Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kid Puzzles Review and GIVEAWAY

One of the best activities that keep my kids busy for long periods are puzzles. Both kids have loved puzzles from an early age and now that Olivia is six she's already doing 200 piece puzzles, but Jackson is still loving the board puzzles. When I was offered the opportunity to review handmade board puzzles for Kid Puzzles, I was thrilled because I knew if any kids would love them, it would be mine.

But let me tell you about the company first because they are pretty unique in what they offer. Kid Puzzles are custom-made, high quality puzzles made with premium grade, maple-faced laminate. Designed to last for generations, Kid Puzzles’ non-toxic creations are a perfect gift for that special child in your life – whether your own son/daughter or grandchild, niece, nephew or family friend. Varieties include personalized wood name puzzles, child’s puzzle stools, 3D multi-layer puzzles, etc. They also are really affordable and the least expensive puzzle is around $17.

What really impressed me though? Was how I received the puzzle. It came wrapped in a great padded envelope so the puzzle wouldn't be damaged, a business card, a $4 off coupon for my next name puzzle, a little note from the company owners thanking your for your purchase, and then the best? A postcard that gives you instructions for puzzle care and (wait for it).... instructions on what to do if you lose a piece. They will replace any piece for $4.

If you are a parent of a toddler (or a very high energy little boy named Jackson), you will appreciate this. How many times have you hunted for that one last puzzle piece? And then never found it and the puzzle isn't as fun to the kid anymore? Lots. Seriously, lots. I'm currently on the hunt for pieces to three puzzles and I'm starting to think maybe someone ate the piece. But Kid Puzzles will replace your piece and that is amazing.



Here is a picture of the puzzle we received and all of the extra things I told you about. We received the Dragon Fly puzzle and it was adorable.
Here is a close up of the note. Call me old fashioned, but this is kind of awesome and I really appreciate that. You know my love of a note.
But here are my kids playing with the puzzle. Wood puzzles are hands down their favorite and I think it's because it's just easier for their little fingers to maneuver.
Jackson was obviously very serious about the dragon's belly.
And they played with this puzzle for almost an hour. And it's sitting on our coffee table because they are seeing how fast they can put it together without help.

Each puzzle is specifically handmade for the order and they are made with eco friendly materials. Marvin cuts the wood pieces and Margaret hand pants them. The puzzles are also lead free, which is a HUGE thing to watch for in children's items. You know what else I love? That they have puzzle stools. These are great for other uses too, but they fit the puzzles so you can sit your little one on the couch and put the stool on their lap, they can play on the floor with it too.

Also? They have personalized puzzles, which is what they are really known for. Raise your hand if you know a kid with a wonky name that you can't find personalized stuff for? Yeah, we all know at least one of those poor kids. But these puzzles can be customized so it'll be the spelling of their name and then it makes for a cool decoration too in their room.

Are you loving these as much as I am? Do you want one for your very own? Well one lucky reader will win a $69 credit toward any of their products, which will cover any of their single layer puzzles and shipping within the U.S. If the winner would prefer a more elaborate puzzle, the credit can be applied so they just have to pay the extra amount. How do you win this?

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This giveaway will end on Thursday, November 10, 2011!

21 comments:

Shirley said...

My boys would love the solar system puzzle and the 3-D Noah's ark puzzle.

Mine's a Keeper said...

This is one of those giveaways I would love. We are expecting our first granddaughter in late winter and her name will be Liliana. A puzzle stool would be a really great gift. Sign me up! You Rock!!

Alicia C. said...

My little guy is a puzzle-lover! If it's still on sale, I's love to get him the ABC Puzzle with the stool (though getting him the stool might just be asking for trouble!)
ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

Alicia C. said...

Shared on FB!
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Mine's a Keeper said...

Woo Hoo ... shared on FB!!

vadajane said...

The solar system puzzle, for sure. Space is my son's current obsession.

Steff said...

The 3-d forest puzzle for sure! That's so awesome.

Or maybe I would get one with my name so that for the first time in my life something would be customized! haha I'm one of those people with a weird name!

srprideau@gmail.com

Vivaciousgold said...

I am a follower as v.ramsey and would love to get the Wooden Puzzle 2 Layers Dancing Kids!

Vivaciousgold said...

i tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/vivaciousgold/status/132993316391370754

Vivaciousgold said...

facebooked it -https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=293345114017938&id=100002068230566

Kathryn said...

I follow on google and I love the hot air balloons.

Melissa said...

I follow through GFC. I would choose the Word Name Puzzle Alphabet ABC

melissamcnicol(yahoo)dot(com)

*Brittany C* said...

I follow You on GFC!
And this was hard! I'd probably pick the The Name Puzzle Stool Two Name Puzzle Capital/Lower Starry Night Sky. But I also love the Dragon you reviewed!
Thanks for the giveaway!

*Brittany C* said...

I shared on Facebook!
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*Brittany C* said...

I Tweeted!
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latanya said...

gfc follower

Kids Wooden Counting Numbers Puzzle

dlatany at gmail dot com

latanya said...

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Judy said...

I follow you via GFC and would love one of their wood name puzzle alphabet ABC puzzles!

judywhatilivefor at gmail dot com
Judy from http://www.whatilivefor.net

Candice said...

GFC follower. I would get the starry night name stool.

candice at wherenothinggoodcomeseasy dot com

Judy said...

Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/judywhatilive4/status/134339574083235840
judywhatilivefor at gmail dot com

Stacey L said...

I follow you by GFC and I like the name puzzle stools