About Ginger and Pickles

Ginger and Pickles was founded in 1993 to bring the finest playthings to the children of Boulder, Colorado. In 2013, we closed our Boulder store and now sell our wonderful products exclusively online.

We specialize in American and European products that inspire curiosity, imagination, playful adventures and a love of learning. Our online store has a most delightful selection of toys, games, art supplies, activities, books and gift items for children of all ages.

Several years ago we added an exceptional selection of newborn gifts, including organic clothing, baby blankets, infant toys and nursery essentials.

Ginger and Pickles has sold thousands of different products from many product lines over the years. We are pleased to share a selection of customer favorites and those which have stood the test of time.

If you have any product suggestions, please let us know. Many of our favorite lines have come from our customers’ suggestions.

Thank you for shopping at Ginger and Pickles!

PS:  The name was inspired by the Beatrix Potter story The Tale of Ginger and Pickles. Visit our Book section for a copy of this charming retail adventure. While we love our namesakes, we don’t give credit and we have rarely been tempted to eat our customers.

Why We Sell What We Sell

Long before terms like sustainability and even eco were in common use, Ginger and Pickles was dedicated to carrying the finest European and American-made wooden toys for children. Most of our suppliers started in the business by making toys for their own children. They share your concerns about child safety and the environment. For the last 18 years we have watched sadly as many of our suppliers have moved their operations overseas. We have always desired to support cottage industries which produce the finest playthings for your children. We support many local businesses and point them out in our product descriptions.

Eco Statement

We all want our happy, healthy children to live on a healthy planet. We choose suppliers that share our commitment to children, their parents and a healthy planet. Our wooden toy suppliers use fair labor and sustainable forestry. Our German and American companies use natural and organic materials. We have recently begun business with a manufacturer of toys made from reclaimed wood. Our gift wrap is recycled and compostable, not to mention free and beautiful. Many of our customers practice simplicity parenting. They want their children to have a more simple life filled with beauty, wonder, imaginative play and healthy choices.

Our Brands

It would not be possible to list on this website (much less commit to keep it all in stock) all of the products we sell in our store. Nonetheless we are happy to ship any item we have. So, if you are searching for a product, don’t hesitate to ask. We welcome your emails at info@gingerandpickles.com.

A few of our brands:

  • Blue Orange
  • Beel Ame
  • Blue Orange
  • Cloud b
  • Constructive Eating
  • Dr. Cool
  • EeBoo
  • Galison
  • Great Pretenders
  • Hape
  • Jack Rabbit
  • Kathe Kruse
  • Le Toy Van
  • Maison Chic
  • Manhattan
  • Mrs. Grossmans
  • Papo
  • Ravensburger
  • Rich Frog
  • Sevi Trudi