This year, in an effort to get back to basics, I have been shopping for handmade toys that do not blink, or buzz, or force me to listen to the same song six million times in succession.
When it comes right down to it, my toddler’s taste in toys is pretty simple. He likes to build things, to use his imagination, to push and pull, and to stack and sort.
Check out this gallery of 10 fun, educational, and unique wooden toddler toys — all perfect for gifting this holiday season!
Wooden Cloud Stacker 1 of 10This eco-friendly, hand-crafted wooden cloud stacker will send your toddler's imagination into the stratosphere!
$14.00 at Imaginationkids
Wooden Cookie Baking Set 2 of 10This hardwood maple baking set is the perfect gift for your little foodie.
$24 at UrbanHomesteaders
Double Rainbows Wood Puzzle 3 of 10A simple educational puzzle, perfect for small hands and a hungry mind.
$18.95 at manzanitakids
Wooden Toy Camera 4 of 10A natural, modern wooden camera to inspire the little photographer in your life.
$28 at SassiShop
Rainbow Stacking Bowls 5 of 10Hand-painted and non-toxic, these simple, bright stacking bowls are sure to entertain your toddler for hours!
$23 at applenamos
Wooden Dinosaur 6 of 10Does your toddler love dinosaurs? This natural, shape-shifting wooden toy offers a fun way to help develop your child's fine motor skills.
$30 at niharikabirla
Wooden Push Lawn Mower 7 of 10Modeled after a vintage lawn mower, this natural wooden push toy is great for new walkers.
$44.95 at littlewoodenwonders
Wooden Pirate Ship 8 of 10Argh, matey — let the pretend play commence! This cute wooden pull toy is handmade out of poplar, and features AP certified non-toxic watercolor paint.
$28 at ArmadilloDreams
Wooden Matching Tile Game 9 of 10A fun matching game featuring simple imagery on wooden tiles.
$26 at littlesaplingtoys
Wood Toy Train Set 10 of 10What is a wooden toy roundup without a train set? This cute set is hand-crafted from pine and birch woods, and features strong magnets that attach cars together.
$16 at nwtoycrafters
What is at the top of your toddler’s Christmas wish list this year?