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build your own video games

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Finding a good gift for tweens is a tough job! Sometimes it feels like it always comes back around to one thing: video games. I don’t like giving video games as gifts, I guess I’m old fashioned? But here’s a twist on video games that has more appeal to me and to kids too. Bloxels […]

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little wooden robots

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Want something unique to add to your collections? Check out these sweet wooden toys from designer Daniel Moyer. A furniture designer by day, he and his “elves” began making The Superhero and The Sidekick as part of Fdup.Toys. Each one is a numbered edition, and uses upcycled cast off pieces from his high-end furniture designs. These […]

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dollhouse for the ages

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What better Christmas gift for little girls (and boys) than a dollhouse? It’s big, bold, and promises hours of timeless fun. Check out MilkyWood, based in Paris, France. These lovely modern homes are relatively affordable, and have some really sweet style too. You can choose the all white home with an easy clean surface, or […]

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rocking like a snail, in a good way

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Starting slow today? It could be worse, you could be a snail. Start your Baby’s Christmas list now with this sweet rocker called Wiggy the Rocking Snail from Baloq. It’s probably one of the simplest rocking toys I’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good – in fact, I think I like it better for […]

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unique dolls for your unique kids

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Winter is coming, isn’t it? We can deny it all we want, but it’s definitely on its way. Maybe we should embrace it with the help of these cozy, bundled dolls from The Dolls Unique. These gals know how to work their winter layers. With hand painted features, vintage and new fabrics, and the most […]

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where’s your llama?

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There’s just something so endearing about a llama! They’re equal parts hilarious and adorable – it’s like they’re trying to be all cerebral and yet they look like a goofball! So of course a stuffed llama has loads of potential. Check out these llamas from Friends of Hadley. Perfect little faces, perfect little clothes. Just […]

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let’s upgrade our toys to these

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At the end of a long day, sometimes I imagine trading in all of the random toys around our house for a cleaner, simpler set of choices. I know it’s an impossible idea, and I also know that in the long run she’ll remember the toys she has with love, but boy, my designer’s eyes […]

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DIY marble maze turns into a virtual reality app

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Do you remember marble mazes when you were a kid? They were those big wooden boxes with the little rotating knobs that used to fascinate and sometimes frustrate! Seedling has come up with an ingenious new take on the classic wooden marble maze. Like all of Seedling’s craft kits, this Design Your Own Marble Maze set […]

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go camping with your wooden toys

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Is camping on your to-do list this summer? Then we have a great toy to pack for the trip – or get the littles excited about an upcoming camping excursion. Meet the toys from MIO. With the wooden tent, woodland creatures, and wood car set, you’ll be setting up “camp” in no time. They’re wooden, […]

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playing on the floor again!

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There are definitely a lot of not-so-pretty playmats for our babies, but every once in awhile I stumble across the perfect playmat. I think these playmats from Sweet Creations qualify as almost perfect. They’re modern, super soft, and a good size for playing on. Of course, there is some white to wash up when things […]

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building your dream home/castle/treehouse

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What’s your dream house? Is it a simple home in the burbs or a treehouse on a mountainside? Somewhere in between? How about a rocket ship? Manzanita Kids knows what it’s like to dream big, and they’ve created an entire range of wooden building toys and customizable “dollhouses” to help those dreams. There are traditional […]

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build a little village with me

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Let’s accessorize all of those little toys around the house with a village just their own. Take these wooden buildings from EcoPuzzle. They’re simple and sturdy – leaving lots of room for intepretation and playtime. I love all the brilliant colors they come in too! Obviously red is a classic choice, but I’m kinda feeling […]

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cuddling a kotakura

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It’s a beautiful day for a cuddle, don’t you think? These sweet dolls from Kotakura definitely would agree, even if it means smushing their adorable tutus and beautiful accessories. Made in Poland, these dolls feature natural and eco-friendly fibers like linen, cotton and wool. The hand stitched faces are icing on the cake. Check out […]

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give a little sighfoo

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Have all recovered from the big Holiday weekend? Poor Birdie has been up far too late for 3 nights in a row. I think we’re aaaalllllll glad the 4th of July is behind us at this point! But, to deal with those cranky, sleep-deprived kiddos, maybe we need some huggable plush. And I really do […]

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pull your toys with you

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I love pull toys. That’s really all there is to it. I think they’re adorable, I love that they move, and when I find some new pull toys, I just have to share. Meet just a few of the many wooden pull toys from Friendly Toys. These designers have perfected not only the simple wooden […]

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