Getting ready to holiday shop for those little ones that fill your heart with joy? The ones that make you consistently belly laugh? Children are magical and so fun to shop for! However, it can often be challenging to find gifts that are planet-friendly but more importantly safe and plastic-free for your children and the environment. Consider simplifying your process this year with this buying guide to eco-friendly toys!
A block set from Green Toys: The block set made by Green Toys is an eco-friendly basic building set that’s great for toddlers and young children. It comes with a variety of colored blocks that are lightweight and easy to grip. Green Toys makes all of their toys from recycled plastic like milk cartons, and they use food-safe coloring in all of their products. Best of all, their packaging is simple and doesn’t include twist ties or cellophane wrap!
A play park from Plan Toys: The play park toy is full of fun activities that will keep both kids and parents entertained! The play park set comes with a cable car, family figures, bikes, a wind turbine and many more unique pieces. Plan Toys specializes in making sustainable wooden toys. Many of their products are made from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. They also use water-based dyes and a chemical-free drying process.
Bath time toys from Begin Again: Begin Again’s bath time set includes a shark, octopus, turtle, crab, puffer fish and diver. These bath toys are dishwasher safe and made from natural rubber that is BPA free! Begin Again toys has a strong emphasis on using sustainable materials in all of their products that will also last much longer.
Animal trio set from HABA: The animal trio set is a mix and match customizable peg set that will help develop children’s motor skills. HABA, a German toy company is more than 70 years old and has been using water-based stains and lead free pieces from the start. All their wooden toys are made from certified, reforested timbers and their fabric toys are made from all organic materials.
Outdoor Experience– Although this doesn’t necessarily fall under a toy. Gift your kids with an experience they will always treasure! National Park? A trip to see wildlife? Camping? You can even make your road trip eco-friendly by filling up at any Speedy Q Drive locations and offset your carbon emissions by up to 30%!
Shopping for eco-friendly gifts has never been easier. Follow the guide and see the smiles on your children’s faces knowing they love their gift and it’s also good for the environment!
*Pro Tip: Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags with you while you are out holiday shopping!