Product of the Week Giveaway: Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal

Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal Giveaway! Explore the “wild” side of stuffed animal play, with a lovable toy boa constrictor – that likes to be hugged back! Imagine curling up to read a favorite bedtime story with this exotic friend! Over 14 feet long – and every inch a cuddler – this coiled snake stuffed animal […]

Teddy Bear Picnic: A Soft & Cuddly Play Date!

It’s the perfect season for a special picnic . . . and today is Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Pack up what you’ll need for your teddy bear picnic: a yummy lunch (or colorful play food treats), picnic basket, comfy blanket, and your camera. (This will be a day for special memories!) Have each person in […]

Stuffed Animals & Developmental Growth Benefits

Stuffed animals are a very popular gift around birthdays and holidays, but did you know that when you give the gift of a furry new friend, you’re actually helping a child’s developmental growth as well? Here’s how: 1)      Even very young children learn through all of their senses. Stuffed animals have a soft texture that […]

How to Create Secret Play Spaces (in Exciting New Places!)

Does your home have oddly-shaped nooks, corners, closets, or crannies? Rather than using them for storage, consider creating a secret, exciting new play space for your kids! Children love exploring these types of spaces: the sense of exploration and excitement is a powerful driver for imaginative play, which is why spaces like attics, crawl spaces, […]

Val’s Crafty Corner: Let’s Play Animal Hospital

This idea for creative play is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen. Enjoy playing with the kids! -Valerie                  Are your stuffed animal friends feeling a bit under the weather? Perhaps it’s time to open a pretend animal hospital! We […]

Our Giant Giraffe Stuffed Animal Wows Hollywood at Awards Show

Robert Downey Jr. attended the 2011 Britannia Awards in Los Angeles this week. He brought a friend with him… the Melissa & Doug Giant Giraffe Stuffed Animal! He gave Ben Stiller an award (and our giraffe as a Birthday Gift). ———————————- Giant Giraffe Stuffed Animal Over four feet tall, this gentle giant brings a touch […]


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Our Giraffe is One of Victoria Beckham’s Baby Shower Gifts!

Giant Plush Giraffe Over four feet tall, this gentle giant brings a touch of the exotic into any environment. The perfect accessory in a nursery, this eye-catching giraffe is a great addition to any décor! Attention to authentic details and excellent quality construction make this giraffe easy to love! CLICK TO BUY OUR GIANT PLUSH […]

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