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With the holidays almost here, it’s important to choose eco-friendly and non-toxic gifts for children. Below are some great choices for fun, green gifts for baby and kids! Happy shopping!
Baby (Ages 0-2)
1.) Hanna Andersson Organic Pajamas: Available in a variety of festive patterns and sizes up to 3T these organic pi’s make the perfect holiday gift for baby!
2.) Urban Infant Bamboo Teething Keys: Not only are these bamboo keys super cute, they are also dye and chemical free with a chunky design perfect for baby’s grip!
3.) The Honest Company Organic Cotton Blanket: Baby will love to be swaddled in this super soft organic cotton blanket. Hand knit by fair trade artisans in Peru and Okeo-Tex certified, this beautiful blanket is a treasure for any bundle of joy!
4.) Vulli Sophie the Giraffe: Made of natural rubber (derived from Hevea tree sap) and food-based paint/coloring, this cute giraffe teether will provide baby countless hours of stimulation and fun!
Toddler/Preschool (Ages 3-5)
1.) Enchanted Forest Nesting Blocks: Ten stackable nesting blocks artfully combine numbers and letters with appealing woodland animals to inspire learning and play. Little hands develop fine motor skills and coordination while comparing sizes and learning to place numbers and letters in order. Made with 80% recycled content and printed with vegetable-based inks. Full tower measures close to 3 feet tall!
2.) Veggie Finger Paints Grab N’ Go 4 Pack: Your little one will have a blast painting with these finger paints in four colors: purple/blue made from blueberries, red/pink made from beets, yellow made from pumpkin and green made from spinach! Vegan, no wheat, no dairy, no sugar and no preservatives. Just add water to paint powder in seperate cups as your wee artist creates! 10 oz. of powder paint makes over 50 oz. of paint! CPSIA compliant and made from organic fruit/vegetable powders, rice cereal and rice flour!
3.) Box Creations Cardboard Cottage: This adorable play house is large enough to accommodate 2-3 children. It comes complete with detailed printed line work and four colored non-toxic washable markers. It includes real swinging doors, swinging windows, a mail box and even a chimney! Made in the USA from recycled materials, the cottage is durable and safety tested. It also assembles within minutes with detailed instructions so your little one can start playing right away!
4.) Green Toys Train: This super fun train (available in blue/red or pink/green) is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs and is free of BPA, phthalates, PVC, and external coatings. The brightly-colored steam engine pulls two additional cars that link together to form a long train, or easily unhook for stand-alone play. The open wagon is perfect for hauling all kinds of cargo, while the caboose features a spacious interior and removable roof. Two conductor bear figures are also included with the set.
Kids (Ages 5-10)
1.) Match Stacks Game Zoo Animals: Kids will have so much fun testing their memory with this durable and portable matching game! Made in the USA of 100% natural, untreated solid American Birch Hardwood (formaldehyde-free) and non-toxic water-based inks free of heavy metals and harmful chemicals/toxic substances.
2.) Green Kid Crafts Subscription: Give a gift that keeps giving beyond the holidays with this educational and eco-friendly subscription for kids! Children will love to be surprised each month with their box filled with 3-4 themed science and craft activities (i.e.: outer space, nocturnal animals, kitchen science). You may also purchase single themed boxes if you prefer to not subscribe.
3.) Polar Bear Mask DIY Craft Kit: Your little one’s imagination will run wild with this awesome kit that will turn an ordinary day into a winter adventure. Design a charming, sweet polar bear or a fearsome wild beast — it’s up to you! Non-toxic and free of chlorine processing, phthalates, finishing treatments, AZO dyes, and heavy metals.
4.) The Tree Fort Kit: Let your child’s imagination soar with this tree fort toy full of miniature dolls and animals in a magical woodland wonderland! Each fort is unique and made from salvaged tree branches. Common features include a 20″-diam. base, three additional platforms of varying sizes, 12 story-building branches, seven stackable stair pieces and a solid staircase, two balconies, a rope ladder, a crow’s nest, a swing, a bridge, and a well with a bucket.