Last weekend I visited a toy store with only eco-friendly toys (boy oh boy, was it gorgeous!), and on the counter, they had the most beautiful wooden spinning tops, which I had never seen in a toy store or online. Then, by chance, I was looking at a (new to me) online toy store earlier this week, and wouldn’t you know, they carried some of these spinning tops! They are made by an Austrian company called Mader, and after a bit more research, I found that Mader makes quite a range of tops in different sizes, colors and different ability levels (who knew?!).
Tops are one of those toys that fascinate kids of all ages endlessly, and sure, you can buy cheap plastic ones that will spin around and do the trick. But why not buy one that’s truly special? Many of these tops are between $12 – $18 each, and although I don’t own one (yet), I feel fairly certain they would last a long time.
Imagine how stunning a display of several of these would be.
This last one is a pull string wooden top, and apparently the record for the longest spin is about 4 and a half minutes!
The online shop pucci Manuli has an amazing selection of these tops.
In my opinion, these are *the* perfect stocking stuffer.
Images: Mader (from the pucci Manuli website)