Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Great gift for boys

So Matty and I just did the coolest thing--Ridemakerz. Have you heard of it? It's from the folks who brought us Build-A-Bear, so it is that same concept applied to trickin' out some trucks.

Actually, it's even cooler because we just designed his whole Monster Truck online.

The "rides" start at $18, and you can go up from there with all the horns, lights and spinners you can think of. There are noises for revving the engine you can add, too. Pick your colors, tires (there's different treads!) and other really technical things about cars that boys really get excited over and Moms like me don't have a clue.

If you don't have a store near you, you can build everything online, and then within a few days, Ridemakerz ships you the parts per your specifications, and with a little help from Dad, you put it all together and you have a complete custom car.
ridez parts

Matty chose the Monster version (of course) and we added the remote control option for $30 extra. I thought he'd enjoy that more, but it's not required. After I got the right batteries, we were off and running and driving, and he loves his new ride. It lights up and makes all sorts of noise, and best of all, it's a one-of-a-kind Matty creation.

So if you are looking for a great boy gift, this is perfect. Even if you aren’t there to help with the selection, you can still send Ride Money that you can order online in any denomination.

So check out all of the great things on the site--no gas or license required!

ridez 3 car

3 comments:

Kristyn said...

I am so glad you wrote about this. I saw this store in a mall in Michigan last summer but we didn't have time to make one and then I completely forgot about it. Sebastien is going to flip if I can find one nearby! Thanks for the info..

Kirsten / Mama Ginger Tree said...

My son would LOVE that. Thanks for the tip.

Tracey said...

It really is great for boys. You can sit with your son and do the whole thing online trying on different stuff. It's cool and while it could get out of hand, it certainly doesn't have to be to be awesome. :)