Our little eves are very much like Christmas Elves. They have sharp eyes and dextrous fingers, creating beautiful clothes and toys all year round. They also deliver goods all across the globe thanks to their pockets packed with elf dust! The main difference, however, is our elves are based in New South Wales rather than the North Pole, providing only organic toys and gifts. Eco toys have become more popular in recent years, for a multitude of reasons:
- Safer to play with
- Robust and long-lasting
- Promote social interaction
- Boost fun and imaginative thinking
- Unique and beautiful
- Many eco toys are suitable from birth
- Lovingly made — not just another number on a conveyor belt!
It’s a sad truth, but many mass-produced dolls and other soft toys are made of dangerous fire-retardant chemicals, as well as other forms of polybrominated diethyl ethers (PBDEs) — many types are banned in Australia, UK, Europe, Canada and several U.S. states. Unlike plastic toys, gifts made of organic materials connect your child directly to the natural world, and we have a huge range of options to choose from. Below are just a handful of our most popular children’s gifts for Christmas 2020.
Ah the festive snow globe. It’s an emblem of winter and a stocking staple! This gorgeous globe is ethically produced, featuring cute Fabelab characters at the centre of their own little universe. Simply shake to swirl up a blizzard that engulfs them in a magic winter wonderland — evoking festive cheer! The first snow globe is said to trace back to Europe in the 19th century, and this traditional snow globe remains true to traditions, with elegant characters in a natural setting surrounded by nothing but snow.
Theodor is new to the family of Denmark based eco label Konges Slojd. As a unisex soft teddy bear, Theodor provides peace, love and trust, taking in the sweet scent of your baby. With a removable knitted jumper, Theodor is huggable and cosy, created with a blend of 80% soft lambswool and 20% nylon, before being stuffed with 100% hypoallergenic polyester. With Theodor wrapped tightly in your child’s hands, they’ll be sure to have a friend for life!
Every family has their own traditions, but Christmas gift sacks are more than a decoration, much like a stocking, they reflect on what a “traditional” Christmas means today. While some families leave sacks under the tree, other families will hang them on the mantel and some parents will place them beside their children’s bed for Santa to leave gifts in. There is no right or wrong way but having a beautifully embroidered Christmas gift bag can certainly create a festive buzz! Our Christmas gift bags by Fabelab are adored by are our Eco-friendly Elves, providing a sustainable alternative to traditional gift wrapping while looking simply stunning beneath your Christmas tree. Crafted from organic cotton canvas, these special eco Christmas sacks have been sprinkled with elf dust, with a touch of magical festive forest embroidery — and a nifty drawstring closure for easy packing and keeping.
G.Nancy Organic Cotton Anniversary Edition Patchwork S/S PJs Mars
Who doesn’t love a new set of fresh, comfortable PJs after a busy day of festive celebrations? The G.Nancy Organic Cotton Anniversary Edition pyjamas see vintage prints reimagined with a delightful patchwork print, with contrasting sleeves, cuffs and neckband. Want to know the magic formula behind the bold eco-friendly prints? They’ve been specially printed in Australia using the softest water-based inks, whilst sizing options include 9-8 months, 3-5 years, 5-7 years, 7-9 years and 9-11 years.
This wooden music set is a fantastic eco toy for the Christmas period and beyond, allowing for some enchanting musical play. Made of wood from FSC certified manufacture, the set meets the European safety standards, but it’s beautifully minimalistic, with four whimsical pieces:
All of these combine to help children (recommended age: 3yrs+) to learn about tempo, sharing and rhythm, and each instrument is perfectly sized for little hands.
You can browse all of these stunning eco toys and many others on our website in the ‘toys and gifts’ section, where we also provide organic soft dress up dolls, activity sets, night books and fairy wands.