November 25, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 25 - Douglas Cuddle Toys Review and Giveaway

For Kik's second birthday a few years ago we bought her a really cute stuffed calico cat. She made up this huge elaborate story all about how her cat used to be blue, but changed colors when he was painting his human a picture. She named him blue meow and they became inseparable.

Enter child number 2 - Biddy - who was born a year later and thus had no blue meow. Biddy fell in love with blue meow and would take him away from her sister whenever she got the chance. Which would lead to crying and screaming on Kik's part.

We've been trying to find Biddy her own kitty for the last year, but none were acceptable.  Then a few weeks ago, I discovered a Puzzle Calico Cat sold online at Douglas Toys.  The kitty was the right color and the right length, and the description even said it was floppy. Dare I hope?

When the cat came in the mail, Biddy instantly fell in love. The cat was super soft, and floppy and oh so cute.


The cat is also skinnier (leaner) than a typical stuffed animal. Which not only makes it look more like a real cat, but also makes it easier for Biddy to hold and cuddle with.

The ultimate test came when Kik saw it for the first time and said "It's okay if Bid takes my blue meow sometimes, because I can just hold hers."

If you're kids aren't interested in cats, Douglas Toys also has a huge selection of other kid's toys. They have everything from toy dinosaurs to dragons, unicorns to farm animals.

Kik has really wanted a girls toy purse for awhile now, and this Sillo Purse is so cute,


I might just have to give in.

To Win It - Douglas Toys is giving away any item on their website to one of you - that's right, it's your choice!

To Buy It - Even if you don't win, visit Douglas Cuddle Toys for great holiday gifts!


1st Mandatory Entry - Go to Douglas Toys and then come back and tell me what you want if you win.


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To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
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  • 1 Entry - "Like" Douglas Cuddle Toys on facebook
  • 5 Entries - Make a purchase from Douglas Cuddle Toys
  • 1 Entry - Enter Another ongoing giveaway on my blog (1 Entry per other giveaway entered)



Giveaway ends December 8th, 2010 @11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog and contacted via email. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

Disclosure: Products for review and giveaway were provided by the company or the companies PR Firm. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.

118 comments:

dotcomkari said...

I would get my daughter a stuffed horse. She wants a horse for christmas, I guess a stuffed one is the next big thing?

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meeyeehere said...

To be honest with you,I don't understand the site when I go there.It just gives links to Wal Mart and other places to buy toys.I can't figure it out.They could make it easier to get around.I don't know how to see the toys so I guess I can't enter.
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Kristen said...

I'd get John the Boston Terrier.

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Danelle said...

I would have to go with the Lil Snugglers Infant Plush. Oh goodness all their items are so cute!

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klcmaher said...

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I would choose the 3728 Dreamy Octopus!

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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

I would probably pick one of the stuffed horses. :)
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Raven In A Blue Room said...

I love the Tug Black Cat

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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The Embers Green Dragon would be great for my nephew Ricky!

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Forget Shyness Reviews said...

if i won i'd pick http://www.douglascuddletoy.com/dyn_prod.php?p=DOU267

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emeraldstarr said...

I would love to win any of the dog ones for my daughter..

Kristie said...

I like all of them! One of my favorites is the 1158.N Lil' Giddy-Up Sak with horse.

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rbailey1958 said...

I would get the Orange Dog Towel

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ReggieMann said...

I would choose the 2058 GENERAL GERMAN SHEPHERD

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jennifer57 said...

1895 Mischa Orange Tiger Cat

lewalk said...

I would LOVE to have one of the sleepover bags for my daughter. They are all four absolutely adorable so I can't decide which one. I would let her choose I suppose. Lol.

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Anonymous said...

My son would go crazy for the Large Cinnamon Bear.
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