Nov 252013
 

Melissa & Doug carries some of our favorite toys!  This year they have again put together their Terrific 25 List, listing the Top 25 gift ideas for the holidays.  They are also giving away one toy per day until November 28th, and one Grand Prize winner will also receive all 25 toys!  Keep reading for the entire list plus a review of a couple of our favorites.

Melissa & Doug Terrific 25 Gifts

A couple of my favorites on the Melissa & Doug Terrific 25 List are:

  • Take-Along Show-Horse Stable
  • Catch & Count Fishing Rod Game
  • Let’s Play House! Stainless Steel Pots & Pans

Check out the entire list of 25 toys and start making your wish lists now!  And don’t forget to visit the Melissa & Doug Facebook page to enter their giveaway! Continue reading »

Feb 232013
 

Toddler Games and Toys from Melissa & Doug

Toddler Games and Toys from Melissa & Doug

It’s hard (for me) to believe, but Bubbles turned 2 this past week.  It’s cliché to say but time really does seem to fly by with kids this age.  I can remember when she would fit in the nook of my arm while I was feeding her.  Today when I pick her up to give her a kiss, her feet dangle against my knees.  And that’s when she stops moving long enough for me to pick up!

As Christmas was just a few weeks ago (and because this mama has a hard time not buying things at the store as I see them) we didn’t really want to go overboard for her with gifts.  We did, however, want to get her some things and I wanted to make sure they were toys that would keep her entertained and engaged for a few months (when your birthday and Christmas are so close together, there’s a reaaallly long dry spell for gift-giving occasions in between).  She has a few key interests right now that we’d like to nurture: puzzles, dolls, coloring, her kitchen, blocks, anything Disney, and toys like trucks and trains (the last one much to my husband’s delight).

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Dec 052012
 

Win a Melissa & Doug Trunki – A “Terrific Twenty” item!

Views From the 'Ville 2012 Holiday Gift Guide - Melissa & Doug Trunki

A bit ago I shared with you Melissa & Doug’s “Terrific Twenty” list of the top toys for the holidays.  I hinted at the time that you should keep checking back for a giveaway – and here it is!  We are kicking off our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide and one lucky winner is going to receive a Melissa & Doug Trunki Suitcase of their choice!

Melissa & Doug Trunki Giveaway - 2012 Holiday Gift GuideMelissa & Doug Trunki Giveaway - 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Giveaway closed.

I received a promotional item thanking me for sharing the Terrific Twenty list and this giveaway. No additional compensation was received and all opinions, as always, are 100% that of myself and my family. The giveaway is solely sponsored by Melissa & Doug.

Nov 062012
 

Looking For Hot Toys For Christmas?

Melissa & Doug is a well-recognized name when it comes to toys for kids.  To help you with suggestions on what to buy all the littles in your life they have just announced their “Terrific Twenty” list of toys.  Check out the list: you’ll definitely find some hot toys for Christmas that your kids (and you!) would love to have.  Best part?  They’re also giving some away!

Top 20 Melissa & Doug hot toys for Christmas

Some of the top twenty are pictured above; visit their website for the entire list, which includes their popular Trunki, a train set with tunnel, and much more (I personally love the stamp set – am I too old to shop Melissa & Doug for myself?).  I think Bubbles would love that tea set pictured, or maybe the grocery basket set to use in her play kitchen.

You should also pop over to their Facebook page.  Their 20 Days of Terrific Twenty Giveaway starts today, and each day, they’ll be giving away one of their Terrific Twenty toys!  (Hint: keep checking back here – we’re going to be giving away one of the items, too!).

Which one of the Terrific Twenty items would you most like to win?