If you’re looking for quality Christmas gifts for the wee set this season, here are a few of our favorite planet and people-friendly things for 2012 …
(above) You’ll enjoy poking around the Eco Kids section of Amazon.com, and enjoy free shipping for the next 8 days, too. Here are some personal faves: BeginAgain‘s 21-piece Eco Artist On the Go Travel Kit ($24); Green Toys made of recycled milk jugs & no toxic dyes (jump rope $10 & Seaplane $24.99) as well as Eco Kids Eco-Dough (made in the USA, $20 for 5 colors). A great way to keep those little ones active and stimulated.
(above) An earth-friendly alternative to a classic … ditch the plastic Legos but keep the creative building juices flowing with Earth Blocks @ the Guggenheim Store ($27-30 for a set of 50 pieces). Made from a composite of: the bark of cedar trees, compressed dust from cedar logs, coffee beans, green tea plus a variety of other recycled materials.
(above) Abe’s Market has a fine selection of natural, organically-derived toys, clothes and useful items like the Organic Baby Travel Kit and Anti-Plastic Beach Toys (BPA & phthalate-free; made of biodegradable corn resin) …. both gifts sensibly priced at $19.99 & free shipping thru 12/31/12.
(above) Start that newborn on the right path with safe, baby-friendly essentials from Jessica Alba’s Honest Company. Choose from a wide selection of individual products or small bundles of Honest Kits. The New Baby Girl or Boy Kits pictured here are $45/each.
(above) Need something for those little ones cutting their first set of teeth? Eco teething rings & rattles make great stocking stuffers. Mom and Dad will appreciate them, too – Green Sprouts’ are free of BPA & all the nasties; & made in the USA. And they cost only a few bucks via amazon.com
(above) Find a sweet array of adorable head toppers for the wee ones – these newborn hats are handmade and fashioned from upcycled material @ UpcycledAroundTown ($10.50 -12/each)
(above) We can’t forget the baby booties – for the eco luxe tot, these are made of renewable wool and hand-stitched for old world charm $59 @ Generate.