Having a hard time finding an original gift for the little ones for Christmas? Finding toys that are original, educational and excite them are hard to find. On top of that, with plastic toys being one of the biggest polluting industries, choosing a sustainable toy is good for the child and the planet. The toys in this list are chosen for their quality and sustainability. This holiday gift guide was put together for people with a heart for a greener future. Take your pick from our favourite eco-friendly children’s gifts, toys made from cardboard, wood or organic materials that will put a smile on a beautiful little face.
Recyclable card-board toys that spark imagination and creativity
We love cardboard toys. Why? They are made entirely from recycled cardboard, and are fully customizable. Get crafty and paint, colour-in or decorate the toys together.
1. Cardboard colour-in rocket ship
Give a little astronaut his/her very own rocketship. This rocket ship can be decorated and coloured-in to their hearts desire!Buy it here
2. A sweet cardboard horse set
This sweet horse set made out of sustainable cardboard is the perfect gift for children who love acting out their own stories.Buy it here
3. A majestic cardboard castle
Who hasn’t wanted their own castle, really? This ecological cardboard fortress is the perfect playhouse. It’s fun, it’s cool, it’s sustainable.Buy it here
4. Mermaid dress-up set
Let out the inner mermaid with this colour-in unicorn dress-up set. The best gift for creative mermaid lovers.Buy it here
Wooden, durable toys that focus on quality not quantity
Wooden toys are durable and sturdy toys. The wood that is used is long-lasting and doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals such as PVC and other chemicals that are often present in plastic toys. Their simple and organic design are loved by many. Take a look at our selection of wooden toys.
5. Personalised wooden dog toy
This personalised wooden toy dog is a wonderful gift for little boys and girls dreaming of getting a pet.Buy it here
6. Multi-colored set of wooden blocks
Build entire cities with this multi-colored set of building blocks. This building set is bound to be loved by many.Buy it here
7. Rainbow wooden peg dolls
The people of the world unite in this colorful set of wooden peg dolls. They are ideal for open-ended, imaginative play, the possibilities are endless.Buy it here
Toys in organic materials
These toys are made from organic and natural raw materials. Safe to play with, sustainably-produced.
8. "Dream big" knitted teddy
This beautiful little bunny is made in pure baby alpaca wool, which is antibacterial and perfectly adapted for babies’ sensitive skin. It ensures little ones know that they can dream big from the very start!Buy it here
9. Lion hand puppet and washcloth
Vegetables and fruit have never been this fun. Let your kiddo discover veggies in their own way. Made from Organic Egyptian Cotton.Buy it here
10. Organic cotton forest cube
This forest cube is a fun toy for babies. It’s perfect for attaching to a pram, bedside table or car seat to allow your little one to explore the different colours, textures and shapes. Ánd is made from 100% organic cotton.Buy it here
It’s never too early to start thinking about which Christmas gift to give your loved ones. We hope you are inspired by our selection of eco-friendly children's gifts for Christmas. Ps. If you want to inspire others to think about giving sustainable gifts, share this article on social media. Together, we can create a better future for our children.