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Toxin-Free Toy & Gift Ideas for Children

Updated: Nov 13, 2022

Toxins are everywhere, and unfortunately, many are deemed safe here in the United States; this is why I have composed a list of gifts suitable for different age ranges to allow parents and gift-givers the opportunity to give the children they love a safe gift any time of the year.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2010, 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated in hospital emergency rooms around the United States. Of those, 72 percent were people younger than 15 years old. A few years beforehand, toymakers recalled over 19 million toys across the globe due to safety concerns like toxic paint and tiny magnets (1). Those statistics resulted in December becoming Safe Toys And Gifts Month since it's usually filled with gift-giving due to the holiday season, the month of December is dedicated to encouraging gift-givers to consider if the toys they want to convey suit the age and particular skills and abilities of the recipient of said gift, especially for infants and children under age three (2).


Suitable For Babies Under 2-Years-Old

Suitable For Ages 3 Years & Up

 

Suitable For Babies Under 2-Years-Old


SoundSpa Lullaby (order here)


Choose from six sounds and lullabies, three images on the included disc to project onto the wall or ceiling, and set the projector that's perfect for travel for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes to help conserve energy.


Suitable for all ages


Organic Cotton Blanket (order here)


100% organic, GOTS-certified, breathable cotton reversible blankets with polyester fill for extra warmth that are perfect for snuggling up for cuddle time or tummy time with your little bee.


Suitable for all ages


My First Complete Learning Library (order here)


A library of 20 books to introduce a wide range of learning topics and develop basic concepts for little scholars. Well-researched pictures and accurate word labels encourage faster vocabulary development.


Suitable for ages 0-3 years



Organic Cotton Onesie (order here)


100% organic, GOTS-certified, loose-fitting onesies allow for plenty of wiggle room from playtime to bedtime, plus breathable cotton with hand-painted watercolor prints and yarn dye stripe designs.


Suitable for newborns to 9 months


Natural Earth Paint (order here)


100% non-toxic Natural Earth Paint kit creates a creamy, tempera-like, water-based paint when mixed with water from the earth. Or add more water to create watercolors! The rich, vibrant colors can also be used by all ages!


Suitable for ages 2 months & up


Some toxins found in traditional paints include xylene, ethyl acetate, methylene chloride, glycol, formaldehyde, benzene, phenol, quaternary ammonium compounds, carbamates,

and many more.


Learn more regarding the toxins found in traditional paint here.


Wooden Stacking Rings (order here)


Wooden stacking rings are designed for babies to encourage the development of fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, a sense of order, and object permanence but are often made from plastic, which may be toxic.


Suitable for ages 2 months & up


Wooden Baby Gym (order here)


Encourages early motor skills while giving infants something to hold and manipulate. The natural color perfectly coordinates with most of the nursery. The baby gym frame is made of unfinished beech that's sanded and chemical-free.


Suitable for ages 3 months & up


Baltic Amber Gift Set (order here)


Directly from Baltic sea country Lithuania - the heart of amber origin. Made with a plastic screw clasp, every bead is knotted separately to prevent scattering. Lab tested by the International Amber Association.


Suitable for ages 4 months & up


Baltic Amber is often an active ingredient in Chinese medicines because succinic acid, one of its components and has many health benefits, such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Immune boosting

  • Antioxidant-rich

  • Calming and soothing

Learn more about Baltic Amber here.


Wooden Baby Walkers Educational Toy (order here)


This baby push walker toy can strengthen the core muscles and arms during the baby's exercise and also help to improve and help the baby's standing. Toddlers can play with building blocks at the same time.


Suitable for ages 10 months & up


Organic Wood Rattle Set (order here)


Classic all-wooden rattle baby toys with 4 all-wood rings, stained in rainbow watercolor colors and coated in our handmade beeswax and jojoba oil wood finish; it is durable, eco-friendly, and non-toxic.


Suitable for ages 13 months & up


Wooden Shape Sorter (order here)


Put 12 different shapes in the correct 12 holes and put them out to exercise the child's observation and practical ability to promote hand-eye coordination so they can learn to sort and match.


Suitable for ages 18 months & up


Wooden Tool Kit (order here)


This tool kit, designed especially for kids, comes with all parts and accessories they want, a hammer, wrench, pliers, ruler, saw screwdriver, nuts, bolts, etc. Coated with vibrant colors and cute patterns.


Suitable for ages 24 months & up



Suitable For Ages 3 Years & Up


Wooden Tool Bench Workshop (order here)


This wooden workbench includes a hammer, saw, screwdriver, wrench, vise, screws, nuts, bolts, gears, links, and more creative parts for building. Kids can work together for hours.


Suitable for ages 3 & up


Montessori Wooden Fishing Game (order here)


A learning toy that comes with two magnetic fishing poles, wooden magnetic fish, a clamp, and a pair of chopsticks for clipping colorful beads. Great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination skills.


Suitable for ages 3 years & up


Makeup Gift Set with Unicorn Mirror (order here)


This little girl makeup gift set is made from safe and effective ingredients that are perfect for play makeup. Use this makeup as a great girl’s night sleepover staple or to be just like mommy.


Suitable for ages 3 years & up


Wooden Pizza Play Food Set (order here)


Six wooden pizza slices and more than 30 toppings for pretend play fun with a brightly colored tray, a pizza cutter, a spatula, and a wooden box for storage, and the pizza makes “slicing” noises when cut.


Suitable for ages 3-5 years


Shape, Model, and Mold Clay Set (order here)


This colorful collection of play clay and wooden tools includes 5 wooden stamping cubes, 3 rolling pins, 4 tubs of modeling dough with vibrant colors (red, yellow, blue, and green), and a patterned wheel press.


Suitable for ages 3-6 years