Christmas Giveaway – Melissa & Doug!

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

melissa and doug wooden toysTHE PRIZE

One reader will win three great toys from Melissa & Doug:

MY REVIEW

Since I’ve become a mother, Melissa & Doug toys are the ones I covet most. These classic children’s toys are sturdy, stimulating, and FUN for kids.

This time around we received a few favorites to try out, but since I’m going to save the toys for the boys to open Christmas morning, I’ll just do a  quick overview and then a more personal review later.

Stacking Construction Vehicles

stacking construction vehicles melissa and doug

We inherited a few puzzle cars like these from who knows where, and I’ve been looking for some more ever since. Of course Melissa & Doug has them in a chunky wooden set of three: a bulldozer, a dump truck, and a cement mixer.

Each car has 4 removable pieces so you have to build the car before you drive it. Mixing and matching is always fun too for some non-traditional looking vehicles. These wooden toys are solid enough to withstand rough boys and are painted in bright and realistic colors for never-ending fun!

Magnetic Habitats Set

magnetic habitats melissa and doug

Every Sunday we have need for about an hour of quiet entertainment, and this is the perfect toy for that.

The Magnetic Habitats Set comes with a sturdy magnetic board, 26 wooden magnetic pieces, and three interchangeable animal habitat cards – farm, sea, and dessert. My favorite part is the plastic carry case that holds everything together.

This toy is great for imaginative pretend play and storytelling practice for older children and also for helping younger children increase vocabulary and learn animal sounds.

My kids will love this in the car and especially at church!

Stamp & Sort Mailbox

stamp and sort mailbox

And lastly, this Stamp & Sort Mailbox is going to be the toy to fight over in the coming year. My boys both love to open and shut (especially if a key is involved, which there is) and the little mail slots and letters are like little puzzles. And it’s the MAIL! My boys LOVE GETTING THE MAIL!

This special miniature mailbox is hand-painted and includes 6 pieces of mail and 6 removable hook and loop stamps to mix and match again and again. The locking door and key is going to be a huge hit as are the three mail sorting slots.

I’m so excited to make this Christmas a Melissa & Doug Christmas – my boys are going to LOVE all the pretend play with these interactive and educational toys.

Thanks to Melissa & Doug for sponsoring this giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Melissa&Doug.com
  • Come back here and leave a comment stating your favorite Melissa & Doug product before midnight Sunday, December 26.
  • A winner will be selected and announced in a new post on Monday.
  • Winners will have 3 days to claim their prize – if I don’t hear from the first winner, another winner will be chosen.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{These patterns were provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vicki December 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm

No contest, I love the puzzle cars, because my grandson loves cars of any kind/

2 Vicki December 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

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3 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:24 am

I really like their food sets. The cookies are brilliant, and so is the grilling and sushi sets. Such good quality stuff, they’ve been a favorite of ours for years.

4 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

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5 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:25 am

I subscribe to your feed.

6 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:26 am

I’ve signed up for your newsletter.

7 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:27 am

Your button is in my sidebar.

8 Michelle December 21, 2010 at 12:27 am

I comment on non-contest posts.

9 Leah December 21, 2010 at 1:56 am

I LOVE M&D products! They really are the BEST toys! :) It’s tough to pick a favorite, but I’d have to say their Latches board is a great favorite! Hours of fun for my busy boy. We have several M&D puzzles & he will put them together about 50 times a day! :)

10 Leah December 21, 2010 at 1:57 am

I “like” Melissa & Doug on FB! :) Thanks for a GREAT giveaway! :)

11 Leah December 21, 2010 at 1:57 am

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12 Danielle December 21, 2010 at 5:49 am

I love their puzzles and my favorite one is the Jumbo Numbers Chunky Puzzle.

13 Danielle December 21, 2010 at 5:49 am

I like Melissa & Doug on Facebook.

14 Danielle December 21, 2010 at 5:50 am

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15 Melinda Wilson December 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

I love the Victorian Dollhouse!

16 Melinda Wilson December 21, 2010 at 6:45 am

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17 Tina December 21, 2010 at 6:56 am

I LOVE Melissa and Doug products!! I am coveting the brownie baking set and the wooden fruits and veggies that you can “cut”, so cute! That mailbox is to die for what a great giveaway, thanks!

18 Denise~Paper Ponderings December 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

My favorites are the little food sets. I have several set away for Christmas and birthdays!

19 Denise~Paper Ponderings December 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

I like Melissa and Doug on Facebook!!

20 Denise~Paper Ponderings December 21, 2010 at 8:02 am

I follow Melissa and Doug on Twitter!!

21 Denise~Paper Ponderings December 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

I’m a fan of yours on facebook!

22 Denise~Paper Ponderings December 21, 2010 at 8:03 am

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23 Kristine S December 21, 2010 at 8:41 am

Their play food sets are wonderful!

24 Kristine S December 21, 2010 at 8:43 am

I Like Melissa & Doug on Facebook

25 Kristine S December 21, 2010 at 8:44 am

I am a Facebook Fan of Vanilla Joy

26 Kristine S December 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

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27 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:12 am

I like the Pizza Party set.

28 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:13 am

Like Melissa & Doug on FB-Justforme Andyou

29 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

Follow Melissa & Doug on Twitter-JustForMeAndYou

30 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

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31 Kim Pollock December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I love the shopping cart and the food sets. The cutting food and the pizza party set are so cute.

32 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

I subscribe to your feed.

33 Kim Pollock December 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

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34 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

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35 Megan R December 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

I have your button on my blog. :)

36 Kim Pollock December 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

I like Melissa and Doug on facebook
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37 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

My favorite is the puppet theater and the puppets. Kids have so much fun with those and they can let their imaginations soar. Thank you for the chance.

38 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

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39 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

I Follow Melissa & Doug on Twitter
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40 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:19 am

I am a Facebook Fan of Vanilla Joy
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41 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:21 am
42 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

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43 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:23 am

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44 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

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45 Dana December 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

I embeded your Paper snowflake tutorial on my blog.
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so cute!!!

46 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I love the puppet stage stand!!!

47 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

•Like Melissa & Doug on Facebook
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48 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

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49 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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50 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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51 kimberly holly December 21, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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52 s December 21, 2010 at 6:33 pm

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53 s December 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm

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54 Melissa December 21, 2010 at 6:58 pm

I’m a Facebook fan!

55 Melissa December 21, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I love all of the Melissa & Doug food playsets!

56 Julie December 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I LOVE all Melissa and Doug stuff. I love the food sets and the puzzles!!!

57 Julie December 21, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I subscribe to your feed.

58 Julie December 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I Liked Melissa and Doug on FAcebook.

59 Julie December 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I’m a facebook fan of Vanilla Joy!

60 Lisa S December 21, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I absolutely love their food cutting sets! We have the one and I love it even more than my son does. :)

61 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

I love any of their wooden stamping kits! I bought a few of them on amazon.com in the last few weeks and my 5 year old daughter & I LOVE them :-)

62 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I now like Melissa & Doug on Facebook

63 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I now follow Melissa & Doug on Twitter

64 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I am a fan of Vanilla Joy on Facebook

65 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I subscribe to your feed

66 Kelli Burke-Sanchez December 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter

67 Staci Jones December 22, 2010 at 9:10 am

I love love the Latches Board.

68 Abbie Johnson December 22, 2010 at 4:13 pm

i can’t really pick just one! I love the floor puzzles, there are so many levels of difficulty. And the play food is another favorite.

69 Abbie Johnson December 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I subscribe to your feed

70 Abbie Johnson December 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I like Melissa & Doug on facebook

71 Amanda N December 22, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Looove the folding princess castle.
I love melissa and doug!

72 Lindsay December 23, 2010 at 10:36 am

My 2 yr old son LOVES the house with the locks and doorbells.

73 Lindsay December 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

I just subscribed to your newsletter!

74 Melissa December 24, 2010 at 12:45 pm

My 4-yr old son loves the take-a-long tool kit!

75 Melissa December 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I like Melissa & Doug on Facebook.

76 Melissa December 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I also follow Melissa & Doug on Twitter (@melissity).

77 Melissa December 24, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Just subscribed to your site feed.

78 Stacey K December 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

The Pizza Party play set is my favorite.

79 Jenette December 24, 2010 at 7:07 pm

I love their play food! The pizza!

80 Jenette December 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm

like melissa and doug on facebook

81 Jenette December 24, 2010 at 7:08 pm

follow melissa and doug on twitter @vanrobmac

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