the toilet. Well all that has changed now – as I now have one and a very unusual one too.

Yes you are seeing correctly – It’s a Polaroid style toilet roll holder. Very cool and rather funky. It’s tough plastic with a removeable bar to place the toilet roll on which then goes through the Polaroid slot. Nuku even sell toilet roll with images on to make it look even more like a camera.

This comes with the relevant screws and wall plugs to hang it and I’m very impressed with myself because I managed to hang it all by myself problem free, and I am rubbish at DIY. It only took me 20 mins or so and I don’t own a drill either. This Polaroid toilet roll holder comes in two shades and cost Β£12.99.
Don’t you just love retro type gifts!


  1. Craig Wheatley
    December 14, 2016 / 21:48

    Whilst I imagine you wouldn’t be posting this if you had any problems with, did you receive your order within good time? Where there any issues that you needed to a dress with them? As you can probably tell, I’m currently at the wrong end of some terrible customer service from them πŸ™
    Thanks in advance,

    • Sarah Lou
      December 16, 2016 / 10:25

      Hi Craig. Just wondered if you’ve received your order? As I’m also having problems with NuKu and received no response from them? Thanks

  2. Anonymous
    December 15, 2016 / 03:00

    Yes I’d be interested to know too as I am also on the wrong end of ‘order awaiting fulfilment’ when the gifts should have been here in plenty time! I can’t seem to find a telephone number for them and they aren’t getting back to me through their online queries!

    • Anonymous
      December 22, 2016 / 16:39

      Hi there, I raised a dispute through PayPal and eventually received a refund and an apology. They told me that they had has a serious system outage meaning a lot of orders have been missed/delayed. They were very apologetic, but didn’t account for why they hadn’t responded to my query emails.
      Thanks , Sarah

  3. Sarah Lou
    December 16, 2016 / 10:20

    Hiya. Haso anyone had an order from these people?? I places an order few days ago but I am still waiting for order fulfilment and they haven’t taken the money yet either. Will I recieve in time for Christmas?? Anyone relieved an order from them? How long does it take? Someone please help as I’m very worried . I found a phone number after hours of searching but it just rings and rings and no one responds to emails. Someone help please??? Thank you.

  4. December 16, 2016 / 10:30

    I will email my contact and ask him to look at your comments

    • Craig Wheatley
      December 16, 2016 / 16:07

      Hi all,
      So today (over 2 weeks after the order) I received an ‘item shipped’ email. No answer to any of my 4 emails, no reply to any of my online communication and not a hint of an apology. Shipped or not, I am certainly not finished with this company. They have now left me with a reordered product on its way (from a different website) and an open claim with PayPal. Please keep me up to date and I’ll use as much info against them as possible. Still really angry!!

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