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Toy Store Gift Card Giveaway, “Out of the Toy Box!”


I am thrilled to be hosting such a terrific giveaway today for my newest sponsor, Out of the Toy Box.  They have so many great learning and fun toys for children, you are going to just LOVE!

Out of the Toybox is offering 1 Picky Palate reader a $50 gift card to go shopping on their online toystore.  Just wait until you browse around there!  So much to choose from for your kids!

Here’s How to Enter:

1.  Follow Picky Palate on my right sidebar under “Foodie Friends.”

2.  Visit Out of the Toy Box and tell us in a comment here what your wish list is from their site.  What are your favorites, list specific toys.

3.  For a second entry, link about this giveaway on your blog and or twitter.  Leave a separate comment letting us know you’ve linked the giveaway.

4.  Contest Ends Wednesday night, 18th at midnight.  A random winner will be selected and posted on Thursday, the 19th.  Best of luck to everyone!!


Here are a few of my favorites!!







Good Luck Friends!  This is perfect timing right before Christmas to win some toys!  Can’t wait to hear what your favorites are too, there are so many!

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  1. 101
    christina s. says:

    Ooh I love everything. The woodman diy kits look cool and i always love any melissa and doug toy.

  2. 102
    Jessica says:

    I like the table top puppet theater

  3. 103
    Amber Eggli says:

    Lincoln Logs is classic. I would not only love them for my son, but for him and my husband to play with together. My husband talks about them from his childhood all the time.

  4. 104
    Tiffany says:

    My son would love their giant plush elephant. My daughter would love the Princess Elise magnetic doll set. Cute site! I am a follower of your site, too. It was private, but I switched it to public now. :o)

  5. 105
    Ashley Romig says:

    So many amazing toys! My particular favorites were the Melissa and Doug Velcro slice-able fruits, veggies and breads. I also liked the puzzles.

  6. 106
  7. 107
    Barb says:

    I had my kids help me a little with the wish list… considering they are the ones wishing for everything lately (hope Santa got there emails… anyhoo) the wish list: My son, Riley who is 3 loved the tree house, he especially wants the little boy to come with it. He said, “mom, can I play with him” sure son. Maybe he doesn’t get out enough… yikes! Then my 11 month old little girl pretty much helped my typing skills, slobberine on everything and squeeling with delight when the other kids got so excited about the toys. I pick for her the soft plush stacking rings. Then there is the 7 year old girl… Keagan, he wants the painting easel, the make your own princess puppets, and the swirl and spin art fun (I talked her into that one.. I remember loving mine as a kid) So there is the wish list. I could go on, but I am not sure how many characters I am allowed. Thanks, as always for the giveaway, and for the website. Looks like Christmas shopping just got a little easier!

  8. 108
    Stephanie says:

    I would love ANYTHING Melissa and Doug. I love their wooden puzzles and their food boxes.

  9. 109
    Lisa says:

    Love all the classic Melissa and Doug toys…those are my faves! This is a great find. Thanks!

  10. 110
    Jessica says:

    We are big fans of ALL of the Meliss and Doug wooden food sets. Although I think the kiddos may need to get the kabob set and stir-fry slicing kit to round out their play kitchen!

  11. 111
    JessicaRindy says:

    My 2 boys would love the EverEarth car ramp and the Multi-Activity Bead Maze! They’d be great for Christmas!

  12. 112
    Jessica says:

    Got you up on my twitteR:
    JessicaSBryan Check out this great give-a-way!

  13. 113
    JessicaRindy says:

    I posted a link to the giveaway on my blog! 🙂

  14. 114
    Stacie Aho says:

    So fun! My son would love the Gift Bag of Vehicles and the Construction Wooden Jigsaw puzzle.

  15. 115
    Stacie Aho says:

    I’m a follower!!

  16. 116

    I posted a copy on my blog so others can get in to game. This is a great website, with too much to chose from. But some of my favorites were… The Floor Model Puppet Theater for boys and girls, Band in a Box Musical Instrument Toys, and the Caterpillar Grasping Baby Toy.

  17. 117
    Megan Hawkins says:

    My favorite is probably the Wooden Railway Toy Train Set by Melissa & Doug. My 2 year-old son is absolutely obsessed with trains right now, and it would be perfect for him!

  18. 118
    Justine says:

    I follow you on my side bar of my blog. I LOVE coming here when I plan my menus, you have great stuff.

    I also follow from your foodie friends.

    Im so glad you posted this. There are so many thing I would love to get for my daughter from this site!

    Melissa and Doug Magnetic Activities would be a hit as well as the Laces, Latches & Locks and Slice and the Bake Cookies Pretend Food Toy Set by Melissa & Doug My daughter LOVES being in the kitchen and cooking!

  19. 119
    Rebecca says:

    My 2yr old would love the wooden Noah’s Ark playset with Animals.

  20. 120
    Delaney says:

    For my nephew, I would get the stir fry kit, kabob grill set, and/or the sandwich making set.

    They’re great!

  21. 121
    Delaney says:

    For my nephew, I would get the stir fry kit, kabob grill set, and/or the sandwich making set.

    They are very cute sets.

  22. 122
    Stacy says:

    I love the Noah’s Ark playset and the grocery store!

  23. 123
    Delaney says:

    oops, I posted a duplicate. (#120)

    Anyways, I posted this is my side bar on

  24. 124
    Kirsten says:

    I’m a first grade teacher and a bunch of the write-a-mats would be great!

  25. 125
    Jen says:

    My girls would love the castle and princess items from the “castles and pirates” section. I really like the tree house playsets too. I’ve never seen those before. I’m a big fan of the Melissa & Doug toys. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  26. 126
    Jenisa says:

    I love all of the kitchen toys, specifically the sushi set and the shopping cart. Adorable!

  27. 127
    wagmomof5 says:

    I love the Froggy kickball…the students in my class would go CRAZY for a set of these balls. Why? Because everyone would know they belong to our room!!

  28. 128
    Jenisa says:

    Here’s my blog link with the giveaway

  29. 129
    Niki O2afi says:

    I absolutely love your site! My wishlist would be Lincoln Logs & the grocery store.

  30. 130
    Jessica says:

    Love, love, love the grocery store and lemonade stand! My girls had a lemonade stand several times this summer! They would love that!!

  31. 131
    Holly says:

    These toys are awesome! I especially love the Tree houses!

  32. 132
    Christina says:

    Sign me up! 🙂

  33. 133
    Tricia says:

    All of the Melissa & Doug pretend play food is awesome!

  34. 134
    Claire says:

    I don’t know what my favorite item is but I love the Melissa and Doug toys…they are classic, educational, and fun all at the same time. I love the fruit set that you like, too!

    • 134.1
      Claire says:

      Okay…so obviously I didn’t pay attention to your “rules!” I absolutely LOVE the xylophone toy you showed but didn’t find it on my own. I really like the Melissa and Doug Noah’s Ark Shape sorter…so cute!

  35. 135
    Tracy says:

    I would love the basic skills block and educational clock. They are both just basic things, but are so fun for the kids!

  36. 136
    andrea says:

    I love the grocery store stand and all of the melissa and doug pretend food. Anything from this site would be great to have for my little girl!

  37. 137
    Danyiel Wise says:

    I loved the old-fashion toys, i would have to say my favorite was the Just Jump It EZ Step Junior Stilts. It made me want to purchase large cans and help my son make his one stilts like I has as a child. I think that they are a great way to work on large motor skills with a three year old. I will be getting him a set of these.

  38. 138
    Melissa S says:

    I follow in my reader but also joined as a follower.
    I like the games – “out of the box”

  39. 139
    Laurel says:

    I would love to get the baby Fishbowl Fill and Spill for my 8 month old. I love Melissa and Doug!

  40. 140
    Laurel says:

    Just posted on Twitter!

  41. 141
    Lili says:

    I am a follower and I love LOTS of the toys on the site! But I especially love all the kitchen stuff, so cute 🙂

  42. 142
    Tonya says:

    I am a follower now. My kids would have so much fun with all those toys. I like the EZ stepper stilts, I’m pretty sure I had those as a kid and the take along tool kit and the pirate chest. So fun!

  43. 143
    Crissie says:

    I am a Foodie Friend and just checked out the website! WOW! So many great toys it is hard to choose!! What a great website they have! My 5 year old daughter loves her “dollies” so she would love the doll cradle or the doll bed. Also, I think she would love the Tumble Tree Builders Timber Logs and has never even seen Lincoln Logs of any kind. I think she would love them and be proud of what she builds! Thanks so much!

  44. 144
    Shay says:

    i’m a fan of the picky palate that’s for sure! i’ve been following for a few months now! it was the ultimate cookie that got my attention! yum!

    Love all the melissa and doug toys. but i’m always on the look out for fun/captivating chore charts…and my girls thrive from chore charts! so the melissa & doug chore chart would be on my list as well as the noah’s arc set. but way too many things to look through!

  45. 145
    Shay says:

    i linked it!

    crossing my fingers!

  46. 146
    Carrie says:

    I would choose Bendominoes – they look fun!

  47. 147

    I love the pretend food, especially the pizza and birthday cake. That would make a lovely addition to our pretend kitchen oven and sink! The Yackle ball seems appropriate for my two boys too!

  48. 148
    Elisha says:

    Hey Jenny, I am a follower now!! I think my girls would love the wooden castle!

  49. 149
    Kassie Brock says:

    I love the craft kits and the wooden Noahs Ark set! I am also a follower of your blog!

  50. 150
    Vanessa says:

    My 3 year old son just got some Melissa & Doug pretend food, so I would add the following to his toys!

    Wooden Pots & Pans Pretend Toy Set by Melissa & Doug

    Kabob & Grill Set -Wooden Pretend Food by Melissa & Doug

    Pizza Party Wooden Pretend Play Food by Melissa & Doug

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