Guys, we are ROLLING through these Handmade Holidays topics! Hopefully you're getting all sorts of inspired. Today Diana is here with adorable and eco-friendly gifts for the kids in your life. You can read more about being green (and vegan!) over on her blog. In the meantime, behold the cuteness:
my name is dianapantz & i am here today to share a few of my *favorite* eco- // green // responsible kids gift ideas. i live in minneapolis with my cute man-friend, blake & our 11-month old rescue pup, daphne!
we ride our bikes [even in the winter!], eat a lot of vegan cupcakes & hang out at the library.
we have also worked with kids out entire lives [25 years, combined!!]. we have played with a lot of awesome toys & quite a few lame ones.
today, i want to share seven of the coolest toys for the holiday season. no batteries. no gender roles. no toxic plastic & chemicals. just some good ol' imagination & awesomeness!! all while supporting small, handmade shops.
1) toy : tobbles stacking toy [found in the museum of modern art gift store]
age : 2 & up
price : $25.00
fun fact : this purchase [and every purchase from the gift store] helps support the museum of modern art!]
2) toy : 1920's flapper paper doll set
age : 4 & up
price : $15.00
age : 2-6
price : $26.00
fun fact : little sapling toys plants a tree for EACH toy sold!!
also, games like this are great for recall, pre-reading skills, concentration, reasoning and fine motor skills.
age : 18mo & up
price : $27.00
fun fact : smiling tree toys donates money from every purchase for childrens education programs!
also, all toys are finished with homemade beeswax [i love that!]
age : all ages
price : $33.00
fun fact : dolls are the best toys ever! i think every boy & girl on the planet deserve a sweet doll of their own.
also, cleo & poppy can take a picture of YOUR child & make a doll that looks the same!
age : 2 & up
price : $30.00
fun fact : the tail is stuffed with repurposed plastic bags! [what a great way to repurpose!]
age : birth & up
price : $34.95
fun fact : this set is loosely based on the shambhala buddhist toy set!
this toy is great for matching, sorting and sensory skills.
there you have it!
people are so incredibly talented. i love it.
tell us : what kids // toy shops do you love?
and feel free to stop over on my blog & say hey!