Every parent knows that finding the right toys for their kids is not always the easiest task. First of all, you have to consider their age and find something that will occupy their attention for longer than a few days. That’s the most common problem with kids – they often find toys interesting for a very short time. So, for the upcoming Easter, you should think about toys that are truly exciting on many different levels. Fortunately, we thought about this and came out with magnificent and unique Swiss Easter gifts for kids. So, what are these toys and why are they so special.
Trauffer and Kiener – unique Swiss Easter gifts
We’re talking here about Trauffer and Kiener toys. Although Trauffer Wooden Toys Ltd took over Kiener three years ago, they still care about the core values of these toys in making newer versions of traditional toys. Kathrin Kiener, the founder of Kiener brand, passed the responsibility of her life work to Trauffer, because, as she said, she wanted to leave her toys and wooden butterflies in good hands. Nobody leaves a life work to someone else just like that. She fully trusts Trauffer, and there’s a massive reason for that.
Every Swiss child knows the little cow with a golden bell. That cow is the trademark symbol of Trauffer. Besides the cow, there are many other figurines, animals, and toys that are perfect and unique Swiss Easter gifts for kids. However, the point is that the focus of Trauffer as a brand is on tradition, craftsmanship, Swiss quality, and wood, which is the most important feature. They use only special wood from Swiss forests, with the quality FSC label. It is a primary guarantee of authenticity and character of Trauffer wooden toys.
The situation was the same with Kiener in the past. This brand always enjoyed an excellent reputation because of the quality, effort, and care they invested in toys. Now, when this brand became a part of Trauffer Wooden Toys Ltd, the situation is the same. Even back in the past, these two brands shared the same values and principles. Both kids and adults loved their toys, and they still do with the same passion. Such a strong tradition is the exact reason why we picked these brands to represent unique Swiss Easter gifts for kids.
Traditional Trauffer toys
Heidi And Peter
Heidi and Peter are characters from one of the most popular Swiss stories for children. It is a Swiss film from 1955. The film is based on the Story of Heidi by Johanna Spyri from 1881. Now you can transport these iconic Swiss characters from the books to your home.
Each individual piece is unique. In addition, they only use water-based colors, making these toys completely safe for your children to play with. Furthermore, both children and adults will adore playing with these adorable wooden figurines.
Swiss Wooden Cow
This sweet Swiss wooden cow is a perfect addition to your home. The cow is their trademark, which stands for manual workmanship, high quality, and Swiss wood. In a world where so many children’s toys are made from plastic, a wooden cow is a significant contrast. This lovely decorated cow is completely natural and made from 100% Swiss wood. Not only that, but it is hand-carved and hand-painted with pure love. Bring your family together with one of Switzerland’s most popular wooden toys!
Barry dog magnet
A Barry dog magnet is a unique piece, individually hand-carved for three generations of the best Swiss craftsman.
The legendary Barry dog is the archetype of the rescue dog. The St Bernard breed dates back to the 17th century when they were kept by monks for guarding protection on the pass of Great St Bernhard. Soon, they evolved into companion dogs and most importantly, rescue dogs. The Swiss Bernard dog is an iconic breed with a long-lasting tradition. For making this charming St Bernard magnet, they used exclusively from Swiss FSC wood. It is completely natural and non-toxic.
Bernese and Barry dog pulling a cart
Create memories with your family with two of the most recognizable Swiss dog breeds – the Bernese dog and the Barry St Bernard. Both variations include a dog pulling a cart with a milk jug. This cute product is all-natural. Tradition, along with Swiss quality and craftsmanship is the driving force behind Trauffer. You don’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals, these adorable dogs are completely safe. Furthermore, these Switzerland toys are also crafted from Swiss FSC wood.
Today, children’s games are becoming increasingly violent and aggressive. By playing with Trauffer’s authentic toys, your child will learn empathy and respect towards all living beings.
RÖSSLI-HÜ Wooden Horse
The “Adventures of the little wooden horse” was written in 1939 by the English children’s book author Ursula M. Williams. That was the inspiration for Trauffer to come out with a line of adorable wooden toys. Also, they make the adventurous Rössli-Hu the same as it is in the book!
If you look at the world of toys today, you will realize it has fundamentally changed. Flashing screens and beeping computers are everywhere you turn. Nevertheless, simple wooden toys are experiencing a real renaissance! For example, this Swiss toy horse is incredibly simple, yet incredibly effective! You can see the cracks in the wood, the changes in coloration; all of which make toys personal to a child.
Trauffer special wooden cow
Trauffer Special Wooden Cow has leather ears and horns. The little bell has a fine sound and the bell band is, of course, a dark leather band. Saliva-fast and non-toxic colors (hand-painted) only set accents where they make sense. Finally, sharp edges are and secondary details are deliberately missing. Dimensions are 31x21x8 cm, and it is available in four different variations – red, black, swiss, and red Holstein.
Newest Kiener additions
Kiener Wooden Mini Books
Kiener Wooden Mini Books represent a great gift for this Easter. Also, they are continuing the trend of social responsibility when it comes to Kiener toys. The manufacture of finished and semi-finished products highlights various foundations and workshops.
The social integration and support of addicts and mentally impaired workers is also a tradition at Trauffer Holzspielwaren AG for years. Therefore, it is their express aim to support these people in their personal stabilization as well as in their social and professional integration.
Kiener Assorted Sound Cubes
Kiener Assorted Sound Cubes are created for you, us, and nature. Swiss wood is, of course, a crucial part of these magnificent toys. Natural colors are there because of kids and the environment. Also, EN 71 standards are the guarantee of maximum security.
In the end, creating such a company culture means that Trauffer truly cares about society.
Kiener Wooden Butterfly
It is fluttering again, the famous Kiener Wooden Butterfly from Zurich.
As we mentioned, Trauffer Wooden Toys Ltd took over Kiener at the beginning of 2017. They brought a new version of traditional products. What began 42 years ago out of a love of color and form became a life-long occupation.
Kiener Hanging Wooden Butterflies
The newest variation of traditional Kiener Hanging Wooden Butterflies will not disappoint anyone. When modern and traditional are combined perfectly, you know that the masterpiece is coming out. It is definitely one of the best Swiss gifts for kids, especially for the upcoming Easter.
Kiener butterflies are beautiful as they always were, with only a slight touch of modern manufacturing.