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Terrific Twenty Sweepstakes for Bloggers!

This is a special message to our Melissa & Doug blogger community! (If you would like to join our blogger community, please contact 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!

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

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”

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

(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 […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Make a Fashion Inspiration Board

This idea for crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy crafting with your kids! -Valerie Do your kids enjoy creating their own fashions? Are they always seeking out the latest trends? Do they have their own unique sense of style? Then this crafty activity […]

Holiday Tea Party: Teaching Manners & Making Memories!

The holiday season brings a whole host of entertaining events for families. When we were little, my mom diligently worked with my sister and me to ensure we had impeccable table manners and social skills. For some reason I find myself struggling to instill those same lessons in my own small girls. While ordinary meals […]

Shop Cyber Monday Specials at Melissa & Doug!

Cyber Monday is finally here! Are YOU stocking up on all your holiday gifts today? On, 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!) […]

The “Creative Play, Every Day” Challenge from Melissa & Doug and CafeMom

We are excited to announce that—starting today—Melissa & Doug and CafeMom are launching our Creative Play, Every Day Challenge!   For the next 10 days, we’re inviting you to explore the joys of creative play with your children! Why “Creative Play”? At Melissa & Doug, we believe that “real play”—open-ended, non-judgmental playtime driven by imagination—is […]