Eco-Friendly Gifts: Babies and Little Ones
Curlicue was born out of a love of gifting without hurting the planet. We think the best feeling in the world is finding the perfect gift for a loved one. We get the joy of giving, they get a present they’ll love, and the Earth stays happy. Everybody wins!
We've picked some of our favourite eco-friendly baby gifts that, alongside our beautiful vegan, fully recyclable wrapping paper, makes the perfect treat for the little humans in your life.
We aren’t affiliated with any of the below products, we just love them!
Gifts for babies
Many parents are choosing not to buy their children plastic toys. Considering it's Plastic-Free July, we've put together some ideas that follow this ethos, and that will make those cute, little bubba cheeks grin or make the perfect baby shower present.
Mushroom and Co - Animal Teether
Any parent knows how awful teething can be, and plastic is often found in teething toys to help soothe Baby's gums. But those lovely people at Mushroom and Co have developed the cutest teething toy product which is 100% safe, containing no nasty chemicals, made from natural rubber (from the sap of Hevea trees) and is painted with natural food dyes. They are eco-friendly, biodegradable and so gorgeous we don't know what to do with ourselves. Perfect for a gift that will help the parents as much as Baby.
The Little Green Sheep - Baby Play Gym
Play gyms have long been a staple in every nursery for helping babies to learn through sensory play and exploration. Usually, play gyms are made from plastic materials, but Little Green Sheep have a beautiful play gym that is made entirely of natural materials. The frame is made from birch wood finished with natural oil, and the charms are all removable thanks to Velcro, which also makes them great standalone toys. We're big fans of the star rattles which is softly crocheted with a rattle that will keep baby occupied for hours!
Sew Heart Felt - Shirley Sheep Hand Puppet
Babies and adults alike won't be able to help falling in love with Shirley Sheep. Complete with pom-pom tail, Shirley is made from 100% organic wool and coloured with eco-friendly dyes. She's entirely handmade by women from around the world using local, traditional crafts. Sonia Spencer designs Sew Heart Felt’s pieces, and their operation has Fair Trade ethics and working conditions throughout their supply chain - you can find out more about Sew Heart Felt's work on their website.
SmallstepsByKate (Etsy) - Reusable Baby Wipes
As Etsy sellers ourselves, we love to promote our favourite Etsy stores, and SmallstepsbyKate makes a whole range of eco-friendly and reusable products. If you're looking for a gift that's useful for new parents, try the Reusable Baby Wipes product. 'Made from super soft organic cotton jersey and backed with soft fleece' these pieces can be washed over and over again. Not only does it have rave reviews, but the patterns also remind us of our distinct Curlicue style. We're a big fan of this croc and umbrella print.
The finishing touch
At Curlicue, we believe that being eco-friendly shouldn't mean you compromise on design. All of our wrapping paper is printed on uncoated, 100% recycled paper, and we use vegetable ink which makes our pieces recyclable and vegan.
One of our cutest and most popular designs has to be our Baby Dragons print. Designed by the incredibly talented Kelly Chan, our Baby Dragon print comes in single sheets or bundles of three or five - depending on how many little bundles you're shopping for. All our paper also comes in eco-friendly, fully recyclable packaging. Perfect for the future little monsters in your life, give your gift in wrapping paper that won't cost the earth.