Give toys by the thousands for Christmas like in the song by Tino Rossi? Yes, but made in France! This year more than ever, we are drawing from the catalogs of manufacturers who play the card of local know-how and eco-responsible materials. Their hoods are full of fun and waking up gift ideas. And travel throughout France, between wooden games from Jura, Breton comforters and magic boxes in Lyon colors!
Stories to make with Fabulabox
This is the story of a mother looking for fun, creative and eco-designed games, who ended up creating the toys she dreamed of for the awakening of her four children! Made from resistant bio-materials, in the heart of the Auvergne regionRhones-Alpes, his Fabulaboxes (from 4 years old) contain 3D puzzles to assemble and an activity booklet with stories to tell, quizzes and mini-games. We make the decor, fire station in the heart of Parisor Renaissance district of old Lyon and we play the little detective by looking for jokes and puzzles hidden on the facades!
Boxes to awaken the senses at Sentosphere
The scent of cocoa melting in pots, nursery rhymes that echo around the house, bursts of color from balls in the tree… Christmas is a celebration for all the senses. To stay in the mood, we offer young and old alike one of the Sentosphere awakening boxes, a Ile-de-France company created by a former perfumer nose. From the “odor lottery”, the very first game of the house that has become iconic, to the cosmetic workshops to compose your soap or cream, including the chocolate factory and its aromas, all the games are designed to awaken creativity and the five meaning. Taste, smell or touch, it’s up to you!
Challenges and cooperative games to do yourself good at Bioviva
Doing good for yourself, others and the planet: this is the mantra of Bioviva, a game creator based in Montpellier in Occitanie. With his creations, we play to save a flock of sheep to the alpine pastures, to collect waste on the beach, to preserve the mountain.or we launch Nature challenges. Can you recognize the most amazing animals in France? Answer at the foot of the tree! In all, more than 100 edutainment games from 2/3 years old are available, all eco-made in Drôme, with the added bonus of a foundation intended for children of the world in a situation of exclusion.
Plasticine made in Provence at Patamode
A plasticine made with ochres from Roussillon ? It’s at Patamode, a Provençal company that takes up the challenge of making timeless pasta with plant and mineral ingredients, without animal matter or gluten, in order to get as close as possible to nature. Self-hardening paste, flexible or non-drying paste, the recipe was developed by the founder of Patamode, a biochemist by training in his workshop in the village of Lançon in Provence. What if we made the santons for next Christmas ?
Very soft cuddly toys signed Maïlou Tradition
Because nothing is softer than a blanket, if we put a soft toy at the foot of the tree? White like snow or brown glazed like a Christmas treat, at Maïlou Tradition, the bear changes color but no horizons: it is 100% French, shaped and sewn by hand, in 50 small pieces and 10 steps. His secret? The know-how of the seamstresses of the Breton workshop, classified as Living Heritage Company , inherited from a long tradition. Each piece is unique, Oeko Tex certified, and guaranteed for life! And if you want to enlarge the menagerie, you will love a plush from the organic line, all in cotton, the puppet donkey, the puppet rabbit or the all-red cuddly fox.
Mountain chalets to build at Jeujura
Wood, nothing but wood! For nearly 110 years, Jeujura – 4th generation at the helm – has been making its games in the heart of the Jura mountains from maritime pine or beech from French forests managed in a sustainable way. Enough to make toys as solid as they are eco-responsible! For a vintage gift, slip a “goose games” and “little horses” box into Santa’s hood. And for a fragrant evening, a Comté chalet , the famous cheese made from raw cow’s milk from Jura . Since 2012, Jeujura has been offering this farm version of its historic 180-room chalet with cows, milk truck, cans and even cheese wheels! What to feast to assemble it!
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