My alltime Favorite Toy

magna tiles

I am being asked a lot what my alltime favorite kids toy is and my answer is always: Magna-Tiles. We have two sets and play with it *every single day*. And yes, when I say ‘we’, I mean ‘we’. G and I often times start building our own structures after Ella’s gone to bed. Just last week my brother-in-law was visiting and he built completely new structures that we hadn’t thought of yet. (Of course, he’s an architect by trade!)

Yes, they are on the expensive side but are worth EVERY single penny. We have played with our sets for over 1.5 year now and are still not tired of it.

If you need a gift for a little one, Magna-Tiles is the way to go. Trust me.

9 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Excellent, my boy had a “magnet set” on his Christmas list. Thx.

  2. I used to have something similar called Zaks (I think) but instead of magnets there were little interlocking plastic clips…hours of fun!

  3. Hi Tina, other cool designery toys that encourage creativity are shapemaker and playshapes by UK-based millergoodman. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I would want them. In fact, I still kind of want a set.

  4. I played with them last night with a 4 year old boy…I now have them on my list for me! he just wouldn’t share.

  5. We have 2 sets and sometimes I wish we had 3. My children 10 and 7 still play with them. These are the best! I also think the clear ones are better than the opaque colored ones.

  6. Magna-Tiles remind me of a similar toy from my youth. They were composed of regular geometric shape with a common side length, and could be joined together with rubber bands to form solid volumes. I was trying to recall the name of the older toy the day before I ran across your Magna-Tiles post. (^_^)

  7. I completely agree!! We have had one set for over 2 years and I just wrapped a new set for the holiday. My boys love this toy and the options are endless. By the way, I love your blog!! Thank you for many great ideas these last couple of years.

  8. Gorgeous. A new must-have. I just found a vintage molecular model set and this would be the perfect companion toy for a rainy day.