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!
Price: $75 Available at: www.saplings.caÂ Â Â
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 Â Â Â Building Blocks 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?
Price: $55 Available at: www.grassrootsstore.com
If tea isn't your child`s... bag, Green Toys also makes a green (not in colour) dining set, garden set and tool set.
Price: $30 Available at: www.chapters.indigo.ca
ÂLiz 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. Price: $350 Available at: www.saplings.ca
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