Put your feet up and have a look at this Screen-Free, sustainable and educational Christmas Gift Guide for kids There are STEM toys, gifts for tweens, stocking fillers, wooden toys and experience ideas! Not a screen in sight!
Become a Green Scientist with Science For You Eco Science £20, and learn about the environment and sustainability! Become an eco-astronaut and launch an incredible recycled rocket; grow plants and discover renewable energy and the science behind it all.
Products in the Eco-Science range are made with 80% less single-use plastic and use recycled materials. Includes over 15 experiments with 49 pieces of content and a 36-page educational book.
For clothing have a look at Frugi, their Organic clothing is top quality and comes in gorgeous prints. We love these leggings in their brand new designs inspired by the Highlands & Islands of Scotland! Beautifully soft, these full-length leggings are ideal for layering under dresses, dungarees, skirts and tops to create adventure ready outfits for your little one! The Unicorns print is inspired by the national animal of Scotland, the magical unicorn!
Made from 95% GOTS certified Organic Cotton Jersey and 5% stretchy Elastane – great for keeping those baggy knees at bay!
The Pyjamas are gorgeous and can even be personalised. My 10 year old loves the Alfie Raglan Top featuring fun and colourful character appliques that are inspired by magical myths and legends. The cool snowboarding Yeti appliqued on the front makes it a great, warm top for pairing with jeans or joggers for a warm and cosy outfit that is perfect for the colder months.
Made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton Interlock
For keeping kids super warm or if you have skiing planned their ski jackets would make an amazing gift and they are made with Recycled Polyester Ripstop – recycled plastic bottles! They also have fab waterproof trousers, coats and the all-important mittens.
Build Your Own Paper Plane Launcher , £16.99 – A perfect eco-friendly Christmas gift that will inspire active and competitive kids to send their planes flying further than anyone else in the family. Building and constructing the launcher and planes before the battle begins is all part of the adventure! The 47-piece kit contains everything you need to slot together and build this impressive Paper Plane Launcher. Simply press out the parts of heavy-duty cardboard, follow the instructions to attach the elastic bands for the twin propulsion system, and you are ready to go!
Kids will love the challenge of trying to land their planes on the 4 different scoring targets, each one makes game play more sophisticated. Using the Build Your Own Paper Plane Launcher, the planes can reach up to an incredible 10 metres! Once they’ve tested the basics, it’s possible to push the boundaries; experimenting with wing adjustments or combining the integrated power scale and the plane’s flight dynamics to produce a different flight path outcome. Kids can take playtime to a new level creating straight or looped flight paths, testing accuracy skills using the scoring targets, and designing their own obstacle courses – the possibilities for fun are endless!
For budding tween photographers, the new KODAK SMILE Classic Digital Instant Camera with Bluetooth is the perfect gift for Christmas! £149.99
Available in 4 colour combinations, the KODAK Classic is cartridge free and uses ZINK (Zero Ink) technology, printing on to adhesive back paper.
The camera is equipped with a pop-up viewfinder, an automatic single strobe flash, a MicroSD card slot, a 10-second time and AR capabilities. The KODAK ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper prints instantly from the camera after a picture is taken. You can also print pictures from your smartphone by connecting it to the camera via BLUETOOTH Technology and the free KODAK Instant Print Companion app. Before printing, the images can be edited and enhanced in the app, as well as embedded with a 30-second video using the camera’s AR feature for some added fun. The video can be viewed using the app and is great fun for all.
For those hard to buy for tweens and teens you could consider a gift card something like this one from VEX Gift Card which allows them to choose from variety of retailers, where to spend it.
Whether it’s a new football, some rugby boots, a tennis racket or new ballet shoes. A sports gift that is personalised to the child’s interests is always a good gift idea.
If you are looking for skates, adjustable quad skates make a more sustainable option as they will grow with the child and be used year after year.
For the adventurous, check out The Bear Grylls Adventure with plenty of different options to choose from. High ropes, assault courses and evening snorkeling or diving with sharks,
Wooden toys are a lovely gift idea. For a personalised gift head to Etsy and get your own family of wooden dolls in their own little bag. You can even choose each peg doll’s colour.
Opt for Organic cotton socks from Frugi this year. Wrapped up in their very own gift bag, with colourful and festive characters on each pair, these beautifully soft and cosy socks are ideal for keeping toes warm when off on their yuletide advent-ures! £6.
Frugi also have plenty more stocking filler ideas like hats, gloves, water bottles and pencil cases.
A Reusable flask or water bottle is an amazing eco-friendly stocking filler idea. This reusable children’s thermal flask available at Yours Sustainably is a good option for parents looking to reduce their use of plastic. Made from high grade, double-wall stainless-steel and decorated with a durable , cute, animal design the flask has a sturdy silicone lid and carrying loop which is perfect for smaller hands. £16
Stib’s NEW Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps are four vibrant, colourful wraps which come in three different sizes. They can be used again and again as an environmentally-friendly alternative to cling film or tin foil, supporting a sustainable lifestyle and each saving at least 200 pieces of plastic going into landfill! They also come with a pack of native wildflower seeds which children can plant to encourage the bee population, as well as a bee-friendly information sheet.
This set is perfect for brightening up picnics and lunch boxes, the wraps are great for keeping sandwiches, fruit and vegetables fresh and can also be placed over bowl food, salads and snacks too!
10% of profits go to education projects for vulnerable children via global charity, We.org.
Stib Children’s Earth Lover Beeswax Wraps are available exclusively at www.joules.com/friends-of-joules. £16.95
In addition, they are super easy to care for – simply rinse under cool running water and leave to dry between uses, popping them in the oven for four minutes at 100℃ to repasturise. Once they finally come to the end of their shelf life, which is around 12 months, they can either be disposed of in the compost or cut into strips and used as firelighters on the BBQ!
Board Games are such a lovely gift idea and playing them together has so many benefits.
BBC Earth Animals: The Game is an interactive trivia challenge, based on the hit BBC Earth series. It even features real clips from the TV series. Stream the interactive quiz on any internet-connected smart device and answer the trivia questions to make your way round the board and win the game. For 2-4 players, aged 8 years and up.
Ever wanted to go self-sufficient? Here’s your chance to give it a try with The Good Life game, £29.95. Use your wheelbarrow to move around the board to collect fruit, vegetables, pigs and chickens. The winner is the first to fill their garden and allotment. Seems simple. It is. But the ‘Green Fingers’ cards turn up unexpected twists and turns…
So you’ll have to protect your chickens from foxes, sell your crops and livestock at the village fair and avoid drought, bird flu, and your animals escaping. A lovely board game the whole family will enjoy playing together!
Don’t forget to look for items pre-loved. Some great ideas are;