Sustainable Christmas gifts for children

Looking for a Christmas gift for a little one, but sick of buying plastic rubbish? We know that shopping for sustainable Christmas gifts for children can be a struggle, which is why we’ve compiled this list of truly good quality, planet-friendly Christmas gifts for kids.

These ideas are sure to pop a smile on the faces of parents and children, alike!

Baby’s First Christmas Gift Box

Baby's first Christmas box set | My lLittle Green Wardrobe

Know any little ones celebrating their first Christmas? This wonderful Baby’s First Christmas Gift Box from My Little Green Wardrobe will be cherished by new parents and their babies alike.

This reindeer box set features a selection of festive eco-friendly and organic baby gifts, including a Kite Organic Reindeer Romper, Wooden Christmas Tree Decoration, Candy Cane Rattle Toy, and Reindeer Christmas Baby Board Book.

The set comes lovingly packaged in a plastic free, biodegradable cardboard box with a hand-written note – so no need to worry about gift wrapping!

There are also lots more Baby’s First Christmas Gift Sets to choose from. You can browse their full collection, here.

For every one sold, My Little Green Wardrobe will plant a tree with their partners, Ecologi.

£48 | SHOP NOW

kite Squirrel Hat and Mitts

My Little Green Wardrobe squirrel hat and mittens for newborns

Looking for something to buy a little one for their first Christmas? We’re not convinced there’s anything cuter than this organic two-piece squirrel hat and glove set.

Made with GOTS organic cotton with a little bit of stretch and knitted with a soft jersey lining, this set will keep any little squirrel trendy and toasty throughout the colder winter months.

Available in sizes 6 – 24 months.

£21.00 | SHOP NOW

Book bundles subscription

Sustainable Christmas gift | Hand Me Down Books

As book lovers, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful gift for any little avid learners or readers.

Hand Me Down Book Club was founded ‘to prevent books being sent to landfill whilst they still have great stories to tell’. Essentially, this means you select your favourite genres. Then you receive a selection of second hand books. You can keep or send the books back once you’ve read them.

You can select a children’s book subscription box for age categories 5-8 years or 9-12 years. They will send four surprise books every month. What a way to get them excited about reading!

From £9.99 | SHOP NOW

Rainbow Knit Dress

My Little Green Wardrobe rainbow knit dress

“Party or play, feel cosy all the way!”. This colourful midweight organic cotton dress with textured knit rainbow stripes will surely brighten any child’s day. It features handy front pockets perfect for carrying any little hidden treasures and is made with an ethically-sourced coconut button shoulder opening for easy dressing and comfort. Made from 100% GOTS organic cotton. Available on My Little Green Wardrobe.

Available in sizes 2-5 years.

£21.00 | SHOP NOW

Lilly + Sid Tartan Check Shirt

Sustainable gifts for children | My Little Green Wardrobe tartan boys shirt

For all the Christmas season festivities, this smart/casual organic cotton tartan check boy’s shirt is the perfect style for family parties and endless fun. The nickel-free popper fastenings are great for easy-peasy dressing. Super soft, this shirt is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. It’s also printed with eco-friendly azo-free dyestuffs.

Available in sizes 2-6 years.

£24 | SHOP NOW

Children’s loungewear set

Turtledove fur pocket loungewear set for children

This super adorable matching loungewear set is perfect for when little ones just want to cosy-up and cuddle up on the sofa.

It’s made from made from soft and gentle 100% GOTS certified organic cotton jersey fabric. It’s available for ages from 0-6 months to 4-5 years.

Hoody £32, Joggers £24 | SHOP NOW

Silly Greens subscription box

Silly Greens | grow-your-own greens subscription box

For any aspiring chefs or little gardening assistants, Silly Greens is a fun treat (that parents can enjoy, too). 

Silly Greens is a genius new idea that makes it easier and more fun than ever to start growing fresh, home-grown greens.

The premise is pretty simple: they sow, you grow! 

The Silly Greens  “grow it yourself” subscription box arrives through your letterbox as often (each week) or as infrequently (every six weeks) as you like. Each one contains three microgreens – seedlings of herbs and veg, from coriander to radish – that arrive good to grow (get it?) straight from the box. 

Kids can enjoy helping and watching these little leaves grow, and mum and dad get to enjoy fresh greens whenever they please. These boxes might even encourage the kids to finally eat their greens!

£5 per box | SHOP NOW

Small & Bright – the baby Christmas box

Sustainable Christmas gift for babies aged 0-2

When it comes to toys, try the Small & Bright boxes of learning, for children aged 0-2. These boxes enable little ones to explore and discover independently. They are inspired by the Montessori approach to education, which places great emphasis on the notion of “respect”, and is designed to inspire self-esteem and self-awareness. Each item is thoughtfully sourced, there is hardly any plastic in sight, and activity cards give ideas on how to use the toys in different ways as the baby develops and grows. Available as single boxes or as a monthly subscription.

£35 | SHOP NOW 

Baby skincare bundle

Organii baby bundle | organic skincare

If you’re after a gift for new parents this Christmas, this baby care bundle will undoubtedly be very welcome. 

From cleansing to nourishing, protecting to freshening, this is the ultimate care bundle for lathering a little one in love. 

It includes a range of Organii’s everyday products for babies: scented Water (125ml), Baby Cream (100ml), Nappy Cream (100ml), Foam Bath and Shampoo (250ml), and Dry Baby Oil (100ml). 

Each product is gently formulated for babies and children with delicate and sensitive skin. They are certified organic and natural, registered vegan with the Vegan Society, registered cruelty free with PeTA and have been dermatologically tested. They do not contain synthetic perfumes, synthetic chemical filters, parabens or mineral oils.

£39.95 | SHOP NOW

‘Who do I See in the Mirror?’ Picture Book

Sustainable Christmas gift for kids aged 0 - 6 | Who do I see in the Mirror? Book

Who Do I See in the Mirror? is a gorgeously illustrated and powerful book that reminds children they are so much more than their physical appearance. “The little girl, Philly, has so much self-love, it’s contagious.” 

£10 | SHOP NOW

Children’s gardening and nature crafts subscription box

Sustainable Christmas gift for kids aged 3 - 8 | Mud & Bloom

What do you buy kids aged 3 – 8, for Christmas? How about the gift of nature that keeps on giving.

These boxes arrive in your letterbox every month. They come with four seasonal growing and craft activities, plus instructions, nature news and games to teach children about the seasons, plants, insects, birds, soil and rainfall. All boxes come with organic, peat-free compost pellets to enable anyone to grow the seeds regardless of whether they have access to a garden. If you can’t complete all the activities in term-time, they make for great ideas come the holidays.

£41.85 | SHOP NOW 

Re-jiggulous puzzle

Rapanui jigsaw | sustainable gifts

For any young-teen aspiring puzzle pros, this impossibly ridiculous jigsaw (hence the name ‘re-jiggulous’) from Rapanui is sure to keep them occupied for quite some time.

But beware – it is designed to puzzle even the most hard-core of jigsaw-lovers, so Mum or Dad might have to lend a hand!

It is sustainably designed from recycled cardboard and printed with a cool marine-inspired doodle.

£30 | SHOP NOW

Family Farm Safari day out

Helen Browning's pig in snow

For a gift for the whole family, Eastbrook Experiences offers the chance to enjoy a lovely family day out while exploring Helen Browning’s beautiful Eastbrook Farm – an organic farmland set on the historic Ridgeway in Wiltshire. 

If you’re searching for the perfect gift for any adventurous children who love the outdoors, a gift voucher to Eastbook Experiences’ Farm Safari is a fun, thoughtful and family-friendly treat. It includes a guided tour around the 1,500 acres of land. They will learn about wildlife have and get a chance to get up close and personal with the pigs! Safaris run all year round. Book via their website. 

From £95 | BOOK NOW

About the author

Francesca Carpani

Francesca Carpani

Francesca Carpani has a First-Class Joint Honours Degree in English and American Studies. Particular areas of interest are socio-political topics including feminism, racism, multiculturalism, immigration, and media representation. She cares strongly about creating a fairer, more sustainable world and is passionate about spreading positivity.

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