Looking to give a gift that makes a difference this year? It's never been so easy with so many eco-friendly gifts for kids. From bags and toys made out of juice bottles, organic cotton toys and brands that give back to the community, there’s something to fit under any Christmas tree this year.
If you don’t want plastic in their toy box, then Plan Toys are as eco and sustainable as it gets. It uses material from rubber trees that no longer produce latex, makes safe, non-formaldehyde glue and use organic colour pigments and water-colour dyes. Grimm’s also make open ended toys from wood sourced from sustainably managed European forests. Coated with natural colours and oils, if babe chews them, there won’t be a problem.
Give it back
Stuff that gives back always floats our boats. We grab awesome stuff and the brands give back to the community. TOMS is just one brand that, er, steps up here. For every pair of shoes sold, another is given back to less fortunate kids. Similarly, buy a State Bag and the brand delivers a bag full of tools to help deprived US kids reach their fullest potential and better their communities. We love that!
If you’re looking for organic gifts, we've got it covered. Eco-friendly brand Petit Collage makes soft organic baby toys, while Wee Gallery also has a range of toys that are made of this good stuff. Want organic clothes? Organic Zoo does what it says on the tin. We love the stylish softness of its range.
We're suckers for environmentally friendly kit, so a brand that does this ticks our boxes. Green Toys makes its stuff from recycled plastic - mainly milk cartons. To date, they've used 24,000,000 cartons to make their toys. And there’s more. Step in Engel. A sustainable brand that makes its bags out of recycled juice bottles. Eco and great looking, we can’t ask for anymore than that.
Clothing that cares
We love clothes that look good and do great things. GOSOAKY supports penguins by giving a percentage of its profits to the World Wide Fund for Nature in Antarctic. Its Brother Bear Unisex Puffer Jacket also contains environmentally friendly biodegradable filling. On the footwear front Egos Copenhagen make comfy and warm slippers that are 100% handmade and fairtrade.
Like this? There’s more. Check out our full selection of present ideas in our Christmas gift shop.