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Holiday Gifts: Little Tikes Neighborhood Market {Giveaway CLOSED}

137 Comments 15 November 2010

Little Tikes Neighborhood MarketAudrey Grace is at such a fun age right now. She is so excited about Christmas and about Santa coming to visit. As a matter of fact, just yesterday she asked if I thought that Santa would bring her a castle with monkeys in it. (A CASTLE WITH MONKEYS IN IT?!) Her imagination is expanding day by day, and I am loving every second of it, even if it does usually make me giggle a little bit.

Little Tikes came to me just as I started my search for perfect holiday gifts for Audrey Grace and offered us the opportunity to take the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market for a test drive. This toy is perfect for her active imagination – she already loves to play with the toy cash register that her Nana and Gra gave her – so this just takes the imagination to a whole new level.

The Little Tikes Neighborhood Market can be a bakery, fruit stand, or ice cream shop, depending on her whim. One of my favorite parts is the chalkboard marquee above the stand, which means we can change the name from Audrey’s Ice Cream to simply advertising the daily specials (think “Oranges – 5 cents”). A word of warning – ours did not come with chalk, so if you are thinking of buying this as one of your holiday gifts, you might want to have some chalk on hand to make sure little bakers and ice cream makers can get started right away!

The Little Tikes Neighborhood Market comes with a cash register, pretend money and a credit card, so Audrey can charge, collect, and ring items up to her little heart’s content. The front of the stand has clear sliding doors that open and shut – just like the real thing! It also came with 4 cupcakes, 3 lemons, 3 oranges, 2 bunches of bananas, 1 ice cream scooper, 2 ice cream scoops, and 2 ice cream cones to get her market up and running.

We love that the awning pulls down and then winds back up, so Audrey can “close shop” for the day, and that the whole thing is easily transportable and rolls on wheels – we can play out on the balcony on a nice day, or set up shop in her room if it’s rainy or cold.

The assembly process was a bit lengthy, so if you are waiting until midnight on Christmas Eve, you might want to give it a go a bit earlier, but otherwise I find the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market to be durable and an overall awesome toy for fun, imaginative play. It’s great for both boys and girls – the colors are neutral and the toys is just plain fun, and this would be a great surprise for any child come Christmas morning!

Win It! We have a Little Tikes Neighborhood Market to give away to one of our awesome readers. To enter, leave a comment telling me what you like about the Neighborhood Market, or why your child would love to have this as their special gift on Christmas morning! For bonus entries, you can tweet this contest out to your followers, share it on Facebook (see the buttons at the top of this post for help sharing), subscribe to my YouTube Channel, or write a blog post about this contest (worth 3 extra entries).

This contest will run from November 15, 2010 to November 25th, 2010 and will end at 11:59 pm CST. No purchase necessary to win, and a winner will be chosen at random. If the winner does not respond to emails within 72 hours of notification, then another winner will be chosen. US entries only.

Disclosure: I was sent the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market for review. This in no way affected my opinion of the product, and all thoughts expressed above are 100% mine. Check out my disclosure policy for more information.

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137 Comments so far

  1. Gianna says:

    My kids love to play with food items, kitchens etc. I think they would go nuts if they got this for Christmas :)

  2. Brittany Jerding says:

    My niece would love this! She loves pretending to cook. Thanks.

  3. kathy pease says:

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  4. kathy pease says:

    this is so cute i love all the different foods the set has any child would love this

  5. Michelle H. says:

    I want this because I know my little kids would have fun with it.

  6. Marcy Strahan says:

    I love the Neighborhood Market because they can take turns playing the cashier or the shopper & many kids can play at one time.
    I would love to win this a a present for my niece.
    She runs a daycare from her home on WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE in Missouri !
    She has 3 kids of her own & takes care of many other’s.

    I know all the kids would be thrilled to play wiht the Neighborhood Market from Little Tikes!

  7. I love that it’s a market with fresh fruits to teach good nutrition. Even ice cream is healthy too, because it contains milk, right? Would love this Neighborhood Market for my 1 year old…he might even share it with his 5 year old brother.

  8. DanV says:

    We like that it has lots of places to hold pretend food

  9. My 2 1/2 year old daughter would love this! She is in that “copy Mommy” phase where she wants to do everything I do, so she’d be able to mimic our trips to the supermarket (except the part where I pay for everything!).

  10. Oh my girls would love this! The Farmer’s Market is their favorite place to shop!

  11. Lisa G. says:

    Blogged about this giveaway. Entry 3
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  12. Lisa G. says:

    Blogged about this giveaway. Entry 2
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  13. Lisa G. says:

    Blogged about this giveaway. Entry 1
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  14. Lisa G. says:

    I subscribed to your youtube channel user lisalmg.
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  15. Lisa G. says:

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook user Lisa Garner. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=806724967
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  16. Lisa G. says:

    I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/8007871992172544
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  17. Lisa G. says:

    I love that it’s now only fun but can help little ones with their counting skills.
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  18. Chrysa says:

    My nephew loves any food-related toys. This would be a super-fun addition!

  19. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    My little girl would love playing store with it!

  20. Tracey Byram says:

    I know Liz and Tristan would have tons of fun with the Neighborhood Market because my brother and I loved the little store/market that we had as children.

  21. Alison says:

    Subscribed to your YouTube channel! :D

  22. Alison says:

    My good friend’s little boy would LOVE THIS!!

    THANK YOU! tripsma at gmail dot com

  23. Jennifer R says:

    Our kids are always wanting us to decide what we want to eat and they will make it (pretend foods) so this would be a great addition to that imaginative play.

  24. Morgan says:

    I like that it teaches creativity and also business skills!

  25. AEKZ2 says:

    I like that my children could play together with this for hours without getting bored.

  26. shawna says:

    I love that it looks sturdy and my kids would go ape over this!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I like the fact that the Market is colorful and there are a lot of accessories that come with it. Touch and feel are important in a little one’s play time.

  28. Pamela S says:

    I like that the sign can change.

  29. Jennifer M says:

    I love the display window it’s built in storage for their play food.

  30. TERRI ROBINSON says:


  31. Shanna says:

    My son would love this! He loves pretend play, and it’s so awesome theres fake money & a register!
    This would be his new favorite toy! =)

    shanna.elizabeth AT hotmail DOT com

  32. Samantha says:

    My niece would love to use the cash register!

  33. Ani says:

    I know my kids would love it because they love to play store or restaurant and it would be awesome to have that stand with all the compartments for the food.

  34. amy d says:

    my daughter loves to pretend to shop

  35. Melodic Mom says:

    My daughter would love this because whenever we go to playdates, she always plays with the plastic food!

  36. Leslie S. says:

    My 4 kids have been asking for this.My 3 yr old son is really into playing pretend now and they all play store together.Thanks!

  37. Jeni Lutz says:

    I like that it has wheels so it easy for my child to move

  38. Nick Martin says:

    My two year old and six year old daughters would both love to play with this. It’s large pieces appear easy to clean up after and couple provide hours of fun for my two lovely terrors.

  39. Paul A says:

    I liked on FB. ([email protected])

  40. Paul A says:

    I just subscribed to your channel on Youtube. (pdogg707)

  41. Paul A says:

    I love how it would enhance my niece’s imagination and looks so cute. I think she would love this so much.

  42. Dave says:

    My little nephews would have such fun with the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market. They love playing store with their toy cash register. And during the summer they can set it up n the yard and sell lemonade. Thank you for the fun give-away.

  43. Nicole D. says:

    I love that the market can be personalized by addig their name on top!

  44. Jennifer M says:

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  45. Jennifer M says:

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  46. Jennifer M says:

    I know my son would love it. He has us play store all the time and just imagine if he had it, his little store play would be brought to life.

  47. Sarah R says:

    I love this market and I know my kids would too! All day long they play pretend, grocery shopping and cooking me dinner! They have such wonderful imaginations and I don’t want them to lose that!

  48. Felicia says:

    I love this toy because all three of my kids would love it and can play with it. They love to pretend play and I know they would have so much fun with it. Little Tykes is also an awesome brand and they make great products. I like that is has wheels and can be moved from one place to another, I love the cash register and all the food that comes with it.
    felicia.431 at gmail dot com

  49. Nicolle B. says:

    My kids eyes would light up on Christmas Morning if they saw this under the tree (well near the tree). This will hold all their play food because they love to use their kitchen, but they also like going to the store. This will be a fun & safe activity for them.

    Thanks for the chance!

  50. rebecca says:

    Children learn by imitating what they see, and as we take them shopping often, they can act out this process.

  51. Jessica says:

    My four year old sister would love this because she always has an opinion on what we should buy at the grocery store!

  52. Jean D. says:

    I adore the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market because when I was little, I was fascinated with the check-out process at the grocery store. I was sure I wanted to be a grocery store cashier when I grew up. Okay, so I’m past that fantasy, but something about this play market makes me feel like a kid again.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  53. Joy F says:

    This would keep my niece and her friends busy for hours. Thanks.

  54. Misty Jenkins-Lewis says:

    I serve as guardian to my 3 and 6 year old granddaughters and I know that they would absolutely LOVE to play with the Little Tikes Neighborhood Market. Anything that doesn’t come with instructions and allows them to creatively decide how best to use it is awesome!

  55. Shannan says:

    My boys play restaurant and store constantly and they would love to have a “real” store to do business from. I love that storage is integrated into the toy and all we have to do is slide it out of the way when they’re finished!

  56. Mellissa C says:

    My son always pretends to cook and sell his play food. I know he would love this.

  57. Susan C says:

    I would love this for my 4 year old granddaughter because she loves to play “store”. She is always asking for my empty grocery boxes.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  58. Rosey says:

    I subscribed to your YouTube channel (mail4rosey).

  59. Rosey says:

    I shared the giveaway on Facebook (Sarah Smile).

  60. Rosey says:

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  61. Rosey says:

    My three-year old is an organizer through and through, and he loves to play pretend. He’d appreciate the different compartments for putting the food, he’d enjoy keeping the money sorted, and he’d like the toy because of all the fun games we would make up, centered around shopping.

  62. Jen says:

    I like that it comes with fruit and fun food but junk food.

  63. Ellie W says:

    My 2 grandsons live to pretend they are shopping. They would love this so much!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  64. sweetnana says:

    I would looooooove to win this for my 3 1/2 year old grandson. My granddaughter has one and loves it :)

  65. Laura says:


  66. Cat says:

    I love how creative this will let my nieces be. I have a four year old niece that loves to pretend to cook and make special dishes for all of our family and I know she would love to have her own little shop just like my parents have.

  67. Laura says:

    My youngest loves to play market so this would be the perfect gift for her

  68. Danielle says:

    I love any toys that encourage my boys to use their imagination and I think this is the perfect toy for that.

  69. Karen says:

    My kids would LOVE LOVE LOVE to play store with this this. What a neat toy.

  70. amy pugmire says:

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  71. amy pugmire says:

    I love that it Awning pulls down and winds up. Wheels and handle
    and that theres a Pretend cash register with play money. my daughter is obsessed with going to the grocery store. She would be in heaven with the market!

  72. Sheila Hickmon says:

    I like that both my kiddos can play with it at the same time. I also think it’s great that it would teach my kids a little about money and how stores work.

  73. lise says:

    this would be so nice to have because my daughter loves playing “store”.

  74. Arlene A says:

    This would be great for my grandson.
    It neat that it has the register and everything
    just like the store

  75. Michelle says:

    Wow – this would be perfect for my daughter who just turned 3. She has a good imagination and has been pretending to sell treats (creative roastbeef icecream, etc) from various places in the house. Now she could have a real treat stand!

  76. evelyn says:

    my kids would like this

  77. kris says:

    My kids love to play kitchen, this would be so cool!! You have great high quality stuff!!

  78. Kristi C says:

    My toddler would love this because he loves going grocery shopping with me and food is his favorite thing.

  79. Rebecca Peters says:

    My kids would love this because they pretend to play food store all the time!

  80. Tarah says:

    This would be perfect for my nieces – they love to “shop” with their toys!

  81. Laura says:

    I love that this toy can be so many different things – market, ice cream stand, etc. It really lets kids use their imagination.

  82. Katherine P says:

    I love it, the personalization, you can teach proper nutrition and stil have fun

  83. Denise B. says:

    Our daughter said she likes it, because it has accessories! :)

  84. joni taylor says:

    we love the fire truck
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  85. wow what a grate toy and whats not to love abt this ? and well i think my 3 year old would love this please ad me in thanks

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  88. I would LOVE to win this for my daughter. It would really mean a lot, especially this holiday season. Her birthday is New Years Eve, and due to the fact that I am on bedrest and we have our son due in January,making us a 1 income family, money is very tight, and we’re not able to get our kids anything for Christmas, let alone getting anything special for our daughter for her birthday. This would really make her day and would be a great Xmas/Bday gift fir her. Thanks for the chance!

  89. Tony says:

    This would be great for my nephew because he’s hitting that age where he’s really starting to pick things up a lot quicker and I think it would be great for him to start him off with math and learning about foods

  90. Stephanie V. says:

    My little boy is all about playing store right now and this would be perfect!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  91. Shannon Baas says:

    I like that it can be used in a variety of ways.

  92. McKim says:

    I like that it is a sturdy toy that can be used both inside and outside.

  93. Susan Mercer says:

    My granddaughter would love this. She plays Ice Cream store all the time and this would make it more real for her.

  94. Shanda J says:

    My children would love to have this to play store
    diamond42377 at gmail dot com

  95. nan lara says:

    i love the cash register, my son is always trying to help me pay at stores, i think he’d love this
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  96. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would much rather have this toy market than a video game for a child.

  97. nicole says:

    My kids would love this because they love to play store, especially with the cash register.

  98. Adrienne Gordon says:

    I like the cash register.

  99. That One Mom says:

    Little Tykes makes such durable stuff, I have been able to hand stuff down to my sisters’ and brother’s kids! I would love to give this to my nephews for Christmas!

  100. Pauline M says:

    I like that it’s on wheels and can easily be moved, I also like the fact that the items are larger so that my younger kids can’t accidentally swallow and that they can hold up to “chewing” from the little ones!

  101. Andrea says:

    I love how many options the neighborhood market has and that multiple children can play at the same time (as my 2 boys would)

  102. Carol says:

    My 2 year old granddaughter loves this type of thing.She is always trying to get you to “buy” something from her and loves to bake.When she goes to walmart she likes to try and help checkout.

  103. @Spotcheck26 says:

    @ErikaLehmann not just for girls anymore, my girlfriends 7 year old son wants a easy bake oven.


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