Christmas 2015 Guide Guide: Top Ethical Gifts
Say goodbye to throw-away plastic and hello to ethical toys by having a green Christmas with Babi Pur. Our shelves are fit to burst with lots of lovely organic, fair trade, sustainable toys that are built to last, without harming the planet. Here are our top ten ethical gifts that your children will love this Christmas.
Haba Wooden BlocksWooden building blocks have to be one of our all time favourite toys and Haba have a wide selection for all ages. Haba First Blocks are a fab Christmas present for a one-year-old. Combining brightly coloured blocks with a bell, beads, mirror and ball, building their first tower will be a stimulating experience. Take it to the next level with the 102-piece Haba Basic Building Blocks XL Set, a huge set of building blocks that will keep children aged 1 and up entertained for hours. For ages three and up, the Haba Ghost Tower and Knight’s Castle block set will be a magical present. Young children will love creating castles of their own designs using this set and populating them with a host of residents, including a spooky ghost and fiery dragon. Children aged 5 and up (not to mention their parents) will love Haba’s historical sets which enable them to create the pyramids, Middle Eastern palaces and the Roman Coliseum.
Who could resist this cute romper when shopping for ethical gifts for a baby this Christmas? Your little pudding will be good enough to eat in this fair trade, organic cotton outfit. The fabric is super-soft so it’s perfect for babies’ delicate skin and will be comfortable to sleep in, as well as look stylish come Christmas Day. This romper suit has an envelope neck and poppers at the bottom for speedy changes. Check out our full range of lovely ethical, organic clothing by Piccalilly for babies and children.
This fantastic fire engine is another one of our ethical toys that will get years of use. Older babies will love using this walker to take their first tentative steps but it won’t be abandoned once they’re well able to walk as it can also be enjoyed as a toy fire engine. It has reflective blue lights that spin when pushed along, a spinning hose reel with detachable hose to put out those fires, a handle that doubles up as a ladder, and a little firefighter finger puppet – everything your little one needs to put out a fire. This German-made toy is of an exceptionally high quality and will be one to save for your grandchildren. For more ethical gift ideas, see our full range of walkers.
Dolls make for a classic Christmas present and these dolls by Lanka Kade are gorgeous ethical gifts at fantastic prices. They’re handmade in Sri Lanka in a fair trade factory, and their colourful clothes are made from local woven, fair trade fabrics too. This dolly, with her happy smile and amazing skirt, will look perfect peeking out of a Christmas stocking. At Babi Pur, we have a huge range of dolls and are sure to have one that looks like your child. Whether you’re looking for a boy doll or a girl doll, or one with brown, red, blonde or black hair, light skin or dark skin, there’s sure to be the perfect one for you on our shelves. Check out our full range of dolls and accessories at Babi Pur.
This solid beech pram is the perfect Christmas present for a child who loves their dolly. It’s made by Haba in Germany from sustainable wood and built to last – no cheap materials or sweatshop conditions here! Like the Haba Wagon Brigade, this pram can be used as a walker and for years to come as a toy. This makes it one of our top ethical toys, as it’s the gift that keeps on giving! Toddlers will love to push it along as they build up their confidence on their feet and older children will love to play Mummies and Daddies, taking their dolls and teddies out for a walk. Why not team it up with one of our lovely dolls for an extra-special present?
Alphabet Jigsaws make beautiful jigsaws from sustainably sourced rubber wood in fair trade factories in Sri Lanka. They are painted using non-toxic paints and come packaged in organic cotton bags and recycled cardboard boxes, so are about as green a toy as you can get. This gorgeous jigsaw features a heap of fabulously painted woodland animals. Children will love completing the jigsaw puzzle, learning their numbers as they go, but the animal pieces can be played with in their own right as figures. For more ideas for educational, ethical gifts, check out our extensive range of gorgeous jigsaws.
All the family will love this beautiful Butterfly Puzzle. Use the lime wood pieces to assemble not only a butterfly but any pattern, creature or landscape you can conjure. The only limit is your child’s imagination (although we’re sure Mum and Dad will enjoy playing with this too). Crafted from solid, sustainable wood and coloured with water-based stain in Germany, this toy not only looks amazing but has solid eco and ethical credentials too. There are ethical gifts to suit all ages in our beautiful range of Grimm’s toys.
Stop the bus! This iconic London bus is one of our top ethical gifts and very popular with little transport enthusiasts. Made in Indonesia from sustainably sourced, legal wood in a factory with top working conditions for staff, this bus needn’t worry about its footprint. It’s painted bright red and has a whole load of features that will delight young children – chunky wheels, a cute Budkin driver, destination list and a removable roof to make it easier to put in passengers. This big, red bus will be a hit with children aged three and up this Christmas. Check out our full range of play sets this Christmas.
This gorgeous giraffe is just one of a huge range of wooden figures by Holztiger available at Babi Pur. Featuring farm, safari and woodland creatures, as well as Christmas figures, children and adults alike will love these chunky figures. Handcrafted from solid, sustainable wood and painted with non-toxic, water-based paints in Europe, these ethical gifts are built to last and will be played with for hours. They’re good value too, so why not buy a few and give as a fab play set this Christmas? Watch them come to life in a child’s hands.
Shiver me timbers! If you’re looking for a way to drag the kids out into the fresh air, or for a fun family present, then check out this fab pirate skittles set. We love traditional toys at Babi Pur and this set of wooden skittles takes us back to our own childhoods. The detailed paintwork on these fair trade skittles is beautiful, but other options are available. They’re made in Sri Lanka from sustainable wood in a factory where workers have high welfare standards. Who says ethical gifts have to be boring?