‘Gnosi’ Wooden Rattle


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  • A Love HeartWood wooden rattle is the ideal natural, baby toy. It makes the perfect newborn baby gift and comes in a handy, cotton drawstring bag.
  • Take your gift to the next level by adding a free personalisation. Have a name engraved onto your toy simply by typing it into the ‘notes to seller’ box at checkout.
  • The ‘Gnosi’ wooden rattle is a heritage toy that’s made to last. It’s designed to be passed on, passed around and down the family until it returns to become a treasured keepsake and reminder of all those sleepless nights and tiny toes.

See how the rattle’s solid rings are created:

‘Gnosi’ is the Greek word for knowledge. The name encompasses what this solid wood baby rattle is all about: helping Baby to learn about the world. Baby shaker toys can initially be used by an adult to encourage Baby to focus and reach towards the gentle, clacking sound. Once Baby is older it strengthens their grip as well as developing their hand-eye coordination. Old fashioned baby become firm favourites as they’re a great comforter during teething and just get better looking with age.

Each wooden rattle is handmade to order, so please expect a 1 week delivery time. It’s crafted on a woodturning lathe, in my garden workshop using local, recycled Beech wood. Next, if required, it’s painted using the finest plant based, natural paints and finished with a nourishing, organic hemp oil before having the Love HeartWood logo and CE mark branded on its top. Finally, the personalisation is written using a special hot wire pen. This burns into the wood, meaning the letters will never fade or rub off.

Approx. Size: 17 x 5 cm   7.5” x 2”

The ‘Gnosi’ Rattle comes in a choice of 3 finishes:

  • Natural

Once the rattle’s shaping is complete nothing is added so the rattle comes as Nature intended.

  • Oiled

Once the rattle’s shaping is complete 2 coats of sustainable hemp oil are applied and allowed to soak in. The oil protects the wood and gives it a wonderful, silky touch and soft sheen.

  • Painted & Oiled

The rattles are painted using beautiful natural colours: the gentle blue of the summer sky, the pure white of fluffy clouds, the yellow of a happy sunshine and the vibrant green of fluttering leaves. By varying the speed at which the lathe is spinning, whilst applying the paint creates a one-of-a-kind pattern. Once the paint is dry, 2 coats of sustainable hemp oil are applied and allowed to soak in. The oil protects the wood and gives it a wonderful, silky touch and soft sheen.

Each one comes in a organic cotton, drawstring bag hand printed with the Love HeartWood logo.

See how the rattle’s solid rings are created.

Please note: Wood is a beautiful, natural material and individual pieces vary in colour and markings. This is what gives each piece its unique character so your rattle will not be exactly the same as the ones shown. Hurray!

Love HeartWood handmade, wooden toys are safe for ages 0+. Rest easy, no matter their age, all the kids can play together safely. 

They’re CE Marked and exceed European Safety Regulations EN71.

Gnosi Wooden Rattles are part of Love HeartWood’s Blue Sky Toy Collection. These eco-friendly toys are designed and made to last from the best quality, sustainable hardwoods and finished with plant-based eco paint and oil. This means they’re completely natural, organic and biodegradable. They don’t contain VOC’s, plastics or any other nasties.

Love HeartWood was a finalist in the Baby and Children’s Category of The Be The Change Awards 2019.


Recycled tissue paper is used as a packing material. Postal boxes are made from a minimum of 75% recycled fibres. Both box and paper tape are 100% recyclable.

Labels and correspondence are kept to a minimum to reduce waste but if they’re necessary they’re printed on 100% recycled paper. Where possible, labels have been replaced by printing information directly onto the cotton bag most of the toys come in. You’ll be pleased to hear that the rubber stamp used is made environmentally sourced oak and natural eco rubber. When the custom stamp was purchased a tree was planted by ‘Trees for the Future’ too!

We really appreciate your custom and we want to make sure you are delighted with your purchase. Occasionally though, you may wish to change your mind. Please click here to review our returns policy.


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Love HeartWood’s toys are made from reclaimed local Beech wood from Oxfordshire and sustainably sourced Berkshire Ash. Each toy’s handmade by Liz and finished with completely plant based, natural paints and finishes. She uses her experience as a product designer, primary teacher and a mother to create her unique designs.

“My toys help children connect with Nature through playing with wood that looks and feels like natural wood. I don’t spray or coat my toys in chemical based paints or acrylic laquers.  I make a range of traditional and original toys that allow children to develop their curiosity and imagination. As a parent, I believe that’s the best gift we can give to our kids.”

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Outside United Kingdom (UK) £9.00

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