As Louis Armstrong once said, ‘What a wonderful world’! We live in a great place but the earth is in trouble and we all need to do our part to help. I know, it’s easier said than done, especially with Christmas coming and bringing with it a wealth of shiny new unrecycleable plastic toys. Well never fear, Prezzybox have announced a new range of Eco-Friendly Sprig toys! You could win one too!
All of the Sprig toys are made from Sprigwood. Sprigwood is a durable, child-safe, bio-composite material made from bits of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. Sprigwood is a highly versatile, green building material with a strong future in toy and furniture manufacturing.
No decorative paint is needed on the assembly line because we dye Sprigwood during the production process. Sprig Toys uses safe pigments, keeping our toys free of soluble heavy metals, phthalates or endocrine disruptors.
There are 3 new Sprig playsets on the Prezzybox site;
The Dolphin Set features a big, blue boat, little, blue dingy, 2 dolphins and an explorer.
The Dino Set contains a rugged exploration vehicle, an explorer and 2 grinning dinosaurs.
The Sand Truck set features a Truck, a Rake, a Shovel, a Bucket, a Dune Bug Character and a packet of Wildflower seeds to plant in your own garden!
All of these play sets are durable, safe and great fun. They promote creative play as well as teaching children about recycling and nature.
To be in with a chance to win, simply draw a picture of a Dinosaur or a Dolphin. It can be done on the computer, or drawn on a piece of paper, it doesn’t matter how how or where you draw. To enter, either upload your picture to our facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/prezzybox) or send it to us on Twitter!
We’ll be picking the lucky winners at the end of the month, so get entering!
Bee Happy, Bee Green!
Hey There Prezzybox Army!
Well, the acolades keep on coming. The good ASTRA (American Speciality Toy Retailing Association) folks across the pond have recognised our very own Bananagrams as the best Toy 2009 for 8+ year game-play!
Bananagrams is a great game and the rules are pretty straight forward. Depending on how many players you have, put all the tiles face down and take a certain number of letter for yourself from the bunch. One player shouts ‘Split’ and everyone turns their tiles over. Then its up to you to try and connect all your letter into intersecting words. You can re-arrange them as many times as you like until you have used all your tiles. Then you shout ‘Peel’. This means all players have to take one more tile from the centre bunch. This continues until all the tiles are gone. The player to connect the last tile is the winner. If you are the lucky one you shout ‘Bananas’ and the game is over… But be careful, a single spelling mistake will make you a ‘Rotten Banana!’
So get your hands on the ASTRA Best Toy for 8+ years Gameplay now. Bananagrams is available from Prezzybox for just £14.95
Hi There Prezzybox Fans!
Christmas is quickly approaching!, in fact there are only 6 more shopping weeks to go before the big day!
It’s a good thing there are so many brilliant Christmas Presents at Prezzybox! One of the newest and most interesting Christmas ideas is the Treemendous Card.
These fantastic little cards don’t just carry your messages of Christmas joy, they also come with a live sapling!
Inside the card is a Norway Spruce, Picea abies. The Norway Spruce is best known in Britain as the Christmas tree and can grow in excess of 36m! Wood from the Norway Spruce is known as deal and has many uses including roofing, house interiors and paper pulp. The leaves are needle-like, hard and prickly. The new spring growth produces foliage of a much brighter green. The cones ripen in autumn and are decorative.
Treemendous cards’ trees are grown from seed taken from sustainable sources with Forestry Commission approval. They are all grown in the UK to help avoid unnecessary shipping and indeed further environmental damage, the current crop is being grown in Scotland in preparation for the 2009 Christmas season. All of the card packaging is fully recycled and the inks used are vegetable based.
If we all sent a tree, the World would be a better place. By sending a Treemendous Card you could -
* Help the fight against global warming
* Provide natural habitat for wildlife
* Enrich our own lives as well as those of our children
Once you have received your tree, it should be removed from the card, taken from its drawstring cotton pouch and the root wrapping removed. Moisten the root ball well and re-pot it in a small container about 15cm diameter with good compost, ensuring the roots are at least 1.5 cm below the surface and the soil is well compacted. The tree should be protected from frost initially, but if afterwards you decide to let your tree fully mature, it can be planted outside either in a large pot as a deck plant or in the ground to enable full maturity.
These little cards are available in 7 adorable Christmas designs and are the perfect eco friendly Christmas gift. They’re also fantastic Secret Santa ideas coming in at under £10!
The Treemendous cards are available in a range of designs now from Prezzybox for just £7.95.
There’s definately a buzz around the offices at Prezzybox HQ. November’s here so the Christmas countdown has officially started! To help us all get in the mood, we’ve just added loads of new personalised calendar designs!
Personalised calendars have always been big hits at Prezzybox, and now there are loads more stunning photographs and cute illustrations to suit any personality.
From epic seascapes to cheeky monsters and everything in between, there’s a personalised calendar to suit any personality!
There are a whopping 16 calendars to choose from!
Romance - The perfect gift idea for any couple. help celebrate their anniversary, first Christmas, engagement etc with a calendar full of romantic images featuring their names.
Sport – Featuring 12 fantastic sporting photographs complete with the lucky recipient’s name blended seamlessly into the image. The perfect Christmas present for any sports fan!
Fat Dog Fred - Fred is an adorable puppy who loves frolicking with his ladyfriend. A great gift for any couple.
Bear Mail - These sweet teddy bears bring the perfect message of love and friendship all through the year. What better way to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
Painted Stars -12 beautiful paintings based on the signs of the zodiac await you in this calendar. Each image is beautifully printed and features your name!
Hairy Scary - You’re invited to the Monster’s Ball! A whole year of gruesome adventures starring… You!
Definitely You – HAve you ever looked at your horrorscope and thought ‘Oh Wow, that is so Totally Me!’? Well take a look at this calendar complete with a cute cartoon and loads of information about each star sign.
Baby’s Magic Moments - Baby’s first year is full of new things. Make it a special year with a calendar full of adorable baby cartoons and featuring the little one’s name!
Up the Garden Path – The perfect pressie for green-fingered folk. Who doesn’t love a wander around the garden?
Best Dad – If you’re Dad’s the best, show him how much he rules with this personalised calendar!
Best Mum - So you think you’re Mum’s brilliant? Present her with this superb calendar to show her how much you care.
Timeless Personalised Calendar - The classic personalised calendar. Complete with 12 timeless images and the name of your choice blended perfectly into the photographs.
The Beatles – The Fab Four are still inspiring musicians today. So if you’ve got a friend who’se been touched by Beatlemania, they’ll love this!
Scenic – 12 stunning landscapes from snow-capped mountains to peaceful beaches. Each one featuring the name of your choice.
Seascape - To see the ocean is to remember holidays and peaceful times away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Find that little slice of peace all year round, it’s got your name on it!
Skies – We’re all under the same sky, and isn’t it beautiful?! See your name written across the heavens and let yourself relax.
All of these calendars are available at Prezzybox for the wonderfully low price of £12.95! So get yourself over there and get your Christmas shopping sorted!