December 09, 2010

Gift Guide: Wood Toys

I fell in love with these toys from Just Hatched on Etsy a few months ago, and wanted to buy them for everyone I know.  Amanda and Joel Troxell got tired of mass produced toys that fell apart rather quickly.  They were spurred to make their own toys when they discovered the beauty of hand-crafted wood toys:
We immediately fell in love with the beauty of simple, handcrafted toys. The first time I handled the things we began buying for our kids, I knew there was a lot of thought and care that went into it. While the word "artist" never went though my mind, I remember thinking, "I want to make beautiful things like this, too."
Read more about Amanda and Joel that crafts these imaginative toys here--it's such a great story! (That's their son above.)

Wood Leaf Puzzle ($38)
Phases of the Moon ($28)
Barn in the Sun ($32)

They have many more styles, and also have gift certificates for sale for Christmas.  Christmas orders must be made by December 13th.

More Gift Guides here.

1 comment:

  1. Yes!!! I buy my nephew and nieces wooden toys every time I find a good piece. (And, I might add, Aunt Meghan's gifts are very highly prized.) These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing these, Maggie.