As a member of the Hallmark Press Pause Panel, I am treated to seasonal boxes of their hottest goodies to sample and review. Last week I received the latest shipment, and found all sorts of great gift ideas inside.
Squawkin’ Egg Droppin’ Hen
Mama Hen squawks and lays her eggs as she sings and dances. (You’ll recognize the tune for “Squawk! There It Is!”) My girls absolutely love this one, and have entertained younger cousins with it as well. If you’re looking for a last-minute Easter gift for a little one, check it out. The toy coordinates with The Egg-cellent Mama Hen Book ($9.99, also from Hallmark). MSRP for the Hen is $30.95, but you can get it for $15.95 with the purchase of three cards.
Nugget the Dog Story Buddy with Nugget’s First Day of School Storybook
I have mentioned many times how I adore Hallmark’s interactive storybooks. Because of the subject matter of this one, I think I’ll give to to Maggie this summer before she (sniff, sniff) starts school. These stories are great because the toys (cuddly and cute on their own) come to life and respond when they hear certain phrases from the books. Once the kids learn the “magic words” they can use them on their own to play with the animal. (MSRP $29.95)
You can’t go wrong with pretty pens and paper. This stationery is suggested as a Mother’s Day gift, but it could have plenty of uses, like an end-of-year teacher gift, or hey, even to go with a goodbye gift for a coworker! (Surprise, Mary!) (MSRP $12.95, free with any $25.00 Hallmark purchase – with coupon)
Gear Shaped Frames
This assortment of gear-shaped frames are fun to stack an move on a desk or bookcase. With interior colours of blue, red and green, Hallmark thinks these frames “will get Dad’s motor running”! I think I’ll hide these ones away for Father’s Day. (Don’t worry, hubby rarely reads this blog!) They also have cute “Dad and Grandpa’s Roles” photo books that would make neat Father’s Day gifts.
And of course, Hallmark is your go-to spot when you need a card for a special occasion…or even a non-occasion. Try not to freak out, but coming in May…Justin Bieber Greeting Cards! (Insert girlish squeal here).
Happy Easter, everyone!
Disclosure: I received the above-named items (and a few others) for review purposes as part of my role on the Hallmark Press Pause Panel. Opinions are, as always, my own.