One of the best presents that we've ever bought our children, were the solid wooden blocks from Community Playthings. While they were a bit on the pricey side, these blocks are used by our children every single day and I fully expect will be passed down to our grandchildren.
(Community Plaything Blocks = Money Well Spent.)
As Charlie and I embark on our Christmas shopping adventure, I wonder, what are some of the gifts that you've bought for children that you would highly recommend? More specifically, what are gifts that are used frequently and are durable enough to withstand the test of time?
It always makes me feel better to know that I'm spending money on "real toys" that we'll still be using a year from now and not junked in the trash in less than a week.
(I'm looking at you, Breyer Stablebates Red Stable Set.)
It would have only been slightly more efficient to flush my $21.99 right down the toilet.