21 Toys Under $21 | Mothering Natural Toy Guide 2013

21 Toys Under $21


21 Toys Under $21

You don’t need to spend a fortune to grab high quality toys for your little ones. Here are our favorite gifts under $21. Don’t miss the other categories in this year’s guide or our big toy giveaway! Find them both here.



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Botanical Pocket Press

This super simple, made the the USA botanical pocket press is perfect for nature hikes and backyard explorations. Replaceable, heavy duty rubber bands apply pressure to create long lasting pressed plants. Easy to use for kids of all ages and an excellent price!



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Classic Teething Buddy

This unique teether is made form 100% cotton cloth with a hardwood teething ring. Lovingly handcrafted in the USA, you won’t find another product just like it. A delightful gift at a great price. Many designs to choose from.


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Wooden Fort Building Clips

Do your kids love to build forts? Treat them to these fun and durable fort building clips. Easy to use for children of all ages, nearly impossible to break and big enough to clip onto all kinds of furniture.



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Matryoshka Dolls

These special dollies are just waiting to be loved! Perfect for toddlers or preschoolers, little hands and hearts will delight in the sweet smiling faces, soft huggable bodies and colorful fabrics. Many styles to choose from.



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Little Wooden Flatbed Truck

Like it was made in Santa’s workshop! This great little push truck is constructed from birch, cherry and walnut and finished with beeswax. Just right for small hands learning to explore movement for the first time. Awesome price.



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Levi the Ladder Climber

Another inspired creation from Real Wooden Toys! Just place little Levi at the top of his wooden ladder and he’ll make everyone shout for joy as he climbs down on his very own. Or, hold both sides of the ladder in your hands and gently tip back and forth to watch this little man climb up and down, up and down. Both fun to play with and great to look at, you won’t want to miss this toy at such a great price.



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Natural Earth Paints Face Paint

In total opposition to many varieties of potentially toxic face and body paints sold for kids, these gorgeous colors will actually nourish the skin with organic shea butter and castor seed oil. Clay and mineral-based, bright and fun–the paints have many potential uses in imaginative play and are easy to clean up



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Woolpets Orca Whale Felting Kit

This adorable and fun kit is an easy way to let your child explore the joy of wool felting. Good for older kids or teens (under 10 with close adult supervision only). Includes everything you need to create one felt orca whale. Other varieties are available.



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Secret Decoder Disk

Creating secret messages is one of the greatest joys of childhood–and this delightfully designed disk adds an extra element of fun and mystery. Plus, it’s a great way to encourage kids to practice their writing skills. Great USA wooden construction.



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Jungle Jim

It’s no secret that we love Real Wooden Toys here at Mothering. The simple, old-fashioned design of all of their creations is something truly special in today’s world. Jungle Jim the Springing Monkey is no exception. Hang him anywhere in your house and give him a gentle pull and he’ll bounce around forever. Adds a magical touch to a child’s bedroom and kids love to watch little Jim go up and down.



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Snowstorm – A Co-operative Game

While most games focus on competition among players, this wonderful board game is instead centered on cooperative play. All players must work together to accomplish the game’s goal. Kids of all ages will really enjoy and thrive off of this concept. Surprisingly fun even for adults.



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Cony Puppet Toy

Made from Under the Nile’s leftover thread cones and super soft organic Egyptian cotton, this is a whimsical and safe toy for little hands and is super eco-friendly.



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Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Toy

Make bath time fun in a whole new way with this unique ferry boat with cars from Green Toys. All Green Toys are constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs here in the USA so you can feel great about purchasing this item for your little one.



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Multicolored Beeswax Candle Making Kit

Let the kids make their very own 100% beeswax candles and not only will they have a ton of fun and learn a new skill, they’ll have a great decoration for the holidays or a gift for family or friends. This kit includes 12 sheets and lots of wick to make 12 large candles or a wide variety of smaller candles. Very easy to do for preschoolers and older.



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Jacquard Silk Hoop Painting Fun Bag

This great kit includes everything you need to get one or more kiddos exploring a unique form of expression. Comes with full instructions and tips in addition to all materials. The final product is perfect to display in a window as sun art, hang on the wall or give as a gift.



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Rubber Band Racer

Wind this wooden car up and watch it zoom across the floor. Simple, high quality construction means this racer will be played with for many years to come. Solid wood. Great stocking stuffer that’s made in the USA.



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Wooden Octagon Stacker Toy

Finely crafted from walnut, maple and cherry–this sturdy stacker breaks all the rules with its unique octagonal shape. Once the stacking phase is over, kids can use these along with building blocks for all kinds of purposes. Good price.



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YOXObot Orig

This is by far one of the coolest toys to hit the market in a long while. Everything you need to create a 17″ tall robot, or a seemingly endless array of other inventions, are included in the box. Designed to get kids building in seconds, just pair the smartly designed YOXO links and cores with everyday household items and your kids will be recycling old cereal boxes and toilet paper tubes into spaceships and fairy houses in no time. Recycled and recyclable content, soy-based inks and water-based coating make this toy a truly eco-friendly option at an outstanding price. Made in the USA.



Image of: Wooden Fox and Crinkle Tail Baby Teether


Wooden Fox and Crinkle Tail Baby Teether

You won’t find another baby teether quite like this one! With a one of a kind cherry wood fox for chewing on and a soft, crinkly tail to pull, your little one will be delighted. Finished with beeswax and made in the USA.



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Build-a-Bouquet Playset

Another unique toy that will provide hours of fun from Green Toys. Stack and arrange the colorful flowers in a seemingly endless array of designs. All Green Toys are made from recycled milk jugs right here in the US so you can feel great about your purchase.



Image of: Wooden Rainbow Grasping Bead Toy


Wooden Rainbow Grasping Bead Toy

What a fun and colorful grasping toy for little hands! Bright, attractive beads can be rolled around to encourage their developing motor skills and keep them interested. Made from maple with safe, non-toxic stains.


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