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#1 of 10 Old 09-10-2007, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for toy catalogs with nice, not made in china, wooden and natural toys to give to my mother, grandmother, and MIL. I think if they had something in front of them (but not on the computer) they may take things more seriously. I am having a hard time coming up with things they can go to a store and buy for YDD's birthday, so am trying to get the catalogs in time for them to order for Christmas. Unfortuately, things we NEED (car seat for ODD, who is almost too big for current seat) are considered unnecessary to them (surely she can just use a backless booster at TWO: ) so I'm hoping to at least get toys that I can stand to look at. TIA!!

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I don't know if they are online folks but if you go to Amazon toy section and type in Waldorf or Montessori, alot of nice toys come up....I just registered for some for my DS for his birthday and they were great! Not too expensive either, which is my big pet peeve for some of the waldorf stuff....
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Nova Natural has a beautiful print catalog. I'm not sure what the origin is of most of their toys, but I'm sure most of them are not made in China.

Oompa is less Waldorfy than Nova Natural but is also a good source for many wooden toys, open-ended toys, etc. They look more slick and less "crunchy" and might seem more attractive to very mainstream relatives. Their print catalog is cute and colorful.

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RosieHippo has a catalog that you can request

http://www.rosiehippo.com/categorydept.asp?deptid=8
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http://www.magiccabin.com/magiccabin...4&body_sc=1004

The only problem that I have with the catalog is that they are illustrations rather than photos.

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Here's two more:

Willow Tree Toys: http://www.willowtreetoys.com/

Chinaberry: http://www.chinaberry.com/index.cfm?tid=407051601

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Does Willow Tree have a print catalog? I couldn't find it on the site

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Thanks every one. Any more??

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Goodness! Beautiful things, but very expensive!

Are there any of these types of things that are more affordable? We are pretty poor and this stuff is way out of reach for us.
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Get the catalogs to get ideas and then take a look at

Kidsurplus.com

They tend to carry Haba, Play Toys and other wooden toys for much less.

Also most of what's in Magic Cabin is also in the Hearthsong catalog. They're owned by the same company. Hearthsong uses photographs and is sometimes cheaper.
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