I was super excited to get the opportunity to try out Smiling Tree Toys. As a fellow Minnesotan, I am always excited to support local businesses. Then I read their beautiful story and I was hooked. What an amazing business.
First, all of their products are made from sustainably harvested American hardwoods, finished with homegrown organic camelina oil/beeswax, and packaged in natural cotton drawstring bags made-in-the-USA. The quality and care that goes into all of their products really shine through. On top of that, they also donate to Peace Corps youth development projects for every item sold. As former Peace Corps Volunteers, the cause is one very close to their hearts. On top of that, they also donate toys to non-profit and educational organizations.
So why are wooden toys so great? Well besides the obvious environmental benefits (all that plastic, batteries, and chemicals), wooden toys provide a unique experience for the child. Children must interact with the toys, instead of pushing a button and sitting back to watch it light up and spin. Wooden toys provide a unique texture and taste (without the toxic chemicals) for those little ones who love to put everything into their mouth! Wooden toys are sturdy and are more likely to last a long time, as opposed to plastic toys that are easily broken.
Baby J and I had a wonderful time stacking blocks and playing with my personal favorite product by Smiling Tree Toys: The Smiling Moon Balancer.
Rather than bore you with the details, I will let you catch a glimpse of the fun for yourself. This toy is so much fun! J loves to stack the pieces, attempt to balance them on the moon balancer, and of course chew on them!
Another favorite product of theirs is the personalized state teether. These make an adorable gift to the family member far away.
If you get a chance, check out their beautiful home décor collection that officially debuts TODAY!
Isn’t it gorgeous?
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These personalized gifts would make the perfect Christmas present.
If one of their beautiful products has caught your eye, you can enter for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate below. No purchase is necessary. All entries will be verified before the winner is selected. The winner will be contacted by email and sent a coupon code for use at the Smiling Tree Toys online shop. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents age 18+.
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