Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Douglas Cuddle Toys {Review & Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Kristy!}

There is something about stuffed animals that all children love. Whether it is their plush, soft cuddliness, their ability to be there for unconditional hugs and snuggling or the way that they can provide security and friendship all through the night, a great stuffed animal can find a place in a child's heart and stay there indefinitely.

But let's face it: there are a lot of stuffed animals out there these days and, unfortunately, many of them aren't so great. Big ones that fall apart, small ones that have pieces falling off, brands that are recalled due to poor craftsmanship... sigh. It's enough to make me want to avoid stuffed animals altogether sometimes.

That is, however, until I was introduced to one of top names in high quality, unique, endearing plush animals around: Douglas Toys.

From the most adorable stuffed dogs to the softest toy dinosaurs to the most adorable baby plush toys, Douglas Toys has been committed to making safe and quality toys for over 50 years. Whether you're looking for cute or realistic, you'll find all shapes, sizes and colors available that, with their sweet expressions, have a way of just being a step above a regular stuffed animal.

As I browsed the huge variety of kids' toys over at Douglas, I knew I had found the right thing for Big Sister E when I came upon the toy purses. Bright, colorful and available in seven different styles (horse, dog, butterfly, dachshund, guitar, cat and owl), they combine two things that every girl I know loves: purses and stuffed animals.

And when the Pink Calliope Horse Purse arrived, Big Sister E and I couldn't get over the utter cuteness.

I have to admit that, for a minute, I wondered how silly I would look out in public carrying a girls' toy purse. It's just that cute! The combination of the great fabrics and the fun features like the braided tail and the ruffle mane really give this horse a huge dose of added charm and appeal.

Plus, the strong construction and the zippered inner compartment really do make this a functional purse, which just makes it even more fun to give or receive it as a gift. How could you not want to head straight to Douglas Toys when you know that the reaction is going to be such a happy one?

Big Sister E would barely stand still, she was so excited about wearing this purse!

If you're looking for a darling plush item for babies, Douglas Toys has them all (some rattle or squeak for added effect) and you won't have to think twice about whether they are the highest quality. Or, if you're looking for a unique new cuddly pal for an older child, Douglas Toys has those, too - and they even have a great selection of stuffed animals that boys will like as well.

Available right on their website or at retailers across North America, Douglas Toys is definitely one of the top names in adorable, plush pals of all kinds. Giving one of these cuddle toys as a gift is one that you know will last through a lifetime of love. Thanks to their generosity, one person will get to find out just how great Douglas Toys are as well, because...

One lucky person will win the plush item of their choice
(up to $40) from Douglas Toys!

To enter to win: Visit Douglas Toys and tell me which of their adorable cuddle toys you might select if you are the winner.

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).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you follow Douglas Toys on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you leave the following message on their wall: Douglas Toys has the most adorable plush toys! I just entered to win my choice of cuddle toy at Thanks, Mail Carrier! http://bit.ly/bxqlBd
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

#WIN the Douglas Toys cuddly plush toy of choice (ARV $40) and give your child a new pal! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/bxqlBd #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and Douglas Toys. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on October 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, as I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Douglas Toys for providing a Pink Calliope Horse Purse for me to review as well as the item of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Stacy Uncorked said...

Ohhhh! Princess Nagger would LOVE the Stegosaurus or the Ruby Red Dragon! :)

I'll stop back by to take advantage of the extra entries later... ;)

Marlene said...

I think I would choose Rocky Pug.

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I entered the SportBrella giveaway.

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Addison K.A.T. said...

My daughter would love the Pink Circle Horse Sillo purse!
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D and A said...

I would pick the monkey or the fizz horse or let me children decide.

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Sims Family said...

We have a cat named Lili, so I am going with Lili the pink dot cat. Those are all so cute!

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Kim said...

I would pick the CHOMPERS ALLIGATOR
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Randi said...

I love the 1187.2 Monkey Business Sak with 1719 Bongo Monkey, a monkey in a bag (purse) is perfect for my little girl. Thanks!
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AVMCS said...

I'd prob. order this one if I won: 1364 Doug Tan Dog Action Musical

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mooneyequalsmc2 said...

Did someone say DRAGONS? I love the one named EMBER!

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CindyWindy2003 said...

i might get the 4034 Patch Raccoon
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wigget said...

i might get the 2048 OMA ST BERNARD

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mamawj said...

So many too pick from & so beautiful too, I like both the 3792 LAURAL WHITE TAIL DEER & the 1634 Sunset Paint Horse very nice quailty in the Douglas Cuddle Toys
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hendy said...

They're all so cute but I would get the Bibs Emperor Penguin.
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dannyscotland said...

I would get 348 Cloud Dancer Paint Horse--but it was SO hard to pick just one! I have a weakness for stuffed animals...

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I'm following Douglas Toys on Twitter @dannyscotland

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I'm following Douglas Toys on Facebook

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I left the message on their wall!

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I entered the Weather Direct Weather Station from Wind and Weather giveaway

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I entered to win the Sport Brella

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Amber said...

I would choose the Pirate Adventure Pak!
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Kristen said...

I'd pick Gabriel Gorilla.

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Sylvia said...

I like the Black Hills Black & White Spotted Horse
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Jenny said...

So cute! I like the Sea Horse Sea Shell Sak!

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Erin MacPherson said...

Hey Xenia! Thanks for this great review! I tried to find a way to follow you but I couldn't figure it out... let me look again!!

The Mommy Mambo said...

Oooo! I like the Wooly Mammoth and my boys will too!

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Kimbuckjr said...

MANDATORY ENTRY: OH MY GOSH, 'IF' I win this totally awesome giveaway, I will be purchasing at least 2 of the "1511 BRUSHY HAMSTER's." My daughter is in LOVE with Hamsters so I may have to purchase a few of them and then sew different outfits for each of them. UGH! Maybe I can talk her into some other stuffed animals, I HOPE! Even more than that...I HOPE I win!!!
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Lolly Jane said...

lily pink dot cat would be DARLING for my neice.

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Katie said...

lily pink dot cat :)

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chelsei said...

We would choose Circle Game Dog Sillo.
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I would choose the GENERAL GERMAN SHEPHERD dog!

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I really like the 731 Calliope Fantasy Horse
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Mary Elizabeth said...

I would have to choose the baby plush giraffe!! So cute!! mclaingreen@yahoo.com

The Baldree Family said...

The 2030 Calico cat
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Carol said...

I would get the Calliope Fantasy Horse. My daughter loves mythical things.

Jenn S. said...

I like the 3807 Armor Horseshoe Crab.

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Mary said...

I'd love the puffball Bichon pup.

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john said...

either the CRAB or lobster would be nice.

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