December 03, 2009

The Coveted Gift of the Season

This is the first year my daughters have a good understanding that Christmas is important. I think for the most part they understand Santa is coming, but I'm trying to teach them about the true meaning of the holiday. Still, they like to discuss what Santa might bring them.
For the first time they have actually requested something from Santa. In years past I would just put ideas in their head. Something along the lines of "Wouldn't it be nice if Santa brought you Tinkerbell pajamas?"
This year, though, they know what they want. Pillow Pets. What is a Pillow Pet, you ask? It looks liked a stuffed animal and unfolds to a full-size pillow.
*DISCLAIMER: I am NOT being compensated by the makers of Pillow Pets to write this post. In fact, the makers of Pillow Pets probably don't know that this blog even exists. My point? I didn't receive any freebies, money, or anything else to talk about how much my girls want Pillow Pets this Christmas.
First I looked up Pillow Pets online. Roughly $20 each when you count shipping costs. Then I emailed the company to see if any stores in my area carry the animals/pillows. I'm still waiting to hear back. Then I emailed someone who loves shopping for my daughters and asked her to be on the lookout for these mysterious creatures. She actually found two: The bumblebee Sue Sue wants and the ladybug Cakes requested. But what if I bought two and never found Tortilla's unicorn or Roo's dog?
After much searching, I realized my best option was to order them online. I waited until "Black Friday," in hopes of finding a good deal. Amazon? Yeah, they're being sold for $150. I am not joking. So back to the official website I went. Sold out until Dec. 1. Then I checked the website shown on the TV commercials. Bingo. Placed my order... and then received a confirmation email telling me I'll receive my four Pillow Pets in two to four weeks. No, I'm not stressed out that they might not arrive in time. The one gift my daughters are convinced Santa will leave under the tree and I'm relying on some corporation to make that wish come true. So if by some miraculous reason someone connected with Pillow Pets is reading this blog (ha ha) then please make sure the order with the unicorn, bumblebee, dog and lady bug is shipped soon.

17 comments:

reanbean said...

I've had lots of good luck with fast shipping on goods purchased online (except for a purchase through e-bay) recently. Most orders have come in several days earlier than what was indicated on the receipt. So, I'm sending some of that good luck your way, in hopes that Santa will be able to make Sue Sue, Tortilla, Cakes, and Roo's Christmas dreams come true. Good luck!

Christina said...

My girls would love those! I'll have to find them also. I hope they make it there in time for you. :)

maryanne said...

I hope they arrive in time!

Stephanie B said...

Sending you and your four little ones my best thoughts.

Quadmama said...

I checked the website today and there's a little note saying orders placed now will be shipped for arrival by Dec. 23. That sounds promising.

Brooke said...

I've done all my shopping online this year and things seem to be coming super-fast - hopefully that bodes well for your pillow pets. Good luck!

SLColman said...

What cute toys for your girls!

Marilynne said...

Santa could leave a note and a treat telling them that the elves forgot to load them on his sleigh.

Quadmama said...

I may have to do that because I just received an email this morning saying my order is on back order... and there was no indication when it will arrive. Augh!

Stephanie B said...

That's the sort of thing that should be noted (backordering) when you first order it. Is it all the items or just some of them. You may need to find alternate sources for the others.

Stephanie B said...

Wow, it looks like you have a real problem. Do you sew?

Quadmama said...

I'm trying not to panic and will call customer service on Monday. (They're not open on weekends.)

Stephanie B said...

My daughter says they sell something similar in our mall. I'll take their shopping list with me (bumble bee, unicorn, dog, ladybug) and see what I find. No promises, but I'll try.

Quadmama said...

I had a relative who found four of them at a Hallmark, but not the ones the girls wanted. Boo. Plus I don't know if I can cancel my order... just keeping my fingers crossed for a positive call to customer service!

Stephanie B said...

Hey, I found 'em all! Contact me at stephanieebarr at earthlink.net. I'll tell you what I found, what I did and what I can do to make sure your girls get the presents they want.

Stephanie B said...

The ones you want, by the way.

Stephanie B said...

And if they backorder something so you can't get them until Christmas and didn't tell you when you ordered, you're damn right you can cancel your order.

Tell them they don't want me sicced on 'em.

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