Cool handmade toys for kids, for a back-to-basics holiday
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Our kids are obsessed with these wonderful sound makers. So much so, we visited this dad-run company’s Brooklyn workshop!
$65, Brand New Noise
One of our very favorite Etsy shops and for good reason!
$55 and up for capes, more for full costumes at Lovelane
Use code COOL15 for 15% off your order
Click through to see all the things it can do. Yay for imaginative play!
$150, Manzanitas Kids
For each doll sold, they donate 10 meals to a hungry child.
$50-70, Cuddle and Kind
perfect your future scientist-artist.
Use code CMP2018 for 10% off site-wide
They’re going to need someplace to put away all those toys, right?
$39 as shown here, lots of handmade block sets sold separately
Use code COOLMOM to save 10% off sitewide
Heirloom quality and just beautiful.
$55, Abby Jacobs
Use code “cool10” for 10% off site wide
If you’re looking for one special gift this year, this Maine woodworker does extraordinary work.
$595, A Toymaker’s Daughter
For an extra $5, you can even have the tummy personalized.
$34.99, Plucky Rabbott
Use code COOLRABBOTT for 10% off site wide
An outstanding reason to hope for snow.
$299, Northern Toboggan Co