I love Melissa & Doug toys.
I mean, what’s not to love? They are colorful, quality, creative toys. And as a gift, the Melissa & Doug brand is a winner.
There are lots of little people in my life who I like to buy small gifts for: my kids, nephews, nieces, god-children, children of friends. It used to frustrate me that I would search on Amazon for the perfect gift at the perfect price, only to find it listed as an add-on item. So it can only be bought alongside a bigger purchase. Annoying….
But I have made my peace with it (life is too short 🙂 ) and now I have a system. I keep a list of all the people I need to buy gifts for throughout the year, and whenever I’m shopping on Amazon, I throw in an add-on item. And before you know it, you have all those little toys covered for the year, without breaking the bank.
Melissa & Doug toys
Melissa & Doug have AWESOME add-on items! I love them because they are cute and quality, but also a little bit unusual. I’ve collected together some of my favorites to kick-start your gift list.
My sister-in-law gave us one of these and I cannot recommend them enough!! I don’t know about your household, but the amount of stickers we go through as a family with 3 pre-schoolers is ridiculous. I don’t think I can keep with their appetite for stickers. So these reusable sticker pads are the business.
They come with 5 different backgrounds and at least 165 reusable stickers. There are so many different themes: vehicles, animals, fairy castles, houses, towns, historical scenes, faces, under the sea and so on. I love taking them on holiday, so that we don’t sticker someone else’s house. They also work well for us because one packet (5 backgrounds) can be shared between 3 little ones.
Melissa & Doug Sweets and Treats Sticker Pad
Having said all that about reusable stickers, this Melissa and Doug Sweets and Treats Sticker Pad is another amazing add on item. It has 16 background sheets and 600 stickers… Cake and stickers: combining two of my kids’ true loves. This is such a cute present idea.
There is a whole series of Decorate-Your-Own items available as add-ons. I love how these combine something crafty with something fun to play with. And of course, involves stickers… The steam train is my favorite.
This is an unusual Melissa and Doug toy – a scratch book with secret pictures. My 5 year old is really into discovering these. I like that the book is spiral bound and great for doing in the car or train etc.
Yep, you guessed it, these craft items involve more stickers. These are a really sweet girlie present – my 3-4 year olds love anything sparkly, especially jewellery. It’s part of a Design-Your-Own series – rings, headbands, bangles and so on.
Each one includes 5 boards and a special refillable water pen. There are lots of different themes to choose from: vehicles, animals, under the sea, safari, alphabet, connect the dots.
Right, happy shopping, everybody! I’m off to Design-My-Own Auntie of the Year award.
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