Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Because It's Christmas - Group 5 UNWRAPPED - Indoor Gardening Kit from Green Toys GIVEAWAY

The next toy in our Because It's Christmas Kids and Charity Giveaway, Group 5, has the honor of being awarded the Dr. Toy Green Toy Company of the Year, the Oppenhein Toy Portfolio Gold Award, and Parenting Magazine Toy 25 Toys of the Year! Created by Green Toys (who else?), YOU have a chance to win and the Relief Nursery of Collin County in Plano TX will receive an Indoor Gardening Set!

With this environmentally friendly indoor gardening kit from GreenToys, young green thumbs can watch nature at work by growing an indoor garden in just days. The set is complete with organic seeds and soil. Includes three yellow planters, one green planter tray, orange trowel, three packets of organic seeds (teddy bear sunflower, zinnia and basil), and three expandable soil disks. The pots, trowel and tray are all made from recycled milk jugs, right here in the USA.
The product is indicated for ages 5 and up but I imagine with a little supervision, there absolutly NO reason why our younger friends could not enjoy this as well. The boxed set measures 6 x 16 x 5 inches, a great shipping and wrapping size.

Of course, all of you ECO/GREEN friends out there will love what Green Toys strives for.

From the manufacturer:
We use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating our toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day. When you finish your milk and toss the container in the recycling bin, these milk containers are collected at your curb by a local recycling company, who then sorts them from all the other types of plastic. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Our raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses. It also guarantees your toys won't get seasick before they get to your home! We strive to minimize packaging, and all of our boxes use as little material as possible. All products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So, not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy to open for those little fingers just itching to get at the toys!!

Plus they are super duper safe! Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.

Green Toys products pass a plethora of tests, including:

  • Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
  • California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
  • FDA regulations for food contact
  • California regulations prohibiting phthalates in toys
  • Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)

  • I just love this garden set. All the parts are really strong and high quality, it's amazing they are made from recycled milk containers. The seeds are all organic, and it comes with compacted soil that looks like a hockey puck but fluffs up into a full pot of soil. Very cool!!! And my 7 year old is all about finding out how things work and giving things a try. She will LOVE it!


    ENTER TO WIN AN INDOOR GARDENING KIT

    Note: by entering this giveaway, you are actually entering to win all the toys in Group 5. The more individual posts you enter, the more of a chance you have to win the Group prizes. The entries will be combined from all posts and a winner selected, so you have a chance to win the Group prizes even if you only enter on one post.

    To enter to win an Indoor Gardening Kit from Green Toys Inc., do the following:


    • Visit Green Toys Inc. and look around.
    • Come back here and leave a comment telling us what you like best about the site.
    That’s it!

    To earn extra entries:

    • Post our Because It’s Christmas button on your site (you can find the code for it on the middle right sidebar) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES

    • Blog about this giveaway and link back here and to Green Toys Inc. (the links must be active/clickable) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES

    • Subscribe to our updates. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY

    • Enter a Because It’s Christmas giveaway over at What's That Smell? and come back here and tell us which post/giveaway you entered on. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY PER POST/GIVEAWAY ENTERED

    • Enter a Because It’s Christmas giveaway over at 3P's in a Pod and come back here and tell us which post/giveaway you entered on. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY PER POST/GIVEAWAY ENTERED

    Please leave separate comments for each additional entry, ie: if you blog about this, leave 5 separate comments.


    Giveaway will run through Nov. 30th at noon central time and is open to the USA.

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    Because It's Christmas began Nov. 10th on my blog, 3 P's in a Pod and you won't want to miss a minute!

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    Naomi said...

    Okay, all eco-consciousness aside (which is pretty cool!), I have to say I really like the bubbly font they use. It reminds me of those do-it-yourself t-shirt iron-ons from when I was little!

    kellys said...

    I really like their Green packaging. That can be so much wasted paper!

    salefski11@yahoo.com

    kellys said...

    I'm a subscriber!

    salefski11@yahoo.com

    kellys said...

    I entered the Stack The Trix Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell?

    salefski11@yahoo.com

    NateAndJakesMom said...

    What I like best about their site is that right from the homepage you are assured that this is a great company with all the awards and their "mission-like" statement.

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    NateAndJakesMom said...

    #1 I have your button on my BLOG!

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    Stacy said...

    I love that it has won so many awards for being the creator of great toys.

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    Aura said...

    I love that even their so green friendly that their packaging is 100% recyclable It was quite hard finding a safe tea set for my friends daughter. Since most kids actually use their tea set for food I wanted one 100% safe and free of chemicals. They're the only ones who made one.

    Aura said...

    I entered the haba blocks giveaway at 3psinapod

    Aura said...

    i entered the crayola scribble and sing art station at 3psinapod

    Aura said...

    i entered the duck pull toy giveaway at whats that smell

    Aura said...

    I entered the fantasy blocks giveaway at whats that smell

    Aura said...

    i entered the dragonrock castle giveaway at whats that smell

    Aura said...

    i entered the xeko pal giveaway at whats that smell

    nanja said...

    I like the fact that all Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. The toys are made from recycled milk containers and therefore save energy

    nanja said...

    I'm subscribed

    windycindy said...

    Hi, The company has toys that are made in the USA, made with recycled milk jugs and contain no BPAs or Phthalates! Children can use their imagination, creativity and grow plants with toys that are safe for them and their environment. Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    nanja said...

    Entry 1
    I blogged this giveaway
    http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas-group-5-unwrapped.html

    nanja said...

    Entry 2
    I blogged this giveaway
    http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas-group-5-unwrapped.html

    nanja said...

    Entry 3
    I blogged this giveaway
    http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas-group-5-unwrapped.html

    windycindy said...

    I am a subscriber! Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    nanja said...

    Entry 4
    I blogged this giveaway
    http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas-group-5-unwrapped.html

    windycindy said...

    I entered the giveaway for the "Stack
    the Trix Mix Pull Toy" on "What's That Smell"! Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

    nanja said...

    Entry 5
    I blogged this giveaway
    http://nanja-nansplace.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas-group-5-unwrapped.html

    nanja said...

    Entry 1
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    Entry 5
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    jenny said...

    i'm like so in love with this green toy as well as all the other ones thay make i think thay are realy neet i seen them at toys r us store and well i showed them to my little one and well she realy like's them as well i had to give her some thing else to get her to let go of them. :)

    cdziuba said...

    The best thing about the site is that it's so user-friendly and easy to navigate. cdziuba@aol.com

    Melissa B. said...

    I like all the awards. It gives me confidence in their products.

    Juicebox Mom said...

    I entered the Crayola Beginnings Scribble & Sing art station giveaway at 3 Peas in a Pod.

    Juicebox Mom said...

    i subscribed

    Juicebox Mom said...

    love the 'Green' packaging!

    Sweetpeas said...

    I LOVE that they use recycled plastic, a way to have plastic toys w/o hurting the planet!

    Sweetpeas said...

    I have the button on my blog 1

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    Sweetpeas said...

    I entered the haba block giveaway at what's that smell.

    Sweetpeas said...

    nature discovery book at what's that smell

    Sweetpeas said...

    dragonrock castle

    Sweetpeas said...

    duck pull toy

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    terra kids headlam

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    Sweetpeas said...

    nature discovery book (3 P's)

    Jenn S. said...

    I like that all the toys promote creative thinking and imagination. The fact that they are eco-friendly is a big plus as well.

    coriwestphal said...

    I like that they have a 'top toys' section. I'm always oblivious to what's cool and hip at the time. This is helpful to a sheltered mama like me. Thanks!

    caseykelp said...

    i like the fact that used recycled milk bottles and have no BHA. But also it is an easy site to navigate and look at...

    caseykelp said...

    i am a subscriber

    caseykelp said...

    i have entered for the panda over at whats that smell
    Thank you

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    My girls love havibg tea parties so the Tea Set would be perfect,

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I am a subscriber :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    Your button is here http://www.photobugbaby.blogspot.com :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #2 for button :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #3 for button :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #4 for button :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #5 for button :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I blogged here http://photobugbaby.blogspot.com/2008/11/because-its-christmas.html :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #2 for blogging :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #3 for blogging :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #4 for blogging :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    #5 for blogging :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Fantasy Blocks giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Dragonrock Castle giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the My Backyard Book giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Duck Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Terra Kids Headlamp giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Giant Panda giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Stack the Trix Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell? :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Fabric Blocks giveaway at 3P's :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Planet Pixies giveaway at 3P's :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Princess and the Pea Game giveaway at 3P's :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Scribble and Sing Art Station giveaway at 3P's :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Rosegarden Palace giveaway at 3P's :)

    PhotoBugBaby said...

    I entered the Precious Girls Club Kit giveaway at 3P's :)

    banquetbabe said...

    i LIKE ANYTHING THAT GOES GREEN

    Mia J. said...

    I like that it is easy to navigate through their site and that they have so many great toys that have been awarded.

    cookiert said...

    I like that the toys are eco-friendly and made in the USA!

    cookiert at yahoo.com

    Sandy said...

    green packaging

    souldolphindream said...

    THe fact that they try to as green as possible. ALso they have so many cool eco friendly things for kids to choose from

    my son would go crazy for the gardening kit.

    what a fun project this would be over the winter
    souldolphindream@aol.com

    agordon10 said...

    i love how cool this is for my kids to use, they would actually learn while having fun

    wigget said...

    i like the graphics and colors of the site

    nadia said...

    I love that they are eco-friendly. Love the Tea set!

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    nadia said...

    I entered the Stack The Trix Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell?

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

    sito50 said...

    It is very easy to navigate -- the buttons are all right there, large enough to see and clearly enough labeled. I can get where I want quickly.

    Laura Hamler said...

    I love all the green eco stuff! Especially the packaging! I'm a subscriber!

    ky2here said...

    I like the 'where to buy' tab.

    mverno said...

    the cookware and dining set is great

    Miss Blondie said...

    I like that they are tested and have no trace amounts of BPA in them.

    Miss Blondie said...

    #1 i have your button!

    Miss Blondie said...

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    Miss Blondie said...

    I entered the Drift cars street team from Creativity for Kids at Whats that Smell.

    Anonymous said...

    Magnolia

    Erica said...

    I like that they use recycled milk containers for their toys.

    babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

    Erica said...

    I am a subscriber.

    babychooch (at) gmail {dot} com

    chromiumman said...

    love their 100% recyclable packaging

    susan1215 said...

    I love that they are eco-friendly

    lisagee said...

    The tea set is cool & I learned that their products pass a plethora of tests, including:

    Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification,

    California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium

    FDA regulations for food contact
    California regulations prohibiting phthalates in toys

    Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)

    samsakara said...

    I love there products are BPA free and there products are made from 100% milk jugs.

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    samsakara said...

    I have the button on my blog #1

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    samsakara said...

    I have the button on my blog #2

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    I have the button on my blog #3

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    I have the button on my blog #5

    Hil'Lesha said...

    I love the Cookware and Dining Set. That is really cute!

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

    idahomom said...

    I love that they are green. It is so important to get America going green. Every company can make a difference.

    ellen cunningham said...

    I like that the site is easy to navigate and loads very easy. This makes going to the site more pleasant. Thanks for the chance, sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com.

    ellen cunningham said...

    I am a subscriber. Thanks, sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

    Bertie said...

    I love how they are starting to teach kids at a young age about being green- and how critical it is!

    sweetsue said...

    I like that they are made in the USA. I bought the tea set for my two year old granddaughter last year. It is one of her favorite toys and still looks like new!
    smchester at gmail dot com

    Smooshy said...

    i like that the seeds are organic

    Valeta said...

    I love that their items are 100% made in the USA. Go USA toys.

    valeta.brown@gmail.com

    littlelatina said...

    awesome

    Sheri said...

    I like the dragonrock castle!

    iggysaysno said...

    I like how they try to design without any external coatings... it makes me a lot less anxious

    MaggieM said...

    The web site is super easy to navigate and I like the large fonts used. All of their Green Toys are made in my home state, California! Even their packaging is recyclable-fantastic energy and electricity savings by recycling milk jugs. I would really like to win the Indoor Gardening Kit for my granddaughters and I to work on together.

    maggie@mannwieler.com

    MaggieM said...

    I entered the Poingo Interactive Storybook Giveaway at What's That Smell.

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    MaggieM said...

    Faithful subscriber to your Feed (by email)

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    Sherrylinn said...

    I like that the toys are made in the USA, made from recycled products and packaged in recyclable material as well.

    Sherrylinn said...

    I'm a subscriber. slcremer @ gmail.com

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Fantasy Blocks giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Duck Pull Toy giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Dragon Rock Castle giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Little Environmentalist giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Terra Kids Head Lamp giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Drift Cars Street Game giveaway at "What's that Smell?"

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Fabric Blocks giveaway at 3 P's In A Pod.

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Scribble & Sing giveaway at 3 P's In A Pod.

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the Planet Pixies giveaway at 3 P's In A Pod.

    Sherrylinn said...

    I have entered the RoseGarden Castle giveaway at 3 P's In A Pod.

    Shelley said...

    I like that they use recycled products. COOL!!

    tskrush AT cox DOT net

    Sharon Harmon said...

    I am very appreciative and grateful that all of your raw materials and toys are not shipped from overseas. Thank you for the contest!
    txgigggles@yahoo.com

    Lilith Silvermane said...

    I really need the cook wear! I just bought my daughters a ton of wooden food.. but what will they eat it on???

    LilithSilvermane(at)gmail(dot)com

    Lilith Silvermane said...

    I have your button

    Lilith Silvermane said...

    I am a subscriber

    Marlena U. said...

    I love the Tea Set!! That's on my list of things to purchase my daughter this year. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Marlena U. said...

    I'm a subscriber.

    tritty74 said...

    I really like their Green packaging. That can be so much wasted paper!

    Christina said...

    I like that they explain, in terms that anyone can understand, why their products are "green".

    Nodin's Nest said...

    Great product, I love the green packaging as well. I try to re-use every box I can.

    caseydeuce said...

    I love their green informational page. Its so informative and I can actually read it without going cross eyed!!

    caseydeuce said...

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    I blogged you!!

    Anonymous said...

    the tea set
    miketra@sbcglobal.net

    Karen said...

    Love the green packaging :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

    jceko77 said...

    tea set
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    jceko77 said...

    I'm a subscriber
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    jceko77 said...

    nana star giveaway I entered
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    jceko77 said...

    entered chatterchix giveaway

    jceko77 said...

    entered street car giveaway
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    Deb said...

    I find myself drawn to companies that are making the effort to go green....especially with all their packaging! Thanks for this great company. Nice giveaway.

    miriama said...

    Made with recycled products, chemical free products.

    DOODLEGIRL said...

    Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs

    - Marybeth I. said...

    love that their toys are made with recycled products. I LOVE the tea set

    email is in my profile :)

    - Marybeth I. said...

    I have your button on my blog!

    - Marybeth I. said...

    I entered a couple of the giveaways - most recently the cleaning ones :)

    - Marybeth I. said...

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    blogged!

    Aura said...

    I entered the haba headlamp giveaway at whats that smell

    Aura said...

    I entered teh drift cars street team at whats that smell

    Tonya said...

    100% recyclable packaging is really cool

    jeanne said...

    Aside from their great products, their green packaging is the best thing about their site.

    jksweep at yahoo dot com

    Kari said...

    I entered the Stack The Trix Pull Toy giveaway at What's That Smell?

    Kari said...

    I love the "green" packaging!!

    cdrury said...

    cdrury@gmail.com
    toys promote creative thinking and imagination is great

    Mama Zen said...

    I love that they are making their toys from recycled milk jugs. That's awesome!

    Baba said...

    I love the Tea Set.

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    Baba said...

    I entered the Habla block toy at Whats That Smell.

    Kimberly L said...

    I like that all Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA

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    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I love love LOVE all their great toys! The tea set and cook set are too cute. The fact that they are all eco-friendlier just makes it even better!

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I am a subscriber also :D

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I have your button on my sidebar :)
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    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the giant panda giveaway at 3 P's in a Pod :)

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the planet pixies giveaway at 3 P's in a Pod

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the rosegarden palace giveaway at 3 P's in a Pod

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the nature discovery "in my backyard" giveaway at 3 P's in a Pod

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the dragonrock castle giveaway at whats that smell?

    Fantacy so Sweet-n-Stuff... said...

    I entered in the giant panda giveaway at whats that smell?

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