I can't be the only parent who was not emotionally prepared for my child to start losing teeth. Of course I knew it would happen but no one told me I'd cry about it. (Or that I'd find old baby teeth in random places like my purse, bedside table and the kitchen windowsill for years–with and without explanation. But that's another story.)

But when you're a kid there's nothing more thrilling than losing your first tooth! It's an important milestone that firmly puts them in the big kid column but more importantly, it means the Tooth Fairy is on the way. One sweet way to get prepped for the arrival is with a Tooth Fairy box. Of course there are plenty of ways to DIY (mini Altoid tins are awesome for this!) but there are tons of adorable options if you'd rather buy something special. From handmade wooden Tooth Fairy boxes that can be personalized to superhero Tooth Fairy pillows, there's a design they're sure to love.

And pro tip: Though you may be tempted to go big for their first tooth and do something rash like slip a $20 under there, I'm telling you, it only leads to disappointment. Establish a low bar and thank me later. I mean they've got about 20 in there that are going to fall out eventually. Do the math and do yourself a favor. 😂

flowertown weddings tooth fairy holder

FlowertownWeddings

$15

Personalized Wooden Tooth Fairy Box

This popular style can be engraved with any name and makes a sweet keepsake for years to come.

fox tooth fairy box

CreationsNath

$11.68

Handpainted Tooth Fairy Box

With their hand painted faces, these little boxes are doubly special! They’re available in a range of styles from pirates to unicorns and you can choose the background color as well.

little doll closet tooth fairy pillow

Little Doll Closet

$20

Superhero Tooth Fairy Pillow

With its cape and gap-toothed smile, this adorable pal is on the job! The little tooth bag can be embroidered with their name and you can choose from a variety of colors.

tooth fairy dish

AmpersandPrep

$12.50

Tooth Fairy Dish

If you’d rather not risk waking a light sleeper by rooting around under their pillow, try this cute little dish instead! Not only can you personalize it with their name, but there’s a variety of tooth colors to choose from as well.

chronicle books tooth fairy box

Chronicle Books

$16.95

Tooth Fairy Box

Use the accompanying notepad and envelopes to jot a note to the Tooth Fairy before tucking their tooth inside!

bella luna toothfairy box

Bella Luna Toys

$15

Wooden Tooth Fairy Keepsake Box

These extra special boxes are handmade in Maine and come with a soft bed of dyed wool inside to keep precious cargo safe. Choose from pink (with a sweet fairy atop a toadstool), blue (with a squirrel and flute-playing forest sprite) and green (with a sprite sitting with a bird on a toadstool).

4m make your own tooth fairy box

4M

$16.99

Make Your Own Tooth Fairy Box

This DIY kit comes with everything you need to make four plaster keepsake boxes. Let them get creative or keep it for yourself to whip up a special handmade surprise.

maileg tooth fairy mouse in a box

Maileg

$34

Tooth Fairy Mouse in a Box

This irresistible little set from Maileg is the sweetest way to celebrate their first lost tooth! The adorable little fairy mouse comes with her own wand and a tiny gold tooth tin all tucked into her own wooden box.

snugahug tooth fairy door hanger

Snugahug

$17.09

Tooth Fairy Door Hanger

Make sure she knows where to stop with these clever door hangers! The pocket on the front is perfectly sized to hold their tooth and they come in a variety of colors and can be personalized with your child’s name.

knock on wood tooth fairy box

KnockOnWoodSD

$17.99

Personalized Tooth Fairy Box

How cute are these tooth-shaped wooden boxes? Opt to inscribe the front with a poem or their name and add their name to the inside as well.