10 Amazing Eco-Friendly Stocking Fillers for Your Toddler
Our Babycup First Cup makes the ideal stocking filler for any toddler (anything loved by parents and kids alike is always a big win, right?), so that’s one gift sorted. But what about the rest? The best stockings are kept cheap and cheerful, true, but there’s no need to fill a stocking with bits and pieces you’ll just want to ditch after. Not only is this uneconomical for mum and dad, but it’s not exactly eco-friendly either.
There is so much to choose from, but this year, why not make stocking filler choices that are better for you, better for your little one and better for the planet too? We’ve rounded up our top-10 picks eco-friendly stocking stuffers for your lucky toddler!
Encourage your toddler to engage in creative play by introducing them to some of their favourite characters in finger puppet form! These fair trade toys are hand-knitted in Peru and come in a wide selection of animals (with Spiderman and The Pink Panther thrown in there too!).
Girls and boys alike will love playing with these on Christmas morning and beyond! You could even use them to make up your own story sacks for your favourite books.
It’s tough not to take photos of our beautiful kids, so it’s likely that they are pros in front of the lens, but how about giving them a chance to get behind it? But without risking the life of your camera.
This wooden version comes complete with a kaleidoscope lens for extra fun viewing and it’s made with sustainable materials too.
Multi-coloured shimmering silk on the end of a wooden sticks makes for magical game-play. Wave it around and cast magic spells, or simply enjoy the patterns and motions in the air.
Not only beautiful to look at, but also made with love and care. Each toy is dyed, hand hemmed and hand painted by seamstresses working from home in a small village near Suzhou, China.
Every child needs a fairy friend and these adorable little figures that have been hand felted in Romania are the perfect choice. Each has a personality of it’s own, making every purchase a firm favourite with children.
Taking you around the globe again to a place where toys are not mass produced, but lovingly made by individuals and small businesses, everything from the Wood Grandpa Etsy shop is brimming with glorious attention to detail. We just love this little wooden car.
Inspired by his own grandson, Granddad Grigory designs and creates all of his favourite toys for your bubs to play with. Handmade in Russia with eco-friendly materials.
Complex puzzles are still a bit too much for a young child, but these simple Lanka Kade options are perfect for starters. Each comes in a gorgeous ‘mummy and baby’ design and is handcrafted by skilled artisans in Sri Lanka from MDF and non toxic paints.
Sorry parents, a kazoo is probably not your favourite noise, but these are great fun and a real delight! Easy to use and ideal for rumpusing around the house. As always, Plan Toys are ethically made from sustainable Rubberwood and recycled Planwood.
This bath-time friend makes a great festive companion for tots in the tub! And as a single, solid piece they are suitable from age 1+.
Any green parent will be thrilled to discover that these are ethically made with natural sustainable materials and the whole creation process is actually carbon-neutral. Just as an added eco bonus, it will also come packaged in recycled, non-toxic packaging which can go straight into your recycling bin.
It is so refreshing to see more gender-fluid, all-inclusive toys and books available today which encourage our children to express themselves however they wish. Julian is a Mermaid is a ground-breaking picture book that has been widely celebrated all over the world for it’s promotion of acceptance and celebration of individuality.
Children are enraptured by the fun story and wonderful illustrations and parents will have a ball reading it too!
Last but not least on the list are the exquisite Moulin Roty shadow puppets. Get yours as an underwater mermaid scene, a fairytale land, dinosaurs or a selection of each! At £3.50 per pack, you can’t go wrong.