Mothering’s Natural Toy Guide 2013

Mothering's Natural Toy Guide 2013

Welcome to Mothering’s 2013 Natural Toy Guide: a collection of the highest quality natural toys and gifts available this holiday season! We’ve carefully selected each item based on its superior materials, uniqueness, value and, of course, its fun-factor. Check out the items found in all guide categories below for our full review, pricing information and where to buy.


Looking for our Toy Giveaway? Find it at the bottom of this page!


Top Picks for 2013

The choice wasn’t easy, but we’ve settled on our very best picks for 2013! We hope you love them as much as we do!

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.

Toys to Splurge On

Looking for that super special “big” gift that will last for years to come? Here are some great gifts worth spending more on.


Sweet and Special Friends

Snuggle, laugh and play with this delightful selection of dolls, little friends and their fanciful homes.

Shake, Rattle and Roll

From natural and organic rattles to fun stackers and cars – this category is full of gifts perfect for babies and toddlers.

Imagination is the Limit

Delicate fairy wings, delightful wooden kitchens, whimsical mobiles and more to spark the imagination of children of any age.

Get Creative!

You’ll adore these creative craft kits and art supplies–constructed using the safest and highest quality materials on the market.

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Special Mentions

These items didn’t meet all of our natural or recycled qualifications, but they still deserve some attention for their dedication to eco-packing, educational quality and/or contributions to non profit work. 


2013 Natural Toy Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter! When you are done here, we hope that you will explore the many other wonderful areas of!

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to A Toy Garden and Bamboletta Dolls for generously donating these delightful toys!!

The randomly selected winners are….

LauraJMyers – you won the awesome package from A Toy Garden!

and Ninalita — you’ve won the gorgeous Bamboletta Doll! 

We will be emailing you shortly. :) 


We’ve teamed up with two very awesome small businesses to bring you an amazing toy giveaway this year. Take a look at the prizes below and then follow the instructions to enter to win. The giveaway runs from Nov 26th through Dec 5th. We’ll be drawing a winner for each of the two prizes on Dec 6th. Winners will be notified by email.


Prize #1A Natural Toy Package from A Toy Garden


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An exclusive assortment of treasures for a young child all made in the USA!

Prize packages includes: a Rainbow People Mover, Rubberband Bath Boat, Holiday Gnome Pair, 4 Bug Spinning Tops, Snuggle Bug Bunting Doll (Sage, Golden Tan Skin, Brown Eyes), 8 Herbal Play Bean Bags, The Bee Who Lost His Buzz book, Edward the Pull Alligator Pull Toy, Shiny Kaleidescope, Ball ‘n Cup Toy, Wooden Star, and a Wikki Stix Set.


About A Toy Garden has an extensive selection of handmade, USA-made, fair trade, natural, and open-ended toys that inspire your child’s creative play. They have gifts for newborns, children, and even some treasures adults will love. A Toy Garden offers Free Gift Wrap and quick shipping. “Like” them on Facebook to be informed of frequent specials and updates. Enter coupon code: Mothering2013 for $5 off your order over $50. Offer expires 12/31/2013.

Prize #2A Handmade Doll from Bamboletta 


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Here’s your chance to secure a much sought after Canadian made Bamboletta Doll!!


This is Ginny and she needs a new home. She is a 15″ little sweetie in our new Sitting Doll style. Ginny has been lovingly handcrafted on the west coast of Canada by our team of mamas. Over ten hours of handwork goes into creating each doll, from hand sewing the bodies, stuffing them with gorgeous Canadian wool, hand dying their hair to sewing their little underpants and shoes – it’s all done here with love! 

We at Bamboletta so happy to be able to find Ginny a new home to one of you lovely Mothering readers. Mothering has been an important part of our lives and to do this giveaway with Mothering is such a blessing.


About Bamboletta Dolls

At Bamboletta Dolls we put a modern twist on an old doll making tradition. Handcrafted using only the finest materials such as wool, cotton and mohair we create dolls that your child will pass along to their child. Lovingly made by talented ladies in the Cowichan Valley in Canada. About Bamboletta | Dolls for Adoption | Gallery of Dolls



How to Enter

First Entry: Like A Toy Garden, Bamboletta Dolls and Mothering on Facebook and then leave a comment at the bottom of this guide to enter. (if you do not have a facebook account please find another way to follow these sites, such as via Twitter, Google + or newsletter before leaving your comment here on Mothering)

Second Entry: Share this giveaway/guide with friends and then post a second comment letting us know that you did.

How Do I Leave a Comment? To leave a comment you need to be a logged-in member of Mothering. You can easily connect your facebook account with the site or sign up with an account right here. It only takes a minute. This will allow us to have the contact info we will need to get in touch with you in case you win. Comments cannot be viewed or left on many mobile devices, so if you cannot see comments below switch into “desktop” mode at the bottom of the page or move to a computer to enter.

Rules: Must be a US or Canadian resident to enter. Two entries only per person. Giveaway ends Dec 5th and winners will be drawn randomly and announced on Dec 6th. Review the full rules before entering.


Thanks for entering and Happy Holidays!!

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