20 Fun Eco-Friendly Toys Your Toddler Will Love This Christmas
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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re shopping for eco-friendly toddler toys for your little one this year, then you’ve come to the right place!
Many children’s toys are made from plastic and contain hormone disrupting chemicals, so it’s no surprise that many people are opting for plastic-alternatives—especially since toddlers like to place toys into their mouth.
Plastic toys also have a short lifespan, they clutter your space, and they can’t be recycled—all the more reason to swap them for something sustainable!
Why Choose Eco-Friendly Toys Over Plastic?
Eco-friendly toddler toys are made of natural or organic material with non-toxic components and are safe to touch. They can also be easily recycled or composted.
Green toddler toys are also ethically and sustainably sourced, and do not leave a negative impact on our environment.
Wood, silicone, natural rubber and organic fabric are all great examples of what eco-friendly toddler toys can be made of—and they don’t require batteries.
With that said, below is our eco-friendly gift guide for sustainable, non-toxic and planet-friendly toddler toys (just in time for Christmas) that you and your child will love!
The Best Natural Toddler Toys For Sustainable Fun
This wicker doll pram by Cackoo is handmade from willow and water-based paint. It’s a charming eco-friendly gift for little ones who enjoy playing with dolls, and I love the boho style!
If you’re shopping for a non-toxic doll with hypoallergenic fill, look no further than Apple Park organic cotton dolls! They come in all sorts of colors, and are available in both genders. These eco-friendly soft dolls are high quality, and make wonderful first dolls for toddlers!
Don’t let cold winter weather stop you from having fun! This adorable Montessori indoor gym for toddlers is made from natural wood and can be arranged in many different ways! Your toddler will love receiving this as a gift!
With its modern and minimalistic design, detachable legs and a convenient cotton storage bag attached to the bottom, this natural wood table with nontoxic paint will go well with any modern home, as well as allow for easy and compact storage when not in use.
A travel activity cube is a great gift for toddlers who tend to travel a lot with their parents. This wooden busy cube by BrainUp Toys has various activities and will keep your little one busy in the car and during airplane travel.
This adorable airplane is a 2-in-1 rocker and ride-on that’s made from sturdy plywood, rubber and non-toxic paint. Because of its design, this beautiful and sustainable toy will last for many years to come!
Stacking trains are classic toys that spark imagination and help little ones work on their motor skills, and we really love this charming wooden stacking train by Melissa And Doug!
Kids love playing with toy vacuums, and this wooden one by Fat Brain Toys has a magnetic bottom that scoops up magnets—and it’s really cool! It’ll make your little one feel like they’re really cleaning!
This wooden Montessori busy board offers fun hands-on play for toddlers and can be used both in the home and during car or airplane travel. These boards are also great for sensory play and occupational therapy.
Made from sustainable material and nontoxic paint, this whimsical toddler ride-on toy by Le Toy Van is absolutely charming, safe, and tons of fun for little ones as young as one! I love that this particular push-toy is also gender neutral, making it a wonderful eco-friendly toy for little boys and girls!
If your little one loves playing with stacking toys and sorting shapes, then they’ll love this whimsical wooden Montessori set by Youuys. These blocks will teach your little one all about problem solving and geometric shape recognition. It’s also a sustainable toy that’s great for fine motor skill development!
Wooden wobble boards are fun sustainable toddler toys and can be used for so much more than just wobbling. Kids can turn them upside down and use them as slides, they can lay on them and read, and then can turn them upside down and use them as a snack tray!
The Toddler’s First Coloring Book from Honeysticks is hand-made in New Zealand from 100% recycled paper and features 40 large pages with simple images to spark creativity and play. It also comes with a set of non-toxic beeswax crayons that are thick and easy to hold!
For little ones who love to swing, this eco-friendly wooden swing by EcoTribe makes the perfect sustainable gift! It’s made from natural birch wood and equipped with cotton rope. It can be hung in a doorway, porch, or on a tree branch when the weather is ideal!
This award winning pull toy is made from natural wood and non-toxic paint. This eco-friendly toy helps toddlers develop hand-eye coordination, promotes dexterity, and manipulation—and best of all, it promotes imaginative play!
These adorable jigsaw puzzles by BigShu make a wonderful eco-friendly gift for a toddler! They’re bright, colorful and encourage problem solving as well as motor skill development.
Your little one can work on shape recognition with this adorable shape learning toy made from edible grade silicone. You can also choose from alphabet letters, numbers, or all 3!
This sensory bin set is made from natural wood and makes a great gift for toddlers. It comes with a bin that mom or dad can fill up with sand, rice or macaroni, and allows their allow one to explore with all of the neat accessories.
This fun wooden fast track by Wonder And Wise is made from ply wood and nontoxic paint. Your toddlers will have a blast watching their little wooden cars race down the ramps!
Inspired by weather, this adorable wooden activity walker by Tender Leaf will keep your toddler entertained long after their first steps!