Gearing up with Magic Beans *Giveaway*
The one thing I can’t seem to get over about parenting is how much STUFF comes with these little beings we bring into our lives. Lots of it is necessary-the diapers, the strollers, all different types of seats and toys and bathing contraptions. I am a most willing participant as it turns out, and I actually get really excited about baby and child gear.
For better or for worse, living in the city in a shoebox apartment doesn’t allow for the extras. I’ve always wanted a train table for the kids, as the hand-me-down train set that we’ve had for 6 years is still sitting in a bin under their bed. The trains rarely are played with because we just don’t have the space. It feels like there’s just no where to put it all. I’ve spent so much time searching for the perfect bookcase to house my most prized possessions of theirs, though as it stands they are crammed and almost unaccessible because there are so many of them.
Now that our moving date has narrowed down to a mere 15 days and we have a three bedroom home waiting for us in California, I’ve begun to shop. I’ve gotten really good at online shopping since moving to New York City-something I never did when we lived in the suburbs. I’ve really enjoyed finding online boutiques because I find that they tend to be more diverse than brick and mortar businesses, and much easier to access. I can shop late at night when I don’t have to drag my kids around, and it’s all on my time.
One of my favorite online kid shops is Magic Beans. I’m a little biased because I met the owner in person at an event, and he was positively lovely. It’s always nice when you can really tell that a person’s heart is in their business, and that is absolutely true about Magic Beans.
They have such a wide range of products, from strollers and nursery furniture to books and outdoor toys. They carry tons of my personal favorite brands like Stokke, Melissa and Doug, and Orbit Baby. And, knowing that I have some space to fill in our new home, I feel like a kid in a candy store shopping on the Magic Beans website. I ended up with a beautiful Babyletto bookcase, a Melissa and Doug train table, a water table, a Baby Bjorn children’s potty, and even a Rody..
Online shopping can be tricky though, it all just depends on the website. The Magic Beans site is clean, clear, and easy to navigate. I was able to use two separate payment methods, and while I was nervous about it, the transaction completed very smoothly. The categories are easy to find, and I didn’t waste any time searching.
Their prices are competitive and the shipping costs are reasonable. A few of the larger ticket items have already been delivered and are waiting for us in California. So hard to believe we are counting down the days left in NYC, but this is one of the many reasons we are so excited to move back.
I’m thrilled to be giving away $100 to one of you to shop around on Magic Beans!
Leave a comment telling me your favorite aspect or item on the Magic Beans website.
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Contest runs from today, June 13th until Thursday, June 20th at midnight, PST. Winner will be chosen randomly.
This post was sponsored by Magic Beans, however my thoughts and opinions are my own.
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I just really like the Magic Beans website. It is very user friendly and has such neat and unique toys for our children. I would be so excited if I won for them.
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I really like the Melissa & Doug wooden puzzles on the Magic Beans site. My son would love those!
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I really can’t decide, I love the quick-add registry! Such a great idea for my next baby shower and the wow baby gift baskets are a fabulous service, I have so many friends that are due and with newborns, you never know what to get! Two great services to help out with the “but what on EARTH do they need?!”
Love the Stokke My Carrier 🙂
I love the beginagain butterfly alphabet wooden puzzle.
I think the Alex Jr. Mix ‘n’ Max Whimsy Bug Rocker from Magic Beans is adorable!
I love magic beans selection. Their magalog is enjoyed by my whole family as we dream of everything we want. I like their facebook page with their weekly contests and activities around boston. I want to use the gift cards for nutcase helmets for my kids
my favorite item is the puj hug!
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I love that the Magic Beans website has gift baskets for sale. So fun! To give or receive.
We’re BIG BIG fans of all things pretend play. What a great selection they have…especially all things wooden!
I LOVE the variety of baby items they have on this site! I especially like the carseat selection, that’s what I’m in the market for right now.
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I love magic beans because the products are all quality. I can order anything on that site without having to check out the item in store because I can try’s the M Beans brand to so the back work for me.
The Learning Tower on the Magic Bean website would be perfect for my little “helper”. He is dying to get up to our level and help with cooking, etc.
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I like the bilibo or colored cones.
Love the train table! Expecting a little one soon and could easily burn through that money!
Awesome shop! Would love to win! I just need one of those fabulous train tables for my train-crazed son 🙂
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wow! They have so many fun things! I like the green toys stacking cups
I LOVE their gift finder and WOW basket builder! I also love that they offer live chat and expert advice. Very helpful! I have a rather large age gap between my middle child and my youngest, so I find I’m out of touch with what’s new in the way of baby gear/toys, so that is wonderful to find. email@example.com
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I like the Ergo Carrier! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
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Love how you can shop by age!
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My favorite thing about Magic Beans is all the events they throw – they are the best party planners – stroller speed dating, baby carrier speed dating, potty palooza, and of course Drool Baby Expo!!! They are awesome party planners, and have such a fun blog to read all about them.
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I love the nutcase helmets
I love all the amazing toys!!!
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I really love their selection. I like the grovia diaper covers and aden and anais swaddle blankets.
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I love that they offer personalized, themed baby baskets with so many options. The site is easy to navigate and the shop by age is awesome
I love the variety on the site!
Being from New England I love all the boston related merchandise especially the commuter rail train set so cute 🙂
I love MB’s quick-add registry online. By far the most user-friendly website out there!
Customer service is great!
I love the water table.
I really like the gift baskets that are sold at magic beans. I think they do a great job with them and makes shopping for a gift a lot easier! I love Magic Beans. I really like how unique their merchandise is.
Love magic bean and MagnaTiles. Toddlers new favorite toy.
my favorite part of the magic bean site is the gift finder and their wow baskets. So great for baby showers!
I love the convertible car seat comparison chart. It was so helpful when I was deciding which car seat to buy!
Magic beans has the kindest and most knowledgable staff! I am always impressed with their store, both online and in person.
I love the Magic Beans website, but my favorite item on the site hands down is the Nuna Leaf – Love, Love, Love it and want it sooooo bad for the new baby! 🙂
My son would love to have an activity cube from your site.
I love the fact that the live chat window popped right up when I got to the page and that there was a photo of the person I could be chatting with–that would make life so much easier, especially if you had a baby gear question!
i luv the magic beans product selection!
Magic Beans is a local shop for us that we really enjoy but I’ve also used their web site, as well, which has been incredibly helpful! The feature of their site that I particularly love is that you can submit questions about products that are then answered by actual customers who have already purchased that product! This was super helpful for us when we were considering mini cribs for our soon-to-be born seond baby boy! Much luck to you & your family with your move!!
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I like that magic beans only offers quality baby and kid items as well as unique items you can’t just find anywhere else.
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I like how the magic bean website is set up to easily find what product you are looking for. And they offer good quality products. I like the OXO tot high chair
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Their website is very user friendly and I love the Playmobil selection.
I love the stroller selection!
I love their edited selection of gear. And their car seat installation service is great.
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I love that Babyletto Spruce Tree bookcase! Talk about magic!
i love the the bumble collection ashley tote diaper bag
We recently got a Beco Gemini from Magic Beans and it is so light and our daughter loves riding in it. Great suggestion from a staffer at the Brookline, MA location.
I love how they make it so easy to find just what you are looking for and the variety they have!
I love how they offer many brands you cant always find an your local Babies R US or baby store. Great place to create an online baby registry to get all the up-to-date cool baby products!!
I liked both pages on facebook :).
My children would love the wonderworld neo cooker range & oven!
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Love how easy it is as well as all the Eco friendly and learning toys they have. Great site!
I’m really wanting a double Bob right now!
I love that they carry TEGU, but this little scooter (my son has) is my absolute favorite toy on their incredible site: http://mbeans.com/mini-kick-scooter-by-kickboard-usa.html?frompage=CelebrosSearch&frompagedata=%7B%22Session%22%3A%2270ab96ad-7c3b-c339-9f29-e8dda587ca3d%22%7D
Thanks for the chance!
I love their wide selection of natural, unisex toys!
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I like the Gift Finder option.
Love how friendly and helpful their staff are – and how they always have what you need!
Magic Beans has such a great selection of baby items!
We love Magic Beans, they have the best toys to encourage imagination and zero battery operated ones, they have toys, strollers and all you can imagine you need for your baby, love it!
I really love the Monte rockers (we ordered the Joya from Magic Beans), but their customer service is absolutely the best.
I love FREE shipping! Great variety, too.
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I would love to try the Foonf! That is my favorite item 🙂
The website is very inviting! Makes you feel like a child again, entering a magical world! Many notches above any other website in terms of quality and content!
First and foremost, it is very user friendly, easy to browse with well delineated categories. Love the gift finder!
Also, a small feature, but love the way the “user rating” has been depicted by beans, very unique and so cute!!
The pictures of the products are clear and colorful….superior quality…just like the website and the the store itself! Keep it up!
I love the family games and the reviews of most toys, so you’re almost sure to get something the kids will like!
I liked Magic Beans on FB.
Love their selection of strollers!
I love the Bugaboo Donkey on their website. 🙂
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i love the entire Corolle collection on the Magic Beans website! my daughter is just now beginning to rock and cradle everything and call it “baby.” the doll she has is too big for her just yet, so it would be great to get one of the small Corolle dolls like the Calin or Tidoo and some accessories.
love the angel dear lovies!
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The magic beans reviews by the staff are really helpful in evaluating products before I buy them
Magic Beans has new innovative toys as well as classic offerings like Playmobil! It is a TOY WONDERLAND!!
love the good earth dolls!!
I like that there are 4 Magic Beans stores are located right outside of RI, in MA. I like that they are headed by knowledgeable workers, not just someone needing a job that is uniformed.
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They have a great selection! The Haba aircraft baby swing is adorable!
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My favorite section is their strollers. I love that they have the Stokke strollers, and a lowest price guarantee, so I don’t have to search tons of websites.
My favorite product on the site is the Step2 Fresh Market Kitchen (go big or go home, right?! lol)
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I like that they have toys that spark the child’s imagination and that the staff is knowlwdgable about the merchandise
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