Kid-At-Heart: Gift Ideas

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It’s easy to fall into the trap of good socks, a new travel mug or a book (actually, I love getting books) but adults love toys too!  A beautiful desk toy is a delightful gift (but may not even make it to the office if the kids get a chance first).  Here are a few Adult favorites + a few slightly more sensible things.  Because Grimms and Grapat are Geofenced, these items are not directly linked on this page, but instead have buttons below.

grimm's rainbow mini

The mini Grimms rainbows are a perfect hand-held desk sized toy.  Alone, in multiples or combined with the Grapat nesting rings, they’re lots of fun to stack and balance.

grapat nesting rings gift idea desk toy

Grapat Nesting Rings are beautifully made, delightful to handle and endless stacking fun.  Don’t be deceived by their simple appearance!

Bauspiel Gemblocks combine beautifully with the xblocks, but they are amazing as a stand-alone meditation  and focusing tool.  They’re simply beautiful to look at even put away in the tray.

grimm's leonardo sticks

The Grimms Leonardo stick s are a lot of fun independently to build the classic Leonardo bridge or a tower that collapses most satisfyingly at the touch of a finger, or to make a marble run more complex

Better than a pair of warm socks, I love that these slippers have a soft sole  so they’re comfortable to keep on as you sit cross-legged on the floor to play

Irritatingly sensible, I know–but keeping your coffee or tea in an well made tin–it smells fresher when you open it, and its delightful to handle.  One of those simple pleasures.

The vases from Earth2Art Studio on Etsy are beautifully made.  Because they are heavy (solid stone) you can use them for very top-heavy bouquets

This sponge holder from Uncommon Goods is a fixture in our kitchen! A functional way to bring a bit of the outside in.

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Bauspiel Giant Ranbow, cropped, photo by building with rainbows

At first glance, the Bauspiel Giant Rainbow looks familiar and perhaps similar to other sets, but on closer inspection, the size and proportions reveal that really it plays more like a remarkable set of blocks than the typical rainbow stacker.

loose parts display of grimms and grapat and myers natrual toys

Each year as earth day rolls around the kids and I talk about changes we can make to live more responsibly. Sometimes it means using less of things, sometimes using different things, sometimes it means looking for ways to use things longer, and other times it means making new choices next time you shop. Here are a few of our favorites.

wooden rainbows made by Grimm's, Myer's Natural, Ocamora, Naef, Bauspiel

Isn’t it funny–you may start out with a single Rainbow Stacker–but they just seem to multiply! Since first writing the first post about picking a rainbow stacker, a few more have joined our ranks!

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