This year and in an unprecedented context, our consumption and production choices are of particular importance for Christmas. Choose from consume locally, is to participate in the preservation of know-how, support jobs and investment of creators. Know that with your Christmas gifts, you allow small businesses to survive and be able to envision the future!
So to help you with your choices, here is my top 20 eco-friendly gifts for children, Made in France or Made in Europe. I chose to highlight very young and more established creators with commitments and environmental values in which I recognize myself. Hoping you can make some discoveries 🌿 🇫🇷
THE GUGUS: a crazy bestiary
The Gugus are delicious monsters, as hairy as they are cozy. Each piece, handmade in France, is made of organic cotton or wool. Greedy, romantic, comic, the Gugus invite you to discover their fantastic universe.
Little more : an Instagram account in which the designer likes to narrate the adventures of her companions.
PIPOUETTE : live your emotions
SHAISHO KIDS: the respectful cuddly toys
Shaisho offers soft toys and rattles that are environmentally friendly both in their organic form and in their composition. En linen or organic cotton, each piece impresses with its simplicity and design at the same time. The colors are obtained thanks to vegetable dyes, all in a universe that recalls both the Japanese aesthetic and the impulses of childhood. Limited quantity to stay in a reasoned production. Enough to make us want to consume 5 fruits and vegetables a day, at least!
Little more : a slogan that we would have liked to have found: "Make joy with less"
BORA MIRI: enter a dreamlike world
Trophies, wall decorations or dolls, Bora Miri realizes, in France, handmade creations that will immerse you in a universe as sweet as dreamlike. Each piece rivals poetry and elegance whether it is the dreamy cherries and tulips, the beautifully crowned cat or the deer from the collaboration with Coton Fair. The heads of these animals and plants are made of organic cotton, certified Oeko-tek.
ATELIER GABRIELLE: play and respect nature
"To be born is to receive a whole universe as a gift". Here is the mantra that guides the Gabrielle Workshop to imagine educational toys that accompany children in their learning and guide towards a simpler and environmentally friendly life. Products 100% Made in France, with a soft and poetic design.
Little more : practical sheets on beech and oak, the wood from which the creations are made, accompany each product.
ATELIER DE LA BELLE ÉTOILE: robots made of wood
L'Atelier de la Belle Etoilecreates original toys, entirely Made in France, Made in Savoie even, in a noble and eco-responsible material: wood. Each piece is part of a limited edition, numbered and handmade. Their articulated robots with evocative names (Robert / Roberta, Marcel / Marcelle) are deliberately gendered and easily manipulated by the little ones.
Little more : L'atelier de la Belle Etoile respects a zero waste approach. The smallest wood waste is recovered and the packaging recycled and recyclable.
NINA & MILES: the eco-responsible musical range
Like Nina Simone and Miles David... Inspired by Montessori pedagogy, Nina & Miles offers a range of instruments to accompany the musical awakening of the little ones. From the design at the top of the Montmartre hill (and yes we are neighbors) to the manufacture by a woodturner in the Jura, all stages of production of these instruments are made in France. Beech claves, sound balls and maracas were conceived to encourage the first musical experiments.
Little more : the creator is a mom and music teacher.
AGAIN! : houses to invent
The huts and housesAgain! are made of wood100% solid, without any particle board elements, neither chipboard, nor MDF, nor plywood. Made between France and Romania, Again! offers timeless pieces and evolving toys that are being built over time, like their different houses that can be decorated with a kitchen with its selective sorting bin, a wind turbine to illuminate or a vegetable garden. A universe to be built and imagined while respecting the environment.
Little more : each piece is unique.
BEAUTY AND CARE
CHOUETTE PARIS: a range of organic treatments
Chouette Paris has developed a range of healthy, simple products suitable for the whole family. Eco-friendly packaging in economical formatsincite to consume as justly as possible, and thus preserve natural resources.This is in the heart of Provencethat all products are developed and manufactured, according to the know-how and tradition of the French workshops.
Little more : subscription packages are available to receive the products you need every month.
THE VOODOOCREA: Doodle to the rescue!
An adorable washcloth with a design to fall, here is Scribble, the learning glove designed by Céline to teach our little ones to wash their hands. Each glove is handmade by its creator, in France.
Little more : for this Christmas, Céline has also set herself the challenge of offering Christmas herbal teas special nursing mom and pregnant wife !
JOYEUSE: the 2-7-year-old storyteller without a screen
Joyeuse is a story box, imagined by a dad, 100% Made in France and without screen, without wave, without button. This storyteller, with an irresistible touch, responds to a fully gestural operation inspired by the elementary movements of the little ones: shaking, tapping, turning... It contains66 history, tales and nursery rhymes of always and even a poetic alphabet book. There is also a version for 0-2 year olds.
Shake three times and .... a story will start!
SUPER EDITIONS : the books to illustrate
You have not been able to miss this autumn the illustrated book that has delighted many parents and children. Here we also love the collection of books to illustrate. Through the pages and the incredible situations imagined by Sandra Lanilis, children will be able to give free rein to their imagination and appropriate these little ones books become unique thanks to their drawings. Funny, creative and interactive!
Little more : they just released a Christmas story to illustrate
TROUBADOUR COURSE: awakening differently
Playbooks that teach our children in a practical and fun way to become great concentration champions. It is by immersing themselves in a story that over the pages the children play with the characters and develop their ability to concentrate. All this while having fun with the great literary classics like "The Lion and the Rat"!
Little more : these notebooks are made responsibly in France on environmentally friendly paper and shipped by solidarity companies.
MAISON PETIT POINT: works of art for toddlers
NEMURI NO MORI : recycled papercraft
No, we are not presenting them not only because they come from the Hautes-Pyrénées but because their creations are as playful as they are eco-responsible. Nemuri No Mori offers a collection of animals, made of recycled paper, to assemble yourself. A beautiful decorative object at the same time as a meticulous activity!
Puzzle Michèle Wilson: they will put you in pieces!
How not to fall under the spell of these wooden puzzles, hand-cut in France since 1975? Available for adults and children, the puzzles range from 12 to 1500 pieces. A real challenge to face because every room is different. We particularly like the variations of the paintings of the great painters. Enough to amuse our children while introducing them to the master paintings.
Little more : the wood to make these puzzles is from renewable forests.
CHERRY BANDITS: the disguises that rekindle the imagination
Cherry Bandits these are playful, timeless and easy-to-wear accessories To give the children the urge to dress up and imagine adventures. Each disguise is made of felt, produced in Europe and recycled. All the pieces are handmade next to Brussels. Small stroke of heart for the mouse crown!
Petit plus : the minimalist packaging that accompanies the shipment of the coins.
TOPLA: games that reveal the potential of children
Topla was born of the will of Héloïse, his creator, Develop games to enable children to learn otherwise, to fully exploit their potential. 98 % of the games proposed, Now used in more than 400 schools, are Made in Europe and 30 % Made in France, including two games we love: the mathematical cocks and a revised version of the Twister: Mymat. Same principle as the Twister if it is only before laying foot and hands it will have to add up or multiply the numbers obtained after the dice. Collapse (laughs) while learning to count!
Petit plus : the "Memo de l' Equality" a version of the Memory which helps to avoid stereotyping of genres on the professions, from an early age. Your children must find the police who goes with the policeman, and the hairdresser with the hairdresser.
IN THE HOUSE
BABA MAISON: sweet and slow
Everything new, all beautiful, all French, all green! The big stroke of heart in November is this brand of Armchairs and dishssable sofas For our children, 100 % Made in France, in linen Oeko-tek. We love aesthetics and atmosphere Slow living Of the mark as its commitments.
Orders soon available on their site.
BOOGY WOODY: a shimmering observation tower
Completely designed and manufactured in France, these observation towers enable babies to Gain autonomy while developing their confidence And their curiosity. The cat-shaped design makes it more of a friendly furniture. The towers can withstand up to 40kg and are recommended for children up to 110 cm.
Petit plus : we also love the little furniture and cloud chairs available on their site.