Grab these eco-friendly gifts for the kids before they go

There’s nothing better than experiencing the holidays through the eyes of a child. The wonder of twinkling lights, the excitement of new experiences and, of course, the joy of gifts are where memories are made. When choosing gifts for children, choose toys and games that amuse and charm the little ones without harming the environment in which they will grow up.

Your gift recipient will only know that the scooter is great fun. You will know it was made from recycled plastic taken from the ocean. There are two Micro board models. The Mini Deluxe Eco incorporates fishing nets, ropes and trawls that have been removed from the marine environment and diverted from landfill. It is intended for children 2-5 years old, up to 110 lbs. All parts are replaceable to minimize waste if repairs are needed. The Maxi Deluxe Eco is basically a skateboard with a safety grip for added control. A portion of all sales is donated to 1% for the Planet.

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Two stuffed animals, a dinosaur and a car.

A rattle isn’t just a rattle if it’s made of plastic or chemical-laden materials. Make sure you have a soft and safe toy with this knitted baby rattle. Available in multiple colors, these plush toys are knitted from 100% cotton, so only natural materials fit into baby’s mouth. It’s handcrafted by a fair trade supplier and features curved edges and a subtle rattle sound. Fairtrade certification not only provides transparency into where the product is coming from, but also supports otherwise marginalized communities by connecting them to a shopping network.

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Two children's shirts.

Make a pact to offer 100% organic cotton clothing. Choose from pajamas, shorts, t-shirts, pants, socks, underwear and more. Pact selects GOTS-certified materials and supports organic farming through fair trade, which guarantees fair wages and safe working conditions to suppliers around the world.

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A kitchen toy.

Let your child’s imagination flourish in the culinary world with a safe kitchen just right for them. Camden Rose offers its mini kitchens in maple or cherry that have been thoroughly tested for safety and all items are plastic-free.

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A playhouse toy.

Classic wooden toys get an upgrade at Plan Toys, where the company relies on natural materials and waste from wood processing. The remaining sawdust is made into a product called PlanWood, which is used in some of Plan’s wooden cars, animals, fruits, shape-sorting puzzles, miniature furniture, trains, tools, and other products. Toys. In addition to monitoring each product for child safety, the eco-friendly wood is embellished with water-based, chemical-free colors and E-Zero glue.

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A set of markers.

The founders of ökoNORM have worked with companies focused on environmental protection, civic initiatives and social policy. Accordingly, all of the company’s products are the result of a priority to create high quality, environmentally friendly and non-toxic products made from sustainable resources. Children may not know that finger paints, watercolors, chalk, crayons, glue, crayons and modeling clay are made with their safety and the planet’s safety in mind. , but you will know.

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Two children playing with a spaceship toy.

You’d think there’s nothing more basic than classic wooden toys, but when you’re shopping, you might realize how hard it is to find them. All Tender Leaf toys are individually designed in-house and meet EN71, ASTM F963 and AS/NZS ISO safety standards. The company relies on a family-owned factory in Indonesia and works closely with them to ensure quality craftsmanship that will last a lifetime. All toys are made from reclaimed rubberwood, a by-product of the latex industry, and the trees are replanted with every purchase. The toys are hand painted with non-toxic products, inspected and wrapped in paper before being shipped in recycled cardboard boxes. Tender Leaf lets kids explore space, trains, animals, gardening, castles, forests, dolls and more.

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Wooden plasticine tools.

Plasticine is an integral part of childhood. You can even easily make your own at home. When modeling clay is the activity at hand, make it more fun with this assortment of 100% hardwood tools for flattening, shaping, cutting and texturing.

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A board game in a blue box.

The games allow you to spend a pleasant evening with friends or family after the festive meal. But excessive plastic, chemicals and packaging can contribute to waste and environmental pollution. Big Potato Games gives you entertainment without the eco-guilt. Through a “One Game, One Tree” commitment, BPG works with Eden Reforestation Project and Ecologi to plant a tree for every game sold. The result of the initiative is the planting of mangroves in Madagascar and improved reforestation in Mozambique and Kenya.

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