Giveaway! Win an adorable wooden baby toy from Papa Don’s

I like to imagine Diana and Garth of Papa Don’s sitting in a snug little cabin next to a wood stove, whittling toys by hand. Their cabin looks like something out of Hansel and Gretel, with a thatched roof and gingerbread walls, protected by gigantic firs and pines. When they’ve polished up one of their hardwood toys–a wobble pull puppy, for example–a team of elves swoops it from their snug little Oregon cabin and delivers it to a deserving young child.

The amazing thing about my story is that it’s all true. I mean, maybe not the part about the gingerbread or the elves, but Diana and Garth really do live in the coastal forests of Oregon, crafting their heirloom-quality toys out of locally-harvested alder. “We make them with joy and hope that they bring countless hours of delight to the children in your life,” they say about their products.

We have always stood by the claim that wooden toys look better and last longer than the cheap plastic junk made in China and sold in Wal-mart. Often times, though, it’s hard to justify spending hundreds of dollars on the high-quality heirloom stuff. That’s another great thing about Papa Don’s: the prices aren’t outrageous. In fact, they are down-right affordable. The most expensive toy in the whole store costs only $65 (this wonderful wooden train set).

Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will have the chance to choose one of the following toys:

Lawnmower push toy ($38 value)

Tumbler floor toy ($18 value)

Baby toy assortment ($19 value)

You can enter up to three times. Here’s how:

1. Simply post a comment letting us know which toy you’d most like to win: the lawnmower toy, the tumbler, or the toy assortment.

2. Like us on Facebook or sign up for Papa Don’s newsletter. Make sure to post another comment telling us you did it.

3. Visit Papa Don’s shop and tell us what caught your eye in the comments.

Great luck!


  1. I’d be happy to receive any of these, but the lawn mower would be especially appropriate do my little guy as he learns to walk! Thanks.

  2. I don’t have any children yet, but I do have nephews and plenty of friends with children who would probably have tons of fun with the lawnmower toy!

    Or I may just keep it for myself for when we do have children (hopefully soon!) :)


  3. I like the lawnmower and from the website I noticed the hardwood train

  4. Alix Davis says:

    I would love to win the toy assortment!!

  5. Alix Davis says:

    I like you on FB

  6. Alix Davis says:

    The rainbow ring stacker is adorable on the Papa DOn site!!

  7. Amanda Rae Smith says:

    Gorgeous toys! The lawnmower is my favourite!

  8. Amanda Rae Smith says:

    I’m a facebook fan!

  9. Jill Harrod says:

    Kudos to you for your contribution to our struggling economy by making toys here in this wonderful country! My baby boy was born with severe congenital torticollis and is receiving services for several developmental delays because of it. Toys like these help to build his fine AND gross motor skills. We would LOVE to have this toy!!

  10. Jill Harrod says:

    Oops! Our favorite is the lawnmower! We like to do the lawnmower dance too! :p

  11. I’d like to win the assortment because we don’t have any toys for baby yet and I’ve been wanting some wooden ones!

  12. I signed up for the newsletter, since I already “like” you on FB.

  13. All of the Papa Don’s toys are amazing, but the Single Ring Stacker is the one that caught my eye.

  14. shelly connor says:

    I would love to win the assortment!

  15. shelly connor says:

    I just signed up for the newsletter!

  16. shelly connor says:

    I LOVE the train from their website!

  17. Lawnmower! Because my little one will be walking before I know it and have no idea how to safely entertain her…

  18. Natalia H says:

    I love the lawnmower! It is super cute and will bring lots of joy to any LO:)

  19. Natalia H says:

    I already like you on FB:)

  20. Natalia H says:

    Love the rainbow ring stacker and the doggy from the website!

  21. Looking for wooden toys for my daughter. Love the lawnmower! Thanks for the chance.

  22. We already have the lawnmower, but we have a new baby in the house and would LOVE to have the baby toy collection.

  23. I like you on facebook!

  24. So many wonderful toys on the website, but we love trains around here so the trainset caught my eye especially. I love the little removable rings and logs!

  25. I would LOVE the lawnmower push toy! And I’m so happy I found this site!

  26. I think my son would really like the lawnmower. He loves pushing all kinds of things around the house.

  27. I signed up for the newsletter.

  28. And I just love the Wobble Pull Puppy from the website and the top of this page. So cute!

  29. Would like to win the lawnmower!

    Like the Papa Don’s train set the most on their site.

    Already a “like” on Facebook. :-)

  30. I think my boys would love the lawn mower. :)

  31. I “like” you on facebook (and real life), and I now follow Papa Dons Toys. :)

  32. I LOVE the threading set….

  33. The baby toy collection would be perfect for our 5 month old!

  34. The rainbow ring stacker caught my eye on the Papa Don’s shop website.

  35. We would love the tumbler, what a fun looking toy :)

  36. I like your Facebook page :)

  37. The hard wood train set on the website is Ah Mazing! We are going to have to get that one!

  38. The lawnmower toy! We’ll soon be having a new walker at our house!

  39. We love your site! And little Ari would love that lawnmower!

  40. Also, I am a fan on Facebook!

  41. that lawnmower toy is adorable!

  42. I am expecting a grandaughter in April and would love to win the assorted baby set!!

  43. I like you on Facebook

  44. What a truly great “mom and pop” business. I love all their toys!! I can picture my grand daughter playing with them all now!!

  45. domestic diva says:

    I’d like the toy assortment.

  46. I love the rainbow stacker from the papa don site! Awesome toys.

  47. The baby toys would be perfect for our little 5-month old!

  48. Love the wobble pull puppy on their website…absolutely adorable!

  49. I like the lawn mower

  50. I “like” you on facebook!