Melissa & Doug Christmas Giveaway


My children love to play store and seem to set up a new shop in our living room each day. It can get a bit messy, especially when they use all of my books to create a book store. And don’t get me started on the toy store that includes most of the toys and stuffed animals from their bedrooms.

When I was asked to review the Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade stand, I was thrilled. It is absolutely perfect for my children.


The plastic bins not only help to keep everything neat and tidy, but they also make clean up a breeze. The removable chalkboard signs are perfect for handwriting practice and also provide a fun way to teach money values to my older two.

It is very sturdy, holding up well to all three of my kiddos who can sometimes be more like bulls in a China shop.

High-quality, educational and fun, what else would you expect from Melissa & Doug?

The Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand has already received hours of play. We can’t wait for springtime to take the stand outside and sell lemonade to the neighbors.

This would make a perfect Christmas gift. In fact, we have one Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand, retail value $129.99, to give away to one lucky reader.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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  6. Entries are open from Monday, November 16th until Friday, December 4th at 12pm EST.
  7. Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Tuesday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)
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*Melissa & Doug provided me with one Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand to review as well as one to giveaway. They are also providing a toy to our Under The Tree program.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom contributing editor, Erica.


  1. says

    How great! My daugther loves to pretend!! The other day she put a halloween size bag of popcorn in the microwave on her play kitchen, pushed some buttons, said “beep beep. REA-Y”

  2. Leilani says

    I LOVE Melissa and Doug toys. Maybe even more than my kids do. My favorite sesame street characters were the yip yips. So funny! Thanks!

  3. judy brittle says

    My grandkids would absolutely love this! A great way for them to play together. My favorite Sesame Street moment was when my daughter was younger she would not sit still for 5 minutes EVER until she discovered Sesame Street. She would sit and watch the entire show so for 1 hour every day I was happy to have her watch. Thank you!

  4. Michelle Andrews says

    My daughter would absolutely love this. She has a lemonade/bake sale in our yard every year to benefit the American Cancer Society, and she would think she is hot stuff with this. Thank you for the opportunity.

  5. says

    Melissa & Doug make the greatest products!

    (posted on my blog about your giveaways, included button on both that post and my sidebar).

    Thanks for the chance!

    leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

  6. says

    I LOVE Melissa and Doug. VERY well made items, that last, and I love my kids to have. They’re just so durable and adorable! Plus, my little girl LOVES pretend food and all that goes with it! This would be perfect!

  7. Tiffany Stephens says

    My favorite Sesame Street story is a recent one. I found my two sons sitting in their room singing the Elmo song together.

  8. Brian says


    My favorite book when I was a kid was “There’s a Monster At The End of This Book” with Lovable, Furry, Old Grover. Then when I had kids, I noticed they made a new version, and Grover had to share billing with that abomination, Elmo.

  9. lyz miller says

    my 4 year old would freak over this. They had one similar to it at a play place in MS. and we almost never got her out

  10. says

    My kids would love this toy! My daughter has been wanting to set up a lemonade stand ever since she saw some kids doing one last summer!

    My favorite Sesame Street memory would have to be the “Ladybug Picnic” song! I believe it was on the days when the number of the day was “12” because I also loved the pinball song… 1-2-3-4-5… 6-7-8-9-10… 11-12 ohohohohohohoh!

  11. Maggie M. says

    Wow my nephew would love this! We did a lemonade stand this summer but this is so cute! I love Melissa and Doug- I am an email subscriber!
    Maggie M.

  12. jakell m says

    My 4yr old (going on 5 in Dec) would LOVE this for christmas, she loves to play “buyer” and pretend to go shopping! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  13. Maureen says

    My boys would so love this and I would love that they’d have such a great way to organize all their play food. Thanks, Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

  14. Shari says

    We LOVE Melissa & Doug stuff around our house! I know my little fellow would get a kick out of that grocery store. Thanks!

  15. Cheri says

    I get the newsletter

    I think we saw these at the Discovery Science Center a few years ago – these would be awesome for my daughter’s school!

  16. says

    This is crazy cool! We are thinking of making our office into a playroom and this would be so cute in there. My kids would get hours of entertainment!

  17. Jessica says

    My daughter would love this. She loves to stand behind things and ask “Whatchu want?” This would be perfect for her.

  18. Margaret Smith says

    How adorable. My daughter would love this. She was just asking this past summer to set up a Lemonade stand. THanks so much.

  19. Julie Smith says

    This would be awesome to win, especially since allllllll summer long, my son was asking to set up a lemonade stand like his sister used to do. This would make it so much easier and more organized for him!

  20. Tracey Byram says

    Playing store is one of Liz’s favorite things to do. She would be ecstatic over having such a cool store to sell from.

  21. jennie says

    My girls love to play store and farmer’s market. They would have hours of fun with this. Thanks for the giveaways–you’ll make someone very happy!

  22. Kathy D says

    I love Melissa and Doug i have always found it to be really really well made….. I would love to win for my sister to put in her new babies room

  23. Kelly Ann T. says

    Melissa and Doug have such unique products. This would be a great way to teach the kids about money and working together. Thank you

  24. Shawna O'Brien says

    So cute! My Toddler would love playing with this. I just love Toys from Melissa & Doug. It is such a great developmental toy.

  25. regina says

    This is an awesome item that can promote hours of latsing imaganitive play. I know my daughter would love to get this for christmas…also opening a “store” or a “lemonade stand” is a great way to teach child about money. Thanks for the opportunity to win this

  26. Nora McClymer says

    so entertaining.. and I think I could drink a lemonade right now! Homemade is so delicious.
    This is a lovely toy.

  27. Debbie S. says

    would really, really love the Melissa & Doug Grocery Store/Lemonade Stand… I would donate to our local preschool.

  28. Jennifer Barr says

    I love melissa & doug toys…we have quite a few of their puzzles especially. This set looks great. My kids would have a ball with it :)

  29. Heather N says

    We have the toy bins but nothing as cute as these!!! Love the top counter part of these as it would make a really nice play area!

  30. Theresa Dell says

    My niece had a lemonade stand this summer just using a folding table, she’s really love this and use it a lot

  31. John Melendrez says

    This is a wonderful toy. I’d love to put this under the tree for my kids for Christmas. Makes me remember all the time my brother and sister and I set up our Lemonade stand outside our house.

  32. Aniela says

    Those are so cute! They could definitely inspire lots of imaginitive play as well as be used for real lemondae stands.

  33. Jessica Kaufman says

    I adore Melissa & Doug Products. My son would love playing with this. He takes out all our food from the pantry to play with it. The food stand would be much better for him to play with.

  34. Eileen says

    Oh my gosh, our neighborhood little ones are always trying to do lemonade stands. THIS would be great for the kids!!! Something of their very own that parents do not have to help them set up everytime.WHAT a GREAT idea!!!!
    (AND our great neighborhood kids always donate all their profits to the humane society…as we have lost beloved dogs the past 2 years on our block. Isnt that AWESOME!!!

    ejrichter60 at gamil dot com

  35. Chandra Strazdas says

    This is so cool, I love the reversable awning! I know my son would love this! Thanks for the giveaway!