The holidays are a time for families and loved ones to celebrate togetherness, and they tend to arouse feelings of nostalgia that recall simpler times. The days of being a child and enjoying hours with your favorite toy don’t have to be a distant memory. There are plenty of playthings for grown-ups that encourage similar exploration and fun. We’ve gathered some of our favorite toys that emphasize great design, responsible materials, and conceptual artistry.
Designer Christina Kazakia’s Stick-lets are rainbow-colored connectors (with two to four holes) that join sticks of different sizes together. The silicone material is safe and weather resistant. “Stick-lets can help kids get back outside, away from the screen and into the world, where they create stimulating and imaginative experiences. By engaging with this toy, they become aware of a resourceful and renewable element, the stick.”