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Eco-Friendly Ethical Gifts for Babies, Kids & Teens

eco-friendly gift ideas for kids babies and teens

Struggling to buy eco-friendly or ethical gifts for babies, kids and teens? Try my guide to ethical gifts for every age.

Can you believe that it’s Christmas in just over two weeks?  Where has the time gone?  I’ve managed to put together the last in my installment of eco-friendly or ethical gifts and ideas just in time!  This time it’s for the younger people in your life – from babies and toddlers, through to kids, and right through to teens.  For babies, toddlers and kids I’ve deliberately picked ethical gifts that are unisex as I’m personally not a fan of gender-specific toys.  I’ve also kept my picks to no more than £35, and as always EF denotes eco-friendly and FT denotes fair-trade.

Ethical Gifts for Babies And Toddlers

eco friendly ethical gift ideas for babies and toddlers

1.  Octopus Rattle (£4.25) (FT) no longer available but this is similar – fun for small hands

2.  Play Camera (£15) (EF, FT) – perfect for stimulating the imagination

3.  Wooden Shape Sorter Bus (£18.98) (EF, FT) – a fun, brightly coloured bus

4.  Felt Slippers (£24.95) (FT) – the cutest slippers ever (also available in different animal designs AND adult sizes!)

5.  Toy Drum (£17.99) (EF, FT) – a great gift for other people’s kids!

6.  Bunny Ears Egg Cup (£18) (EF, FT) – an heirloom piece.

Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids

eco friendly ethical gifts for kids

1.  Wooden Toy Spaghetti Set (£11.88) (EF, FT) – for budding chefs!

2.  Wooden Till (£20.99) (EF, FT)- I can remember playing “shops” for hours on end – great for numeracy skills too.

3.  Wooden Railway Set (£25.99) (EF, FT)- I’m hard pressed to think of any little kids not obsessed with trains!

4.  Wooden Build-A-Robot Toy (£19.99) (EF, FT)- my daughter calls them “bobots”.  This looks like a lot of fun for little ones!

5.  Toy Fire Engine (£35) (EF, FT) – from Traidcraft – sturdy and sure to withstand anything a kid could throw at it!

6.  Toy Banjo (£22.98) (EF, FT) – long lasting, durable and fun!

Ethical Gifts for Teenagers

eco-friendly ethical gifts for teens

1.  Woodbuds headphones (£25) (EF) – these headphones, made by Yorkshire based Woodbuds, are made from FSC certified sustainable plantation hardwood, and bio-plastic cabling; 100% of their packaging is made from recyclable material; and a tree is planted for every 100 products they sell.

2.  Makeup Bag (£18) (FT) – I don’t know a teenage girl out there that wouldn’t love this!

3.  Plectrum Maker (£22) (EF) – make guitar plectrums out of old plastic

4.  Fair Share Music Voucher (from £5) – Fair Share music works like iTunes, where you pay to download tracks and albums by bands.  But unlike iTunes, Fair Share Music donates half of the profit from each download to a charity of your choice, including Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, the WWF, Amnesty International, the Teenage Cancer Trust and more.

5.  Cardboard Pinhole Camera Kit (£35) (EF, FT) –  Got a budding David Bailey on your hands?  They’ll love a cardboard pinhole camera kit, that’s designed and manufactured in the UK  from recyclable and sustainable products where possible.  Even the spare spool that comes with the camera has been reclaimed from darkrooms around London!

6.  Annie Greenabelle Voucher (from £1) (FT) – an ethical fashion online shop that’ young and fresh, and doesn’t charge sky-high prices.

7.  Woollen Hat (£17) (FT) – handmade in the UK.

More eco-friendly gift ideas this way!

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide for Men – The Style Edition

ethical fashion for men

Are you struggling to find an ethical gift for the special man in your life? Hopefully I can help you out today, as I’m back with the second part of my ethical Christmas gift guide today, with my top picks for men. This time I’m focusing on stylish picks for ethical and eco-friendly-minded gents.

From cosy yet stylish jumpers, to sustainable scarves, to fashionable yet ethical accesories, I’ve got ideas to complement his wardrobe.

Ethical Gift Guide For Men

mens ethical clothing

Clockwise from Top:

Colby Jumper (£29.90) from Thought Clothing. A stylish ethical jumper perfect for all seasons.

Grey Scarf (£29.95) from Seasalt*, for keeping warm on chilly days.

Belt (£9.95) from Thought Clothing. Hemp, but made super cool.

Matt & Nat Vegan Weekend Bag (£139.95) from Frank & Faith . Pricey, yes, but forever stylish and forever practical? Very much so.

mens ethical fashion

Wewood Watch (£94.99) from Frank & Faith.  A beautiful and sustainable timepiece to treasure forever.

Alfie Check Shirt (£54.40) from People Tree. Take a simple check shirt but make it sustainable and ethical.

Silverstick Polo Shirt* (£40.00) from Ethical Superstore. Another stylish wardrobe staple, but made ethical.

Striped scarf from Seasalt* (£29.95). If the man in your life prefers life in colour, rather than the grey version.

Hopefully this gift guide for men can help you pick out the perfect gift for him. If not, you can check out my big guide to eco-friendly gift ideas for loads more ideas.

I only two of these posts to go: kids and a post on ethical stocking fillers, in case you’re all gift guided out!  If you haven’t seen the gift-guides you can catch up on all of them here!

Main image of the Alfie check shirt c/o People Tree.

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