When I was a child, I was certain I was the most clever kid around. I was a master at getting my way.
Case in point: grocery shopping.
I loved taking grocery shopping trips to the store with my grandparents. Not because we’d buy junk food or I wanted to get out of the house, but because of a very specific section of the grocery store.
The toy aisle.
It was a chance to have good ‘ole grandma and grandpa buy me something that I desperately needed. Something that would make my 9-year-old life complete. I didn’t care what it was; I just had to have something.
When I got the toy, life was sunshine and rainbows. Until it broke, about 3 minutes after we got home. Then my life as I knew it was over and I had to hatch a new plot to get the grandparents to take me back to the store.
Pretty ridiculous, huh?
Now, as an adult and mom, I see how insane it is to waste money on gifts for kids that are cheap, generic and bound to break in no time at all.
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And that’s exactly why I’m obsessed with Etsy.
They have pretty much anything you could possibly want (and so many things you never knew you wanted) and it’s all high-quality, handmade goods. Sometimes there’s so much good stuff that it’s a little overwhelming to sift through everything to find the perfect gem of a gift.
That’s where Etsy Editor’s Picks come in. They are constantly rounding up the best and most unique kids toys and gifts on the site and breaking it up into manageable categories so you can find exactly what you need.
Like these kids gift ideas for every budget. Or this holiday gift guide just for kids.
You get the idea. The Etsy editor’s picks are your shortcut to finding the best sellers on Etsy.
Don’t forget, I’ve also rounded up my favorite unique kids’ toys below. I think I’ll get a head start on Christmas shopping! Check them out and just try not to smile when you so how awesome they are.
My Top Picks For Unique Kids Toys
These bunny dolls in a carrot purse are insanely adorable and great for tossing into a diaper bag or bringing in the car for a quiet on-the-go toy.
This wooden rocking horse is definitely an heirloom quality toy. It’s personalized, high-quality and made of safe and sustainable materials. This toy would be a perfect baby shower gift or first birthday gift idea.
I almost died when I saw this awesome cardboard taco truck play house! The details on this truck are insane; this gift is guaranteed to provide hours of imaginative play.
Every little kid wants to be a superhero, and now they can be! This superhero cape is a high-quality substitute to the run of the mill Halloween capes that feel like paper. They also come in several color combinations and with matching accessories like crowns and capes.
This travel play mat is a genius idea! All you need to do is grab a toy car, roll the mat up and you’re set for a long road trip. It comes in different scenes and has a colorful backing too.
Every little girl will love these handmade organic stuffed dolls. They’re customizable and have the cutest color combinations around.
This DIY stamp kit is a great way to get your kids off the electronics for a while and be hands on with their crafting. Everything they need to create custom stamps, all delivered in a convenient bag.
I’m seriously loving these hand painted, fabric baby books based on classic literature. They’re just the right size and definitely a unique gift for babies.
I hope you found the perfect unique kid’s toy based on my suggestions, but if not hop on over to the Etsy Editor’s picks and I know you’ll find something suited to your needs. Happy shopping!
Sunday 27th of November 2016
Great post! I think that you just can't go wrong with the wooden rocking horse.
Monday 28th of November 2016
Thanks! And I know;I wish my kids were younger so I could get them one ;)