Canadian Made Children’s Toys and Gift Ideas

Welcome to the world Covid babies! Is it just me or does it seem like half the people you know are having a baby? Okay, maybe not half, unless you’re in your twenties or thirties, but there are still a lot of babies being born lately.
Whether you’re a new parent or grandparent, or are looking for a baby shower gift, this list is for you! Don’t struggle to find quality Canadian made toys and accessories any longer. Scroll through for children’s gift ideas that are sure to be a winner.
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Create and Play Co, Peg dolls and wooden toys for open ended play, imaginative toys for kids, Canadian made toys and gifts in Ottawa Ontario, shop local children's brands

Create and Play Co.

Minimalist wooden toys, ‘open ended’ for children of various ages. They create play pallets, stackable rainbows, colour sorting and counting ball sets, peg dolls, eggs and cups, and wooden blocks (to name a few) in many different colours and themes. Hand painted and non-toxic. Select from a colour pallet online, or ask about a custom order.

How to Buy: Direct message through Instagram or Facebook, or email



 Wood by JL, Kids toys in Ottawa Ontario, Pikler game and toys, Canadian made wooden toys for children, children's gift ideas, sustainable Canadian made gifts, shop local Ottawa

Wood By JL

Handmade wooden items with a focus on Montessori children’s items and toys, custom furniture and kitchen cabinetry. From smaller rainbow stackers to toys like folded triangles and arch climbers they can climb on. They also have short shelves and cube chairs for your little ones. Items are made to order.

How to Buy: Find items at Puddles and Play in Ottawa, or order online through their catalog.



 Maple Moose custom toys, wooden name puzzles personalized for kids, Canadian made wooden toys for kids of all ages, customize their name in a puzzle, children's toys in Ottawa, ABC puzzles

Maple Moose Creations

Name and number puzzles, heart stackers and tracing boards made in Ottawa. They specialize in custom puzzles to create a personalized toy with your child’s name. Maple Moose occasionally drops specialty items such as the Bunny plate during Easter, and numbered birthday plates are coming soon!

How to Buy: Purchase through Etsy. Items are made to order.




Hello Merry shop rag dolls, stuffed animals handmade in Canada, local stuffies different animals and custom outfits, toys for kids made in Canada, fabric toys for girls and boys, Ottawa Ontario toy brands

Hello Merry Shop

Handmade rag doll companions in various styles and designs, made in Ottawa. These cozy buddies are made in small batches, featuring animals such as foxes, bunnies and cats. Each doll is made entirely by hand, including detailed outfits, often from vintage linens and beautiful pieces of fabric. Made to last and be carried around on all their adventures.

How to Buy: They have a few Canadian stockists including Pure Colour Baby in Kingston. You can also shop online via Etsy.



 Kinderfeets Canada, wooden toys for active play, wooden bikes prams and boards for kids, children's gift ideas, fun active toys for kids, Canadian made toys

Kinderfeets Canada

Sustainable and non-toxic wooden toys, made for active play. From smaller toys like push n’ pull animals and ABC blocks to larger items like bikes and walkers, you’re sure to find something fun to help fuel your child’s imagination. Collections are intentionally designed to support physical and cognitive development, as well as inspire adventures.

How to Buy: Items can be ordered online or found in stores across Canada such as Fab Baby Gear in Ottawa.



 The Hygge Baby Inc, locally sourced toys and gifts for babies and toddlers, children's subscription box with Canadian made items, Montessori inspired and developmental gifts for children, gender neutral toys and gifts for kids, Ottawa kids

The Hygge Baby Inc.

Montessori and hygge-inspired gifts and subscription boxes. This Ottawa based company locally sources items, with a focus on environmentally conscious items and gender-neutral gifts. Shop categories online such as toys & learning or baby wellness. Different developmental subscription boxes are available geared to specific ages.  

How to Buy: Order online for Canada wide shipping, with free shipping in Ottawa.



 Love Teefies, teething toys made with silicone and wood, wooden toys in Canada, Canadian made pacifiers rattles and teethers, swaddle blankets and toys for babies, baby accessories made in Canada

Love Teefies

Silicone and wooden teething toys, and baby accessories made in Ottawa. Choose from various teethers made with silicone beads, wooden rings, crochet animals and more. Love Teefies also has some fully silicone items, muslin swaddle blankets and a curated box of colour coordinated accessories.

How to Buy: Order through their website, or via Instagram direct message for custom orders.



 Simply Play Creations, felt toys made in Ottawa Ontario, toy fruits and vegetables for imaginative play, Canadian handmade toys for children, where to buy local children's toys in Ottawa

Simply Play Creations

Simply Play Creations makes toy fruits and veggies, handmade with felt. The felt is a wool blend so it is durable and made to last. There are many bright colours and options, with new designs on their way. Currently offered within the Ottawa Region. Check on Instagram for pre-order and launch dates.

How to Buy: Message via Instagram, and add yourself to their email list of updates.



 La Maison Baby Boutique, Nordic inspired accessories for kids, children's plates cups bowls and spoons, Canadian made sippy cups for kids, gender neutral child essentials for home, kitchen ware for kids, where to buy kids cups and cutlery in Ottawa, Canadian made children's wear and home accessories

La Maison Baby Boutique

Minimalistic home essentials for kids. With a Nordic inspired look, La Maison Baby Boutique creates gender neutral goods such as silicone nesting bowls, straw cups, baby bibs, suction plates, pacifiers and teethers. They also carry some crochet items and muslin swaddle blankets.

How to Buy: Order online directly through Etsy. You may also find them at some Toronto Region markets.



 Board Mom Ottawa, Wooden toys for kids in Canada, Handmade wooden pikler for indoor climbing, learning towers baby gyms and wooden toys made locally in Canada, Ottawa Ontario kids toys

Board Mom Ottawa

An Ottawa mom that creates wooden play structures for kids. She builds piklers and learning towers, with orders being custom made. She’s also created baby gyms, gates and slides!

How to Buy: Message via Instagram or email



 Motherhood unhinged Ottawa mom blog, flamingdoh natural playdoh, dyed rice, sensory materials and toys made in Canada, local developmental toys for toddlers


Play and sensory materials made by an Ottawa mom. The feature ‘Flamingdoh’ item is handmade playdoh that is smooth and easy to mold, without any harsh chemicals. You can purchase a single colour or a themed, colour coordinated set. She also sells dyed rice and activity mats.

How to Buy: Order online through the linked website. Ottawa region pick up is available; find out more on Instagram.



 Little Hikers Club Adventure Kit, Gift ideas for kids that explore, outdoorsy activities for children, nature activity book, water bottle for kids, youth hats, nature ID sheets, Ottawa gift ideas

Little Hikers Club Adventure Kit

Hiking resources and merchandise to encourage your little one to get outside and wander.  Local Ottawa hiking guide Girl Gone Good, has created an adventure kit full of activities and gear for the young adventurer. Each kit includes an activity book, trail diary, nature ID sheets, stickers, a youth baseball hat, and more!

How to Buy: Order online here for pickup or delivery in the Capital Region.  



 The Little Evergreen, handcrafted wooden signs in Ottawa Ontario, kids room and nursery decor ideas, custom name signs for kids, wooden growth charts made in Ottawa

The Little Evergreen

Add some personalized décor to your child’s bedroom by adding a custom wooden sign. The Little Evergreen creates handcrafted wooden signs, including names and images. Choose your base, whether it’s a round sign, farmhouse sign, cut-out letters or growth chart. Then you’ll select the name, colours, wood stain, and any add icons.

How to Buy: Order via Instagram messages.



 Little Rae Goods, Ontario Canada Children's store with wooden toys and developmental learning activities, where to buy quality toys in Canada,

Little Rae Goods

Little Rae Goods toy store offers a selection of handmade, wooden toys geared towards educational play. They sell items such as math boards, nesting bowls, puzzles, baking sets and building blocks. They distribute items from like-minded makers from across the globe, including 5 Little Bears and Stuka Puka. The store is located in East Gwillimbury, Ontario. 

How to Buy: Shop online, directly from their website. Shipping across Canada.



 Jollywood Productions handcrafted wooden stools, custom name step stools for kids, best children's gift ideas in Canada, step stools and piggy banks for kids made in Ontario, Canada.

Jollywood Productions

Handmade customized stools and piggy banks that will last a lifetime. Their name footstools are their featured item, and they have made over 50,000 stools since their opening in 1991. You select the stool size and colour scheme, and provide your child’s name for the stool! Each letter is an individual puzzle piece. They also make wooden coat racks and door signs, also customized.

How to Buy: Order online for pickup in Elora, Ontario, or shipping across North America.



(Note: The first 14 photos were taken from the individual Instagram pages of each business)  


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