To begin with, ‘Bucko’ means friend in Pirate speak. We’re won over already.

This sweet little store in Nirvana Country Market in Sector 50 started on the premise that a bed and desk do not maketh a room that children like to go to sleep and wake up in. Now give them some tin buckets and water cans and letterboxes to paint on, throw in a teepee tent, and it’s a whole other story.

Bucko does children’s room décor and accessories in the cutest way we’ve seen. With most surfaces meant to draw and paint on, there’s no putting that crayon down. Started by a JJ School of Arts graduate who is partial to using a bit of imagination, Bucko has plenty of fun objects to brighten any day. Yes, parents, some of these do double up as storage.

We love the easel set up on their mezzanine floor for children to get their hands dirty on. Other than posters, prints and bunting, Bucko also organizes interactive sessions for children. For young audiences of ages 4 to 7, Books Buddy comes in for some storytelling {their last session was on The Gruffalo} and for kids aged 7-13, the Funusual Project comes in to keep young minds busy with their brand of sessions of fun.

Upcoming workshops include Blackout Poetry, where little poets can put together their literary creations by blacking out words they don’t want to use, as well as a Nano Tales session of short-story-telling.

As for the ever-evolving product line, dinosaurs and spaceships will swoop into Bucko on very sincere customer demand.

Where: Ground Floor, Nirvana Country Market, Sector 50, Golf Course Road Extension, Gurgaon

For more information: Check their Facebook page here

Nearest Metro: HUDA City Centre

Contact: +91-9717895576

Prices: Tin buckets range from INR 150 to 650, depending on size