Here's a bit about us

Lagoon is the UK’s largest designer and wholesaler of games, puzzles and books as gifts. We own the copyright to all our products, which are thought up by a team of great British minds. The products are not only fun to play, read and do, they look visually appealing and are made of top quality materials.

Most of the products are sold in compact free of charge display units which look attractive in store and allow you to take them from carton to shelf with a minimum of fuss.

We realise how important it is for you to have new product in your shops, so we bring out lots of innovative new gifts each year. In 2018, we have added some of our most exciting lines to date with many more to come for 2019.

We've also continued to roll out our licensing project with our launch of The World of David Walliams, Enid Blyton, Hipstory and Plasticine to to sit alongside our Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups and Professor Rubik

Lagoon was founded in 1988 with the aim of selling great games and puzzles as gifts for men. Founder Simon Melhuish came up with the idea after meeting a carpenter while travelling around Thailand on his gap year. The first products that Lagoon launched – in a stand no bigger than a broom cupboard at Harrogate Home & Gift - were six wooden puzzles. They were designed by Simon and manufactured in Thailand. They sold out immediately.

Many more wooden puzzles followed. Then Simon branched into games and then in 1997 MD Heather Watherston joined him to develop the publishing arm of Lagoon.

Now, 30 years on, Lagoon has a London office, a network of distributors around the world and a range of nearly 500 puzzles, games and books.

All the gifts are designed in-house but manufacturing is out-sourced. The company is committed to working with its manufacturers to ensure responsible working conditions. We comply to and exceed EN71 European trading standards and ASTM and CPSIA, the American trading standards.

We don’t have reps or agents but we keep in touch by phone, email and post. We pride ourselves on our service - if you order by midday, and your order doesn’t need labelling or booking in, you should receive delivery the next day.

Feedback on either our service or our products is always welcome!

Thank you for looking at what we do and we hope you find that buying presents for men (and women and children) has never been easier!