About Us



We are Adrienne and David, welcome to Manzanita Kids! We design and make our heirloom quality toys right here in our Gig Harbor home. We believe the best toys can be simple, durable, tactile and spark the imagination. Through good design, quality materials and fine craftsmanship we aim to make toys to last generations.

To learn more about us, click here to read our Etsy interview.

In 2019, we began making Little Sapling Toys' designs. We’ve been in touch with Nick and Kimber over the years and we have a great deal of respect for what they accomplished with their toy business. We were honored when they approached us to carry on their designs. So, while Little Sapling is closed, many of their designs are integrated into our offerings. We think it’s a great fit.

We carefully select the best American hardwoods for our toys and buy from a local source. This beautiful wood is enhanced and protected by our own blend of beeswax and organic jojoba oil, which we apply and polish by hand.
The birch plywood we use for our modular toys is of the highest quality, has no added formaldehyde and it exceeds the strict requirements set by the European Union and the California Environmental Protection Agency (CLARB II). Our toys are safe, durable, beautiful and meant to be passed to the next generation.

Our family business was born out of the desire to offer natural, safe and challenging toys. Our hardwood is FSC certified, sustainability is central to our work.  We hope our toys foster a love of learning, curiosity and imaginative play for your little ones.