classic wooden yo-yo from Treehopper Toys for Christmas and she couldn't have been more proud of herself for picking it out. This was the first year where the Babe nosed around the Christmas Renegade Fair with her momma and they came home with this yo-yo, a bear HopperJalopy for the Bird and also a set of transportation MatchStacks which she's taken to playing with at the dinner table most days.
Both of the products are wood and really well made. I'll quibble a little bit with the finger loop on the yo-yo as my pudgy digits have a hard time wiggling through there. (Those hipsters in their skinny jeans at Renegade all have tiny fingers, I guess?!?) I haven't picked up a yo-yo since probably junior high but I've had a lot of fun playing around with it the past few weeks.
The site says that Treehopper is located 'outside Chicago' but they don't quite say where. If you're in the market for a clever, US-made kid toy you can't go wrong with one of theirs. Especially the Matchstacks!