What’s In Santa’s Sleigh?: Hugg-A-Planet Review And Giveaway {Closed}

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It’s another day of What’s In Santa’s Sleigh? and today we have Hugg-A-Planet.

These are really quite cool. My daughter sleeps with them every night and we are even taking them to her school for show and tell later this week. We received a Hugg-A-Planet Earth with a Hugg-A-Moon (there is a little pocket in the Earth so you can keep them together) and Hugg-A-Planet Mars to review. I also have another set to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Honestly, these are wonderful teaching tools for your child. And quite well made, I might add. The Diva is 4 1/2 and is in love with these things! They are a bit heavy, but soft at the same time. She can already recognize our home state and the states some of our relatives live in. I can’t wait to show them to her class, they are all so eager to learn.

From Hugg-A-Planet:

The Hugg-A-Planet Product line was aboard the first Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), the Sept. 11 launch and Sept. 18th docking was flawless. This award-winning product line brings the universal appeal of these fun and educational products to earth orbit. Whether in space or back home here on planet Earth, Hugg-A-Planets are for everyone.

Often used as a simple conversation piece for some, an educational resource for teachers, and for others just for a simple embrace. Now the Hugg-A-Planet® Earth, Hugg-A-Moon™ and Hugg-A-Planet® Mars will circle the Earth for many years to come. The Hugg-A-Planets will make a full orbit around the Earth every 90 minutes on the Space Station. They will stay there for as long as the space station remains active, at least till 2016, and will orbit the Earth 5860 times every year! NASA chose the Hugg-A-Planet globes peacetoys.com as a space-based teaching tool because of their geographic accuracy and soft construction. They also can be tossed around like a ball or used as a pillow.

“Every time I think of how far we have traveled with the Hugg-A-Planet product line it puts a smile on my face,” said Robert Forenza, President and Founder of Hugg-A-Planet. Making “green toys” since 1982. Forenza is amazed to think that two of our Planets and our Moon is in space. “Now we can add astronauts to the list of people including world leaders, politicians , celebrities, and business executives who enjoy our products.”

Hugg-A-Planets were voted as one of Parents Choice Foundation “Best 25 Toys of the Past 25 Years” and “Classic Toy of the Year” by Dr. Stevanne Auerbach ( “Dr. Toy” ) who said “The Hugg-A-Planet belongs in every toy box.”

Caring adults appreciate this ideal way to start children’s geographic education. Over 600 locations are labeled on the Hugg-A-Planet, including the world’s smallest nation ( Niue ). And they offer something extra … they can be hugged. Studies have shown that the majority of our personality is formed from birth to 7 yrs old. “Imagine generations growing up hugging the world. It is incredibly rewarding”, said Forenza. “I believe that people who hug the earth encourage others to care for the earth. besides, it’s a good way of promoting global awareness, sustainability, ecological consciousness and geography.”

The Contest:

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Contest ends, Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:59 pm PST.

Winner will be chosen by random.org on December 12, 2009. Winner will have 48 hrs. to claim their prize or an alternate will be chosen.

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  1. Candy says:

    I like the Super Hugg-A-Planet Earth!

  2. Candace says:

    I like the Super Hugg-A-Planet Earth!

  3. Candy says:

    Following you via GFC 🙂

  4. Candace says:

    Following you via GFC 🙂

  5. suburban prep says:

    I have two brothers that live outside the US and I would love the Hugg America for their children so that the kids know about their heritage.

  6. DEBIJOT says:

    I like the super hugg-a-planet earth. Thanks

  7. DEBIJOT says:

    email subscriber

  8. DEBIJOT says:

    blog follower

  9. ccswch says:

    I like HuggAmerica best because my 4th grader is learning about the states in school.

  10. ccswch says:

    I'm following you on GFC.

  11. ccswch says:

    Subscribed via feedburner.

  12. Haasiegirl says:

    i like the super hug a planet earth!!! Very cool

    Charlotte loves toys like this and so do i


  13. Kim says:

    I follow and subscribe. I love the EARTH one!

  14. Kim says:

    twitter follow u – kgail11

  15. clynsg says:

    I like the USA map one.

    clynsg at yahoo.com

  16. clynsg says:

    Blog follower

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  17. Missybeez says:

    I like The Hugg A Star and I Like That All 88 constellations are labeled in English and Latin with their positions within the Milky Way.


  18. Missybeez says:

    follow you on twitter as Missybeez80


  19. mom going green says:

    I like the eath and moon, great idea!

    drhprenger at gmail dot com

  20. mom going green says:

    google follower

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  21. Grammy Mouse says:

    I think this a great toy! very educational, good for starting the young ones about the real big home they live in!
    I like the HuggAmerica , with all the states on it! A nice companion to the Hugg aPlanet!

    Gramousetails atgmailcom

  22. Grammy Mouse says:

    I follow on GFC!!

    Have to see what you are up to next!

    gramousetails atgmailcom

  23. Grammy Mouse says:

    I left a comment on WW, about you wanting to see snow…
    I have some, come get it!

    gramousetails atgmailcom

  24. mogrill says:

    I like the Hug a Planet Earth. Thanks for the chance.

  25. Kim says:

    i like the hug a star cuz it labels all the constellations. avonbaby87@gmail.com

  26. Birdson says:

    I like Hugg a Planet -Moon …cause I wanna go there someday!!!!! birdson@roadrunner.com

  27. Birdson says:

    Im an email subscriber of YOURS birdson@roadrunner.com

  28. Lo says:

    I definitely like the Earth and moon set. Thanks!

  29. Lo says:

    I follow you on Twitter (I'm @prizealert)

  30. Abby says:

    I like the US one b/c as a military family we are always trying to show our kids where their friends are moving to.

    ajcmeyer at go dot com

  31. lorides says:

    we like the hug America

  32. GrammyMouse says:

    I get your email updates…

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  33. I get your email updates…

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  34. Mia J. says:

    I like the classic hugg a planet Earth. It would be so great for my daughter to learn her geography.

  35. Deedles says:

    I love the HUGG-A STAR.

  36. bison61 says:

    I like the Hugg America the kids can learn all the states and where they live

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  37. Julie says:

    I like the Classic Hugg a Planet Earth


  38. Julie says:

    I follow your blog as jelaws5


  39. cstironkat says:

    I like Hugg America because the kids can learn about the country where we live. I can show them the states we have traveled to and where grandpa lives.

  40. dolphee says:

    the earth, moon, mars set would be great to give to my two kids.

  41. AEKZ2 says:

    I love the Super Hugg A Planet earth.


  42. The Dreamer says:

    Love the earth and moon because it's fun yet teaches!

    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

  43. The Dreamer says:

    twitter follower


    addeviant006 at gmail dot com

  44. Angela C says:

    I like the 1 Hugg-A-Planet Earth® Classic, it would be a great learning tool!

  45. angelacisco says:

    I like the 1 Hugg-A-Planet Earth® Classic, it would be a great learning tool!

  46. Angela C says:

    I am following on friend connect:)

  47. angelacisco says:

    I am following on friend connect:)

  48. Melodic Mom says:

    I like the HUGG-AMERICA the best because it teaches kids U.S. Geography.

  49. missrantsypants says:

    I like the Classic Hugg a Earth!


  50. Dispatcher_kristy says:

    I like the rattle baby hugg-a-planet with the rattle inside


  51. erin m. says:

    Following on Google Friend connect!

    i love the Earth Plush with the moon that can be stored inside.

  52. JulieMoe says:

    I like the planet earth

  53. JulieMoe says:

    I subscribe via google reader

  54. JulieMoe says:

    Follow you on twitter @juliemeagan

  55. packerfantimmy says:

    I like the HuggAmerica because I think this would make a great learning tool for my youngest son.

  56. packerfantimmy says:

    google friend-packerfantimmy

  57. packerfantimmy says:

    email subscriber-titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  58. packerfantimmy says:

    twitter follower-packerfantimmy

  59. packerfantimmy says:

    I tweeted this… http://twitter.com/packerfantimmy/status/6587040846

  60. naynays1 says:

    I like The Hugg A Star and I Like That All 88 constellations are labeled in English and Latin.

  61. Atreau says:

    I love the Super Hugg-A-Planet because it's big enough to read and everyone can see it.

  62. ShesAnAngel says:

    I love the Super Hugg A Planet the best cause it's huge and would be great for my son 😀

    I'm following you via google


  63. ShesAnAngel says:

    I'm following you via twitter



  64. my2boyz says:

    I LOVE the Super big Hugg A Planet!!! So very cute!

  65. Jinxy and Me says:

    I like The Hugg A Star because astronomy is cool!

  66. Jinxy and Me says:

    I'm following you on Twitter. (My Twitter name is @ThriftyJinxy)

  67. my2boyz says:

    Suscribe via yahoo reader

  68. my2boyz says:

    I follow you on twitter (my2boyz)

  69. my2boyz says:

    Follow you on Google Friend

  70. my2boyz says:

    commented on your Asylum Announcements 2.0

  71. Gianna says:

    HUGG-AMERICA.. It's the whole United States 🙂

  72. purango says:

    I like the Super Hugg-A-Planet-Earthbecause I want my granddaughter to learn about our Earth. This would be a great teaching tool. garrettsambo@aol.com

  73. Donna says:

    I like the super hugg-a-planet earth, and I am a follower.

  74. Donna says:

    Follow on twitter.(donnak4)

  75. Donna says:

    I subscribed to your feed.

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