Giveaway for Kids: Dishes, Playroom Fun & More from Mortimer Snodgrass

On the 24th I sent out a tweet commenting that in exactly two months it would be Christmas Eve. Instantly about thirty @ replies jumped into my feed, nearly all of them exclamations of horror. Most of the freakout factor was based around the amount of shopping that needed to be done before the big day.

Here’s my secret for holiday shopping – I do it online. In my bathrobe and fuzzy slippers, with a cup of cocoa. I stay far away from hectic malls, line-ups, snowy roads, and parking vying. I scope out a few shops ahead of time (like now) because I like to feel the material of clothes or read the back cover of a book, but most of my final purchases are made online.

Some of my favorite gifts for kids come from a local store with the unforgettable name of Mortimer Snodgrass; I could easily get something for everyone on my list there. Fortunately for non-locals, Montreal’s funkiest gift store also has a flourishing, easy to navigate online shop that ships worldwide.

Mortimer Snodgrass is kindly offering two awesome gift baskets of some of my favorite items at the end of the post, but before the giveaway, read about a couple of products that simply ‘work’ for my family.

Around the Table

Would you believe that every morning there used to be a squabble over our everyday colored plastic dishes? (They both wanted what the color the other brother had.) Two of these practical and cheery Zoo plates have since silenced those quarrels, as the boys now have ‘personalized’ plates, Owl for Noah, and Monkey for Mateo.

I love that the Zoo plates are big enough to spread dinner around to help  it cool faster, but have edges to prevent spillage. I do wish they were dishwasher safe, but since we use them at every meal, they’d hardly get a chance to sit in the dishwasher.

Playroom Décor

With hardwood floors stretching from end to end of our home, our Playspots foam tiles provide a colorful and soft landing pad for my busy boys. I love their soft colors (no fluorescents!) and modern look, while the kids enjoy playing around with all the patterns that can be made with the different shapes and colors.

I have a feeling the Playspot mat is going to be invaluable when our new little addition comes along, too. The boys are going to have to share with their sister!

As our playroom is on the main floor, it’s important for me to keep the mess to a minimum. A pair of spacious and sturdy storage boxes from Mortimer Snodgrass help contain the toys as well as add a major cute factor to the room. If only keeping the rest of the house clean was so easy!

Giveaway Baskets

In honor of their recent ten year anniversary, Mortimer Snodgrass is generously offering two awesome gift baskets to Simple Bites readers! They both contain the items I described above.

**This giveaway has ended. Check back soon for the winners.**

Giveaway Basket 1: Around the Table

  • 1 Backpack Dish Set
  • 1 Bib, Farm
  • 2 Zoo Bowls
  • 2 Snack Balls
  • 2 Zoo Plates

Total basket value of 8 items: $98

Giveaway Basket 2: Playroom Décor

  • Playspot Floor Mat – Brights
  • Storage Box – Peacock
  • Storage Box – Kangaroo

Total basket value of 3 items: $146

How to Enter the Giveaway

This giveaway will have two winners, one for each basket.

To enter: Leave a comment on this post and tell me which basket you would rather win: Playroom Décor or Around the Table?  

*This giveaway has ended. Check back soon for the winners.**

Extra Entries:

  1. Like Mortimer Snodgrass on Facebook
  2. Follow Mortimer Snodgrass on Twitter

For each extra entry, return to this post and leave a comment letting me know if you became a MS Facebook fan or followed on MS on Twitter. Thank you!

Giveaway ends Saturday, October 29 at 11:59 PM. Two winners will be announced on Sunday. Good luck to all!

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. Around the table — my daughter loves dishes!

  2. Follow them on twitter. @randi094

  3. Giveaway Basket 1 would be super helpful around here!

  4. I would love an around the table basket! Those dishes are so cute!

  5. I liked MS on facebook!

  6. I like the around the table basket for my kids.

  7. I liked MS on facebook.

  8. We would love basket #2!

  9. I liked MS on facebook.

  10. i would love to have either one for my grandkids that i take care of while my daughter works–but the first one would probably be more practical as i don’t have much room for the mat LOL

  11. Around the table…but both are awesome:)

  12. I would love the around the table basket. It would make mealtime a little more fun:)

  13. playroom gift basket would be lovely! great giveaway that you so very much!

  14. Those around the table items make meal time fun for children.

  15. I’m liking the playroom decor. Could definitely come in handy!

  16. I’d love the decor package – it would be much needed

  17. I also like it on Facebook

  18. Katie Nash says

    I love the dishes and would give them as gifts to my newest nephews for Christmas!

  19. very cute and helpful!

  20. I would love to win basket 1! I’ll check out the site for Xmas ideas!

  21. i like Mortimer Snodgrass on Facebook!

  22. i follow MS on Twitter! Yea!

  23. Playroom decor for sure! How adorable.
    Psst…I did every bit of my Christmas shopping online last year, and LOVED it. No more stores for this Mama!

  24. It’s such a hard choice! I would love to win both, but I guess if I had to choose I’d say the playroom basket…

  25. I like Mortimer Snodgrass on Facebook!

  26. I’m following on Twitter!

  27. I try and keep our household items and toys fairly plain so that we don’t get overly concerned with having “neat and pretty” things that we lose interest in. It really helps the budget and maintains our family values. However, it is nice to have some unique and special items that can be treasured and passed down. I think these would be just that!

  28. I would love basket #2.

  29. I would love basket 1!

  30. Liked and Followed!

  31. Those dishes are darling. I’m off to check out their site!

  32. Mortimer Snodgrass was my goto gift shop in Saint-Lambert for the longest time – luckily my office is close to their Old Montreal shop.
    My favourite is the Around the Table basket.

  33. Kristin Clever says

    Basket two would help me organize some kiddo toys and look super cute too! Hope I win 🙂

  34. While I’d adore either one, I think the Playroom Decor would be most awesome! What a great looking store!

  35. I like them both, but I think I’d rather have the playroom basket.

  36. I like MS on facebook.

  37. I follow MS on twitter.

  38. Playroom decor!

  39. I love the playroom decor.

  40. The around the table basket would be great around here.

  41. I followed Mortimer Snodgrass on Twitter.

  42. really love the ‘around the table’ set…mealtime fun!

  43. just like Mortimer Snodgrass on FB!