TOP 20 eco-responsible Christmas gifts

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 ūüĆŅ ūüáęūüá∑

COMPANION

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.

https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/LesGugus    @lesgugus  

PIPOUETTE : live your emotions

Is it of course necessary to present her, this companion who alternately sports the faces of sadness, joy, jealousy, love, .. for helping our children to live their emotions ? Made in Europe, it is made of GOST certified cotton and the inks used are labeled Oeko-tek.
Little more : a very nice collaboration with Mama Hangs to offer your children to have their own carrying bag in which to store Pipouette, close to their heart.

https://pipouette.com/shop/      @pipouette_

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" 

https://shaisho.com/      @shaisho.kids

 

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.

 

WOOD

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.

https://atelier-gabrielle.fr/   @atelier_gabrielle_paris

ATELIER DE LA BELLE √ČTOILE: 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.

https://atelier-de-la-belle-etoile.fr/   @atelierbelleetoile

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.

http://nina-miles.com/  @ninaandmiles

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.

@chouettecosmetics  https://www.chouetteparis.com/ 

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 ! 

@thevoodoocrea   https://thevoodoocrea.myshopify.com/

HISTORY

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

Convinced of the importance of art in the awakening of toddlers, Maison Petit Point imagines, from an existing work or an original creation of an artist, works of art for baby in the form of a sensory book and an awakening mat. Their manufacture is 100% French and eco-design. The suppliers are located in France, the inks used and quilting are OEKO-TEX certified and all the objects are woven in the Vosges and then made in Marseille, in a human-sized insertion workshop.
Little more :The very beautiful eye-shaped cushions based on the work Visage by Catherine Lavoie
 

https://www.maisonpetitpoint.com/    @maisonpetitpoint

 

CREATIVITY

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.  

@puzzlemichelwilson  https://puzzlemichelewilson.com/ 

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 H√©lo√Įse, 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.

https://playtopla.com   @toplatoys

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.

@maisonbaba 

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.

I hope that this can give you some ideas. And know that If you want to make UP√Č present under the fir trees, Good gifts are just available Here.