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Ahhh, the age old battle: plastic vs wooden toys. 

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Pick your fighter: On the left we have the type of battery powered, land-fill filling, easily broken plastic toys you'll see all over TV and in big box stores.

On the right we have timeless, eco-friendly, heirloom quality, educational AND entertaining wooden toys. 

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Let's raise kids who love and care for our planet! Download your free Love the Earth activity packet for coloring pages, drawing prompts, and simple ways to get your child thinking about how to keep our planet healthy and green.
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As someone who is incredibly passionate about the environment, I believe in a future where we all treat EVERY day like Earth Day. At Smiling Tree Toys, we are a green business who makes every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.
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Easter basket gifts that won't be tossed aside after the Easter bunny hops home? Yes, please! At Smiling Tree Toys we make Easter bunny-approved wood toys safe for kids and gentle on the Earth.
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First birthdays are magical and unforgettable. Our wooden toys for one-year-olds are montessori-inspired keepsake toys they'll never forget. In true Smiling Tree Toys fashion, they’re personalized, heirloom quality, and loved by both kiddos and their parents.

It’s always a mystery trying to find the best baby gift, right? And it’s an even bigger mystery attempting to find one that would please even the crunchiest of parents. You know… A new baby gift that is safe, plastic-free, and environmentally friendly. So if you’re shopping for a little one who has tree huggers for parents, then you’ve come to the right place!