Not only does it seem like your kids go through them faster than a freshly purchased package of Cheddar Bunnies, but for anyone with even the tiniest bit of design acumen, it’s hard to deny the simple truth that most of them are, well…an eyesore.
You’ve spent countless hours on Pinterest curating the perfect playroom (read: tiny section in your home you pretend is a playroom) only to look around and see large, jagged-edged, plastic things strewn all over in colors that are most definitely not found in nature.
There must be a better way!
We scoured the world to find toys that would fit into the chicest of homes that (most importantly) your kids will still actually want to play with. Added bonus: we’re proud to have hand-picked options from the most unique vendors, many of whom work exclusively with sustainable, eco-friendly resources. Shop our favorites, here.
Feel all the feelings. Sustainably made in Thailand, this My Mood Memo is the matching game we wish had existed when we were little. 24 tiles with 12 total emotions encourages emotional development, memory, and fine motor skills.
Ooh, cupcakes! Sustainably made in Thailand, this Cupcake Set has all of the components that your little one needs to whip up a delicious batch of cupcakes, learning about math and creativity as they go.
For a bath time that turns into play time. The Bath Puzzle - Jellyfish is a favorite of ours for so many reasons. Its soft foam construction floats and sticks to the side of the bath but never seems to get soggy or mildewy. This puzzle set also encourages lots of imaginative play and color associations.
Red light, green light. Made from solid beech wood, the City Block Set is the perfect stage for your little one's toy cars to come to life. Complete with cross walks and street corners, this is a traffic jam you won't mind being a part of.
Stackable, mix-and-matchable, totally fun. Each time your little one plays with the Diversity Kids 12 Pack, they'll discover a new way to combine these beautifully designed little people. Stack them in a friendship pyramix, put them side by side to build a community — this 12 piece set, made from BPA-free, food-grade silicone, is endless fun.
dëna Toys Diversity Kids 12 Pack Silicone Toy, $49.99
Gone are the days of your little one stealing your devices. The Wooden Toy Laptop is here to help your little one tackle all of their official business, learning a bit about technology as they go. Bonus: the keyboard is a puzzle, making this an equally educational and amusing toy.