Looks like we can celebrate together with our loved ones this year and even have a Christmas party! After 2020 this is definitely going to be a better Christmas.
I’ve got fantastic items coming from indie brands and small businesses, and most of them are also either eco-friendly or ethically produced – or both! Shopping local and with online small businesses are important for me and for all of us. They play an important role in communities and they have a major economic impact. As for the green and ethical aspect, these are very important issues for me. I’d like to create awareness, because making conscious choices when deciding about a purchase is more possible than ever these days.
We can do better, by making positive choices for people and planet. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With this guide I wish you a very merry Christmas season. We’re all here to make a difference and spread kindness. Peace & love.
This is a Christmas gift guide for kids.
Wooden Playing Discs from Refillogic
Minibeast Hunt Wooden Outdoor Nature Toy
Minibeast Hunt disc bag for little bug lovers. This bag comes with 10 handpainted wooden birch discs, each with a different minibeast to encourage outdoor exploration. Comes in a handy cotton drawstring bag for easy storage and ready to go adventure. UKCA certified 3+.
Bees & Hives Tic Tac Toe Wooden Game
Based on the traditional game of Ox and Xs, this Bees & Hives version comes with 10 hand painted discs (5 bees, 5 hives) and a calico game board, all in its own cotton drawstring bag for play on the go. Each disc measures 6/7cm and is hand drawn, painted and sealed. UKCA certified and recommended for children 3+.
The Little Can of Can-Do – Mindfulness Cards
Positive Self has a goal of to build a positive attitude and positive mindset for children and adults. Little Can of Can-Do contains a month’s worth of cards (28 in total) aimed at children between 8 and 14 years of age with scientifically proven prompts and exercises for mindfulness, gratitude and confidence, designed and made in Great Britain. A fun and simple tool that your child can use alone or you can enjoy together to explore mindfulness, living in the moment and celebrating who you are. With colourful pictures to catch the eye one side of the card and a prompt or exercise on the other to build a can-do attitude and a positive mindset. Kids lead increasingly busy and stressful lives. Taking a few minutes a day to re-set can help de-stress and bring inner peace. Our cards are simple ideas that are fun and can be carried out almost anywhere.
Rainbow Flask Stainless Steel Bottle 500ml
From Echothree.co.uk Keep hydrated and brighten your day with this wonderfully vibrant flask. This uniquely designed rainbow stainless steel drinks bottle is double walled for temperature preservation. A durable and colourful flask with double walls, perfect for school, days out, camping, picnics or wearing your colours with pride.
Super Personalised Books
Books are always a sustainable Christmas gift choice. Super Personalised Books are amazing gifts and keepsakes for children aged 0-8 years. Super Personalised Books offers the most comprehensive personalisation options, in fact with over 200 variations it has more than most personalised book companies. Super Personalised Books makes your child the hero.
RRP: fron £19.99-
Educational WOW Cards – Rhyming In Nature
This card pack from The Poetry Gift Shop teaches then children facts one rhyme at a time. This card pack is also a game, read the rhyme and guess the animal! Rhymes are one of the simplest ways to boost memory so use these rhymes to teach you and your children about all the wonderful animals that live around us.
35 fact cards, one information card.
Eat Sleep Doodle – Wash Out Colouring Bag
At eatsleepdoodle they make fun, educational, creative and sustainable textile gifts. Everything comes with a set of 10 wash-out pens, too. This butterfly crossbody bag – colour in & learn comes with a set of ten wash-out pens and all the ink completely disappears on a warm machine wash, so your bag can be coloured and designed again and again! Perfect for carrying everyday essentials when travelling or on day trips out and makes a great fun and educational activity for the kids! When kids learn to make something they can wear, they more likely to cherish slow fashion and embrace craftsmanship that goes into making a clothing item or accessory.
Marvellous Maps – Great British Adventure Map
Planning UK holidays? Trying to avoid flying for environmental reasons?
Perfect for map lovers, adventurers and, well, anyone: The Map of Wonders. There are so many amazingly adventure-filled things to do here in Britain that it’s hard to understand them all without a ginormous map. Well, that’s handy! On this ginormous map, you’ll find 1,000 of the funnest things to do and places to go around Britain. And that’s not all – there are great games to play, tick boxes and notes sections to fill in, and even a huge colouring-in map on the back.
Super Sapiens Card Game
This game pays tribute to 12 inspiring diverse women from around the world – the world’s real superheroes, ‘the Super Sapiens’! The game is not only a fun family game but also a helpful way to discuss with children (3 years +) the difficult realities of our world such as white supremacy, gender inequity and environmental justice while empowering them to help change the world! The company has a conscious supply chain with 80% of our supply chain made of Black businesses and consultants. 75% of profits are donated to organisations led by the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).
Green & Blue – Little Bee Lovers Gift Bundle
The little bee lovers gift bundle comprises a Green&Blue Bee Cell bee house, a fantastic ‘Beevive’ bee revival kit and bee-friendly seeds from the team at Seedball – a mix of native wildflowers picked because bees will love them.
The little bee lovers gift bundle is the perfect way to connect with nature and to share the joy this brings, create a wild and bee-friendly space in the garden by planting your seeds, make a home for nesting solitary bees by adding your Bee Cell bee house and finally, be prepared to support any tired bees that need reviving with your Beevive kit!
Jacques London Wooden Toys
We’ve been a big fan of their wooden games and board games for a while! These are ideas for smaller children.
Wooden Fruit – Play Food Set
Wooden toy food like this wooden fruit play food set is a great addition to any child’s toys collection. Wooden toys for 3-4 year olds are a sustainable play alternative to over produced plastic food sets. They help to enhance your child’s play experience by letting them develop important fine motor skills naturally through pretend play food.
Wooden Carpark Toy – Car Garage for Kids
This wooden car park garage is made of 100% FSC approved wood, meaning it is sustainably sourced as well as being solid, smooth and robust. The bright colours on the car park and wooden car toys are created using water-based paint for safe play. This toy car park is ideal for independent and collaborative play.
Audiobooks For Children
Audiobooks are great for train or car journeys to keep the children entertained without screens or feeling sick. Or even for bed time. Classics like Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox and Charlie and The Glass Elevator will surely be a big hit with my two. Audiobooks.com by Penguin has a lot more in their shop app! Simply download them and enjoy them again and again!