13 Brands of Toys Made In The USA
A list of brands of toys made in the USA is sort of hard to find. We decided to create our own list with our own criteria, mainly that they really are made in the USA.
Small towns all over America are home to local, family-owned American businesses created from inception by red-blooded Americans. Toy brands made in the USA are right there with the clothing and home goods makers among us. They have your kids in mind from invention and design to manufacturing and sales. They hire local residents and donate to local organizations. Let’s support their businesses.
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Table of Contents
- What I mean by Made in the U.S.A.
- Why buy American Made Toys
- Types of toys made in the USA and listed here
- 1. Step 2
- Shopping Tip
- 2. Green Toys
- 3. Uncle Goose
- 4. Luke’s Toy Factory
- 5. Maple Landmark
- 6. Roy Toy
- 7. Land of Dough
- 8. Crazy Aaron’s
- 9. Carrom
- 10. Wildflower Toys™
- 11. Wikki Stix
- 12. Lincoln Logs
- 13. Friendly Loom Potholder Kits (Harrisville Designs)
- List of Toy Brands Made in the USA
- More Kids Activities
What I mean by Made in the U.S.A.
Because some companies advertise Made in the USA when what they really means is that their product is assembled in America using imported parts. Those are not the toy companies I am seeking to share with you at this time. Not to say there is anything wrong with that process, it is simply not my goal right now. Those folks are providing jobs to Americans too in their local factories and assembly lines.
However, it has come to my attention that for some toy brands, certain electronic parts are imported while every other aspect of the toy is made in America using American resources, generally local to their factories. I have included, with careful consideration one or two of those.
All of these American toy brand companies are also American-owned and operated and mostly family businesses. Some of them are actually rather small but produce lots of toys all year and even more during the holiday season. They increase their workforce and production providing local jobs and further stimulating their local economies.
Why buy American Made Toys
Shipping Delays should not stress parents or Santa
What brought this to my attention? Shipping delays for Santa have inspired me to conduct a search for toymakers in the United States whose toys are sourced and manufactured right here. Don’t you agree that Santa should never experience shipping delays?
Santa can experience a shipping delay brought on by a snowstorm at the North Pole maybe but we all know, he is smart enough to ship early. You be wise and shop early and shop for these toy brands who make their toys in America from American-made parts.
Ways To Reduce Screen Time & Stimulate Educational Play
Most, if not all of these American-made toy companies are promoting less screen time for kids. They are all about educational play, STEM toys, and more pretend play and family interaction through their products. Most if not all of these USA toy companies donate to local charities.
Types of toys made in the USA and listed here
- Ride-on toys
- Play kitchens
- Slides and outdoor toys
- Cars and Trucks
- Bathtub toys
- Toolset toys
- Cooking set toys
- Building blocks
- Wooden blocks with letters and numbers
- Rocking horses
- Tea Sets
- Wooden puzzles
- Wooden games
- Name trains
- Log building sets
- Thinking putty
- Carrom games
- Table hockey
- Foosball tables
- Fairy dolls
- Wooden peg dolls
- Craft kits
- Wikki Stix
- and more
American Made Toys
I have included the name of the toy company which is linked to their site. You will also find a brief description of the company along with a few items they sell and where to buy their toys. These are all high-quality toy companies with toys for kids of all ages and hours of creative play.
1. Step 2
Step2 is the largest American manufacturer of preschool and toddler toys. Manufactured in Ohio, Step2 is a direct-to-consumer eCommerce website, servicing the 48 contiguous US states and DC.
You will find; play kitchens, playhouses, ride-on toys, climbers and slides, pretend play, Hot Wheels, and much more including race car kid’s beds.
My Favorite Step2 Toy
Right now, I am loving this Art Center Art Desk and Easel. It encourages creative and pretend play. There are storage spaces that also encourage children to be organized.
Where To Buy Step2 Toys
While you can shop directly from the Step2 website, you can also shop their toys in stores such as;
- Amazon Step2 store
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2. Green Toys
Designed for imaginative play. Manufactured from start to finish in the USA. Not only are Green Toys one hundred percent designed and manufactured in the USA but they are also an eco-friendly company, making toys with recyclable materials.
Toys are made of 100% recycled plastic, mostly milk jugs. Further efforts to reduce the carbon footprint include 100% recyclable packaging for all products. So you can recycle the package too after you receive the toys. Even the print of the boxes is made with soy ink.
The Green Toys tea set and tool set are great for creative role play and nurturing the imagination.
My Favorite Green Toys toy right now
This Car Carrier Toy Vehicle is actually like 4 toys in 1. It is a double-decker Green Toys car carrier with two working ramps and space for three mini cars. I love all the moving parts and the time for imaginative play.
Where to Buy Green Toys brand Toys
You can find the Green Toys brand in their Amazon store here, Walmart, and local toy stores. Shop on the Green Toys site right here.
3. Uncle Goose
Remember those wooden blocks we all played with as toddlers? Fun fact-the good folks at Uncle Goose discovered in the 1980s that those are no longer made in the USA. So, they started their own block-making company, and here we are.
Uncle Goose blocks are the classic woodblock with letters and numbers. You can get them in a canvas bag or in the cute little wagon and lots of other options too. They also make and sell woodblock animals for pretend play and some round planets on rollers and much more.
Looking to do some decorating with wooden blocks? Check out the seasonal message blocks for every season including Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, and Easter.
Shop for Wooden blocks & accessories designed and manufactured in America, Michigan to be exact at Uncle Goose. They are also a sustainable company using renewable energy sources. The basswood used for their products is grown right here in Michigan. Packaging is even made with recycled paper.
My favorite Uncle Goose toy
These Uncle Goose Classic ABC blocks are my favorite. I played with wooden letter blocks as a child so too. They help to teach children spelling, sequence, stacking; sorting, building, and matching. One set of wooden blocks can become multiple different types of play.
Where to Buy Uncle Goose Toys
Shop on the Uncle Goose website, Amazon, and Walmart.
4. Luke’s Toy Factory
A relatively new toy company designed and manufactured in Connecticut. Focused on creating environmentally sustainable toys that are also safe, durable, and FUN.
Luke’s Toys are made of Wood Plastic Composite (WPC). They recover organic materials like sawdust, flax, rice hulls, and coconut shells from other U.S. manufacturers to make their toys.
Luke’s toys are made in America from locally sourced materials. How cool is that! It isn’t really a question, we know it’s super cool.
Do you know how kids just love to take their toys apart? Well, Luke’s toys are designed to come apart and even can be mixed and matched. Kid’s love to play with dump trucks and Luke’s takes the toy truck to a whole new level with interchangeable parts and bright colors. They are just the right size for little hands.
Winner of the 2019 Teacher’s Choice Award for Best Pre-school Toys. That is a pretty big deal.
Educational toys include; the Educational Four Pack and Educational Recycling truck which come with flashcards for teaching sustainability and recycling in the classroom.
Where To Buy Luke’s Toys
Shop Luke’s site for the full line, also Target and Walmart. Also, check your local specialty toy stores as Luke’s can be found in over 250 of them across the U. S.
5. Maple Landmark
These Wooden toys are made in Vermont. That is pretty wholesome and gives me the warm and fuzzies.
This US toy company is a family business with a heartwarming story, in operation since 1979. These folks truly get it. While they create safe, sustainable, and quality products they also focus on elevating their local community through stable employment and support of other local businesses.
The most recognizable wooden toy brand is Maple Landmark. But you will also find good quality home decor and housewares on their site.
What types of wood toys can you find at Maple Landmark? Activities and kits, wooden name puzzles, cars and trucks, Montgomery schoolhouse, ABC blocks, educational and even hobby horse, and much more. See their video below to learn more about Maple Landmark.
My Favorite Maple Landmark Toy
My Papa taught us to play Chinese checkers at a young age. It was one of my favorite things to do at my grandparent home. So I love this Printed Maple Chinese Checkers game. It is a great family game.
Where to Buy Maple Landmark Toys
Sold in specialty toy stores all across the US, in their Amazon store here, as well as on their site right here.
6. Roy Toy
Log building sets that can be configured in unlimited ways. Roy Toys are manufactured in Maine from sustainably-harvested Pine and colored with food-safe dye and sanded to a smooth finish.
The Roy Toy company was originally founded in the 1930s and revived in the 1990s by a grandson with a vision.
My Favorite Roy Toy
My brothers had a log cabin building set when we were younger. This Paul Bunyan 200-piece log building set is perfect for hours of indoor play. It is my favorite because it reminds me of my brothers and I playing and I know how much fun we had.
Where To Buy Roy Toys Building Sets
You can find Roy Toys building sets in lots of places;
- Bass Pro Shops
- Miles Kimball
- Walter Drake
7. Land of Dough
Playdough is handcrafted in Pennsylvania using natural ingredients, natural colors, organic essential oils, and eco-friendly glitter and packaging. Toy products you can feel good about buying for your children.
Play Dough encourages imagination and creativity. Land of Dough’s Luxe Dough Cups features multi-layered designs for amazing play experiences.
The Land of Dough’s parent company, Crazy Aaron’s is next on our list of Toy companies selling made-in-the-USA products.
Where To Buy Land of Dough toys
There is a list of retailers on the Land of Dough site. Products are available at Pottery Barn, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and on their site.
8. Crazy Aaron’s
Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty was inspired by the play putty of the ’50s which was ready for improvement. Thinking Putty is made in Pennsylvania. They are the innovative parent company of Land of Dough and both are manufactured at the same factory in Pennsylvania.
They have sets, games, and accessories like the football field goal which is kind of cool. I can see that on my husband’s desk at work. These are great stocking stuffer ideas.
A worthy note about this company is that they make a point to employ individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
Where To Buy Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty
Check your local specialty shops and toy stores. See the Store Locator map on the website. You can shop on the website too! It’s right here on Amazon.
The Carrom Company has been manufacturing quality games for 130 years, right here in the United States, Ludington Michigan to be exact. Well, there was a brief period of time they moved to Sardis, MS. but it was very brief.
Carrom is a classic board game. It is sort of like playing pool with your fingers. Their line of board games began with the original Carrom and has grown to include classic board games, table hockey, and foosball tables. For the older kids, wooden balance boards with the roller that sinks in with the track attached to the board for a side-to-side motion.
An added bonus for The Carrom Company is their belief in giving back and supporting children’s organizations and schools.
My favorite Carrom toy
The Carrom Bowl-A-Mania game is my favorite because frankly, it feels good to knock stuff down. Plus, it is fun.
Where To Buy Carrom Toys
Shop the Carrom site for their full line,
- Amazon has a good selection,
- Home Depot
- Also, check your local specialty stores.
10. Wildflower Toys™
Wildflower Toys is a small family business in northern California. All products and dolls are designed and handmade by the owner.
Toys include a great selection of adorable Fairy dolls, Dollhouse dolls and castle play, Craft sewing kits for children, and wooden toys like their Wildflower Peg dolls and Math Gnome Peg dolls. Shadow Puppets, and Craft Felt shapes.
Their doll themes cover most holidays and even storybook characters, Elf dolls, and Historical character dolls. They even have childhood cancer awareness dolls which are beautiful. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the childhood cancer awareness fairy dolls is donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
There is also a line of copy work and homeschool workbooks and gratitude journals which are very attractive.
My favorite Wildflower Toy
Any of the Fairy Dolls are my favorite because they are such fun and so colorful. I can just see children making up their own stories to go along with each doll as they play.
Where To Buy Wildflower Toys
Shop their website here, Etsy, and find their full line of journals on Amazon right here. NOTE: I found their journals available on Amazon even though they are sold out on their website.
11. Wikki Stix
You have got to love Wikki Stix! Made in the U.S.A., Phoenix, AZ entirely of USA- made raw materials.
Wikki Stix is a fun and colorful fidget toy made of hand-knitting yarn enhanced with a microcrystalline, food-grade non-toxic wax, the kind used in bubble gum and lipstick. You may have seen them in restaurants as an alternative to crayons for the kids.
Over the years, beginning around 1989, Wikki Stix has developed an entire treasure trove of toys and products around the original Wikki Stix. I can’t possibly name them all here but they include; educational, kits and sets, bilingual, books, games, holiday, travel, and more categories you need to browse. They even have special needs products with tips including non-verbal and sight impaired.
My favorite Wiki Stix
Wiki Stix travel toys are great fun for a road trip vacation. This Arts and Crafts Scrapbooking Kit comes in a case with a handle making it easy to bring along.
Where To Buy Wikki Stix toys and products
Wiki Stix is widely distributed almost wherever toys are sold. Shop their website for the complete line of products and their store on Amazon here.
12. Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright, the son of famous American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. They first hit the market in 1918 as the first toy to be marketed to both boys and girls. These construction set toys are named after former President Abe Lincoln who once lived in a log cabin. One of the first Lincoln Log sets was a log cabin.
Through the years the manufacturing process moved to China. However in 2014, 80% of production was moved back to the USA. Now owned by Basic Fun, Lincoln Logs are manufactured in Maine at Pride Manufacturing.
My favorite Lincoln Logs
My favorite is the Oak Creek Lodge which is the original little log cabin with 137 pieces. It is recommended for ages 3 and up.
Where to buy Lincoln Logs
You can by Lincoln Logs in many places. Walmart, visit the Lincoln Log store on Amazon, Bass Pro Shops, and other places where toys are sold.
13. Friendly Loom Potholder Kits (Harrisville Designs)
Harrisville Designs has been an American company for over 50 years. Theirs is a great story of providing jobs in a textile mill village that had shut down. It reopened with the help of a father and son who had a vision for the community and their textile industry in Harrisville, New Hampshire. The Friendly Loom ™ Product line includes weaving, knitting, felting, and metal looms and cotton loops for weaving potholders.
My Favorite Friendly Loom product
My favorite product is the 10″ metal potholder loom and the beautiful bright color cotton loops you can use as well.
Where to buy Friendly Loom products
Check Amazon for a large selection of potholder products. You can buy all of their products on their website. They have a complete line of looms, made by hand in their mill. Their cotton loops for potholders are the prettiest colors you can find.
List of Toy Brands Made in the USA
This list of USA toys will be updated occasionally to include more toys that we are able to find so please check back. If you would like to share a brand with us, please do so in the comments below.
- Step 2
- Green Toys
- Uncle Goose
- Luke’s Toy Factory
- Maple Landmark
- Roy Toy
- Land of Dough
- Crazy Aaron’s
- Wildflower Toys™
- Wikki Stix
- Lincoln Logs
- Friendly Loom (Harrisville Designs)
Visit these American made toy companies’ websites and shop for their brands all year long. The United States of America is still in the production business. Buy American toys for your family.
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Are Melissa and Doug toys made in the USA? Unfortunately, the answer is no so they did not make the list.