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What are the Best Wooden Toy Brands?

We have chosen some of the best wooden toy brands on the market based on quality, sustainability and most importantly, fun.

best wooden toy brands

Not all toys are created equal. Some wooden toys are a cut above the rest. These toys are made from responsibly sourced wooden materials and finished with non-toxic paint. Some of these toys are even innovative compared to modern plastic toys.

Here are some of the best wooden toy brands in random order and why we love them.


Grimms is a popular German wooden toy maker known for their iconic brightly-coloured wooden rainbow toys. Aside from rainbows, they also have a wide range of equally adorable toys like simple puzzles, stacking toys and little human figures. These toys are well-designed and offer hours upon hours of fun. They’re also great early developmental toys for kids that are still learning essential skills.


Another brand we love is the well-known toy brand is Bigjigs. They are a UK based company that makes a huge variety of high-quality toys. Each toy is of great value and conforms to the highest safety standards.

Bigjigs huge collection of wooden toys has something for everyone. Their play food, railway track, trains and accessories with the educational toys are epic and suitable for all ages. Their smaller toys are great for party bags and stocking fillers.


The next brand, Tegu, makes building blocks featuring magnetic magic with the aim to inspire an equal mix of imagination and learning. You’ll be surprised with how amazing the figures and things your child can make with their blocks!

Tegu not only makes high quality toys but they make them ethically. They hire locals from Honduras and ensures to pay living wages to their workers. They also work with local cooperatives to make sure that the trees used in making their toys are handpicked for their sustainability.


If you love wooden animals, you might have heard of Holztiger. Their wooden animals are a thing of beauty and everyone loves them. They are handcrafted in Europe from responsibly sourced wood and hand-painted with water based dyes.

Each animal figure in their collection is designed for playing with simple poses and expressions. These animal toy can be quite compelling to play with but they are 100% safe and perfect for your child’s tiny hands.

Tender Leaf Toys

Making high quality toys that every child and parent will love is what Tender Leaf Toys envisioned. It has been proven to be a hit for both parents and children with its bright colours and fun designs.

Rubberwood is the main material of all Tender Leaf toys. It’s commonly considered by many to be sustainable and eco-friendly resource because it comes from plantation trees in the rubber industry. For every tree that is used, another is planted in its place.

Indigo Jamm

Indigo Jamm is a popular UK brand popular for their toys that give off a retro vibe in terms of colours and design. They an ethical brand that has everything from wooden toy kitchen to a fleet of funky vehicles and even a UFO. Like most of the brands included in this list, they used ethically sourced wood like rubberwood in their toys.


Wobbel is a different kind of toy maker because instead of making traditional wooden toys, they make wooden balancing boards. These wonderful balancing boards feature a uniquely designed curve, made from high quality European beech wood and offer limitless possibilities of fun and creative play. Your children can use them as bridges for their toy cars, chair for lounging or as a foot stand.

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