Green Gift Guide for Kids
Whether you have kids yourself, or have an ever growing list of friends with children, it's best to see them live and play with eco-friendly goods. From toys to art, spoil the little ones in your life with these green gifts.
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2 Kid Kanteen Sippy, $17.95 from Klean Kanteen: The kid version of and adult favorite. The bottles are made from 18/8, food-grade stainless steel that's totally free of BPA and other toxins. Additional spouts and adapters available separately.
3 Indoor Gardening Kit, $22.99 from Green Toys: Get their thumbs green early with this indoor garden kit that comes with a peapod-shaped planter, three planting pots, a trowel, and three packages of organic seeds. All of Green Toys' products are made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers — be sure to check out the rest of their product line that includes a variety of toys, tableware and play sets.
4 Power House, $149.95 from Thames & Kosmos: Youngsters can see how easy it is to live green by harnessing energy from the sun, wind and earth. The kit comes with 10 building projects including a solar collector and wind generator.
5 ECO-DOUGH, $24 from UncommonGoods: Show your kids how to play nice with this set of five all-natural sculpting dough colored with dyes from beets, spinach, paprika, carrots, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, blueberries and tomatoes.
6 Waste-Free Lunch Kit, $45 from Kids Konserve: Make taking lunch to school fun again without the brown paper bag waste. This BPA-free lunch kit includes recycled cotton sack, cloth napkin, a stainless steel beverage bottle, food kozy, two leak-proof stainless steel containers, and a recycled aluminum name tag.
7 Organic Peace Sign Rattle, $16 from Smiling Tree Toys (Etsy): A peaceful rattle handcrafted from local and sustainably sourced hardwoods, and organically finished with homegrown organic camelina oil and beeswax.
8 Edible Veggie Sidewalk Chalk, $12 from Wee Can Too: Sidewalk chalk that looks good enough to eat! This chalk is organic, non-toxic and vegan, made with beets, spinach, blueberry and other wheat-free ingredients. Check out more edible art supplies here.
9 Reclaimed Branch Colored Pencils, $12 from Poketo: A set of 12 assorted colors made with reclaimed Mango wood.
10 Spike Light, $8.97 from Amazon: Encourage reading at anytime and anywhere with this LED lit clip-on booklight, whose innovative design allows reading cover-to-cover without ever adjusting the light.
11 Wallstickers, starting at $35 from Ferm Living: Let your kids adorn their walls with stars, butterflies, trains, animals, the alphabet and more with these playful decals. The best part — they're removable and are perfect for growing childrens' rooms and tastes. (Similar available at Etsy)
12 Cahrlie Harper Memory Game, $10.17 from Amazon: You and your child can work on improving memory with these beautiful 36 matching Charlie Harper illustrations.
13 Sunprint Kit, Starting at $4.95 from Sunprints: Harness the power of the sun by turning any object into a work of art.
14 A Non-stuff Gift, $Varies: Give them the gift of activities and adventure, such as tickets to the movies or a play, museum passes, 'buy' a star in their name or 'adopt' an animal from the zoo, a week at camp, music or art classes — the list could go on!
Related: The Great Big Ohdeedoh Gift Roundup
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