When it comes to choosing gifts for kids – we’d love you to choose green eco gifts! Not only will you help the planet but your gift can teach them to be mindful of their environment and grow up to be little eco-warriors! This resource of ethical kiddies gifts has everything from fun handmade teddies to stimulating educational material to inspire them to love learning!
HOW EXCITING !!! ProNature, the fabulous people who brought us the ultimate DIY paint tips and Excellent Wood Care articles have come up with fabulous fun, useful and life-skills oriented gifts for our future eco-warriors!
Their “Junior Tin” natural paint set encourages young, creative minds to grow their talents. The five different natural colours included are made using strictly mineral and other naturally occurring pigments. It’s petrochemical-free and very-low VOC too! Gift your little ones with something to let their creative spirits run free with The ProNature Junior Tin.
Snuggle Pie has everything your kiddies need for a wonderful dream-filled sleep. Their unique illuminating night lights will keep your little ones feeling safe and sound, while their soft muslin blankets and snuggle bunnies keep them warm and cosy – a good night’s rest for your kiddies and for you!
What gift could be better for a child than one that encourages a love of reading! Vooks does just that with their kid safe, ad-free streaming library of read aloud animated storybooks. Connecting words with sounds and pictures improves vocabulary development, reading abilities and fluency, in a fun and inspiring way! A gift subscription is fun, educational and long lasting – PLUS if you sign up now, you get your first 30 days free!
Designed and produced in Cape Town, DreamHeartsSA crafts gorgeous kiddies toys, puzzles and night lights from non-toxic natural birch plywood. Leave behind the stress of plastic toys, chemicals and nasties, and watch your little ones enjoy themselves with these unique, customisable, planet and people friendly toys! Get your Christmas orders in by 6 December!
Two Knysna siblings have created a perfect little business to make some pocket money and spread some enduring festive cheer! The 11 and 13 year old siblings have created two fabulous products!
DIY ADVENT CALENDAR – Kids will love their unique advent calendar houses! First part of the fun is constructing the little houses, which come flat packed with easy assembly! There is one for each day of December leading up to Chrstmas. Great for mom and dad to have freedom of choice as to what to put into those little boxes year after year!
TINSEL TOWN – These festive houses are fun to build and bring some great atmosphere to your dinner table or festive season! They come beautifully packaged and include 6 battery powered LED tealights. They make lovely decorations that you’ll find yourself bringing out on many occasions! Support these innovative young entrepreneurs and order yours online!
Eco-Greens Superfood Grow Boxes 4 Kids gives young children a fun-filled, educational and eco-friendly activity to enjoy. Let your kids colour in and assemble their own mini-farm, and then follow the easy step-by-step growing process to plant and grow a crop of superfood micro-sprouts. These broccoli sprouts make a tasty addition to salads and smoothies – and what better way to encourage kids to eat their veggies than by teaching them to grow their own? Order online today.
TREE is a non-profit organisation that specialises in Early Childhood Development, resource and training. Their online Toy Shop offers a range of wooden toys, books, educational resources and more! Supporting TREE helps them support the education and development of young children, in turn helping our future.
Make them feel special with their very own natural cruelty free self care products! The Motley Crew is designed specifically with the young teen in mind and its range of proudly South African products is sure to make them feel confident and ready to boss life!
Catherine is a cancer survivor who lost her eye due to the disease. She now sews and knits gorgeous children’s teddies and stuffed animals to make a living, and sells these each weekend at The Straight and Forest Road in Lonehill in Joburg. You can also contact her via phone to place your order for these beautiful toys: 073 115 0589.
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