"I am a huge fan of this website. It carries a large selection of toys with a concentration on toys from Europe, including HABA and Holztiger. Growing up in Germany, these were the toys of my youth and I love being able to watch my children enjoying them."
European toys have a reputation for being safe, durable, and educational. Toy experts agree that Europe has the highest safety standards for toy manufacturers. With many parents dreaming of a China-free Christmas, the trend for the past few years has been toward more classic toys that stand the test of time. Toys from Europe tend to be more costly, yet in the long run are worth the price for their use of sustainable materials. These toys can easily be passed to the next generation. It’s more efficient to buy a few classic pieces than to try to buy out the entire toy store on cheap plastic toys that will not only end up broken in the closet, but could also pose potential health hazards. For a list of green toys, including some manufactured in the U.S. see our . Here are some picks for classic toys made in Europe.