Posts Tagged ‘eco gifts’

A Few Holiday Gift Guides For Last Minute Eco Shopping

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Happy Holidays!   Hopefully you are enjoying the festive side of winter and also finding some time to relax!  Here at Artterro, we’ve been positively bustling in the shipping department, sending out hundreds of our kits to stores and people all over the country.  We love thinking of how many kids will be unwrapping one of our kits this season.

Artterro Handmade Paper Christmas Trees

If, like us, you’re not quite done with your holiday shopping, hopefully this selection of unique and green gift guides and online stores will be helpful!  Most of these focus on meaningful and sustainable gifts you can feel good about giving.

Gift Guides

Under $25

Simple Kids makes it easy to find affordable toys, games, arts & crafts, music and handmade gifts for kids.

For the DIY Crafter

The Soap Deli News blog has some wonderful ideas for gifts you can make yourself and kits to inspire DIY ingenuity in others.

Unique Gifts for Kids

Hazelnut Kids‘ round-up of educational, handmade and creative gifts for kids of all ages will surprise you with the sheer number of natural options they have in stock.  They make it easy to find the special, handcrafted gift you need.

Carolina Parent has a very eclectic list of hip, in-demand toys, games and gear for 2012.

Plenty of Options for Tweens

The Good Stuff Guide has a very helpful handful of ideas for those hard-to-shop-for tweens on your list.  There are still plenty of options after they outgrow dolls, cars and legos.

USA Love List: more great ideas for tweens, and every item is made in the USA!

Local Guides With Inspired Suggestions

Radish Magazine of Minnesota focused on gifts that give back, so you can support cancer research at the Mayo Clinic or work-training programs for people with special needs at Goodwill Industries.  Their finds come from local stores but include links to buy online.

Our local Madison Willy Street Co-op always picks fun, functional gifts with a wonderful story behind them.  Your own local food co-op might also be a great resource for eco-friendly options from small companies and fair trade producers.

Wonderful Web Stores

Artterro of course!


Hazelnut Kids

Abe’s Market

Fat Brain Toys


Cow & Lizard

Paper, Scissors, Stone

Bumblebee Toys

Lavish & Lime (CA)

EkoBear (CA)