Kids are always happy to find beautiful gifts under the Christmas tree. Maybe they won't have any idea what 'ethically-made' or 'sustainable' means, but you do. And if you care about the planet, the animals and the workers who make the products, Christmas shopping might get a bit difficult.
But there is no need to worry, there are plenty of gifts that are vegan, more sustainable and ethically-made under fair and safe working conditions. Whether you are looking for clothes, shoes, accessories or toys for children of all ages, you are in the right place.
This Vegan, Sustainable and Ethical Children's Gift Guide will show how easy it can be!
Ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts for babies and infants? Yes, they do exist! BiNKi is a great example of combining fair production, organic materials and just overwhelmingly cute designs for baby clothes.
But if you'd love for your baby (or the baby you are trying to find the perfect ethical and sustainable gift for) to wear clothes with a vegan or environmental message, Oat Milk Club is the brand you're looking for. Slogans like 'not your mum, not your milk' or 'save the planet, say no to plastics' will turn the baby into a little (and really adorable) activist.
Dedicated or Fresk are other two brands you should check out for organic and ethically-made patterned clothes for infants and babies.
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The beautiful baby clothes with penguins are, of course, from BiNKi again. All made of GOTS certified organic cotton in a factory in the south of India which Yvette, the founder of BiNKi, visits herself.
These sweaters, shirts and shorts made of organic cotton come from the amazing Studio Jux that runs their own factory in Nepal, supports fair trade and women empowerment projects and started a foundation that specialises in training vulnerable young people in Nepal. So wonderful!
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If you are looking for baby bibs to avoid the mess one meal can make (and as you know, that can be a lot of mess) but you'd still like to buy it from a brand that is in line with your values, Fresk and Boro Mini are here to save your day.
The cute dog print on the ethically-made baby bib from Fresk is made entirely from GOTS certified organic cotton. The baby bibs and pacifier cloths offered by Boro Mini and made of upcycled GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified cotton. And they are produced in Boro Atelier in Amsterdam where they also offer special education to long-term job seekers and/or asylum status holders (refugees).
They also offer this cheerful Boro Bunny teether made from upcycled cotton - a true must-have for babies when they start to grow their teeth!
And if you are trying to find a gift for someone else's baby - Sophie Stone's gift package contains a beautiful large baby towel made of GOTS organic cotton with a hood as well as a mild organic calendula soap.
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Kids are always happy to find beautiful clothes under the Christmas tree. And we have quite a few sweaters, t-shirts and shoes that will make your little one really happy this Christmas. At the same time, you’ll know that these gifts are fair to the workers who made them as well as to the animals and our planet. Everyone is a winner in this case!
Which one will you go with? A t-shirt made of organic cotton with a cute slogan 'bee kind' from Oat Milk Club or the one with a vegan message that is organic & Fair Trade certified from Sophie Stone?
Or will you go for the cool jacket from Insane in the rain that is made from recycled PET bottle? It will be a lot of fun to explain to your kid that their jacket was born out of a bottle.
In case the child needs shoes, check out Noah - a 100% vegan brand. These sneakers are made of organic denim and organic cotton - and to be honest, they are pretty stylish.
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You probably had some wooden toys as a kid yourself. Well now, they are experiencing quite a comeback as they are a better alternative to plastic and stuffed toys. All wooden toys are from Plan Toys - so the kid can have some fun with the beautiful toys but also a cleaner planet to live on.
The pink flamingo is a chewable animal-shaped toy for teething and bath time from Oli & Carol, a company founded by two young women whose mission is to create cool toys made of natural rubber. They also donate to Oceana Organization that cleans the oceans around the world.
And don't get confused by the sand & beach toys from Zsilt - they are made completely of recycled plastic.
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If you are buying a gift for someone else's baby, it might be quite tricky to find the perfect gift. If you've already bought some small gift for them but it just doesn't feel like it is enough, you can give the parents a gift card for vegan, fair & more sustainable shopping, so they can make the choice for you.
We hope this gift guide helped you with finding the right gift for your (or someone else's) children. Hopefully, you will have the chance to see the spark in their eyes as they open your gifts.
Enjoy those moments and have a lot of fun during the holidays!