Mamas, have you ever noticed there are very few stores capable of creating the “perfect” shopping experience for everyone in your house?
If our husbands are happy, the store is probably wall to wall tools, a place that fills them with grunting manly tool desire, while we’re filled with “my kid is going to touch something and saw off a limb” fear.
If our children are happy it’s filled with 48 million stuffed animals and brain splitting noise, well that or it’s a china shop filled with teeny, weeny trinkets just begging for little fingers to touch and SMASH.
If we’re happy there is soft playing music, pretty pastel colors and a lady named Helga who doesn’t judge us for the 12″ leg hair and chipped toenail polish – which subsequently either puts the rest of our family to sleep or leaves them ALL with pretty pink polish.
No matter which way you shake it, some days it feels like the “perfect” family shopping experience will never happen. And then you realize….it can!
One of my most favourite stores, holds all that is necessary to keep everyone in your family blissful. Through the doors of your local Chapters Indigo store there’s tool books and car magazines for the man in your life, cookbooks, romance novels (and Starbucks) for us sleep deprived Mamas and the Indigo Kids Play area to both entertain and enchant the children in tow. It’s perfectly simple, easy, fun!
Last week Bethany, Audrey and I, along with my Mom headed to our local Chapters Indigo store. The girls each had $25 dollars to spend in the Kids Section and they wasted no time in dragging us back there.
Filled with books, crafts, games and a play station, the Kids Play Area has something for every little boy and girl that has the privilege to walk through its doors. Both girls quickly spotted the Thomas the Train play table and Lego Duplo creation station and were off.
While they were excited to shop and make their purchase, without a doubt the highlight for both girls was being able to play with new toys, to create new things and to dive into their imaginations.
To top off a great trip we discovered that for the month of March ALL LEGO DUPLO is 20% off a deal that’s available both in store and online! Which thrilled Bethany to no end as more Lego was exactly what she’d been dreaming off.
If all that wasn’t sweet enough, I have better news! We’re giving one of YOU the chance to have the Perfect Shopping experience at your local Indigo (Chapters or Coles) store with your family!
Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win a $50 Indigo Gift Card (which can be used in store or online at Chapters.ca)!
This giveaway is open to Canadian Residents ONLY and while you may enter to win this prize on multiple blogs you are only eligible to win ONE prize.Disclosure: I am part of the LEGO DUPLO Play Agent Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”