NOW CLOSED! Giveaway: Kimochis-Toys with Feelings Inside!

11:14 AM Posted by Centsible Mommy


Giveaway winner-#71 miriama. Congratulations, miriama!

Kimochi pronounced (key-mo-chee) means feelings in Japanese, and kimochis (feelings) are what you'll find inside every adorable Kimochi character! The kimochis/feelings are small stuffed pillows with a feeling printed on one side and a corresponding facial expression on the other that fit inside the Kimochi plush character. Each Kimochi character comes with 3 kimochis that coordinate with the characters personality and also come with a How to Kimochis Feel Guide!

Kimochis were designed to help children get in touch and better understand their feelings, which is sometimes hard for children. With the use of these adorable Kimochi characters while playing and using puppetry, children can feel safe to explore their feelings and grasp them. Through the use of these fun characters, children can build their self esteem and confidence as they learn to understand their feelings or kimochis one at a time!


picture of some of the kimochis found inside the Kimochi characters -additional packs can be purchased


Kimochis come in several unique and adorable characters, each with their very own distinct personality, along with a set of three unique kimochis inside. Parents can choose the character that most matches their child's personality and/or the the character that matches the feelings their child is currently struggling to understand!



The Kimochi character I was sent for my son was Bug. Bug, a super cute caterpillar who although intelligent, thoughtful, and has secret dreams of flying is often cautious about change, and meeting new people. Bug also lives in a Manzanita Tree and plays the mandolin. This is just a little bit about Bug; Bug has more dynamics to his personality. Bug also has hidden wings and transforms from a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly!

Within moments of playing with Bug, the door to communication was opened, as my 4 year old son ,whom is often shy and apprehensive about new people and places, and I were discussing his feelings, sharing stories, and playing with Bug, who by the end of our conversation had sprouted his hidden wings! I feel Kimochis are not only great for kids because they are cute and fun to play with, but also a beneficial tool for both the child and his/her parents to discuss a child's feelings and help your child better grasp theor feelings which leads to confidence and self esteem.

Bug is just one of The Kimochis you'll find in the Kimochi family. Click here to meet the others! Also, if you see a Kimochi your child will love...don't forget to use the coupon code "KimochiFF1" for 20% off through December 15th at checkout!

The Giveaway-Prize Package!


Which Kimochi would your child love? Guess what? We are giving away a Kimochi character (reader's choice) to one lucky reader courtesy of Kimochis.com

How to enter.
Click over to http://www.kimochis.com/, enter the shop, look over the Kimochi characters and then come back here and leave a comment or email me and tell me which character was your favorite and would be a good match for your child. If you email your entry please use "Kimochi" as your subject line. For those who leave an entry, please include valid email address, as the winner will be notified by email!

One lucky winner will be randomly drawn to win aa Kimochi of their choice courtesy of Kimochis.com! Deadline for entry is Thursday, December 11th at 11:59 PM. Winner will be announced December 12th! Winner will have 72 hours to claim prize once notified. In the event a winner does not cliam a prize within 72 hours a alternate winner will be drawn.


As always, you can gain some extra entries by:
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Good Luck everyone!
Jamie




134 guests said:

  1. Vicky H. said...

    Oh my goodness~ I personally adore the Cloud Box kimochi. It'd be a struggle, but I'd end up giving this to my God-daughter. The feelings inside the Cloud Box seem like they'd suit her.

    lilnamekangelivy[at]aol[dot]com

  2. Estelle said...

    I like Huggtopus. I can really see the similarities between her and my daughter. She can be overbearing and needs to learn about boundaries, but she also has a big heart, just like my daughter!

  3. silverbele said...

    I like the toys and Cloud Box Kimochi is great

  4. janehixon said...

    Most definitely Cloud! What a wonderful gift!

  5. Tessy said...

    The Bug Box would be perfect for my neice!

    Tessy409@yahoo.com

  6. Melanie said...

    My little one is into bugs right now so I would definately do the bug one!

    melaniejackson2003 at yahoo dot com

  7. Dree said...

    I like the Kimochi Bug Box.

  8. Anonymous said...

    love the kimochi cloud box it reminds me of myself and my 3 girls,happy ,mad and sad perfect...

  9. Annie said...

    I just ADORE Huggtopus! I have a grandchild that needs a constant hugging companion!

    She needs a little bit of extra security/comfort and Huggtopus looks like he/she would give that to her!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  10. Annie said...

    I have subscribed via email!

    Thanks

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

  11. Stephanie said...

    Bug fits my little boy's personality to a T!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  12. nobluefood said...

    Huggtopus for my grandson!!

  13. reb said...

    I like the sleepy one. That is how i feel now.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

  14. one frugal lady said...

    Just when I think that you already found the cutest thing you go and find something like that! I just love these and think they would be great for teaching feelings! I would say that the huggtopus is my favorite! too cute!

  15. Hil'Lesha said...

    I love the Kimochi Cloud Box.

    lilacbutterfly [at] earthlink.net

  16. Whitney said...

    My Bristol absolutely loves bugs, so I'd have to go with Bug! His description reminds me of her, too :) She's thoughtful and loves honey!

    Whitney
    sawyerskate@cox.net

  17. tutugirl said...

    Kimochi Huggtopus would be perfect for my daughter. She is just a hugging kind of girl.

  18. elaine said...

    One of my nephews is autistic and I think this toy would be a help for him in expressing his feelings-I would choose the Kimochi Bug for him!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

  19. Jenn S. said...

    Huggtopus would be a perfect match for my daughter.

  20. Sandy said...

    the dove is adorable...but I would say cloud or bugs- Bugs would be first

  21. thao said...

    My fav has to be Cloud Box. It's absolutely adorable!

  22. chromiumman said...

    the bug box would be perfect

  23. Shannon said...

    I like the huggtopus ones.

  24. cstironkat said...

    The Kimochi Huggtopus Box is our favorite. We are a family of huggers so this would be perfect.

  25. jenny said...

    i think thay all are realy cute but the one that looks like a lady bug has got my eye thanks

  26. gonzo40 said...

    Kimochi Bug Box is a joy

  27. Super Blogger Girl! said...

    I like huggs the best, my son will love him!!!

    jennifer.lleras@gmail.com

  28. Kingston's Mom said...

    Huggs is WAY too cute!!! Great toys.

  29. 1agordon said...

    I like Cloud

  30. Randi said...

    I like Huggtopus. My son would get a kick out of him. I will be posting about the giveaway on my blog as well as putting a fun photo back here. :)

  31. Jeff and Mandee said...

    My daughter would like Bug the best but huggtopus is pretty cute too!

    mandee220(at)aol(dot)com

  32. Jeff and Mandee said...

    I subscribe via e-mail!

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  33. itsahumanzoo said...

    I definitely think that the Huggtopus would be a good match for my son. He is a very happy and friendly child who loves everyone! And he definitely needs to learn about boundaries. At 2 years old, people pass it off as cute, but as they get older it starts becoming overbearing. But he means well! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Angela
    itsahumanzoo(at)gmail(dot)com

  34. itsahumanzoo said...

    I am subscribed via email!

  35. kerri69 said...

    I would choose the cloud box My daughter would connect with this one the most and I love the extra feelings bag also I like the catipillar one for me i am always afraid of change I would use it as a constant reminder thanks for the giveaway

  36. Shelley said...

    I would like the cat Kimochi. So darn cute...shy and so is the child I would be giving it to.

    Thanks for sharing.

    tskrush (at) cox (dot) net

  37. idahomom said...

    My son would love the bug.

  38. Nad said...

    The octopus would be great for my daughter who is a happy child, but needs to learn about boundaries.

    treflea4 at gmail dot com

  39. Mary512 said...

    I like the cloud, but I think my daughter would like the bug. Great giveaway, thanks!

  40. windycindy said...

    These are the cutest toys that I have seen in awhile! How helpful these dolls would be in the LD/BD class that I work in! I could also let my family know what kind of mood I am in. My favorite Kimochi is the "Cloud!" The peek-a-boo box they come in is a very clever idea. Please enter my name in your drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  41. windycindy said...

    I am a subscriber to your site!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  42. oona said...

    The Cloud Kimochi seems like a good match for my little girl who can be very intense-happy or mad! I also love the Cat which will be available soon, such sweet toys with a good message!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

  43. mverno said...

    the bug box reminds me of my son

  44. Hollie said...

    I really like Huggtopus, but after reading Bug I think that would be perfect for my son.

    hedwards25 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  45. Peggy said...

    Kimochi Huggtopus is so cute but so is the Bug. Both are so cute . I am going to buy one because they are so cute and would make the perfect xmas present. Its great for kids who don't know really know feelings but will with these fabulous Kimochi
    Great giveaway!

  46. Peggy said...

    I subscribe

  47. Cherie J said...

    I love the Cloud Box Kinochi. Sounds like it can be moody like my little girl yet so darn cute like she is. Thanks for the chance to win one.

    cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

  48. danosor said...

    I am a subscriber

  49. beartifix@aol.com said...

    How adorable! I love all three. But I guess I'd pick Cloud. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. vboackle said...

    huggtopus for my grandson.

  51. Discount Bento Mama said...

    I love the Kimochi Bug Box. It is so perfect for my niece. I love ladybugs and the Bug Box would suit her so well.

  52. Discount Bento Mama said...

    I am a subscriber.

  53. zoe hunter said...

    Cute! We love:

    Description

    Bug is a Caterpillar that is afraid of change. He is thoughtful, extremely cautious and has secret dreams of flying.

    The Bug ...adorable..thanks for the contest.

  54. zoe hunter said...

    I have your banner on my blog :)

  55. zoe hunter said...

    I am an email subscriber.

  56. Jen said...

    They are all so cute! I think it would be a tossup between the one you pictured (the Kimochi Bug Box) and the Kimochi Huggtopus Box. I think my daughter would love them both.

  57. judybrittle said...

    I just love Cloud because she is so cute and that's a perfect match for my granddaughter because she is so cute.

  58. judybrittle said...

    I'm a subscriber.

  59. Damla said...

    Kimochi Bug Box is nice.

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

  60. Beverley said...

    The Bug Box would be perfect for my who loves to catch butterflies.

  61. Andreah said...

    I think my son would like the cat. I like the cloud too.

  62. Andreah said...

    I have your button up.

  63. Andreah said...

    I subscribe via email.

  64. cpullum said...

    My daughter would like the Kimochi Cloud Box!
    Carla
    cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

  65. carogonza said...

    I love the huggtopus

  66. ky2here said...

    It's all about bug for our little hellion.

  67. miriama said...

    Cloud. My granddaughter's moods can change in an instant and I think she would like the fact that Cloud's do too.

  68. miriama said...

    I subscribe to your feed with my yahoo.

  69. mogrill said...

    The Huggtopus is my favorite!!!

  70. Nanana said...

    The bug box would be perfect for my daughter - I especially like the "left out" feeling. That seems so appropriate with a new baby on the way!

  71. Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Our favorite Kimochi is Huggtopus :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

    lucky[dot]ladybug[at]verizon[dot]net

  72. Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I blogged about the giveaway :

    http://luckyladybug.wordpress.com/2008/12/07/%C2%A2entible-mommy-1211/

    lucky[dot]ladybug[at]verizon[dot]net

  73. Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

    Your blog and button are in my blogroll :

    http://luckyladybug.wordpress.com/blogroll/

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  74. Cheryl (Lucky Ladybug) said...

    I subscribe to your feed in Bloglines :)

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  75. Centsible Mommy said...

    Email entry from Milinda onj Dec 3 at 11:26 PM "What a funny coincidence! I just learned about Kimochis today from a parenting coach, and found your blog by googling Kimochi. I'd love to enter your contest. Our daughter is most like the character Cloud. Thank you!

    Milinda
    "

  76. Centsible Mommy said...

    email entry from Melissa B at Dec 4 2:27 PM "The one that would be the best match for my son is Cloud because he's a bit moody and unpredictable too.
    Thanks!


    Melissa"

  77. Centsible Mommy said...

    Email entry from Melissa B on Dec 4 at 2;27 PM "I 'm subscribed "

  78. Barbara said...

    Definitely the Huggtopus. The legs are great fun and the goofy face is one my entire family relates too! It would be perfect for welcoming the new baby into our group of crazies.

  79. Anonymous said...

    Definitely the Cloud Box.. My daughter has some of these same tendencies..I think they would be a good match

    Jennah S
    kittytech2003(at)yahoo(dot)com

  80. Jennah S said...

    I am a subscriber!!

    Jennah S
    jmrs2008(at)live(dot)com

  81. caseykelp said...

    i like the two new ones cat and lovey dovey..heck they all are cute..but would have to pick huggtopus

  82. caseykelp said...

    i subscribed via email

  83. bathroomblogger said...

    A good match for my child would be Mixed Feelings Pack 3. They are also my favorite as well. My child's feelings change frequently & this could help him out from time to time.

  84. LINDALSHOT said...

    Huggtopus. This would suit my little neighbor perfectly.

  85. Paige said...

    My daughter is most like Huggtopus; she's such a loving and sensitive little person.

    galeogirl(at)comcast(dot)net

  86. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I think the Cloud one will be great! This sounds like a really good idea!

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

  87. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I have your button on my blog: Here

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  88. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I am a subscriber!

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  89. Mommyhood is Thankless said...

    I blogged about this giveaway: Here

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  90. schlempkin said...

    Mt friend, Jennah S, has a beautiful daughter who would love the cloud character... Thanks- Sherrie

  91. paula h said...

    I think the Huggtopus would fit my daughter the best. She like to hug, sometimes too much.

  92. rosannepm said...

    I like the Bug box. My grandkids are girls so don't have a lot of trouble talking about feelings. It comes natural.
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  93. rosannepm said...

    Subscriber
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  94. Shari & Andrew said...

    I love the Cloud Box kimochi--too cute! I'm a school psychologist, so this would be great for using during counseling groups too!

    sharilht (at) gmail (dot) com

  95. Shari & Andrew said...

    I subscribe to your feed

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  96. JACLYN said...

    Awww, they are all really cute! I like Huggtopus and I think my daughter would too! :)
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

  97. wwe11 said...

    I would love the Huggtopus for my daughter. Thanks for the chnace to win.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

  98. pantslearson said...

    I really like huggtopus.
    pantslearson@yahoo.com

  99. pantslearson said...

    I am a subscriber
    pantslearson@yahoo.com

  100. Jodi said...

    Cloud would be perfect for my daughter, she is a rainbow of emotions.

    purehrt555(At)yahoo(doT)com

  101. blondiagw15 said...

    gotta say the kimochi cloud box would fit so so well. great giveaway, thx!
    blondiagw15@gmail.com

  102. CanAmBlond said...

    I think the Huggtopus would be the right match for my son. He gives great hugs too. Thanks for another great giveaway!

  103. Purplemommi said...

    Cat or Huggtopus. Either would be a great match for my kids. I think these are so cute. thank you so much.

  104. Lisa said...

    My favorite would have to be Huggtopus. So adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. Lisa said...

    I subscribe.

  106. bison61 said...

    I picked the Kimochi Cloud because my granddaughter can be happy one moment and sad the next

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  107. yellowlabs said...

    love the kimochi cloud box

  108. Crazycat said...

    I like the Cloud Box. Something about it just draws me.

  109. SeahorseLady said...

    I've not seen these before and they are just too cute. My favorite is Huggtopus since we all loved to be hugged.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

  110. SeahorseLady said...

    I'm also a subscriber.

  111. Jaye said...

    I really like Kimochi Cloud. I'd give it to my niece. She's full of mood swings! :)

    jebuell(at)gmail.com

  112. blueviolet said...

    I would like the Excited one for my daughter. She's just a livewire bundle of energy all the time.
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  113. blueviolet said...

    I have your button
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  114. blueviolet said...

    I'm subscribed!
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  115. arvard said...

    I like the Huggtopus.

  116. tigger210 said...

    I love these!! They are so cute! I would love to get the Kimochi Bug box. This would be a great gift for my daughter! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    skstigger (at) hotmail.com

  117. tigger210 said...

    I am an email subscriber! Thanks!

    skstigger (at) hotmail.com

  118. klp1965 said...

    my son would get along great with huggs :)

  119. klp1965 said...

    i subscribed :)

  120. Amira M said...

    I love the buuug! it is really cute...I also wrote down the website bc i like the teacher resources! As far as the emotions go, the sad, mad, and happy will best describe the kids

  121. Laura said...

    Cloud Box Kimochi! Perfect for my nephew. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  122. pitaharmon said...

    The cutest one of all is the Kimochi Cloud Box. I just know my daughter would pick that one!
    harmonden[at]wowway.com

  123. cdrury said...

    cdrury@gmail.com
    Huggtopus would be perfect for my grandson who loves hugs!!!

  124. Steph said...

    The Cloud kimochi was my favorite and would be a perfect fit for my daughter.

  125. Kate said...

    I like the Huggtopus, my nephew would love her!

    strycker@slu.edu

  126. purango said...

    Kimochi Bug Box is my favorite. He would be a perfect fit for my granddaughter. garrettsambo@aol.com

  127. ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

    IT'S HUGGS FOR ME HANDS(8) DOWN!
    THAT CUTE PURPLE OCTPUSS ROCKS!

  128. Helen said...

    Huggs is my favorite.

  129. Miranda said...

    the cloud

  130. donna444444 said...

    I would like the Kimochi Cloud Box
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  131. donna444444 said...

    I am a subscriber.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

  132. donna444444 said...

    I put your button on my blog.
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  133. bev said...

    Those are all cute. I love the Bug one. My granddaughter would love it. Thanks for having the contest!

  134. Swtlilchick said...

    The cloud box would be perfect for my child.They are so very cute.Please enter me and thanks

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com