Attracted to Toys with Magnets

Apartment Therapy Gift Guide 2012

One of the toy trends I noticed this year was an increasing use of magnets embedded in toys. And why not, I still find magnets kind of magical. These ten toys utilize magnets in all kinds of creative ways, from building to retrieving to just plain holding stuff where you want to hold them.

1. Machi Wood+Magnet Town ($58, A+R Store)

2. Janod Magnetibook Crazy Faces ($15.99, Tadpole)

3. Kid O Cutting Fruit ($26.99, YoYo)

4. Ball Track Magnetic Stairs by Haba ($55.79, Oompa)

5. Go-Fish-Go Magnetic Maze ($13.49, Oompa)

6. Mobility Cars ($22-38, Tegu)

7. A-Z MagnaTab Magnetic Board and Pen ($20, Creative Kids Toys)

8. Ecowooden Play Fishing Set ($29.95, Heirloom Wooden Toys)

9. Magna-Tiles DX Clear 48-piece set ($74.99, Magic Beans)

10. Boikido Wooden Magnetic Fishing Boat ($39.99, FAO Schwarz)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.