December 3, 2010

Quick! Melissa and Doug Sale!

Alert! Alert! Amazon has a deal today on some of their Melissa & Doug toys. I lovvvvvvvve Melissa & Doug. I'll quick point out some favorites, but then you need to get over there before stuff sells out: some of these Amazon deals are gone before I decide what to buy. (All images from Amazon's site.)


Abby & Emma Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up, $10. I bought this for Elizabeth to give as a gift at the next birthday party she goes to, but maybe I should have gotten one for her, too. In fact, I think I will, right after I finish here.


Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set, $10. My mom bought this for the kids to play with at her house, and it is pretty much the biggest success ever. The only thing I wish were different is that the cupcake papers are ACTUAL cupcake papers. Downside: those are going to need to be replaced pretty regularly. Upside: easy and cheap to replace. Still, silicone would have been better and smarter for a children's toy, I think. I bought one for a future party gift anyway. $10 is EXACTLY what I like to spend on a birthday party gift.


Deluxe Picnic Basket Fill & Spill, $10. These are so great for babies.


Deluxe Sandwich-Making Set, $10. This is the one _I_ want to play with.


Okay, enough messing around! You don't need me to show you every single one while they sell out under your feet, when you can just as easily go look for yourself.

23 comments:

JEN said...

Thanks for the tip! I love their shape sorter, the bead stringer, and their puzzles.

Jenna said...

Thanks for sharing!! We LOVE melissa and doug too!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the tip! Definitely used it!

Cherie Beyond said...

Okay, seriously, you just saved me beaucoup bucks. You know what my plan for tonight was? To go buy my daughter a M&D magnetic dress-up doll and food. Done and DONE. (Um, sorry local toy store. I'll still stop in tonight for some toys for the baby.)

Mama Bub said...

Oh! Just bought the fill and spill basket for the baby, plus the cupcakes and food cutting set for... next Christmas? Her second birthday? A gift for a friend? WHATEVER.

Jess said...

I NEED the picnic basket. I mean, PIGLET needs it. RIGHT?!

Nicole said...

I love that cupcake and sandwich set! Fun!

PS My word verification is dinke.

momma on the run said...

Thanks for the heads up. I was trying to decide what to get my daycare kiddos without spending too much. Perfect. :)

Elizabelle said...

Awesome! My little B is going to love that sandwich kit! And I added stuff for my nieces and my secret santa. Wait, secret santee? You know. Free shipping! Merry Christmas!

Alice said...

i suppose it's inappropriate for me to buy any of these for myself since i don't have kids? i'm going to have to have some just so i can use them as an excuse in situations like this :)

andreaunplugged said...

Thanks. I've had my eyes on that sandwich making kit for my best friend's little boy.

sassafras said...

Thanks for the tip!

Nicole C said...

You are the BEST Swistle! We love Melissa & Doug and I just got a few Christmas gifts for my daughter, a few birthday gifts for her friends AND a few gifts to donate to our local Headstart preschool. Woo Hoo!

Thanks!

bunnyslippers :( said...

Can I just say it really irks me that they are not available in Canada via Amazon? IT IRKS ME!!!! I can go to our local toy store and buy them in person for $30-45 each if I want, but I can't order them from amazon.com!

IT'S NOT FAIR! :(

Elizabeth said...

I seriously dithered for half an hour between the sandwiches and the sushi. But I went with the sandwiches in the end, thanks for pushing me over the edge. This is going to be Eli's prize at the end of "Go On A Treasure Hunt" in the advent calendar. I love love love that they come in their own self contained crates and boxes.

bessie.viola said...

I LOVE Melissa & Doug toys! I got an email from Amazon this morning about the deal (I love their stalker feature, which tracks the things that you buy and alerts you to sales). I bought the sandwich kit (love!) the clock, and the letter puzzles. One of each for my daughter, and several more as gifts.

FANTASTIC deals... this stuff NEVER goes to 50%!

Katie said...

Yep, just bought stuff for my son and for a niece and nephew. Thanks for the tip!
Do you know about their Amazon Mom thing? I got free Amazon Prime shipping too just for telling them I'm a mama. I know you already have Prime but thought you might want to spread the word... I know how you so love to save people money!

Shelly Overlook said...

Love these!!! I am ordering a bunch extra to keep on hand for birthday presents. $10 is FABULOUS!

Clarabella said...

THANK YOU! Just got 1/2 The Boy's xmas presents!

Allison said...

Ooh, thanks! I just ordered the word kit and the sushi set!

marilyn c. cole said...

Totally unrelated! I remember you looking for advent calendars with big enough slots for 5 little presents, and this post has a couple cool ideas:

http://homedesign.marthastewart.com/2010/12/the-first-day-of-hanukkah-in-2010.html

They're at the end of the slideshow, 13-17, but 14 is my favorite! 13 is awesome but might require more craftiness than you'd want to put into it...

Mommy Daisy said...

I saw that this morning. But I can't take away my aunt's love for buying my son M&D stuff. She gets him a new set every year. He has some nice sets from them. They are always big hits too.

Swistle said...

Marilyn- Awesome! Thank you!