Gift shopping can be hard. Trying to find something kids will like that is also environmentally friendly and affordable? Very hard!

There is nothing better than giving the “winning” gift, the one that they open up and start playing with even though they haven’t finished opening the rest of the presents. That is what I strive for, so I can be the coolest aunt around! If I can help them learn about saving the planet and help them realize that the Earth is cool too, all the better.

That’s why I made this list of eco-friendly gifts for kids. All of them are less than $25, and now I’m armed and ready when a new baby comes along, or I need a last-minute gift!

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Gifts for Infants

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TL;DR

As an aunt of kids ranging in age from 3 years to 19 years, and one who’s fully adult at 28 years of age, I know all about gift shopping for other people’s kids!

The young ones are easy. You’re basically just shopping for whatever you think is cutest, or maybe what will best help their development along. But when they start to develop opinions and personalities it gets a lot trickier.

So I did my research and found some gift ideas that won’t break the budget, but just might get the kids to go crazy.

Although there is some overlap between the age ranges, I will break it down by age group.

Remember, all of these gifts are under $25 USD at the time of this update (Aug. 8, 2020).

Gifts for Infants

As I mentioned before. Gifts for infants are usually more for the adult or for the development of the child. They might be very practical, like clothing. Or they might be more fun, I stuck with the fun stuff!

Organic Cotton Pacifier Buddy

Made from 100% organic cotton, and stuffed with hypoallergenic, sustainable corn fiber, these ultra-soft little pacifier buddies are sure to please parents and infants alike.

Eco Friendly Gifts for Kids - Pacifier Buddy
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Organic Baby Rattles

Babies need stimulation and something safe to put in their mouths. These baby rattles from Green Sprouts check both boxes. They’re made with soft, 100% organic cotton, they have bright colors and good contrast, and the rattle noise generates curiosity for a growing mind.