We had such a great trip to California last weekend, and it was so fun to introduce Trey to my home state. I love having a collection of state-themed toys, specially with California and Washington items, and wanted to share some small shop favorites I've recently discovered. Most of these can be customized to other states and cities as well.

1. City Blocks by Globe Totters

Love these soft, squishy City Blocks. Made with organic cotton and water-based inks, these are perfectly grabable for tiny hands and safe for teething babies. They have little loops on the edges that can attach to a mobile or baby gym, and feature fun city-related illustrations and a jingle bell inside. Handmade in NYC and a variety of cities are available. Use code "july20" for 20% off your purchase this month.

2. Celebrate California Chunky Flash Cards by Bright Eyed Baby

Such a cute discovery! These are thick, grabable, flashcards with fun illustrations and a nod to all things Californian. Some of them crack me up like "earthquake" "sushi" and "freeway." The back is a super cute palm tree pattern, and they're printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks.

3. State Rattles by Bannor Toys

How cute are these personalized state rattles? The color of the three beads, name, and state are all customizable. I love the quality of these toys and that they're wood, not plastic. This rattle is also a favorite.

4. Hello Word San Francisco book and Good Night Seattle book

Two board books representing the cities. The Hello World one has beautiful, modern looking illustrations and follows a numbers theme, and the Good Night Seattle one features famous landmarks and attractions. How fun when Trey is a bit older and can recognize some of the places pictured.

Love these state and city themed toys and books! Excited to grow our collection.