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10 Heirloom Toy Brands To Inspire Generations Of Play

These days, it’s hard to find things that last.

Matt Harvey · about 1 year ago

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These days, it’s hard to find things that last. At CAMP, we cherish the hand-me-downs — the objects that connect generations of family and become tradition. Here’s a list of some of our favorite heirloom brands that make their products from materials meant to last for generations!

1. Hape

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We love Hape because they care about making products that last. They use premium wood and tough plastics to help ensure that playtime endures. Their assortment applies wonderfully to the growth and development chart for small friends and their selection is expansive.

2. Melissa and Doug

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Melissa and Doug

Melissa and Doug is ubiquitous in the world of toys, and for good reason! If you have a small friend or know someone that does, chances are they have an item from Melissa and Doug in their toybox. One of my favorite Melissa and Doug items is the classic Cutting Food.

3. Oli and Carol


Oil And Carol make some of the most creative toys on the market. I’m in love with Kendall the Kale, an out-of-the-box teether made of natural rubber that will never turn inton a yuck-bomb after too much use.

4. Green Toys

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Green Toys

Green Toys is amazing! They make all of their toys out of recycled milk jugs, and they feature bold and colorful designs that are sure to excite the special kiddo in your life. I love their big trucks and rescue boat/ helicopter combo that comes with two characters.

5. Cuddle and Kind

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Cuddle and Kind

Cuddle And Kind is one of those brands that you’ll feel great supporting, with products you’ll be proud to give as gifts. They make super soft, handmade snug ’em pals for your child, and every purchase helps them to supply meals to families that need them. We love Sebastian the Lamb and we think your little one will too!

6. Fat Brain

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Fat Brain

Fat Brain makes some of the coolest toys around! From Timber-Tots to Spin Again, your kiddo will have tons of fun with these colorful and well-built toys. One of our favorites from the Fat Brain Collection is their Dimpl Duo, a great sensory toy to learn shapes, colors, and even some Braille!

7. Maileg

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Maileg is a Danish brand that believes in adding imagination to everyday stories through play. Maileg makes their charming character dolls out of the softest fabrics, and their attention to detail is amazing. Inspire your kiddos and hand the stories down with the classic Big Sister Mouse!

8. Caitlin Wicker Designs


Caitlin Wicker Designs

For years, my favorite part of being in New York City was exploring the traditional holiday markets that pop up in Union Square, Columbus Circle, and Bryant Park. My favorite shop in the Columbus Circle Market was the Sweatertoys booth. Caitlin Wicker creates beautiful plush characters from old sweaters, and to this day they are some of the best heirloom toys I’ve ever seen. Check out Caitlin’s website, or find her shop on Etsy!

9. Wild Creek

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Wild Creek

Wild Creek creates wonderful play pieces that are both beautiful and made to last. They make everything from dolls to books, and every piece is made with rugged materials and lots of heart! Nothing says heirloom like their “Indestructible” books. I’ve tried to tear them, and I couldn't do it.

10. Petite Collage

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Petite Collage

Rounding out our list is the award-winning Petit Collage. Petit Collage has a wonderful assortment of toys for children of all ages, and their world class design has made them a staple in the toy world. Your young one will be playing with these well-crafted toys for years!

Heirloom toys and memories go hand in hand. Share your memories with us @CAMPSTORES on Instagram!