Handmade holiday gifts don’t have to be a thing of your childhood past (miss u, macaroni picture frame) or the purview of people with serious crafting skills — nope, thanks to the best toys on Etsy this year, handmade kid gifting just got easy. Whether you’re looking for baby toys (hi, adorable crocheted veggie stuffies), toddler toys (perfect pastel building blocks, anyone?), bath toys, diverse dolls, craft kits, or educational toys for all ages and more, there’s something for your holiday kid-gifting needs on our favorite indie-shop-roundup retailer, Etsy.
Sure, you could get your holiday toy shopping done at Target, or buy your kid gifts for cheap from Walmart. But if you want to be a bit more mindful with where you lend your wallet — and if you don’t want to end up down to the wire and ordering last-minute holiday gifts on Amazon Prime — you’ll want to get your act together in advance and let your toy buys make an impact. How? By purchasing toys from an independent small business courtesy of Etsy, of course! And don’t think you have to stop with toys; Etsy also boasts plenty of DIY kits for kids, as well as kids clothing and accessories (including the 2020 accessory of the year, the face mask, natch) alike from Black-owned businesses we love.
Click through our list ahead and shop some of the best toys on Etsy right now. Honestly, most of these indie gifts are so gorgeous, we won’t judge at all if you buy a toy for your grown-up self. Those rainbow geode stacking blocks for your home office desk?! Come on. You know you want to.
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