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Monday, December 6, 2010

Aurora Gifts Giveaway: Christmas Gathering & Gift Guide Day 17


Are you looking for that “extra” little gift for the young child in your life? I know there’s always a couple of big gifts and then you get down to the stocking stuffers and extra fun gifts for the kids to open.


When Doodle grabbed the Paws Puppets, the first thing he did was make a play for them! I figured they’d become the means for “clawing” his brother and attacking him, but he really used his imagination. Then he actually wrote a play that he hasn’t finished quite yet for the Paws Puppets!


IMG_4554 My favorite Aurora Gift we got to review was the Cheeky Charlie. He’s simply adorable and so soft. It’s the soft part that gets me. Doodle likes throwing him in the air. I’m not sure why, maybe that’s what monkey’s do, but we both dig Cheeky Charlie.


I would highly suggest Aurora Gifts. They have a fantastic selection of high quality plush toys. So without further ado here’s a great selection of ideas:


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Aurora - “Retro” YooHoo & Friends™


Aurora’s international toy phenomenon YooHoo & Friends™ aims to please kids and collectors with the release of uber-hip YooHoo & Friends dressed in 60s, 70s and 80s retro styles. The collection is fashioned after some of the most famous pop culture icons of those decades (think Elvis, Madonna, Travolta from Saturday Night Fever etc.). The medium sized, five inch “retro” YooHoo & Friends are available in seven styles including 70s Love, Punk Rocker, Pop Singer, Vegas, Flash Dancer, British Rocker and Disco Dancer. The larger, eight inch versions include Punk Rocker, 70s Love, Flash Dancer and Pop Singer. Both sizes make sounds when squeezed (MSRP: medium-$8.99, large-$14.99). YooHoo & Friends™ created the corresponding interactive website www.yoohoofriends.com, so kids and their parents can learn more about the animals (many endangered) and their natural habitats. Membership is free. On the site, visitors can play scores of games, download desktop backgrounds and coloring sheets, send e-cards, raise their own YooHoo & Friends character and much more. YooHoo & Friends is on Facebook (http://facebook.com/yoohoofanpage) and Twitter: @yoohoofriends. The brand is geared towards ages 5 years old to tweens, but can skew beyond that group (i.e.: collectors). Shop Aurora and YooHoo & Friends online at http://shop.auroragift.com/.Dreamy Eyes Dreamy Eyes2


Aurora – Dreamy Eyes™


Dreamy Eyes™ feature loveable expressions, big eyes and appealing cuddle material that just melts in your hands. 13brand new styles include tiger, pony, pig, cow, lion, elephant, monkey, giraffe, cat, pug, Chihuahua, frog and lamb (10”, bean filled; MSRP: $12.99). Perfect for ages two and up! Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auroraworld. Shop Aurora online at http://shop.auroragift.com/.Paws Puppets Paws Puppets2


Aurora – Paws Puppets


Get your “Grrrrrr” on with Aurora’s all new Paws Puppets. Nicely stuffed with velboa plush, ‘Paws’ are not your traditional sleeve puppet. The soft claws (not hard plastic) complement the paw pad detailing. The 100 percent soft puppets are available in six styles including White Tiger, Leopard, Black Panther, Bengal Tiger, Polar Bear and Lion (MSRP: $12.99).Aurora’s Paws Puppets are also great products for schools or sports teams with animal mascots. Ages three and up. Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auroraworld. Shop Aurora online at http://shop.auroragift.com/.Fancy Pals Pet Carrier Fancy Pals Pet Carrier2


Aurora - Fancy Pals™ - The Original Toy Pet Carriers


One of Aurora’s best selling lines, Fancy Pals, features the original Pet Carriers -- a purse and plush animal in one. The plush animals are interchangeable – kids have fun mixing and trading the animals to other carriers. Three new styles include “Sweet…Sweet…Sweet,” a pink poodle in a heart shaped bag with the word “sweet” embroidered on the side; “I Heart U,” a purple kitten and fancy pink bag embroidered with “I © U”; and “Love” (pictured) featuring an adorable black and white puppy in a flashy pink bag embroidered with shiny hearts and the word “love” (carriers vary from six to eight inches in size, depending on style; MSRP: $12). Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auroraworld. Shop Aurora online at http://shop.auroragift.com/.Cheeky Charlie N Carmen Cheeky Charlie N Carmen2


Aurora - Cheeky Charlie™ & Carmen™


Retailers know Aurora’s go-to monkeys with personality, lovable smiles and signature banana in the tail, Cheeky Charlie™& Carmen™, fly off store shelves. Three newer styles in the line include Cheeky Charlie “Rock Star” which features Charlie with a Mohawk, sporting a guitar and t-shirt (14.5 inches). Cheeky Charlie Surfer (14.5 inches) in a visor and board shorts is ready to hit the beach with his surfboard. Cheeky Charlie Zoo Keeper (14.5 inches), Wrangler Cheeky Charlie (pictured, 14.5 inches) and Carmen “BFF” (pictured, 14.5 inches) are some other top items in the line. Each monkey’s Velcro hands make “hanging out” easy! Ages three and up. All “14.5 inch” Cheeky Charlie & Carmen styles retail with a suggested price of $17. Visit Aurora online at www.auroragift.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/auroraworld. Shop Aurora online at http://shop.auroragift.com/.


Here’s your opportunity to win one of the gifts listed above of your choice!! There isn’t a guarantee it’ll get there by Christmas so I want to make sure the winner is aware of that!


Required: Visit Aurora Gifts and let me know what other plush you’d like for the holidays!


Giveaway open to US Continental Residents 18 yrs or older. Please leave your email in the required entry or have it available in your profile. No email/contact = No entry. Giveaway ends 12/16 11:59 PST. Winner has 48 hours to respond.


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I’d like to thank Tellem Worldwide for providing the products for review & giveaway in this post. The opinions expressed are my own and are never influenced by the company.

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