Melissa & Doug
You'll be hard-pressed to find a child who doesn't love train sets. This wooden set is a fabulous starter kit, with an engine, a coal car, 20 pieces of track, and even a bridge. And it's compatible with other popular wooden railway systems, so that it can form the basis of a train set that can grow ever more elaborate as your child gets older.
Melissa Doug was started 20 years ago, by a real Melissa and Doug, in the garage of Doug's childhood home, where occupational priorities included not disturbing Doug's parents. The company has grown and moved, but its founders' philosophy remains unchanged: to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa Doug family.