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Green holiday gifts for kids

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Eco-friendly gifts perfect for kids

Help stimulate your child's senses and create an eco-friendly environment for your child at the same time with these green holiday gifts. We've selected six green gifts that your little one is sure to love.

Holiday gift guide

Manny and Simon train push toy

Give the perfect green holiday gift with the Manny and Simon train push toy ($48). This train is for children one and up and comes in two attractive color themes. Each train car detaches easily and can be used as a single push toy or together as a complete train. Take care of our Earth and your child's health with this train -- it's made of 100 percent post-industrial recycled wood residuals and painted with non-toxic, zero-VOC paints.

Manny and Simon train push toy


PlanToys My First Dollhouse

The PlanToys My First Dollhouse ($120) has a realistic feel with four empty rooms ready for furnishing, a balcony and real sliding doors. For children ages three and up, this simple, eco-friendly dollhouse encourages children to use their imagination and creativity while playing. Rest assured knowing that your child will be safe with this dollhouse, thanks to its all-natural and organic recycled rubber and wood materials.

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PlanToys My First Dollhouse


Blabla Clochette the Fairy

Clochette the fairy ($48) is a must-have green holiday gift for little girls this year. Like all the other popular blabla dolls, Clochette is 100 percent cotton and handmade in Peru by fair-trade artisans. Your little girl will love sitting down for tea with her new fairy and safely snuggling with her at night.

Blabla Clochette the Fairy


Green Start Book Tower

These Green Start Little Animal books ($15) are a great eco-friendly gift, as they made from 98 percent recycled materials. Your toddler will enjoy reading these 10 chunky books while learning all about his or her favorite animals. The stackable set comes complete in a tower box and is perfect for enriching your little one, as it's chock-full of engaging information, charming illustrations and adorable rhymes.

Green Start Book Tower


PlanToys Kitchen Center

Searching for a great green holiday gift? It doesn't get any better than the interactive PlanToys Kitchen Center ($174). This realistic, all-in-one play kitchen is double-sided, with working turn knobs and allows children to pretend cook with an oven, sink, dishwasher, storage area and built-in cooking utensils holder.

Tip: Don't forget the cooking utensils set!

PlanToys Kitchen Center


GoodWood Deconstruction Blocks

Spark your child's creative mind with the GoodWood Blocks ($25). These fun building blocks engage your child's imagination and encourage open-ended exploration through creativity. The different shapes -- along with additional building sets -- allow children to build in every dimension to create architecturally and geometrically interesting designs. For children age three and up, these blocks are made from harvested rubber, wood and painted with water-based acrylic paints.

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GoodWood Deconstruction Blocks

More green ideas for your family

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10 Simple ways to green your family meals
How to teach your kids to go green

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