Last month, I introduced you to Gift Hero, a new site that makes buying kids’ birthday gifts super easy. It was founded by two NYC moms who, like me, realized they were always frantically buying gifts to keep up with the steady stream of birthday parties (and then wondering whether those gifts were even any good). Gift Hero takes the guesswork out for you by offering a hand-picked selection of kid-pleasers (which happen to be parent-pleasers, too) ranging from preschool puzzles to felt playsets to science kits. You can search by age, gender, or price (let’s hear it for the $20 and under category). Gift Hero gifts are shipped in unique eco-friendly gift bags ($3 extra) which you can use for another gift or keep for yourself (R. stores dollhouse furniture in hers…). There is free shipping on orders over $75 so you can buy several gifts at a time to keep as an emergency “stash” (a trick I use, too). And, as an extra special touch in this economy, a portion of each sale is donated to carefully selected NYC-area children’s charities which are in greater need than ever.
Just in time for summer, Gift Hero has added a slew of winner outdoor toys, including these two which we are giving away today:
Kids Watering Can Kit ($20). Maybe it’s because my kids are city kids, but when we go to “the country” (aka my parents’ house in the ‘burbs), they can’t get enough of “gardening” (i.e. watering the plants and flowers in the yard). They would love this gardening set by Toysmith which includes a sturdy metal watering can, garden gloves, trowel, rake and shovel.
We’re also giving away (to a separate winner) this Safari Adventure Mini Golf Set ($30). Who doesn’t love mini golf? I’d love to try this myself. This colorful set works well both indoors and outdoors and is child-friendly with flexible, foam construction. Includes 2 putters, 2 balls, and 4 obstacles.
Need some more gift ideas for those spring and summer birthday parties? Visit Gift Hero.
Win it! Two MyMomShops readers will win prizes from Gift Hero. One reader will win the Watering Can Kit ($20) and the other will win the Mini Golf Set ($30). Here are the contest rules:
1) To enter, please comment on THIS post (click on “comments” below), indicating which prize(s) you’d like to enter to win (either one or both) AND what your favorite toy at Gift Hero is.
2) Post your comment by 11:59pm EST Thursday, May 21st, 2009. One entry per person, please. US addresses only.
3) One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Friday morning, May 22nd.
4) NOTE: If you wish to be contacted by e-mail if you win, please include your e-mail address in your comment. Otherwise you must check back on Friday to see if you won. Unclaimed prizes are forfeited after 72 hours.