5 Classic Gifts that Never Go Out of Style

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From planes to wooden trains and other classic toys, there are certain gifts that never go out of style. This week at Melissa & Doug, we’re celebrating these classic gifts—and featuring a few new favorites as well! But first, we wanted to share our thoughts on what makes a toy truly a “classic.” A classic [...]

NEW Product Snapshot: 3 Peek-a-Boo Toys & Bonus Extended Play Activities

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Peek-a-boo—it’s one of the first games you can explore with your baby, a simple, joyous playtime activity that can bring hours of entertainment and laughter. The delight a child finds in this “surprise” game was also the inspiration behind our new “Peek-a- Boo” Baby & Toddler toys! Crafted from select hardwood and accented with bright, child-safe [...]

Gift Guru: Pick the Best Presents for Babies

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It may seem that babies are just as fascinated with shiny wrapping paper as what’s inside it . . . but the perfect gift will hold its appeal long after the recycling goes out! The best bet: Choose a gift with classic styling and classic play value for the little one in your life. Babies [...]

Terrific Twenty Sweepstakes for Bloggers!

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This is a special message to our Melissa & Doug blogger community! (If you would like to join our blogger community, please contact socialmedia@MelissaAndDoug.com to stay updated on our special promotions and offers). Thanks to YOU—our blogging community—our Terrific Twenty giveaway was a HUGE success! It was so popular, in fact, that we decided to [...]

The Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty Facebook Giveaway is Back!

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Great news! We had such great feedback from our FIRST Terrific Twenty Giveaway in November that we decided to bring it back for an extra-special December treat! Based on our Terrific Twenty list, which gathers our top toy gift recommendations for 2012, our Facebook giveaway gives you the chance to win a toy from the [...]

Make the Holidays Special – Pinterest Board Highlights

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Have you entered our inspirational “Make the Holidays Special” Pinterest challenge yet? We have truly enjoyed experiencing all your beautiful boards so far! From gorgeous decorations to scrumptious treats, the ideas you’ve Pinned will certainly help make the holidays special for many. As part of our challenge, we’re awarding four winners with $200 each to [...]

Creative Play Quick Tip: 5 Kid-Made Gift Tags that Say More than just “To” and “From”

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Any holiday gift feels a little more special when topped with a hand-made card from loved ones! Add a thoughtful touch to presents and help kids get caught up in the spirit of giving with creative gift tags that are one of a kind. Here are five ideas to get your creative juices flowing. 1) [...]

Spin-Art Ornaments

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(This is a guest blog post from Adrienne, aka The Iowa Farmer’s Wife) With the holiday season upon us, I decided it was time for us to make some homemade ornaments. This is the first year my daughter has been old enough to really get into holiday craft making and thanks to our Melissa & Doug Swirl [...]

Shop Cyber Monday Specials at Melissa & Doug!

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Cyber Monday is finally here! Are YOU stocking up on all your holiday gifts today? On www.MelissaAndDoug.com, we have some  fantastic Cyber Monday deals for you – so you can get all the holiday gifts on your list (with free shipping too). Check out some of the exciting specials happening today! Free Personalization (last day!) [...]