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11 simple + beautiful wooden toys you can buy at Target

They encourage open-ended play and spark imagination—all while looking great scattered all over your living room floor. 🙌

11 simple + beautiful wooden toys you can buy at Target

Natural, wooden toys are some of our favorite things to buy for our little ones. Wooden toys are beautiful, sustainable, and can often be passed down from child to child. They encourage open-ended play and spark imagination—all while looking great scattered all over your living room floor 🙌

You may think that wooden toys aren't accessible, but think again, mamas—your old friend Target has done it again.

From super affordable to splurge-worthy, here are 11 of our favorite wooden toys to add to your playroom.

1. Vegetable Toy Set



Veggies never looked so good! With 22 pieces of kitchen-themed food + accessories, little ones will love cooking right alongside you with this imaginative play set.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Wooden Vegetable Toy Set
$19.99, Target

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2. Building Blocks


Let their imaginations fly with this timeless, heirloom quality building block set that your littles will play with for years.

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Melissa & Doug Wooden Building Blacks + Tray (60pc set)
$55.99, Target

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3. Tunnels + Arches Set



For an alternative to standard blocks, give these wooden arches a whirl. They're an investment, but the possibilities for creative play are endless.

Wooden Tunnels + Arches Set
$130.00, Target

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4. Brew + Serve Coffee Set



Coffee, anyone? Let your little one be your own personal barista with this realistic play set.

Melissa & Doug Wooden Brew & Serve Coffee Set
$16.99, Target

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5. Toy Tool Bench



Perfect for the mini Chip + Jo in your life, this 38-piece set will keep your little ones fixing and tinkering for hours.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Wooden Toy Tool Bench
$99.99, Target

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6. Gear Stacker Toy



Puzzle + stacker in one, these wooden gears teach colors, shapes, and spacial awareness.

Begin Again Wooden Gear Stacker Toy
$13.49, Target

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7. Train Set



Train sets are playroom staples and ideal for growing with your child. From toddlers to older kiddos, there are endless possibilities for pretend play with this simple, beautiful set.

Battat All Aboard Deluxe Wooden Train Set
$49.99, Target

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8. Retro Play Kitchen



For the ultimate in pretend play, we're swooning over this deluxe retro kitchen set. It features everything your little ones will need to whip up the next culinary masterpiece!

Teamson Kids Retro Wooden Play Kitchen
$299.00, Target

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9. Farm A to Z Puzzle



This play set + puzzle + letter toy all in one is the ultimate in multi-purpose play.

Begin Again Wooden Farm Puzzle from A to Z
$39.99, Target

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10. Shape Matching Board



We love the simple, clean design of this matching board. It's a great way to introduce your little one to basic colors + shapes, and the pegged handles are perfect for tiny hands.

Bigjigs Toys Shape Matching Board
$24.99, Target

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11. Tegu Pocket Pouch



These magnetic wooden blocks are the perfect combination of style + function. This on-the-go set is perfect for restaurants, planes, or any time your little one needs a creative distraction.

Tegue 8-piece Pocket Pouch
$26.99, Target

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