Toy Gift Ideas for Babies and Toddlers

December 3, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

For the tiniest people on your holiday shopping list, play time is acutely important. When choosing the perfect toy for a child, keep in mind that the best toys are not necessarily the ones with the most flashing lights and noises. The greatest toys you can gift are the ones that engage and leave room for exploration and creativity. 

Holiday time is a great opportunity to set your favorite little ones up with the basic building blocks of play. Of course, that starts with building blocks.

Amidst the endless array of toy options for babies and toddlers, the following companies stand out in terms of quality, play value, and responsible manufacturing standards. Check them out, for none of these products are made in China. 

Learn Chinese with Uncle Goose Blocks

Courtesy of Uncle Goose


Grimm’s Spiel und Holz

Courtesy Grimm’s Spiel und Holz Design


Green Toys

Courtesy of Green Toys


Viking Toys

Courtesy of Viking Toys