Today, and for the next three Fridays in December, I’m sharing ethical gift ideas ahead of Christmas – starting with the smallest people in your life.
1. Bicycle Coin Bank from Serrv for $26.00USD / 2. Kids Soft Toy Cooking Set from Oxfam for $32.95AUD / 3. Handknitted reindeer from The Little Market for $26.00USD / 4. Beaded Bracelets from Serrv for $20.00USD / 5. We Are All Born Free by Amnesty International from Oxfam for $12.95AUD / 6. Patchwork Elephant Soft Toy from Oxfam for $29.95AUD / 7. Dachshund 1-10 Number Puzzle from Oxfam for $21.95AUD / 8. Kids Soft Toy Builders Belt from Oxfam for $39.95AUD / 9.People Tree Panda Hat for £17.50 (on sale from £25.00, only until Sunday 30 November!) / 10. Snakes and Ladders game from Oxfam for $21.95AUD / 11. Elfin Drawers from Serrv for $45.00USD / 12. People Tree Recycled Sari Monkey Keyring for £7.50 / 13. People Tree Cat Scarf in Pink Stripe for £29.40 (on sale from £42.00, only until Sunday 30 November!) / 14. Creaciones Chonita Hackey Sack for $8.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages / 15. Swinging Leg Cat Pencil for $5.00AUD from Ten Thousand Villages
I love the idea of gifts that teach something – how things are made, where products come from, the lives of people less fortunate and… life skills! Learning how to save money is an important skill to teach. Giving a coin bank that’s made fairly is teaching two lessons with one gift :-)
This looks so fun. I can imagine a kid spending hours unpacking and repacking this set.
3. Handknitted reindeer from The Little Market for $26.00USD
A soft toy in the holiday spirit.
Ethical credentials: Handknitted with transparency in Peru
The chain on these bright bracelets is adjustable, so your little gift-getter can wear them as she grows.
This hardcover book celebrates each of the declarations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator. A wonderful gift to teach a little one about human rights and the world around us. Recommended for ages 5+.
Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization
This sweet patchwork elephant is a safe choice for a baby of any gender.
Wow, Oxfam has some good gifts this year! This bright puppy puzzle would be a great game for a toddler.
I can just picture a little one tottering around with this belt on.
9.People Tree Panda Hat for £17.50 (on sale from £25.00, only until Sunday 30 November!)
Cute! Snap this up while it’s on sale.
Snakes and ladders never gets old. The kids will have many a fun game with this handsome set. (Well – let’s be real – I would have a lot of fun games with this set.)
I remember getting to about age 8 and all of a sudden having a bunch of small trinkets and jewellery I had collected as I had grown. I would have loved this small mango wood chest – beautifully painted using henna techniques – to store the bits and pieces I had received as gifts and hoarded.
12. Recycled Sari Monkey Keyring for £7.50 (on sale from £10.00 only until 30 November!)
A great stocking stuffer.
13. People Tree Cat Scarf in Pink Stripe for £29.40 (on sale from £42.00, only until Sunday 30 November!)
Also available with yellow stripe.
A hackey sack brings back fond memories of high school where the boys would gather in a circle to kick it around. A hackey sack is a great gift either on it’s on or paired with something else for most boys of any ages.
Fun stationary is a good bet for any school-aged kid. This would also make a great stocking stuffer.
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Come back next week for some more gift ideas for the ladies in your life. :)