About Us

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Over 24  years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug’s parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we’ve been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men’s bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years – to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality, and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 2,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We’ve always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We’re honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!

Thanks for visiting our blog! Your feedback makes a difference and we want to hear from you. For general comments and questions, please call us at 800-718-5365 or email us at Service@MelissaAndDoug.com

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42 Comments Add your own

  • 1. melissa casper  |  October 14, 2012 at 6:11 am

    I own a daycare and have many of your puzzles and toys. Needless to say regardless of how careful ‘we’ are, pieces get lost. Is is possible to get replacement pieces?

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    • 2. melissaanddoug  |  October 15, 2012 at 8:31 am

      Thank you for your comment! May you please call our customer service with this question? Thank you! 800-284-3948

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  • 3. Kate  |  January 4, 2012 at 6:55 am

    I have purchased several of you toys for my grandchildren over the past year and have been very pleased with the workmanship. I am anxiously awaiting the princess castle I just purchased for my 3 year old granddaughter to replace a plastic one she received for Chrismas that is falling apart.

    I would just love to hear that a manfacturing plant is opening in the USA. Many parents and grandparents today are wanting to buy American made.

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  • 4. lisa  |  January 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Hi my name i Lisa and I hve a 7 year old boy that is has austim and he got a abacus for christmas this year and he loves itand it helps him whn he needs a time for his self and it is hard to fine toys and things he might like and that will not breake as easy and the has had a few moments that i thought i might get broke but it did not u hav good strong toys and i want to tahnk you for that
    thank you agani lisa

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  • 5. Gail  |  December 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    During Thanksgiving we had a school teacher join our dinner. She brought with her a bag of things for my granddaughter to play with. Among the things were several wooden dolls {they looked like folders} She would put inside the folder a piece of fabric to make a shirt or pants on the doll. My Granddaughter played with this all day long…she loved it! I know it was a Melissa & Doug…I just can’t seem to find them anywhere. I’m hoping someone here can help.

    Gail
    Weaveme02@aol.com

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  • 7. Dee Arwood  |  December 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Just love your animals!

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  • 8. Yolanda  |  October 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Hi, I just want to begin by saying that there aren’t any products out in the marketplace that are as good as the quality that Melissa and Doug have to offer. I am a school teacher and a mother of two little girls and I cannot buy enough Melissa and Doug products.

    I was wondering if there will be a new kitchen set coming out for girls. Please let me know…I would rather purchase from Melissa and Doug than any other company. THanks!

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  • 10. melissaanddoug  |  October 18, 2011 at 5:05 am

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  • 11. Ricardo Uribe  |  April 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    We are interested in you trunky products for resseling in the mexican market please contact me as soon as possible or send a non 800 number to reach you, thank you

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    • 12. melissaanddoug  |  April 29, 2011 at 11:24 am

      Our non 800 number is 203-762-4500 🙂
      M-Th 8am – 6pm ET
      Fr 8am -5 pm ET

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  • 13. Natasha  |  March 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    My son Luka is 12 1/2 months and received his first Melissa & Doug wooden toy for his first birthday. Within a few days he figured out how to match the colors and shapes – I look forward buying more of your toys in the future!

    I’m also the owner of Pink Junction a lifestyle social network for women to share tips ,advice and recipes! So, I made sure to post your toy and recommend your web site
    Best,
    Natasha

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  • 14. CAROLINE GRECO  |  December 20, 2010 at 12:54 am

    Hi My name is Caroline Greco. A friend of mine gave me a Giant Plush Giraffe with your names on it. A woman came up to me this afternoon asking to take a picture of me with the giraffe and said that she works at your company. Maybe it was Melissa, I don’t know. I was in the heart of Times Square on West 46th street and Broadway in New York City. I was leaving the Marriott Marquis Hotel. It just was shocking to me for someone to be asking to take my picture with a Giant Giraffe.LOL If anyone knows who it is, I would love for her to get intouch with me. Happy holiday’s . Sincerely, Caroline Greco, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • 15. Vivian for Cheyenne  |  November 22, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I love the big easel …my daughter enjoys doing for drawing and painting!

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  • 16. Tania Medina  |  August 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I have a 2 years old boy who loves the toys, is a very good product because he can learn everyday and is playing.

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  • 17. Roxanne in Phoenix, Arizona  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    We love your products! We have many of your puzzles from the large knob shapes and farm animal puzzles to the smaller chunky block type puzzles of zoo animals, sea life and transportation. We are looking for a puzzle storage case that is wooden for them. Our friends have the wire rack and it’s difficult for their toddler to manage and not very attractive.

    Can you make a large (to handle your larger puzzles) beautiful (colored or natural) wooden puzzle storage box with removable/adjustable shelves (to handle different size knob puzzles )and an anterior semi-circle cut out for little handles to pull out the smaller puzzles inside?

    I can think of the design and I think you would sell them like hot-cakes! Just a thought. Your company is great!

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  • 18. Jill Snyder  |  June 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    First off, I want to say I just love your toys. We have a several of the food items and a few puzzles. My daughter just loves them. But, if I had to pick one dream toy I would just love to give my daughter, it would be the Multi-Level Solid Wood Dollhouse. She is three, and this would be just perfect for her.

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  • 19. Doris Roosevelt  |  April 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Today while visiting a friend, she had just received your wood cookie set with cookies, icing and sprinkles. I am interested in a gift for my great granddaughter who will be 5 in October and wonder if you have a catalog geared to age groups. I was impressed with the quality of your product as well as the learning to be had from playing with the set, such as counting, colors, etc.
    If you have a catalog I would very much appreciate a copy. My address is 6505 E. Paseo El Greco, Anaheim Hills, Ca. 92807-5012.

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  • 20. Colleen Kozdron  |  April 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I manage the children’s department at a local department store. I don’t have any kids of my own but I am like a kid at Christmas everytime we get a new delivery. Especially the Sunny Patch toys. They are so well made, with attention to detail and the “fun factor” they are by far my favorite. Easy to sell something you believe in. I went in 3 hours early today to un pack and merchandise “my toys” and had a blast at work today. Thanks, Melissa and Doug! I wish there were jobs in the field to merchandise these toys as this would be a dream job. I found myself humming that song about “I don’t want to grow up…” another company, sorry but your toys ROCK! You know what kids like!!!

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  • 21. Margo  |  April 18, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Hi, Just wanted you to know that I purchased your counting skills magnetic apples game for my 3 year-old grandson whom I have taken to “school” (called Nana’s school) to teach him counting skills. I had used an activities book’s suggestion of using cupcake liners – making different amount of dots in each, and using cheerios (my choce) to place in the cupcake liner. Well, it’s a little clumsy tha way, plus he was eating the cheerios. So when I was at GO BANANAS here in Ashburn, VA, I discovered your wonderful counting game. I love it because he can’t get to the little apples, it’s teaching him “magic” (the magnet), and he seemed to have fun while learning. We’ve only used it once (today), but I can see we will be using it a lot. I looked at your website, but have some things to do, so will “educate” myself later. I wonder, is it possible for you to tell me of any other products of yours that GO BANANAS might have to enhance his counting and learning the alphabet learning? Great job guys. I really enjoyed reading all about you. You’ve been blessed in your life – thank God. See ya’ – Margo

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  • 22. Darlene Glover  |  April 15, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    We have so many of your products I have stopped counting … and we love them all. The only thing I wish you would change is … IF you are going to have give-a-way contests why don’t you make the entry process easy like everyone else. Who has time to blog, twitter, post …. etc! Just let us enter each day with e-mail address and then we can start praying we win!

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  • 23. Murky  |  March 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I love the birthday cake and the cooking set. My kids love it! These products will last forever!!!

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  • 24. Kim E  |  March 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I teach in a Head Start program and have used many of your puzzles and other toys. I appreciate the quality and learning value. I recently purchased the Joey and Maggie Leigh magnetic dress up dolls. I am wishing that the girl doll had some clothing that fit her to allow her to be a firefighter, police officer, etc, rather than just girly clothes. Please take this into consideration. For now, I put some of the career clothing in the girl box…

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    • 25. Jenni  |  June 18, 2012 at 8:55 am

      I was coming to say exactly this. My daughter was given these dolls as a birthday present and I don’t want to have another conversation with her about how girls can be doctors and firefighters while she’s telling me no, girls can’t do those things.

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      • 26. melissaanddoug  |  June 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

        Jenni,

        In our series of puppets the surgeon is a girl. I agree that girls ought to believe they can be anything!

        Sincerely,
        Christine

  • 27. Kristin Gardiner  |  March 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Your toys are amazing! Wonderful quality and I can pass them down from my kids to grandkids.

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  • 28. Ariel  |  March 11, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Learning Express is a HUGE fan of Melissa & Doug. We recently mentioned you folks on our blog!

    http://learningexpressblog.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/teach-your-kids-to-go-green.html

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  • 29. Earl  |  March 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Love your puppets! Recently got a lot of smiles with the puppets–Thanks!

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  • 30. Lorie C  |  December 14, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Your toys are finally finding the stores here! I live in a small town in western Pa. and am thrilled to find some! It would be great to be able to find your entire line of toys around here. keep going you guys!! : )

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  • 31. jenncz  |  December 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I have many of your products and they have lasted with all three of my children. I recently purchased the play food cake set. Is there a reason this doesn’t come with a plastic cover like the pizza set? It really difficult to keep track of all the pieces. I have the same problem with two magnetic puzzle dolls. The princess and boy set with all the costumes. There is no cover to keep everything together. I will keep buying your products because I love them.

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    • 32. Kristy Taylor  |  January 26, 2010 at 2:16 pm

      I totally agree. It’s hard to teach my little one to put away her dress up dolls and put them away, when I have to actually carry the box for her, so they don’t spill out. Love the dolls, just wish they were ‘stored’ better.

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  • 33. D.J.  |  December 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    ONE OTHER TOY I’D LOVE TO HAVE IS multi-activity table as well as the fantastic puppet theater and puppets. Newsletter #1.

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  • 34. Tania Riga  |  December 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I was very excited after coveting your products over the internet for 2 years to finally find some of them at a toystore in Athens Greece where I live! And of course I went ahead and bought a few for my boys but naturally I needed more! Since I wanted to buy them a kitchen after extensive research I had to get them your deluxe kitchen, it was the best. What I want to tell you is that I bought it for 390 euros!!!!!!!! :-(. Just thought you should know how much your products cost in this side of the world because even though I could afford the steep price many others won’t. I don’t know whether you can do anything about this obscene mark-up but if your greek dealers tell you that your products don’t sell because they are too expensive keep in mind that they are just greedy!
    Still a huge fan of your products
    T.

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  • 35. Cheryl Wortham  |  November 20, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I use your puppets in Preschool Church Worship and love them. They are not too heavy for young teen volunteers. Looking forward to buying products for my grandbaby girls in the future.

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  • 36. lios kula  |  November 15, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    i have goten 2 off your plush dogs my famley loves them one is the golden rchver his name is krypto and the ohther is a husky his name is shasta plz make a new breed off plush dog my dater loves them

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  • 37. Marylin Barsky  |  November 7, 2009 at 10:52 am

    I have 2 granddaughters ages 3 1/2 and 5 and since I discovered Melissa and Doug I look for your brand when purchasing gifts for them. I only wish your product line were made in the USA.

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  • 38. Loukia  |  November 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Hi there! I absolutely love all your products, and have been a fan for 4 years – basically, since becoming a mom! I have two little boys and I can honestly tell you we have tons of your products, from the puzzles (at least 10) to the play food, to the lacing beads, to the alphabet stamping kit – and as a mommyblogger, I would love to do a review and giveaway on my blog! My boys, especially my youngst, who is almost 2, is very much into playing kitchen and cooking – my oldest loves the puzzles and stamps.
    Please let me know – I would love to have a giveaway on my blog!

    Thank you!
    Loukia
    http://www.loulousviews.blogspot.com

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  • 39. Diana Peters  |  November 6, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I have a 1 year old grandaughter that I purchased some of your puzzles for she loves them. I was so excited to find something made here and safe. Thanks because I plan on buying my Christmas gifts for all the great nieces and nephews from you.

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  • 40. Jan Garrett  |  November 5, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    We love your puzzles! They last forever at our preschool.

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  • 41. Rhonda Achilles  |  November 4, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Your play food is the BEST!

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  • 42. donna spencer  |  October 31, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I have a 2 year old grandaughter and I have purchased many of your toys. I love everything i have purchased and so does she. They are so well made. Thanks to all.

    Reply

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