DominnaWoodenToys

Educational, handmade wooden toys for all ages.

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Announcement    Wondering around for high quality wooden toys? Handmade with ecological colours? This is family owned toy shop with developmental and educational wooden toys. Welcome and we are sure you will find something to fit your family!

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Last updated on Nov 22, 2021

Wondering around for high quality wooden toys? Handmade with ecological colours? This is family owned toy shop with developmental and educational wooden toys. Welcome and we are sure you will find something to fit your family!

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Franceska Dzerkale

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Franceska Dzerkale

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About DominnaWoodenToys

Sales 771
On Etsy since 2011

Bringing development and education for future post-soviet generations.

The very beginning was marked with oldest sons 3rd birthday. During this soviet era, Modris and Ramona decided to get him something educational and developing. You can imagine their surprise, when they found...nothing.

And, Modris being very motivated, and Ramona being supportive as supportive one can be, rolled their sleeves up, and started making some of their own. Our first wooden toy was this cube:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/96890786/the-cube-age-4-12?

And so, step by step, they started to meet other parents, with the same problem. Imagine information environment, where there are only couple of books available about children development ( soviet union wasn't that interested of this field of subject ), and everything is new.

Testing their ideas as prototypes with their two kids, they formed, molded and adjusted every single product, that has been created by theory alone.
We started working really close with other development specialists ( teachers, psychologists, therapists ), growing in this experience.

Step-by-step the support circle grew, word spread and we just celebrated our 25th. birthday.
Every day we spend in our little toy shop, meeting new friends, working with parents, consulting about children development and education, listening to intriguing stories and experiences.

We are still working hand in hand with development specialists as well as children. We are growing every day, and there is nothing more amazing, than loving what you do and spending every day, surrounded by families - your own, and the ones, that just wonders in, looking for support in development.

Every single item, every picture that has been drawn on our toys, is manifest of love for what we do and believe, that we can channel our warmth to whoever receives our toys.

I, Franceska, have worked as a preschool teacher, studied psychology in the University of Latvia and tried my strength in several different fields, but I always find my self back at home - in our little toy shop.

Shop members

  • Ramona Dzerkale

    Owner, Designer, Methodologist

    Sudden commotion around 3AM in the living room usually means that Ramona has an idea, that cannot wait. Putting her artistic knowledge in good use, she is making sure our toys are not only developing, but also beautiful.

  • Modris Dzerkalis

    Owner

    Back in the day, Modris was working hard as a surgeon, until his first born son arrived. He noticed, how hard it was to acquire educational toys, and decided, that there had to be changes. He took it upon himself to kickstart and open our store.

  • Katrina Dzerkale

    Assistant, Marketer

    Katrina wholeheartedly expresses how she feels blessed with being born in busy-creative-happy family, who runs this toy shop. She is the brains and talent behind our marketing, advertisements, blog posts and more.

  • Franceska Dzerkale

    Photographer, Customer Service, Marketer

    My name is Franceska and being the youngest child in the family, I was always surrounded by creations and ideas of my parents which inspired me to work as a teacher myself. Now, my work resides in running this wonderful shop for future generations!

  • Vents Dzerkalis

    Designer, IT, Developer

    Vents is a very creative and artistic person. He knows his way of working with graphic design, website development and has a keen talent for digital arts. Thanks to his knowledge, we manage our presence in the online world.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 25, 2017
This is a little wooden toy shop - our families way how to fill children's toy boxes with hand made, hand painted developing toys.
Even with the high quality we guarantee, we really care for our toys to stay in your family as long as possible, so we offer the repairing as well.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Hello.
We do appreciate you shopping with us. But, if you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, we're here to help.

Returns
We would appreciate if you would take no longer than 30 calendar days to return an item from the date you received it.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it.
As soon as we receive the item, we will issue a refund (minus shipping costs).

Refunds
Once we receive your item, we will refund full cost of the item ( minus shipping) .
We will immediately notify you on the status of your refund after inspecting the item.
If your return is approved, we will initiate a refund to your credit card (or original method of payment).
You will receive the credit within a certain amount of days, depending on your card issuer's policies.

Shipping
You would be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.
Unfortunately, shipping costs are non - ­refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund, we hope for your understanding.

Unable to deliver
If we receive the item back to to non-delivery / non-collection, the item can be either resent at buyers cost, or a refund can be issued ( minus the shipping cost).

Contact Us
If you have any questions on how to return your item to us, contact us.
Payment
We accept Paypal as payment method.

But if you don't have a Paypal account you can pay with a credit card too (see http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361 )
Shipping
All our listed items are ready to be sent out within 3 days (from Monday - Saturday). Given that every item is hand-made, we will contact you if there are any changes in shipping times.

If the shipping destination is out of European Union some custom taxes can be applied when receiving our item (depends on your country policy).

If the shipping costs due to some reasons (multiple item purchase, shipping tariff changes etc.) are less than you paid we will refund the difference.
Additional policies and FAQs
Contents of all shipped items can be repaired or replaced if they get lost.