Saturday, November 2, 2013

Great Non-Toy Christmas Gift Giveaway #1 - Pillows!!


When I wrote my first Non-Toy Gift List back in April, I included blankets, sheets and sleeping bags, but not pillows. Lucas was still too young to sleep with one, so pillows were not on my gift radar at the time. But now that Lucas is 20 months old (and because even though we have a house filled with toys, Lucas still periodically chooses to play with the decorative throw pillows on the couch,) I figured it was time to start looking for a great pillow for Lucas. And man, did I ever find a great pillow!

Cinnamon from the Etsy shop Sew Cinnamon is the creator, maker, and awesome seller of The Perfect Toddler Pillow. She sent one for Lucas, and sweet mercy, the child loves his pillow. (True story - when he wakes up in the morning, I can often see him in the video monitor talking to the pillow.) Here's the video of Lucas seeing the pillow for the first time. It was love at first sight. Don't think pillows are an exciting and fun gift for a kid? Lucas begs to differ...



There are a bunch of different adorable fabric options for the pillowcase, so you can definitely find one that your child will love. Both the pillow and the case are machine washable and dryable (is that a word? Let's say it is,) and the pillow doesn't get all weird and lumpy in the washer and dryer. (And if you've ever had a child who coughed so hard while in bed that they threw up all over their bedding, you know how important it is that everything in the bed is machine washable. I mean, not that I'd know from experience or anything...)

The pillow before the washer and dryer (left) and after (right.) See? Not lumpy and weird!
It's flatter than a regular pillow so that your toddler or young child's neck won't be at a weird angle, even while sleeping on his/her belly, and it's small enough to not take up half of a crib or toddler bed.

Yes, he was really sleeping!
It's also a great size for older kids to take in the car on road trips, to daycare for naptime, or for sleepovers. The pillowcase is designed with an extra long flap so that your child can't easily remove the pillow from the case, and there are cases available in both flannel and smooth cotton. Every pillow comes with a case, and you can also buy extra cases so that you have a spare for a quick change after a random middle-of-the-night coughing fit. (Oh, is that still just my child?)

The Perfect Toddler Pillow sells for $33 (plus S&H), but from now through December 12, Sew Cinnamon is offering 10% off of any purchase of $33 or more* with the coupon code MORENAPS. Woo hoo! (The last day to order with guaranteed delivery before Christmas is December 12, so don't wait too long to order.)

ANNDD... one lucky reader will win a Perfect Toddler Pillow of your choice! (You'll get to choose from the pillows that are available in the shop when you claim your prize.)

Check out Sew Cinnamon, and then enter using Rafflecopter below. (If you don't already have a Rafflecopter account, you'll have to create one. But that's easy to do, I promise.) For the first entry, let me know which kid(s) in your life would love to get The Perfect Toddler Pillow for Christmas. (You don't have to tell me their names if you don't want to. "My unbelievably adorable daughter" is a perfectly acceptable answer.) And make sure to come back for the next seven days for more great non-toy gift giveaways!

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*10% off of total price of merchandise, not off of shipping and handling. She doesn't run the post office, guys.

I was provided with a Perfect Toddler Pillow in exchange for my honest opinion. 

39 comments:

  1. so i'm totally going to enter into at least one of the giveaways for my nephews, but i don't think they'd share a pillow and don't feel like shipping one halfway across the world just to have my sister take it away from them.

    that said, lucas = adorable. seriously. that video is just precious.

    oh, and just so you know, my brothers and nephews all had moments when they would cough until they threw up. my nephew would do it on purpose when he was upset. it was gross.

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  2. Yay Yay, Yay, for the start of the giveaways!!!

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  3. So excited about the giveaways! The pillows sound awesome :)

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  4. Sounds GREAT for roadtrips! My youngest would love this! Excited for the giveaways, Bethany! Your blog is adorable:) ♡, EmilyP

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  5. I love that it is machine washable and dryable! My kids do the same coughing thing...:(

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  6. What a great idea! You are so talented! <3

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  7. I have a 20 month old as well, and he looooooves laying on our pillows. They are too big for his crib, so he doesn't have one of his own but he sure would love this!

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  8. Definitely that is washable. We have innumerable incidents that require a thorough laundering
    roddjackson at hotmail dot com

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  9. Not lumpy when washed!

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  10. I love that they are machine washable and dryable!
    Michele M
    mmillers09@aol.com

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  11. Great pillow, I love it and so would my son! Stopping by from Swap-bot, I love your blog, it's so cute! I am now following on Google, Facebook, and Blog Lovin' :)

    Magena-- Follow Me #19
    www.childrenatplay2.blogspot.com

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  12. I like that I can wash it and it wont loose its shape. I like that it comes with a pillow case also.
    dawnmonroe83@gmail.com

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  13. I love that the pillow doesn't get lumpy.

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  14. I like that washing and drying this pillow doesn't distort it.

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  15. l love that it is the right size for a toddler

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I love that it won't slide off easily.

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  17. i learned that it's designed to keep it's shape and form! I love that! And that it helps my son's neck sit at a better angle!

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  18. I love that it is machine washable

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  19. I love all the great designs! My son would LOVE this!

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  20. I like that it is the right size and can be washed.

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  21. I learned that they come in a lot of pretty designs.

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  22. I think it is really cool it does not get lumpy

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  23. I love that it is washable. Perfect!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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  24. I would give this to my second cousin Caleb who is 2 1/2 :)
    Thank you
    melly66(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  25. Love the fact that it's kid-sized.

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  26. Love the pillow with the tools pattern on her etsy page!

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  27. I like that the pillow is small enough not to hurt a child's neck. And I LOVE that I just made my daughter a pair of pajamas pants out of that same Sesame Street material, and she is in love with them!

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  28. My daughter started making her own pillow out of her blanket in the crib....time to get her a real pillow!

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  29. I love all the pattern choices! I'd love this for my grandson, he's always stealing my special pillow :)

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  30. I like that each pillow begins with handsewn layers of polyester and is covered in a white cotton fabric that is secure-stitched at the corners so it doesn't shift in the washing machine.

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  31. I like that that the pillows are just the right thickness for a toddler's neck no matter what position they sleep in.
    Laurie Emerson lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  32. It's great that it is machine washable!

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  33. The pillow enclosed by the pillow case measures approximately 16 X 20 inches.

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  34. I love the fact that its machine washable, my grandson is always spilling things lol.

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  35. Cotton fabric and that they would have a hard time removing the pillow case from it.

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  36. Love that it is soft and flat and their is so many designs to chose from.

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  37. Would love this for my daughter!

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  38. I love the designs of the pillows! It would be a great Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing.

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