9 Last Minute Gift Ideas From When Your Grandparents Were Kids

Lincoln Logs

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Before today's cheap plastic toys became all the rage, most toys were made of more durable materials -- like wood. Lincoln Logs are a great example of this.

These easily stackable wooden blocks were originally designed by John Lloyd Wright, son of the famed American architect. When it hit the market in 1928, Lincoln Logs quickly became a must-have for kids daydreaming of life on the frontier, and among their doll-loving siblings in search of a new home for their playthings. Thankfully, this toy is built sturdy enough to handle any land dispute that might result.