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The Best Ethical Gift Ideas for Babies & Toddlers

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For this last in my installment of ethical Christmas gift guides, I’ve focused on babies and toddlers. As the parent of a small child, I really find older kids and teenagers so difficult to buy for.  If you’re looking for inspiration for older kids I did put a guide together last year that included ethical gift ideas for teenagers that I’m finding hard to better!

And if you’ve stumbled on this post via a search engine, do check out my 2021 eco-friendly gift guide, for up-to-date ethical recommendations!

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas for Babies

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1.  Cat Soft Toy* (£18.35) by Jane Foster via Etsy UK. Babies will love the bright face on this soft toy, and it’s a great shape for little hands to grab!

2.  Zebra Soft Toy (£29) from Wildly Woolly. This is such a lovely fair-trade hand-knitted zebra soft toy.

3.  Romper* (£20) from Frugi. Simply the cutest little romper.

4.  Charlie Bears Bunny (£14.90) from GreenBee Kids. Made from organically grown cotton, filled with 100% recycled fibres, and dyed with non-allergenic non-toxic paints there are no nasties in this little bunny.

5.  My First Book of Nature* (£3.77). My daughter has a couple of these Alain Gree board books and they are great for little hands, full of bright and engaging illustrations, and the perfect introduction to nature. These are great ethical gift ideas for babies.

Gift Ideas for Toddlers

ethical christmas gift ideas for kids

6.  Plan Toys Castle Blocks (£18.70) from Babipur. Ain’t no kid in the land that doesn’t like building blocks – it’s a fact!

7.  Unisex Bear Top (£23) by Tootsa. This bright top is perfect for boys and girls, available in size 0-3 months, right the way up to age 8.

8.  A First Book of Nature* (£8.52). Perfect for slightly older kids to learn about nature, with some really lovely illustrations.

9.  Cardboard Playhouse*  (£29.95). A fun playhouse made out of 100% recycled cardboard that can be stored flat (every parent’s dream!).

10.  Kids Tool Box (£12.74) from Babipur. Kids will have hours of fun ‘making stuff’!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of ethical Christmas gift guides and found them useful!  If you missed any you can check out all the posts here.

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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide For Him

bike christmas decoration
bike christmas decoration

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As promised on Tuesday, I’ve got another ethical Christmas gift guide for you today, this time with ethical Christmas gift ideas for men.

Ethical Gift Guide For Him

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1.  Pocket Knife (£40.00) by Trevor Ablett via The Future Kept.  This beautiful knife is handmade by Sheffield-based Trevor, and is perfect for the outdoors type. It’s certainly a real heirloom piece to be enjoyed for years to come.

2.  Harris Tweed Wallet* (£24) by Life Covers via Etsy UK. This lovely wallet is made using Harris tweed.

3.  Griffin Woodtones Headphones* (£24.99) from Ethical Superstore. This makes for a slightly more environmentally friendly way to enjoy your favourite music.

4.  Thug Kitchen Cookbook* (£10.46) from Wordery. Find every day delicious vegan recipes with an extra side of swear words!

5.  Lambswool Jumper* (£49) from Howies*. This is a stylish everyday addition to his wardrobe.

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6.  Lambswool Jumper* (£49) by Howies*.  Soft, cosy, stylish and festive! What more could you want in a jumper?

7.  Polar Berg T-Shirt* (£15.96) by Rapanui via Ethical Superstore – I love the designs of these ethical t-shirts. I quite often buy these t-shirts for my partner, and they are always so well received.

8.  Wire Bike Tree Decoration (£2.50) from RE – this pretty wire bike tree decoration is just brilliant for cycle enthusiasts.  It would make for a lovely stocking filler or as part of the wrapping (with the bonus that it can be hung on the tree afterward!).

9.  Sardine Run Mug (£10.95) from Howkapow – this lovely mug is made by a family-run business on the isle of Jersey.

10.  Wire Toasting Fork (from £4.50) from RE – handmade in Northumberland, no camping trip is complete without this nostalgic addition for the campfire.

Look out for my final Christmas gift guide, tomorrow.  It’ll be packed with ethical gift ideas for kids.  In the meantime, you can catch the previous ethical gift guides.