Continuing with our Conscious Christmas With Abe’s Market series, today we’ve lined up a fun list of green gifts for boys.
One of the keys to keeping your holiday sustainable is to remember that it’s quality, not quantity that counts… Unless you find it charming to hear a child rant like Dudley Dursley about 36 gifts being two less than last year. Instead, choose a few carefully-selected, thoughtful gifts that your child will continue to read, wear, or play with long after Christmas morning.
Green Magic Set by ImagiPLAY / BeginAgain Toys
I was thrilled to find BeginAgain toys at Abe’s Market. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the amazing folks behind this company at the ABC Kids Expo this year. I wanted to play with every toy in their booth – colorful, engaging, and educational. No flashing, singing, do-all-the-work-for-you, mindless, battery-operated stuff here!
In this set, world famous green magician, Steve Trash presents tricks to amaze and educate your friends. Each trick is easy to learn with included instructions and is framed in an ecological story.
We love this Castle Bookcase by Krooom for it’s great price ($60-range), versatility, and recycled design. Made from sturdy cardboard (we know first hand that it can last for years), this bookcase is fully foldable and can be recycled again once your child outgrows it.
Chances are, the first time your son ever entertained himself for more than three minutes, he was building or stacking something. Tegu’s Original Set includes 52 blocks in four shapes: Cubes, Long Planks, Short Planks, and Jumbo Planks. The blocks come in a natural finish. Magnetic connections between the blocks make for novel play that defies gravity and increases a child’s creative freedom. (Ages 3+)
DIY Pirate Ship
Our 6-year old might have had me walk the plank for not including this. Encourage creativity in your child by letting him decorate and assemble his own pirate ship. Made from recycled cardboard. Approx. assembled size: 18″ x 7.5″ x 18″
Sustainable Surf Board Growth Chart
A cool addition to a boy’s room, this vintage wooden Surfboard growth chart is made of sustainable baltic birch plywood. The art work is printed directly onto the wood using eco-friendly inks, and then finished with a whey based coating. Meticulously made in the USA.
Lacing Scape Pond by ImagiPLAY / BeginAgain Toys
Preschoolers develop fine motor and problem solving skills while designing their own pondscape as they lace the 15 critters to the solid wood background. This unique and creative take on a lacing toy keeps kids engaged and intrigued.
Each batch of Eco-Dough is a handmade from natural and eco-friendly ingredients – fruit, plant and vegetable extracts. The ingredients list of Eco Dough looks a lot like a recipe for salad – spinach, beets, carrots, purple sweet potato, blueberries, red cabbage, tomatoes, and paprika. Colors include pink, orange, yellow, green and blue.
Abe’s Market sponsored this post, but all opinions in this and our Conscious Christmas with Abe’s Market series are strictly mine. See our disclosure for more information on sponsored posts.