Why I think Indigo Kids is awesome (the big finale) – and a giveaway!

by DaniGirl on April 27, 2012 · 5 comments

in Reviews, promotions and giveaways

Through the month of April I’ve been putting up a series of posts on why I am incredibly impressed with Indigo Kids. The first post talked about how pleasantly surprised I was to find Indigo Kids offers a selection of great pre-wrapped toys to make your birthday-gift-shopping experience as painless as possible. The second post talked about how Indigo Kids saved my butt with awesome loot bag content and free loot bags to boot.

One of the criteria Mom Central Canada set out for this blog tour was that you’d need an upcoming birthday occasion to buy for. With three boys and a steady stream of party invitations, I knew we’d have that part covered. What I didn’t expect was that it would be Lucas’s first party invitation ever (awwwww!) from one of his mates at day care that we would be using as our excuse for an amicable morning spent browsing at Indigo Kids. And better yet? We were buying for a GIRL! (I get seriously excited about buying girl stuff.)

We looked at puzzles and books, games and stuffies, crafts and playsets. The clerk who helped us was awesome, pointing out options and ideas I wouldn’t have otherwise considered, and offering the kind of personal assistance you just don’t see in many stores anymore. (Hell, good luck finding a warm body in most big-box stores lately!)

My heart melted into a puddle of goopy love when I noticed Lucas intently studying a display of Groovy Girl dolls. “I think she needs a dolly,” he said, his brow furrowed in concentration. We looked at a few, and he was particularly enamoured with a blond one. “Why do you like this one, Lucas?” “Because she’s pretty like Marika.” Melt.

So we almost got the pretty-like-Marika blond dolly, until Lucas noticed I was holding a Colour and Cuddle Washable Pony, and he decided that would be what Marika liked best of all. We added in a handful of Robert Munsch mini-books and we were good to go.


The clerk sent us off to pay for our purchases, and told us to come back for the free gift wrap, which we did.


So now you know my go-to resource for the next decade of birthday-party-gift shopping! Would you like to win an Indigo gift card so you can check out the Indigo Kids experience on your own? Contest closes on Monday, so this is your last chance!

Here’s the details:

  1. This is a giveaway for a $35 Indigo gift card.
  2. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on any post in this series of three telling me why you love Indigo Kids or how you think Indigo Kids could be helpful to you.
  3. This giveaway is open only to Canadian residents, excluding residents of Quebec. (sorry!)
  4. This giveaway will run until 11:59 pm EDT April 30.
  5. One winner will be chosen from all comments posted on any of the three contest posts on this blog.
  6. You can comment as many times as you like, but you will only be entered into the giveaway once.
  7. You can also enter to win on other blogs, but you can only win once.
  8. If you win, you must be willing to provide your full name and address to me, to share with Mom Central Canada, in order to claim your gift card.
  9. Gift cards will be sent 4 to 6 weeks after the close of the giveaway.

And if you haven’t get checked out the great new Indigo Kids section of your favourite Chapters/Indigo store, this store locator link will help you find a location near you.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Indigo Kids program by Mom Central Canada. I received compensation for my participation in this campaign, but the opinions on this blog are ALWAYS my own. I only participate in promotional campaigns for products and services I feel I can personally endorse.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chantal April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm

you know just last night I was shopping for loot bag stuff and I was thinking about mini books and it was nagging at my brain – where did I hear I could buy those?!? Of course now your post reminds me. Too late I am afraid, but I will remember for the next birthday! Thanks.

2 cinamongirl17 April 27, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I love Indigo Kids! They have such a great selection of out of the ordinary gifts, besides books, and what I just discovered is that they have free loot bags!! That is perfect!!

3 Lee-Ann Sleegers April 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

I love it! A boy who did a very good job at selecting a girl gift. Hope his little friend likes it. Indigo Kids is a great place and since mine doesn’t do a good job at keeping a secret, it is nice that I can get gifts for cousins wrapped so she doesn’t blow it.

4 Alicia April 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I love that they have toys out to play with. My 3 yr old son especially loves the train table and shopping carts. We just moved nearby an Indigo Kids and have yet to check it out!

5 Mary @ Parenthood April 30, 2012 at 5:43 am

Soo adorable. I’ve found the staff at South Keys Indigo especially helpful (can’t really speak for the other locations). Not creepy in your face helpful but willing to give suggestions without doing the bare minimum. Must have a good hiring department given that “working retail” is apparently not considered a desirable career anymore. That’s a rant for another day though!

PS I think I’m ineligible for the giveaway (just won on another site! I KNOW!! I’m still over the moon!)

But I wanted to comment anyway 🙂

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