Personally I love well made wooden play sets like this Amazon basics one. There not cheap, and at first glance they seam boring and simple. But after quite a few kids I have found that these types of toys are the ones that not only last forever if you keep the pieces together, but that almost all young kids and toddlers really enjoy playing with. Basically they will never go out of style and you can hand these down for years and years!
This particular set is a Montessori set of learning toys for toddlers. They may seam simple and easy, but for a toddler this is the first step in learning about math and problem solving, and it shows them how to manipulate and experiment with objects to get a desired outcome. It’s great for kids in the 1-3 age range.
All of the pieces are solid wood, like super chunky and solid. The paint on them seams to be good quality and I have had no issues with the paint chipping or rubbing off at all.
I will say that the packaging it comes in could definitely be better, especially if your getting this as a gift. It’s legit in plain brown boxes and each toy is wrapped in tissue paper. But there is nothing that says what it is or shows any photos or anything like that. It’s not a huge deal, but worth mentioning. Overall my 2 year old has been loving these, and even the 5 year old has been getting in on the action!