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15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (Great Gifts)

15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (Great Gifts)

A curated list of the best eco friendly, environmentally conscious kids toys that make for great gifts, featuring recycled plastic trucks, safe, non-toxic play dough, and green, DIY kids projects.

There are a whole lot of options for kid’s toys nowadays. You can go for the classic figurine route, toy trucks or cars, a good coloring book, or even a fun toy set or play kit. However, it seems there aren’t nearly as many options for environmentally conscious kid’s toys that are made with recycled, non-toxic and/or eco-friendly materials. Fortunately, we were able to find a handful with these qualities. Below you’ll find figurines made from recycled plastic, environmentally educational toys, ecologically low impact crayons, and safe, non-toxic play dough made of organic ingredients. In addition to making for great everyday toys, these selections also make for great gifts. If you’re planning on purchasing a gift for a child in your family, why not buy a product that supports planet-health and nurtures positive values. As always, if you’re happy with these selections, let us know in the comments section below.

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Qualities we looked for overall:

+ Eco-friendly or environmentally-friendly materials/ingredients.
+ Recycled materials.
+ Recyclable materials.
+ Biodegradable materials.
+ Non-toxic materials/ingredients.
+ Suitable for kids between the ages of 3 to 9 (*check product information for specific age recommendations).
+ Promotes environmental awareness or incorporates environmental education.
+ Eco-friendly, non-toxic dyes.
+ Made in the USA.
+ Allows for collaborative play.
+ ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) characteristics.
+ Built to last, designed with durable materials.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).
+ Brands that value sustainability and social responsibility.
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

Qualities we tried to avoid overall:

– Non sustainable materials.
– Toxic materials/ingredients.
– Not suitable for children.
– Products with a high number of bad reviews.

Editor’s Top 5 Rated Selections

15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (That Make For Great Gifts) // In our opinion, these are a few of the best products we came across in our search, given the overall qualities that we were curating for in this collection. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Eco-friendly or environmentally-friendly materials/ingredients.
+ Recycled materials.
+ Recyclable materials.
+ Biodegradable materials.
+ Non-toxic materials/ingredients.
+ Suitable for kids between the ages of 3 to 9 (*check product information for specific age recommendations).
+ Promotes environmental awareness or incorporates environmental education.
+ Allows for collaborative play.
+ ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) characteristics.
+ Built to last, designed with durable materials.
+ Makes for a good gift (relatively subjective quality).
+ Well reviewed by customers (i.e., 3.5 stars and over).

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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20 Star Shaped, Eco Friendly Solid Color Crayons, Non Toxic and Made of 100% Recycled and Recyclable Crayons, Made in the USA.
By: Crazy Crayons

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Number One Best Seller, Kids Grow ‘n Glow DIY Terrarium Kit.
By: Creativity for Kids

Editor's Note

This product makes for an awesome gift for kids. Not only does it teach them about the layers of a soil ecosystem, it also allows for a fun DIY project to do with your kids and family. The terrarium kit comes with a mason-style jar that has star-shaped air vents, two resin animal and plant figures, garden and glow-in-the-dark stickers, and a variety of planting materials.

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Hands-on Learning, 3 in 1 DIY Mini Solar Powered Robots, in Eco-Engineering and Green Science Toy Series.
By: 4M

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Number One Best Selling, Ferry Boat with Mini Cars Bathtub Vehicle Playset, Made of 100% Recycled Plastic, Safe with No BPA, Phthalates, PVC, or External Coatings, and Made in the USA.
By: Green Toys

Editor's Note

Green Toys is an excellent and leading company in the space of eco friendly, sustainably made kids toys. This product is constructed entirely from recycled plastic milk jugs (HDPE #2 plastic), and is as sturdy and durable as toys come to withstand active play. The packaging is also made from recycled materials and contains no plastic films or twist ties. Green Toys company also manufactures in the USA with a tight, local supply chain that minimizes transportation emissions and supports the domestic economy.

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Eco-dough and Clay Tool Set, Dough Made with All Natural Ingredients, Including Plant, Fruit and Vegetable Extracts and Essential Oils, Made in the USA.
By: Eco-kids

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15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (That Make For Great Gifts), Featuring Recycled Plastic Kid’s Trucks and Safe, Non-Toxic Eco Play Dough for Kids of Any Age.

Favorites

15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (That Make For Great Gifts) // While combing through products, we found these gems. These are a few of our personal favorites — maybe we share the same taste. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Eco-friendly or environmentally-friendly materials/ingredients.
+ Recycled materials.
+ Recyclable materials.
+ Biodegradable materials.
+ Non-toxic materials/ingredients.
+ Suitable for kids between the ages of 3 to 9 (*check product information for specific age recommendations).
+ Promotes environmental awareness or incorporates environmental education.
+ Allows for collaborative play.
+ ‘Do it Yourself’ (DIY) characteristics.
+ Built to last, designed with durable materials.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Safe, Eco-Eggs Coloring Kit, Made with Non-Toxic Ingredients and with Natural and Organic Fruit, Plant and Vegetable Extracts.
By: Eco-Kids

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‘Eco Crafter’, Environmentally Friendly DIY Craft Kit, with Recycled Plastic Pens, Recycled Paper and Recycled Plastic Materials.
By: ALEX Toys

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Eco Friendly Kids Toy Tool Set, Made from 100% Post Consumer Recycled Milk Jugs, Packaged in Recycled Packaging Materials, Made in the USA.
By: Green Toys

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Eco-Bonk, Kid-Tough Inflatable Bop Bag Toy, Contains 100% Recycled Materials and Made in the USA.
By: Eco-Bonk

Editor's Note

If you’re hesitant to get a kid’s punching bag because they break too easily…according to the seller, this one is build to last, designed with an inflatable component that’s 3x stronger than your average bop bag. So, not only is it environmentally friendly, it’s BPA-free and made in the USA.

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Kid’s Eco Friendly Fire Truck, Made of 100% Recycled Plastic from Milk Jugs and Made in the USA.
By: Green Toys

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Continued, Part 3, 5 Budget Picks
15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (That Make For Great Gifts), Featuring Recycled Plastic Kid’s Trucks and Safe, Non-Toxic Eco Play Dough for Kids of Any Age.

Budget Picks

15 Best Eco Friendly, Environmentally Conscious Kids Toys (That Make For Great Gifts) // These are a few solid choices if you’re on a budget, each product is under $20. We focused on the following qualities when curating for this particular selection of products:

+ Affordable (i.e., under $20).
+ Eco-friendly or environmentally-friendly materials/ingredients.
+ Recycled materials.
+ Recyclable materials.
+ Biodegradable materials.
+ Non-toxic materials/ingredients.
+ Suitable for kids between the ages of 3 to 9 (*check product information for specific age recommendations).
+ Promotes environmental awareness or incorporates environmental education.

*While we work to ensure the products we select possess these qualities, actual product packaging and materials may contain more and/or different information than that shown on our web site. Do not rely solely on the information provided here.

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Purple, Eco Friendly Kids Jump Rope, Designed with 100% Cotton Rope and Handles made from 100% Recycled Plastic, BPA Fee and Made in the USA.
By: Green Toys

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Environmentally Conscious, Creative Journal with Accessories, in Pink, Oriented Towards Environmental Education.
By: Pecoware Company Inc.

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Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Play Dough, Made with All Natural Aromas and 100% Organic, Wheat-free Rice Flour, Made in the USA.
By: Aroma Dough

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Kids Recycling Truck, Made of 100% Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs, Packaged in Recycled Packaging, and Made in the USA.
By: Green Toys

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12 Crayons in Bright and Vibrant Colors, Certified Non-toxic by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Packaged in Eco Friendly Packaging.
By: Studio Skinky

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The Bestlyy Editors

We're the Editors of Bestlyy. We're simple folk. We like products with qualities that matter. We also enjoy the occasional cup of coffee and have a rather certain affinity for dark chocolate.

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