Sunday, November 17, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Damhorst Toys

*I received a Small Name Puzzle from Damhorst Toys for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Damhorst Toys began in 1971 when they manufactured the first ever personalized wooden name puzzle stool that was originally patterned off of a jigsaw puzzle. This family owned, American-made company wanted to give children a boost of hand eye coordination and the drive to master the proper placement of puzzle pieces. The company is now owned by Kris Damhorst and his sister Megin Cassimastis but was started by their parents Don and Carol. Between 1971 to 1998 Damhorst Toys was managed from their home and distributed into toy shops and brought to craft fairs by Carol. 


Photo Credits: Damhorst Toys 

The company moved from their home to a larger shop in 1998 and by 2004 Kris and Megin took over full time ownership of the company. The spirit of Don and Carol live on through the vision, creativity, and quality of the Damhorst Toys that are sold and distributed today. Perhaps the most wonderful thing about Damhorst Toys is that their sales are direct so when you are creating an order with Damhorst Toys you are speaking directly to Kris or Megin throughout the entire process. Damhorst Toys have two great features to their website where you can listen to Podcast episodes or read interesting blog posts that they create especially for their customers! Listen to the history of Damhorst Toys or read some fun posts pertaining to the baby industry! With Damhorst Toys you'll always find something new on their website!

When we reached out to Damhorst Toys for our gift guide, I couldn't wait to get a Name Puzzle Stool to review for Baby C; I knew he would love it! Every time we go to Alex's house it is the one toy of Little Misters that he continuously plays with over and over, and never seems to get bored with!  I chose to get Baby C's first name in primary colors knowing that this is something that he will be able to use for years to come. 


The Small Name Puzzle Stool comes in 5 pieces (the top of the stool and 4 legs), it is extremely easy to put together, the metal brackets are already screwed in to the bottom of the stool for you, all that you have to do is screw the legs in to the metal brackets, which only takes one or two minutes to do.  Once the stool is assembled it stands 9 inches high, and the top of the stool is 9 x 12 inches.  On the Small Name Puzzle Stool you can have up to 8 letters, and the Large Name Puzzle Stool you can have up to 14 letters.  The stools come in wood, black, or white, and you can choose the letters to be either primary or pastel colors.  All Name Puzzle Stool finishes are water based and non-toxic.  This is a very sturdy and well made wooden stool that your child will be able to enjoy for years and years. 


Another great option that Damhorst Toys offers is to have the bottom of the stool engraved, you can choose to have the baby's birth information, or any other saying you would like.  My kids mean the world to me, and they are my sunshine, I started singing the song You Are My Sunshine to my daughter when she was born and it would always calm her down and make her feel better, it has always had the same effect on Baby C, so I chose to put that on the bottom of Baby C's stool so that he will always have a little reminder that he is my sunshine.


The primary colors are very vibrant and eye catching, the wood is very thick (almost 2 inches) and not damaged easily, Baby C is all boy and can be a little rough on toys, so I am always looking for things that are well made and able to hold up with his sometimes rough play, he has played with this stool daily since we took it out of the box and isn't always gentle with it, and it still looks as good as it did when we opened it.


I'm sure you can tell by the smile on his face that he was so happy to have a Name Puzzle Stool of his own, he plays with this every day, whether it's just taking the letters out and trying to figure out how to put them back in, standing on the top of the stool and jumping off, or using it to reach the light switches or counters, he gets endless hours of fun.  We have also been using this to help teach him his colors and the letters in his name.


I think these stools are great and would recommend them as a gift for your son or daughter this holiday season! They are well made and something that will last your child for years, and even long enough for them to share with their children! The Name Puzzle Stool would make a great gift for any child on any occasion and is a wonderful keepsake for them as they grow.






Congrats to Jessica Haga!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 2nd. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommys Craft Obsession’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Damhorst Toys. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Damhorst Toys however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



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33 comments:

  1. my son will be receiving this present. he will love it

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  2. my son will be receiving this present. he will love it

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  3. Our two sons would get this for their play room :).

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  4. Our two sons would get this for their play room :).

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  5. If I won, I would gift this to my daughter for Christmas. She's 18mos and wants to do everything herself, so this would be great as a toy and a stool so she could reach the sink in the bathroom!

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  6. This would be for my daughter to help reach the kitchen counter!

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  7. If i won, my daughter would get this for Christmas.

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  8. It would be for my son for his 1st Christmas :)

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  9. This would be for my 1 year old son- he would love it :)

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  10. This would be for my youngest daughter. :)

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  11. This would be for my son! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

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  12. If I won it would be for my 17month old grandson

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  13. This will be under Nellie's tree, our granddaughter.

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  14. If I won It would be for my great nephew, that I call my boy, he's 5 and has been with us most of the time since he was 5 months old. thank you for this great giveaway

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  15. This would be for my grandson, Tyler. I always tell him "You are my Punkin" and he say "and Love Bug, too". I love that kid.

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  16. This will be for my great nephew :)

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  17. This would be for my son.

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  18. I would love to win this for my youngest son, our little later-in-life miracle!

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  19. I would like to win this for my youngest granddaughter, Isla.

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  20. Would love that for my daughter.

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  21. Our little man! He needs a stool to help when brushing his teeth with mommy :)

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  22. This will be for my new Granddaughter.

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