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Stocking stuffers make fun and easy gifts for little ones! But for parents who are trying to live a more eco friendly lifestyle, finding sustainable alternatives to traditional stocking stuffers can be time consuming.
But have no fear! I’ve compiled a great list of eco friendly stocking stuffers for toddlers that you’ll feel good about giving the little ones! And many of these ideas are great alternatives to big-name products you would already buy! Let’s take a look:
1-) Beeswax Crayons
I wish I knew about beeswax crayons the first time we bought crayons for our toddler. Beeswax is a renewable resource and these crayons are made with non-toxic pigments.
2-) Eco dough
Kids LOVE play dough, but they also don’t love to put it away. As a result it can dry out and you’ll likely need to buy more.
So if you’re in the market for sustainable play dough and eco friendly stocking stuffers for toddlers, try eco-dough. They offer a cute green and red Christmas set that will be perfect for your little’s stockings!
3-) Finger Paints
Do you know a kid who doesn’t love to finger paint? Yea, me neither…
So why not let the kiddos get messy this Christmas with some all natural finger paints?
4-) Baking Set
It’s no secret that I’m a long-time lover of Green toys, but most of their toys run on the larger side (i.e. too big to fit in a stocking). If you want to give your kids super fun and durable toys made from recycled milk jugs, try buying a set of smaller Green toys such as their baking set or chef set!
This is the most amazing eco friendly idea ever! These adorable stuffed animals by Bears for Humanity are made with GOTS certified organic cotton and stuffed with filling made from recycled plastic bottles. And for every animal you buy, Bears for Humanity donates a bear to a child in need! These are definitely a purchase you can feel good about!
Because you can never have enough socks…
While socks may not all that exciting, pajamas will make your kiddo’s Christmas even more merry! Tuck an adorable pair of organic cotton pj’s in their stocking and let your child put them on while sipping on cocoa on Christmas morning. It will definitely become a Christmas to remember!
I mentioned in my post about making bath time healthier that you may want to consider tossing the bath squirt toys. If you opted to discard them, consider these as an alternative! They are made from natural rubber and have holes large enough to shake out the water and let them dry completely!
I didn’t learn to sew a button until I was 26 (which is only slightly embarrassing…), and looking back I wish I had toys like this to get comfortable with the idea and play around! This little toy will let your kids get creative and learn a new skill at the same time!
10-) Knitting Game
Similar to the lacing button toy, this adorable toy will introduce older toddlers and young kids to knitting! It’s made from wood and organic sheep wool, so this toy also has minimal impact on the environment!
Those are my top ten eco friendly stocking stuffers for toddlers! I hope these ideas give you gift inspiration for this holiday season. Have a Merry Christmas!
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