Non toxic, green, eco children & baby Holiday Christmas gifts presents?

Via on Nov 21, 2008

Michelle Munro wrote at 3:56pm:

Happy hello from cold Halifax! I was just wondering if you have any recommendations for “green” toys this holiday season? I get Mothering magazine and they just had their toy issue and I was wondering if elephant has some suggestion to?

Cheers! ~ MM    

Great question. I know of a company called plantoys.com and another one called realbaby.com that have a ton of good eco, non toxic baby and children’s toys…I’m still partial to Legos, myself! And good books! Edward Eager and Bill Peet and Tintin and…of course…Babar are great, depending on age (by your profile pic, I’m thinking you’re thinking young!). Any other thoughts, elephantians? Just comment below.

Yours, the Management.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “Non toxic, green, eco children & baby Holiday Christmas gifts presents?”

  1. Lindsey Wolf Lindsey says:

    I have recently been doing alot of toy research for eConscious Market, and I have to say green toys are harder to find than you would think! I’d start with checking out what ecomkt.com has and if you’re still looking I’d recommend: generationorange.com or ecotoytown.com. You can also try checking out etsy.com for smaller operations making homemade goods, I saw some great stuffed animals on there made out of recycled sweaters. Happy shopping!

  2. elephant journal admin says:

    Great comment, Lindsey. I lurv econsciousmarket.com, in fact we host them on our site under shop, I shoulda included that in my above little post–they’ve done a heckuvalotta research and discovered many mindfully-sourced products.

  3. Shelese says:

    I love HABA toys they are wonderful non-toxic toys!

  4. Shelese says:

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