Green Gifts for Kids

By tina / September 7, 2011

Green Gifts for Kids

Apple Park Picnic Pals

These little guys, made from organic cotton, soy, hemp and silk, are a perfect match for that sweet little one in your life. Each plush animal holds a gift of love; a heart-shaped apple seed rattle. Props to the adorably sustainable packaging: made from 100% recycled paper; printed with soy ink. $48, www.applepark.com

Green Gifts for Kids

Green Toys Recycling Truck

Trust us, your little man will have the coolest truck on the block! How many boys can really say their truck is made in the U.S.A from 100 percent recycled plastic milk containers? $24.99 www.greentoys.com

Green Gifts for Kids

Shains Jane Goodall Save The Animals Kit

These bracelets made of recycled and recyclable materials, simply rock: especially this Save The Animals Kit, which includes 50 endangered species icons in order to raise awareness on animals on the brink of extinction. Shainsware will contribute 10 percent of net sales to the Jane Goodall Institute with each purchase. $12, www.shainsware.com

Green Gifts for Kids

Plan Toys Tea Set

Who said tea-time required pink dresses and plastic scones? This set from Plan Toys, an eco-conscious company using sustainable materials and practices to produce safe products with non-formaldehyde glue and water-based dyes, puts a modern twist on tea-time. $28, www.plantoys.com

Green Gifts for Kids

Under the Nile Tool Box

Maybe the little handyman can teach Dad a bit about being eco-conscious with this Tool Box set. Inside the wooden toolbox (made at the company’s vocational training center on the Sekem farm) are 100 percent organic Egyptian cotton tools made from leftover toy scraps. $34, www.underthenile.com

Green Gifts for Kids

Kidzsack

Let the kids make their own mark on these backpacks made from 100 percent recovered cotton scraps and recycled polyester made from plastic soda bottles. It’s pretty simple, yet super creative: pick a design (a bunch of fun ones to choose from); color with eight washable, non-toxic markers; wash; and let the creativity begin again! $18, www.kidzsack.com

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