Saturday, July 12, 2008

I feel like a little girl in a candy store!

Talk about a company I would just love to go and hang out in. Ive drooled over Haba's toys for what seems like ages and up till now never had the luxury to own any myself. It gets to the point where I really have to just tell myself to leave a storefront that sells their toys as I can just get lost looking at all the great colors and don't even get me started on their children's decoration ideas.

Though I did finally get the block set I have been wanting for Connor and let me tell you.. it was totally worth the wait. We have been wanting the Fantasy Blocks for some time now and they are even more beautiful in person than I ever imagined. Unlike just plain wooden blocks the fantasy blocks from Haba truly are a feast for the eyes, and ears. Each block is unique with something new to see every time you pick them up. And unlike just square blocks they come in all sorts of shapes and textures, wood, foil textures, acrylic clear blocks, some jingle, and even one is mirrored. I find myself looking them over every single time we play with them. Connor has unanimously chosen his favorite blocks in the clear resin blocks and actually tries to bring them with us wherever we go.

We also got a Cathedral set which at first I wasn't so sure if they would get as much use with as popular as the Fantasy Blocks have been thus far, but they are the perfect companion. The Cathedral set makes for the perfect little village and we use the Fantasy Blocks to accent the little houses and add stairs and towers to our little Cathedral houses. It really turns out adorable and they make a perfect accent to each other. My only regret at all is we only have two Haba block sets. I really think we need all of them now!

Connor also has a new favorite traveling companion. Haba makes some of the most creative and unusual cloth books I have seen and he has been taking the Haba Little Leaf house with us on our most recent outings. It's half cloth book, half activity book, and part popup book with two great stand alone puppets who can interact with the book itself or even serve as great toys on their own. Every page has something to explore, flip, crinkle and move. I've actually never seen a children's cloth book that quite so many things to explore. My favorite page is the inside cover as there is this mesh netting with these beautiful clear beads that you can move all around. I find myself sitting with it and playing almost as much as Connor does.

I am so excited Haba has given us a beautiful cloth traveling book : Tiny Town to give away to one of our readers. I also have another Haba surprise to give away but we are going to save it as part of our fall giveaways, so keep your eye out for it! While your waiting though go check out all the great toys that Haba offers on their website!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Haba's website and tell me what you dream of owning of from their collection. Just please pick something that we did not cover in this article!
  • No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end July 20th at midnight!

152 Comments:

louiseb130 said...

I like Bear's Cave

Teri said...

Lily would love the Hand Puppets. The Water Park looks like such fun!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

The Sand play kits at Haba are really cute, we have a bunch of local beaches here where my son could use these!

phillipsonlygirl at gmail dot com

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

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Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

We are subscribers!

Sarah S said...

I think the Haba scale is pretty cool!

mverno said...

i dream of having this in my collection

laura said...

I love the cheese carriage! Haba is a great company. laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

Anonymous said...

Haba's website has this that I love--0915 Baby blanket Sheep Nanny! It is so cute, I would love to give this as a gift! I enjoyed your website! Thanks!
baileybobby6@hotmail.com

Sara G said...

The Beauty panel Princess Pink castle looks like hours of fun for my girls...

cpullum said...

#3808 Petit Fours, set of 9
My daughter would love these.
cpullum@yahoo.com

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

My son would love that cool backpack! We need something for the "junk" ...er...I mean the toys he likes to carry around!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

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Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I added your button to my blog side bar.

The Mama Hood said...

I love the Cradle Sleepy Land! Haba has some of the coolest products! Thanks!!


kenzkween at hotmail dot com

The Mama Hood said...

I am a subscriber!

kenzkween at hotmail dot com

Scotty said...

The game "4538 3 Times 4 = Swat!" looks really cool because it is a good way to practice math. The book that you presented looks cool! email scott(at)roxette(dot)org Thank you!

kara said...

I'd love to have the bath books with matching squirting toy! Especially the pirate one...love all things pirate!
www.kccpets.com click on contact

tutugirl said...

How to even decide which is my favorite. The water park on the home page is fantastic. My kids would love taking it to the beach and really create some neat things. Also love all their marble runs. For a game, I see all my kids being able to play the Castle Knights - Together we are strong game together. Looks like a lot of fun.

triciacus said...

The water park looks awesome, my girls love to play in the water.

Stephanie said...

1001 nights magnetic game looks fantastic!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Maja said...

Bed pirate's cog

angelina115@hotmail.com

Ana said...

I like Rollando Bed for my grandson.

joliexox@hotmail.com

Angel said...

I pick Shelf Knight's Castle.

meza-angel@sbcglobal.net

sphinx63 said...

I like the Camping Light. They have a lot of nice stuff! Thanks!

Just.Me said...

I have always told my daughter she was a mermaid because she never wanted to get out of the bathtub. She loved to play in the water with her toys. I like the Bath towel “Bathing Belle” because it reminds me of her!

LINDALSHOT said...

I can picture that water park in our yard!

semtaylor said...

Baby blanket Sheep Nanny is too cute...

Hil'Lesha said...

Stacking ball Colori

blueviolet said...

I'm really interested in the 3x4=Swat! game. That looks so fun!
doot65[at]comcast[dot]net

blueviolet said...

I'm a subscriber too.

BrineS said...

My nephew would love the WATER PARK water toy. Such fun!

dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

katy said...

Rylee would love the Water park playset. She loves playing outside of her baby pool with the water, not getting in the water.

Genevieve P said...

I really want to try the Orchard game!

susies said...

Well, I'm honored to be the first poster ! First off this giveaway is darling! I love it! Looking around the site I was snooping in the Games.. The Kayanak game looks fun and even I wanna play it!!
thank you for the contest !
susies@alltel.net

FawnGeorge said...

Woops I put my message on the wrong thing. I like the magnetic ship puzzle.

mammalnut2000@yahoo.com

Tonya said...

Holy cow, I love that water park toy! My kids would be occupied all day with something like that.

gkstratos said...

I am in love with the Rosalle Rug. It can be used in a nursery, a young girl's room or even in a teenager's room.
gkstratos@ yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks!
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jbubolz-miller said...

the vegetable play basket- here's hoping that more eating of vegies will take place with a toy like that=)

jbubolz-miller said...

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windycindy said...

They have so many wonderful toys. I really like the "Animal Yahtzee!"
Please add my name in your virtual drawing hat. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

sweetsue said...

This is the first time I have seen this site-I am impressed! I dream of the dolls; especially Bella.

vboackle said...

the water park looks neat.

kygirl said...

I like the Cheese carriage it's different.

Allison said...

I have been drooling over the "Town" Area rug for months! There toys and decorative items are so adorable! Thanks for this great giveaway! We need a new cloth book!

bfox74 said...

Don't think I actually dream about owning it, but I love the 5009 Frog Squirter.

Christy said...

Ooooh what beautiful items. I would love to have the Dream meadow baby playing gym. How cute and original. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

gunzie said...

I absolutely love the waterpark. My kids would probably play with it all day! It looks fantastic! Thanks for the great giveaway!
ann dot guns at mac dot com

Anna said...

I'd love to won some of their hand puppets! My little boy is 2 and he loves puppets! Thanks for the contest.

Kari said...

I love that water park! Cool!!

jennem said...

Raggedy Rat Rascal looks really fun, and it's a great interactive game.

Sarah said...

I agree....Haba has great products! I love the block bench! How cool is that! I really like the blocks you got, too!

Thanks for a great contest!

TheAngelForever said...

I love HABA toys. I dream about owning their bookshelves that look like they could stand up to kids.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

Extra Credit: I subscribe to your feed on Google Reader :)

Wendy said...

They sure have some neat things. I really like the 1547 Bath towel “Bathing Belle”. It is so sweet.

danielle said...

The color tower stacking set looks to be fun . Our daughter is 3 months old and we are really looking for safe, educational toys for her.

danilynn121079@aol.com

Missy said...

HABA has the cutest hairclips. Love them! I have 3 little girls so I am always on the lookout for these things. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Deanne02 said...

Pirate's cog is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Cute book!
I really like the Flutterflies necklace and the Doctor Hedgehog game.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

toasters lie said...

Little Amsterdam blocks set

Becca Ann said...

Kitten Gang game for our whole family.
xxbeccaannxx@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I loved their products so much that I ordered the Cathedral blocks and the Fantasy blocks. I like to have original things at my house for the grandchildren to play with. Other than those two things I'd think I'll dream about the Dream Meadow baby playing gym for the newest grandchild.
Ellan B
el.lenretired@gmail.com

littlelatina said...

I love the blocks and the puzzles

Karen said...

I'd love to see my grandson playing with the Cordoba building blocks, especially because his parents went to Spain on their honeymoon.

Molly C. said...

My kids would have a blast with the water park. What a cool toy!

Patterson said...

I had a blast looking through this website! My little one would definitely like the fabric balls, fabric books, and hand puppets. All things chewable. For me I really loved the fabric bins and the Sleeping Beauty room set. Adorable!

cheliseb@aol.com

judybrittle said...

I like the foldable storage houses. I could find plenty of uses for those.

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

kristilb19 said...

0921 Baby blanket Dream Cloud is too cute! I'd love to own this!

kristilb19@yahoo.com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I love the wooden cash register with play money and play coins!

I remember being a little girl and playing "store". I love to just sit and watch their imaginations wander and soar when you give them open ended toys like this.

I love the traveling book. When I pick my girls up from their "grandmas" house every day, I have three cloth books I keep in the car for them to squeeze, etc. They only get to play with them in the car, so it makes it special. I'd love to have this book for those time as well, just to give them something enriching to pass the time!

Taryn said...

I love Haba's play food and cash register.

purehrt555 said...

Wow, very unique items, I love the Bag Table, and the sleepy land cradle.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo.com

Megret said...

The water park on their main page would be something my son would absolutely pine over!

I also like the play food, especially the Black Forest Gateau.

Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret@gmail.com

Kristie said...

They have so many neat toys! One of the things I like is the Bambini Beads little sheep.

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Jane said...

I like the magnetic arranging game - very engaging!

janetfaye said...

4344 Rolling Caterpillar looks like fun.

I like all of the unique toys.

Alice H said...

I like the foldable boxes - especially the sheep nanny design. Thanks! afdr3d@umkc.edu

gkstratos said...

I love Haba! I think my kids would really love the Colored Glass Bricks (#3533)
gkstratos@y ahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Also a subscriber. Thanks!
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jag said...

I love their grocery items, especially the play money and petit fours.

JenO said...

Well, I really want those fantasy blocks the most, but you said something you didn't mention. ;) The basketball hoop toy looks interesting...

NES said...

I love their jewelry boxes, and would love to get one of those (and fill it with their beautiful bracelets!).

Rachel C. said...

The water park set looks like so much fun, and the Beetle Trixie
Clutching toy is super cute! :) Thanks so much!

Nicole said...

I love Haba! We have a set of blocks that my son plays with all the time. Any of the wooden food toys would be awesome. we have a nice kitchen tabletop set that could use some accessories.

Meg said...

The Natural Doll Pram would be any girls dream! I also think they have some great blocks/stacking toys--Thanks!

Channah said...

I love the Bear Ahoy set! I think my son would have so much fun with it!

michelle said...

The anglers set looks awesome!

Lo said...

The Bear Ahoy pull toy is adorable. I also like a lot of their mobiles and block sets.

Sherry R said...

I could spend hours drooling over all the creative items on this website, but the Pirate Chest toy box really caught my eye! Ahoy matey!\

jnkrim (at) cableone (dot) net

Hanna said...

There are so, so, so many toys I'd love to buy from HABA, but one of my current favorites is the "Dream Journey" pull toy.

hannademaster@yahoo.com

Mary512 said...

The haba waterpark looks really cool my daughter would have alot of fun with that. Great giveaway, thanks!

soha said...

I like Kitten Gang game.

jceko77 said...

Anna necklace because it has the same name as my 5 year old:)
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jceko77 said...

I am a subscriber

Mary512 said...

Blogged ya:

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Thanks again!

Erin said...

Wow, I really like just about all of Haba's products, but one of their new items that caught my eye is the "Doner kebab." I don't know who translated their site, but I love this little plush gyro! Thanks for the contest.

emhagedon at gmail

Reiza said...

If money was no object, I'd get all of their play food, the Shelf Rose Fairy, the Pirate’s Cog Basic model, Marrakesh - room tent, a couple of the daisy lamps, the Enchanted Forest rug, and the Check your height Towering Knight.

Melissa said...

I love all the building block toys out there, so I definitely love the Building Blocks Sakrada. What great toys! jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Buki Family said...

my son would love the finger puppets!

Anonymous said...

I love the grocery items and the foldable boxes!! please count me in!! i would love to win!!

allenbth3@yahoo.com

Beth Allenu

Cool Crafty Mom said...

I really love the pirates kog bed. That is super cute.

jenny said...

oh how cute every thing is i be happy if i won this for my little one thanks

Jennifer said...

The T.C. Timber skyscrapers are pretty cool! My nephew would love them. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer said...

I'm a current feed subscriber - - - for extra entry!

Stacy said...

Love the vegetable rattle. We have a few, but they are getting pretty chewed up.
hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Amelia Sprout said...

I love all of their stuff, and regularly practice serious self control. I think our next item will be the fantasy blocks.

Jamie said...

I've been drooling over their swing seats and the Blossom Sky play tent since before my oldest was born...she is about to turn 5!

jamie [dot] willett [at] charter [dot] net

ann said...

The paola doll is adorable! And another one is the sweet trio muffins - they are so CUTE! Thanks for the great giveaway and new site for toys!
amguely(at)gmail.com

bison61 said...

I like the baby's dream meadow

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Amira M said...

the water park looks so nice

Barbara said...

I like the hand puppets. They're marked for ages 2+ but I bet they would be a good distraction for mom to use with baby, too.

jeske_posse said...

I love the stacking blocks sets and the ball track sets!!! Looks like so much fun!

xenia said...

I have to go with the Haba water park on the homepage, my daughter absolutely loves digging in the sand and dumping buckets of water on... everything. Combining the two would keep her entertained and happy for hours!
Thanks,
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

carica said...

Aah...haba toys. What's there to not want? I'd love to keep it simple though, with the ice cream venezia set to play ice cream shoppe with the kiddos.
sanna1999 [at] verizon {dot} net

Aura said...

oh how I would love the rose chalet bed for my daughter.
aahaft at gmail dot com

Kris said...

Arranging Game Paletti

jnmacdonald said...

I like the discovery balls, though my dogs might take an interest in them too.

noreen said...

Sleeping Beauty room set, my daughter would love it

Sundi said...

I'm having a little one soon and the Fiori Fabric ball looks so cute for a new baby!

cdrury said...

Would love to win this - thanks!!!
cdrury@gmail.com
the colored glass bricks would be great!!

Amy said...

The board games look great. I think my son would be most interested in the Letter Dwarves game. aewalls425@hotmail.com

carmen said...

Since I am dreaming here the Bed Robinson is to die for! It would be perfect for my son who would be going to a big boy bed soon. Adorable stuff!!
ceegee24 at hotmail dot com

arvard said...

The Haba scale is cute.

blueviolet said...

Visiting the site is like visiting a land of enchantment. It's absolutely amazing. I really like the 1977 Bambini beads Aqua Zoo. It's a threading toy with brightly colored darling little sea creatures. I also like Shep the little velcro toy for babies with neat colors and things to feel. It's a wonderful store!
doot65 at comcast dot net
Elizabeth

Whimsical Creations said...

I would love to buy the Beauty panel Princess Pink for my daughter's room. It would go perfectly with what I already have.

:-) melanie
www/melaniescrafts.etsy.com

retc said...

I love the building blocks cordoba and the sand play kit

yellowlabs said...

The Summer Butterfly rug is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Vegetable Rattle

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Marci said...

How can you just pick one?! I loved so many things... the arranging game mosaic and pretty much all the kitchen accessories. Especially the set of 9 petit fours, the cash register and scale, and the fruit baskets.
marci6tx(at)msn(dot)com

Marci said...

extra credit:
I link to your blog...
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EJW said...

The marble runs look like so much fun!

Becca said...

My daughter would love the Circo toy!
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

calgirl said...

Grasshopper in the Land of Numbers looks like a great indoor game.

kananee said...

I love the Baby Black Sheep Nanny!

Kathy (at) cats4me@frontiernet.net said...

I'd love to have the prams...one heart, the other flowers and two soft dolls with clothing. These would be for my 2 precious granddaughters, ages 17 months and 5 years of age. Haba rocks!

gotany7s said...

haba clutch toy any thing wood is good cuz its not plastic and filled with chems also habas not maid in china with nall the bad paint i think

snulfers said...

I really like the Children's Mail set. I don't know if schools teach the art of letter writing any more.

Shirley said...

trying to decide between amelie and nele for new granddaughter.....

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travellingmomof2 said...

Beauty panel Princess Pink castle would be fantastic for my girl. Loving the princesses.

Paula said...

The pirate theme bath toys were very cute. This website is great!
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Lisa said...

That water thing right on the front page is awesome! But that looks lazy of me haha. I want the discovery cubes for my baby!

melonkelli said...

I love the 1032 Dream meadow. So pretty.

Susanne said...

3 Times 4 = Swat! would be fun for my son!

klp1965 said...

i like the Kitten Gang game :)

Cuddle Cottage said...

The knight's Tower play tent looks fantastic, so much fun to be had with something like this!
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Cuddle Cottage said...

I'm subscribed via email:
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donna444444 said...

I would like the scale. I am a subscriber.

yvonne said...

The Beauty panel Princess Pink castle is lovely.

Anonymous said...

I love the marble runs.

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lilyk said...

I love the Grill set!

lilyk said...

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