I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked aimlessly around the toy store aisles trying to find just the right birthday gift for one of my son’s friends. And just when I think I’ve found the perfect one — the price tag indicates otherwise.
Fortunately two brilliant moms, Lisa Fielding & Stefanie Katz-Rothman, started Gift Hero which not only makes spot-on recommendations for children’s gifts sorted by gender, age and price, but they sell them right there on the site.
I took it for a test drive to see what they’d come up with for my son for under $20. Even though right now the search only goes from 3-7 (he’s 9), he’d still go crazy for the Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes and Go Go America, a book by one of our all-time favorite author/illustrators, Dan Yaccarino. I also like that the ladies have personally checked out each and every item they carry from puzzles and crafts to things like CMP fave (and Safer Toy Guide Pick) Automoblox.
And, if that wasn’t great enough, Gift Hero offers up a reusable gift
tote for an extra 3 bucks as an eco-friendly alternative to gift wrap, and a charity donation option at checkout. Lisa and Stefanie truly are my heroes -Betsy