Christmas is fast approaching. A season for celebrating, spending time with loved ones and a time for giving. If you’re still on the hunt for that perfect gift for a special little someone, why not give a gift that gives back with our collection of eco- friendly toys and treasures for little imaginations.
Our exciting range of innovative toys are sustainably made, using FSC®-certified wood (wood produced from sustainably managed forests) or Indonesian legal wood and a growing number come with our Plastic Free Promise, where absolutely no plastic is used whatsoever. And we’re on track to remove all plastic from our toy production by the end of 2023. Look out for the ‘Plastic Free’ icon next to our products.
All of our toys are made with love and designed to last, for a lifetime of play. For some gifting inspiration, be sure to take a look at these top picks - packed with educational value and destined to be treasured this Christmas and well beyond too.
A Royal Adventure
First up is this stunning Royal Express Train Set. This showstopper gift is fit for any budding prince or princess in the making. With a whopping 180 pieces made from Indonesian legal wood, this set is ready for day after day adventure and the perfect present to unwrap on Christmas morning. Did you know that our lovely customers include real life little Royals, with toy deliveries to the palace, ready and waiting to make magical Christmas wishes come true.
A sure-fire hit, this wooden shop and café is double the fun made from FSC®-certified wood. A multi award winner and for good reason, this 2 in 1 reversible toy is sure to ignite little imaginations. Designed by our team of talented toy makers for immersive roleplay adventures. Little ones will adore serving customers at the café, then simply turn it around to reveal a market style shop complete with shelves, ideal for housing our range of wooden food crates. Why not add this cute Café machine and serve up the perfect brew to thirsty customers. Don’t forget a slice of cake on the side. Our ‘cuttable’ chocolate gateau is too tempting to resist. Or how about a selection of cupcakes to wash it down with. Delicious.
For younger children, little animal lovers will go wild for Noah’s Shape sorter. This plastic free toy is made from FSC®-certified wood and decorated with water based, non-toxic paints for child safe play. Comprising 7 pairs of adorable wooden animal shapes plus Noah and his wife, toddlers can get busy slotting the shapes into the corresponding holes, helping to develop their sensory, motor and co-ordination skills as they learn and play.
Our Wooden Tool Bench is just the ticket for budding builders and mini fixer-uppers. This comprehensive set is crafted from FSC®-certified wood and is safe, sustainable and built to last. Featuring a drill and turning saw, clamp, saw, hammer, screwdriver, spirit level, right-angle ruler, spanner and chalkboard, little creatives will delight in roleplay fun. There's even a handy storage shelf and two wooden planks for screwing in the nuts and bolts.
Sky House is waiting for its new owners to move right on in. This dream house of miniature makes a striking gift that will take pride of place in the kids' room or play space. Perfect to encourage small world play, discover all the charm of a traditional wooden dolls house with an added modern luxe feel. Made from Indonesian legal wood and painted in muted whites with a natural wood finish and adorned with the prettiest pastel blue accents, this gem of a home is set across two storeys with lots of lovely details to discover and is ideal for gender neutral play.
If an heirloom gift is on the cards, then look no further than our magnificent rocking horse toys. Choose from a traditional, dapper looking rocking horse or fantastical rocking unicorn, both of which are lovingly made by skilled craftspeople, using durable Indonesian legal wood, sustainably sourced materials, ensuring the highest safety standards. Topped off with unique hand painted illustrations and exquisite detailing, this is a toy guaranteed to be cherished and passed down to future generations.
We hope you enjoyed this post, and it’s inspired you to find the perfect gift, to be enjoyed for years to come. You can shop our full range of sustainable wooden toys and treasures on our online store. From early learning, traditional dolls houses, classic toys, roleplay and play foods, children’s furniture and more. Our beloved curation is waiting to be discovered, with unique pieces that inspire the magic of childhood, through a lifetime of play.
A little bit about us
We’re Le Toy Van. A big hearted, honest talking family business with a lifelong passion for creating traditional wooden toys.
Georges Le Van, our founder, created the first ever Le Toy Van toy, our beloved wooden Dolls House, over 25 years ago.
We are proud to have built a company whose heritage is based on the solid principles of sustainability. We are passionate about protecting our world and creating eco-friendly toys that are built to last and passed down through generations, for a lifetime of play. Read the full story.