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Families, Life & Style, Special Occasions, Whole Family

Best Ethical Gifts Ideas for Kids

ethical gifts for kids

For the last of my ethical gift guides of this year, today I’ve rounded up some lovely little ethical gift ideas for kids.  As per the last two guides for men and for women, all the ethical gifts I’ve suggested are budget-friendly. There’s nothing in this guide over £35. What’s more, all the items come from smaller independent shops and makers.

And If you are looking for even more ideas, then do check out my guide to eco-friendly gift ideas.

Ethical Gift Ideas for Kids

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Liberty Fabric Wire Name Sign (£14).  The cutest little handmade sign.  I’ve bought one for my daughter’s 1st birthday (and yes, that has come around really quickly…  Too quickly.).

Buster The Bear Clock (£25).  A sweet addition to any kid’s bedroom.

Sleepy Doe Pyjamas (£32).  The sweetest pyjamas, designed and made in the UK. What’s more, they are free from harmful dyes and made from ecological cotton.  A unisex design is also available.

Lambswool Elephant (£32).  Soft and cuddly, and sure to be a firm favourite for years to come.

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Free Range Top (£19.04).   Unisex, fun, and bright. This great top is available in sizes 3 months to 5 years.

Born To Be Wild (£15.79).  There are hundreds of free nature activities for families in here, from the ever fabulous Hattie Garlick. Nature lays on magical materials for free each season, from fallen leaves and twigs, moulted feathers, sand, and shells, to mud, puddles, and rain. Everything else you’ll need for these activities is already hiding in your cupboards at home. No expensive art supplies or outward-bound kit is required. All you need are the toolkit items at the front of the book – ordinary household essentials like scraps of paper, string, glue, recycled food containers, and an empty jar or two.

Hello Nature (£9.48).  Get kids interested in nature with this fun and beautiful interactive colouring and activity book. This is your very own nature scrapbook, packed with fascinating facts and brilliant activities. Doodle, draw, and colour in leaves, butterflies, frogs, and much more. How many different types of snowflakes are there, and how are leaves formed? Find out how to make your own leaf prints, twig sculptures and bird restaurants. With her beautiful, distinctive illustrations, Nina Chakrabarti urges you to explore the weird and wonderful things you can find all around you – whether you’re out in a park, in your back garden or sitting in your living room at home!

Bear Snood (£15), for keeping little cubs cosy this winter.

This ethical gift ideas for kids post is the last of my gift guides for the year-  normal service shall now resume! :) Whilst we are still talking about Christmas though, let me point you in the direction of my guide on the ultimate guide to having an eco-friendly Christmas. It’s packed full of ideas – from the most sustainable Christmas trees to eco-friendly Christmas decorations, reusable Christmas crackers, and more!

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Best Ethical Gift Ideas For Men

Are you looking for ethical gift ideas for men? I’ve got eight great ideas for you, to help make your Christmas shopping easy this year.

I’ve got my second ethical gift guide here for you today – this time concentrating on ethical gifts for men.  In case you missed part one, my ethical gift guide for her is right this way.

As always everything is under £50, and should suit all budgets.  Again, I’ve concentrated on items available from smaller independent shops and makers.

Do also check out my guide to eco-friendly gift ideas for 2021, for up-to-date ideas for men and for women.

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

Let’s get cracking, with my top ethical gift ideas for men this Christmas.

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ethical christmas gift guide

Map Coasters (£8 each/£24 for a set of four) from Alp & Dash via Etsy.  What a great gift for walkers, outdoors enthusiasts and/or map lovers.  Depicting the topography of the British Isles, the map coasters are available for The Cairngorms, Snowdonia and the Welsh 3000s, the Peak District, the Lake District, and more.  I love a good map and am currently coveting these for myself!

Pocket Knife (£39) – this beautiful knife, available via The Future Kept, is handmade in Sheffield and is sure to be an heirloom piece.

Washbag (£29) via Etsy.  Intriguingly made from 1940s era World War II army tents! Talk about recycling!

Epic Bike Rides of The World (£13.94).  Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated paperback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world’s great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire – whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. I know a few people who would absolutely love this book – cyclists and armchair cyclists alike.

ethical christmas gift ideas

Do Not Trust Atoms Print (£10) via Etsy.  Dad jokes for the win.

Frank Green Smart Coffee Cup (£19.99) – this reusable SmartCup isn’t just another reusable cup that you’ll forget to pop in your bag when you go out.  With the SmartCup you can make secure cashless payments for your coffee, store value on your cup, and get rewards for your loyalty with free coffees and special offers.  Find out more about this clever cup here.  A stylish and clever gift for coffee lovers.

Live Simply T-Shirt (£29.95) – an ethical t-shirt from Patagonia for outdoorsy gents.

Fresh India (£13.96) – 130 easy and delicious vegetarian recipes from this easy-to-follow book. From 30-minute midweek meals or freezer and store-cupboard cooking, this is a superb book for any bookshelf.

My last installment in my gift guide series is coming up very soon!