ecofabulous Holiday Gift Guide 2012: For Kids
|Go, Speed Racer:
Watch kids’ confidence zoom up as they learn to ride a pedal- and training-wheel-free Smart Balance Bike by Smart Gear, which teaches the balance and motor skills needed to later ride a two-wheel bicycle with pedals ($89.99).
Available in an array of colors, these Felted Wool Slippers of Merino sheep wool will keep junior’s feet warm and toasty even on the winteriest of winter days ($54.00).
|I Got You, Babe:
Soothe and secure your sweet one using this set of swaddle blankets by aden + anais created from luxuriously silky-soft rayon from bamboo fiber muslin ($45.00).
Before they really go digital (because you know it’s coming), give them a way to make a clean and green connection using the iWood Laptop, a chalkboard version of Mommy and Daddy’s big-kid toy ($55.00).
|Mind the Gap:
Design is in the details: this wooden Brio Metro Railway Set features sliding doors, platform seats, and passengers making their way to the big city ($69.99).
|Green from the Get-Go:
Make the most of story time with “What Does It Mean to Be Green?” by Rana DiOrio, a colorful (and appropriately soy-ink-printed) book that demystifies “green” for the kiddos ($16.95).
|Cute and Cuddly:
Bundle up big brother in this classic organic wool terry cloth jacket with wood buttons, then use it again next season for little sis ($48.00).
|A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man:
Unleash his inner Picasso using this two-sided wooden Melissa & Doug Art Easel which creatively features both chalk and dry-erase boards ($79.99).
|Spin Their Color Wheels:
A wooden art easel’s favorite companion? These recycled two-color crayons molded from non-toxic stubs of used crayons, of course! ($7.00).
|Give a Hoot:
Naturally, we’re biased. But we think this giant, organic-cotton-covered Olivia the Owl bean bag designed by Swedish illustrator Ulrika Gustafsson would make a very huggable addition to any stuffed-animal collection ($150.00).
|Keep It Clean:
Let little helpers pitch in big time with their own set of sustainable cleaning tools perfectly sized just for them, courtesy of the Wonder Cleaning Cart ($99.99).
|The Life Aquatic:
Your tot can easily explore in the deep blue sea (or perhaps just the bathtub) with the aid of this adventuresome Begin Again bathtub ball play set ($22.00).
|Say Yes to This Dress:
She’ll look merry and bright in this fab striped frock of organic cotton and hemp (dig those vintage solid brass buttons) from Harriet’s Haberdashery ($78.00).
|The Green House:
Give young design fans a place to play with this eco-friendly bamboo sunshine dollhouse boasting a fully-functional solar panel to recharge the batteries that operate its LED lights ($499.99).
|We Bought a Zoo:
These striking felt animals by Gazoor are the work of Israeli artist and former art teacher Iris Savir, who began making dolls for children from broken homes to teach them about nature and spirit (Starting at $80.00 each).