Children are the future and as adults, we have a responsibility to protect the world we live in for future generations as well as teaching them to live in a sustainable way. Shopping ethically for gifts allows us to provide great play opportunities as well as being conscious of the people and materials that are part of the production process.
Our great range of toys and ethical gifts for kids are ethically made in a sustainable way. We have toys made from recycled plastic bottles that are perfect for indoor play, outdoor play and the bath. Wooden toys that encourage creative and imaginative play and will last for generations. As well as reusable bottles, bags and lunch boxes that are perfect for the next generation of eco-warriors.
When you are buying ethically there are lots of things to consider. It’s not just about trying to limit the amount of plastic or choosing high-quality gifts that won’t end up in the bin. Wooden toys might be better than plastic from an environmental perspective but the wood needs to have been responsibly sourced and the people who make them properly paid and looked after.
We love our range of ethical toys that are perfect ethical gifts for kids. They have been chosen both for their environmental and ethical credentials as well as their play value. Many of our toys are simple, open-ended toys that are designed to encourage imaginative and creative play in a way that helps children develop a wide variety of key skills.
Green Toys is a great brand that makes bright and engaging toys from 100% recycled milk bottle cartons. They use minimal packaging made from recyclable cardboard printed with minimal quantities of eco-friendly inks. Toddlers are guaranteed to love these toys. These toys make the perfect gifts for kids as they can be used indoors, outdoors or even in the bath. Plus they can go in the dishwasher making them popular with busy parents as well as their kids.
Another popular toymaker, Grimms, makes the most amazing range of handcrafted open-ended wooden toys that are designed to be limited only by your imagination. Their iconic rainbow comes in a range of sizes and makes a great gifts for kids of all ages. Encourage stacking and balancing skills while they create amazing imaginary worlds.
Indigo Jamm is another favourite brand when it comes to sustainable gift-giving. Their toys are designed in the UK and made from sustainably sourced rubberwood. The retro designs appeal to parents and children alike, that’s why they make for wonderful gifts for kids. They have introduced a new packaging style which gets rid of the need for wrapping paper. What’s not to love!
Buying the best toys for 1 year olds can be tricky, especially if you don’t happen to have similar aged children or know them very well. If you feel like you’d prefer to buy something practical that they can use rather than play with we have a great range of reusable bottles, lunch bags, sandwich wraps and straws that make great ethical gifts for kids.
Teaching kids from a young age that their actions make a difference is a great gift. And if you can do it with fun, reusable products they can use every day, even better.
Our favourite picks include Kid Kanteen reusable stainless steel water bottles, Rex London insulated lunch bags that are made from recycled plastic bottles, and Boc’n’roll sandwich wraps and snack bags that come in a range of great kid-friendly designs.