Do you want to give a more practical and sustainable gift this year? We’ve created several gift guides that will make your holiday shopping more accessible than ever. Whether you are shopping for your children, niece, nephew, or grandkids, we make sure to only list products we genuinely believe are making a difference in the world and treating the planet and makers the way they should be - with love & respect.
WHAT MAKES A GIFT SUSTAINABLE?
We look for several things when deciding if a product should be listed in our sustainable holiday gift guides.
1) What is the gift made out of?The gift we add must be made from eco-friendly materials that are easy on the planet. 2) Who made the gift? The maker behind the item is just as important and should be compensated fairly for their time. 3)Does the brand implement sustainability within its entire business? We don’t want surface-level eco-friendly products; we want brands who genuinely care about sustainability and enforce it throughout their business wherever they can - from shipping to giving back. 4) Is the gift practical & something they can use for many years? We’ve all been given gifts we could have done without, but we find every gift we add to these lists are practical and going to be loved for a very long time (& be able to be passed down to another kid).
The perfect PJs to wear the night before Santa comes! These GOTS certified organic cotton pajamas are available in sizes 2T to 14. They are made in a Fair Trade certified factory, come with ZERO chemical flame retardants. They have a snug fit for safety, and are tag-less for comfort! And if you aren’t feeling the Christmas theme, they come in lots of other colors too, as well as short-sleeved.
This actually started out as a dress for adults, but was so popular that wool& decided to make a little version! They don’t sacrifice comfort for cute; this long-sleeved pocketed dress wants to be worn every day, no matter how big or small the adventure is. It’s super soft, durable, anti-pilling, breathable, temperature regulating, and machine washable. Grab a matching one for mom!
A great gift idea for older kids and pre-teens, this 27-inch cruise skateboard is made in California, U.S.A. out of recycled fishing nets. It features a 9" double kicktail design with concave deck and gripping scale pattern. It’s built for a lifetime of riding in all riding conditions. A certified B Corp and member of 1% For the Planet, Bureo was started by a trio of friends, surfers, and environmental activists who wanted to do something after traveling around the world and finding polluted oceans everywhere they went. Now, they work closely with local Chilean fishermen to find ways to collect discarded fishnets and transform them into something fun and positive!
Shop gifts like this and many more on EarthHero, an online marketplace for eco-friendly goods!
How CUTE are these matching aprons?! They’re perfect for the littlest chef or baker in your life. These are made out of 100% durable natural cotton and come in a variety of colors and patterns. They’re handmade by a cooperative in Guatemala using traditional weaving techniques of Mayan culture, and are Fair Trade Federation certified.
(P.S. they’re machine washable and dryable too, so you don’t have to worry about the kids getting them messy!)
This super cute pullover sweatshirt is designed and made with love in Canada out of 100% organic cotton that’s grown and milled in the USA. The fabric is dyed with low-impact dyes using a closed-loop system where the water is continually recycled. The graphic is hand-drawn by the children from Kisumu Hope Restoration (which provides services to children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya) in honor of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (which rescues orphan elephants and rhinos in Kenya). Plus, 10% of net profits go back toward each of those organizations as well.
These playful 100% wool plush animals are handcrafted in Mexico’s central Chiapas highlands using a technique known as back loom. The Indigenous Mayan weavers of this small community learned their craft from generations of ancestral knowledge. The women originally used the leftovers from woven textiles to craft these stuffed animals as toys for their own children but have since started making them for an international market. Such a cute gift idea for kids of all ages!
Elliot loves his Mini Scooter from Micro Kickboard, and I’m pretty sure your little one will too! This one is made from recycled fishing nets and plastic, and a portion of annual sales go to 1% for the Planet. Not only that, but all parts are replaceable so your scooter doesn’t end up in a landfill and you can easily hand it down to another little one when your child outgrows it.
The ECO scooter comes in two sizes: the Mini is for ages 2-5 and the Maxi is for ages 5-12.
eco-kids is one of the best brands for eco-friendly and non-toxic art supplies for kids. This coloring box is a perfect gift for a young, burgeoning artist, whether it’s your niece or nephew, grandchild, or another little loved one.
It comes with a two-pack of finger paints, a six-pack of hopscotch chalk, and a canister of 12 colored pencils.
This educational and creative kit allows children to experiment with nature and grow their own herbs!
Included in each kit is a dinosaur fact sheet with mini figurines along with 4 recipes to make at home with the herbs. (p.s. if you already have dino figurines & want to reduce the amount of toys you own, you can opt for the original kid grow kit here).
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