zenblocks not only bring a little peace to the playroom, but also allow little ones to learn a thing or two about balance, as they attempt to stack these uniquely shaped blocks. Older kids, along with adults will have fun trying to balance zenblocks into a tower. zenblocks are made in the USA from sustainably harvested urban trees and finished with child-safe mineral oil.

+ zenblocks in Walnut $25.50


+ zenblocks

Plan Toys

Plan Toys makes an excellent set of basic building blocks that’s a perfect starter kit for any child.This eco-friendly block set consists of 9 differently shaped blocks made, like all Plan Toys, with chemical free, kiln-dried recycled rubberwood and designed with water based non-toxic finishes.

+ Plan Toys Blocks $67.50


+ Plan Toys

Tree Branch Blocks

We’ve seen the delightful Tree Branch Blocks before, but we love them enough to consider them worth a second look. This beautiful rustic block set is the perfect natural way to bring a little of the outdoors in. Each tree branch block has a smooth finished end and this set is perfect for stacking and building. These blocks come in various sizes and are made with kiln dried locally sourced Alder, plus feature a harmonic wax finish. Bonus, each set comes in a locally made natural cotton bag for easy clean-up and storage.

+ Tree Branch Blocks – Medium Set CAD$43.95

Asher Jasper

We heart everything about Asher Jasper. We love their wool felted baby toys. We love their gorgeous and hardy natural cut building blocks. And now we love their stunning set of all natural organic wood Olde English ABC building blocks. This amazing set of all natural organic wood blocks has been cut and sanded by hand to a smooth, velvety finish and each block is sealed with pure walnut oil. Every letter of the alphabet is represented in Olde English font, front and back.

+ 26 Natural Organic Cherry Wood Olde English ABC Alphabet Blocks $250.00

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Camden Rose

These Camden Rose Unfinished Wooden Blocks are generously sized 1.5 inch cubes of sustainable birch wood. Simple, yet lovely, this made in the USA block set is perfect for younger toddlers and older children as well. These Camden Rose wooden blocks are sanded smooth, allowing their raw unfinished beauty to shine through. The set comes ready to store in an all-cotton muslin storage bag.

+ Camden Rose 25 Unfinished Wooden Blocks $18.99

+ Camden Rose


This extra large set of HABA Building Blocks will provide hours of imaginative play with 102 blocks in all. The entire set is made in Germany from smoothly sanded, solid, natural, untreated beech wood. The set comes with a sturdy fabric bag for block storage and a 24-page booklet with block design and structure ideas.

+ HABA Building Blocks – Extra Large Starter Set $100.79


The Original Tree Swing

We’re already huge fans of Original Tree Swing toys and they just keep getting better and better. For example, their wonderful Twice Baked Blocks are pretty and sustainable – made from wood that has been salvaged twice. After these blocks are cut and sanded, the sharp corners are knocked down and each block gets a top coat of mineral oil.

+ Twice Baked Blocks $34.00

+ The Original Tree Swing

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