Ethical gift guide – our top ten for babies, kids and teens
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We’ve pulled together our top ten ethical Christmas gifts for the younger members of the family – watch me (Ali @incredibusy) talking about our favourite finds in the YouTube Space London HERE – we have chosen some gorgeous gifts for you, from newborn babies up to those difficult to buy for TEENS!
They are all so good in every way 🙂 (ooh – scroll to the end of this post for a chance to win a £55+ selection of these gifts!!)
Starting with baby….
Fanfan le faun £13.99
The little brother of Sophie the Giraffe – if you’re familiar with Sophie la girafe, she’s been around for a long time; made in France from non-toxic natural rubber from the Hevea tree, and an adorable little squeek!
Sophie la girafe cosmetics from £9.49
Put this together with Fanfan the fawn as a really nice gift for a new baby with the Sophie la girafe cosmetics (I use the skincare too, it’s certified organic and vegan, and such a nice gift!)
Baba and boo gift sets £26.95
Washable nappies are the gift that keep on giving. Buy a new parent a gift set and start them on their real nappy adventure. Or buy yourself something. Because you deserve it.
Tommy and Lottie from £14.40
Really cute baby clothes – featuring animal illustrations – organic and made in the UK.
Fair Trade, organic Ts and matching hareem pants – chose from a selection of designs, like a fox with matching leggings so cute! Lovely detail on the back – and a badger, can’t miss out on the Badger! How sweet is that!
Pebble Baby rattle from £10
Okay well what about a rattle?! Made in Bangladesh – beautifully crocheted and knitted, lots of different characters available. Made by Hathay Bunano artisans who receive sustainable, regular and flexible employment and a chance to give their own children a better life.
Jennie Maizels books £14.99
An illustrator who are rather fond of – Great Grammar pop-up book – If you’re not familiar with Jennie you need to check her out on Instagram because her feed is just beautiful and we love her illustrations. Also The Terrific Times Tables Book.
They make the most beautiful dresses… organic cotton twill and fairly traded, this one’s very Christmassy. This is a new style in the Palava collection for AW16. The full skirt still allows room for a magical tutu petticoat to be worn underneath for parties.
A gorgeous patterned illustration along the hem of the dress and each frock comes with a free story book.
Lost Shapes £23
Now we find it really hard to find organic fairtrade clothing for teenagers however, we’ve discovered a lovely brand called Lost Shapes and they produce these cool raglan sleeve baseball style tops. Hand illustrated stencils, and based in Wiltshire – my teenagers really like them!
Bridget by ETgames.com 2 for £25
ET Games…make lots of really fun games and this one is called Bridget… We also have ‘Pucket’ which is brilliant! It’s just a really nice way of getting away from technology and really lovely thing to do on a Christmas afternoon with the whole family…
My teenagers were very envious of my Millican backpack, and actually offer to wear mine for me, so go and check them out and it’s got really nice padded shoulders, it’s organic cotton and the lining is made from recycled polyester and it’s waterproof and they’re great!
Po-Zu.com shoes £95
Their unisex eco sneakers – Brisk, really cool colours and quirky stand out designs – the kids in our house love these – and so do their mates… we’ll be making Green ‘Mainstream’ in no time…
For a chance to WIN a pre-Christmas treat of some Sophie la girafe organic Shampoo & Body wash £11.99, a lovely organic cotton outfit from Tommy & Lottie £30.40 and one of Jennie Maizels amazing The Great Grammar books £14.99 – fill in the details below!
If you enjoyed this post, have a read of our Ethical Christmas Gift Guide for Grown Ups!