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The Ultimate Green Christmas Guide - 15 Best Eco-friendly Gifts for Kids

November 10, 2023 6 min read

Children gathered around a Christmas tree opening eco-friendly gifts for kids

'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread some holiday cheer than by giving presents that not only bring joy but also contribute to a greener, more sustainable world.  At Little Change Creators, we're all about promoting eco-conscious choices, and this festive season, we're excited to share 15 of our favourite eco-friendly gifts for kids.  From sustainable swimwear to creative art supplies, we've got it all covered!  Read on to see how you can make this holiday season a lot more planet-friendly for the little ones in your life...


Best Reusable Colouring Mat 

Reusable Colouring Sets

When it comes to sustainable toys, Little Change Creators leads the way.  With double-sided, reusable colouring mats and carbon-neutral packaging, Re-FUN-able™ Colouring Sets are an obvious choice for eco-conscious gifting.  These sets come with everything you need, including a sustainable cloth eraser, 12 child-safe pens, a fabric storage pouch and a contribution to charity.  They’re perfect for travel, mealtimes, mindfulness and messy play plus the non-stick surface is dishwasher-safe and machine-washable too.  A complete game-changer for keeping kids entertained and a thoughtful Christmas gift for kids and kidults!


Elasam Kids Swimwear 

Sustainable Kids’ Swimwear

As a nation of sun-seekers, living in a country surrounded by sea, protecting our kids’ skin from damaging rays is paramount.  That’s why we love Elasam, a local brand making kids’ swimwear from recycled materials, including plastic bottles and fishing nets retrieved from our oceans.  Elasam offers rashies, shorts, swim sets and accessories in a range of fun prints to suit both boys and girls.  All swimwear is made from UPF50 fabrics for superior sun-protection.


Spark Pop Gift Card 

Memorable Experience Gifts

Tired of adding to the toy clutter each year?  That’s where Spark Pop comes in.  As Australia's first experience marketplace for kids and families, Spark Pop helps families curb playroom clutter with its wide variety of experience gift cards.  Choose from activities to suit all ages, from toddlers to teens, and give kids an experience that’ll last a lifetime instead of another toy destined for landfill.


Somewhere Co Lunch Satchel 

Stylish Lunch Satchels

Style up school lunches with these super-fun and practical lunch satchels from The Somewhere Co.  These satchels fit the largest of bento boxes and an ice pack to keep everything nice and cool. The velcro closure makes them super easy for little hands to manage.  Not to mention the outer shell is made from recycled water bottles.  A+ for sustainable gifting! 

Plum Play Create and Paint Easel 

Planet-friendly Painting Easel

Budding artists will love this Create and Paint Easel by Plum Play.  Made from sustainably-sourced FSC-certified wood, this easel features an easy-to-clean painting screen, storage for brushes, paints and tools, a bamboo wind chime and a growing station for little gardeners.  With so much versatility, this easel is an investment that will last for many years.


Zero Plastics Train Track 

Recycled Plastic Track Set

This 100% recycled plastic interconnecting track by Zero Plastics Australia comes as 8-piece or 16-piece sets that fit any existing wooden tracks you may have.  Aside from being fun, these Track-In-A-Box sets are a fantastic way to introduce young children to sustainability and how we can repurpose many of the items we use each day.  Between 77 and 160 single use plastic milk lids go into making every track set with four colour options available.  Imagine having this under your Christmas tree for years to come!


Bee Hotel and Insect House 

Eco-Friendly Insect House Kit

Give nature a helping hand with this fun Insect House project.  An insect house is a safe habitat for solitary bees, butterflies, ladybugs and other beneficial insects to increase biodiversity in your garden.  It offers a safe place for insects to rest, hibernate, nest and lay eggs away from prying predators. With tubes and holes of various sizes, this insect house is the bee's knees for insects of all kinds!  Made from environmentally-friendly materials, it is the perfect addition to your family’s garden and an educational gift for kids of all ages.


Little Potion Co Rainbow Sparkles Potion Kit 

Mindful Potion Kits

A world of imaginative play awaits with these mindful potion kits by The Little Potion Co.  Potion play allows little creatives to experiment with ingredients that fizz, shimmer and sparkle!  It’s a fun sensory activity that includes affirmation cards to promote children’s confidence and kindness.  We also love that this Australian brand prioritises sustainability and uses ingredients that are nature-based and non-toxic.


Frank Green Reusable Drink Bottle Gift Set 

Reusable Drink Bottles

Have a cupboard full of leaky drink bottles?  Most families do, which is why we’re pleased to introduce you to the ultimate reusable bottle set by Frank Green.  With an unbreakable base and spill-proof design, these super-stylish bottles are made to last and are a practical gift for school days and holidays.


Honeysticks Painting Gift Set 

Natural Art Supplies

If you’re shopping for a little Picasso, you can’t go wrong with the Honeysticks Ultimate Activity Pack.  Featuring a variety of eco-friendly art supplies, it makes a thoughtful and practical gift for a toddler or preschooler.  Each pack includes Honeysticks famous 100% pure beeswax crayons, a toddler-friendly colouring book made from recycled paper and a natural watercolour paint set.  Honeysticks create safe, sustainable products that children love to use, without all the nasty ingredients found in many other art supplies.  This Ultimate Activity Pack will provide hours of learning activities to keep them entertained and stimulated during the festive season and beyond.


Sol Seekers Travel Mat 

Recycled Plastic Picnic and Travel Mats

Summer holidays are for outdoor adventures and these 100% recycled Sol Seeker travel mats are the perfect companion for little explorers. Completely glue-free construction binds three layers of fabric, keeping the mats compact, light, strong and soft.  Perfect for popping in the backpack for a play at the park or a walk through the forest.  Each mat diverts approximately 45 plastic bottles from sitting in landfill or ending up in our oceans.  Amazing!  Sol Seekers also supports local artists and charities so they’re a great Australian brand to buy from.


Eco Splat Reusable Water Balloons 

Reusable Water Balloons

Can you imagine endless water play with no nasty waste?  EcoSplat Reusable Water Balloons allow kids to keep playing without queuing at the tap, refilling with water and creating lots of rubbish.  This means you can sit back, relax and let them have a blast... or jump in there and join in the fun!  Just dunk in water, throw and repeat.  These water play toys are a treat for little kids and teenagers alike (and adults too!).


Eco Art and Craft STEM Science Kit 

Eco Science and STEM Kit

Eco Art and Craft produce natural, non-toxic, and plant-based art products you and your kids will love!  This fun Science and STEM Kit blends science, geology, craft and colour into one.  Kids will love that they can make their own volcano and once the eruption subsides they can use the volcano and lava swamp for small world play.  The best thing is that once they’ve finished playing, the whole volcano can go into your green organics bin.  A fun and educational activity that won’t add to landfill!


Eugy 3D Paper Puzzles 

3D Cardboard Construction Puzzles

We love a brand that cares about people and our planet.  That’s why Eugy is an easy choice when it comes to sustainable gifts for kids.  Eugy make cute three-dimensional animal puzzles in over 100 varieties that support children’s problem-solving and concentration skills and grow their appreciation for nature.  Eugy puzzles are crafted from 100% recyclable, biodegradable and non-toxic materials and each purchase contributes to a number of wildlife organisations and children’s charities.


Little Change Creators Gift Cards 

Little Change Creators Gift Cards

With so many eco-friendly gift options, it can be hard to decide on the perfect present for children you love.  Little Change Creators Gift Cards offer you convenience while giving kids the gift of choice.  Gift Cards in five denominations allow you to give as little or as much as you want and receive the Gift Card instantly.  How easy is that?  Save yourself from decision fatigue, avoid adding to landfill and allow your loved ones to choose an eco-friendly gift themselves with a Little Change Creators Gift Card.


This holiday season, let's embrace the spirit of giving while keeping our planet in mind. Whether it's through eco-friendly swimwear, creative art supplies, practical gifts or memorable experiences, there are countless ways to make the festive season both magical and sustainable for the children we love.  Let's come together and create a brighter, greener future for the little change creators in our lives.  Happy gifting and happy holidays!



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