This holiday season, make “shopping sustainability” your goal of the year. What with the excessive packaging and wrapping paper, with unnecessary bows and ribbons, it’s easy to do your part, as small as it may seem. When it comes to finding the perfect gift for your multiples this Christmas, eco-friendly products are easily available and not as expensive as you think. Here’s our list of stores that are eco-friendly.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. We are very aware of the climate crisis in the world and particularly, plastics in our oceans, and would like to do our part to encourage more mindfulness when shopping – that is if you MUST shop. If you gift experiences – even better!
A toy store started by a father and his then-10-year-old son is now one of the biggest toy stores, rivaling the likes of Walmart, Fat Brain Toys has a range of organic green toys made out of recycled materials, reused wood, bamboo, materials from managed forests, and they even have solar-powered toys! We love this Dinosaurs Puzzle and Coin Bank made of recycled paper.
This store’s mission is to provide products that are made a better way as they recognize the importance of sustainable practices, production, and social responsibility. They carry products that are green in a number of ways – natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods- products. Music to our ears! They have so many awesome toys that it’s difficult to pick just one to highlight. This Tree House Set caught our eye.
What we love most about Green Toys, other than its awesome toys, is that they print their boxes with soy ink which biodegrades four times faster than petroleum-based inks, and they recycle milk jugs to make their toys! To date, they’ve recycled over 84 million jugs. Fans of Sesame Street will love this Abby’s Garden Planting Activity Set.
So many things to love about this UK-based store. One, they are a family business run out of their home, an old steam sawmill! Two, their website is adorable. Three, their company missions are basically their family values and here are just a few of them. They want to encourage children to be creative, healthy & active, environmentally friendly and interested in learning about the world around them; help children understand how the environment works and why we need to look after it; and encourage children to treasure their belongings and pass them on to others when they have grown out of them. This Oskar and Ellen Soft Doctor’s Bag is a surefire winner with the kids.
Here, you can pick from products that are sourced, manufactured, and shipped in a way that protects our planet’s future. Each brand Earth Hero has partnered with has been chosen because they are taking the right steps and helping to create a more sustainable future. We’re sold! And we love this 2-in-1 Shuffleboard Table Game.
All of Planet Frugi’s outerwear, backpacks, lunch bags, pencil cases and coin purses have been made from post-consumer recycled materials. We love that they tell you how many recycled bottles are used for each item. We love this season-appropriate Sparkle & Shine dress.
Mini Rodini carries one of the most sustainable ranges on the market – their collections include over 99% of products made from non-conventional materials that have a lower impact on both nature and human health, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, and Modal®. They also have a selection of upcycled products where they reuse leftover fabric from earlier collections. How cute is this leopard print T-shirt!
One of the best things about My Fair Baby is that they give all their profits to non-profit organizations they partner with. These amazing organizations manage life-transforming projects that bring hope and restore dignity to communities. Your purchase is making a difference, one family at a time. So what are you waiting for? This Bear Print Pajamas are so cute!
This lovely store prides itself on its natural fibers and sells items made of organic cotton, recycled plastic, hemp, and its paper products from recycled paper. Calling itself an earth-loving store, they certainly embody the hippie spirit they proudly claim. Check out this A Day at the Beach Patchwork Kids Pants that come in three cool colors.
Rawganique products are unique hand-crafted organic cotton, linen and hemp pieces for the body and home. Their products are chemical-free. designed for sustainability and hand-crafted in sweatshop-free ateliers in the USA, Canada and Europe, using only organic materials. We love that they believe in kindness to animals, to each other, and to the earth. We love these hemp sandals for kids, so cute!