My own personal reference librarian, my mother of Teaching Tea, pointed me to a child’s tea set the company confirms is safe for use. With so many toy recalls this year, and the stores filled with so many items, “Made in China”, it can be difficult to know you’re making a wise choice.

Thanks to three safety tests listed ‘passed’ on the packaging, and a follow-up phone call to the company, choosing a Schylling tea set is your best bet for holiday shopping. They are “Made in China”, but the Massachusetts family-run business vouches for their safety.

With lots of darling sets to choose from, I’m sure you’ll find one for the little girl or boy in your life.