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Getting the Most from Our Website

January 02, 2024

Want to make the most out of your experience on Our site has developed over the years to be THE place to shop timeless toys. Plus, on our Living Playfully blog, we provide play tips, free printable activities for kids, ideas on early learning development, and more.

Consider this blog post a handy guide to, as we provide an overview on special category pages you’ll want to visit; new site features, collections; and highlight top products to consider for your child. Read on to learn more about the top destinations inside our website you’ll want to bookmark ASAP.

Must-Visit Destinations on

Play Perks Rewards Page

Melissa & Doug recently introduced a rewards program called Play Perks, which lets our customers earn points on Melissa & Doug toy purchases and brand interactions, which they can redeem for exclusive rewards.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up: Create an account and earn 25 points.

  2. Earn points: Earn points every time you shop; earn even more points when you follow us on social media, celebrate a child’s first birthday with us, and more.

  3. Redeem Points: To get exclusive rewards.

Melissa & Doug Play Perks Page

Melissa & Doug E-Gift Cards Product Page

Give the gift of imaginative, open-ended play from Melissa & Doug with a digital e-gift card!

Available in denominations from $25 to $300, and delivered via email right away to your lucky gift recipient, who will be able to instantly shop a wide selection of timeless toys.

Melissa & Doug E-Gift Cards can be used for online purchases at or a Melissa & Doug retail store. (NOTE: E-gift cards cannot be used at any other retailer). You also have the ability to check the balance on your Melissa & Doug e-Gift Card any time, and can feel secure in your purchase knowing that values on Melissa & Doug e-Gift Cards never expire.

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Shop the Playroom Page

Need playroom inspo or a makeover? Get inspired by playrooms based on our timeless toys! To make it easier for parents and caregivers shopping to stock a child’s playroom, Melissa & Doug created this Shop the Playroom page, which curates four specifically themed playrooms and makes the items available in one-stop shoppable destinations. Shop from four themed & stylized playrooms:

Baby's First Playroom

Pretend Play Playroom

Colorful Classics Playroom

Foodie Fun Playroom

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Gift Finder

Find gifts kids will love—and that you will feel great about giving! Go to the Gift Finder on the homepage or on the Gift Guide page. Answer some basic info about the child you’re shopping for—age and interest—and get a carefully curated selection of toys selected just for your kiddo.

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Shop By Age Page

These are the toys most likely to engage their interests and to hit that sweet spot of where kids may be developmentally. On each product page, you'll find product-specific age recommendations, which are based on both safety and developmental considerations.

Melissa & Doug Shop by Age Page

Gift Bundle Page

If your little one is super-into a subject—fire trucks, cooking, animals, dinosaurs, for example—Melissa & Doug offers specially curated Gift Bundles comprised of individual items within that theme! For example, if you shop our All About Animals Gift Bundle, it includes three beloved animal-themed Melissa & Doug toys: Zoo Friends Hand Puppets (tiger, elephant, monkey, giraffe); an 8-piece Zoo Animals Sounds Puzzle; and a 20-piece Wooden Animal Magnets set! There are 10 different Gift Bundle themes to shop from, too so visit our Gift Bundles page. 

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Baby & Toddler Toys Collection

Our baby and toddler toys are specially designed to be a launch pad for discovery, and inspire early imaginative play for even the littlest ones! Learning has never looked so fun—these new toys for babies and toddlers let kids take the lead, and give them the foundation for a lifetime of learning with focus on four key areas:

  • Kinetic & On the Move
  • Fun Shapes & Textures
  • Diverse Characters
  • Open-Ended Play

Learn more now and explore baby & toddler toys!

Melissa & Doug Baby & Toddler Toys page

Custom Shopping Options

Depending on your shopping approach, maybe you like to do things a little differently. If you depend on personal recommendations, you’ll want to visit Melissa’s Picks page to get our founder’s hand-picked, personal endorsement. Perhaps you only want to shop from our top-selling items? We have a Best Sellers page just for you. Looking for something from a particular new collection that’s new to market? We have a Collections page, which is currently featuring our National Parks Foundation toys. And finally, if you only want to shop items that have been discounted, we offer a dedicated Sale page as well.

Melissa & Doug Melissa Picks Page

No matter your shopping style and preferences, offers a host of different options for parents and caregivers to find the perfect toy for their child. Add to your Bookmarks tab, and stop by anytime!

Follow the links below for more great toy content from Melissa & Doug:

30 Best Childhood Games to Share with Kids Today

Toy Spotlight: La Patisserie Bakery

Toys that Grow with Your Child

5 Fundamental Skills You Can Teach Kids Through Play

Shop Melissa & Doug Digital eGift Cards

Sign Up for Melissa & Doug Play Perks Rewards

Visit Melissa & Doug’s Gift Finder Landing Page

Shop Melissa & Doug’s New Arrivals