I am all about the online shopping. Before I was a mommy, I hated department store shopping, and now more than ever – online shopping really helps minimize tantrums in the middle of a toy store while people are watching the bad mommy walk out with a screaming child who didn’t get her way. Again. When you shop online, everything is at your fingertips. You can browse, search, compare, and look up reviews for anything you are looking for. Most online retailers offer free shipping, so you really have NOTHING to lose by shopping online. This summer the number one thing on our toy list are toys for travel.
There are a lot of children in my family so I am always ordering baby toys. When I find something I really like online, I order it and place it in my “gift closet” (Tori Spelling had a gift wrapping room, so what’s so bad about a closet?)
eBeanstalk is my kind of toy store! Their site is easy to navigate, even for people like my mother in law who is still finding her way around the internet. Once you are on their site, you will notice that their toys are categorized by age, gender, and bestsellers. PERFECT. So if you are looking for toys for a 1 year old you can easily find what you are looking for. If you are looking for a specific brand or item, you can easy search for that too! Now, I’m not going to bash bigger online toy retailers, but I find eBeanstalk easiest to navigate because they don’t have too much going on on the main page. The layout is simple and all your options are in front of you. eBeanstalk offers free shipping on orders over $75 (SCORE!) and has a decent return policy – 30 days money back.
Since travel toys are on my list this summer, the ZipBin Fairy Castle is perfect for us to take to to the beach house. Here is some information from the site:
The Fairy Castle bin′s attractive, colorful exterior looks great in your child′s room. When the bin is unzipped, it becomes a play mat! This activity center is perfect for dolls, ponies and other animals. Fantasy play is encouraged with a sparkling castle, a magic forest, an enchanted waterfall and shimmering ponds. When play is done, the Playscape™ becomes a toy bin in a zip, capturing the toys inside for easy clean up! This Playset includes two fairy dolls.
What are your favorite toys this summer?
Disclosure: I received a gift card in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.