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Handmade wooden toys like teethers, cars and stackers.
ASL “I love you” Teething Toy, $12
Kimber Christensen, mother of two in Boise, Idaho.
Why We Love Her:
Little Sapling Toys is a team effort, but Kimber is the brains behind the operation – designing safe, developmental wooden toys and running the business – while her husband, Nick, makes her ideas come to life. And because their family lives an eco-conscious lifestyle, their toys follow that same commitment: Teethers are made of unfinished FSC-certified hardwoods, wooden toys are finished with a blend of local beeswax and organic jojoba oil, and packaging is always made from recycled materials. In fact, the mommy-daddy team even plants a tree for each toy sold. Their incredible success on Etsy (both Kimber and Nick were able to quit their day jobs) is an example to anyone with big ideas and incredible determination, as well as a testament to simple, well-crafted designs.