Waste Conscious Gift Guide for Children

Giving your children gifts that will make them happy and are waste-conscious at the same time can be a challenge! Here are our eco-friendly present ideas for children this Christmas!

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Something that lets them be creative!

This could be paper & pens, sewing/crochet/knitting equipment, or a kit like this Pressed Flower Art Kit. If your kids are older, classes and workshops are amazing present ideas, too!

Experiences!

Whatever your child’s hobby, you can find an experience to go with it! Sports? Go see a match in a stadium! Films? A voucher for a trip to the cinema with their friends. The possibilities are endless!

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Useful things!

A reusable water bottle might not be the most exciting thing, however, you can get them in really cute designs like this one with winter animals from Chilly’s. An amazing gift they take to school every day.

Books, audiobooks and films!

That one movie they loved in cinema, yet isn’t on Netflix yet? Getting a digital version of an audiobook or a film is a waste-conscious way of gifting amazing, educational or simply enjoyable entertainment!

Items from Charity Shops

They have a great selection of pre-loved games, books, DVDs!

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Wooden or sustainable toys from places like Pebble Toys!


Pebble make handmade and fair trade toys, like their Humpty Dumpty for example. Their toys are tactile, bright and even machine washable!

All Pebble toys are made by a fair trade cooperative which provides fairly paid jobs for workers in beautiful rural Bangladesh.

Get a free Fair Trade Fruit or Vegetable rattle with any order from Best Years, if you quote ‘ODDBOX’ at checkout!

What are your best ideas for eco-friendly presents for children? Share the insight with our community using #WasteConsciousChristmas!

Oddbox Team