first time we are at the Toy Fair 2018

first time we are at the Toy Fair 2018

Posted on February 22, 2018

Come see us at stand MA02 - Market Alley

Its our first time we are there so very excited.

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LOVE is the air with 20% off everything SALE!

LOVE is the air with 20% off everything SALE!

Posted on February 14, 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 

 

 

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this Valentine's day don' t give chocolate, give candy!

this Valentine's day don' t give chocolate, give candy!

Posted on February 12, 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!

Cheers

Natasha - Make Me Iconic

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Post Boxes are back in stock! Yay!

Post Boxes are back in stock! Yay!

Posted on February 08, 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...

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Full T&C for the May Gibbs and Make Me Iconic competition

Full T&C for the May Gibbs and Make Me Iconic competition

Posted on January 31, 2018

 

 NOW CLOSED!

And the 5 winners are:

  1. Megan Burgoyne
  2. Jamie Williams
  3. Amanda Nightingale
  4. Rochelle Mary Jane Heaney
  5. Alicia Anderson

Please contact May Gibbs to claim your prize.

Information on how to enter and prize details form part of these terms and conditions.

Entry into this competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions of entry.

The Promoters are Merchantwise Pty Ltd (ABN 88 622 026 242) of 1/ 266 Chapel St, Prahran, VIC, 3181 Australia (“Promoter“) and Make Me Iconic Pty Ltd (ABN 82 142 387 657) (“Promoter”).

The competition will be open from 9.00AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (“AEST“) on Thursday 1st February 2018 and will continue until 11.59 PM AEST Wednesday 7th February 2018 (“Promotion Period“).

HOW TO ENTER

Entry is open to all Australian residents, who reside in Australia, other than management, employees or contractors of the Promoter and other agencies, firms or companies associated with the competition (including suppliers of prizes), and their immediate families (“Eligible Entrants“). Prizes will be awarded to guardians of any winner less than 18 years of age. To enter and be eligible to win one of the Prizes, Eligible Entrants must during the Promotion Period:

1) Follow @makemeiconic and @maygibbsofficial on Instagram AND AND @makemeiconickids and @maygibbsofficial on Facebook

2) Like the competition photo on both Make Me Iconic and May Gibbs Official Facebook and Instagram pages

3) Make a comment in the Comments section of the post on the Make Me Iconic and May Gibbs Official Facebook and Instagram pages

These three (3) tasks above will constitute one entry (“Eligible Entry”).

The Eligible Entrant acknowledges and agrees that his or her Entry will not be obscene, defamatory, libellous, threatening, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encouraging of conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, gives rise to civil liability, or violate any law.

JUDGING AND PRIZES

This is a Competition of skill and chance plays no part in the determination of the Winners with five (5) Winners awarded one each of the Prizes. Subject to the Entrant complying with these terms and conditions, the first five valid Entries selected will win one each of the Prizes.

Judging of the Prizes from all Eligible Entries received during the Promotion Period will take place within two days following the competition close date. The judging will take place at Merchantwise Pty Ltd of 1/ 266 Chapel St, Prahran, VIC, 3181 and will be conducted by a representative of the Promoter.

There will be five Prize winners selected by the judges, based on skill, and the winning entry shall receive a May Gibbs prize pack valued at up to $309.

The Prize Winners will be notified by direct message after the Prize draw and contacted via the Facebook or Instagram account used to enter the Competition.

The Prize winners names will also be published on the May Gibbs Facebook page (facebook.com/MayGibbsOfficial), the May Gibbs Instagram page (www.instagram/maygibbsofficial) and also on the May Gibbs website (www.maygibbs.org) for a period not less than 28 days.

The Prize is not transferable or exchangeable and not redeemable for cash.

All other costs associated with the Prize are the responsibility of the winner.

The Promoter shall not be liable for any Prize that may be lost, stolen, forged, damaged or tampered with in any way before it reaches the winner. The Promoter reserves the right to supply an alternative prize of equal or greater monetary value at the Promoter’s absolute discretion.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of a Prize.

GENERAL

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries not received for any reason during the Promotion Period. Entries will be deemed to be accepted at the time of receipt by the Promoter and not at the time of transmission. No responsibility will be taken for lost, late or misdirected entries. The Promoter is not responsible for technical difficulties with the entry mechanism and does not warrant that the entry mechanism will be available at all times.

Incomplete, illegible and incorrect entries or entries containing offensive or defamatory comments, or which breach any law or infringe any third party rights, including intellectual property rights, are not eligible to win.

If, for any reason, the Competition is not capable of running as planned, including due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failure or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter, which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness or integrity or proper conduct of this Competition, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to take any action that may be available, subject to State and Territory regulations.

Any cost associated with entering this Competition and/or accessing the May Gibbs and Make Iconic Facebook pages and the May Gibbs and Make Me Iconic Instagram pages is the Entrant’s responsibility and is dependent on the Internet or Mobile service provider used. The use of any automated software or any other mechanical or electronic means that allows an entrant to automatically enter repeatedly is prohibited and will render all entries submitted by that entrant invalid.

Any Entrant who, in the opinion of the Promoter, tampers or interferes with the entry mechanism in any way, or who does not properly comply with the entry process, will be ineligible to win.

The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify entries in the event of non-compliance with these terms and conditions of entry. In the event there is a dispute concerning the conduct of the Competition, the decision of the Promoter is final and binding on each entrant and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entries will be the property of the Promoter. The Promoter may disclose users personal information to its contractors and agents to assist in conducting this offer or communicating with users. By submitting their details, the entrant consents to the storage of their personal information on the Promoter’s database and the Promoter may use this information for future promotional and marketing purposes regarding the Promoter’s products including contacting the user via electronic messaging. The Promoter is bound by the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988. Entrants can request access to the personal information the Promoter holds about them by contacting the Promoter at the address above.

This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. Users understand that they are providing their information to the Promoter and not to Facebook and Instagram. The information an entrant provides will only be used for the purposes outlined in these Terms and Conditions. Any questions, comments or complaints about this Competition must be directed to the Promoter and not to Facebook or Instagram. Facebook and Instagram will not be liable for any loss or damage or personal injury, which is suffered or sustained by an entrant, as a result of participating in the Competition (including taking/use of an offer except for any liability, which cannot be excluded by law.

To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss) or personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with this Competition.

Each Eligible Entrant confirms and warrants that they have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and hereby indemnifies the Promoter from and against any and all costs and damages incurred as a result of any breach of these Terms and Conditions.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any tax liabilities that may arise from winning a Prize.

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make Australia Day simple and just eat ice cream

make Australia Day simple and just eat ice cream

Posted on January 23, 2018

We love Australia Day as it simply gives us another day to enjoy as a family before the kids go back to school. We try to not to overthink it and plan anything fancy. So we say,  take it easy and just do simple stuff on Australia Day this year and we listed a few ideas for you.
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we are eating some cake now and sending orders out in Jan 2018
our biggest ever BIRTHDAY sale with 30% OFF

our biggest ever BIRTHDAY sale with 30% OFF

Posted on December 15, 2017

Our biggest EVER Birthday SALE starts today with a massive 30% OFF. Prices are marked and you don't need a checkout code this time - we wanted to make your life easy this time! This is our last sale for the year and we won't be doing a Boxing Day Sale. Discount does not include items already on sale or NEW stock that has just arrived in.

Delivery before Christmas is not guaranteed.

Hurry get in quick while stock lasts...

 

 

 

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please don't add water to our wooden toys like our tea set

please don't add water to our wooden toys like our tea set

Posted on December 12, 2017

We love our iconic tea set and it's ones of our favorite creations. There is soooooooooooooooooooo much fun to be had playing with this tea set and the cute little sugar cubes. Tea parties always lift our mood.  We love drinking up a pretend almond chai or a skinny mocha latte. Mmmmmmmm yum ( wish it was the real thing).  There once was a time when we didn't order a skinny chai latte or a soy flat white. Coffee or tea was it. We actually prefer a really really really milky tea with lots of sugar or just a regular chai latte. Today's 3-year old Barista's will grow up with all the new cafe lingo.

But it's important to note that all our wood toys are just for pretend play only. They are made of wood and although they are quite solid they are also quite delicate. We thought we might write something here on our blog post about water and wood toys and how in-fact they are not a good combination. We had one customer quite disappointed that when her child used water in their wooden tea set it began to split and the beautiful varnish peel off. And this will happen if you add water to the tea set!  I have tested this myself and shown a few images below for you. A good little trick I used to do with my kids was make it clear to them - which are the in-door toys and which are the out-door toys. The ones outside tended to get trashed a bit more and chucked in and out of the cubby house & sand pit, but the ones inside we took more care of which is a great lesson for kids to learn.

All of our packaging says for *Pretend Play* and we have also now added a little warning on the description on our webpage for all wooden toys. Next time we make more tea sets and print more boxes we will also add this to the box packaging for your guys.

 

We also write on our packaging:

- Paint may fade with natural wear.

- Wipe clean with a damp cloth, do not use detergents (now this does mean wash them in the sink with water! LOL).

and always and of course,

- Children must be supervised at all times as some parts are a potential choking hazard. Take care not to swallow small parts by mistake.

ALL of our toys are toy tested to Australian and NZ toy standards. We even are over cautious  and even made our sugar cubes on this tea set bigger than the standard just to make sure they not a choking hazard. 

So if you want a tea set that can be used for water play we suggest you use a plastic tea set and not a wooden one. Even a - tin - tea set used with water might rust with time and use. But our iconic tea set is perfect for pretend play and perfect for indoors and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Back in stock for Christmas and online now!

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Australian Post - cut off dates

Australian Post - cut off dates

Posted on December 06, 2017

Please note that deliveries to some remote areas may take longer to arrive.

Orders can still be made after these dates and we will be working hard to                            send them out, however we can't guarantee that they will arrive before Christmas.

 

 

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We now have After Pay! Yay!

We now have After Pay! Yay!

Posted on November 08, 2017

 

Now available online with us at Make Me Iconic.

Shop now, play now and pay later! Just in time for Christmas!

Shopping with us just got a whole lot easier. 

  • HAVE IT NOW get your Make Me Iconic items delivered now.
  • PAY LATER pay in four fortnightly payments.
  • INTEREST FREE you won't be charged any extra if you pay on time.

Simply select Afterpay as your payment method during checkout.
All you need is to have an Australian payment card, be over 18 years of age and live in Australia. Super easy guys......

 

 

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we LOVE worn in wooden toys, it means they have been LOVED

we LOVE worn in wooden toys, it means they have been LOVED

Posted on September 27, 2017

We LOVE our wooden toys to be worn in. Yes, that's right, your read this correctly. The more scratched, the more dented means the more they have been loved by little hands and hearts. To us it shows LOVE, it shows dedication, it shows it has been played with over and over again. Which must mean its a toy favorite!

I have gathered some pictures showing examples of our iconic post boxes letters from our household. You can see all the edges are scratched, paint is worn-in but its still perfectible usable.The post box letters still do their job. They still get posted. They still get loved. They are just not perfect or brand spanking new. This is the nature of wooden toys, to get worn in a little. So don't be afraid. And besides, we don't like perfection.

Wooden toys are also among the easiest as well as the most enjoyable to repair. There are various methods of fixing them from simple glue to custom building parts.

You gotta remember too that wooden toys are not one single piece of plastic that has been spit out of a factory machine. They are many pieces of wood, carefully put together to hide wooden nails or joints so you have a smooth finish. So that might mean there are some weak points that might actually break off. Of course it totally depends on the child playing with the wooden toy! Some kids are just a bit more heavy handed. I have a had a iconic tram floating around my house for 6 years and all my boys loved playing it until one day a friend (not mentioning names here!) decides to sit on it and ride it in the garden and throw it down the slide and of course a wheel broke off. It was easy to fix. 

We don't like putting things in a land-fill either. And somehow wooden toys just last the distance better and stand the test of time! Wooden toys are always the preferred favorite over plastic in our house. Don't get me wrong, we do have plastic toys, they are hard to avoid and we have a little Shopkin's addicted child over here!

Wooden toys may seem a little more expensive at the time but a better investment for us in the end. They just don t seem to date or go our of style and not a trend or a fast fad. I can't tell you how many different phase's my kids have gone through over the years and one things for sure is that they have not lasted, from Pokemon to Fidget Spinners - wooden toys just seem to last the distance in our books.

There is just something a little more traditional and charming about wooden toys that we LOVE. And something that brings us back to our own childhood memories or just simple play. We have even kept a lot of our wooden toys that our boys have played with over the years (ahhhhh they are all grown up now) and put them in attic for save keeping. Exactly as they are, all worn in and played with. And we hope that when our kids are all grown-up and maybe have kids of their own one day; we want to bring out their worn-in iconic tram or iconic post box - and say "here go babes, this was yours when you were young and looked how much you loved it". It will probably have that retro-vintage feel that we all love and bring back memories of the time when they were a kid too...

So don't be afraid. Let them play and let them love their toys.

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