This holiday is all about sustainability, conscious consumerism and eco friendly gifts! Well, at least we think so. As a consumer, you have the power to vote with your dollars - support businesses that align with your values, beliefs and hopes for the future. While we aspire to be one of those brands, we can’t be everything to everyone so we’ve put together a list of eco friendly gift ideas to help you shop eco-smart this holiday season!
Here are the best eco friendly gifts for your little one
1. Bombi - Bēbee Lightweight Stroller
Why We Love It: Aside from it being our baby, we believe we’ve made the easiest, fastest-folding, most eco-conscious stroller possible. Our 1-hand fold & unfold is a parent favorite and all of our strollers exclusively use fabric that’s made from repurposed plastic bottles (each saves over 56 from ending up in our oceans or in landfills). Plus, we’ve eliminated single use plastics in all of our packaging & donate a portion of our sales to 1% for the Planet by supporting the National Forest Foundation & The Rozalia Project. Free shipping & free 30 day returns, we’re the perfect gift to stroll under your tree this year!
2. Earth Mama - 5 Piece Travel Set
Why We Love It: This 5 Piece Travel Set includes diaper balm, baby lotion, baby wash, baby oil & nose and cheek balm making a great gift or addition to your diaper bag. Plus, it’s cruelty free & all natural - in their own words: “baby skin comes out wholesome — let’s keep it that way!” (TBH we couldn’t agree more!)
3. Lullaby Earth - Crib Mattress
Why We Love It: These breathable crib mattresses provide more airflow than traditional non-breathable crib mattresses (according to independent tests.) They use environmentally friendly materials, contain no harmful chemicals or flame retardants & they’re made in the USA. It also functions as an infant bed and a toddler bed! (pst...Did we mention they’ve got more awards than Tom Brady has rings? Cuz they do...)
4. Charlie Banana - Reusable Cloth Diapers
Why We Love It: This is an amazing environmentally friendly gift for a few reasons:
- All Charlie Banana products are Climate Neutral Certified
- Cloth diapers are multi-use and much less wasteful that traditional diapers
- They are a part of 1% for the Planet (much like us 😎) & donate 1% to important environmental causes
While cloth diapering may not be for everybody, they make it simple, fashionable & eco-friendly!
5. Free Birdees - Clothing
Why We Love It: We’re suckers for cute baby clothing & Free Birdees nails it! Based in California & made in the USA, they use eco-friendly, breathable, hypoallergenic fabrics in their clothing and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on their products!
6. Pipette - Skin Care
Why We Love It: If you’re looking for all natural skin care for your little one, you’re going to want to check this out! Free from sulfates, phthalates, parabens & synthetic fragrances it’s gentle on your babe’s baby smooth skin. “They use only completely clean ingredients derived from renewable sources. We work with experts to ensure that these ingredients are safe enough for babies, and nurturing enough for moms”. Bonus - you can buy it online or in Target! (We love their baby shampoo & wash - along with the other 1,200+ parents who reviewed it!)
7. Apple Park - Knit Pals & Blankies
Why We Love It: These absolutely adorable toys and blankets are designed with the planet in mind & make great gifts for eco conscious parents! We love that they share very similar values to us and believe that “Every choice we make today has an impact on the future of our children and our planet.” We are especially big fans of their Knit Pals Collection & Blankies. Everything is made with eco-friendly dye, 100% certified organic cotton & uses eco-friendly packaging!
8. Finn & Emma - Stroller Toys
Why We Love It: Of course we have to put some stroller toys on this list & these are the bomb. They’re made using all-natural wood, organic cotton & eco-friendly dyes. Their hand-knit toys are made by an artisanal women’s collective in Peru with G.O.T.S certified organic cotton yarn and wool stuffing and they feature a phthalate-free rattle inside. They make a great stocking stuffer for an eco friendly gift!
9. EZPZ - Happy Mat
Why We Love It: We’ve been big fans of the EZPZ mat for a while - the product is honestly kickass, if your little one is a big fan of daily food fights that involve throwing dishes this is a must. It is an all-in-one placemat + plate that suctions to the table, which means that it captures the mess and reduces tipped bowls and plates. It’s also made from 100% food grade silicone, dishwasher safe and toxin free!
10. Lovevery - Playgym
Why We Love It: While a little bit pricier, it’s The Parents’ Choice award-winning play gym that includes everything your baby needs in an activity gym and play mat! It includes organic cotton toys, an ergonomic batting ring, an organic cotton teether, silicone teething rings & more! We also love that they have a very detailed, honest & transparent plan for becoming more eco-conscious every year (including achieving a Net Zero Carbon Plan by 2030 - HECK YA!)
We hope these eco friendly gift ideas gave you some inspiration for your holiday shopping this year! Did we miss something you think other parents would like to add to their environmentally friendly gift list? Drop it in the comments!