Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway- Products Worth Reviewing and Giveaway

It’s hard to believe that the holidays are practically just around the corner. We just celebrated Halloween and even before then, stores were already moving in their holiday merchandise. Each year I tell myself to start my holiday shopping early. But somehow, I end up doing it late anyway. Well, at least I do have my list ahead of time and although I know some people who shop year round, somehow for me, I’ll probabaly end up forgetting where I stashed those gifts by the time Christmas rolls around.

But this year, I’m getting a big help from Melissa & Doug. With toys and gifts suitable for boys and girls of all ages, I’m sure I will find something from Melissa & Doug. I’ve bought many of their toys throughout the years and even long before my son was born to give to my nieces and nephews and friends. You’ve probably heard of Melissa & Doug since you can find their products practically everywhere and you might even have a few of them in your house. And with the holiday season coming up, the wonderful folks at Melissa & Doug have come up with a unique gift list of their 20 most popular toys to share with their readers and a contest on Facebook to win one of the toys: You can win a toy every day and the contest ends on November 25 so be sure to stop by their Facebook page and enter!

I also checked out Melissa & Doug’s website and found their Terrific Twenty List really helpful and inspiring: Their list includes incredible toys such as the Big Rig Building Truck Wooden Play Set where your kid can add on wooden parts to complete a truck and it even comes with its own tools; Animal Rescue Shape-Sorting Truck Wooden Toy which is a wooden puzzle toy on wheels; the Trunki, which is a wheeled suitcase and riding toy in one; Doorbell House with a working doorbell and playing dolls; Stamp-a- Scene Fairy Garden which is a complete stamp set, and many more that will delight and entertain your children for hours and hours. And the toys are a balanced selection of age groups and for different growing stages in a child’s life. So there is something for a 1-year old or a 3-year old and up.

If you’ve heard of Melissa&Doug then you know that they make safe, fun, and educational toys for children of all ages. But what I like most about them is that their toys are made from natural wood and they test their products stringently to make sure there are no paints or materials that can be toxic to people. After all, their own kids play with those toys too. So if you’re in the market to find some new toys that are fun to play with, cool to look at, and offer an abundance of educational outlets, then give Melissa&Doug toys a try. They have hundreds of different types of toys to choose from so you’ll most likely find a few for your kids to play with and to give as gifts. Check out their Terrific Twenty List here:

As an official Melissa&Doug blogger, I was given the opportunity to try and review one of the toys on their Terrific Twenty List and to give one away to a LUCKY reader of Happymomblogger. The winner will receive the Big Rig Building Truck Wooden Playset (, valued at $29.99 as the prize. So how do you win this fantastic prize? Read below to find out!

Here’s how to enter in the Melissa&Doug Terrific Twenty List giveaway:

(Please note, the rules have changed slightly. Please read carefully before entering)


#1 entry – “Like” Melissa&Doug on Facebook: and write on their wall that you are entering the contest at Happymomblogger: Please put Happymomblogger as the heading.


#2 entry – Become a follower:!/happymomblogger and “Tweet” me @happymomblogger that you are entering the Melissa&Doug Terrific Twenty giveaway. Become a follower of Melissa&Doug: and “Tweet” that you are entering the Melissa&Doug Terrific Twenty contest at Happymomblogger.

#3 entry – Subscribe to my Blog.

#4 entry – Enter in my other contests.

#5 entry – Vote for me at Top Mommy Blogs using the link provided below.

You can enter by telling me the 5 entries in the LEAVE A COMMENT box. Please be sure to give me your name and email address so that I may contact you if you win. Contest is open to residents of US only. 18 years and older please. Please be sure to provide a physical address and not a P.O. Box. Only 1 contestant per household please. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. Any violation of the rules will deem your entry as disqualified. Happymomblogger is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged prizes but will do the best to ensure your prize gets there. In  the event the winner can not be contacted within 3 days of email sent then another winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibed by law.

Contest Start Date: November 11, 2012

Contest End Date: November 19, 2012 – Congratulations to Julie on winning the prize!

Only 1 winner will be chosen at random and I will post the winner’s name on my blog.


Disclaimer: The product(s)were sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on “Happymomblogger” remain unbiased and unpaid and are the sole decision of the author. The opinions of these product(s) were not influenced in any way, shape, or form. As always, please read the ingredients carefully when trying new products.

Please read the labels and ingredients carefully and follow all manufacturer’s instructions (if any). The products selected for the giveaway were generously donated by the companies/PR to help readers learn more about their products. The winner’s choice in using/consuming these products are entirely up to the winner and will not hold the author and her family liable nor the companies/PR liable. These products are made with non-toxic ingredients but always be safe with what you use and consume.

House Foods – Tofu Contest on Facebook

Tofu isn’t just for vegetarians anymore. No, in fact, tofu has become a staple in most households in the United States. Tofu, which comes from soybeans, are naturally high in protein, iron, and fiber. These essential qualities along with other health benefits has made soy products a regular in restaurants, supermarkets, and coffee houses (think of Starbucks using Soymilk instead of regular milk). One of the largest manufacturer of tofu is House Foods. House Foods has been in the tofu-making business for over 30 years in the US but originated in Japan. As the company found a growing need for tofu products to be made in the US for quality purposes, House Tofu opened its first tofu manufacturing facility in Southern California after successfully initiating their brand name into the US. House Foods also opened Curry House which is a chain restaurant serving curry dishes which also features tofu as a main item.

House Tofu makes an extensive line of tofu products which includes their premium, organic, non-GMO tofu, seasoned tofu, tofu shirataki, So-Yah!, konnyaku, and age. All of House Tofu products are made with non-genetically modified soybeans grown in Northern America. And with so many varieties to choose from, you won’t get tired of eating and preparing tofu. On their website:, you’ll find a wealth of information regarding the health benefits of tofu as well as a wide selection of uses for tofu. I found some really great recipes using tofu that I will be trying very soon.

House Tofu is currently running a contest on Facebook for a chance to win one case (6 packages) of free tofu/noodles per week. All you have to do is ‘Like’ their Facebook page! Winners can choose to receive a case of Premium tofu, Organic tofu, Organic tofu cutlet, or Tofu Shirataki. The promotion ends on August 28th, 2011. Click on the link below to “LIKE” House Tofu and enter the contest! Imagine not having to purchase tofu for your meals because you can win a case full of them!

If you win, be sure to come back here and comment that you won. And if you try one of their recipes or have a recipe of your own, I’d love for you to share it here!

Best of Luck!

Happymomblogger is not the sponsor of the Facebook/House Tofu contest. Please refer to the rules and conditions on their contest page for more info.