Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Goblin Kids {Tea Set from Plan Toys Review & $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway}

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Lloyd Family!}

The first time that I brought Big Sister E to my mom's house and she pulled out wooden toys that were from my childhood, it took me a little while to warm up to the idea of something so old still being safe for my child.

However, the more that I thought about it, the more I realized that the toys that truly can last through multiple generations are the ones that I do want for my kids. Even though the plastic ones can be fun, it's the natural, well-crafted, simple toys that are going to spur their imagination, be completely safe and last for generations to come.

Inspired by similar thoughts and European roots, parents don't have to look any further than Goblin Kids to find everything from unique baby gifts to educational infant toys to great eco-friendly and organic items that are high quality, safe and (of course) fun.

Browsing through Goblin Kids' collections of European wooden toys, items for pretend play or great gear for kids is quick and easy due to their user-friendly site. Search by category, brand or age and you'll find page after page of results that are beautiful, natural and set to inspire creativity.

And watching that creativity come into play with my daughters and their Tea Set from Plan Toys has shown me just how much fun kids can truly have with simple, gorgeous toys.

Not just a teapot and cups like other toy sets, the Tea Set from Plan Toys is a wooden collection consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl, milk pitcher, two tea cups, two saucers, two spoons and, get this, two tea bags and two pieces of sugar. How fun is that?

Both Big Sister E and Little Sister B immediately liked the fact that they were able to add a tea bag and sugar to their cup after pouring in their pretend water and proceeding with their tea party.

As Plan Toys are made from earth-friendly and non-chemically treated rubber wood, non-toxic glues, safe water-based dyes, soy ink and recycled materials, I wasn't the least bit concerned about letting my daughters have a good time sipping out of these cups.

This set is recommended for ages 3+ due to the small pieces, but Little Sister B didn't have any problem understanding that the items like the sugar and tea bag weren't actually meant to go in her mouth. In fact, every time she plays with the Tea Set from Plan Toys, she takes her role as tea brewer and server very seriously. And every time is a fun new adventure as you never know how our tea parties are going to turn out!

With a huge array of items that encourage children to role play, think critically or just explore the imaginative possibilities, Goblin Kids has toys and accessories to build social skills or individuality while enhancing their creativity. There's something for every age, personality and ability that is sure to be a big hit!

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to shop for the perfect gift for the child in their life, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift certificate to Goblin Kids!

To enter to win: Visit Goblin Kids and tell me which of their great items is your favorite.

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 if you follow Goblin Kids on Twitter, subscribe to their mailing list (found in the lower left corner of their homepage) and/or Like them on Facebook. 1 more Extra Entry if you fill in the blank and leave the following message on their wall: There are so many great things at Goblin Kids but my favorite is the _____! I just entered to win a $25 gift certificate at Thanks, Mail Carrier! http://bit.ly/cftkye
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!

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Giveaway will end on November 5th at 11:59pm CST. 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 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 residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to Goblin Kids for providing a Tea Set from Plan Toys for review as well as a $25 gift certificate for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Mominin said...

I love the animals from animalz! They are so cute!

MK said...

Its really hard to choose! I'm thinking the 5 level anatomy (or body) puzzle.

Owen's Mom said...

I also love the Banjo from Plan Toys. So cute!
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Sylvia said...

I like the Tin of Pineapples from Haba It is so cute
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Beau said...

My favorite toy is the Domino Race from Haba

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Jenn said...

I love the puzzles!

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i like the Balance Game from Sevi
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I love the Farm Tails Book from Jellycat! So cute!!

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Kim said...

love- Ball Track Construction Set from Haba

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i love the Ball Track Roll 'n Roll 'n Roll from Haba

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I like the Wild Animals Lunch Box from Crocodile Creek
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Domestic Diva said...

I like the Early Melodies Tambourine from Educo.

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Three Graves said...

I love the wooden toys! Would get the Shape Stacker and the Junior Peg board from Haba

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Tami said...

i like the 166 Piece Constructor Kit from Heros for my boys too

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i entered the knex giveaway too

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Jessica said...

I love the animals from animalz! They are so cute!

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I like Piratos Swing Seat from Haba
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