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. 

newborn baby kit

(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.

hand eco teething rings

(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

eco baby hat


(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.

Need more ideas? Simply check out our Gift, Kids or Children Categories for reviews of good green products from the recent past. And here are some of our favorite ideas for the entire family: