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A few weeks ago I received an email from Melanie from Daisies to Dinosaurs, a home run business that makes hooks and shelves specifically tailored to children. Melanie asked if I’d like to review one of their products, and always in support of small businesses and work from home parents, I agreed.

Daisies to Dinosaurs make really cute coat hooks and shelves, suited to children’s rooms and décor (although they do have some general home ones too). They make hooks and shelves by hand and to order, and all items can be tailored to individual requirements with their ‘make your own’ service.

I asked Hayley from Singlemummy.net to review one of these for me. Being mum to a little boy, Hayley chose the football hook, as she thought her son would love it. “The range of colours to choose from was ideal, we chose red since Mummy is a Liverpool fan” said Hayley.

After selection, it took about a week to be sent out as each hook is handmade to take additional specifications into account – if you want more or less hooks, different colours or a name added, you just have to ask!

According to Hayley, the hook arrived well packaged, and is really easy to install – it took her less than five minutes.

“The hooks are great colour and the quality of the paint feels good, strong and robust,” she said. “The footballs on the item are made with what feels like funky foam. I did expect that they would be painted on or wooden and was somewhat surprised that they were foam. So far it has survived the preschoolers’ attempts at attacking it – although I’m not sure how long that will last!”

Hayley feels like this is a great product at a great price, and that it would make an ideal present. She did say, however, that the hooks were possibly a bit big for little clothes. “The hooks are somewhat large, meaning you can’t get all coat latches onto them, unless they have a hood you can hang them by instead. I think smaller hooks would probably be better.”

As per usual, you don’t have to just take our word for it, and one Diary of a First Child reader has a chance to win one of these lovely children’s hooks.

In order to win any of the hooks (all under £15.00), head on over to Daisies to Dinosaurs, choose your favourite hook, (or a choose your own option if you prefer) and then leave a comment here letting me know your choice.

Competition is open internationally, closes on 6 December and the winner will be selected randomly using Random.org.

You do not have to tweet or share this competition to enter, but doing so helps ensure that I can keep bringing you giveaways every week! You can subscribe to Diary of a First Child by RSS, email or through Google Friend Connect (see the bottom to the right). You can also follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. We hope to see you back again soon!

And the winner is: Patricia!

Thanks everyone for entering and I hope you found some lovely Christmas gifts here!

27 Comments

Daisies To Dinosaurs – A Small Business Review

  1. I would choose the train coat rack…a beautiful traditional themed rack that can be passed down generation upon generation!

  2. Can I please choose the oak and cream hooks if I won. Would suit anywhere and wouldn’t be outgrown when they get over the pink phase!

  3. I would choose the Pink and White Hearts Wooden Coat Rack – 3 Hook because it could be put in the girls room as its so pretty

  4. I’ve gone for this one, my son loves any form of transport, so this suits him down to the ground…..Transport Theme Wooden Coat Rack – 5 Hook

  5. Having two girls who share a room, the Pink and White Wooden Flower Coat 3 Hooks, would be great for hanging up their coats/bags etc!

  6. I’d choose the lilac and white flower wooden coat rack – 3 hook, mainly because it’s purple but also because it would look perfect in my daughter’s already lilac themed room!

    Lovely products!

    Hannah x

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