This Christmas looks like no other Christmas before – what a year! 2020 will definitely be a year we never forget. With lots of shops that are selling non-essential goods only being closed, I tried to make sure I promote small and independent businesses and brands this Christmas more than ever.
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 Sustainable and Ethical Christmas Gifts for Kids Gift Guide.
Bee Smart – Wooden toys
Bee Smart is a UK company providing innovative, fun and colourful wooden traditional toys for pre-school children that stimulate creative and imaginative play. Toys are of premium quality with an educational element, featuring unique designs and a practical edge. Nothing plastic!
They are very affordably priced which is a good thing when it come toys! This makes them an even better choice for ethical Christmas gifts for kids.
We have received:
Wooden Animal Balancing Activity Set RRP: £19.99
Wooden Play Food Sets – Dinner & Dessert RRP: £26.99
Wooden Play Food Sets – Fruit & Vegetables RRP: £26.99
Hippo Pull Along Toy Box RRP: £34.99
Wooden Pizza Oven with Accessories RRP: £29.99
Science 4 You – Green Science Kit
Green Science is an educational and scientific toy which aims to help you to be a true Earth-friend while making fun projects using old materials. It is the first plastic free, ecological and biodegradable toy which invites you to enter the great mission that we all have: how to help save the planet! RRP: £19.99.-
Finning Up My Crayons – Customised, non-toxic crayons
Funning Up My Crayons is a small business run by an eco minded mum, who worked out the perfect formula to create non-toxic shaped crayons with vegan ingredients and sends them in plastic free/recycled packaging.
I received name boxes, that contains the name of the child in letter crayons plus 4 random crayon shapes. RRP: £6
Frugi – Stocking fillers
Frugi offers a fantastic range of gifts, as well as a new collection of backpacks, bottles and dinner sets featuring bright and colourful Frugi designs and patterns. They makes sustainable and organic cotton outfits and accessories for children and grown ups.
Splish Splash Steel Bottle RRP: £10.-
Pack A Snack Lunch Bag RRP: £15.-
Crafty Pencil Case: £8.-
Rock My Socks 3 Pack: £12.-
In The Book – Personalised books for children
With personalised story books form In The Book for children that include classic well known characters as well as fun modern stories, you can give them the fun and excitement of reading a story where they star alongside the heroes – as well as having their own name on the cover.
I picked a Personalised Thunderbirds Collector’s Edition Book for Bobcat as he’s a huge fan RRP: £99.99.-
And Disney Princesses The Ultimate Collection Personalised Book for my little girl as she does love a bit of a princess stories RRP: £29.99.-
Planet Buddies – Head phones
Planet Buddies was born out of a dedication to raise awareness for endangered animals all over the world and educating children on what they can do to help.
The headphones are all suitable for children aged 3+ with adjustable headbands and safety limited to 85DB to protect hearing as recommended by the World Health Organisation, they are foldable and portable (come with a hemp carry pouch). They are sustainably packaged, no plastic window on the box that is printed with soy based ink.
My daughter’s pink headphones are from the DIY “colour and swap” headphones range, kids can get creative with 24-character cards and 4 crayons to customise and change their design. RRP: £24.99.-
My boy’s headphones are from the endangered animals range, featuring Olive the Owl (he’s obsessed with owls!) RRP: £19.99.-
Get 30% off: It is valid up to 31/12/20 through www.planetbuddies.co.uk
Voucher Code: BUDDIES30
Present Mill – Gift in a tin box
Present Mill has a range of clever and innovative gifts for everyone, including the famous gifts in a tin range.
I received a butterflies and bees sun catcher making kit. Make your own fabulous butterfly and bee sun catchers! This kit makes 8 British butterflies including the likes of Red Admirals, Peacocks and Brimstones plus 3 bumble bees. Follow the step-by-step guide to push out the wooden shapes, colour in the wings, then hang them on your bedroom window and wait for the sun to bring the colours to life… Learn about them in the garden with the information sheet.
EUGY – Eco-friendly 3D crafts
Build your own 3D models with this unique collectable. Beautifully detailed yet simplified miniature animal figures with a couple of spoons of cuteness added in! Kids will collect and treasure them. Made from environmentally friendly, biodegradable card with natural eco-friendly ink and non-toxic glue. Available on Brainstorm or Amazon. RRP: £7.99
What do you think of these ethical Christmas gifts for kids?