The designer behind Eco Tot Toys is a former furniture maker and current dad who didn’t want his daughter growing up in a sea of plastic. Now he handcrafts eco-friendly toys including a collection of developmental puzzles for toddlers using reclaimed walnut, cherry and birch wood. The puzzles feature simple geometric shapes and chunky animals that are perfect for little hands to grab. To ensure they’re safe enough to be explored by little mouths as well, edges are sanded smooth and pieces are finished with natural fruit dyes and a non-toxic beeswax jojoba rub.

+ Reclaimed Wood Developmental Puzzles $35 – $42

+ Eco Tot Toys