When my little one was smaller I revised balance bikes initially set on getting a wooden one.
However I found the frame of the wooden ones heavy and the overall shape difficult to manoeuvre, and if I found it tricky, how much more would my DD find it tricky.
We were just weeks away from Christmas and I discovered Bike*Star. It was the later model, the first style had a flat platform where as this looked more like a normal bike, just without pedals.
I ordered it no more than 5 weeks before Christmas (it may have been 2 weeks) on-line. A bit of a gamble, but it was a great price around