Grimm's Wooden Toys Review
by Beth Beaney, Executive Babywearing Consultant at LTBN
So let's talk about toys. As a child, the word can fill you with a giddy joy that leaps in your heart. As a parent, it can leave you with a fearful, jelly-like feeling in the pit of your stomach.
As parents ourselves, we don't consider Grimm's Wooden Toys as just toys - they're much more than that.
They are a gift - a gift to the eye in the bold colours.
A gift in the hand, so tactile and soothing.
And a gift to the imagination.
They are shape, they are colour and they are texture.
Everything else comes from within, from the heart, from the head - dictated by mood, developmental stage and fleeting, whimsical yet profound dreams and desires. They are one thing one day, and something completely different the next. They are exactly what your child wants them to be or needs them to be at any time.
Grimm’s wooden toys are so tactile and soothing and a gift to the imagination.
We often hear parents say 'Yes, they're very colourful and they're all very pretty, but what do they actually do?!?'
The whole point is that Grimm's wooden toys don't do anything. They are colour, they are shape. It's what your child does with them that is amazing.
And with that, they are everything, and they do everything at once.
Where you see some wooden blocks, a child will see a village, a castle, a farm, a landscape, or a tool to help with counting and colour recognition, encouraging learning and imagination.
In themselves, they are stunning, hand-crafted, heirloom-quality toys. Made from sustainable European wood, they are dyed with water-based non-toxic paints, and often look just as good as ornaments as children's toys. They have been a firm favourite in our house for many years, and continue to be to this day.
The best Grimm's toys aren't necessarily the big pieces, such as the rainbows or the or the big puzzles; the smaller pieces will enchant your child's imagination just as much.
Let's answer some of the most commonly asked questions we hear.
Are Grimm's Toys Expensive?
Grimm's wooden toys may seem expensive at first, however when you consider that fact that the wood is sustainably sourced from forests in the EU, that they are made in the EU and that they are hand-finished and hand-painted with non-toxic water-based paints, you begin to see that it's the quality you're paying for. These toys are heirloom quality and will last for generations. Plus, when your child has finished playing with them, they do look great as decorative pieces.
Are Grimm's Toys Worth It?
Absolutely! When you think about how your child will play with them, Grimm's toys allow your child to explore deep, free play, that will entertain for hours. Contrast this with toys that beep or make noises, or move in a certain way - these toys tell your child what they do. Yet with Grimm's wooden toys, it's up to your child to decide how they will play with the toys, and what each individual piece will be or do. In this sense, then, they are invaluable.
Where Are Grimm's Toys Made?
They're sustainably made in the EU, which goes a long way to explaining their cost.
Where Can I Buy Grimm's Toys?
Right here of course!
I hope you found this article helpful. Please get in touch or email me - email@example.com - if you'd like any further info on Grimm's Wooden Toys or advice on any products at all.
Delivery & Returns
We know you'll want your order as quickly as possible, which is why we endeavour to dispatch orders within 24 hours of receipt. In fact, we dispatch most orders the same day they're placed!
For guaranteed next working day delivery, place your order by midday and select the next day shipping option at the checkout. Orders placed after midday will be dispatched the following working day, Monday - Friday.
If for any reason there will be a delay with your order, we will contact you as soon as possible. If you've any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Delivery in the UK
|All UK Destinations|
(FREE Over £45)
1-3 Working Days**
Royal Mail Tracked 24
(Available on orders £40+)
1-2 Working Days
Order by 12 noon, Mon-Fri
Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm, next working day
*We use Royal Mail 24 or Tracked 48 for Standard delivery, and delivery is normally within 1-3 days from order dispatch. During busy periods, delivery may be longer. We dispatch Monday - Friday; delivery is Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays.
1st June update - please note deliveries will be delayed on 2nd and 3rd June due to the Spring Bank Holidays.
**Working days are Monday - Saturday.
Delivery to Ireland, Europe & Rest of World
1-3 Working Days with An Post
3-5 Working Days
*Priority Airmail with full tracking and signature upon delivery.
∇Orders to Ireland are dispatched from Emyvale in Monaghan for delivery within only 1-2 days.
∑All items for delivery in the EU are dispatched from within the EU using priority tracked airmail. You will pay no customs fees or charges upon delivery.
We want you to enjoy your shopping experience with us and to be overjoyed with your purchase! But of course, we understand that sometimes your purchase may not be right for you and that you may wish to return it. Please email us with your order details for instructions on how your order can be returned to us.
You can return orders within 14 days for a full refund and within 30 days for an exchange. You can find more information on returns here.
Delivery Terms & Conditions
- Free Delivery option only available within the UK, and only when the subtotal of your basket exceeds £45.
- Orders are dispatched Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
- Orders with Standard or 'Free' delivery are shipped with Royal Mail 24 or Royal Mail Tracked 48. Delivery is normally within 1-3 days but is not guaranteed. Should you require your order by a specific time or date, we do offer a Tracked 24 service or, at times, a guaranteed next-day service with Royal Mail Special Delivery.
- Orders comprising multiple, heavy or bulky items are dispatched by UK courier with a normal delivery time of up to 7 working days. This includes orders that include multiple items, or for heavy toy items, such as the Large Stepped Pyramid or the Lion Puzzle.
- We recycle a lot of our packaging, so you may find that your order arrives in recycled packaging.
- In the highly unlikely event of your order not arriving at its destination in spite of correct delivery information being provided at checkout (within 10 days for UK deliveries and 30 days for overseas deliveries), please contact us. Please note this is the minimum timeframe before we can take action on lost or missing parcels sent by Royal Mail.
- International orders comprising multiple items may be subject to additional shipping costs. We will contact you as soon as possible if this is the case.
Can I Amend My Order?
If you would like to amend your order please let us know by replying to your order confirmation email or by contacting us with your order details - we may be able to alter your order if it has not already been prepared for dispatch.
I Have Not Received an Order Confirmation Email after Placing My Order
Please check your email settings as the email may have been sent to your spam or junk folder. If you cannot find it in either you inbox or spam folder, please contact us.
How Will I Know if My Order Has Been Dispatched?
As soon as we've dispatched your order, you'll receive an email from us confirming dispatch and the details of your purchase, along with the delivery method and any relevant tracking information.
Do I Have to Be There to Sign For Delivery?
Most items require a signature on delivery as we want to make sure your goods are delivered and received correctly. You can, if you prefer, specify a different delivery address when you order so your items go to your work, a neighbour, or another place where you can collect them.
Do You Ship to BFPO Addresses?
Yes, we do ship to BFPO addresses. Fill in your shipping details at the checkout as normal.
Do You Delivery to Work Addresses?
Yes, we can deliver to residential addresses or places of employment. If you would like delivery to your place of work you will need to ensure that someone will be there to take delivery of your order.
Returns Terms & Conditions
Don’t worry, as long as the item is unused and still in perfect, as-new condition, with the original product packaging and any tags still attached, we can accept your return.
You can return any items purchased within 14 days of receipt for a full refund and you have up to 30 days to return items for an online credit or an exchange (subject to stock), whichever you prefer. Exchanges are not offered on items purchased during Sales or promotional events such as (but not limited to) European Babywearing Week, International Babywearing Week and Black Friday.
All you need to do is let Us know within 30 days in writing via email at firstname.lastname@example.org that you intend to return your order to us, and to receive instructions on how to return the it.
You shall bear the cost of returning your order. We advise you use a tracked, insured service, as you are responsible for your goods until they are received by Us. Please allow 14 days for us to process your returned items. Once we process your returned items, we will reimburse you within 14 days. Please note that depending upon your chosen method of payment, it may take up to a further 10 days for your bank to credit your account.
Damaged or Faulty Goods
In the unlikely event that a product you purchase from us is faulty or damaged, it can of course be returned to us.
In respect of faulty goods, you must notify us in writing by email at email@example.com within 30 days of receipt that the Goods are faulty, and to receive instructions on how to return faulty Goods to us.
If a product you purchase from us is received by you damaged, you must notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of receipt that the Goods are damaged, and to receive instructions on how to return damaged Goods to us.
For your convenience we arrange collection of damaged and faulty Goods by courier. Please do not organise the return of damaged or faulty goods yourself as we are unable to refund postage costs.