It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday shopping season everywhere you click. With the recent announcement of “10.10.” – the latest e-commerce holiday to hit the internet – retailers, shoppers, and even Santa Claus are looking to get a head start on this year’s shopping list. This means you better start checking yours twice.
While many will opt for major retailers for their toy shopping this year, we prefer the handmade quality only found at Santa’s Toyshop. Unfortunately, we don’t live on the North Pole, but we love finding gifts on Etsy – the online marketplace where items are handcrafted with love (and a little magic). Not only can you find one-of-kind pieces sure to light up your kids’ faces, but you’ll also be supporting small businesses with your purchase.
Here’s our list of 10 kid-approved gifts on Etsy sure to spread joy, many of which are available for blanket-wrapped, home delivery from uShip.
Spending a lot of extra time indoors with your kids this winter? If hours of endless entertainment is what you’re looking for, this handcrafted climbing triangle is sure to do the trick.
Painted Climbing triangle, Baby climber, available on Etsy.
For the lil’ Lewis Hamilton in your life, this tot-sized McLaren 720S is the ride for them. Plus, it’ll look real cute parked in your driveway.
McLaren 720S 12 Volt Toddler Ride On Car, available on Etsy.
FOR FUTURE CHEFS
This may look like a simple, handcrafted kitchen playset, but it’s actually a thoroughly designed educational toy based on the concept of self-directed learning. Talk about two for the price of one.
Mahogany Play Kitchen, available on Etsy.
Have a budding artist to shop for? This child’s table and chair set is hand-stained with a colorful Spanish folk art design that’s sure to inspire the little Frida in your life.
Spanish Folk Art Hand Stained Children’s Table, available on Etsy.
This pint-sized picnic table made out of reclaimed skateboards is perfect for the future shredder of the fam. Cowabunga, dude!
Children’s Skateboard Picnic Table, available on Etsy.
Instead of letting your kids build a fort with every blanket, sheet, and pillow in the house – why not get them something you both want to look at? This handmade tent is aptly described as “pinkalicious.”
Doll Pink Teepee, Kids Play Tent, available on Etsy.
GO TO BED, YOU MUST
Have a hard time getting your little skywalker to go to bed? May we suggest their very own TIE Fighter bed? This one you may have a hard time getting them out of.
TIE Fighter Bed, available on Etsy.
Now here’s a gift that captures the magic of the season. Perfect for the tiny hero or heroine in your family, this luxury playhouse is a one-of-a-kind treasure.
Dragon-themed Luxury Children’s Playhouse, available on Etsy.
With remote school being the new way of learning for many of our kids, it’s time they got a desk upgrade like mom and dad. This adjustable one made from birch wood will grow with them through the years.
Pop Up Seated Desk Kids Adjustable Height for Kids, available on Etsy.
THE FLOOR IS LAVA
Many feel that toys should be both fun and enriching. This little gymnast set is designed to boost physical activity and gross motor skill development at the same time.
Little Gymnast by Lily & River, available on Etsy.