The Ultimate 2017 Eco-Friendly Gift Guide





The Ultimate 2017 Eco-Friendly Gift Guide

by: Jasmine Reed

It’s that time of the year again! December has crept upon us and the hunt is on for the perfect Christmas gift. So many toys, gadgets and products to choose from…so little time. As our gift to you, we’ve decided to create the ultimate gift guide for your little one. In true Vinehouse fashion, we stuck to our eco-friendly pledge and found five items that are sure to pack loads of fun, while remaining harmless to your child and the environment.


1. Name Puzzle

Etsy is a treasured gem amongst gift givers. They offer a variety of products and even give you the ability to personalize those gifts, such as this name puzzle. Made out of wood and painted with colors of your choice, this unique gift adds the ultimate personal touch. It’s a gift they’re sure to treasure forever! It can also double as a learning tool as they begin to spell, say, write their name and so on. Click here for more information and to see what creations were brought to life thus far!

2. Wool Ball

Another Etsy creation, this wool ball is a great stocking stuffer! Supplies used to make this item include: “upcycled wool, cashmere sweaters, stuffed with new hypoallergenic polyfill for a bit of bounce and endless squeezability. “ There are several color options to choose from, and you can even add crinkle paper for a pleasant sensory experience. Click here for more! 

3. Balance Board

This nifty concoction brought to you by, is sure to keep your child entertained while developing muscle and motor skills at the same time. Talk about getting bang for your buck. This board is made of durable, all-natural rubber wood and set up like maze. Using their body as balance, they can guide the ball inside the board through the carved out maze. Or, they can simply hold it in their hands and guide the ball that way.

4. Wooden Rocking Horse

For those toddlers who are always on the move this rocking horse is a no brainer as a gift.  Taken from their website, “It's durable and sturdy with a wide base to hold up to the most energetic little rockers without tipping. A special brake curve ensures that it won't rock too high. Made of plywood with a smooth natural or red rubbed finish.”  Give your little one a gift that truly rocks!

5. Organimals

Moms who are Syrian refugees, just trying to find a source of income to provide for their family, make these unique stuffed animals. They are made with GOTS certified organic cotton yarn and stuffed with Oeko Tex 1 certified poly fill. You can also request the animal be stuffed with wool. In case you aren’t quite sold yet, It conforms to CE safety standards on toys and are hand knitted by Moms with Love. Click here to learn about the handmade toys that give twice. 

Hopefully these gave you a good starting point as you continue upon your search for the gift that suits your toddler the best.  Who knew this eco-friendly lifestyle could be so fun? We did. Happy gifting!


Khiari Mcalpin