Posted on April 10, 2018
Each year we LOVE giving away our toys to the Royal Children's Hospital at the very special Oncology Unit. We basically just fill up the car with toys and drive them over. It's an honor and privilege to be involved and quite frankly the very least we can do. We know our toys will put little smiles on little faces.
Our toys are great for sitting up in bed and just playing with - if only to be distracted for short time. We just walk around and give the kids whatever they want off our trolley which they also get to keep and take home.
It really is the least we can do... and we look forward to each December.
This year we gave away 2% of our profits in TOYS and last year we gave away 1% of our profits in TOYS.
And in 2018 we have to give away 2% again..
Much love Make me Iconic
Posted on April 02, 2018
We loooooooveeeeeeeeve school holidays! It means sleep in's and pyjama' all day (like at least till midday). It means having time to play with your kids instead of rushing about for the school run - which we appreciate more now that are kids are older. It's an important time to relax and recharge - both parents and kids. And we like to catch up with friends that we have not had time to see for a while because somehow our lives have become so busy. We look out for things to do with the kids that are special and specifically on just on the school holidays. And we also have a basic list of simple stuff to do (see below).
We actually have found coloring-in really relaxing lately and they say its a great mindfulness exercise to do with little ones. If you have signed up to our Newsletter you would have receive our free iconic ice-creams download where you can color in as many ice creams as you like.... You can also download it here.
Enjoy the school holidays and relax......
Ahhhhhhh that's better.
Posted on March 11, 2018
We have lots of cute little Easter gift ideas to give instead of Choccies this year!
Toys or sequin purses last longer than a Chocolate Egg and will give you lots of play time with your little one.
Just add a few soft bunnies and you will have a great Easter theme without all the junkie chocolate.
Images by @mowgliandthebear_
Posted on March 07, 2018
Congratulations to our Emoji Puzzle giveaway winners on Facebook @makemeiconickids
Janine McM, Elaine E, Jordana H, Tegan B and Gina P - your Iconic Emoji Puzzles are on their way!
Stay tuned for more giveaways very soon. 😁
Posted on February 25, 2018
In case you have not heard yet but we just won a little industry award! Sweet! We flew up to Sydney over the weekend to receive an award from Life In Style for best toy in the Kids Toys & Games category.
Our little iconic camp fire got us through.
Thank you for such a fun night and to all the other finalist who had entered. The competition was hard with some many great entries. Thank you again.....we feel really humbled.....
Days of camping with our parents are forever ingrained in our minds, as well as a few arguments with our siblings. What we always found ourselves cooking over-and-over again is damper and boiling tea from the Billy Can. We cook the damper the old fashioned way and cook it on a stick, it’s lots of fun.
Our Aussie Camp Fire set lets you recreate these great outdoor memories - in the comfort of your own home if you don't feel like getting your fingers dirty or sleeping bags wet. And so perfectly-on-point in front of your little ones indoor tent or tepee.
We love to have pretend fun around a campfire and this camping set has all of the perfect accessories to make these memories! Our Aussie Camp Fire comes complete with tripod to hold the Billy Can and sits flawlessly above the flames & logs. Roast some felt marshmallows using your camp fire stick or try cooking a prawn and sausage. She'll
be right mate and pass me a cuppa.
This is our impression of the Aussie Camp Fire with all the nostalgia you would expect and love from a classic wooden toy. So let them open their minds to a good old fashioned Aussie camp fire.
Kumba Ya. Enjoy.
Posted on February 25, 2018
We know what's it like when you LOVE your toys (we love them too!). Sometimes we are the ones that are a bit O.C.D and we don't want our own children breaking the beautiful toys we just purchased for them - because really, "I want to play with them myself!". I was the sort-of young kid (back in the day, a long time ago) that loved stickers & erasers BUT they were not be used by anyone (including me)! I just loved collecting these things and could not bare to use them, they had to be kept in their packets (I loved the packaging too!). And even worse to this day, when my daughter uses - her - sticker books, I just cringe when they are not perfectly inside the lines! When she is not looking (or in bed) I then pull off the stickers and re-do them so they are perfect within the lines (shhhhhhhh!). Yes, that's a bit O.C.D - or obsessive compulsive disorder-ish. Not to mention when your BFF's kid comes over and wrecks all your kids toys and then (gasp) rips the paper bags for your iconic ice cream set or iconic candy jar!!!!!! (I knew I should have put them away so that kid would not find them!!!!!).
Well not to worry guys, we - sell - spare paper bags. Although we tried also to make these super durable for you with a heavy paper so they last a bit longer, paper bags just wont last forever. Soooooooooooooooo we can NOW sell you spare ones for your sets.
When we designed these toys we wanted to make them paper and - not fabric - although we did ummmmmm and arrrrrrrrrrrr about this for a long time!!! We just felt that paper bags felt more authentic for candy bags or ice cream bags and that little hand would like the feel and texture of paper over fabric that would not be stiff enough to hold the candy. So to get over those people who have kids are a bit more heavy handed or maybe you just lost your paper bags - we have extra online to buy. Yay! Phew!
And only $1 each. So stock up if you need too. Its all good.
And part of our on-going customer service, we are trying to get and sell as many spare parts as we can for our toys. But, hey they sell out fast. So please always contact us as firstname.lastname@example.org and if we don't have a spare part for you online to buy - we usually can break open a full set and sell you what you need.
Posted on February 13, 2018
Hurry! LOVE is in the air with 20% off everything (excluding items already on sale). For 24 hours only. Sale ends Thursday 15th February midnight.
Use code LOVE20 at checkout. T&C apply.
T&C's: 20% OFF SALE starts Wednesday 14th February and ends Thursday 15th February - 2018 at midnight. Items already marked *on sale* - are not included with the 20% off sale. Use code LOVE20 at checkout. NO returns or exchange on SALE items. Free delivery over $100 is also calculated after discounts are applied, so your order value must be over $100 after you have applied the discount code. Online only at www.makemeiconic.com
Posted on February 11, 2018
Don't forget our iconic candy jars *also* make the sweetest gifts for little ones - and we can't forget about them can we! Full of heart shaped wooden candy and sweet treats that little fingers enjoy playing with. I know many of my girl-friends will be treating their little ones with one of these instead of chocolates. Valentine's Day is getting bigger and bigger so why not share the LOVE at only $90 from our store at www.makemeiconic.com
These HUG ME sequin purses are also a great alternative to chocolate's on Valentine's Day too!!!! So cute and hold lots of little things. Great value at only $20 from our store at www.makemeiconic.com
Hope you have a great Valentine's Day and get a little treat!
Natasha - Make Me Iconic
Posted on February 07, 2018
Post Boxes are back in stock!
Although we always try to have the right amount of stock in, we can never predict what we are going to sell-out of. And trust me, we hate selling out just before Christmas just as much as you do! Well the good news is, stock is arriving-in soon and post boxes should be in our warehouse by the end of the week! Yay! So order now if you would like stock sent out to you...