Our german toys are a unique set of handmade, lead free and safe toys for children imported directly from Germany. Toys from the Erzgebirge region of Germany were originally made by ore miners as a hobby to help entertain their children. Once the mines of that region dried up the wooden toys became part of their livelihood. Our german toys, like all of our products are imported directly from the german craft studios or artisans. Our german craftsmen include renowned studios such as the Werner studios, Ebert studios, Gunther studios, among others. All toys are handmade and handpainted using safe materials and finishes.
My daughter and I both love toys – not (only) for nostalgic reasons, but toys made in Germany have a wonderful quality, are sturdy, and engage children’s imagination and creativity. Yes, German toys cost more than , but they are built to last a lifetime and deliver when it comes to safety, quality, and design.
At Saxon Gifts, you'll find a selection of German Gift ideas and German toys that are all produced by hand in Germany by skilled artists in the Erzgebirge. These products include; German Nutcrackers, Blumenkinder and German wooden Toys. We carry pieces produced by the world renowned studios of Steinbach and Christian Ulbricht.
German tin toys were innovative and well made and they dominated the market up to the outbreak of World War II. Once the toy industry was (back) in full production, assumed the lead and began to control the market with the addition of many new novelties. Not just wind-up and friction driven, some Japanese tin toys were powered by batteries and able to provide flashing lights and sounds. In the 1950's and early 1960's, the Japanese had flooded the market with many appealingly designed tin toys and a large percentage of them were aimed at the USA with items familiar to Americans. But despite tin toy popularity in the post-war era, tin toy manufacturing was faced with increasing difficulties. They included changing consumer demands, new safety regulations and competition from plastic toy makers. By the 1970's, Japan had reduced the tin toy output so dramatically that many factories had ceased production altogether.
|the ball||das Bandmaß||sled||Schlitten|
|basketball hoop||Basketballkorb||the blocks||Bauklötze|
|crayons||Malkreide||the doll||die Puppe|
|football||Football||the skates||die Rollschuhe|
|hula hoop||Hula-Hoop||the toys||das Spielzeug|
|jump rope||Springseil||the truck||der Spielzeuglastwagen|
|remote control car||ferngesteuertes Spielzeugauto||yo yo||Yo-Yo|