I am slowly gathering my kids' Christmas gifts and I love to buy from small businesses when I can. I especially love toys made by hand because I think they are SO much cuter than anything you can buy in a store. I also love the idea that a mom like me sat down during their kids' nap time or when they were quietly watching a movie to make the toy just for MY child. I love supporting families like mine that I know it means so much when an order comes through.
This fall we got our first toy from Handmade Happiness by Ruth and I have to say I wish I had it years ago. She made it for my Miles and he absolutely loves it. It's a travel car mat and when you spread it out you have a racetrack that includes a gas pump, a car wash and even a stop light! I love that the cars have their own slots to store them and when you fold it all back up it stays in one neat little pouch. Miles calls it his purse which I just think is adorable.
When Miles was younger we had doctor/therapy appointments multiple times a week so this would have been an awesome toy to have that I could stick in my purse easily and keep him busy in the waiting rooms. The perfect traveling busy toy for a boy who does NOT sit still for much...but this keeps him busy for at least 20 minutes every time he gets it out. Check out the rest of her shop and all of her creations you will fall in love with something I am sure of it.