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. I would love the around the table prize. Too cute!!

  2. Christina P. says

    I would love the playroom decor. Thanks for the chance to win; what a fun giveaway!

  3. I would love to win Basket #1 – around the table – too cute! 🙂 Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  4. I would love #1 for my two girls!

  5. I would love the Playroom Décor basket!

  6. I liked Mortimer Snodgrass on Facebook.

  7. They are both awesome! I think the playroom decor would be great for us because we are moving. I think it would make the play area look so nice!

  8. I “like” on facebook.

  9. Oh it’s hard to pick between the two, but I’d have to say I’d get more use out of basket 1!

  10. I liked Mortimer Snodgrass on FB

  11. I’m a follower on TWitter, lennonhoo

  12. Amy Kincaid says

    I would love to win the playroom decor prize! What a cute shop!

  13. Amy Kincaid says

    I Like them on FB!

  14. welll…..personally I’d have more fun with the kitchen stuff, but since we now will have 3 kids with whom to share…it’s only fair to say the playroom set! 😉

  15. I was no. 500 Twitter follower! 😉

  16. It’s all adorable! My girls would fight over the kitchen set (but I would love it for me 🙂 so I would lean towards the playroom set since it would be easier to share with three!

  17. Christy McEldowney says

    I would love to win the Playroom Decor!

  18. I love the around the table set…the monkey and owl are so cute!

  19. Became an MS Facebook Fan too!

  20. Hilary SNODGRASS (not a joke) says

    We would love the around the table gift basket … and then we would all turn the plates over and laugh at the name … Snodgrass, b/c it’s ours!

  21. I would love to win the Around the Table set! So cute!

  22. MaryBeth Loewen says

    Liked Mortimer Snodgrass on FB

  23. MaryBeth Loewen says

    I would rather win the table basket. Those plates are so cute! My boys would love them.

  24. Ooooo, I would love the playroom decor!

  25. I’d love to win Around the Table!

  26. Liked Mortimer Snodgrass on fb

  27. Playroom decor. Simply adorable!!

  28. Would love the playroom decor! Thank you so much!

  29. Both sound great…but if I had to pick one, it would be Around the Table.

  30. Alexandra Jones-Landry says

    I would love the around the table gift basket 🙂 I always enjoyed going to Mortimer Snodgrass when I was living in Montreal; hubby had to pull me out of the store each time lol. I just liked their facebook page also, thanks for the heads up!

  31. Playroom decor!

  32. I’d love to win “around the table.” The plates and bowls are TOO cute!

  33. I think I would like the playroom decor best but my kids would like the around the table one.

  34. It’s all about the animals, isn’t is Mortimer? My only grandchild would put Around the Table to good use. It would be wonderful to win this adorable yet practical giveaway basket. Thank you for the opportunity!

  35. We’d LOVE either basket. But if I must choose it’s Around the Table.

  36. I love the around the table one! Visited the store when I went to Montreal this past summer and I loved it !

  37. Laurence G-L says

    This shop seems awesome. I would prefer the Around the Table basket. Thanks !

  38. I would love the around the table prize! I got the chance to go into Mortimer Snodgrass last year and fell in love with the store.

  39. I would love Around the Table. Thanks!

  40. Michelle W says

    I would love the around the table basket. Thanks for sharing this cool website. I already have some gift ideas.

  41. Kristen M. says

    Both are great giveaway products. I’d go with #1.

  42. What a tough decision! Both so adorable AND useful….I know all three kids would get use from the playroom mat and decor.

  43. I love the playroom decor. Love your suggestions. Thanks so much

  44. I like Mortimer Snodgrass on facebook.

  45. Im following Mortimer Snodgrass on Twitter

  46. Both baskets are great and Im having a hard time……. I guess the playroom decor, the toy bins are great!!

  47. I liked Mortimer Snodgrass on Facebook

  48. I would love the playroom basket! Its adorable stuff. I can’t wait to check out their website.

  49. Playroom Décor

  50. i would love the playroom decor