Things Remembered Collaborates With Melissa & Doug For Holiday Collection

Retailer Offers Educational Toys and Games for You and Your Family this Season

Nov 12, 2015, 16:31 ET from Things Remembered

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the busy toy season, Things Remembered, the nation's largest and most prominent retailer of personalized gifts, has collaborated with leading educational toy and game brand Melissa & Doug to carry a select variety of exclusive customizable toys. The line of personalized novelties will feature some of the brand's most popular toys, games and immersive arts and crafts manufactured by Melissa & Doug.

"Personalization is a huge trend in the marketplace right now," said Nelson Tejeda, Chief Merchandising Officer for Things Remembered. "And it's not limited to just gifts. Kids are personalizing their backpacks and the decor in their bedrooms. Toys seemed like a very logical next step. Personalizing educational toys makes even more sense, as it allows younger children to consistently see and recognize their name. Starting at just $17, these toys are a trend parents can afford."

Melissa & Doug has long been a year-round and holiday favorite, offering parents and families a line of classic products designed to nurture creativity and imagination and encourage children's educational development. Things Remembered will offer 10 exclusive items available for customization, including the Melissa & Doug Fire Truck, Stacking Train, Unit Block on Wheels, Alphabet Truck, Xylophone and Wood School Bus Play Set to name a few. The collection at Things Remembered will range from $17 to $20.

"We're thrilled to partner with Things Remembered to offer customizable Melissa & Doug products throughout its stores nationwide and online," said Allison Narins, Executive Account Manager of Melissa & Doug. "Shopping for holiday gifts can be overwhelming for parents and caregivers. These exclusive Melissa & Doug products not only have great play value, and provide hours of playtime fun, but also add a personalization element can make shoppers' holiday gift-giving experience more memorable."

Things Remembered has rolled out the new Melissa & Doug line in stores and online across the nation. In addition to providing all your educational holiday shopping necessities, the national retailer will debut two other lines, Contigo and Corkcicle—featuring a wide variety of premium drinkware. Corkcicle's Canteens were named one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2015 and are available for customization at Things Remembered. For additional information or to view the product lines, visit

About Things Remembered
Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, Ohio, is the nation's leading chain of personalized gift stores, with more than 630 stores in the United States. For more information about Things Remembered or for store locations, call 800-274-7367 or log on to For more news, follow Things Remembered on Twitter and Facebook.

About Melissa & Doug
Melissa & Doug toys are designed to nurture creativity and imagination. From classic wooden toys to creative crafts, pretend play and games, Melissa & Doug's products inspire exploration and enrich children's lives in a way that's as engaging as playtime itself! Since the company's founding more than 25 years ago, Melissa & Doug has consistently delivered innovative children's products with a commitment to uncompromising quality, safety, service and value. Well-designed, durable playthings should be accessible to all, and Melissa & Doug strives to foster wonder and a lifelong love of learning in children throughout the world. Melissa & Doug, LLC, which is based in Wilton, Connecticut, is led by its co-founders, Melissa and Doug Bernstein. Today, the brand has become one of the most trusted names in children's products, with more than 2,000 toys, crafts and games that are designed in-house and available in more than 80 countries worldwide. Visit them online at

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