November 01, 2017 6 min read

It's here! And better than ever! We are SO happy with all the amazing products we've brought in over the past year. Use this gift guide yourself, or send it to grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. Make sure to check out the age above and below your kiddo's too. Lots of our toys span wide age ranges. Free domestic shipping on orders of $50 and up. 

(P.S.-- We didn't put any of our great holiday books or toys on this list, but to check those out, click here.) 

Newborn to six months

Grimm's Spiel & Holz wooden rainbows: These rainbows are safety rated for ages 0+, and we love that they act as gorgeous nursery decor until your babe is ready to start playing. 

Winkel: In our opinion, the best grasping and teething toy on the market. You can even stick it in the freezer to sooth a teething babe. We LOVE the new Transparent Winkel color combo, but the classic is great too. 

Whoozit Water Mat: Make tummy time a little more fun! Fill the mat with water and let your baby watch the floating objects move around. 

BabyLit Board Books: Pick your favorite classics and share a small part of them with your baby. 


Six to twelve months

MiniSpinny: You may have heard of our best-seller, the Spin Again (you'll see it in the one year-old section) but did you know about its little brother, the MiniSpinny? Throw it in your diaper bag and pull it out when you need a keep-their-attention toy. 

Blabla dolls: We love the idea of gifting a Blabla doll to your little for their first Christmas. They're soft, safe, and the perfect stuffed animal to grow with. 

Touch Think Learn books: This bright and eye-catching series is perfect for this age. We love the sturdy construction and engaging die-cuts. 

One year-olds

Spin Again: It's our #1 seller, and a must-have for every one year-old. Babies and toddlers are mesmerized by the discs whirling down the spindle. 

Baby Stella: We think Baby Stellas are the perfect first baby doll for your one year-old. We love that they come in two different skin tones, AND that there is a boy doll as well (boys totally benefit from playing with dolls too!). The magnetic pacifier is fun and easy enough for littles to do themselves. 


Tempo Music Set: Encourage hand-eye coordination and motor skills with this cheery music set. Does it jingle? Or clap? Or rattle? Let your little experiment and find out. 

My Pal Elly: After the Spin Again, this is our second-most recommended toy for a one-year old. My Pal Elly is a pull-toy, a shape-sorter, a bead run, and more, all in one. It also comes in a natural wood finish, or if elephants aren't your thing, check out My Pal Truman or My Pal Clover

Bumpers: Our customers have been LOVING these since we started carrying them a few months ago! We think all four would look adorable underneath a Christmas tree. These soft cars make a satisfying "click" noise as they roll across the floor. Connect them all with the Velcro-like strips on the bottom. 

Stack and Fit Cups: What do one year-olds love? Knocking down towers. These Stack and Fit Cups fit the bill perfectly. They're great as a water toy or keep them out for stacking and nesting. 

Two year-olds

Playmobil 1-2-3: This isn't the Playmobil of your childhood! Playmobil's awesome 1-2-3 line is specifically designed for ages 18 months to three years. That means no little pieces! It's Playmobil design and quality with the safety you need for your toddler. 

Bilibo: What is it? We get that a lot! The Bilibo is designed to spark your child's imagination. They can sit in it and spin, stand on it, carry toys in it, put in on their heads, use it as a water toy.... anything! [P.S. The color options are our favorite part!]

KidO vehicles: We love these as a classic take on toys that go! They are simple and durable, and we think they're pretty cute too. These are rated 12 months+, and we think they're perfect for ages 1-3. 

Jellycat Stuffed Animals:

 These super-soft stuffed animals are a favorite with kids. Bumbly Bear is one of our favorites. 

Hot Dog Cold Dog board book: We love this large board book for two year-olds. It's a fun way to introduce opposites, and Frann Preston-Gannon's other book, What a Hoot, is equally as charming and durable. 

Uncle Goose Blocks: Every kid needs a classic set of wooden blocks, and we love that Uncle Goose blocks are designed and made right here in the USA. 


 Three year-olds

Tegu: Our love affair with Tegu continues, and we're excited to be carrying some new color combos! The 42-piece set is our favorite, because it comes with wheels, and it seems to be a universal truth that all toys are more fun when you add wheels. 

Magnatab: This continues to be one of our top sellers. We love it for road trips, restaurants, or as a quiet activity to do before bed time. 


Leap and Launch Rocket: Watch your kids learn how force and direction affect where the rocket lands. Added bonus: kiddos can practice their balance and standing on one foot while stomping on the rocket pad!

BabyLit Storybooks: We were SO excited when our friends at BabyLit added these two to their repertoire. Their first two storybooks, Pride and Prejudice and Moby Dick, are written for ages 3-5, and give a (very) condensed version of the classics. 


Story Boxes: These sturdy boxes act as a backdrop during play and storage after. Choose from Fire, Safari, Farm, and Circus. Each pairs with a Story Train too.

Four year-olds

Grimm's Four Elements Set: It's the ultimate Christmas present, and we think four is the perfect age for it! This set is a quality-toy-lovin' mama's dream. It's beautiful, but it's really designed to offer endless open-ended play opportunities. 

MIO Playing Eating Sleeping Working + 2 People Doll House: We just can't get enough of this doll house. You will love how every piece fits neatly back into the large box. The lawn becomes the lid, and you can put away that doll house until it's time to play again. Plus it comes fully stocked with furniture and two people. Check out the full MIO line here

Doodle It & Go Chalk Book: These have quickly become one of our top sellers! They're perfect for road trips, church, or restaurants, and they include four pieces of the amazing dustless butter chalk. Forget dealing with chalk dust everywhere. Your child will need a wet paper towel to neatly clean their book.

Hazel Village: This collection of friendly woodland creatures will steal your heart. Pick your favorite and add on a few extra outfits. 


Five year-olds

Magnatiles: We're putting these in the five year-old category, but the best thing about these toys is that they are perfect for such a wide range of ages. Ages three to eight (and beyond!) will absolutely love these.

Playmobil Carry Case: If you're not sure if your kiddo is quite ready for a big Playmobil set, we suggest starting off with one of these carry cases. They're a blast, great for travel, and have a manageable amount of pieces. The Pony Stable Play Box and Pirate Hideout Play Box are great options too. 

Sight Word Blocks: We love these as a fun option for emerging readers. Not only do kiddos get to practice reading words, but they also get to build silly sentences. P.S.-- you're gonna have fun too!

Little People Big Dreams series: We love this series as a fun way to introduce kids to some great historical figures. At the moment, this series only includes books about women. 

Six year-olds

Playmobil Sets: The hype is real. Kids LOVE Playmobil. We love it because it encourages fine motor skills and pretend play. 

Joinks: Joinks are our favorite new take on a building toy. The silicone connectors and wooden dowels create a flexible structure that can suction to a table top and bounce and wiggle while your child builds. 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Trade out fairytales for 100 bedtime stories of 100 extraordinary women. 

Observation Puzzle: Complete these 100 or 200-piece puzzles and then find all the objects in the border. This unique take on a puzzle is one of our top picks for six year-olds. 


And that's it! Happy Holidays, and happy shopping. Thank you for supporting our little shop <3. 


Team THL 

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