Having two kids, it isn't hard to tell the quality of nearly everything child-related that we own simply by whether or not it can be passed down for a second use.
Clothing that was cute but cheap? It looks old and ragged, just from being worn and washed. Shoes that were well-made and constructed to hold up? Little Sister B is now wearing them just as much as Big Sister E ever did.
As for toys, even though there are plastic ones that are fun, it's the natural, well-crafted, simple toys that seem to spur my kids' imaginations, are completely safe, and last not only for the two of them, but for generations to come. Combine that with the fact that well-made wood or fabric toys are often the ones that encourage the inventiveness, creativity, and development of fine motor skills that are important during childhood and what more could you ask for?
That's exactly what Goblin Kids and their wonderful collections of European wooden toys has always been wondering.
Built upon European roots, Goblin Kids makes it possible for parents to find everything from infant learning toys to unique baby gifts to great eco-friendly and organic items that are high quality, safe, educational, and fun. With all of the brand names that you already know and love, browsing through Goblin Kids' wide selection of toys from companies like Haba, Anamalz, Crocodile Creek, Deglingos, Plan Toys, and many more is quick and easy due to their user-friendly site.
Search by category, brand or age and you'll find page after page of results that are beautiful, natural and set to inspire creativity. Looking to surprise the music-lover in your life? Goblin Kids has plenty of infant and toddler musical instruments to pick from.
Or maybe your child loves building and stacking? Goblin Kids has dozens and dozens of kids' building blocks, tracks, and more to peak their architectural interest.
One of my girls' favorite things to do is pretend that they're cutting, cooking, serving, and eating, so I know that they would be thrilled with just about everything in Goblin Kids' collection of play food for kids.
Watching my daughters' creativity come into play has shown me just how much fun kids can truly have with simple, gorgeous toys like these and I appreciate that Goblin Toys has something for every age, personality and ability that is sure to be a big hit.
This holiday season, be sure to check out their huge array of items that will encourage children to role play, think critically or just explore imaginative possibilities. Their toys and accessories will be more than just a gift under the tree, they'll have the ability to help build social skills or individuality while enhancing a young child's ingenuity and understanding of the world.
With a low flat rate shipping (or free for purchases over $60!) and a 30-day refund policy, shopping couldn't be easier! Plus, thanks to the generosity of Goblin Kids, one person will be able to shop for toys, games, gear or more for the child in their life, because...
One lucky person will win a $30 gift certificate to Goblin Kids!
To enter to win: Visit Goblin Kids and tell me which of their amazing items is your favorite.
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A big thank you to Goblin Kids for providing a gift certificate for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.