Last Updated: December 8, 2021

21 best eco-friendly & creative gifts for kids.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 20 min read

With so many gift ideas available on the world wide web, figuring out which nifty trinket to get for tots, toddlers, and wee tykes can feel like nothing short of climbing Mt. Everest. But don’t worry — you don’t have to default to generic plastic gifts just because you can’t think of anything else.


Grove makes it easy to gift the tiny human in your life with something they actually want that isn’t producing more waste on our planet too. We’ve rounded up a sweet selection of fun, creative gifts for kids that aren’t just cool — they’re also eco-friendly, to boot.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. Back to the Roots Kids Science Grow Kit - Green Beans

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This organic grow kit is the perfect educational activity for kids of all ages looking to learn about where our food comes from and how to grow it themselves! It comes with everything you need to get started - organic seeds, organic expandable soil, and our eco-friendly Plantable Pots that are 100% compostable! Let your young one take charge with …
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$5.99
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2. Back to the Roots Terrarium Kids Grow Kit

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Watch your terrarium come to life with the magic of organic microgreens in just 7 days! Have fun building and decorating your own edible terrarium, and follow along in the included Discovery Booklet to learn about the magic of nature's ecosystems. Everything included - just add water and watch it grow!
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$12.99
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3. Terra Beauty Bars Kids 5-Piece Fun Pop Nail Collection

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Terra Beauty Bars, winner of the Clean Nail Category for the 2021 Glamour Magazine Awards, now brings you a fun, bright, natural, 10/free nail set made just for kids to be creative with their nail expressions! Made in the USA, Vegan and cruelty-free this exclusive collection features 5-mini bright pop colors that are natural and 10-free to include …
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5 count
$19.99
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4. Peach Glow On With It Limited Edition Complete Set

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A limited edition, plastic-free set to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and prep skin to be oh-so-glowy— leaving it with a little extra shimmer. In a “making-spirits-bright” Vanilla Blossom scent. This set includes:

  • Limited Edition Hand & Body Bar - Vanilla Blossom Scent
  • Limited Edition Exfoliating Sugar Cubes - Vanilla Blossom Scent
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    1 x Hand & Body Bar, 1 x Exfoliating Sugar Cubes, 1 x Shimmer Face & Body Stick, 1 x Forever Case
    $49.95
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    5. hello Kids Unicorn Sparkle Fluoride Toothpaste

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    This hello Kids Unicorn Sparkle Fluoride Toothpaste actually encourages kids to brush their teeth! Each tube of sparkly toothpaste is formulated with high-quality sweeteners like xylitol and stevia plus the natural flavor of bubble gum. All that unicorn magic works brilliantly to encourage children ages two and up to develop good hygiene habits. …

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    4.2 oz
    $4.99
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    6. Welly Assorted Colorwash Adhesive Bandages

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    Sometimes we put on a brave face, and then we fall flat on it — that’s when these Welly bravery bandages come in quite handy. These Welly Assorted Colorwash Adhesive Bandages cover up cuts, scrapes, and burns nicely by sealing on all four sides. Plus, they’re two times more absorbent than other brands, and they feature a gentle, tear-free adhesive …

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    48 count
    $7.99
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    7. Welly Bravery Badges Ice Cream

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    Welly knows play isn't always safe, but it's always fun. This pack of Bravery Badges includes 48 fabric bandages in two kid-friendly sizes. Welly's bandage seals on all four sides to keep out germs and dirt so your wounds are always covered. Gone are the days of searching for bandages. These bandages are pre-sorted, and each tin is labeled on the …
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    48 count
    $7.99
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    8. Back to the Roots Water Garden Duo - Hydroponic Ecosystem

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    The Water Garden Duo is an award-winning home ecosystem that makes the perfect gift, educational family project, or piece of living home decor.

    Hydroponics will create a sleek, low-maintenance, self-watering planter for growing luscious bamboo, succulents, and houseplants! Customize the interior of the tank however you'd like and create a …
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    1 kit
    $99.99
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    9. Grove Co. Buy One Kids Reusable Face Masks - Set of 3 and One Kids Travel Hand Sanitizer, Get Two Free Gifts

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    For a limited time, buy one Kids Reusable Face Masks - Set of 3 and one Kids Travel Hand Sanitizer, and get one pair of Antimicrobial Gloves and one Silicone Hand Sanitizer Holder free.

    This bundle contains:

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    1 x 3pk Reusable Face Masks - Kids, 1 x Pair of Gloves - XS/S, 1 x Kids Hand Sanitizer + Silicone Holder
    $18.9
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    10. Welly Assorted Space Adhesive Bandages

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    Welly Assorted Space Adhesive Bandages — we love you to the moon and back. That’s because these kids band aids feature fun, out-of-this world designs with constellations, stars, planets, and other things that get space fanatics nerding out big time. Plus, they seal on all four sides to keep germs and dirt out, and they have a gentle, tear-free …

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    48 count
    $7.99
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    11. Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary

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    Whether it’s the first day back to school or they’re looking for a new hairdo, this Fresh Monster Kids Hair Chalk-Temporary offers a fun, colorful assortment of 12 hues to choose from. Great for all hair types and colors, this kids hair chalk is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, triclosan-free, sulfate-free, and vegan. It’s easy to apply, easy to wash …

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    1 set of 12 sticks
    $13.99
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    12. Pacha Soap Co. Avocado Froth Bomb

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    Enjoy two baths in one with Pacha Soap Co.’s Avocado Froth Bomb. 2 bombs (The avocado green and the brown pith are each a bath bomb). Crafted with nourishing avocado oil, Nebraska-grown sunflower oil, softening clay, and soothing Epsom salt to moisturize the skin. Naturally scented with sweet sage and jasmine essential oils. Remove the pit from …
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    7 oz
    $8.99
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    13. Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit

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    Searching for an easy and fun way to grow your own organic, non-GMO mushrooms at home? Try the Back to the Roots Organic Mushroom Grow Kit! In less than two weeks, you’ll be growing your own gourmet pearl oyster mushrooms right out of the box.

    Want to see a grow kit in action? Here’s what happened when a NYC native tried growing microgreens from …

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    1 kit
    $19.99
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    14. theo + leigh Kids Face Mask - Dinosaur

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    These Dinosaur and Bicycle printed youth masks have a breathable lining made of 100% Organic Cotton jersey with a pocket to insert a filter (filter not included with purchase).

    Dimensions: 7 ½” x 4 ¾”
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    2 masks
    $18
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    15. Back to the Roots Self-Watering Grow Kit - Succulent & Cacti

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    This mini hydroponic system works with all popular cacti and succulents and takes the worry out of watering!
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    $12.99
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    16. Pacha Soap Co. Watermelon Lemonade Soap Slime

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    Ooey-gooey goodness to get your little one clean! This multi-use, kid-friendly body wash is crafted with all-natural ingredients, including nourishing watermelon seed oil, to gently moisturize and cleanse the skin. Toxin-free, hypoallergenic and crafted for easy cleanup!

    Pacha Soap Co. Kids

    Each product is crafted with creativity in mind, …
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    6.5 Oz
    $7.99
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    17. Pacha Soap Co. Kids Froth Bomb Set - Watermelon Grape

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    Bath time just got better! Fill the tub with fruity fun from this Watermelon Lemonade and Berry Grape Froth Bomb 4 Pack. Crafted with super fine oatmeal, Epsom salt, and plant-based oils to gently soothe and moisturize your kiddo's skin. Enjoy 4 baths per package.

    Pacha Soap Co. Kids

    Each product is crafted with creativity in mind, …
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    4 Count
    $9.99
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    18. Pacha Soap Co. Kids Bath Crayons

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    Bath time just got colorful! Let your little one’s imagination bubble over in the tub with vibrant bath crayons. Crafted with plant-derived colorants, these durable, non-toxic bath crayons encourage thoughtful play and are ergonomically shaped to help develop fine motor skills. Washes away for a clean canvas every time.

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    3 Count
    $9.99
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    19. theo + leigh Kids Face Mask - Rainbow

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    These Rainbow and Hearts printed youth masks have a breathable lining made of 100% Organic Cotton jersey with a pocket to insert a filter (filter not included with purchase).

    Dimensions: 7 ½” x 4 ¾”
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    2 masks
    $18
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    20. Terra Beauty Bars Kids 3-Piece Glitter Shimmer Nail Collection

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    Terra Beauty Bars, winner of the Clean Nail Category for the 2021 Glamour Magazine Awards, now brings you a glitterly, shimmery, natural, 10/free nail set made just for kids (or adults) to be creative with their nail expressions! Made in the USA, Vegan and cruelty-free this exclusive collection features3-mini shimmer / glitter colors that are …
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    3 count
    $13.99
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    21. Back to the Roots Kids Science Grow Kit - Watermelon

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    This organic grow kit is the perfect educational activity for kids of all ages looking to learn about where our food comes from and how to grow it themselves! It comes with everything you need to get started - organic seeds, organic expandable soil, and our eco-friendly Plantable Pots that are 100% compostable! Let your young one take charge with …
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    1 kit
    $5.99
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    FAQs

    How can I make my child more eco-friendly?

    Kids’ brains are like sponges when they’re young, quickly picking up on what’s going on around them. So it’s a great time to start them off on a lifelong journey of Earth stewardship. If you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few ways you can encourage your child’s love for the environment at an early age.


    Spend more time outdoors. Go on bike rides, take ‘em hiking, encourage them to play outside after school — give them opportunities to appreciate nature in all of its glory.


    Teach them how to garden. Gardening not only gets your kids to spend more time appreciating nature, it also teaches them about the hard work and patience that goes into growing food.


    Teach them how to recycle. Showing your kids the ins and outs of recycling teaches them how to make eco-friendly choices at home and how to be less wasteful in general.


    Show them how to save and conserve resources. Teaching your kids to shower instead of take baths because it saves water and to turn off lights in rooms they’re not in shows them how to make choices that are good for the planet.


    What do you get someone who is environmentally friendly?

    Get the eco-friendly folks in your life something that they — and the planet — will love with a selection of great products from Grove. We specialize in curating an assortment of sustainable items that are safe for humans and the environment. If you’re in need of more gift ideas for the environmentally savvy, check out our list of the best zero-waste gift ideas, where there’s sure to be something for everyone.


    Here’s some of our favorite eco-friendly gifts for adults:



    What are educational toys for kids?

    Educational toys teach kids a variety of important tools to help them succeed in life. These toys are generally entertaining – but not in a superficial way – as they impart knowledge through play. There are plenty of educational gifts for kids that are also eco-friendly for the planet too.


    When picking out educational gifts for kids, take note of where their interests are. Do they love science and gardening? Consider getting them a grow kit that bolsters their love of nature and biology. Maybe the kid in your life loves art and self-expression. Natural hair chalk is a great eco-friendly gift for kids who love to create.


    What is Grove Collaborative?

    At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


    If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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