Gift shopping for the little ones in your life? I put together a list of some of my favorite non-toxic, eco-friendly gifts for kids, including toys by environmentally-responsible companies like Green Toys, PlanToys, and Hape.
1. Eco Stars by Crazy Crayons view on www.amazon.com
“These star crayons are made with crayons collected by the National Crayon Recycle Program. The purchase of this product supports ‘Recycling Education’ and employs people with developmental disabilities, creating a positive earth conscious impact through the art of coloring and recycling! Crayons and packaging are made in USA with 100% recycled non-toxic materials.”
2. City Skyline Glow Block Set by Wonderworld view on www.amazon.com
These environmentally friendly rubberwood blocks use non-toxic paints and glow in the dark!
3. Plan Preschool Beehive by PlanToys view on www.amazon.com
“This toy helps develop fine motor skills by matching a bee to hive by using the pincer grasp or forceps. All PlanToys are made using chemical free, kiln-dried recycled rubberwood and designed with water based non-toxic colors as accent.”
4. Fruits and Vegetables Tray by PlanToys view on www.amazon.com
“The fruits and vegetables are easily “cut” in half with the wooden knife. Kids love the sound of the Velcro as they cut the vegetables. This toy promotes fine motor skills and imaginative play and is made from all natural organic recycled rubber wood and colored with water based dyes.”
5. Scoot Around Ride On by Hape view on www.amazon.com
This adorable scooter is made with FSC-certified wood and child-safe water based paint.
6. Organic Farm Buddies by Apple Park view the www.amazon.com
How cute are these? “Organic Farm Buddies are handmade using all natural materials, like 100% certified organic cotton, corn fiber filling, and dyes. All of the packaging is printed on recycled paper with azlon from soy ink. Farm Buddies are naturally hypoallergenic, so they are great for newborns and babies with allergies or sensitive skin.” (shown: Penny the Pig & Belle the Cow)
7. Submarine by Green Toys view on www.amazon.com
We have so many items by Green Toys in our indoor playspace! They are built to last and are dishwasher safe. “Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs that save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this sturdy watercraft features a spinning rear propeller, a flat bottom for added stability, and the classic handle and wide-mouth opening combination for plenty of scoop and pour fun. The cabin can be opened for easy cleaning, while the whole vessel is also dishwasher safe. No BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings and also meets FDA food contact standards. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.”
8. Eco-Dough by Eco-Kids view on www.amazon.com
“Eco-dough is an all natural alternative. It is made with plant, fruit and veggie extracts. No chemicals, artificial dyes or metals. The containers are made from cornstarch and 100% compostable.” What’s in it? Natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, beets, blueberries, carrots, paprika, purple sweet potato, red cabbage and spinach, flour, salt, cream of tartar, organic rosemary oil, vitamin E oil, soybean oil, and coconut oil!
9. Rocket & Astronaut Playset by Green Toys view on www.amazon.com
“3-2-1 blast off – the Green Toys Rocket launches into another eco friendly deep-space mission! Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic, the fully equipped, 2-in-1 set includes a detachable top capsule and two astronauts. No BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings and also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.”
10. My Creative Cookery Club by Hape view on www.amazon.com
I love this play kitchen for toddlers by Hape, a company that has eco-responsibility in its company mission!
11. Build-a-Bouquet Playset by Green Toys view on www.amazon.com
This is one of my favorite 100% recycled toys by Green Toys. Love this: “On average, every pound of recycled plastic used to make Green Toys products saves enough energy to run a laptop computer for a month and enough energy to power a TV for three weeks.”
12. Giraffe Walker ‘N Shape Sorter by Wonderworld view on www.amazon.com
Made from rubberwood, non-toxic water based paints as well as biodegradable fabrics.
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