The Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

The Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

On the hunt for holiday gifts? We’ve got your back. The team here at Tiny Earth Toys has put together a holiday gift guide suitable for all the kiddos in your life – and, as a bonus, this guide was curated with eco-friendliness top of mind. 


From presents that can be repurposed to Montessori-approved items, you’ll find something that every little one on your shopping list will love.

Benefits of sustainable gifts

Our article on reducing holiday waste reminds us that this time of the year produces 25% more trash than any other. That number left us wondering how to flip the script on what the holiday season means. Instead of producing harmful waste, we can choose to shop sustainably and fight for the elimination of clutter.


When you choose to shop sustainably, the benefits are widespread:

Protecting the planet from overconsumption.

Avoiding supply chain shortages that lead to stressful shipping delays.

Giving delightful gifts that have the dual purpose of teaching little ones about eco-consciousness.


One of the easiest ways to fold sustainable shopping into holiday prep is by gifting toy rental kits. Not only do these kits have all the benefits of other eco-friendly presents, but they enable children to trade up for new items when the time comes.


What is a toy rental kit?

Toy rental kits make it easy to limit excess and maximize fun. From rental kits to gift kits, the Tiny Earth Toys website has a variety of offerings. 


We make toy rental easy. Simply pick your kit from our site, enjoy playtime, and then trade up when your kids are ready for new toys. Once your toys have been returned, our team of professionals cleans each one using an EPA-registered disinfectant & sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs.


Below, check out sustainable gift recommendations – including toy subscription kits – perfect for kids this holiday season.

The sustainable holiday gift guide

Wooden tea set: Tea time, anyone? We love that this beautiful set from PlanToys not only encourages the development of fine motor skills, but it’s also thoughtfully crafted out of all-natural materials. 


Alphabet letters: Gift a love of learning to the little ones in your life. We recommend this set by Heir+Loom Kids to enable the practices of spelling and reading. Better yet, Heir+Loom toys are Montessori-approved. 


Building blocks: A classic childhood building set takes a sustainable twist in this Eco Blocks set from Once Kids. Foster creativity and with this building set made from FSC certified sustainable wood. 


Toy subscription kit: Want to combine beautiful, sustainable toys all in one kit? Gifting a Tiny Earth Toys kit makes this easy. You’ll find a selection of popular toys from retailers like Wee Gallery, Poppyseed Play, and Cubos in a gift-friendly set. An added bonus? All kits purchased this holiday season will receive an additional month of play free.  


Reusable gift wrap: Once you pick your presents, it’s time to wrap them. Our partnership with Wrappr features both cotton and satin reusable gift wraps honoring the Japanese tradition of Furoshiki. This gorgeous wrap can be used on one of the items from this list, then repurposed as play silks.


Developing sustainable shopping habits doesn’t have to end January 1st! If you’re interested in taking a more eco-friendly approach to kids toys year-round, join us for the rental revolution.

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