Toy Guide Highlight: Melissa & Doug Wooden Workbench from GummyLump(& Giveaway!)

By Kristie Turck •  Published 11/22/10 •  3 min read

Last updated on December 6th, 2010 at 02:04 pm

One of the items I chose for this years Holiday Toy Guide was the Melissa & Doug wooden Workbench. GummyLump is a great online source for wooden toys, carrying a variety of wood toy making brands like Melissa & Doug, Haba and KidCraft.  I really like that they have an entire section dedicated to special needs toys as well.  It’s been my experience that the toys I get for my kids that are made of wood get more play and are more durable that the cheap plastic toy sets they get.

I know that there can sometimes be questions about materials even with wooden toys but the Melissa & Doug Wooden Workbench passes my quality tests with flying colors. It’s mostly unpainted wood and comes with a variety of tools and project ideas to keep you and your little handy man to create.

Despite it coming in what seemed like 1000 pieces, it assembled quickly and with only mild cursing from my husband – which is a feat.  It is very solid and sturdy once assembled and looks nice (as opposed to the plastic eyesore that is Fisher Price).  I think this will be a lasting addition to anyone’s toy collection, even lasting through generations to come. Cute, functional and timeless.  All Melissa & Doug toys are 20% off the the market suggested retail price on GummyLump so it’s a great place to get them!

GummyLump has generously offered to giveaway a Melissa & Doug Wooden Work Bench to one of our readers!

Here’s How To Enter:

Visit and tell me what other item they sell would make a great gift for your little one this year!

For Extra Entries:(You must leave a comment for each extra entry for them to count):

One US winner will be selected at random using  Entries will be accepted until December 1, 2010 at midnight EST.  Good Luck! :D

Congratulations Jessica P. commenter #136!