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Retailers of Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Gifts

These are stores that take special care with selecting non-toxic toys and informing consumers about their items.

We’ve been working on a guide of our favorite safe toy picks. We also know that everyone has different kids of various ages with their own individual interests and ideas about the perfect toy. So, we’ve put together a list of stores that are very selective about which products they carry. Whether you are looking for handcrafted toys, European or USA manufactured toys, or toys that are made safely in China (like Melissa and Doug), these stores have your Holiday shopping list covered.

Don’t forget, we’ll be giving away lots of safe toys and toy alternatives in our 12 Days of Giveaways!

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose has European and other safe, lead-free toy options, including the so ugly they are cute Deglingos, fun eeBoo Games, and sweet Pastel Toys.

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Craftsbury Kids

An excellent site to shop for toys handcrafted by independent artisans and or manufactured by small cottage industries. We love their gorgeous children’s art and sweet dolls and toys, like this Yo-Yo Elephant Doll. Check out their excellent gift guide.

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Natural Pod

Natural Pod is a Canadian company that carries a line of heirloom quality, natural toys that encourage imaginative play. Their website is set up with easy-to-understand categories, like trucks, trains, & boats, house play, and musical instruments. They are very careful to tell you about the inks, dyes, and woods used in each toy. Natural Pod has toys that you won’t mind your child leaving out in the living room.

Coupon Code: Get 10% off with coupon code “MAMANISTA10” at check out. (vaild until December 5th, 2007)

Oompa Toys

This store has been one of our favorites from the start. They have a helpful list of where different brands available at Oompa produce their toys. Oompa carries a wide variety of European brands, including an extensive selection of HABA toys.


Kazoo has an entire section of Toys Made in the USA, such as this Zometool Pioneer Kit, and many of the rest of their toys were manufactured in Europe. Kazoo also carries Wikki Stix, a great made in the USA crafts material.

Zometool Pioneer Kit

Back to Basics Toys

Good old-fashioned fun for kids of all ages! Back to Basics Toys specializes in items that encourage active and imaginative play. I would like the
Traditional Nok Hockey Game
for myself–just like I used to play with at camp! Back to Basic Toys has a section of items made in North America or Europe.

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Traditional Nok Hockey

Little Tikes

Little Tikes has a list of Toys made in the USA, including a great selection of kitchen and workshop toys. Most toys are made of plastic, and some are made in the USA with some imported parts, but they are made to US standards.

Shopping Cart

Radio Flyer

Red Wagon carries the full line of Radio Flyer. Of course, the classic wagon is there, but so is the Radio Flyer Rolling Pony and the Radio Flyer Retro Rocket.

Radio Flyer 34 Steel Red Wagon


Hearth Song makes creative toys and games, mostly manufactured in Thailand, many of which use wood materials. They run great sales that make these toys very affordable. Hearth Song has no recalls listed with CPSC for lead paint or other toxic materials.

Click HERE for free Standard Shipping on orders over $50. Code HSA056 (ends 12/14)

MonkeyBean Toys

Monkey Bean Toys’ selection includes lots of beautiful wooden and plush items. Most of their toys are either manufactured in North America or Europe. Just to make sure their toys are safe, Monkey Bean uses a hand-held X-Ray Fluorescence Metal Analyzer (the same model used by the US FDA for frontline screening of heavy metal contamination)” to test toys manufactured in China.

Free shipping on all orders of $75 and up.

Toy Banjo

Tiddley Widdley

Tiddley Widdley lists categories of toys that are handcrafted and toys that are made in Europe. Visit their site for great suggestions for gifts by age.

Free shipping over $75

BlaBla Dolls

Our Green House
Natural & organic products for the home and baby.
Colorful Numbered Snail Wooden Puzzle assures customers that all products in the store meet the highest safety standards for the appropriate age group. carries lots of games, puppets, and toys for a all age groups.

Cutting Food Box

Magic Cabin

Magic Cabin believes in “Kid Powered” toys and their philosophy shows in the illustrations of their toys, games, and an extensive selection of dolls. Many of the items on the page, including some Magic Cabin exclusives, are made of natural materials and handcrafted in the USA or Europe.

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Magic Cabin safe toys


BabyCenter has created an entire category of toys made in the US and Europe, like this US-made set of ImagiPLAY 32-Piece Giant Castle Blocks.

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ImagiPLAY 32-Piece Giant Castle Blocks

Etsy Toys

Etsy is becoming synonymous with unique, hip and handmade. Most of the items listed on Etsy are handcrafted by artisans. Many of them could even be works of art. Just remember that ultimately your child’s safety and health is your responsibility and you should always ask questions if you are concerned.

squirrel pull toy

We’d love if you would link to our guides to Favorite Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Toy Alternatives. If you have a guide of your own, please let us know if you would like to exchange links!

Toys to Trust

Coming Soon: More of our Favorite Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Toy Alternatives!

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Gifts 2007, Health, Safety, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School)

11 Responses to "Retailers of Safe, Non-Toxic, Lead-Free Toys and Gifts"

  1. A Crafty Kat says:

    That Craftsbury Kids site is a great find. I’d never heard of them before. Did you see the Frog hat (not to be mistaken with legendary southern rock band ‘fog hat’)?

    I don’t want to go crazy or anything, but all I’m saying is if I had a frog hat growing up, I would have been much cooler.

    I need one. Although I don’t think they make them in my size…

  2. modmom says:

    hi mama + baby diva!
    have a happy thanksgiving!
    great post!
    (i LOVED little tikes, but my girl is into princesses now.
    let’s swap link buttons.
    mine with html is here:

  3. Charrosh says:

    Thanks for the great article and for your recommendations for safe toys!

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