SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Minnesota, United States · 18242 Sales

SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Minnesota, United States 18242 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(4672)

Announcement   $2.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on all teethers, rattles, and ornaments :: $5.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on everything else

We handcraft the best in natural, personalized wooden toys and accessories - heirloom quality and guaranteed to last :: Cars, baby rattles, name blocks, alphabet blocks, wood teethers, personalized gifts, baby's first ornaments.

Stackers, nursery decor, wooden stools, children's games, and other educational Waldorf and Montessori keepsake toys. Featuring our one-of-a-kind homegrown, organic wood finish.

OUR WOODEN TOYS ARE TRUE ECO-FRIENDLY HEIRLOOM KEEPSAKES // individually handmade in the USA, sustainably harvested and American grown hardwoods, homegrown organic finish, expert and caring craftsmanship, we love what we do and that shines through in every aspect of our family business

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP // for exclusive discounts, first looks, and all-around fun, subscribe to our newsletter at www.SmilingTreeToys.com

GIVING BACK // we donate to Peace Corps youth development projects for every item sold, you help us circle the earth with smiles

IT'S PLAYTIME!!

WEBSITE + BLOG // www.SmilingTreeToys.com
INSTAGRAM // SmilingTreeToys
FACEBOOK // SmilingTreeToys
TWITTER // SmilingTreeToys
PINTEREST // SmilingTreeToys
GOOGLE+ // +SmilingTreeToys
SAY HI // hello<at>SmilingTreeToys<dot>com

smiles,
Justin and Kathleen


Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2015-2019 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved.

Announcement
Last updated on Mar 22, 2016

$2.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on all teethers, rattles, and ornaments :: $5.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on everything else

We handcraft the best in natural, personalized wooden toys and accessories - heirloom quality and guaranteed to last :: Cars, baby rattles, name blocks, alphabet blocks, wood teethers, personalized gifts, baby's first ornaments.

Stackers, nursery decor, wooden stools, children's games, and other educational Waldorf and Montessori keepsake toys. Featuring our one-of-a-kind homegrown, organic wood finish.

OUR WOODEN TOYS ARE TRUE ECO-FRIENDLY HEIRLOOM KEEPSAKES // individually handmade in the USA, sustainably harvested and American grown hardwoods, homegrown organic finish, expert and caring craftsmanship, we love what we do and that shines through in every aspect of our family business

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP // for exclusive discounts, first looks, and all-around fun, subscribe to our newsletter at www.SmilingTreeToys.com

GIVING BACK // we donate to Peace Corps youth development projects for every item sold, you help us circle the earth with smiles

IT'S PLAYTIME!!

WEBSITE + BLOG // www.SmilingTreeToys.com
INSTAGRAM // SmilingTreeToys
FACEBOOK // SmilingTreeToys
TWITTER // SmilingTreeToys
PINTEREST // SmilingTreeToys
GOOGLE+ // +SmilingTreeToys
SAY HI // hello<at>SmilingTreeToys<dot>com

smiles,
Justin and Kathleen


Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2015-2019 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved.

Justin and Kathleen

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Justin and Kathleen

personalized photo birth block
US$39.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(4672)
Lindi S

Lindi S on Apr 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Smiling Tree Toys has become my GO TO shop for gifts for baby showers, birthdays, and special gifts for all the kids in my life. Every item is gorgeous. No exception here. I'm so happy to keep using this company over and over again. This was my first time getting a stool and the recipients loved it. I know it will gets lots of use over the course of the child's life. So pleased with the purchase!

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Updates

We love our customers' creative monthly pics -- such a fun way to document baby's growth! #dachshundlove
Taking teether inventory and filling the drawers in the shop this afternoon. Love a good organizational day!
Introducing Locally Grown onesies to match the state teether of your choice!Onesies are made in the USA with organic cotton. 15% OFF EXCLUSIVE FOR OUR FOLLOWERS: order by 4.22.16 and enjoy 15% off this gift set. Use code ONESIE15 at checkout.
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About

handcrafted. heirloom. personal.

Not long ago we returned to the U.S. after living in West Africa for two years serving as Peace Corps Volunteers. It was exhilarating, challenging, and life-altering. Surrounded again by the modern luxuries of life in America, we looked at one another and said "Now what?"

Justin’s always been passionate about crafting wood, and Kathleen’s been in love with all things handmade for as long as she can remember. Add parenthood to the mix, and the epiphany came almost immediately: creating handmade wooden toys is what we were meant to do. And so it began.

Most mornings start at 6:00am. We get a few hours of shop time and computer work in before the little ones awake. Then it's good morning kisses, a hearty family breakfast, and planning the rest of the day.

“Did you see that note about rushing the personalized block order to ship tomorrow?”

“Yep, I'm on it. Do you want me to be on Daddy duty after nap time? That way you can work on your to-do list.” And so on...

The woodshop hums all day long with the happy sounds of toy making, reggae music, and laughing little ones. Our home office is the scene of quick ins-and-outs as we reply to emails, prep orders for shipping, and jot down those eureka! moments when new design ideas pop into mind. In between all of that we’re playing hide-and-seek, reading books, and chasing after the little ones chasing after the kitties.

Smiling Tree isn’t just a family business; it’s a defining part of our family. We keep the personal, the passionate, and the eco-handmade touch in every aspect of Smiling Tree. From sustainably harvested American hardwoods, to our homegrown organic camelina oil/beeswax finish, to natural cotton drawstring bags made-in-the-USA, we ensure every aspect of Smiling Tree is respectful of and gentle on mother earth. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

We believe that when people are kind, honest, hard-working, respectful of mother earth, and doing something they love, then great things can happen. Life is great for us, indeed.

Is it hard at times? Sure. But is it worth it? Absolutely.

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BLOG | www.smilingtreetoys.com

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  • Justin

    Owner, Maker, Wood Crafter Extraordinaire

    Makes it all happen in our home-based woodshop, and still carves out time for daily family dinners and play time. Loves his ten step "commute" to work + skiing + dill pickles.

  • Kathleen

    Owner, Maker, The Glue

    Keeps it all together and running smoothly (most of the time). Thrives on the wonderful chaos that comes with being a work-from-home mom. Loves sewing + dark chocolate.

  • A + M + T

    The Inspiration

    Resident toy testers, shipping assistants, and great at reminding us when it's time to take a break. Love reading + homemade applesauce + their dog Murphy.

  • Brittany

    Designer, Marketer, Super Mom

    Our go-to woman for design, marketing, and social media. Wanna-be marathon runner searching for that perfect balance between left and right-brain tendencies. Loves indie music + shoes + jeans.

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