It wouldn't be Christmas without Melissa & Doug. These toy makers delight in turning play time into a group act. The toys are ideal for "family gifts" and this season I pick the Folding Medieval Castle from Melissa Doug$99.99 and theMelissa & Doug Parking Garage$79.99 as the best bets for the holiday.
Both toys offer a lot of room to play. The garage has a crank elevator, ramps and plenty of parking spots for a full collections of cars. It's a great place for all the wheeled vehicles in your home to gather and gas up for adventure. The castle's got a dungeon, trap door and draw bridge--so cool for the play figures and horses you likely already own.
And there are plenty of reasons to shop Melissa & Doug this season. First there's a chance you could Win a Puppet Theater (hurry contest ends 12/8). And then there is this offer:
Melissa & Doug did not pay for this post. Nor did they provide samples. I saw these toys at Toy Fair.