Monday, October 11, 2010

Wish Lists and Winning at Growing Tree Toys

Maybe I'm jumping the gun by bring up Christmas already but it will be here before I know it. Not only will I be buying for my six children, I also have a fair amount of other people in the family to buy for.

When shopping for Christmas I have a few criteria that I look for:
1. Is the gift something that I think the person will really like?
2. Is the gift priced at an amount that is affordable?
3. Is the gift something that will be fun and maybe even educational?
4. When ordering online, is the website easy to navigate and am I able to easily find what I'm looking for?

At Growing Tree Toys, my criteria is met with their educational toys and ease of website navigation. They are one of the few sites on my list to shop from this year.

During the month of October, Growing Tree Toys is hosting a contest where each person that creates or updates a wish list will automatically be entered to win all the toys on their wish list, up to $1000.

I had the four younger kids go to the Growing Tree Toys website and choose a few items they'd like to see under the tree this year. I then added them to the wish list and now have ideas on what to purchase for them. It also helps because I can email my list to family members who are curious of their wants.

This Two Glass Bowls Kit is something that Emma would like to have. She says she'd like to be able to create her own bowls and use them to put some of her small treasures in.

Ever since Logan received some farm animal figurines from Schleich, he has made it clear that he wants the entire line of knights figurines. That won't be happening all at once, but I'm going to get him some for Christmas and then add to the collection during his birthday and other special occasions. The Schleich Red Knight on Horse with Sword Set is the one he'd like first to start his collection.

Juliann and Allyson are the big game players in the house. The Around the USA Brain Box Game is one that both have mentioned would make a great gift for them.

Those are just a few of the toys, kits, figurines, and games that I've added to my wish list account at Growing Tree Toys. The list is long enough but I'm sure it will continue to grow as the kids do some virtual shopping.

I received no compensation or product for this post. In exchange for this post, I have the opportunity to win a wish list contest. The opinions within this post are of my own. Please do your own research before purchasing products. Your opinions and results may differ.