Spring is almost here! It’s time to break out those Easter baskets and prep them for your little bunnies!
Below we’ve created a list of 33 eco-friendly, non-toxic gift ideas to inspire you this spring! But, that’s not all… we’ve also included 4 extra bonus tips to help you make this year more memorable than ever.
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Look, listen and learn! Made in Germany, Haba use solid wood and non-toxic stains to create fun, musical eggs for your little one.
Green thumb, little one? This gardening set is made from recycled milk jugs, making it not only eco-friendly, but durable too! I also love that this cute set comes in other colors like pink, purple, red and blue! If you’re looking for other great sand and water toys, check out the whole Green Toys collection here.
This brand has some really unique, colorful kites! Made from nylon right here in the USA, these kites are much more durable than your typical kite!
Made from sustainable rubberwood and non-toxic dyes, this beehive game by Plan Toys is enhances your child’s fine motor skills while encouraging creative play!
Made from rubberwood, this bilingual color matching egg puzzle encourages problem solving while your little one learning colors and counting at the same time!
This cute gardening set comes complete with seeds, dirt and planters – everything you need to grow your own garden!
7. Veggie Paint
Get messy and spark creativity with these non-toxic, naturally pigmented paints made from organic veggies! Perfect for baby’s first Easter!
Made from organic flour, Green Toys manufacturers natural play dough using colors from nature rather than synthetic dyes made in a food manufacturing facility. Made in the USA. Shop Green Toys on Amazon here.
This super sturdy, lightweight scooter is perfect for your little one age 2-5! Adjustable handle bars made with silicone grips make it easy for your little one to learn how to ride! Last year, the Easter Bunny brought my daughter this pink version, which includes LED light up wheels, and she absolutely loves it! Plus, they make a larger version for kids age 5-12.
Made from recycled milk jugs, this eco-friendly farm is perfect for any age! It’s great for playing in the sand too!
These crayons are my absolute favorite brand! Filana uses organic beeswax and natural colors to make their crayons without petroleum waxes, paraffin, and GMO’s! I also love how smooth they color (you’ll know exactly what I’m talking) and they come in a variety of sizes and shapes – perfect for little hands! Made in the USA.
12. Play Silks
Made from 100% real silk and non-toxic dyes these silks encourage creativity as children use the silks as doll carriers, backdrops, superhero capes, or one of the many endless possibilities. They come in a variety of colors too!
Haba’s magnetic farm provides hours of fun for your little one. The magnetic pieces make it perfect for car rides too!
Who doesn’t love a brand new cuddle buddy!? Made from organic cotton, these stuffed animals are a safe option for your little one. For more options, check out my post on the Best Organic Stuffed Animal Brands.
Made from recycled milk jugs and non-toxic dyes, this durable disk is perfect for outdoor play! Use it in the sand, in the water, or on land (ha!)
Green Kids Crafts delivers a combination of up to 6 creative crafts and STEM activities right to your door every month! Enhance your child’s imagination as they discover a love for learning. To purchase your 3 month, 6 month, 12 month, or one-time subscription, visit Green Kids Crafts here.
17. Pustefix Bubbles
Pustefix Bubbles are the best (and most non-toxic) bubbles you will ever buy! Not only do they produce plentiful bubbles with just one blow, but even have an awesome refill available. Trust me – they will not disappoint! Made in Germany!
Made from sustainable hardwood, this bowling set is the perfect addition to indoor / outdoor fun!
20. Silk Streamers
Inspire play-based learning and improve motor skills with these natural 100% silk wands, complete with a wooden handle.
Tegu magnetic blocks are made from sustainably sourced, FSC-certified Honduran hardwood and come in an assortment of colors and sizes! Water-based pigments and paints, making them a safe option for your little. We’ve added several sets to our collection over the years and they really do become addicting once you begin building with them!
Made from cotton and recycled milk jugs, this lightweight jump rope is a great way to help your little one burn off some extra energy!
Books make a great gift anytime of the year! My daughter loves these Mercer Mayer books (and I do too!)
Made from beech wood and shatterproof glass, this sustainable magnifying glass enhances bugs and beetles with 3X magnification!
Perfect for the bath or playtime, these 100% pure natural rubber duckies come in a variety of pretty pastel colors and sizes! Each duck is hand painted and contains zero holes – leaving out the potential to trap water and mold. Hevea ducks are completely plastic-free, pvc-free, bpa-free and even compostable! Hevea also makes unpainted options like these and cute whale/turtle combo sets.
28. Water Wow!
The Melissa & Doug Water Wow is great for staying busy on-the-go and fits perfectly into your kiddo’s Easter basket too!
Made in New Zealand, these non-toxic drops make bath time so much fun and you can even use them for outdoor play too! I love that they are fragrance-free and free of chemicals. Tip: We split these in half so that they last even longer!
Honeysticks crayons are made from 100% New Zealand beeswax and food grade pigments without paraffin wax, synthetic fragrance, or fillers. My daughter is obsessed (literally) with both the bath crayons and bath drops and I love that they are non-toxic and clean up easily!
Crocodile Creek Balls are heavy-duty inflatable balls made from natural and synthetic rubber. While these balls are PVC & BPA -free, and the best “non-toxic” ball I’ve found, I personally wish they were made from natural rubber only, which is virtually impossible to find for this size. Let me know if you find one! Check out Crocodile Creek’s whole collection here.
A trip to the zoo, planetarium, children’s museum, beach, a local park, forest preserve, or nature center are all great ways to create new memories!
33. Chic Spring Clothing
Babies and kiddos grow so quickly! Festive, seasonal clothing is always a great option! Here are a few of my favorites:
- Burt’s Bees makes these adorable bunny jammies made from 100% organic cotton and non-toxic dyes. Perfect for little ones under 1! Burt’s Bees also has cute pastel spring prints for both girls and boys!
- Touched by Nature offers these cute, affordable floral printed dresses that are perfect for playtime!
- Stonz Natural Rubber Boots are perfect for those ‘April showers’. Made from 100% natural rubber with a cotton liner, these boots are free of harmful additives like lead, PVC, phthalates, and cadmium. And they are warm too!
4 BONUS TIPS!!
Eco-Friendly Basket, Grass & Egg Hunt Ideas! Plus, a sweet treat…
1. Eco-Easter Baskets & Grass Filling
This Easter, opt for reusable, natural materials for your child’s Easter basket rather than plastic alternatives. Remember, every bit of plastic makes a difference!
- Choose baskets made from wood, wicker, cotton or other natural materials.
- Choose a reusable eco-friendly bucket like this one rather than your typical Easter basket and it can double as a gift as well!
- Don’t forget to “go green” and fill those baskets with shredded paper grass or even real grass rather than plastic fillers.
Egg hunts are fun for little ones and even adults too – my mom used to put money in our eggs when we got older! Unfortunately, so many plastic eggs (and grass) end up as one-time use products, polluting our planet even more. If you are using plastic eggs this year, choose a better alternative and be sure to save them from year-to-year.
- Made from plants, Eco Eggs are 100% compostable and the best plastic option I’ve found. Not only are they made in the USA too, but they’ve also held up well for us year after year.
- These paper mache eggs may be a good eco-friendly alternative as well!
- Another option is to hide wooden eggs around the yard. You can even paint them with your kiddos and have each color correspond to a specific treat.
3. Eco-Egg Dye + Grass Growing Kit
This eco-friendly egg dyeing kit is made from all natural plant and vegetable extracts! This kit takes sustainability a step further and includes everything your little one needs to grow their own grass.
4. And if you’re looking for sweet treats this year…
If you’re looking for festive treats this Easter, Annie’s Bunny Crackers and Yum Earth Lollipops are two organic options we love. Yum Earth also has this cute Easter lolli / gummie combo. All of these options are free of artificial dyes, flavors and other yucky ingredients!
Hoppy Egg Hunting!
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