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About Us

Little Sapling Toys family playing together.



We seriously just can’t get enough of each other!  As newlyweds we (Nick and Kimber) decided life should be a never-ending adventure, so we took a job working and exploring across the United States. During that time we discovered that not only did we love working together, but that our personal strengths and skills combined to make a great team. We decided then that we wanted to have a lifelong working partnership by building a business together with values important to us.

In 2008 our vision came together when we started Little Sapling Toys. We have been grateful that through dedication, hard work, and loyal customers, LST has grown and thrived into one of biggest sellers of handcrafted wood toys. Now, our lives are full with our three amazing kiddos, running a successful business, and nurturing our thriving partnership.


Little Sapling Toys was conceived with strong values that still guide every decision we make as a company. Above all, we wanted to create naturally beautiful, high-quality products that we as parents would feel confident giving our own children.  We believe the best toys encourage children to develop their imagination, foster creativity and learning, and help your little sapling thrive.

We also wanted our company to reflect the importance of our beliefs of contributing to a healthy earth, so we make our company and products as ecologically sustainable and socially responsible as possible. The woods we use are all sustainably harvested in North America and the beeswax and jojoba oil finish we created and use helps make our toys perfectly safe for little mouths. We are proud to support impoverished communities by planting a tree with every toy sold through an amazing program, Trees for the Future!  See how many trees we have been able to plant with your support here:  Also learn more about this impactful program here:  


Simple. Beautiful. Timeless. We want to create toys that will grow with your child and be staples of their childhood years. Our toys are a wonderful investment in your little sapling’s healthy development, we strive to design our toys to encourage creativity, learning, and skill building. Plus, you can proudly leave our toys strewn around the house because we back up your great style!

Our heirloom quality toys are created with highest industry standards of craftsmanship and have a lifetime guarantee. We promise:

  • Your toys are made sustainably harvested North American hardwoods with no paint or dye. We achieve different colors using different woods: Maple (light wood), Cherry (red-tones), and Walnut (dark).

  • Your toys are finished with local beeswax and organic jojoba oil to bring out the natural beauty of the woods. Our teethers are left bare.

  • We strive for the paper products and packaging we use to be recycled and recyclable.

  • We participate in our local green power program to offset our energy usage.

We are proud to be able to share our passion and vision with you and your little sapling! We hope that making this investment in quality, locally produced heirloom quality toys will bring you and your family closer, just as we have grown together as a couple and family bringing it to you! Thank you!



Little Sapling Toys has been featured in publications such as Country Living, InStyle, Pregnancy & Newborn, Mothering,, and