Inmates at seven different correctional institutions are making everything from building blocks and wooden trains to baby clothes and bunk beds.
Prisoners are volunteering their time through a restorative justice program called Work2Give.
The items they create will go low-income youth and families in aboriginal communities.
Coordinator Sarah Jackman said it's a surprising sight to see convicts working on toys.
"They look like you'd expect them to look in a prison. There's tattoos. They're hardened criminals. Some of these guys look a little scary frankly and then you see them knitting a hat or sewing a teddy bear and it's such a strange juxtaposition of what you're expecting to see."
Truckloads of presents will be delivered to Williams Lake on Monday and be given out on Friday at the Cariboo Memorial Complex.