The 2012 “Terrific Twenty” List Has Arrived—Top Holiday Gifts from Melissa & Doug!

November 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm 4 comments

Need some help with your holiday shopping this year? Check out our NEW Terrific Twenty, unveiled today at! This list gathers the top toys of 2012, with items for every child in every age range. Including arts  and crafts, wooden favorites, educational toys, classic toys for toddlers, and gifts for big kids, too, this is a great place to start as you kick off your holiday shopping!

Here are a few highlights from our holiday gift list. Which ones are your favorites?


Price: $16.99

Recommended Ages: 8+

A game of tricky hangs and steady hands! The object? Place all your bars before your opponents do, and before the structure falls. Don’t be the one to knock it down!

Bella Butterfly Tea Set

Price: $19.99

Recommended Ages:  3+

With rosy colors and charming decorations, this 17-piece butterfly-themed set sweetens tea-party play. The durable, food-safe plastic components are usable at snacktime, too!

Big Rig Building Set

Price: $29.99

Recommended Ages: 3+

This tough, two-piece tractor-trailer is ready to roll . . . and ready to build! Packed with wooden construction pieces and pre-drilled with holes for the wooden nails and bolts, the truck itself is a moving building site.

Rattle Rumble Push Toy 

Price: $69.99

Recommended Ages: 1+

This sturdy push toy rattles and rumbles to encourage a toddler’s early steps! The colorful tumble-toys, securely contained inside three clear canisters, roll cheerfully around when the walker moves forward or back.

My Own Mailbox

Price: $19.99

Recommended Ages: 3+

This handsome wooden mailbox delivers pretend-play fun and crafty skill-builders in one cool package! Decorate the mailbox, fill in the cards, make a delivery, and raise the flag. Don’t know what to write? Drawing activities and play ideas are included to keep this letter box filled with creative correspondence and lots of fun!

Switch & Spin Gear Play Set  

Price: $19.99

Recommended Ages: 2+

Build your own gear board! Kids get to choose a template from 10 unique designs, then add the gears and spin! Or use the white magnetic surface for a range of counting, adding, and problem-solving activities (included).

Check out the entire Terrific Twenty list here, and be sure to connect with us on Facebook! Starting November 6, we’ll be giving away an item from our Terrific Twenty list EVERY DAY for 20 days to our Facebook fans!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lori Miller  |  November 20, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Really nice site! Great info!

  • 2. Mia Rada  |  November 9, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    My daughter would soo enjoy the Mailbox!! she says she wants to be a mail lady!! =)

  • 3. Educational Toys  |  November 8, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Your website is too good.I like your post nice job..

  • 4. Desiree Miller (@StressFreeBaby)  |  November 6, 2012 at 11:01 am

    My family LOVES playing Suspend…it’s the only game that the 18 yr old really likes playing with the 7 yr old!


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