Whether it’s a classmate’s birthday or list of loved ones on a Christmas list, there seem to be many people to buy for this time of year. We’ve distilled down our twelve favorite sites where we like to buy smart, fun toys for kids.
1. Fat Brain Toys – This site is usually one of my first stops to find toys that go beyond a few minutes of entertainment to those that spark creativity. My favorite feature? The “shop by age” tab in the upper left corner.
2. A Mighty Girl – Sure, I’m biased because I have two daughters, but why do we stop there? Boys would love the inspiring messages and historical adventure stories in the book section as well as the smart, hands-on offerings in the toy section.
3. Discovery Store – For young and old alike. Chemistry Kits, Slime Kits and even 3-D puzzles. For anyone captivated by the art of discovery.
4. Discount School Supplies – What house with kids doesn’t need more art supplies? We are always coming up with a new art project and with this site, I’m never out of the most basic supplies. At discounted prices! Win!
5. Blue Orange Games – Innovative, high quality and award winning, Blue Orange strives to make easy to learn and fun to master games for the whole family. We received this one as a gift and my daughters love it!
7. Green Toys – 100% recycled material and FUN. My daughters have the garbage truck and fire engine. Three years later, they are still playing with them.
8. YoYo.com – Fantastic selection and free 2-day delivery on orders over $35.
9. Plan Toys – “Safe. Smart. Sustainable.” We love everything about that message and how it delivers in their products. Super cute too.
10. Chasing Fireflies – A great resource for personalized PJ’s. Perfect for a surprise movie night!
11. Sarah & Abraham – Once you get on this website, you won’t be able to stop adding to your cart. From adorable personalized placemats and dishes to stationary, you can pick the gender, eye color and hair color, resulting in a kid that looks just like the one you are buying for.
12. BeginAgain Toys – If you love beautifully crafted, wooden toys without batteries, this is the brand for you. The toys are made from plant based materials and sustainably harvested wood by two dads who want to inspire creativity and adventure in children. Really great stuff!