Sunday, March 17, 2013

Best ABC Blocks + Giveaway

While at the New York Gift Show in January I happened across the booth of Uncle Goose Toys - the people behind some of what I consider the coolest and best designed kids blocks on the market. I was familiar with the brand, having spotted Uncle Goose online over the years (specifically via Anthropologie) but as like with many online products - without touching and feeling something you don't fully appreciate how well made and worthy of ownership something is. From a graphic design perspective I had loved their blocks because of the attention to detail like typography and colour. My "spidey senses" went off when I saw their collaboration with House Industries - a type foundry that I had always associated with high quality fonts. (If you don't know already, I'm a huge font nerd) This was a product that I thought was ridiculously gorgeous for a design obsessed Mom over here. ;)

I'm a fan of classic toys - especially as gifts, so I think that these would make the sweetest gift for a new little one. As a baby these blocks could sit out in the nursery as display but as the child gets older, they would play with them (as Oscar is doing with his) and as the child matures, the blocks are gorgeous enough to go back on display or, handed down to other kids.

As you can see in the photo above, Oscar was a lucky recipient of a set (the lowercase collection) which was a really sweet gift from Uncle Goose Toys. The awesome people behind these awesome blogs not only sent a set to Oscar, but would love for one of you as well! Wheee! So if you have a baby, a toddler, or maybe know someone that has a wee one - this giveaway is for you.

Uncle Goose Toys would like to give away a set of the Classic ABC Blocks* or any of the language sets to one lucky reader. To enter, comment below and let Uncle Goose Toys know which one you'd likely pick if you were to win. That's it! As a bonus, if you head over to Uncle Goose Toys on Facebook and like them, be sure to come back here and comment a second time and tell me!

Open to Canadian and USA readers. Winner will be drawn at random. Contest ends this Friday at midnight. Winner will be notified by having their comment replied to, so come back and check to see if your comment won. Winner will have 7 days to e-mail, after which a new winner will be drawn. 

*The only exlusion from the Classic ABC blocks is the exclusion of the Classic Blocks with pull wagon

CONTEST IS CLOSED! Comment #159 was drawn, Asheligh! Ashleigh, e-mail us with your address & I'll connect you with Uncle Goose Toys. 7 days to claim & then I re-draw.


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