Giveaway: Solid Wood Dollhouse from Melissa & Doug

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Welcome to Simple Living Media’s  Home for the Holidays!  We’ve got 25 giveaways across the entire network this week to give you plenty of chances to win a great gift, just in time for the holidays.

Remember that secret gift for Tate I mentioned in my vlog last Friday? Well, today you get to find out what it is:

Yep, today I’m giving away a multi-level, solid wood dollhouse from Melissa & Doug. I absolutely cannot wait to give it to my almost-six-year-old girl, who’ll most definitely go nuts over this. This will be her main Christmas gift this year!

Valued at $150, this dollhouse is move-in ready (ha!) and comes with 19 pieces of moveable furniture. Perfect for hours of open-ended play for kids of many ages.

Learn more about this little sweet dollhouse and how to win it.

I was thrilled to learn that this dollhouse on its way was almost two feet tall and two feet wide — so I was surprised upon arrival when the box didn’t really seem all that big. Ah. Assembly required. Time to get out the tools.

But actually, it wasn’t that hard. In fact, it was easy. Kyle only needed his screwdriver and the included diagrams, and voila — a standing dollhouse in the time it takes to assemble Ikea shelving.

This dollhouse is adorable. It’s pink and purple — my daughter’s favorite colors (and I’d wager to guess, if your daughter is younger than 10, that those are her’s as well). But these aren’t shmarmy, saccharine shades; they’re classically sweet colors made for little girls. They remind me of ice cream.

AND — this thing is solid wood. Completely! Not one plastic piece of furniture or door in the set. The entire thing is made of wood, and it just feels well-made, like most Melissa & Doug products. This dollhouse will probably be handed down to Tate’s daughter one day, Lord-willing.

Melissa and Doug have been in business for over 20 years — yep, they’re actual people! Their products are known for quality, and pass all kinds of tests to ensure the toys you see are safe and ready for hours of play. I love that they create simple, well-made toys that aren’t trendy — all Melissa & Doug preschool dollhouses speak to a generation that values healthy, open-ended play that encourages creativity and strengthens a child’s imagination. Quite a few of our family’s all-time favorite toys are from Melissa & Doug.

Here’s what I love best about this dollhouse: it’s a classic, durable toy that will stand to hours of play and hopefully last generations. In a culture filled with Bratz and plastic princesses gone wild, my heart fills with joy to find toys that nurture my child’s innocence. Little girls should play with toys that inspire their creativity, not make them feel like they need to look or dress a certain way to be pretty. This dollhouse — like all their wooden dollhouses — fits the bill perfectly. Merry Christmas to you, sweet Tate.

One Simple Mom reader will win a  multi-level, solid wood dollhouse from Melissa & Doug!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: Who would receive this dollhouse — how is this child special to you?

2. For an extra entry, follow both Simple Mom and Melissa & Doug on Twitter, and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure you include both our Twitter handles and this post’s URL. Your tweet can be something like this:

Win a wooden dollhouse from @melissaanddoug on @simplemom! http://bit.ly/gY2Sf1 #Giveaway is today only.

This giveaway will end tonight, Wednesday, December 1 at 11:59 p.m. I hope you win!  We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.

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  1. avatar
    Jenny Brown says:

    My husband and I are god-parents to a 3 1/2 year old little girl who is about to become a big sister. This would be the perfect “big girl” gift for her next birthday.

  2. My wonderful 4 1/2 year old would receive this dollhouse. She would love it!

  3. My daughter would receive this when she’s a little older…she’s currently 5 mos. old. But I love this dollhouse and truthfully her older brother would probably enjoy it just as much!

  4. This would be for my six and two year old. I actually never had a dollhouse and have always loved looking at how amazingly creative you can be with them. I can see hours of decorating ahead for my girls.

  5. This would go to my 4 year old niece. Her mom has been ill for a year and they all could use a little extra love.
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    robin forman says:

    I would be gifting it to my daughter, Maddie, who would spend hours playing with it! She deserves a special present because our family is in the middle of a move requiring that my husband work three states away… and has been since September! She has been a helper to me every day, which has been so much appreciated!

  7. Wow, that looks wonderful! I would give it to my sweet little girl to make her own memories with.
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  8. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/getupandplay/status/9839203068153856
    (And I follow both).
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  9. My 8 year old daughter would love this dollhouse. She is the sweetest little homemaker girl … loves to decorate and clean and bake and take care of her little brothers.

  10. Oh sweet goodness, my almost 4-year-old and 1 1/2-year-old would LOVE this!

  11. My daughter is 6, the perfect age for this doll house. I know she would absolutely love it!

  12. This would be such a nice gift for my grand daughter Betsy!

  13. This would be for my daughter if we won it! She doesn’t have one and I think she’d love having one! =)

  14. My daughter, with her amazing imagination, has asked for a doll house from Santa. She would be over the moon with this doll house.

  15. My niece, Ming Wai. She’s an imaginative little girl, and my daughter’s best friend!
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  16. Our daughter just turned five and became a big sister in the last two months, so this would be a big girl gift all for her.

  17. I would probably give to my niece. All boys at this house.

  18. Wow! I have two sweet little girls. My oldest daughter will be 3 very soon and would absolutely adore this! The one year old would probably love how it tastes…

  19. I follow you both on Twitter. Thank you!

  20. avatar
    Christa Schmeelk says:

    I wouldn’t keep this dollhouse myself, but would LOVE to donate it to an amazing program house in my town (Missoula, MT) called Mountain Home which is a house for women and children to live in including pregnant and teenage moms.

  21. We are expats and my daughter doesn’t have a lot of real toys. Oh, she has plenty but most of what we have are for visitors to play with. She likes to play with mops and brooms and the vacuum. But one thing she LOVES to do is play with dolls. My second child is also a girl so as they grow older I would love to have a dollhouse for them to share and to share with their little-girl-friends as well. Thanks for all the giveaways!

  22. Oh gosh! Sorry… I forgot to include the twitter link where I tweeted in my previous post. Please disregard that one.

    http://twitter.com/#!/_AnaGuerrero_/status/9840403792527361

  23. My little girl isn’t here yet (12 days to go!!!), but I would love this for her room and for her to have as she grows older. I love Melissa and Doug!

  24. My almost 3 year old daughter. Like me, she’s a middle child and sometimes gets overlooked. She would LOVE this!
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  25. My fabulous, pink loving, truck rolling, marker drawing four year old son would LOVE this. He loves all things pink. I always know which art is his at class. The pink dragon? All him.

  26. My sweet son loves to play with “ladies.” And these “ladies” would love this home!
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  27. This would be for my cute 2 and 4 year olds – who light up my life.

  28. My 4 year old daughter would love this house. Not only is the house adorable, but it is pink and purple, her two favorite colors.

  29. Definitely my daughters would be the happy beneficiaries of this awesome house!
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  30. I have four daughters. They would be the recipients and they would share it. They absolutely love playing doll house together. While I have enjoyed watching them create their own dollhouses out of boxes and containers I think they would really enjoy such a special toy.

  31. My niece would love this house!

  32. I would give this dollhouse to my daughter. She’s one and a half, and with two older brothers, she doesn’t yet have a lot of girly toys. She’s like a magnet to them when we are at friends’ homes, and I know she would love something like this.
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  33. I’d love this for my daughter. She’s only 8 months, but there are plenty of 2 1/2 year old girls in our mom’s group that would love to play with this until my daughter is old enough. We try to buy wooden, open-ended toys, and love M&D!
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  34. I follow you both and tweeted.
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  35. It’s so funny that you have this on here, because one of my twin daughters misses her old dollhouse that we sacrificed during a move. This would make her holiday!!

  36. So even though it looks a bit girly on the outside, I actually think my son would love it!

  37. OH, and I already follow both of you on Twitter – thanks for the great tweets!!
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  38. Our 2 1/2 year old would be thrilled with this toy!

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    Carly Hayden says:

    My two daughters would adore this for years!

  40. I would give it to my almost 6yo daughter who joined our family through adoption 5 years and 2 days ago! She loves to play “dollies” and would probably never sleep again if she wins this!

  41. My granddaughter. How special is she to me? There are not even words.
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  42. I’d give this to my 3 yo daughter. She would love it!

  43. My 4 year old daughter would get this darling little dollhouse….and go completely nuts!

  44. avatar
    Amy McGrath says:

    My awesome daughter who is 4 years old and surrounded by boys and boy stuff.

  45. This would be a gift for my 4 year old daughter, but I have a feeling that Grandma might enjoy it a little more than my daughter. Grandma started a piggy bank fund for a dollhouse when my daughter was only 2. Grandma has her piggy bank 6 hours away, and we have ours. It did not matter that my daughter was only 2 years old. Grandma KNOWS that she will love a dollhouse. Grandma has been dreaming of a nice dollhouse her whole life! (Mom was never into dollhouses)

  46. My daughter’s would receive this dollhouse. They would love it especially since they have just gotten to the ages where they are starting to play together.

  47. My 5 and 4 year old nieces would love to play with this – hours and hours of beautiful giggling and fun!

  48. avatar
    Amy McGrath says:

    I follow both on Twitter. Also tweeted about this great giveaway. @mcgrathfive

  49. What a wonderful giveaway! I have a niece who would just love this. :-)
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  50. I always wanted a wooden dollhouse as a child and never had one so I swore my daughter would have one one day. Then I had three boys until I finally got my little girl (and then another boy after that) who is now 5. She is surrounded by boys and is a pretty tough little girl but still has her bits of girliness to her. She asked for a dollhouse for the first time on her recent birthday and my mom looked into and actually mentioned this one specifically but it was out of her range. I would love to have the chance to share this special gift with my special little girl.

  51. my daughter when she’s a little older…

  52. My daughter just turned 5 and all she wants for Christmas is a dollhouse. :) And I so badly want to give her a beautiful one that will last…this is perfect!

  53. If I won my 3-year old twin girls would get this doll house for Christmas!!!
    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  54. Oh how precious! If I won it would be the perfect gift for my 3 daughters, ages 5, 3 and 1. They would love it!

  55. I’d give this to my 20 month old daughter Charlee who is absolutely obsessed with dolls and babies. She’s a spark in my life. She has such a spunky personality, brings so much joy to my life. She makes me laugh every day.

  56. My husband & I are in the process of beginning to start our family and this would be for our first beloved child:)

  57. I follow both on twitter and I tweeted…

  58. I love Melissa & Doug toys.

    This would be for my 4-year-old, who always plays with her cousin’s doll house when we’re at their house. Her cousins can be running wild, and she’ll be completely engrossed in the doll house. She’s my daughter, so she’s kind of special to me for that reason alone, you know, just a little bit. ;)

  59. I would give that to my dear friend’s daughter, T. T is the kind of girl who is outdoor type, same time she is really into fairies, glitters, and fluffy. She loves to nurture and look after my little boys and her little brother. She is like a big sister to my boys. I know she would appreciate such adorable dollhouse like that. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

  60. My 4yo son and 2yo daughter would receive this dollhouse. Both are getting to the age where they are enjoying playing together.

  61. This dollhouse would be for my two boys ages 3 and 5. They are such kind respectful boys and deeply appreciate all things and people. They have been building their own little houses together in little cubbies in the house or outside in the fairy garden. however, this house would truly be an amazing surprise for them. with love and light, susan

  62. My 2 year old would get it! She would just have a hey day!

  63. I would love this for my 2 year old niece, Ruby!!

  64. avatar
    Abigail Gunter says:

    My 2 and 4 year old daughters would loves this.

  65. My daughter would receive this as a gift. She’s 5, and lives in a world of endless imaginary stories. Oh, the use this dollhouse would get! And she’s special to me, other than because she’s my daughter, for the fact that she’s my mirror, and I see all of myself, good or bad, in all that she does. And she unknowingly pushes me to be that better human being. ♥

  66. I would be so happy to give this to my daughter Evelyn. She would be so excited!

  67. Oh my!! My almost 3 yr old would FLIP OUT! All she ever gets is hand-me-downs from her 2 older sisters – not that she knows – but she would play with this ALL DAY LONG!!
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  68. avatar
    Paulette Houston says:

    My precious great-niece who loves “girly” things especially since she has 2 brothers

  69. I would be giving this doll house to my oldest daughter. Since she could talk she has asked for a dollhouse. We have never been able to get her one. She is my oldest child, She has grown as I have grown as a parent. She is just the best daughter any parent could ask for. I would just really like the opportunity to give her such a wonderful gift.

  70. avatar
    Pam in Missouri says:

    I’m not sure who would enjoy this more: me or my daughter! She is constantly playing pretend and making up family stories. Even when she plays with trains, there is a mom train and a dad train.

  71. Probably my new niece….I haven’t met her yet, because we live 6,000 miles away from her, but I’m sure she’s like it!

  72. Followed you both and Tweeted @tzaleski22

  73. my 2 daughters, 2.5 and almost 4 years old, would really enjoy this dollhouse!

  74. this is simply wonderful! my daughter would love love love love this!!

    xo,
    christen
    thekrumms@gmail.com

  75. This would be AWESOME for my 3yo niece. Her parents just built their own house and she was really excited about that, and I know she’d be thrilled to have her “own” house too!

  76. i “liked” simple mom on facebook :)

    xo,
    christen
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  77. this is so cute! my daughter would love this so much!
    thanks ;)

  78. oh. my. goodness. i am giggling as i imagine my maggie (3 years old) opening this incredible gift. “pink and purple! i LOVE pink and purple!” so much joy. and i love the idea that as little jane (8 months) grows older, they could spend many many many hours playing together with this gorgeous dollhouse. it’s a beautiful gift.

  79. i followed melissa and doug on twitter :)

    xo,
    christen
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  80. Definately my 2 daughters! They are angels sent from Heaven to me. :)
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  81. I’m torn – keep a pink dollhouse for my son (why not?) or give it to my sweet little niece?? They’re both special kids, anyway, just by virtue of being here!
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  82. Definitely for my 3.5 year old granddaughter … the first girl on my husband’s side of the family in over 60 years : )

  83. avatar
    Thais Winzen says:

    Aw….I’d LOVE to win this for my Bella. My daugther is six years old, and is imaginative, fun, intelligent, expressive, caring and beautiful. You never know what is going to come out of her mouth, and it is always truthful and hilarious. What a blessing!

  84. I’d give it to my 2yo son. Boys like pretend play too!
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  85. my daughter, ellen would love this dollhouse. she really enjoys ‘girly’ things, for sure!

  86. My daughter Madeleine would receive it. She’s the highlight of every day for me! She is a toddler and just starting with pretend play, so this would be a wonderful present for her!

  87. This would be for my only daughter – she’s special for that reason alone! =)

  88. This would be for my future daughter… so classic!
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  89. My daughter, 7 years old, would LOVE this dollhouse! She loves to pretend, she is super girly, and would have a blast playing with this!

  90. This would be for my oldest daughter, who is 5. She has been asking for a dollhouse for Christmas and pink is definitely her favorite color. Even my husband couldn’t object to such a great house since it is made all of wood and not plastic (which he doesn’t like).
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  91. Thinking my sweet daughter would love this little house:)

  92. My precious little niece, Ellie, who will turn 8 on December 23, would recieve it for her birthday. She is such a “little girl” and she is not just special to me because her mom thinks she looks like me or that she and I have the same middle name!

  93. It might sit in the garage for a couple years, but my sweet little toddler-girl would love this in a couple years!
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  94. This charming pink and purple doll house would be a perfect gift for my 5 year old daughter (6 in 2 weeks!). She is my constant source of creativity and entertainment and a joy to spend every day with. I know she would get years of play out of such a doll house!
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  95. Oooh, how I wish I had a daughter right now! If I won though, I would probably give it to my niece. She loooves dolls! Thanks for the giveaway!

  96. I would give this to my precious little 4 year old daughter who also likes pink and purple and would have so much fun playing house with this.

  97. My boys would want to play with it, I’m sure… but I’d probably put it away for a year or so while my little girl gets old enough to use it. Its not very fair that her first doll house would be one that her older brothers had already “broken” in for her.

  98. My children (5 and 2) would adore having this to play together. They play side by side with 2 small Fisher Price dollhouses now – this would give them a great collaborative play center.

  99. avatar
    Melissa Wittry says:

    My 3 year old daughter would be getting this dollhouse if I won it. She is special to me not only because she’s my baby girl but having her has made me strive to be a better person because of her.

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