This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all that entered!
Still looking for toys to buy on your holiday list? I was contacted about a great site that sells tons of Eco-friendly toys called Maukilo. They carry products made for babies, toddlers, and kids that are sure to inspire their imagination! They carry brands like Haba, Green Toys, Plan Toys, Plasma Car, Sarah’s Silks and more.
Ella was sent the BlaBla Anemone Mermaid Knit Doll to review and she is extra special.Ella has renamed her Ariel, though her hair is rainbow and not red. The 17′ Mermaid is hand knitted by Peruvian artisans. They use natural grown cotton grown in Peru. She is also made with non-toxic dyes. The Mermaid is extra soft and plush, which has been perfect for snuggling. Ella has been very picky with who gets to sleep with her and “Ariel” has joined the pack- on most nights.
We’ve been BlaBla fans for a couple of years when Ella’s aunt bought her a BlaBla Butterfly backpack. I love the details and quality of their products. You can find 42 BlaBla dolls to choose from on Maukilo!
Maukilo has put together a Gift Guide for their site and I thought I’d share it with you!
HABA Pixie Clutching Toy • Ages 6M+ •$16.19
A mini-world on a rattle! Four fun wooden shapes are seamlessly attached to a wooden rattle. The rattle helps baby develop fine motor skills and sensory perception. Made in Germany.
HABA Cuddling Town Fabric Bricks • Ages 6M+ • $25.19
Every master builder has to get their start somewhere! Includes six fabric building blocks with visual and acoustic elements—a chirping worm, magnetic flap, net, mirror, or crackling blossom. Made in China.
Plan Toys Stacking Ring • Ages 2+ • $16.19
A classic stacking toy. Try to stack the rings in order of size and color. Encourages counting, color and size recognition. Made in Thailand.
HABA Ducky Duck pulling animal • Ages 1+ • $26.99
A classic pull toy with a twist. Pull the string and Ducky waddles across the floor! Made from beechwood and brightly colored with child safe paints. Made in Germany. *Named a 2009 Best Toy of the Year by Parents Magazine
HABA Bluemchen Jewelry Case • Ages 3+ • $12.59
A perfect place to store all of your jewelry, in a case that’s as pretty as what you store inside. Colorful jewelry case embroidered with beads and colorful flower décor on top. Made in China.
BlaBla Anemone Mermaid Knit Doll • Ages 2+ • $43.99
Hand-knit 17” mermaid, complete with scaly tail and colorful hair. Knit by Peruvian Artisans.
HABA Terra Kids Pocket Magnifying Glass • Ages 8+ • $8.99
Kid- and travel-friendly pocket magnifying glass. Comes with two shatterproof glass lenses, one magnifies and one gives a kaleidoscope effect. Protective Cordura sleeve protects the glass and metal carabineer clip is perfect on-the-go. Made in China.
Automoblox Mini Set of 3 • Ages 3+ • $25.95
Perfect for the little car-enthusiast. Scaled down versions of the full-sized Automoblox, but still just as fun! Set includes Mini A9S Compact in Yellow, X9X Sport-Utility in Blue, and M9 Sport Van in Purple. Each car is approx. 4” long, 1.5” high. Made in China. *Named a 2009 Toy of the Year by Parenting Magazine
GEO Toys GeoPuzzle Animals • Ages 4+ • $14.95
GeoPuzzles make learning world geography fun! As children assemble this 68-piece puzzle they learn which animals are found on which continents. Made in Germany.
HABA has become an industry leader in children’s games over the past decade, thanks largely to their approach to writing game instructions. They believe by offering multiple play variations for different skill levels, they increase the value and the lifespan of the game. They’re also one of the few game manufacturers that makes cooperative games, so that siblings work together to complete the game instead of competing against each other.
HABA Castle Knights • Ages 5+ • $24.99
The knights are racing to build the towers before King Duncan gets home! Players use a stretchy band, not their hands, and together lift and build different castle towers shown on the picture cards. But watch the timer – you have to move quickly. Build a tower on each of the three levels before the King’s arrival. Cooperative game designed for 2-4 players.
HABA Pirate Joe Mini Game • Ages 4+ • $12.59
A game of quick reactions. Players wear the included eye patches, and roll the die to determine what to do, if it’s the cannon—clap your hands together and say “Boom!” The last to do it gets a scar drawn on their face with the included face paint pencil. The first pirate to get 5 scars loses, and the person with the least number of scars is the winner. For 2-4 reckless pirates.
The Caravan Game • Ages 6+ • $21.59
The caravan moves through the scorching-hot desert. The heat, dunes and mirages hamper the camels’ progress. Watch out for sudden sandstorms that pop up and get the camels misdirected! With some tactical thinking and luck, the player with the most camels at the oasis is the winner. Great family game! For 2-4 players.
The Giveaway: Maukilo would like to give 1 lucky winner a $25 GC to their site to be redeemed by 5/31/10
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST December 14, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US (Maukilo does not ship outside of the US at this time)
How to Enter: Go to Maukilo and tell me what you’d spend the $25 GC on! Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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