Guest Author - Kris Bigalk
Who says holiday shopping for twins has to cost twice as much? Check out these retailers who offer great discounts!
If you buy one baby toy through Tiny Love's multiple birth program, you get the second free! Check out this link for more info: Tiny Love Multiple Birth Program
Burlington Coat Factory (Baby Depot)
Burlington Coat Factory’s Baby Depot department offers a special discount to multiples. You pay full price for the first item, then get 20% off an identical item, and even 30% off the third identical item. Just mention the twin discount when you check out, in case the cashier doesn’t catch that the items are identical. The Baby Depot near my house offers clothes, toys and equipment from birth to age 3 or 4. To find a store or view products, visit: www.babydepot.com
The Multiples Outlet
This store is more baby-oriented—you probably won't find much here for children over 2 or 3 years of age. But they do offer reasonable shipping and a multiples discount.http://www.multiplesoutlet.com/
This online merchant offers free shipping on orders over $50, and a cool section on toys perfect for two kids. Right now they are donating 10% of every purchase to Fetal Hope.http://twinzgear.com/index.html
You can get some amazing deals here—sometimes 70% off—but you have to keep checking back. Some things sell out very quickly, so if you want it, buy it! If you don't find anything you want, check back the next day—something new may have appeared. Overstock.com's Toy Section
Cool Stuff on Sale for the Holidays!
Here are a few of my favorite in-store and online retailers, who offer lots of toys without all the flashing lights, bells, and whistles—you know, the kind of toys that actually inspire creativity!
Prepare to visit the ultimate toy store! Check out the 25% - 50% off sale portion of the site, along with their easy to navigate "shop by age" menu. Stores are located in Minnesota and in some airports. www.creativekidstuff.com
Not just a place to buy modern furniture for your home—Ikea also offers a Children's Ikea section, with inexpensive, fun toys and room decor. With stores worldwide and an online/phone ordering system, you can usually get some cool stuff no matter where you live. Children's Ikea (US)
Discovery Channel Store
If your kids love Animal Planet or other Discovery shows, they'll love the toys at this site. Free shipping on orders over $75 at this time. http://shopping.discovery.com/