Are you looking for eco friendly gifts for kids? This roundup of fantastic eco-friendly gifts for children will save you lots of time!
Lots of us are trying to buy more eco-conscious gifts, and thinking more about the impact our shopping has on the planet. But when it comes to buying gifts for children, it can be hard to avoid the plastic and find environmentally friendly gifts that will go down a storm.
Great eco-friendly gifts for kids
The good news is there are lots of fantastic eco friendly gifts for kids out there. Whether you’re buying Christmas gifts for kids, Easter gifts for kids, or birthday gifts for kids, there are lovely ideas to suit all budgets.
To make your gift shopping easier, here’s my pick of the best sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas for kids. You might like to explore the ideas in my nature gifts for kids gift guide too.
A Year of Nature Craft & Play
Give them a whole year of eco-friendly play ideas with this fun activity book. *A Year of Nature Craft & Play is filled with 52 eco-friendly and low cost nature activities, all accompanied by easy-to-follow instructions and lots of photos. There are crafts, games, gardening projects, art activities and science experiments to keep them busy all year. You can find out more about the book in my post on nature play ideas for kids.
WWF Adopt an Animal
The perfect eco-friendly gift for kids who love animals. WWF have a wide range of different animals to adopt, all of which help to protect habitats around the world and the animals that rely upon them. There’s an option to include a soft toy in your adoption pack too.
Green Science Kit
The *Green Science Kit will help them to learn about the environment and sustainability in a fun way. It’s plastic-free and includes over fifteen engaging experiments, plus a booklet that explains the science behind them all.
Tegu Pocket Pouch Prism Magnetic Wooden Block Set
Small enough to slip into a pocket, this cool *Pocket Pouch Prism Magnetic Wooden Block Set will keep them busy wherever you are. It’s made from responsibly harvested FSC-certified hardwood, and the magnets are sealed inside the wood so it’s safe for little ones. Ideal for developing motor skills and introducing kids to engineering, maths and imaginative play.
Green Toys Recycled Fire Truck
If they love their vehicles, this *Green Toys Recycled Fire Truck is a great option when it comes to eco friendly toys. It’s made from recycled plastic milk jugs and is BPA, PVC and phthalate free. The range includes other fun vehicles too.
How about a fun game that will get their brains working? *Sproutword is a bit like Scrabble, but with a strategic twist; you can add letters, change existing ones, or use your opponent’s tiles. All the materials are eco-friendly: the tiles are made from sustainably sourced wood, and the game is packaged in 100% natural cotton bags with recycled paper instructions and a recyclable tin.
Octopus Crochet Toy Rattle
A great eco-friendly gift for very young children, this Octopus Crochet Toy Rattle is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Organisation and helps to support female workers in rural Bangladesh.
Recycled lunch bag
Liven up their lunch with this cute *Colourful Creatures Lunch Bag. It’s made from recycled plastic and folds flat for easy storage.
Green Toys Recycled Skipping Rope
If you’re looking for green gifts for outdoor kids, this *Recycled Skipping Rope is perfect for outdoor play. It’s made from 100% cotton rope and 100% recycled plastic. The length is adjustable too.
Ideas Recycled Notebook
Available in four lovely designs, this Ideas Recycled Pocketbook is perfect for kids who love drawing, writing or simply making lists. The cover is made from recycled coffee cups, and the pages are made from 100% recycled paper. Every purchase also helps to support global child education projects.
Sustainable eco frisbee
Frisbees make great outdoor gifts for kids – and they’re very portable, so it’s a practical choice too. This Sustainable Eco Frisbee is made from 100% bio-plastic, which is based on sustainable bio-mass instead of petroleum. It’s also good enough for competitive frisbee sports, so you won’t be compromising on durability.
RSPB Youth Membership
Encourage their love of nature and help them be more eco-conscious with an RSPB Youth Membership. This includes a welcome pack, regular magazines and free access to RSPB nature reserves. It’s a great option for getting the whole family more engaged with nature.
I hope this selection of eco friendly gifts for kids gives you lots of inspiration and helps to make your gift shopping easier. If you’ve found any fab eco-friendly kids gifts that you think I should add to this gift guide let me know in the comments 🙂
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