Looking for some stocking stuffers made from environmentally friendly materials? Avoid toxic chemicals and non-renewable components by choosing eco-friendly items. I have chosen 10 items that will delight your children on Christmas without harming the environment.
10) Dino: Simply named and made from post-industrial wood residuals, this dinosaur on wheels will delight young children and let them imagine that they are a ferocious creature from long ago. It will cost $32 at mannyandsimon.com.
9) Dragonfly’s Heli-Scoopter: Made from bits of recycled wood and plastic (with no paint needed), this cute little helicopter playset is water-resistant and completely kid-powered. For $9.90 at buy.com this makes a great stocking stuffer.
8) Set of Twelve Triangle Crayons from Pkolino: Using a minimum amount of paper (the individual crayons are not wrapped in paper), these crayons are a great way for kids to express their creativity. Maybe they will write a thank-you note to Santa? They cost $5.99 and are available at oompa.com.
7) SV Peace On Earth Keychain: Promote peace on Christmas with this key chain made from recycled glass. A beautiful glass, highly detailed globe hangs from the end of this key chain that your kid can put a house key, locker key, or any other important key on. You can find it at katescaringgifts.com for $7.95.
6) Educo Early Melodies Flute: If you don’t mind the inevitable noise on an early Christmas morning, this simple flute made of natural wood makes a great stocking stuffer. No plastic is used in the construction of this brightly-colored toy, and it is simple to pick up and play. Get it at childtrek.com for $4.95.
5) Klean Kanteen Classic Bottle (18 oz.): Tired of having your kids toss disposable drink boxes into the trash at school every day? Slip this steel bottle into their stocking and let them reuse it over and over. It will keep those drink boxes from winding up in landfills and is not made of plastic. It comes in a variety of colors for $18.95 at planethappytoys.com.
4)Green Toys Jump Rope: On Christmas morning, your kids will be bursting with loads of excitement and energy. A jump rope is the perfect gift to help them channel some of that power into something healthy. Made from recycled milk jugs and cotton, get this exercise toy for $9.99 at ToysRus.
3)Plan Toys Eco-Friendly Native American Set: Let your kids play as the Native Americans with this set made of non-toxic, natural materials like organic rubberwood. These toys are adorable and can be found for $24.99 at Buy.com.
2) Aurora Polar Bear Cub Plush Stuffed Animal: Made from soybean, renewable Kapok tree seed pod, recycled paper, and cotton, this super cute polar bear cub is destined for plenty of hugs and warm memories. Pick up the cub for $14.99 at anwo.com.
1)HaPe International Bamboo E-Plane: For the little aviator in every child, this plane made of environmentally friendly and easily renewable bamboo will bring plenty of smiles on Christmas morning. It is also made with water-based paints and costs $15.30 at Amazon.
Enjoy Christmas and show your kids that eco-friendly toys are not just second-rate counterparts to their less environmentally-friendly cousins.