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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: B.Toys


Holiday Gift Guide

I’ve been a fan of B. Toys for about as long as I’ve been a mom. Not only are the toys unique and just plain cool, but the company has a conscience. Couple that with their commitment to providing the most imaginative play experience for kids, and I’m a B-liever!

This year, we’ll be giving our little man the Symphony in B. This has got to be one of the most interesting toys I’ve ever seen, and I honestly can’t wait to play with it. It includes 13 instruments that fit into the orchestra pit. Your child can choose up to 8 at a time to play together, creating beautiful symphonies with coordinating lights. A huge bonus: the music is professionally recorded and really, really nice to listen to. How many kids toys can say THAT?!

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Here. Take a listen:

I have no doubt the Symphony in B is going to be a smash hit. But that’s not the only toy from the B. Toys line that will be under our tree this year! Our tiny girl will be getting her own Zany Zoo!

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I have some selfish motives here. This toy will keep her occupied for long periods of time so I can get a thing or two done, plus it is all one piece! Nothing to lose or clean up! Smart, huh?

With beautifully illustrated A-Z animals, loopty-loo routes, zig zag paths and spinny spinners, what’s not to love? She’ll be a little over 10 months old, so I think this is the perfect investment for years of fun. (And I think her brother just might like it, too.)

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A company with a conscience:

So, what does that mean anyway? For B. Toys, it means a lot of things. A portion of every purchase is donated to help change the world for children. Their minimal packaging is designed to be reused and recycled (some even doubles as reversible gift wrap!) Their inks are soy-based, the varnishes are water-based, and their clear plastics are the most widely recycled variety. But best of all, they say (and mean) things like this:

We want to be a voice to children that says it’s okay to be curious, to be pensive, to be loud, to be happy and sad all at the same time, to be generous, to be afraid, to be quiet, to be wild, to be fun, to be open, to be scientific, to be poetic, to be giddy, to be serious, to be smart, to be free, to be you.

Just B. Just you. B. you.

If we can swing it, we might pick up a few other B. Toys, too. There are so many great quality learning toys I want my littles to have! You can view the entire line-up here.  And just in case you need any extra incentive, remember: every B. toy you buy gives 10 cents to Free the Children, the world’s largest network of children helping children. B. cause really, is there anything more important?




  1. how cute, I like how educational it is. Brightly colored and not made of plastic!

  2. love holiday gift guides and these toys would be awesome for my kiddos
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  3. Those both look like really fun toys!
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  4. I have a new grandbaby on the way…I’ll keep this toy company in mind!
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  5. Those are awesome toys! I love them!
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  6. I remember when my daughter was little I found here one of the activitie cubes and she loved it.
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  7. So cute! I have a niece that would love one of these toys. Thanks!
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  8. These toys look like they are very well made! My youngest would love the Zany Zoo too!
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  9. looks like lots of fun, makes me wish I had a baby or toddler again
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  10. I love B Toys. I love that they do such a great job keeping toys “neutral” and still vibrant colors — plus they are always developmentally on target and just plain fun.
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  11. marissa lee says:

    these are such wonderful toys,very educational which i love.colorful and sturdy.

  12. Lindsey Silvestrini says:

    These look like great gift ideas! I like toys that have multiple activities so they keep your child engaged for long periods of times!

  13. We have a few of toys from B toys and they have definitely gotten more play than most. The little cars they have are a big hit with both of my boys.
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  14. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I had never heard of this toy company before. The toys sound fabulous. I will keep them in mind the next time I need to buy a gift.

  15. I love that Zany Zoo activity cube! My daughter already has something similar and she love to play with it for hours.
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  16. I love the little orchestra toy, but I think I like the other ones you mentioned even more if that’s possible!
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  17. I love toys that I can feel good about giving to my kids!
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  18. My kids have a ton of B. Toys! They love the piano cat, and microphone
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  19. I remember when my daughter was young, I wanted to get these types of toys for her. I think that interactive toys are the best.
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  20. We love B toys. Their box of music making toys is a huge hit here in our house.
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  21. We had the Zany Zoo and it was a huge hit with both my boys!
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  22. I love that store! I haven’t peeked around in a while… I guess I better head over.
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  23. My kids loved their Zany Zoo!
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  24. You shared some really great toys here. I am always amazed at how much I like children’s toys.
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  25. My kids have a few toys from B. Toys and they play with them often.
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  26. Those look great! I would much rather buy from a company that cares about it’s impact and gives back :)
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  27. Cute toys…I love it when kids play with a play and learn toy. Sharing with a friend…she is having her 1st baby in December

  28. I need to start organizing my gift guides now as well. Time can get away from you so fast.
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  29. My daughter is really into music, so I think she would love that symphony toy. I’m gonna add it to her Christmas list!
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  30. Rebecca Parsons says:

    B toys is new to me but they are super cute. Thanks for sharing about these!

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