With all the recalls coming out weekly on toys why not give a non toxic toy from skilled craftsmen (and
women) and let the child use their imagination.
For the future Mario Andretti the Organic Wooden Driving Toy is a treat with two wooden cars and two bridges/tunnels. The shop Little Sapling Toys recycles as well by replanting a tree each time a purchase is made.
Banished Woodworking makes the Mini Wood Helicopter for the future pilot. Made of pure wood it can be left unfinished to make it a painting project with your little pilot.
These are both fantastic gifts for little tykes to expand their minds and maybe one day develop video games instead of spending hours playing them.