Next up in The 2020 PopCult Gift Guide we have a website recommendation for a West Virgina company that makes and sells hand-crafted wood and glass toys.
The Mountain Craft Shop Company, located in Proctor, West Virginia, sells products that are collectively known as American Folk Toys. These are reproductions of toys once made at home and handed down from one generation to another.
Most of their toys are made of native hardwoods, such as poplar, walnut, cherry, beech, or maple. The toy names may sound strange like “WhimmyDiddle” and ‘FlipperDinger,” but they are the traditional names from years past.
At their webstore you will find dolls, mazes, puzzles, games and more.
The Mountain Craft Shop Co. uses local products such as the marbles in many of their items (Musical Marble Tree, Marble Chute, TicTacToe), which are made in Paden City, WV at the Marble King factory. Marble King is one of the last remaining marble factories in North America.
Mountain Craft Shop Co. is in it’s sixth decade, and you can find their products in gift shops at museums and historical locations all around the country, but now you can also order online, and that’s what I’m suggesting you do.
You can expect to find a terrific assortment of traditional wooden games, which could make the perfect gift for kids of all ages.
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