Cheekeyes Wooden Toys: Review and Giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

Looking for a toy that will inspire your child’s imagination this Holiday season? Take a look at the 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio’s prestigious Platinum Winner for one of this year’s BEST preschool toys, Cheekeyes!

E-tailer Oompa Toys knew it had something very special when it introduced American families to the Cheekeyes — adorable and durable toys made from eco-friendly rubberwood. Handmade and partially painted, each of the Cheekeyes is unique; there are no two the same. From the hands of Dutch designer Rogier van Zijp emerged Arctic, African, Forest and Farm animal sets plus Dinosaurs. Animals sport a distinctive red cheek and painted eye (reflected in their name, Cheekeyes) that will endear them to children and caregivers alike. What started out as a concept for a toy company now has become an independent, new and refreshing line of wooden, artistic toys.

We were lucky enough to receive the Farm Animal Set for review by my two girls. Right off the bat, I was impressed with the quality of the toy. You can definitely tell that they are handmade with love! Lily, my almost 4 year old, grabbed the fences and trees and started to set up the scene. In no time, she had the sheep jumping the fences and horses galloping around the room. She really enjoyed the imaginative play. My youngest daughter, who is only 8 months old, loved watching her sister and occassionally stole a wooden animal to munch on! LOL!I would definitely recommend this toy for any age or gender this Christmas!

Want to win a set for your stocking? Oompa Toys has generously offered one reader their choice of Cheekeyes Wooden Toy Sets!

How to enter:

1. Visit Oompa Toys , search for “Cheekeyes” and tell me which set you would choose if you won!

Additional Entries (leave one comment per entry):

1. Blog about this giveaway.
2. Follow me on Twitter (or tweet about this giveaway).
3. Favorite me in Technorati.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on November 30th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Contest open to all U.S. residents.

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  1. I would choose the arctic animals set.

  2. micaela6955 says:

    I like the dino ones! Very cute and perfect for the little ones!

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  3. I would choose the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set.

  4. hippos toes says:

    I love Oompa toys! I would choose the African animal set. So cute!

  5. Wooden Farm Animal Set would be great.

  6. artic animals set

  7. Love the polar animals. My daughter loves penguins and whales.

  8. I like the farm animals set best. They’re all neat, though.

  9. I’d like the dinosaur set.

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  11. my son would love the dino set

  12. My son would love the African animals set

  13. Mon Petit Papillon says:

    My little one loves anything Safari, so the African animal set would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Mon Petit Papillon says:

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  15. says:

    I like the dinasour set!

  16. The Polar animals set is so sweet (All these wooden creatures are really lovely, heirloom quality toys!) My little girl would be thrilled to find them in her stocking this year!

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  17. I faved you as well! 🙂

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  18. The kids would love the Wooden Forest Animal Set from Cheekeyes.

  19. I like the forest animals.

  20. My kids would love the Farm Animals.

  21. wow thay are all realy cute and well any one would do just fine realy it would

  22. Great review!! This Wooden Dinosaur toys are looking so nice!!

  23. My kids would love the wooden Forest Animal Set. These are so nice. I love that they are made of wood.
    Thanks for this giveaway.

  24. Nuts To You! says:

    We would choose the polar set. We have some penguin lovers in our house!

  25. My little ones would insist on the African Animal Set!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  26. We would choose the forest animal set if we won!

  27. Kama @ Today's Housewife says:

    I think these would be awesome: Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes. My son would love them!!

  28. Kama @ Today's Housewife says:

    I think these would be awesome: Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes. My son would love them!!

  29. Andersoncircus says:

    I would choose the African animals set. My kids would love these!

  30. Would start with the African animal set.

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  31. My son would love the Polar animals-Thanks, these are really great toys!

  32. I would choose the dino set. They are all so great though…

  33. I woul pick the dinosaur set!

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  34. I like the African animal set beest

  35. kellyjamison77 says:

    Farm animals are for me.

  36. the farm animals.

  37. the forest animals

  38. I’d choose the dinosaurs. Too cute!

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  39. The POlar animals are really cute! LOVE em.

  40. PsychMamma says:

    The African Animals set would be a big hit here! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  41. PsychMamma says:
  42. i would pick the polar set, i love the selection of animals in that set!

  43. i requested you as a contact on twitter as well (user name : a_nn). 🙂

  44. I would love the farm animal ones.

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  45. the african animal set please.
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  46. Finleypotamus says:

    What awesome stuff. I would choose the Wooden African Animal Set for sure.

  47. I would choose the wooden farm animal set

  48. I would select the polar animals set.

  49. I tweeted too – Twitter id nafyboocs

  50. My grandson would love the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set from Cheekeyes the best.

  51. Jeff and Mandee says:

    I like the Farm animal set or the African animal set! These are great!


  52. piece of me says:

    Definitely the Forest animal Set.
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  53. Erin Tales says:

    Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set from Cheekeyes

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  54. cstironkat says:

    Holt would love the dinosaur set. Thank you.

  55. the dino set is nice

  56. My favorite thing is the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes.

  57. gahome2mom says:

    The wooden forest animals from Cheekeyes. TY

  58. wooden polar arctic animals set is my favorite!!

  59. I really like the wooden dinosaurs set. My nephew is really into dinos right now and I know he would get such a kick out of these.

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  61. I love the African Jungle Animals set!

  62. They look so happy playing with their new toys 🙂

  63. I would get the Wooden Forest Animal set.

    Thank you!

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  65. Oh how cute! I’d choose the dinosaur animal set.

  66. I like the African set because of the Elly!

  67. I would choose- Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes
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  68. judybrittle says:

    I really like the dinosaur set. My grandson would love it. Thank you!
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  69. Thrifty and Chic Mom says:

    My daughter would love the wooden polar animals

  70. tatertot374 says:

    I like the Wooden Polar Animal Set from Cheekeyes. Thank you!

  71. I would choose the farm animals for my granddaughter!
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  72. I would choose the dinosaur set for my boys

  73. I know my son would love the Dinosaur set! Thanks,

  74. Diaper Cakes Becca says:

    I’d have to go with the African animal set….my daughters have a thing about giraffes, you see.

    Great toys!!!

  75. LIDARKSIDE says:

    I would choose the farm animals.

  76. The Farm animals are cool

  77. The Cheekeyes Wooden African Animals set are best.

  78. Polar animals set

  79. I would choose farm animals.

  80. Polar Animal Set for sure…thanks!

  81. I would choose the Wooden Dinosaur Animal set.

  82. Farm animals is cute!

  83. DOODLEGIRL says:

    arctic animals set

  84. I’d choose the dinosaur animal set.

  85. I would choose the wooden African animal set for my children. Thanks for a great contest.

  86. I would love the Forest Animal Set for my son.

  87. SeahorseLady says:

    I like them all but my the Forest Animal set is my favorite.
    Thank you for the nice giveaway.

  88. I’d choose Animals of the Sea.
    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

  89. My favorite is the dinosaur set!

  90. I like the wooden dinosaur set. It would be great for my grandson.

  91. The Toddler Mindbender is cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

  92. I’d love the dinosaur set! My kids love dinosaurs!

  93. Wooden Farm Animal Set is my favorite!

  94. I’d have to go with the dinosaur set. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  95. Dinosaurs with rouge … so stinkin’ cute.

  96. I like the Polar Animal Set.

  97. I love the Dinosaur Animal Set!

  98. The Farm Animal Set.

  99. The Polar Animal set is so original and adorable. My little boy would love these. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. Jinxy and Me says:

    I would choose the farm animals!

  102. blueviolet says:

    I love the African animal set!

  103. blueviolet says:

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  104. I would love the African animal set

  105. I like the Polar animal set

  106. I like the African Animal Set.

  107. i LIKE THE Biofino: Bon Appetit Pizza

  108. I’d pick the wooden African Animal Set because my granddaughter loves the zoo and would recognize the animals.

  109. I would choose the Polar Animal Set.

    Thank you.

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  111. I love the African Animal set.

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  113. I love the the Wooden Dinosaur Animal Set 🙂

  114. If I win, I would choose the Wooden African Animal Set. It is a good start. Thanks for the contest.

  115. Farm set

  116. donna444444 says:

    I like the dinos.

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