For some families, the Christmas decorations come out before the Halloween decor has even been packed away.
No judgments here—it’s the most wonderful time of the year for a reason. In fact, Melissa & Doug offers a special selection of Christmas and winter seasonal items that you’ll want to give to the children on your holiday shopping list this year.
If you’re a parent or caregiver who enjoys making the winter holiday seasons extra magical, consider these Christmas- and seasonal-themed toys for the kiddos on your holiday shopping list. These soon-to-be-beloved holiday favorites run the gamut from pretend play, to learning fun, to arts & crafts, so no matter your child’s interests, Melissa & Doug offers a seasonal-themed toy that’s ready to go under your tree.
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Our Top Christmas and Seasonal-Themed Toys for Kids
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: Slice and pretend to bake a dozen wooden cookies, then decorate them for Christmas!
Fun feature: This colorful play-food set includes a tube of 12 sliceable Christmas cookies with 12 decorative toppings, an oven mitt, wooden cookie sheet, knife and spatula, plus pretend baking directions to encourage unlimited imaginative play and learning.
Skills: Gross & fine motor, encourages creativity and storytelling ability while celebrating the holidays!
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: Add some kid-friendly holiday cheer and a charming yuletide ritual to your home with this wooden magnetic holiday tree! The set includes 24 unique magnetic ornaments plus a shining star for Christmas day--all of which fit neatly in the attached box at the base of the tree.
Fun feature: Kids can pick a favorite design to place on the tree each day, following the numbered outlines to fill the tree right up to Christmas. They'll also love to switch, move, and rearrange the pieces to customize their very own tree countless times!
Skills: Fine motor, storytelling, creative expression
Did you know: Melissa & Doug also offers a religious version of the Countdown to Christmas Calendar!
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: This child-friendly, wooden nativity set provides a "please touch" holiday experience.
Fun feature: The four-piece stable is easy to assemble and the 11 figures encourage your child to re-enact the events of that Christmas Day long ago. A retelling of the Christmas story is included on the package to help create a treasured family tradition for the holiday.
Skills: Fine motor, storytelling, creative expression
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: Welcome, Christmastime! See the pictures, say the words, and poke the irresistible buttons on every page to hear satisfying clicks and pops.
Fun feature: This sturdy 10-page interactive board book invites kids to pop along as they explore the full-color Christmas holiday-themed photographs!
Skills: Encourages language development and fine motor skills.
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: On the night before Christmas, all through the town...there could be heard many loud popping sounds!
Fun feature: Poke the irresistible buttons to hear satisfying "clicks" and "pops" as you countdown to Christmas. This sturdy 20-page interactive board book invites kids to experience the joys of Christmas Eve as they pop their way to Christmas day!
Skills: Encourages language development, counting, and fine motor skills.
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: There are stickers for every occasion imaginable in this collection of full-color stickers! Choose from more than 1,000 stickers organized by theme to help celebrate everything from Valentine's Day, sunny days, back to school, winter fun, Christmas & the holidays, and much, much more!
Fun feature: Create cards and pictures, tell stories, decorate picture frames, book covers, and phone cases--there's no limit to where creativity can lead with this extensive and varied collection. Pages and themes include animals, food, sentiments and greetings, Halloween and back to school, rewards, spring and holidays, summer and holidays, autumn and holidays, and two pages of winter and holidays.
Skills: Fine motor, creative expression, narrative & storytelling ability
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: No-mess painting for kids! This exciting paint-with-water coloring book includes four reusable pages and a refillable water pen. Simply use the pen to color in each scene--details and vibrant color appear with every stroke! Then let the page dry to erase the pictures and fill it in again and again.
Fun feature: This Bible-themed book includes four scenes to color and a search-and-find activity for each scene. The chunky-sized water pen is easy for kids to hold and stores neatly right in the front cover, so Water WOW books make ideal travel activity books for kids!
Skills: Fine motor, C-grip, creative expression, narrative & storytelling ability
Why it’s a great seasonal toy for kids: Simple to use, amazing results, and surprises with every scratch, Scratch Art Holiday Notes make unique holiday decorations and gifts! Scratch away at the black coating to reveal five different colorful patterns.
Fun feature: Each box contains 125 notes (approximately 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches) in five holiday-themed patterns (tree, stocking, star, ornament, and snowflake). Kids can use the wooden stylus to add designs, doodles, patterns, words, pictures and more to create truly one of a kind works of art! Add a string to create hanging decorations. Notes and stylus store in a handy desktop dispenser box.
Skills: Fine motor, C-grip, early writing/drawing, creative expression
Why it’s a great seasonal gift for kids: Give the gift of imaginative, open-ended play from Melissa & Doug with a digital e-gift card! Available in denominations from $25 to $300, delivered via email right away to your lucky gift recipient, who will be able to instantly shop a wide selection of timeless toys.
Fun feature: Can be used for online purchases at MelissaAndDoug.com or a Melissa & Doug retail store (NOTE: E-gift card cannot be used at any other retailer). Check the balance on your Melissa & Doug e-Gift Card any time by visiting the gift card page at MelissaAndDoug.com. Values on Melissa & Doug e-Gift Cards never expire!
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