For a few reasons, I’m sad to hear that NYC toy site Gift Hero is closing shop. First, it was a business run by two lovely NYC moms. Second, Gift Hero was involved in the community (they even contributed to the auction at my son’s special ed school). Third, the site had high-quality, carefully chosen toys that made gift-giving easy–categorized by age, price, etc. Anyway, the silver lining is that Gift Hero is having a major close-out sale where you can nab great birthday gifts at up to 70% off their original prices. My pick from the remaining inventory is this Microscope with Carrying Case (originally $55, on sale for $33). Browse Gift Hero fast, because items are selling out quickly.