I admit I got a little giddy when I saw these (thanks babyology and daddytypes!). My head started swimming thinking of tots that must get these blocks as gifts and the parents who would think I’m the coolest for buying them. Then I started wondering what kind of excuse I could come up with for needing a set of these sweet blocks for myself.
From House Industries, this toy version of Case Study No. 8 house will set you back $150 but they are as much a work of art as they are a plaything.
The set has 36 blocks (20 that make up the house and 16 that become the studio. And now I will wipe up the drool and assure myself that my kids can enjoy their childhood without these particular playthings… or can they?
In the meantime, these have been added to buymoderntoys where hipsters and other cool, modern parents can choose these for their children’s well curated collection of toys.
While we’re talking about House Industries, let me recommend a few other toy/gift ideas:
The toys at littlesaplingtoy’s etsy shop make phenomenal baby gifts. These organic wooden toys are made in the US in Boise, Idaho. You can be extra proud when buying these because they plant a tree for every toy they sell!
Choose from their lovely selection of teethers including state shapes!
The rattles are easy to hold and chew.
And their basic toys are must-haves.
I will be keeping these in mind for my baby shower gift guide. Keep an eye out for that!
I really believe that every bathroom needs at least one rubber duck. (I am actually a recovering rubber duck collector and have a box of duckies in the hall closet!) Find a favorite for your bathroom with this guide. Maybe I should start finding new homes for my old collection…
First off, Boon Inc., has a cool set of “Odd Ducks.” These are PVC, phthalate, and BpA free. Meet Bob, Jane, Slim and Squish!
As Earth Day approaches we all at least have a heightened awareness of all things green and eco-conscious. I’ve already discussed their toy trucks (which I have added to buymoderntoys), but Green Toys has lots of other fun products made in the USA from recycled plastic milk jugs.
I truly can’t begin to decide which of these products I would choose first! As a set of first blocks, their BPA, PVS, phthalate free Blocks would make a beautiful gift for only $25.
I want to get my 16 month old some toy trucks of his own. His older brother has plenty and has left them in various states of disrepair, so I’d like the baby to have a few nice clean ones of his own. I like the durability, style and eco-friendly materials of the trucks from Green Toys and Sprig Toys, but can’t decide between the two brands.
Recycling Trucks (Green Toys on the left is $18.63 and Sprig Toys on the right is $19.99 on amazon)
Dump Trucks (Green Toys on the left is $17.82 and Sprig Toys on the right is $19.17 on amazon)
I’m leaning toward the Sprig Toys right now only because they have a bigger line of trucks. In addition to the recycling truck and dump truck, they also have a loader and an excavator. Any other thoughts?
Also, we have the Sand Play Set from Green Toys, which I really like.