Because every tot needs a jalopy or six

My kids’ rooms sometimes remind me of Las Vegas, and not because of there’s always the possibility I might win a multimillion dollar jackpot when I go in them. No, despite my best intentions, they each house a lot of beeping, whirring, brightly-colored plastic toys that go off at will (usually in the middle of the night, which is too creepy for words). 

That’s why it’s always such a welcome–and quiet!–relief to find toys that do nothing of the sort.


Tree Hopper Toys
is a small company in Illinois that produces some of the most adorable
handcrafted toys around, using nothing but sustainable Midwestern wood. These Hopper Jalopies are
amazing–a modern take on a classic toy. The jalopies (made with
supersmooth wood) are easy for little ones to hold and wheel along the
ground–preciously simple, and, according to my toddler, still
completely fun.


I especially love the Jalopy gift set–all
six Jalopies for $80. That’s six chances to play with nothing but
beautifully handcrafted wood and a lot of imagination–talk about a
pretty awesome deal. And an awesome one-year birthday gift.  -Lexi

Take Tree Hopper Toys’ Hopper Jalopies for a spin (and be sure to check out the gift set, too)

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

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