Thursday, August 23, 2007

Non-Toxic Toys that Don't Break the Bank

I recently found Milagros Boutique. They are a bricks and mortar store in Portland, Oregon where they sell toys, clothes, baby supplies, mommy supplies, etc. What caught my eye were the pictures and descriptions of some of their toys. And they've got some great prices. For example...

$5 or Less
  • Milagros Wood Tops
  • USA Made Wood Train Whistle
  • Locally Made Magic Wands! Tons of fun styles to choose from!
  • Vermont-Made Wood Cars and Trucks

Less Than $10
  • Portland-Made Secret Decoder Disk Set - Lets kids create secret notes to share and decode
  • Heirloom Rattles - Choose from 8 styles!

Up to $20
  • Wood Sword or Shield
  • Made in Montana Flip Flop Pull-Toy or Helicopter
  • Hugable Fleece Love Monsters!
  • Cranky Pals!
  • Mini Maya Wraps for your little Mama or Papa
  • Wonderful locally made wood rubber-band powered toys - Race Car, Tug Boat, Race Boat, or Catapult!

Even nicer, they say they don't carry "any wood toy lines that are made in China (such as Melissa and Doug)."

All of the wood toys we carry at Milagros are USA made:
D and ME Toys which are handmade in Montana
Vermont-made Montgomery Schoolhouse Toys
Wood Toy Shop products which are handmade right here in Portland!

While they don't have a formal online store, they do accept orders over the phone (503) 493-4141 using MC or VISA. They ship items for the cost of shipping.

They reference wooden products from Maple Landmark, which I also checked out. There are some beautiful items there, including wooden rattles, trains, and blocks. Everything's made in Vermont, and in their guarantee, they say "we will repair or replace any standard item returned to us for any reason at no charge." Search by age here. Standard shipping varies, but it's free if you make a purchase of $125.

Hat tip to EnviroMom