I am a part of the PBS Kids VIP program and was given credit to shop the Overstock Kid Zone.
In this house we have something I call “Birthday Burnout.” All of our birthdays are around the busiest times of the year — December and January. Mine is on December 19th.
Let’s just leave it at that.
Then comes Jesus’s birthday, which just leaves everyone knackered. After the new year we celebrate our wedding anniversary on January 7th, followed by my son’s birthday on the 16th, then my daughter on the 29th and to finish it (or start it) all off, my husband blows out his candles on February 6th.
In a way, birthdays have a become a chore, almost a burden. I’m left with zero passion to be creative on the gift giving front and I don’t want to waste time in and out of stores. Over the years we’ve learned to keep birthdays simple. I mean, we can’t really even have a party because everyone else is burnt out too. We focus on the day and give smaller, less expensive yet useful gifts which I tend to buy online for sanity’s sake.
It’s a curated shop within the site that offers hundreds of children’s products in various categories. The Kid Zone has brands such as Melissa & Doug, Kidz Delight and sections such as Games & Puzzles, Arts & Crafts, Educational. With a range of prices I was excited to see they had hundreds of options UNDER $25.
Oh thank heavens!
In the end it was bouncy balls for the soon-to-be 2 year old Lucía and a bug box and magnifying glass for the soon-to-be 6 year old Matías. BOOM BOOM, birthday shopping done aaaaaand I got free shipping.
So now you know, Overstock Kid Zone is where it’s at! And of course part of the proceeds from every sale goes to support PBS Kids’ mission of education. Otherwise, what’s the point?
Happy (online) shopping!