SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Lamberton, Minnesota · 20016 Sales

SmilingTreeToys

personalized wooden toys, natural wood baby toys

Lamberton, Minnesota 20016 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(5069)

Announcement   We're busy little elves! Yes, we're still taking orders for domestic delivery before Christmas :: current ship time, approximately 2-5 business days (rush options available) :: FREE SHIPPING on ornaments :: $2.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on all teethers and rattles :: $5.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on everything else

Our personalized wooden toys are heirloom quality and made to last :: wooden blocks, baby rattles, name puzzles, wood teethers, toy cars, name blocks, baby's first Christmas ornaments, and more :: featuring our one-of-a-kind homegrown, organic wood finish

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 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

WEBSITE + BLOG // www.SmilingTreeToys.com
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SAY HI // hello<at>SmilingTreeToys<dot>com

Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2011-2016 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 29, 2016

We're busy little elves! Yes, we're still taking orders for domestic delivery before Christmas :: current ship time, approximately 2-5 business days (rush options available) :: FREE SHIPPING on ornaments :: $2.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on all teethers and rattles :: $5.95 flat-rate domestic shipping on everything else

Our personalized wooden toys are heirloom quality and made to last :: wooden blocks, baby rattles, name puzzles, wood teethers, toy cars, name blocks, baby's first Christmas ornaments, and more :: featuring our one-of-a-kind homegrown, organic wood finish

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 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

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

Designs, photographs, text, and creative content copyright 2011-2016 Smiling Tree Toys LLC. All rights reserved.

Justin and Kathleen

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Justin and Kathleen

Updates

Shop before today's sale ends! $5 off orders of $40 or more plus we'll donate an additional $1 to Toys for Tots! Use code GIVEBACK2016. Happy Holidays!
Our step stools are designed with safety and versatility in mind, they are sturdy, glue free, with options to personalize the seat. Today + tomorrow only, take $5 off your stool, and we'll donate an additional $1 to Toys for Tots! Use code GIVEBACK2016.
Happy Small Business Saturday! Enjoy $5 off your order of $40 or more, plus we'll donate an additional $1 per order to Toys and Tots -- a perfect way to give keepsake toys to your loved ones AND spread holiday cheer to others! Use code GIVEBACK2016
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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.

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

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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 + 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, great at reminding us when it's time to take a break. Love reading + homemade applesauce + their dog Murphy.

  • Brittany

    Design + Marketing, Super Mom

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

  • Tiffany

    Order Fulfillment, Ms. Organization

    Personalizes toys, ships orders, and keeps us insanely organized! Mama to two sweet girls.

  • Tim

    Woodworker, Talented Chef

    Expert toy maker and our go-to man in the woodshop. Makes a killer homemade split-pea soup.

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More information

Last updated on Mar 22, 2016
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

If you want to revise the personalization details on an item you just purchased, contact us ASAP. 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.