2013 Smiling Tree Toys holiday gift guide

by Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz October 31, 2013

We're making your holiday shopping super easy this year! Compiled here is our list of 11 BEST GIFTS from Smiling Tree Toys for everyone on your list! You'll be admired for giving your loved one an all natural, heirloom, & personalized gift they'll be sure to enjoy. Not only that, but you can feel good about supporting small business, American made, and independent artisans this holiday season. We've got something for everyone here, from newborns to grandparents, so you can take care of your holiday list all without leaving the comfort of your home (holiday crowds? no thanks!).

 Happy Shopping!

Smiling Tree Toys Holiday 2013 Gift Guide

1. {ALPHABET PICTURE BLOCKS} This 26-piece set is perfect for the toddler on your list! 1.5" blocks are engraved on four sides, and feature uppercase letter, lowercase letter, picture, and corresponding word. Not only is this toy educational, it also is great for development of fine motor skills. $59.

2. {TEETHERS} With nearly 150 shapes to choose from, we're sure to have one ideal for baby's first Christmas. Hot shapes this year are the INFINITY symbol, MUSTACHE, and ASL I LOVE YOU, or choose from the wildly popular classic LETTER & STATE teethers! Perfect stocking stuffers. $14, personalize it for an additional $6.

3. {SQUARE STACKING TOY} A classic heirloom keepsake your little ones are sure to enjoy for years to come. Features five layers of naturally colored hardwoods. Excellent for teaching size and pattern to babies and toddlers. $33, personalize it for an additional $5. 

4. {SHAPE SORTER} A beautiful twist on an old classic, this toy is extra-worthy of the term "heirloom". Little ones will delight learning to sort, match, and stack each of four unique shapes: circle, square, triangle, and rectangle. $45, personalize it for an additional $4.

5. {ORNAMENTS} What list would be complete without our exclusive collection of HOLIDAY 2013 ORNAMENTS, all of which SHIP FOR FREE in the US? We designed this collection to include something for everybody, from the trendy (What does the FOX Say?!) to the classic (MITTEN). These ornaments are perfect for Baby's First Christmas, your annual family ornamentNewlywed's First Christmas, your child's caregiver...you get the point!  BONUS: Ornaments can not only be personalized on the front, but you can also include a custom message on the back as well! $14 includes name/phrase personalization on the front, add a personalized message on the back for an additional $4.

6. {CAMERA} You've been taking pictures of your children since the day the were born, let them have a turn! Our Camera Imagination Toyhas moving parts just like Mommy and Daddy's -- two rotating lens for focusing and a mode selector on top. $26, personalize it for an additional $6

7. {OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE SET} Off-road fun for your little driver! Set comes with two jeeps, one boulder, and one tunnel. Sure to keep your little ones entertained for hours! $35, personalize a jeep or boulder for an additional $6. 

8. {BUILDING BLOCK SETS} These blocks are perfect for any aspiring architect. Available in either a 20-piece or 30-piece set, watch what your child creates when they use their imagination! $40-$58, personalize either set for an additional $6.

9. {PENGUIN BOWLING SET} An excellent game to play when it's too cold this winter to venture out. But these aren't just regular bowling pins, they're penguins! An added bonus: teaches hand-eye coordination and judging distances. Recommended for toddlers 18 mo+. $27, personalize the back of one pin for an additional $6. 

10. {GUITAR RING RATTLE} {UPDATE: we no longer offer our guitar ring rattle.  See our current selection of wooden baby rattles here.} What do you get the future rock star on your list? The Guitar Ring Rattle of course! Stimulate baby's senses with an easy-to-grasp shape and beautiful wood-on-wood rattling sounds. They'll be creating top-40 hits in no time! $23, personalize it for an additional $4.

11. {SMILING MOON BALANCERA Smiling Tree Toys original, this one is fun for young and old alike! Another excellent item from our collection of educational toys. Beautiful, naturally colored hardwoods encourage fine motor skill development and an understanding of the principle of balance! Makes a great coffee table centerpiece. $39, personalize it for an additional $6. 

What's on your list this year?

Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz
Brittany Ryan Mathiowetz


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