SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Lamberton, Minnesota 28904 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (7131)

SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Lamberton, Minnesota | 28904 Sales

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Justin and Kathleen

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Justin and Kathleen

Announcement    Childhood is short. Let's make it unforgettable! Our family crafts personalized keepsake toys in our red barn wood shop on the Minnesota prairie. We PLANT A TREE for every toy we sell, and we SING A LOT while we work. We're kinda crazy passionate about all of this.

FREE SHIPPING ON NAME PUZZLES, TEETHERS, RATTLES, BUNTINGS, AND ORNAMENTS. PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS $35+. High fives all around, friends.

Our personalized wooden toys are heirloom quality and guaranteed to last a lifetime :: wooden blocks, baby rattles, name puzzles, wood teethers, toy cars, name blocks, baby's first Christmas ornaments, educational toys, and more :: finished with organic oil and locally sourced beeswax

PLANTING TREES | we plant a tree for every toy we sell, because caring for the earth goes hand-in-hand with caring for our children. And, well, we're tree huggers.

TRUE ECO-FRIENDLY HEIRLOOM KEEPSAKES | individually handmade in the USA by our team of five humans, sustainably harvested hardwoods, organic oil finish, expert and caring craftsmanship, we love what we do and it shines through in every aspect of our family business

FRIENDS + FAMILY MAILING LIST | the biggest, exclusive discounts happen here. subscribe at http://bit.ly/STTFriendsandFam

WEBSITE + BLOG | www.SmilingTreeToys.com
INSTAGRAM | SmilingTreeToys
FACEBOOK | SmilingTreeToys
PINTEREST | SmilingTreeToys
SAY HI | hello<at>SmilingTreeToys.com

Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2011 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved. Don't be a copycat. Do your own thing.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 13, 2019

Childhood is short. Let's make it unforgettable! Our family crafts personalized keepsake toys in our red barn wood shop on the Minnesota prairie. We PLANT A TREE for every toy we sell, and we SING A LOT while we work. We're kinda crazy passionate about all of this.

FREE SHIPPING ON NAME PUZZLES, TEETHERS, RATTLES, BUNTINGS, AND ORNAMENTS. PLUS FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS $35+. High fives all around, friends.

Our personalized wooden toys are heirloom quality and guaranteed to last a lifetime :: wooden blocks, baby rattles, name puzzles, wood teethers, toy cars, name blocks, baby's first Christmas ornaments, educational toys, and more :: finished with organic oil and locally sourced beeswax

PLANTING TREES | we plant a tree for every toy we sell, because caring for the earth goes hand-in-hand with caring for our children. And, well, we're tree huggers.

TRUE ECO-FRIENDLY HEIRLOOM KEEPSAKES | individually handmade in the USA by our team of five humans, sustainably harvested hardwoods, organic oil finish, expert and caring craftsmanship, we love what we do and it shines through in every aspect of our family business

FRIENDS + FAMILY MAILING LIST | the biggest, exclusive discounts happen here. subscribe at http://bit.ly/STTFriendsandFam

WEBSITE + BLOG | www.SmilingTreeToys.com
INSTAGRAM | SmilingTreeToys
FACEBOOK | SmilingTreeToys
PINTEREST | SmilingTreeToys
SAY HI | hello<at>SmilingTreeToys.com

Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2011 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved. Don't be a copycat. Do your own thing.

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Adding meaningful messages to your child’s keepsake toys makes our hearts HAPPY! The bottom of Oliver’s crate is just perfect. heart
Keeping the FAMILY in the business. This is our youngest helping Gramma package personalized Christmas ornaments :)
You’ve found it - the perfect teacher gift! And for this week only, all personalized ornaments are 10% OFF PLUS FREE SHIPPING! apple
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About SmilingTreeToys

Sales 28,904
On Etsy since 2011

grow, learn, and imagine with timeless heirloom toys!

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.

NEWSLETTER (get exclusive discounts) | www.smilingtreetoys.com
INSTAGRAM | www.instagram.com/smilingtreetoys
PINTEREST | www.pinterest.com/smilingtreetoys
BLOG | www.smilingtreetoys.com

Shop members

  • 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 + talking to strangers + 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.

  • M+T+A+J

    The Inspiration

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

  • Brittany

    Design + Marketing, Customer Service, Supermom

    A true creative! Helps with product design and marketing. Makes our brand shine. Loves indie music + shoes + jeans.

  • Tegan

    Order Fulfillment, Ms. Organization

    Personalizes toys, ships orders, and keeps the wheels turning! Married to Sam. Loves farm life with her horses + cows + dog Marley.

  • Jake

    Woodworker, Maker

    Our go-to shop guy. Crafts toys and more toys! Gives each piece that personal finishing touch. Loves coffee + his devoted dog Syn.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 13, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All items come in either cotton drawstring bags or clear poly bags. We are happy to include a handwritten gift note with your order. We do not offer gift wrapping.

Custom and personalized orders

We cannot offer refunds or free replacements if you want to change the personalization, but we have already engraved according to your original order details (even if you emailed us right away after purchase).

We can only revise the personalization details if we have not already engraved the item.

Care instructions

All items come with a tag that includes simple care-for instructions.

Teethers: wipe with warm, soapy water. Let dry and hand sand using a fine grit sandpaper or dry kitchen sponge.

All other toys: wipe with warm, soapy water. Let dry. Hand sand using fine grit sandpaper or dry kitchen sponge if needed. Apply an organic food-grade oil to restore wood's original sheen.

Wholesale availability

Our teethers are available at wholesale pricing. Contact us at hello@smilingtreetoys.com.

Sending as a gift

We are happy to ship directly to the recipient. Enter the recipient's name and address in the "shipping address" section. We never include printed receipts in packages, so the recipient will not see any pricing info. If you'd like us to include a short, handwritten gift message, enter that in the "Notes" box at checkout.