Christmas is less than a week away. I was fairly certain I had all of my shopping done until I heard my four year old say “I really hope Santa brings me new running shoes like I asked for.” And so I will be heading back out into the madness to pick her up a cute pair of sneakers because mama forgot that was indeed one of the few things she had specifically requested. If you are in need of some last minute gift ideas for little ones I simply can not say enough good things about Green Toys. Over the past few years my girls have received many Green Toys as gifts during the holidays and they are always a big hit. Recently we received two new products from Green Toys which would make excellent Christmas gifts.
Before I share each toy I want to explain why I love Green Toys so much. At Green Toys they treat every single day as though it is Earth Day. Both their toys and packaging are made from 100% recycled materials. The vast majority of Green Toys are made from recycled milk jugs! The packaging is made from 100% recycled cardboard with no additives like blister packs, twist ties, or cellophane wrappers. For toys with many pieces that need to be held in, like the puzzle above, Green Toys uses packaging made from recycled water bottles. How awesome is it to be able to show your child that a milk jug that was once in your refrigerator can become a fun toy? What a great way to show their environmental efforts in action.
In a time when many toys are being made over seas so companies can save a buck Green Toys has remained 100% US-made from manufacturing to assembly to distribution. This also enables Green Toys to reduce greenhouse gases, energy, and save on transportation. Safety is also extremely important to Green Toys. As a California based company they are already in a state known for it’s strict safety and environmental laws, but Green Toys also surpasses both US and international standards for BPA and Phthalates.
To put it simply Green Toys loves our Earth and our kids. It doesn’t get much better than that! Plus they are always coming out with fun new toys to spark little ones imaginations without being plugged into an electrical outlet.
Lilah absolutely loved the new Green Toys Farm Playset. This set includes a barn, truck, four sections of fence, pig shed, two cow farmers, two pigs, and two sheep.
She loved opening and closing all of the doors on the barn. There are double doors on both the front and back plus a small door on one side. And there were many pick-up truck rides given to sheep and pigs all over our living room.
One of the best things about the Green Toys Farm Playset is that all 12 pieces fit inside the barn which makes clean up a breeze and keeps pieces from getting lost. There is also a a built in handle on the top of the barn which makes it easy to take the fun on the go as I am sure there will be lots of traveling during the holidays.
We also received the Green Toys Garden Puzzle which includes four puzzle pieces and a durable tray.
I absolutely love building puzzles so this is the perfect starter puzzle to keep Lilah entertained while I work on one a little too tough for her, hehe. Even Willow enjoyed playing with the easy-to-hold 3D pieces. Green Toys puzzles are also available in a Dump Truck and Tea Time theme.
The great news is it’s not too late to pick up some Green Toys and get them under the Christmas tree in time. You can check out the store locator on the Green Toys website and there are also tons of Green Toys on Amazon. If you have Prime shipping then you are in business! In fact I might be ordering some more Green Toys too. These would make amazing gifts for some of my nieces and nephews.