Want To Send Your Grandkids Something Extra Special? Discover these must-have heirloom wooden toys.
Made of from sustainably sourced wood and painted with non-toxic, water-based paints, these heirloom-quality gifts from Raduga Grez, Tender Leaf Toys and Guidecraft are just the thing you need for memory-making with the grandkids!
When it comes to gifting toys, we know how frustrating it can be to see a million plastic parts tossed haphazardly around the house the next time you come to visit. We also know that you want your gift to facilitate years of memory making, not months.
That’s why we are ALL ABOUT these timeless wooden toy options from Raduga Grez, Guidecraft and Tender Leaf Toys.
Scroll down to learn more about these sustainable toy brands and discover our favorite toy picks.
Sustainable Wooden Toy Brands We Love
All ethically made in Russia from sustainably sourced wood and non-toxic water-based paints, the gorgeous wooden toy collection from Raduga Grez includes Montessori-inspired rainbow stackers as well as timeless block sets, food toys and more!
Tender Leaf Toys
Made from renewable rubber wood and non-toxic, water-based paints, Tender Leaf Toys offers everything from dinosaur figurines to dollhouses to play kitchen sets. The perfect combination of educational and fun, they’re items that even your grandkids’ kids will play with.
Inspired by STEM activities, Guidecraft uses FSC and GreenGuard certified wooden materials to create timeless transportation toys, train sets, big building blocks and more!
Wooden Toy Gifts For Grandkids
Ideal from 12 months and up, these classic stackers and rainbows are wonderful for honing hand-eye coordination, learning about shapes and sizes and encouraging open-ended play. Understated and cute, they can also double as nursery decor!
The wooden figurine sets include options for dinosaur enthusiasts, exotic animal lovers and those who favor farmyard friends! Fantastic for facilitating open ended play, they allow children to use their imaginations while honing their hand-eye coordination, expanding their vocabularies and developing empathy for animals.
Play kitchens and toy food are an absolute essential for both boys and girls. Great for encouraging healthy eating and broadening a child’s vocabulary, they also help children develop independence, life skills and a sense of self.
Measuring 3 ft high, the Tender Leaf Toys Kitchen Range has loads of accessories like storage jars, tea towel, utensils, a blackboard and more!
Transportation toys are ideal for teaching kids how things work and demonstrating cause and effect. From setting up a train set to considering which truck would be best to move a heavy load of blocks, kids get to think critically, problem-solve and use their imaginations.
Both Guidecraft and Tender Leaf Toys have fantastic options that don’t require a driver’s or operator’s license!
Remember your first dollhouse? SAME. We spent hours creating special family scenes, decorating rooms and imagining what type of home we’d make one day. Scroll down to see Tender Leaf Toys’ Cottontail Cottage, Foxtail Villa and Dovetail House and meet The Goodwood Family!
When kids role play, they get to pretend to be someone else and experiment with different personality types. Fun to do solo or with a friend/family member, toys like the Tender Leaf Gelato van and Garden Wheelbarrow can help develop manners, communication skills as well as hand-eye coordination.
Because block play is incredibly important for both cognitive and physical development, the National Association for the Education of Young Children believes every classroom should have a set!
These unique blocks from Guidecraft take the activity further (and outside) but allowing kids to think and grow big!