Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Gift Idea! "Vs. Mittens" By HOOPLA!!

My adorable great-nephew "A"
loving his "Vs.Mittens!"
I was thrilled when I was contacted by Hannah and Ashley,  the owners/founders of Hoopla  the company that puts the "wacky" in winter by having invented the quirky, fun, adorable and clever "Vs. Mittens." They asked if I would be interested in featuring them on  Cat Chat as a holiday gift idea and being that I am a "kid at heart" I didn't have to be asked more than once!
You can read about how
Hannah and Ashley
got started here

Who Is:

Hoopla is based out of New York and is a fun product development and gift company. They make "super fun products for adults who are KIDS on the inside"

Dog Vs. Cat Mittens
It's a puppet show for your hands!

These would also be great for the little ones in your life when they are bored and looking for something to do while sitting in the car during your holiday shopping trips, grocery trips, even on the ride to Grandma's house for the holiday!

Also many Moms, "cool Dads", Aunts, etc. wear the mittens to entertain the little ones while in line at the supermarket, bank, anywhere!  They also are keeping their hands warm at the same time!

From their website:  Vs. Mittens were born of a zany idea in the hoopla sketchbook. Why not turn your hands into animals and entertain yourself on a busy subway or supermarket line, but keep your hands warm at the same time? Made sense to us. There were no quirky mittens for adults (big kids) and we are our own customers.
Even "big" kids love 'em!!

Amazingly, our entire first run was bought out by a large online retailer. We got amazing press, and next year successfully sold out of our second run. Then we decided to create the Vs. Mittens brand, and the rest is history! In 2011, Vs. Mittens launched the kids mitten line (due to popular demand): Vs. Mittens Juniors, for kids ages 4-7.

"A" actually just turned 3
but he also thinks these mittens
make winter much more fun!!!
Vs. Mittens are handmade, sweatshop free, and have been featured in CNN Money and AOL Small Business Entrepreneur Spotlight just to name a few! The Vs. Mittens were featured (and sold-out) in the Red Hot Product of the month on Target.com. 

They are available in the following varieties:

cat vs. dog
wolf vs. sheep
owl vs. mouse
frog vs. fly
lion vs. gazelle
whale vs. fish

 Vs. Mittens are sold in fun and funky retailers all over the  USA, Canada and Australia!! To view the list of these retailers click here

You can also purchase them directly from their website by clicking here

"A" says "Who cares if it snows?"
"I'm having fun in my Vs. Mittens!!"

As Hannah and Ashley say on their website:
 "Stay warm, and enjoy the funner things in life!"

We were not compensated for this post. We were given a pair of "Vs.Mittens" to review.


  1. Those mittens look COOL! I think I know someone would would love a pair.

    Thanks for the idea!

  2. What a cool company and mittens! (PS: I've had 2 crystal salt lamps for 6 years now and love them. I keep them on 24/7. I'm sure you'll love yours, they are really special.)

  3. What lovely mittens, just perfect for kittens. Mummy has some very similar mittens that look like little teddy bears :)xx

  4. What fun! Very innovative. Well done to the entrepeneurs :)

  5. @Not Just Another Mother Blogger, OMG yes!!! They are perfect for your little one!!

    @Caro aren't they just adorable?

    @Princess Jasmine, love the "perfect for kittens"

    @Clooney, can't wait til they arrive, I ordered about 3 of them and some candle holders, I am sooo excited!!

  6. What an incredibly clever pair of young ladies to create these super mittens. Very cool....they deserve all the success they are enjoying!

    Pam and Sam

  7. Woof! Woof! YES they are super super cute ... Golden Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. @Sugar thank you!! Glad you stopped by!

    @Pam and Sam we totally agree!

  9. How cute! What a great idea and talented girls!


  10. Wowser, those are some mighty cute mittens. What a fun thing for a child to do or even some adults. Take care.

  11. These are too cute! What a great idea, thanks for sharing with us. I love mittens anyway, and these are adorable. I want one of each set! :D

  12. "A" seems to be having fun with them.

  13. Those mittens are sooooo cute! Hugs and nose kisses

  14. @Brian yep they are!

    @Layla you can see them online, they are adorable!

    @Mumsy I think so too!Hugs and nose kisses back at ya!

    @Cathy Keisha he sure is!

    @Julie you are welcome!! I think they are just too adorable too!

    @Marg you are right and I wouldn't mind a pair for me lol

    @Macho and Nicole, yep, why can't I ever think of anything like that? lol

  15. I love it! Although I think in my house it would end up being Mittens vs Mittens vs Kittens!

  16. I love those! I'm a bit of a kid at heart, and I teach PreK, so I think there's a very good chance that I'll have to hunt some down!

  17. Oh my gosh so cute and cool! What a unique idea. Thanks for telling us about them.

  18. My Human knows a three year old would could use a pair of those, MOL! It's never too early to learn about "nature red of tooth and claw" ha ha ha!

  19. Glogirly is coveting the sheep vs. wolf mitts. I don't know, they scare me a little. Thank Cod there isn't a black/white version on cat vs. dog. You can bet the UPS man would be showing up with those!
    xo Katie