Christmas is coming, and if you're an eco-conscious parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle, that may make you stress. What do I buy for the kids, tweens and teens in my life? We get it. We want to give gifts they'll love, that aren't full or plastic, and won't end up in pieces in the bin in a few months. We've done the hard work for you, and rounded up the best sustainable kids gifts for eco-conscious kids, tweens and teens.
We think giving sustainable gifts is the way forward, for kids and grown ups: it's the feel-good way to shop! And now you can shop with over 30 eco-conscious, sustainable small companies all in one place here at GlobalWAKEcup.
Be Inspired By The Best Sustainable Gifts for Kids
Getting kids thinking about simple ways they can help the planets isn't always easy. Our kids sustainable gift ideas are a soft way to introduce the idea of reusing, and taking care of our world. They'll last for years to come as well.
Durable Reusable Kids Gifts
Most kids are already on board with reusables, but often reusable bottles can be made of plastic, or a bit big for little hands. Our 300ml Small Water Bottle is big enough to keep kids hydrated at school, without weighing them down. It's also dishwasher safe, so grownups won't have to remember to hand wash it.
Kids also love our sustainably sourced reusable lunch bags, which are made of washable, waterproof and insulated bonded poly paper fibres. We included a little pocket on the outside, so you can add a little note, or pop in a drawing. We also have a personalised version of our popular lunch bags too.
For a practical stocking filler, how about a Kids Eco Toothbrush from Organically Epic? We think it's a good idea to start kids young when it comes to making plastic-free choices. This bamboo toothbrush is available in soft and medium versions, perfect to keep little teeth sparkling clean.
Brilliant Sustainable Gift Ideas for Tweens and Teens
We know tweens and teens can be the trickiest to buy for, but we have plenty of great sustainable gift ideas for you this Christmas. So let's dive in to our sustainable gift inspiration for older children.
Sustainable Skincare for Tweens and Teens
These Cream Butter Bars from All Earth make perfect stocking fillers for tweens and teens. They'll love using them as a body moisturiser, hand cream or lip balm. They can even pop them in the bath to melt into a luxuriously moisturising bath time experience. Choose from fragrance free, refreshing lemongrass or relaxing lavender.
Sustainable Hair Heroes Tweens and Teens Will Love
This plastic-free Bamboo Hairbrush by Green Island is sure to be a hit, thanks to it's gentle detangling action and eco-chic credentials. And you'll love the sustainable bamboo handle and pins, and natural rubber mat.
Why not add a plastic-free shampoo bar too? The Hydrating One from Kind2 smells gorgeous, it suitable for all hair types, and will encourage your tween to take responsibility for their hair washing.
Has the teen you're shopping for overdone it on the heat styling? Then they'll love a 100% natural Deep Repair Organic Hair Mask from Corrine Taylor. It's free from palm oil, SLS, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance and colour. Plus it's vegan and cruelty free, and comes in a recyclable glass jar.
Eco-Friendly Make-up That's Kind to Young Skin
Mineral make-up is the kindest, both for skin and the planet. Introduce your teen to mineral make-up with the Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow Trio from Love The Planet. Here we're showing 'Mermaid Vibes' but there are other colour combinations available too. They are plastic-free and refillable as well as being highly pigmented.
When it comes to removing that make-up, reusable Cleansing Rounds are ideal, and zero waste.
Eco Pampering for Teens
We know lots of teens (and grownups, for that matter) who love nothing more than a relaxing bath and some chocolate. The Salt Parlour have the perfect gift with their beautiful Calm Bath Box. This gorgeous gift box comes with Rose Geranium Bath Salts, 3 Rose Incense Sticks and Raw Halo Mylk & Pink Himalayan Salt Vegan Chocolate.
Sustainable Teen Gifting Ideas for Out and About
Our stylish 100% vegan wallet has statement stitching and a contemporary, brown paper finish. There's space for up to 12 cards and a double pocket for cash and receipts. It looks like recycled brown paper, but has strength and thickness of the toughest leather.
Why not pair it with the matching WAKEbag Backpack, which comes in brown or black, and can be personalised. It's the perfect size for a tablet, lunch, water bottle and coffee cup.
Techie teens will love this Self-Cleaning UV Water Bottle from WAKEcup. Just click the button to turn on the UV power, and just 3 minutes later, the bottle will be clean leaving no germs, odour or taste! The matte black finish and UV logo will keep teens stylish, and it holds 550ml. It's double walled, so it keeps water cold for 12 hours and hot for 4. Why not personalise this high-tech bottle?
What if you could treat your teen to some Insta-worthy sunglasses, made from 100% recycled fishing nets? These Harlyn sunglasses come in Slate for lasting style, and Aqua for a more fun finish. They come with a sustainable fold up cork case to keep them safe.
Beach-loving teens, or keen swimmers will adore the Wild Atlantic Sand Free Beach Towel. It's big, but not bulky, and sand won't stick to it. It also dries super-quickly, in around half the time of a regular cotton towel. We think that making it perfect for busy teens, (and for the ones who forget to unpack their bags).
The Two in One conditioning shampoo bar by Kind 2 too is a fun stocking filler for teens with short to medium length hair. Plus, it can be used as a body wash and beard wash too. That'll save time in the shower, and no plastic in sight. One bar = 250ml.
So there you have it: our ultimate gift guide for eco-conscious kids, tweens and teens. We hope you've been inspired to shop small this Christmas, and support the small businesses we've partnered with. You can buy all of these sustainable kids gifts and many more on our gorgeous new website.
Check out our eco gift inspiration for grown ups here!