Candylab Toys Crafts Vintage Inspired Toys for Modern Play
If you’re a parent, you know what it’s like to be completely overwhelmed by a growing pile of plastic toys. Their lifecycles are notoriously too short to keep up with, and when one is tossed three more somehow sprout up in its place. Candylab Toys is here to break this cycle of wastefulness by expertly crafting modern wooden toys that kids and parents alike will want to keep around for years – and they’re now available in the Design Milk Shop so you can give the gift of a stylish, handmade toy this holiday.
A band of self-proclaimed gear-heads, engineers, designers, and parents turned expert toymakers, the Candylab team rallies behind their common goal of crafting the best wooden toy cars you can find. Inspired by their love of mid-century modern design and vintage American cars, Candylab cars evoke a fun and retro feel that can withstand play – because “great design should be attainable, and not reserved to luxury status,” says the team.
The decision to use wood as their primary material isn’t for design alone. Candylab aims to combat the environmental impact of plastic pollution by relying on natural, renewable materials like the New Zealand Pine, Beechwood, and Rubber Wood commonly used to make their toys. Even better, they’ve committed to fully recyclable paper and cardboard packaging (no more of those dreaded plastic twist ties commonly seen on kids’ toy packaging!). The ethos behind Candylab Toys will make them a fast favorite for parents, but the fun, engaging toy design will make them a hit with kids, too! Which is why we can’t recommend them enough if you’re holiday shopping for kids this year.
Lone Cactus Motel
Candylab’s adorable set pieces inspire your little one to build their own environment — and the Lone Cactus Motel is a perfect home base for their cars after zooming around the room. We can’t get enough of this retro motel’s mid-century patterns and “neon” signage, and kids will love it too! Pair this with a Green Big Sur and Camper or a Candy Car and you’ve got yourself the perfect Candylab starter kit.
Ice Cream Van
You scream, I scream, we’ll all scream for this Candylab Ice Cream Van! The bright pink colorway and classic stripes on this retro ice cream truck is sure to put a smile on any kids’ (and adults’) face. The only thing your kid will love more than pushing this delightful little van across the house, is pulling it into the matching Ice Cream Food Shack.
B. Berry Candycar
The go-to Candylab Car, this Candycar is an essential for any kids’ playset. We love the bright lilac hue of this modern ride (also available in pink!). There’s a Candycar model for everything your kid can dream up, like a Blue Racer, Ambulance, a taxi, and so many more! Find the complete collection here.
Rio Grande Orange Mule
The Candylab Rio Grande Mule is perfect for all your little ones’ pretend road trips and adventures. Also available in the Mississippi and Everglades models, the Mule can be paired with the matching Pinecone Trailer for long haul trips. No need to worry about any small pieces either, the Mule and Trailer connect magnetically for easy and seamless play. Plus, the set makes for a great stocking stuffer, too!
Sunset Beach Bus
The ideal ride for pulling up to your Candylab Malibu Beach Tower, the Beach Bus features a three-way design — a pick-up, surf van, or a camper with a pop-top — so it can evolve with your kids’ imagination during play! The Beach Bus even includes a matching surfboard that easily attaches to the top of the van with a magnet for even more surf vibes.
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