39 Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids of All Ages, Infants Through Teens

Quality eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens can be hard to find. These thirty-nine presents are not only green but have lasting appeal. 

Quality eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens can be hard to find. These thirty-four presents are not only green but have lasting appeal.

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After only a few years as a parent, it hit me: our house was engulfed in a sea of toys.

And not just toys. Plastic toys. Toys that would never decompose. Toys that would last forever.

Add to that the fact that half these toys were rarely or never played with, and the situation became even more depressing.

If I could turn back the clock and do it all over again, I’d not only be more deliberate about the toys we let into the house but also try my best to choose the most environmentally-friendly, sustainable toys possible.

The list I’ve put together contains eco-friendly gift ideas for children of all ages – from infants all the way up to teens.

In addition to seeking out green options, I’ve also chosen toys and gifts that kids and teens are most likely to appreciate and that have enduring appeal.

Toys for Babies and Toddlers

eco-friendly toys for babies and toddlers

From left to right:

Manhattan Toy Skwish Rattle: Made with sustainable wood, un-dyed.

HABA Kringelring Rattle & Clutching Toy: Made with sustainable wood

Blanket Bunny: 100% organic cotton

Organic Cotton Stuffed Scraptopus: 100% organic cotton

Eco-Friendly Imaginative Play Gifts for Preschoolers


From left to right:

Hape Wood Toy Cars: Made with 100% non-toxic wood

Organimals, Devon the Sheep: Made with 100% organic cotton

Plan Toys Preschool Beehive: Made with wood and E-zero glue

Hape Fix It Wood Toolbox: Made with wood and non-toxic materials

Toys for Children Ages 5-10

Eco-friendly toys ages 5-10

From left to right:

Hape Quadrilla Wooden Marble Run Construction System: Made with wood and non-toxic finishes

Mod Complete 64 Piece Children’s Wood Building Blocks: Made from organic pinewood

4M Tin Can Robot: Teaches the value of recycling by repurposing a used can into a fun and functional robot.

Green Science Green Rocket: Uses recycled materials

Eco-Friendly Musical Instruments for Children

Eco-friendly musical instruments

From left to right:

Plan Toys Clatter Music: Made with wood and E-zero glue

Plan Toys Solid Drum: Made with wood

Hape Musical Instrument Set: Made with wood and non-toxic finishes

Hape Wooden Guitar: Made with wood and non-toxic finishes

Bath Toys That Are Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly bath toys

From left to right:

Green Toys Submarine: 100% recycled plastic milk jugs

Green Toys Stacking Cups: 100% recycled plastic milk jugs

Green Toys Rescue Toys: 100% recycled plastic milk jugs

Eco-Friendly Art Supplies for Kids


From left to right:

Eco-Kids Eco-Dough: Uses all-natural ingredients including plant, fruit and vegetable extracts

Honey Sticks Crayons: 100% beeswax with non-toxic pigments

Veggie Baby Finger Paint Pad: 100% recycled paper

Children’s Earth Paint Kit: Made with natural earth pigments, organic cornstarch and gum Arabic (tree sap)

Eco-Friendly Craft Kits


From left to right:

Natural Earth Paint Wooden Eggs Craft Kit: Made of wood and natural paint

Green Kid Crafts: An eco-friendly craft and STEM monthly subscription box

Alex Toys Eco Crafts Scrapbook: Earth-friendly paper and supplies

Artterro Felt Jewelry Kit: Eco-friendly supplies

Gifts for Tween and Teen Girls

four eco-friendly gifts for teens and tweens

From left to right:

Organic Herb Garden Kit: Organic herbs

SANDbags Designs Upcycle Purses: Made from repurposed vintage clothing, rescued remnants

Burts Bees Tips and Toes Gift Set: All natural ingredients

Love Our Oceans – Set of 5 Bracelets: For each set of bracelets purchased, 5 pounds of trash will be removed from rivers, canals, and oceans.

Gifts for Tween and Teen Boys

Eco-friendly gifts for teen boys

From left to right:

Upcycle Innertube Wallet: Made from upcycled innertube bike tire tubes

Balvor Solar Charger: Charges gadgets using solar energy

Revelo bike tire belt: Made from a recycled Schwalbe cyclocross tire

eco-friendly gifts for kids and teens

See also:

60 of the Best Outdoor Gifts for Kids to Get Them (and Keep Them!) Outside

101+ of the Best Experience Gifts Your Kids Are Going to Love

22 Non-Toy Children’s Gifts

20 of the Best Educational Subscription Boxes for Kids

29 Eco-Friendly School Supplies for Kids

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About Kerry Flatley

Hi! I’m Kerry, the mother of two girls and a certified parent educator. I believe it is possible for parents to have a supportive, loving, and warm relationship with their kids while raising them to be independent and ultimately self-sufficient. Over the years, I’ve read numerous books and articles that support this belief and I’ve put these ideas into practice with my own kids. Read more about me and Self-Sufficient Kids here.