The Future is Now—Kid and Baby Gifts
DoneGood Holiday 2021 Gift Roundup
Children are the future, so isn’t it more important than ever to give them something made with people and the planet in mind? After all, leaving the planet better than we found it is probably the greatest gift we could give. The following products from DoneGood are all unique, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made with fair labor. Find gift ideas for every age on your list, whether it’s an organic baby blanket, a rainy day activity that ignites curiosity, or cozy, ethically made slippers.
Babies will put any and everything into their mouths, so buy something parents can feel safe handing them. This adorable reindeer teether from Tikiri Toys is non-toxic, BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, and made with organic natural rubber. Its design makes it easy for little hands to grasp and its legs make the perfect place for teething babies to chew and soothe irritated gums.
This precious doll from Tikiri Toys is looking for a best friend who will dress her up and take her on adventures. Sofia is a jointed doll (meaning children can move her arms and legs) that comes in a lovely carrying box, along with three precious outfits and adorable accessories. Her soft body was made for snuggling. All Tikiri Toys’ products are organic and sustainably made from natural materials.
$85, includes doll, closet, and 3 outfits—Buy Now
Give a more meaningful gift this holiday season. Perfect for kids ages 5 to 10, this toolkit from For Kids Purpose is a fun way to teach children how to help others. The kit includes a story book about helping the hungry; an activity guide packed full of ideas for how to better serve our communities; a Giving Bag ready to fill with goodies to give to someone in need; an inflatable globe; and a DIY Color Me Kind t-shirt that can be colored again and again after every wash (markers included). For Kids Purpose is driven to inspire future global citizens, and with every toolkit purchase, the company gives five meals and basic education to underprivileged children in India.
Every emerging artist needs a set of crayons, and these crayons from Global Gifts are sure to inspire. Their unique design makes them a piece of art all in themselves. Hand-carved in balsa wood and delicately painted in a rainbow of vibrant colors, each crayon has been made to look like an animal from the jungle. Global Gifts is all about making unique, fair-trade gifts. This non-profit is run mostly by volunteers and has supported artisans all over the world for more than 30 years.
$15, 8 pack—Buy Now
Spark learning and discovery with this Build-Your-Own Luci Solar Light Kit from MPOWERD. This hands-on STEM activity is the perfect project for a dreary day stuck at home. Not only will kids (ages 7 and up) learn all about the power of clean energy, but they will end up making their very own solar lamp. Each kit comes with a booklet that walks young minds through the science of electricity and solar power, tracing the history of inventors and scientists who got us where we are today.
Dress your baby in comfort all winter long. This exceptionally soft long-sleeve gender-neutral onesie is knitted with finely combed GOTS Certified Organic Cotton using an interlock technique that makes fabric thicker and more durable for wearing and washing. Available in white, pink, or blue, this celestial onesie from Under the Canopy features a convenient zipper enclosure that will come in handy during 3 a.m. diaper changes.
$28 (available in four sizes)—Buy Now
Super sweet and super soft, this specially curated gift set from Stina & Mae is perfect for all newborns. It comes with a versatile baby blanket and matching hat in a unique safari print, keeping infants warm all winter. The baby blanket works as a swaddle, a receiving blanket, and an impromptu burp cloth. Both products are handcrafted in the United States and made with 95 percent GOTS Certified Organic Cotton (and 5 percent elastic for a better stretch). Add an embroidered name or monogram for $15.
$62, blanket and hat—Buy Now
Young explorers deserve to discover the world in comfort. These soft and pliable wool walkabout slippers from Kyrgies are made with durable, non-slip rubber soles and elastic laces. They will adapt snugly to small feet, while still allowing little learners to pull them on with ease. Available in cold gray, magenta, and heathered navy, these slippers are handcrafted by artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. All of Kyrgies’ shoes are made with low-impact dyes. These slippers use a thicker, vegetable-tanned leather on the sole, which is a technique that avoids using chromium — a potentially toxic metal that can pollute waterways.
$49 (available in three colors)—Buy Now