Our Favourite Eco-Friendly Toys Kids Will Love
by Laura Barns
When trying to make your kid’s playroom a little greener, or when looking for a gift for a little one, finding eco-friendly toys isn’t always easy.
Defining an eco-friendly toy is a tough task that unavoidably draws criticism from those who have their own priorities and standards. What most of us can agree on, though, is that the heavily packaged and battery-powered plastic specimens that fill most toy shop shelves are not by any real definition eco-friendly.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of eco-friendly toys that are made with clear concern for the environment in terms of materials and/or production processes to make this easier. And we’ve also included items that will engage young people with their planet and that will last, as what could be more sustainable as a toy (and its learnings) that lasts for generations?
Babipur alphabet jigsaws world map
This is most beautiful jigsaw puzzle that even the grown-ups in the house will want to complete. It’s fun, educational, and looks great in the home, too.
Myriad floating plasticine
Floating plasticine?! Sign us up. Let your little ones’ imaginations run wild in and out of the bathtub with this ingenious invention. These are great for starting/continuing conversations about our planet’s pond/sea life, too.
Cuddle + kind Violet the Fawn
These 100% organic cotton, 100% handcrafted dolls don’t just look adorable; they support incredible work, too. 1 doll provides 10 meals to children in North America and around the world, which makes the price tag well worth it.
Myriad A Year Around The Great Oak book
Celebrate the seasons with this beautiful new book from Gerda Muller. Young readers will love to spot the wildlife in the soft, detailed illustrations of the forest through the changing seasons.
Big Jig toys crazy golf set
Ok, so we want this one. This Crazy Golf Set comes with plenty of fun, colourful obstacles to shoot the balls through. It includes 2 wooden clubs that are ideally sized for little hands to grip.
Big Jig toys stackable woodland animal set
Help little ones to develop dexterity and coordination by stacking and balancing these friendly wooden animals. Made from FSC® Certified materials.
What’s your favourite from the list? Did we miss your favourite brand? Let us know in the comments below.
By Laura Barns
Laura is our Copywriter, who is obsessed with the Hearty Roots Stew (and has been known to eat a double serve for lunch on more than one occasion). On her day off you’ll find her walking her puppy Ralph, stopping off at bookshops and cocktail bars along the way.