How to Start Your Wooden Animal Collection

Starting your own wooden animal collection is a good way to teach your children various lessons about animals and life in general. If your child loves animals, she would definitely want to have her own collection of wooden animals. There are many popular wooden animal brands but we highly recommended looking at Holztiger in particular.

Holztiger is a popular toy maker from Germany that is known for their beautiful handcrafted wooden animal toys that appeal to all ages. Children love their toys because these toys are lovely and easy to play. Adults collect their wooden animals because these toys have a timeless appeal and are worthy of being a collectible.They also make other wooden toys but they are mostly known for their wooden animal toys. These animals are chunky and large with rounded edges which make them perfect for imaginative play.

Additionally, Holztiger uses responsibly-sourced wooden materials and finished with non-toxic water-based paints. All their toys go through rigorous safety and conform to European and international safety standards on kids’ toys.

So what are the things you need to consider before starting your own wooden animal collection?


The first thing you need to consider before starting your wooden animal collection is money. How much you are willing to spend on wooden animals is important because there is a bit of financial investment involved in collecting wooden animal toys, or any collection for that matter. Set a budget for your wooden animal collection and stick with it to avoid unnecessary spending.

Holztiger wooden animal toys are priced reasonably. The price range of these lovely wooden animals is between £5 to £15. Each Holztiger toy is worth every penny.

Type of Animals

Now that you have set a budget for your wooden animal collection, the next thing to consider is what type of animals you want to collect either for yourself or for your child. If you are collecting for your child, ask what she wants and take it from there.

Once you have determined what you want to collect, start buying wooden animals based off of the budget you set.

Here are a few ideas of what type of wooden animal toys to collect.


Farm animals are probably the most popular. Collecting farm animals include cows, horses, ducks, chickens, donkeys, horses, pigs, goats and many more. Pair them up with a farm set for a perfect play set! 

Safari or Zoo

The animals in this category includes wild animals like tigers, lions, elephants, giraffes, bears, panthers, leopards and more.

Flying Animals

If you or your child is into flying animals then you can collect animals like birds, owls, eagles and more.


Now that you have decided what type of wooden animals to collect, the next thing to check or consider is accessories. Accessories are extra toys that you can buy to enhance or make your wooden animal collection more exciting and fun. For instance, if you have decided to collect wooden farm animals then accessories that you want to buy are those that are farm related wooden structures like a barn or a farmhouse.


Next Up: List of Must Have Holztiger Toys

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