Five fabulous green gift ideas for kids.
Mobiles by Petit Collage
Both peaceful and playful, these mobiles make an artistic, organic addition toÂ a kid`s room. Made with sustainably harvested bamboo plywood, the retro animal motifs are super â€˜70s and super cute!
Available at: www.saplings.caÂ
Stylish Organic Cotton Bedding
I wish I could find these eco-chic sheets in grown-up sizes. They`re made in B.C. with sustainable, fair trade cotton harvested in the USA and India. The bright colours and funky patterns are created with low-impact dyes and inks, so littleÂ sleepers are not only snug and stylish, but safe from harmful chemicals, too. Wahoo!
Price: Blanket, $49-$175
Duvet Cover, Â $114-$225
Available at: www.snugasabug-organic.com
Aspiring architects and budding builders will delight in this 50-piece set of blocks, while parents will appreciate that they`re educational and eco-friendly. The blocks are made from 100% recycled and locally sourced maple that`s free of dangerous materials, so you won`t mind if some blocks end up in theÂ young ones’Â mouthsâ€¦ and, well, don`t they always?
Available at: www.grassrootsstore.com
Tea Set by Green Toys
A green twist on a classic toy, Green Toys’ tea set is the eco answer to the perfect imaginary tea party. The 17-piece pastel-colour is made of HDPE plastic from (mainly) recycled milk containers, and is BPA- and phthalate-free, and safe to use with real (or imaginary!) liquids.
If tea isn’t your child`s… bag, Green Toys also makes a green (not in colour) dining set, garden set and tool set.
Available at: www.chapters.indigo.ca
Liz Clay Custom Portrait
These fun, funky paintings – on 16″ x 16″ mounted canvas – are aÂ one-of-a-kindÂ way to commemorate someone special and immortalize anÂ aspect of theirÂ childhood. From a selection ofÂ 15 themes, artist Liz Clay willÂ customize the details to reflect the physical features and a particular characteristic, interest, habit or hobby. Using made-in-Canada paints and organic cotton hemp canvas stretched over local British Columbia wood, these portraits make a unique keepsake.
Available at: www.saplings.ca