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For my last installment of my ethical Christmas gift guides, I’ve put together some ethical gift ideas for kids. Now, the thing that I’m realising as a parent is that from a very young age kids have very firm ideas of what they would like for Christmas. Last year my then two year old really really wanted a red scooter (specifically red) and a purple doctors kit (specifically purple), and this year she really really wants a pink bike with a bike seat on the back from her doll, and a basket on the front.
So, rather than suggest those kind of big gifts (because I’m sure you’ve got that covered) I’m here to suggest little gift ideas, costing no more than £26. Whether you’re a parent looking for a little stocking filler, or a grandparent, relative or friend looking to buy a small ethical gift for a child, this guide should help you out! As always I’ve tried to source items straight from the maker, or from independent shops:
Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids
1) Wooden Rabbit Stacking Toy (£10) – I came across the Sarah & Bendrix online shop quite recently and was immediately struck by the fantastic selection of beautiful toys. I will definitely be back for a visit next Christmas, when our second little pudding will be celebrating his/her first Christmas, making a mental note to purchase this stunning stacking toy. It looks like a real hand-me-down piece, yet only £10.
2) Sequin Crown (£15) – perfect for little boys and girls to play King and Queen dress up.
3) Puppy Egg Cup (£4) – Again, the Little Maldod online shop was a recent Instagram find for me, and I have a feeling my bank balance is going to suffer when the new little one comes along (in five weeks, eek!) as I stock up on incredibly gorgeous kids gear. This egg cup is such a cute way to encourage kids to eat their breakfast!
4) Bunny Rattle (£5.99) – again from Little Maldod – see what I mean – all so beautiful and so reasonably priced!
5) Monty The Fox (£26) – Sara Carr’s knitted soft toys are just stunning. My daughter has a Sara Carr animal that I bought her when she was born, and it’s been a favourite of hers ever since!
6) Unicorn T-Shirt (£12) – For older kids this unicorn t-shirt from Lost Shapes is sure to be a firm favourite!
7) Bird Bingo (£14.17) – what a fun way to learn about different species of birds!
8) Lego Figure Crayons (£3.50 for 6) – for any Lego fanatics out there this would make a great stocking filler!
9) Maps (£14.54) – We have this book, it’s beautiful to look at and fun to read.
That’s the last of my ethical Christmas gift ideas posts – I hope you’ve found them useful and perhaps discovered some new makers or new independent shops. I always enjoy putting these guides together for you – I do love a bit of window shopping!!