Best friends Knitted toys

Best Years Fair Trade Knitted Toy Giveaway

In a household with four children, we know toys. We know what kids love and what quickly gets pushed to one side. The one thing that has often surprised me is how much children still gravitate towards the more traditional toys, not the battery operated plastic ones but those with more attention to detail. At 6, 8 and almost 11 all of my Beans STILL love their soft toys as much now as they did when they were babies. Not only do they provide comfort when they are tired or feeling a little blue, but they are also great for imaginary play too and my Beans have a wealth of imagination between them.

Best Years Knitted Toys

Best friends Knitted toys

I was recently approached by Best Years Knitted Toys who would like to offer a giveaway to one lucky Mummy Matters reader. After taking one look at their beautiful website I knew they were a company I would be only too happy to share with you. As a new Mum, I had dreams of making knitted and crocheted toys for my own babies but in reality, I soon realised that a blanket was just about my limit!!

Fair Trade and Ethical

Unicorn Knitted Toys

At Best Years you can choose from a wide range of hand knitted and crocheted toys which have been ethically sourced from around the globe. They have been partnered with Pebble and their network of Fair Trade cooperatives since 2009 as well as artisans in Peru and disabled groups in Vietnam.

Sensory Development

Knitted Dinosaurs

Aside from the fact that knitted and crocheted toys are full of character, they are also a very tactile toy, combined with vibrant colours which helps a child’s sensory development through play. At Best Years the toys are created with babies and toddlers in mind so they will withstand the rough and tumble lifestyle.

Safety First

Knitted Baby Rattles

Over the years we have all seen or heard of the horror stories with soft toys and young children but with Best Years you can rest assured that all their toys are tested to CE and EN71. All toys are suitable from birth and machine washable.

Best Years take their time to ensure that their toys are beautifully designed and safe for play so you won’t find bead eyes or small parts on any of their toys. They are an ethical company whose ethics extend right from the person who makes them through to the child who plays with them and no shortcuts on safety in between. Check out the full range of crocheted and knitted toys on their website here.

Your chance to WIN!

Best Years Crocheted Toys giveaway

I have the extremely cute Donkey and Crab rattle below to giveaway to one lucky Mummy Matters reader. All you have to do for your chance to win is complete the Gleam Entry Form below.

Good luck xx

WIN Best Years Ethical Knitted Toys


  • Sally Collingwood

    May 9 at 9:50 pm


  • Mark Mccaffery

    May 10 at 1:20 am

    There’s 7 octopi in the range.

  • Margaret Mccaffery

    May 10 at 2:57 am

    There are seven octopus rattles in the range.

  • Sarah Mccaffery

    May 10 at 5:35 am

    There is 7 octopus rattles in the Best years fairtrade knitted toy range.

  • Jon | The Money Shed / Totally Blogging / CTMB (@themoneyshed)

    May 10 at 11:18 am

    Ah wow these look amazing! I love little things like this as the handmade looking style always gives a bit more personality to the toy I think.

  • Kelly-Anne Combes

    May 10 at 12:58 pm

    Oh that’s such a sweet little toy and if my daughter was younger I would most definitely enter the competition. They look adorable.

  • Nikki

    May 10 at 4:39 pm

    What lovely little toys! My son is slightly too old now but I’d get one for a younger child

  • kim neville

    May 10 at 8:40 pm

    There are 7

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    May 11 at 5:44 pm

    Those red dinosaurs are so cute. I like that they are a family!

  • Jenni

    May 11 at 9:08 pm

    These are adorable. I’m in love with that swan.

  • Olivia Robins

    May 12 at 7:03 am

    those toys are just beuatiful ! and i love hand made items – you can see how much care and attention to detail went into them ! wish my daughter was a bit younger so i could enter the giveaway kind regards Pati Robins

  • Miranda (Anosa)

    May 12 at 4:20 pm

    I am loving these toys how cute are they, thanks for the giveaway

  • Sonia

    May 14 at 8:36 am

    These are so adorable! Such a fab give-away x

  • Rebecca Smith

    May 18 at 10:54 am

    there a seven

  • kathy cakebread

    May 18 at 3:27 pm

    there are 7 octopus rattles in the range

  • Laura Wheatley

    May 18 at 6:46 pm

    I think there are 7 🙂 such lovely items

  • F Chowdhury

    May 19 at 1:37 am

    There are seven octopus rattles in the range.

  • Amy Bondoc

    May 20 at 4:17 am

    there are 7 octopus rattles in the range

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    May 21 at 8:32 pm

    There are 7 octopus rattles

  • hannahlig

    May 28 at 2:35 pm

    There are 7

  • jackierushton103

    May 29 at 3:41 am

    7 (Commenting as Jacqui Rushton)


    May 29 at 6:55 pm

    7 rattles

  • Amie Richards

    May 30 at 7:00 am

    There are seven! My children absolutely loves my baby’s little dinosaur one they’re so cute 🙂

  • Rebecca Beesley

    May 31 at 4:38 pm

    what great toys – i spot 7 octopus toys

  • Pam Gregory

    June 2 at 4:18 pm

    The are 7 octopus rattles in the range

  • Zoe Trelfa-Porter

    June 2 at 8:44 pm

    There’s 7

  • Zoe Trelfa-Porter

    June 2 at 8:45 pm

    There are 7

  • Hekna

    June 2 at 9:45 pm

    There are seven in the range

  • Katrina Adams

    June 3 at 9:17 am

    There are 6 Octopus rattles. These are adorable.

  • Joanna Nichol

    June 6 at 6:23 pm


  • Robyn Clarke

    June 6 at 8:26 pm

    There are 7

  • Adrian Bold

    June 7 at 2:36 am

    There are 7

  • Margaret Wacey

    June 7 at 12:45 pm

    There are 7 Octopus rattles.

  • sharon martin

    June 7 at 6:01 pm

    there are 7

  • Monika Bascombe

    June 7 at 6:37 pm


  • Twiddle Dee

    June 7 at 9:50 pm

    There are seven in the range.

  • Natalie Gillham

    June 7 at 9:52 pm


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