$150 Shopping Spree in Our Two Stores


We’re kicking off our annual Christmas giveaway with a $150 gift certificate to either of our two stores — Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles and A Rocking Horse To Love.

With a $150 gift certificate to use at either store, you can pick one or two fabulous gifts for the children or adults in your life.

You can even split the $150 gift certificate across the two stores and pick one gift from Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles and another from A Rocking Horse To Love.

There’s an endless list of choices… but let me give you some ideas…

If you have a Baby or Toddler…

You may want to choose one of our popular toddler rockers. Here are a few of my personal favorites…

Butterfly Rocker Elephant Rocker

Or maybe your Baby or Toddler want to really get a move on with one of these Foot-to-Floor Ride on Toys.

Pink Scootster Speedster Firetruck

Since all those baby/toddler gifts ONLY cost between $79 and $89 and the prize gift certificate is for $150, you can keep shopping and choose another item…

If you have a 2 or 3 year old…

One of my top gift suggestions for a 2 or 3 year old is…

Strider Run BikeA Strider Run Bike is the perfect gift for a 2 or 3 year old. If you’ve never seen a Strider Run Bike or any other type of Balance Bike, you’ve got to watch Julia show you how they work.

A Balance bike or Running bike is a small bicycle without pedals that kids can ride before they are able to ride a traditional two-wheel pedal bike. Kids learn amazing balance and have so much fun!

Watch Julia when she was 3 years old show off her balance bike.

Since a Strider Run Bike is only $94.99, you can keep shopping…

If you have a 3 to 6 year old…

Don’t all little boys and girls love to play pretend store. I know my girls love it and I still remember playing store when I was a little girl.

You can encourage hours of creative play with a beautiful classic, wooden Market Stall.

Okay, yes the Market Stall does sneak a little over the $150 gift certificate price, but if you’re our winner and it would thrill your child on Christmas morning, we’ll give it to you!!!

If your little artist doesn’t yet have a Kids Art Easel, I recommend this Deluxe Wood Kids Art Easel. Julia has this exact one and loves it.

Market stall Kids Art Easel

For a child of any age…

Inspiring Kids Costumes and Dress Up Gear are perfect for imaginative play all year round.

Fire Fighter Costumes Junior Physician Outfit

A Unique Gift for Your Husband or Dad

Men can be so hard to shop for! Well, don’t despair… we have some unique gift ideas that will surprise the man in your life.

One of my top suggestions is a Lighted Wall Clock. We have tons of designs so you can pick the perfect one.

Ferrari Lighted Wall Clock 1955 Chevy Wall Clock

Or perhaps put a retro record player or a Coke Classic Picnic Cooler under the tree.

Crosley CR711 AutoRama Picnic Cooler

For Your Sister or Your Mother…

What about a retro phone or a beautiful music box?

Crosley Wall Phone Music Box

Between our two stores Pedal Cars and Retro Collectibles and A Rocking Horse To Love you’ll find there is something for everyone on your list!

But DON’T WAIT to see if you win… we always run out of stock on our most popular items long before Christmas. So use my suggestions as a gift guide and start shopping now. If YOU WIN, we’ll simply REFUND you $150.

This is the first of many, many giveaways in our Christmas Giveaway 2009.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2009 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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  3. Either link back to this post and include a Christmas Giveaway 2009 button in that post or on your sidebar, or link to the individual giveaways you choose to enter. We have a ton of different buttons and styles for you to choose from. Click here to get the button codes. (If you post and include the button, either in your post or on your sidebar, and link back here, you are good for all the giveaways. No more linking required.)
  4. Please leave one comment below to enter this giveaway. You may earn additional entries for the following:
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    If you are already subscribed and are on our newsletter list, you qualify for these two additional entries. Go ahead and leave your additional comments below.
  5. As always, non bloggers are welcome to participate! We understand you can’t link – but please spread the word to your friends via facebook, twitter, etc.
  6. Entries are open from Thursday, November 5th through Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.
  7. Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)
  8. This contest is open to US shipping addresses. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion void where prohibited.

    Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

And remember, DON’T WAIT to see if you win… we always run out of stock on our most popular items long before Christmas. So use my suggestions as a gift guide and start shopping now. If YOU WIN, we’ll simply REFUND you $150.

Merry Christmas!!!


  1. Delrina (MyBellaMia) says

    I would love to win this. I’m currently being a Momma to my nephew’s 5 month old daughter since him & his wife are having a hard time. My kids are 19, 16, & 15 and I gave away all of my baby stuff years ago. I have absolutely nothing for babies. I’m currently trying to gather as much as I can for her but baby stuff is so expensive. This would help out a lot. Thanks!

  2. judy brittle says

    This is a really fantastic giveaway! With 9 grandkids I can sure use this to do some Christmas shopping! Thank you so much!

  3. says

    I would love to win this! I have a couple of little guys in mind who would love some a ride on toy! I follow your blog and have placed a button in my side bar!

  4. Melissa says

    Wow. So many great gift options! I had no idea your stores carried so much. That little market would be amazing for my almost 3 year old!

  5. says

    my kids would really love the dress up outfits or the art easel

    for dome reasons yout button won’t post on my sidebar, so i’ll just do a link to each giveaway

  6. Maureen says

    I would so love to win the market for my boys… they’d absolutely love that. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  7. says

    This would really help with the Christmas Gift budget this year. Thanks for the giveaways and all your hard work.

    I have the button on my sidebar.

    crystal_reagan at hotmail dot com

  8. says

    Wow, what an opportunity. I was shopping in an anitique store and happened to have my son with me and they had pedal cars there. He fell in LOVE with them and has asked for one as a gift since. Thanks for this opportunity! Even if I don’t win, it’s awesome that you give these amazing gifts away!

  9. says

    This would be an amazing gift to win!!! I would totally LOVE browsing the store for hours on end trying to decide what to buy – I would probably enjoy the shopping just as much as my sons (or husband!) would enjoy whatever I picked :)

  10. Amy Brewer says

    I would love to go shopping with this. There are a few things I would have to decide on or just get both and pay the rest. Such great stuff.

  11. Suzie McKeon says

    i have been drooling over one of your rocking horses for my 3yo for weeks- we just can’t afford it right now! we would LOVE this!

  12. Elke McLeroy says

    I’m not a mom of little ones anymore, but I have my three litte grandkids (2, 3 and 6). I think this is a great sweep and would love to win it.

    Thank you

  13. Linda Kish says

    I would love to win. My great niece is pregnant and it would be perfect for her.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  14. Betsy says

    Wow – those balance bikes are amazing! I’ve never seen anything like them. The video did a great job of showing how well they work. I’d love a gift certificate to get some for my kids!

  15. Shari says

    Winning this would help out so much in this economy! I love everything in your store, but I’d be thrilled to spend it on my little almost three year old for his Christmas. That easel definitely would be a winner! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Alissa Johnson says

    Oh my goodness!! My 5 year old Ava would go TOTALLY BIZERK over the Market Stall! She is always “playing store” but she uses my livingroom bookshelf (which I’m not a big fan of) and is selling her wares which her older sister and I must buy, although she sells her baby doll diapers for “one million 70 hundred dollars…please” cutest thing ever! As money is extremely tight for me this year and I am sure many others also…but it would truely mean the world to Ava and I to win this!

  17. says

    OK…this is my first time to enter one of your giveaways. I posted a button in my sidebar and created a new post to share that also included a button of both the giveaways and the Under the tree. Here’s hoping I followed the directions on how to enter correctly.

  18. says

    I have left a beautiful post with all the links,
    [ck it out]
    I have your button in my sidebar,
    I subscribe to the newletter,
    and I have your feed,
    And I love 5 mins for Moms,
    though I am a Grand Mother,
    I love keeping up with all the things for my Grand Daugher for today and your Blog is just great.
    Thanks for the Giveaway,
    but most of all thanks for Giving to the families in need.
    I nominated one that is very deserving.

  19. Cheryl Lund says

    The Retro phone reminds me of the phone we had growing up, and the phone was property of the phone company. It hung on the wall and we had a long phone cord, but you could not walk around the house with the phone as you can on the wireless phones these days.

  20. says

    So much to choose from – what a great store! I posted and linked to the main post and I have the buttons on my post and on my sidebar – Christmas, here we come!

  21. Rebecca says

    I love love love those awesome retro phones! But I would have a hard time deciding between one of those as a treat for myself and a retro tricycle for my adorable nephew!!!

  22. Jessica Schutt says

    I have a little girl who turns 3 in 2 weeks that would could use a strider ride bike or an art easel. We also have a baby due in April and it would be awesome to have a rocker for when they are a little bit older.

  23. L.C. says

    I would love to win the 150 gift certificate,I have two girls and this christmas is not looking to good me and my boyfriend is out of work and we could really some help this christmas, so please pick me!!!!

  24. Sarah Pacilio says

    Please enter me in this! My daughter and I were looking at the stores online and found some fabulous items we could buy her new uncle :)

  25. lyz miller says

    my 4 year old would flip over the grocery store…they had one in a discovery center in Mississippi we went to this summer and I almost never got her away

  26. Sidni says

    I love those retro phones! Thanks for this great giveaway! I’m a subscriber via newsletter! Keep up the great work!

  27. says

    I would Love to win this. There are so many things that I could choose the difficulty lies in trying to narrow it down to the $150. I have blogged about this on my blog and also placed a button in my post.

  28. says

    Oh my! What a wonderful give-away! This would SO come in handy and the idea of helping families in need…how awesome!

    (I get your newsletter too and I follow you on Twitter and have tweeted about the Christmas Give-Away)

  29. Rosey says

    The best part of giving holiday presents is finding unique, great things like this. I’m spreading the word to everyone know via my address book.

    Thank you!

  30. says

    Oh, my…look at that Market Stall! Ha! My daughter and son have just started playing (nicely) together at times, and they would be SO cute playing with this! :)

  31. jakell m says

    my daughter would so love the grocery stall…she loves to play “buyer” and pretend to shop or be a band, so cute!
    thanks…another GREAT giveaway i hope I can win one of these great items to surprise my little ones on christmas! thanks

  32. says

    Count me in!! My 4 yrs old boy can definitely enjoy the easel. and by the way. Button already in my sidebar, and by the way, eventhough I’m here in Canada, I can provide a US shipping address so I can get my prize. :)

  33. Julie Smith says

    What a great choice of items! Something for everyone from the grandchildren to my bf! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. Snowflake07 says

    Those toddler rockers are too cute. I like the fact they look nice and soft (less of a chance of getting hurt.) Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Alane Michels says

    My kids would love that easel & my dining room table would love a break from all the paint that’s usually dripped all over it!!

  36. says

    You both have great stuff in your shops! I would love to win the gift certificate to get something for my son!

    Thank you! :)


  37. Maggie M says

    Thank you so much for this giveaway. I need to shop for a one year old, three year old, five year old and a six year old, so winning a $150 GC to your stores would be such a blessing. I love your animal rockers and the dress up clothes (and so much more). I know my nephews and grandchildren would be so tickeled:)


  38. Charlene says

    This is a great website you have so much going on. I am a grandmother of 21 and great grand of 8. Starting over with a 5 year old granddaughter. She has 2 brothers 8 and 10years old. All are separated for the holidays as there has been many family issues thru the Social Services and I would love to give the children a few things for Christmas. Funding is very tight this season and to win a Holiday Giveaway would really be great, not to forget, your website helps me to catch up on todays raising of little ones. Been out of the game for over 40years. Not sure what linking to a post is.
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  39. trishden says

    Hi, this would be a great prize to win and would take care of a few on my Christmas list. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  40. says

    What fun! Love the Balance Bike, my granddaughter would be so thrilled to be able to ride a bike!

    So many wonderful things here!

    I have your Christmas button.