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Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in Life, Play | 131 comments

Hughes & Hughes Giveaway!

Hughes & Hughes Giveaway!

Christmas is coming early here at – and not just because we’ve had our Christmas tree up since last week!

To get you in the holiday spirit, I have a fantastic giveaway sponsored by Hughes & Hughes Booksellers. Hughes & Hughes stores are located in St. Stephen’s Green, Santry, Swords, Dundrum, Jervis Street, and Ennis. They stock a great selection of children’s books. In fact, it was in a Hughes & Hughes store that we picked up our current Christmas favourite Santa is coming to Dublin. Hughes & Hughes stores are more than just bookstores though. They stock a wide range of educational and fun toys as well, including James Galt & Co., Melissa & Doug, and Orchard Toys.

For this week’s giveaway, Hughes & Hughes have put together a hamper of toys and books. One lucky reader will win:

  • Blizzard Bear
  • Adam Saves Christmas
  • That’s Not My Teddy
  • Peter Rabbits Nursery Rhyme Time
  • My Hand Print Kit

The Hughes & Hughes Hamper


The winner

The competition runs from Sunday December 4, 2011 until 6pm GMT on Sunday December 11, 2011.

You must leave a separate comment below for each entry that you make to be entered.

A winner will be chosen on Sunday December 11, 2011 using, and will be announced here on

Winners have two weeks to contact me at Lisa[at] to claim their prize. If a prize is unclaimed after two weeks, a new winner will be drawn.

The winner’s contact details will be provided to Hughes & Hughes, so that prize delivery can be arranged.

Competition is open to Republic of Ireland residents only.

The prize is non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other equivalent.


I did not receive any payment or compensation for running this giveaway and writing this post. My opinions are entirely my own, and I always try my best to give an honest and unbiased report.


  1. Love to win that hamper for my 2 year old and 8 month old

  2. count me in, would be a lovely gift 🙂

  3. liked H&H on facebook too 

  4. Hoping I win… I have a 16month old who loves books and Teddies 😀 great prize

  5. Great prize.  I think my little lady would love it.

  6. Our favorite bookstore in Ennis. Great staff, great children’s area and a good cuppa at the back of the store!

  7. Great post and prize. Would love to win as Nathan loves books and also I always want to give some books for Christmas and haven’t got any yet. Finers crossed 🙂

  8. Following on twitter!

  9. Such a lovely prize just before Christmas for any little person my littlest Farmer would love the teddy 🙂

  10. Great prize. I think the little miss here would love it.

  11. Oooooh, extra santa pressies would be lovely!

  12. Please enter me and ive liked u and hughes and hughes on facebook and twitter. Lovely prize

  13. Lovely prize and I’ve got an Adam here

  14. What a great early Christmas present!

  15. Also, I like Hughes and Hughes and on Facebook:)

  16. Lovely prize, would love to win, love reading to the 20mth old in my life.

  17. which nephew would get the hamper? – they’d have to fight for it!

  18. I like Hughes and Hughes on Facebook and am following on twitter.  I also like and am also following on twitter!

  19. Oh Id love this prize so much for my son!

  20. my nephew would adore that hamper

  21. Have liked and followed Hughes and Hughes

  22. Following Hughes on twitter now from @bishop_nic

  23. Following you on twitter from @bishop_nic

  24. That’s the cutest prize. That teddy is fab. My kids would love that, both under 4 years old. Perfect for Christmas.

  25. What a lovely prize! Would love to win this, Fab!

  26. Thanks for another great giveaway!! Count me & Little M in please : )

  27. Like on FB & Twitter : )

  28. Like Hughes & Hughes on twitter : )

  29. I love the Blizzard Bear!

  30. Great Competition and it would be so lovely to win.

    Best wishes and here’s a hoping

  31. Great prize.would love to be entered please.

  32. I have liked Hughes & Hughes on fb.

  33. Following now! We are big Hughes&Hughes fans, weekly regulars in Dundrum.

  34. Aw i would love this, such a cool prize 🙂

  35. would love to win something this time of year, Especially if it’s hamper from Hughes&Hughes! Brilliant idea to keep the spirit going!!

  36. would just love this

  37. Would love to win – especially the Peter Rabbit – he was my favourite growing up .. trying to get my own lot to like him!!

  38. Awesome prize! great site! throw my name in the hat please

  39. Nice hamper

  40. What a fantastic prize and just in time for xmas – please include me 🙂
    thanks xxx

  41. love to win this hamper sooo much

  42. liked on face book already and liked  hughes & hughes tooo

  43. Lovely present. My daughter loves the ‘That’s Not My’ series, but she doesn’t have the Teddy one.

  44. wow have 4 kiddies here who would really love this prize <3 xxx

  45. my niece would love this prize

  46. what a great comp think it’s so important to get kids books for Christmas. When I was growing up I remember having my head stuck in books all during the Christmas holidays. I hope my kids will have the same love of books that I do

  47. already a fan of hughes and hughes on facebook it’s a great page to follow!

  48. following you on twitter from @elderflowerfizz

  49. love it for my little girl

  50. love to win this hamper for my  daughter who will be 2 on 11 dec . it would nice bday present for her

  51. my 2 year old would just love this pretty hamper !

  52. I love Hughes and Hughes, and would just love this hamper!

  53. great pize

  54. My son Adam, would love this

  55. Ive liked Hughes and hughes im at Ellen Bow

  56. I would love to be entered into the draw for the hamper please!

  57. teddy is sooooo cute!

  58. liked your facebook page 🙂

  59. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most
    accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.Charles W. Eliot. And the best thing is you can pass them on when the kids are finished.

  60. Please count me in, i have 2 young girls who would be thrilled to win. I have liked and following as instructed @cunninsuu

  61. Perfect pressies for my little nieces and nephews! 

  62. Count me in please 🙂

  63. Fabulous hamper competition.  Would love to win this for my son who loves books.

  64. What a fantastic prize.  My son reads constantly so this would be a brilliant gift for him.

  65. What a lovely prize! I’d love that for my two little girls!

  66. Children love surprises and reading from a young age will lead into a lifetime reading many fine books

  67. I have liked Hughes & Hughes and follow @Mamadotie on Twitter

  68. A gorgeous prize, Peter Rabbit lovely memories!

  69. Love this please enter me 🙂

  70. Beautiful hamper.  Please put my name in the hat.

  71. For the last five years, i’ve brought my two little girls to see your tree.

  72. Would love to win that hamper for my two boys

  73. Hi, lovely lovely prize, would love this for my smallie!!

  74. Would love that hamper for the 3 year old. We love books here!

  75. Lovely prize!

  76. Would love to win, fingers crossed!

  77. My little nephew would  love that hamper. He loves books already and he’s only 2. 

  78. amazing prize…you can never have enough book for kids to read

  79. oh!!! what a prize

  80. Would love to win this hamper. Both my girls love books. And I have to say you can’t beat books as a top present at Christmas. 

  81. Have liked hughes & hughes and on Facebook also

  82. our first bun is still in the oven but looking forward to loads of bedtime stories..

  83. My 6YO boy would love this.

  84. Would be a great gift for my daughter.

  85. Great giveaway xx My two darlings would love it..

  86. Liking Hughes & Hughes facebook.

  87. Already liking on facebook x

  88. What a fabulous present for a child. Would love to win!

  89. Love books – think they are great for Christmas

  90. Im in to win 😀

  91. Great prize

  92. Liked Hughes and Hughes on facebook

  93. Liked too!

  94. I have 4 little ones under 5 yrs old who’d love this!!

  95. I follow you on twitter & like you on FB 🙂

  96. I also like Hughes & hughes on FB & follow them on twitter !!

  97. Great prize!

  98. I have liked H&H on FB.

  99. I have liked H&H on FB.

  100. Liked H&H on FB.

  101. What a brilliant prize! Pick me pick me!

  102. Like you on FB. Sorry for repeat comments, having trouble submitting them.

  103. great prize, could see the kids cuddling up to Blizzard bear on a cold night, whilst im reading them a story.

  104. Great prize for a couple of kids I know!

  105. love to win this 

  106. following hughes books on twitter @yummymumm299 x

  107. That’s a lovely prize. Would be perfect for my god-daughter 🙂

  108. Have ‘Liked’ Hughes & Huges on Facebook too

  109. Have ‘Liked’ on Facebook also

  110. Count me in too

  111. This would be lovely for my 4 and 2 year olds.  We’re trying to get them to love books and make sure we read to them every night.  Going to the library is a real treat for them.

  112. That would go down very well in this house!

  113. Lovely prize, count me in

  114. I’d Love to win this for my daughter, she just loves books

  115. liked Hughes & Hughes on facebook

  116. great prize my 3 yr old really getting into books now.

  117. ooohhh my little niece would just love this 🙂

  118. That hamper looks so cute!

  119. Fantastic Christmas gift

  120. Would be a lovely present

  121. fantastic competition. I’ve liked Hughes & Hughes on FB and following on Twitter.
    I’ve liked on FB and following on Twitter as well.
    My FB name is Marion Bruton and my twitter name is : senoritamarita

  122. liked hughes_books on twitter

  123. Not only would this be a christmas gift to my kids, it would be a birthday gift to my soon to be 5 year old on 21st December and my soon to be 3 year old on 28th December. My soon to be 3 year old is a book worm, he has special needs and loves to loose himself in a good book.


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