Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Gift Ideas -- Interactive Storybook Buddies from Hallmark (Review and Giveaway)

I have been a fan of Hallmark's line of Interactive Storybook Buddies since picking up a couple last Christmas to share with the girls, including Cooper and Abigail.  One of our favorite things to do on cold winter nights is to grab a blanket and snuggle on the couch with a few teddy bears and read a few good books.  Usually the girls will bring their Hallmark Storybook Buddies along, and we will read the accompanying books.  Even though we have read these books countless times, the girls still giggle and smile every time I say the magic word and their interactive buddies respond.

In addition to the holiday interactive storybook husky, Jingle, which was a hit last season, Hallmark has introduced Bell the Husky, to this ever growing popular storybook buddy collection.  We haven't had a chance to pick Bell up, as she has been sold out at our local Hallmark stores.  But, Savannah has added her to her wish list for Santa, and hopes to get it under the tree. :-)  Every time she sees Belle in magazines or flyers, she points her out and shows her sister, whose nickname is also "Bell"  So, I know that if Santa can find this interactive storybook plush and surprise Savannah and Arabella, it would surely make their day.  I was recently sent Jingle the Husky from Hallmark to share with the girls, and they instantly fell in love with this cute dog and his holiday story.

What I like best about the Jingle storybook buddy (and others) is how he responds not only the interactive book that comes with him at purchase, but also with a read-along CD (that also comes with Jingle at purchase), the online story time at Hallmark.com/jingle,  and with the Jingle All the Way app, in which your child can choose to have the story read to them, as they hug their Jingle doll.  Savannah loves this app, as she can have Jingle's story read to her whenever and wherever she wants.  So, if I am trying to but Arabella down for a nap, Savannah can grab the iPad, click on the Jingle All the Way app, and have Jingle interact with the story as it is read out loud to her.  :-)  In addition to the book that comes with the plush toy, you can also buy additional storybooks that Jingle and the other interactive storybook buddies will interact with - making for even more fun and story time enjoyment.

So, if you are looking for a fun and unique gift that young children will enjoy year round, why not surprise them with Jingle or any of the other Storybook Buddies from Hallmark.  These buddies make story time fun with their interactive features. And, cuddling up next to these cute plush toys is an added bonus!!


You can purchase any of the interactive storybook buddies at your local Hallmark store, in addition to other books in the series, ornament and even the Jingle movie DVD.


One lucky reader will win Jingle the Husky thanks to the folks at Hallmark. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


  1. Last year our favorite was the The Pajama Elves, each year we find a different one.

  2. I like to read Twas' The Night Before Christmas to my daughter.

  3. Right now my 3 year old's favorite is Clifford's Snow Day!