All fathers want to set a good example for their children, but Josh Title took it one step further. When he was expecting his first child, Title looked around at all the plastic, mass-produced, low quality toys on the market and got to work designing environmentally responsible alternatives. The Cate and Levi collection of stuffed animals, hand puppets, and soft blocks is handmade in Toronto from local materials, so production leaves the smallest carbon footprint possible. The use of reclaimed wool ensures that each item is not only eco-friendly, but one of a kind. Additionally, 10% of profits from the sale of these cheerful, lovable creatures are donated to organizations that help children in need.
There's a lot to love in this selection of top toy picks for your little ones. Puppets and plush toys come in a range of irresistibly whimsical characters, while colorful beanbags and rockers take the playroom up a few notches. And be sure to check out the selection of learning games, too, as well as the fort and castle.
These toy animals have a home-sewn, heirloom quality about them, thanks to their soft, sweater-like fabrics. An adorable flannel-faced dog joins a striped-belly monkey, argyle-bodied bear and Fair Isle-backed turtle, to name a few. Some make their way into delightful pieces of wall art while others charm as plush hand puppets. As a bonus, Gilt will donate 5% of the net proceeds from this sale to Toys for Tots.
This season, let <i>Marie Claire</i> do the shopping for you: we've teamed up with fashion director Nina Garcia for Gilt's Holiday Shop. Go down your list with help from Nina as she shares what she'll be gifting this season. There’s more than one stylish way to go green: Choose from organic children’s clothing, a bangle bracelet set, emerald-colored house wares, and many more nature-inspired lovelies for men, women, and kids.
In need of holiday gifts for kids? Nothing says love quite like toys. Our fun lot runs the gamut from substantial presents, like bicycles and pint-sized teepees to smaller stocking stuffers, like plush animals and hand puppets. There’s also a slew of books, handmade crayons, puzzles, and other fun playthings for children of all ages.