Thursday, February 10, 2011
Do you try to find cute little gifts for your kiddos for Valentine’s Day? I know my husband and I both try to get something for “Bug” as well as for each other every holiday even Valentine’s Day. I have some pretty cool Valentine’s Day gift ideas from B. toys to share with you all today to help with spreading a little love this Valentine’s Day to your little ones!
About B. toys:
HOW DID THE BRAND!NEW B. COME TO BE?
We dreamt it. After decades of making toys, a team of designer-friends at DoodleDo, in partnership with family-run manufacturer Battat, decided it was time for toys that made a difference. To the world and the children in it.
As parents we all hold the opportunity of a lifetime, literally, in our hands. "e formation of little humans is our legacy, our gift to the world. Who those children become happens in the daily decisions, in the fleeting moments of everyday life. Even in what toys kids play with. At the end of the day, we all buy toys to help us raise our kids. Good and happy kids.
Fair. Honest. Kind. Good. Happy.
Hence our toys. With the one-letter name. Creative, intelligent, delightful, responsible, and generous — the way we want our kids to B.
B. CAUGHT A LITTLE OFF!GUARD. IT’S KIND OF FUN.
Everything about B. is different. Fashion-forward colors are rooted in Chief Toymaker, Gisela Voss’, international heritage and beautiful patterns are etched right into the toys. Why should fashion stop at the nursery toys? And why can’t toys be so gorgeous you won’t want to hide them away when company comes?
And while other toy companies fill boxes with promotional materials, B. instead includes a gift for Mom in every box. A little booklet of hilarious and poignant kids’ quotes showcasing kids living the B. tagline: Just B. Just You. B. You.
B. ECO!FRIENDLY. YOU CAN’T CARE FOR CHILDREN AND NOT TAKE CAREOF THE WORLD THEY LIVE IN.
All B. toy packaging is recycled and recyclable. All inks used in packaging are soy based and all varnishes are water based. Some toys come in pretty reusable bags made from recycled polypropylene PP plastic – recyclable and even compostable. Many toys come in the world’s first packages that become gift wrap. Just flip the package over and the box wraps itself!
B. GOOD TO CHILDREN. ALL CHILDREN.
B.’s commitment to children goes way beyond the child chasing his sister around the house with a B. drumstick. Ten cents per toy goes to Free "e Children, the world’s largest network of children helping children. http://www.freethechildren.com/ How perfect that a toy bought for a child on this end of the world, can help a child who by mere luck of the draw is so much less fortunate?
B. SURPRISED OVER AND OVER.
"e innovation behind B. doesn’t stop at the toys. B. recently launched a website unlike any the toy world has seen. Visitors can play with toys, spinning them in 360o fashion. "ey can explore mystical worlds designed from B. toys and gorgeous B. patterns. And they can input their own kid’s quote to a growing gallery of childhood brilliance making B.eautiful, printable and sharable art. http://www.justb-byou.com/
We were sent three of B.toys products to review for Valentine’s Day!
The first item we were sent was the Hugs :) Links that features:
From chubby baby hands learning to grasp to happy toddlers dumping out the whole jar, never run out of hugs!
24 clickity, colorful links
Each is a happy rattle
String together a 3-foot
Smooth plastic loves little hands
In the jar. Out of the jar. Repeat
Suggested retail: $14.99 Ages: 3months to 3years!
“Bug” has really enjoyed having the Hugs :) Links around the last few days, he has spent quite a bit of time putting the links together and taking them apart again! We have created a multitude of chains of different sizes and made many different designs with the links! I think these would make a wonderful Valentine’s Gift for little ones to help teach them how to link the links together and recognize different colors!
The next item we were sent was the Sugar Chute that features:
Comes with a dozen different balls. Get what you want or try, try again!
Press the lever & turn the
key – a beautiful ball rolls
Lift the hinged door to get your prize, toss it back in the top & you’re ready to roll again.
No batteries or coins necessary. (There’s a perfect world
Suggested Retail: $19.99 Ages: 1-3years
This is probably my favorite of the three items we were sent, we have spent quite a bit of time playing with the Sugar Chute and I love that it resembles a gum ball machine and has the little levers that “Bug” can push, twist and slide to make the multicolored balls slide down the shoot and sit in the holder where you can open the small door and remove them and put them back in the top to start all over. The balls are very pretty and very colorful and really caught “Bug’s” eye right off and he has really enjoyed counting the balls as they came out of the chute and as he was putting them back in the holding tank.
The last item we were sent was “Bug’s” pick of the three although he has really enjoyed all of them was the Hellophone that features:
It’s for YOU! The play cell phone that calls you back.
Record messages for kids to discover
3 pre-recorded messages
Lots of sounds & songs
Looks even cooler than a 6th grader’s!
Dr. Toy “Best Pick”
Suggested retail: $7.99 Age: 18months to 5years
This is a really cute cell phone that keeps “Bug” away from my phone :0)! The feature that “Bug” and I love most about this phone is that your can record different messages for your little one to tell them how much you love them so when the push the right button they hear your voice! The phone’s buttons are super easy for “Bug” to push and it seems like the more he plays with the phone the more cool things he discovers!
We have had a wonderful time reviewing and playing with the three items we were sent from B. toys from their Valentine’s Day Gift List and I can say that B. toys just keeps on creating new and unique toys for kiddos that not only lets them have tons of fun playing and being creative but they also offer kiddos a learning tool that is super fun so they don’t even know they are learning while playing, they think it’s all part of the game!
If you are looking for a fun little gift for your little ones this Valentine’s Day “Bug” and I highly recommend picking up one of these unique and fun toys from B. toys!
To purchase the items mentioned above visit www.target.com/Btoys!
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the items from B. toys mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie at 2:46 PM