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Crazy for Cars

t182_rosie-hippo-racing-team_1If your little ones are crazy for cars, make their holiday dreams come true with this line of exclusive cars from is a top source for organic toys, wooden toys and handcrafted quality toys. All of the toys have been carefully selected by owner Kim Bloom. Kim is a mom, and the line of exclusive cars and trucks came from her son Ethan’s requests.

My son has the small Rosie Hippo Recycling Truck toy ($6). Made of natural Maple Wood in the USA, this truck is sturdy and smooth. It’s held up to a considerable amount of abuse since Kim sent it to me as a sample in August, and it still looks as good as new. The wheels are smooth, so the truck can reach a fast speed on our kitchen floor. (My previous attempt at purchasing a wooden car at a craft fair ended in failure as the car couldn’t roll quickly enough to entertain my son.)

For the holidays, I am purchasing the exclusive Rosie Hippo Racing Team Truck pictured here.  (It’s currently on sale for $38.) My son will love this truck since it has two formula one racers that ride on the back. It is made from responsibly harvested, unfinished, maple wood right here in the USA. I am confident it will be one of his favorites, and the quality materials make it heirloom-quality. When I purchase toys, I try to buy things that will last for many years and that could be passed lovingly onto another child still looking new.

It was hard to pick just one truck. Kim’s favorite is the Rosie Hippo Moving Truck, which she created at the request of her son. Ethan carts around his treasures and toys in the back of this adorable wooden truck. A Firetruck, Log Truck and School Bus complete the line.

I try to support small businesses when I shop, and Rosie Hippo is a great example of a business that cares about giving back to the local community. Rosie Hippo has given away thousands of dollars in toys this holiday season to and other charities. When you purchase your holiday gifts, please try (if your budget allows) to purchase from these small businesses.

WANT IT: Visit and use coupon code ROSIE20 to get 20% off your purchase.

WIN IT: Kim is giving one Mamanista reader a chance to win a Rosie Hippo Exclusive Wooden Truck ($44 ARV). The winner can pick between the Racing Team Truck, Moving Truck, Firetruck, Log Truck or School Bus.

  • Required Entry: Please visit and leave us a comment on this post sharing your favorite toy from their catalog (and why it is your favorite).
  • Additional Entries (up to three): You can receive up to three additional entries by linking to and/or sharing our Hottest Holiday Toys Guide (see rules at the bottom of the guide) and leaving separate comments on this post for each mode of entry.

Contest on ends December 14, 11:59 PM EST. Open to U.S. Shipping Only. Winner chosen using

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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70 Responses to "Crazy for Cars"

  1. Angela G says:

    I love the Choo Choo Train because my 3-year-old is on LOVED with trains and it would be the perfect gift for him.

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  4. Maja says:

    train table. my son needs and wants one.

  5. LaurenS says:

    I love the Recycle Truck. It looks much sturdier than the trucks we have and my kids would love the dump mechanism and steerable front tires.

  6. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like the Wooden Unit Blocks Set II (52 Pieces). I would like the Fire truck if I won.

  7. Lori Taube says:

    I love the wooden airport! I love it because my son absolutely loves airplanes. What better way to show him about them than a realistic and fun airport? And it being wood make sit even better!

  8. Bookwyrm says:

    I love the wooden refrigerator; it’s so hard to find one with door shelves and egg rack, let alone the wonderfully authentic wire rack shelves on the interior!

  9. Bookwyrm says:

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  10. Lisa says:

    I like the cute Olli Rattle, my son would enjoy playing with him and probably chewing on his hat!

  11. trixx says:

    I like the set of 3 Nepal puppets, my daughter would have lots of fun setting up puppet shows!

  12. Chrysa says:

    I like the Rainbow Arches

  13. Gianna says:

    The Town Train set because my son loves trains :)

  14. dawn says:

    I would love the Large Castle with Drawbridge also.

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