Monday, November 30, 2009

BuddyTops Adorable Hats {Review & Giveaway - 2 winners!}

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

As winter is rapidly approaching, parents everywhere are preparing for the battles that are going to ensue when it comes to layering for going outside. What is it about babies, Little Sister B definitely included, that they have pull off any hat that even threatens to come in contact with their head? As for toddler and preschool-aged kids, are hats just that uncool that they would rather be cold?

At my house there will no longer be the continual replacement of Little Sister B's hat, over and over, while trying to convince Big Sister E that she indeed should wear her hat outside because they now have BuddyTops.

"Hey, look at you!" "No, look at you!"

Whether it is the adorable look or the amazingly soft feel, Big Sister E and Little Sister B both love their BuddyTops Hats and no attempts are ever made to take them off. Can you blame them?

The newest (and most unique) line of children's hats that I've seen in a long time, BuddyTops are not only warm and comfortable, they each have a distinct personality and are there to be your child's friend. Whether Darby The Honest Piggy or Benny The Persevering Bunny, each one sends a positive idea and life lesson to your child.

For instance, Big Sister E's BuddyTop is Stewart, The Courageous Tiger and "Stewart is a protector and comes from a long family of fearless tigers. Whenever you are afraid, your new BuddyTop will always be there to give you the courage to overcome any obstacle!" Unlike some of the characters that are out there for kids these days, the message from Stewart is one I actually like sending to my daughter.

Made out of 100% polyester, BuddyTops are soft on the inside and out and can be hand-washed and air dried. Right now they are available in sizes small and large and I recommend visiting their size chart and measuring your child's head before ordering to ensure a good fit. Big Sister E has plenty of room in her size large but I'm holding out hope that Little Sister B can still fit into her small throughout this winter.

Also, even though these are children's hats, the tag states that BuddyTops are "not suitable for children under 3," which I assume is due mainly to the long side flaps (which are great for keeping little ears warm!) and hard plastic eyes that could be a choking hazard if they were somehow pulled off.

However, I gave the eyes on our BuddyTops multiple tugs and wasn't able to even get a wiggle, so they are attached pretty tightly. I still wouldn't leave a young child alone with this hat on because even if they couldn't remove the eyes, one of the flaps could easily get caught on something. In all, these hats are made very well and will definitely last longer than the cold weather!

I can't stress how adorable and soft and warm BuddyTops truly are! The hardest part of owning one is selecting which of the characters is your favorite. My girls LOVE to wear them and the compliments we receive on their cuteness are endless. Are you prepared to spread the word about BuddyTops? 2 of you will get to repeat the name over and over when strangers stop you to ask about them, because, thanks to the generosity of BuddyTops...

2 lucky people will win BuddyTops of their own!

Any product that can illicit this response gets an A+ in my book!

To enter to win your BuddyTops Hat: Visit BuddyTops and tell me which one of these adorable hats you would choose if you were one of the winners. Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winners.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted. For example, if you subscribe, leave one comment saying "I subscribe #1" and a separate comment saying "I subscribe #2")

1 Extra Entry if you follow BuddyTops on Twitter. You'll get to hear about great specials and coupon codes, too!
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway. See the list on the top of my right sidebar - there are some really great ones going on right now and coming up!
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Giveaway ~ CUTEST ANIMAL HATS (2 winners)! Kids love cuddly BuddyTops! @thxmailcarrier @buddytopscom http://bit.ly/7VbvMr #win #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on December 14th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

A big thank you to Luis at BuddyTops for providing a two hats for review as well as two for two lucky giveaway winners. These are SO unique and cute! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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milton the wolf would be my choice
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Varinia said...

I would chose Milton the wolf if I won. These hats are adorable;)

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I would pick Milton the Wolf! Cute!

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Kimberly L said...

Oh my these are precious !! Love them, I'd choose Lilly the Dalmatian loves everyone’s uniqueness!

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the tiger mverno@roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

I would choose Lilly the Dalmatian.

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kanaha said...

I would choose Darby the honest Piggy

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AStarrA said...

Oh my gosh, so cute!! (I want one for myself haha wonder if they would fit my big ol' head)

Love the panda!!

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Chip the chick
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I would choose Ah Wah the adventurous Panda. Thanks!

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I would pick the Ah Wah the adventurous Panda.

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Jennifer said...

I love the "Benny the persevering Bunny" hat.

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I would love the tiger for my daughter.
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mommietj said...

I love the Milton the Wolf for my son. They are so adorable.

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i'd get the Ah Wah the adventurous Panda

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I like milton the wolf. Thanks for the chance.
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Mamushi Love said...

I'd choose Ah Wah - panda hat.

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Love Chip the Chick for my DD!
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They're all so cute, but I love Stewart the Tiger!

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milton the wolf would be my choice

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Oh I would love Benny the bunny.

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sweetsue said...

Ahh, your little ones look so sweet together! My favorite is the Lilly the Dalmatian-it's adorable!
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Anonymous said...

Stewart the courageous Tiger!
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love the dalmation dog hat. very cute!
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I would totally get Chip the Chick!

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I like the Tiger!

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Chip The Chick--so adorable!!!

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Ah Wah the adventurous Panda

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My son would LOVE Stewart the Courageous Tiger! Too bad it's not available in orange like it shows on their site!
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I would choose Benny the Bunny. :)

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