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  • Babies & Kids

    33+ Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Gift Ideas

    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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    1. Haba Musical Eggs

    Look, listen and learn! Made in Germany, Haba use solid wood and non-toxic stains to create fun, musical eggs for your little one.

    2. Green Toys Watering Can

    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.

    3. Kite

    into the wind kite

    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!

    4. Plan Toys Beehive

    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!

    5. Begin Again Matching Egg Puzzle

    Made from rubberwood, this bilingual color matching egg puzzle encourages problem solving while your little one learning colors and counting at the same time!

    6. Green Toys Gardening Kit

    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!

    8. Green Toys Play Dough

    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.

    9. Micro Kickboard – Mini Deluxe 3-Wheeled

    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.

    10. Green Toys Farm Set

    Made from recycled milk jugs, this eco-friendly farm is perfect for any age! It’s great for playing in the sand too!

    11. Non-Toxic Crayons

    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!

    13. Haba Magnetic Farm

    Haba’s magnetic farm provides hours of fun for your little one. The magnetic pieces make it perfect for car rides too!

    14. Organic Stuffed Animal Bunny

    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.

    15. Green Toys Flying Disk

    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!)

    16. Green Crafts Kids Subscription

    green craft kids

    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!

    18. Puzzles

    Ravensburger makes quality puzzles right here in the USA! Puzzles for little ones all the way through adulthood, come in a variety of colors, patterns, and shapes!

    19. Wooden Bowling Set

    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.

    21. Coloring & Activity Books

    Coloring enhances fine motor skills and sparks creativity! We always gift my daughter coloring books with some of her favorite princesses!

    22. Stickers

    Stickers are so much for for little ones! Dover is a great brand, made in the USA. And while these stickers ARE sticky, I love that they easily come off surfaces unlike most other brands!

    23. Tegu Magnetic Blocks

    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!

    24. Green Toys Jump Rope

    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!

    25. Books

    Books make a great gift anytime of the year! My daughter loves these Mercer Mayer books (and I do too!)

    26. Wooden Magnifying Glass

    Made from beech wood and shatterproof glass, this sustainable magnifying glass enhances bugs and beetles with 3X magnification!

    27. Hevea Natural Rubber Duck

    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!

    29. Honeysticks Bath Colour Drops

    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!

    30. Honeysticks Bath Crayons

    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!

    31. Crocodile Creek  Ball

    crocodile creek

    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.

    32. Experiences

    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:

    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!

    2. Eco-Eggs

    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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  • Babies & Kids

    16 Non-Toxic Gift Ideas for Babies!

    Playtime is important for your baby’s development and these toys are sure to stimulate your child’s senses and desire for learning. Below is a list of tried and true non-toxic, eco-friendly gift ideas for all the little ones on your list.

    Pull Alligator

    pull alligator plan toys

    Made from 100% sustainable, solid rubber wood Plan Toys toys are some of the best quality around and one of my favorite brands! This pull alligator is perfect for on the go! Plan Toys also makes other cute pull toys too!

    Nesting & Stacking Cubes 

    Nesting cubes are such versatile toys and super easy to store too! Introduce your little one to numbers, colors, and animals as they learn how to stack these cardboard cubes! These cubes were definitely a must-have for us!

    Wooden Rainbow Stacker

    My daughter received this rainbow lighthouse stacker for her 1st birthday and it was definitely a great learning toy. If you are looking for something more like the traditional ring stacker, check out this option by Plan Toys!

    FatBrain PipSquigz

    FatBrain PipSquigz are a favorite in our house! Made from 100% silicone, they are such a versatile toy making them perfect for the playroom, bath, pool, or even on-the-go! Plus, they are dishwasher safe.

    Lovevery Play Kit

    lovevery play kit

    Lovevery makes so many cute toys and play kits for babies and children up to age 3! Lovevery subscription boxes make great gifts too!

    Sensory Tumbling Toys

    These cute little sensory balls stimulate your baby’s senses of sight, touch, and hearing (Ball 1 – Mirror | Ball 2 – balls inside | Ball 3 – soft cotton fill). They come in pastel colors as well!

    Punch & Ball Drop

    ball punch plan toys

    Great for developing fine motor skills, learning colors, and exploring the punch & drop game is just plain fun!

    Clutching Toys

    Babies and toddlers loveee putting things in their mouths so naturally clutching toys make a great gift especially if they are non-toxic and sustainable. A few favorites include this ball clutch from Haba, this wooden ring made in Germany, and this clutching square by Plan Toys.

    Green Toys

    Made from 100% recycled milk jugs, Green Toys are better for the environment than traditional plastic toys and free lead, PVC, phthalates, and BPA! This starter set makes a great gift as well as this shape sorter and this stacker!

    Non-Toxic Art Supplies

    non toxic art

    Sensory play is important for baby’s developing brain which is one reason art supplies make a great gift! Little ones are able to explore and engage their creative side in an unstructured way. When my daughter was little, I was very careful to only give her truly non-toxic art supplies since baby’s are constantly putting things in their mouth. These finger paints are crafted with natural, organic vegetables and contain zero yucky ingredients. Non-toxic crayons and natural play dough make great gifts too! Check out my Amazon Storefront for more art supply ideas.

    Push & Pulls Toys

    This push pull toy is a very durable, non-toxic, eco-friendly alternative to the plastic version of a ball popper! Another one of my daughter’s favorite toys is this duck, but it sells out fast!

    Wooden Drum

    Drums make great gifts for little ones! We have this one which is made from solid wood and non-toxic dyes.

    Sophie the Giraffe

    Sophie the Giraffe is definitely a favorite in our house. This non-toxic natural rubber toy has been used as a teether, in the bath and everywhere in between!


    Teethers make great gifts and stocking stuffers! I especially love teethers that can double up as toys too like this one! My daughter really loved this silicone one too by Comotomo.

    Clothing & Pajamas

    Clothing and pajamas are always a good option when it comes to gifts since little ones grow so quickly! Check out my post on my favorite organic brands here.


    Books make great gifts for babies, children and adults! This was one of our favorites when my daughter was little!

    Looking for more of my non-toxic favorites for your family? Shop my favs on my Amazon Storefront here.

    Thanks for reading!

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  • Beauty

    Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Being a mama myself, these are some of my favorite non-toxic, eco-friendly must-haves that mom will actually use AND love!

    1. Dry Farms Wine Subscription
      Dry Farms Wine delivers the highest quality organic, biodynamic wines directly to your door.  Free of yucky additives and lab-tested for purity, this is one gift your mom won’t be ‘wine-ing’ over! Choose your favorite red, white, rose, or sparkling vino to send as one time gift or purchase a membership for your mama this Mother’s Day! 
    2. Life Factory Glass Wine Glasses
      Life Factory’s glass + silicone wine glasses are perfect for summer backyard BBQ’s! These dishwasher safe glasses are free of toxic BPA/BPS-free, phthalate-free, lead free and made in the USA. I love that Life Factory is a super conscious and reputable brand!
    3. Big Dipper Wax Works Aromatherapy Apothecary Glass
      Big Dipper candles are handmade in Seattle using only 100% beeswax and pure essential oils, complete with a cotton, lead-free wick. Moms will enjoy the candle’s clean and soot free burn for 25 hours!
    4. Lorena Canals Basket / Tote
      Made of natural and recycled cotton, this cute 2-in-1 basket can be used as home decor or on-the-go as a stylish tote!
    5. Manduka eKO Lite Yoga Mat
      The comfortably cushion eKO Lite Yoga Mat is made from biodegradable, non-harvested, natural tree rubber with non-toxic foaming agents and non-azo dyes. The mat is 99% latex free and a great alternative to mats composed of toxic PVC and phthalates. I also love the thinner, travel sized version!
    6. Organic Cotton Knit Throw
      This ultra-comfy GOTS certified organic knit is perfect for snuggles with your little one any time of the year!
    7. Magnolia Organics Shredded Rubber Pillow – Queen
      Disclaimer: I LOVE this pillow! Seriously, though. It’s. The. Best. This organic, hypoallergenic pillow is stuffed with natural shredded latex – straight from the rubber tree – and is free of all petroleum products! The GOTS Certified organic cotton case is made without the use of pesticides, herbicides or heavy metals ensuring a restful night’s sleep for the tired mama. Looking for the icing on the cake? Add this super comfy GOTS certified organic cotton sheet set!
    8. Juice Beauty Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer
      Plus Zoya Nail Polish!
      Juice Beauty is one of my favorite brands and one of the cleanest brands out there for makeup and skin care. This affordable firming moisturizer combines rich jojoba, shea butter and a brightening complex of organic apple, lemon and grape juices to leave you with silky, soft skin! Zoya Nail Polish is free of the top 10 traditional polish toxins making it the perfect add-on gift for mama’s with kiddos!
    9. Instant Pot
      Are you ready to make your life 10x’s easier and have less dirty cookware in the sink? The Instant Pot is a 6-in-1 appliance can steam, warm, and pressure cook your food up to 70% faster! The IP (as I like to call it!) is complete with a stainless steel inside which means no leaching plastic. Perfect for the busy mom-on-the-go! I even used this to make my own healthy baby food!
    10. Chemex
      Attention Coffee Lover’s Everywhere!!! Time to toss the Keurig. The Chemex carafe will change the way you drink coffee forever. This stylish glass coffee system is made from 100% tempered borosilicate glass resulting in a clean, fresh (plastic-free!) taste every time. Perfect for hot and iced beverages! One of my favorite kitchen items!

      BONUS BEAUTY ITEM!: Quartz Roller
      I love, love, love this roller! It’s perfect for reducing stress and relieving muscle tension. Plus, eases wrinkles and more!

    Looking for more ideas? Check out our Amazon Storefront!

    Thanks for reading!

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