Fun and Environmentally Friendly Toys from Green Toys: Review and Giveaway {2011 Holiday Gift Guide}

Finding great toys for kids always makes me happy.  Knowing the toys I’ve gotten for them are made with recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials makes me even happier!

Green Toys are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. And the toys themselves…? They’re made mainly with recycled milk jugs!  Yes, recycled milk jugs, meaning the toys can be recycled later too.  Let’s face it, eventually toys will break or the kids will lose interest and it will be time to get rid of them.  Knowing I can toss them in my recycling bin makes me happy.  The less waste we create, the better! Green Toys are also made in the USA, so not only are we supporting a local company, but we are reducing green house emissions too.

Green Toys sent a few toys for my kids to review.

First, we got an adorable pink and purple Dump Truck!  My daughter can be a girly-girl at times, but being the only girl with 3 brothers, she can also be a tomboy at times.  She was so excited to have a dump truck that she could use when playing outside with her brothers, yet call her own! No worrying that her brothers will take it (they could “never play with a pink dump truck!”), and she’ll still feel a little girly playing with it.

Remember the houses I told you she and Erik were building?  Well, she used her dump truck to bring in the wood and rocks for the houses, and then when it was time to evacuate from the “storm warning”, she used her dump truck to transport the residents out of the area.

We were also sent the Flatbed with Red Race Car.  Connor is a typical boy who, even at 14 months, loves to play with toy cars, pushing them around and making the “vroom” sounds.  He enjoys using the flatbed to pull the race car around, and also enjoys lifting the flatbed and watching the car fall off the back end of it.

The final toy we were sent is the Pizza Parlor.  This fun set has 27 pieces, featuring four pizza slices that can be stacked with different toppings to personalize your pizza . The set includes 4 pizza crusts, 20 pizza toppings (4 sauce, 4 cheese, 4 sets pepperoni, 2 sets mushrooms, 2 sets onions, 1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, 1 red tomato, and 1 green tomato), pizza cutter, Pizza Parlor order forms, and pizza “delivery” box.
Another great detail to know: Each pizza ingredient is interchangeable with other Green Toys stacking play food products and fits on Green Toys kitchen sets!  It’s great to know that I can purchase other kitchen sets and know my kids can use them all together!

My kids have a blast customizing their pizzas.  My daughter enjoys taking orders and letting her brothers create the requests.  You can see her stuffed animals are patiently waiting for their orders.

Buy It: Buy these toys we reviewed online from Green Toys! Get the Pink Dump Truck for $27.99, the Flatbed with Red Race Car for $32.99, and the Pizza Parlor for $27.99.

Win It: Green Toys has generously offered one winner your Green Toy of choice from 1 of the 3 we reviewed! (Open to US only please)

To Enter: Please wait for the Rafflecopter form below to load completely, then complete the mandatory entries.  Additional entries are optional.  Be sure to click “I Did This” once you’ve completed each entry! 
This giveaway will be open until 12/26 at 12:01AM (EST). Winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email or a new winner will be chosen.

Green Toys sent me the aforementioned items free of charge to help facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. These are my honest opinions on the products. Please see my terms of use for more information. A huge thank you to Green Toys for allowing us to review these fun toys!
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  1. I would choose the Pizza Parlor.

  2. I would chose the Pink Dump Truck

  3. I'd get the flat bed with the race car.

  4. I think the Pink Dump Truck, but I love the flat bed with race car, too!

  5. I think the Pink Dump Truck, but I love the flat bed with race car, too!

  6. I would pick the Flatbed Truck with Red Race Car.

  7. i like the fire truck

  8. I would probably choose the Flatbed with Red Race Car.

  9. I would choose the flatbed with the race car for my son

  10. the Flatbed with Red Race Car for sure!
    strawberrykidssales at

  11. I'd choose the Pizza Parlor 🙂

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  12. I would pick the flated truck with race car.


  13. pink dump truck

  14. I would choose the pizza parlor.

  15. The Pink Dump Truck would be super cute for my daughter!

  16. The Pink Dump Truck would be super cute for my daughter!

  17. I would choose the Pizza Palour
    Sylvia White

  18. I would choose the cute Flatbed with Red Race for my guy.
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

  19. We would love the flat bed truck and race car, then the pizza parlor and dump truck last. All Green Toys products are great so you really can't go wrong… Here's to hoping we win!


  20. Red Race Car!

  21. I would choose the Flatbed truck & race car!

    graceink at yahoo dot com

  22. I would choose the flat bed with red race car

  23. Definitely the flatbed! My son would LOVE that! 🙂

    ayakers (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. the pink dump truck.

  25. Love the dump truck!

  26. I would love the pink dump truck!

  27. Probably the flatbed truck with racecar (it's two toys in one!)

  28. I would choose the Flatbed with Race Car. I already got the school bus for Jasper and we have a red dumptruck and the recycling truck.

  29. I'd choose the Pizza Parlor.

  30. I definitely would choose the pizza parlor! thanks for the giveaway

  31. Denise Taylor says

    I would absolutely choose the pizza parlor!

  32. I would select the pizza parlor.

  33. I would pick the Flatbed with Red Race Car.
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u (at) yahoo (dot) com

  34. I would choose the blocks!!

  35. I love the pizza parlor

  36. I'd get the pizza parlor.

  37. I would get the flat bed with red race car for my son!
    fiestyred-head @

  38. My daughter would love the Pink Dump Truck!

  39. I'd choose the Flat Bed Truck

    Vashti M
    hun423 at

  40. no question about it – the flatbed with red race car!

    cmcosman at

  41. Definitely the flat bed with the red race car! 🙂
    boomersoonermama at gmail dot com

  42. I would choose the pink dump truck.
    tvpg at aol dot com

  43. my children would love the pizza parlor

  44. I'd go with the Pink Dump Truck 🙂 ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  45. I would love the Flatbed with Red Race
    Connie G
    CGruning at aol(dot)com

  46. The pink dumptruck for my DD!!
    Dagmar B.
    sirentattoo at

  47. We'd choose the flatbed, but I love the recycling truck.

  48. I would love to win the Flatbed with Red Race Car for my son!

  49. The Flatbed with Red Race Care

    alsatia23 at hotmail dot com

  50. says

    The race car

  51. I'd pick the pizza parlor
    mearley1979 at gmail dot com

  52. I would pick the Pizza Parlor.

  53. I would love to win the Pink Dump truck!

    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

  54. I will choose the Pizza Parlor; we have it and I know it will make a wonderful gift for one of our little friends. Thank you!
    Laurie Adams,

  55. I would choose the Flat Bed with the Race Car

  56. I would choose the Flatbed with Red Race Car if I won

  57. Pink dump truck

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