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A purpose-driven Minnesota toy company for families who love the earth — they plant a tree for every toy sold! Offering an all-natural range of hardwood toys with an organic wood finish — they’ll even etch a name into the surface of the wood, making it a perfect keepsake for years to come. Highly recommended!
Specializing in children’s art easels, weaving looms, and building toys — Beka’s blocks are made from sustainably harvested hard maple and cut into special “made-for-building” shapes — like towering columns and prong-shaped bridges. The diversely-shaped pieces are quite large, which gives children a really unique hands-on play experience.
Discover over 100 different styles of wooden puzzles and puzzle stools. The company is called “You Name It” — because you literally make a puzzle customized with your name on it. Beyond personalized name puzzles, you’ll find all sorts of educational puzzles — like geography maps, alphabet spellers, and clocks to tell time!
Voted best toy store in Minnesota, Lark Toys has been designing and hand making heirloom wooden toys for over 30 years. Having mastered the art of wood staining — Lark Toys are bright beautiful colors while still maintaining beautiful natural wood grains. Plus, their brick and mortar shop in Kellogg features a life-size wooden carousel that you and your family can ride on.
100% biodegradable wooden toys made for environmentalist families, by an environmentalist family. The company was by a mom searching for chemical-free lead-free toys that wouldn’t add to the world’s expanding landfills. Wooden Wonders for natural wooden toys made from maple, walnut, or cherry and finished with organic jojoba oil and natural beeswax — 100% mother-earth approved.
The North Star State’s favorite local classic wooden company — in business for over 30 years. DoodleTown has a great collection of handcrafted wooden push toys and building blocks — to keep your kid unplugged and engaged.
Eco-friendly children’s toys bringing the classic American camping trip indoors in mini-size! With wooden camper toys, canoes, pickup trucks, tents, and finger puppets — MOD offers all the essentials for building strong imaginations and an appreciation for nature’s wonders.
Made from solid maple and bejeweled with sparkling gems — Everwood’s simple wooden unit blocks create a friendly space filled with wonder and happiness! These are honest-to-goodness open-ended toys that’ll add a little sparkle into your life!
From a Minneapolis lover of all things magical, sweet, and tiny — comes bright and imaginative peg dolls painted to perfection. Ever thought of turning your family into peg dolls? Peg & Plum takes custom orders to hand paint your features and personality — it’s your family peg-ified!
Mama P’s got everything you need to set up a Montessori learning space in the comfort of your own home. With wooden Montessori tool sets and craft activities — your toddler cab develop fine motor and problem solving skills through the power of play.
Born from a love story between a Minnesota couple — back in 1974, Mary and Dana McDill took the plunge and started their wooden bath boats company. Bath boats make for a unique, personalized, collectible gift. And don’t worry — they’re durable too! When people ask the McDill’s how long they last, they respond, “The first ones we made are still floating!”.
Until I found Handcrafted Buffalo, I had no idea felt balls were in such high demand! Beautiful, natural, and a wonderful sensory experience — these little fuzzies check all the boxes for a person who prefers wooden toys. They come strewn in decorative garlands, purchased loose for craft projects — plus, they’ve even sell a felt ball specialized children’s wooden slingshot!
Minnesota’s go-to shop for Montessori-inspired wooden busy boards. Not only are these activity boards a great way to keep your toddler entertained, but they’ll teach useful life skills like zipping zippers and locking locks — plus, Epiphany’s selection comes in exciting bold colors!
TLC Toys is a non-profit organization that’s been making toys for less fortunate children since 1991. What started as founder Mel Hartman’s woodworking hobby turned into a passion to show kids with difficult circumstances that someone cares. You can support TLC toys by making a donation or volunteering to make toys yourself!