It’s that time of year! Christmas is just around the corner and so is the season of gift giving. We all know that the last thing the earth needs is more plastic junk that kids quickly grow bored of. So we’ve compiled a list of 5 earth-friendly gifts for girls that have been chosen for their planet-conscious materials, home-grown production (we love supporting Aussie brands!) & overall cuteness.
Made from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton, the beautiful fabrics Organic Nights Sleepwear uses in it’s pj’s are second-to-none. Whether you like putting your little lady in pink, or prefer more neutral tones such as grey or teal, there are plenty of pretty pastel hues to choose from. Flaunting fresh, tropical-themed prints of Sunshine Coast designer, Cass Deller, the designs are perfect for coastal living. What’s more, the dyes are all biodegradable, low impact & environmentally-friendly, so you can have peace of mind knowing your child is slumbering safely.
NATURE PLAY KITS
Created by a Sunshine Coast-based grandmother, the nature play products of Bush Shack are the perfect gift for earth-curious girls. Along with a range of wooden education toys and puzzles, they make gorgeous eco-friendly ‘Bush Magic’ & painting kits that will keep your daughter engaged and enchanted. Carefully designed to cultivate a connection with nature, each product has been lovingly handmade with care from sustainable materials. Revolving around Australian animals and themes, these beautiful keepsakes are a sustainable childhood must-have.
We all know children love copying their elders, and when it comes to handbags, Olliella has a gorgeous range of rattan clutches that your daughter will adore. Woven from 100% natural rattan, it has enough space to carry small treasures such as shells, feathers and other tiny trinkets. Equipped with a foldable carry handle that can be stored inside, this cute clutch doubles as a decorative basket when not in use.
Girls just wanna have fun, including playing dress-ups with mama’s makeup! And while a bit of eyeshadow, blush and lippy might seem harmless on the odd occasion, most conventional makeup is packed with yukky chemicals that get absorbed into the bloodstream via the skin. Which is where No Nasties comes in. Created by a Sunshine-Coast based mama, this chemical-free makeup & hair care range is the perfect gift for little ladies who like a bit of razzle in their dazzle. Featuring all natural mineral makeup kits, plant-based hair products and water-based nail polishes, No Nasties prides themselves on using non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that are earth-friendly.
Made from a blend of organic cotton/linen fabric and yarn ‘hair’, the adorable creations of Alimrose are a little girl’s dream. Featuring embroidered facial details and playful ribbon hair ties, this particular doll is called ‘Matilda’, who is wearing a sweet mustard frock. There is also a wide range of ballerina & fairy inspired dolls as well as rabbit and unicorn dolls adorned in ‘Liberty print’ fabrics.
All of the above mentioned products, except No Nasties, are available in the Mumsie retail cottage.