2020 Ethical Holiday Gift Guide | Kids & Baby

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This list is far from complete, but it includes lots of fun toys for imaginative play, educational play & plenty of apparel for babies, toddler, or kids. The kids on your holiday shopping list will enjoy playing with these now and sharing them with little ones in the years to come.

These brands are in no particular order, if you are looking for something not on the list be sure to comment below and I’ll do my best to send you an ethical option!

The Kids Gift Guide

Lemonade Boutique


As a child, stuffed animals were always my favorite and what better gift to give a child than one that helped provide jobs for mothers so that they too would be able to give their children the best possible life. This small avocado plushy rattle makes the perfect gift! This bright green avocado is always smiling. It has a brown “pit” and stem. Perfect for tiny hands to grab onto and the rattle inside gives a soft sound when shaken. Handmade with cotton yarn, it is super soft and lightweight. Perfect for hours of pretend play. This fruit provides dignified employment to women in Bangladesh.  This small dinosaur plushy rattle makes the perfect gift! This dino provides dignified employment to women in Bangladesh.

  • Made by women overcoming generational poverty in Bangladesh
  • Fair Trade Federation Member & World Fair Trade Organization Member

Pact Apparel

Baby, Toddler, Kids Apparel

Pact Apparel is organic, soft, and well made. I especially love their soft organic cotton & how versatile these pieces are for active on-the go kids. They have everything from baby bodysuits to dresses, tees, and pants for boys & girls. Made with the same soft organic cotton as their classic cut tees for men and women.

Abundant Affirmations

Affirmation Cards

What did you need to hear most when you were a kid? Do you have hopes and dreams for your child. Their potential, their future. Our children have the capacity to do amazing and cool things. We have to help them believe in themselves.We have to help them develop an inner voice that speaks words of abundance and kindness instead of an inner voice that gives them reasons to believe they aren’t good enough. 

I love affirmation cards, and use Abundant Affirmations for myself. What better gift to give a child than the courage to be the strong & capable people they can become.

Zeki Learning

Educational Toys

Zeki Learning resources are designed in collaboration with experienced teachers and educators for use in the classroom and home. Each Zeki Learning product encourages the growth and development of cognitive and physical development such as fine motor skills, sensory skills, language development, and emotional intelligence. In addition, these learning materials are resources for family members to engage in fun interactions with children.  Each Zeki Learning resource is handmade by women in the West Bank. As nearly all of our employees are mothers, they have a special connection to the products they make. By working with Zeki Learning, artisans are empowered to provide a brighter future for their own children. 

Noonday Collection

Toys & Crafts

Giving and receiving ornaments was a common practice for kids when I was little and I would have been just giddy to get this cute llama ornament. It makes for a whimsical addition to your tree, and a perfect gift for anyone you’d like to send some holiday cheer to. For the crafty kids in your life the DIY kits are a thoughtful and joyous way to celebrate connection this holiday season! The Batik Dye Kit has everything you need to create a colorful work of art. Keep a set for you or your kids and gift a set to a friend!

Cuddle & Kind

Stuffed Toys

cuddle+kind was created because they wanted to make beautiful hand-knit dolls that help feed children. So for every cuddle+kind doll sold, we give 10 meals to children in need.Each doll is handmade and provides jobs for women artisans in Peru providing them with sustainable, fair trade income.These lovely dolls are perfect for little ones, take monthly growth pictures with them and let them play with them. Heirloom quality for years to come.

The Good Tee

Baby & Toddler Basics

Organic cotton baby & toddler basics that are soft and wear well, make them your own with their natural dye kit. Made in an ethical factory that supports artisans with fair living wages, so that they can care for their families while you care for yours!

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