The Great KIWI Gift Guide

Sustainable, adorable, and fun! Celebrate the best that the holiday season has to offer with thoughtful gifts that inspire play, protect the planet, and foster creativity.

For The Kids


Help your kids embrace family diversity with My Family Builders. Your littles can create any family they like with these magnetic building blocks and you can use this fun activity as a way to open the lines of communication on all the different family dynamics in our beautiful world.(Starting at $54.95 for the 32-piece set, myfamilybuilders.com)

By showing the natural ways animals move and pairing them with basic yoga poses and lyrical rhyming text, Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses will help you enjoy down(dog) time with your kids. (Starting at $13.99, amazon.com)

Get your kiddos into the game of golf with the PlanToys Kids Wooden Mini Golf Game. You can even bring the game indoors for hours of putting fun.(Starting at $40, earthhero.com)

The Manhattan Toy Musical Lili Llama offers your little love multiple ways to make music in one adorable wooden toy. This cute and colorful activity will foster motor development and auditory stimulation. (Starting at $50, maisonette.com

Say so long to conventional crayons and hello to Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons. Handmade in New Zealand, this 12-pack of assorted colors is non-toxic, sustainable, and ergonomic—perfect for little hands to get creative. (Starting at $22.95, amazon.com)

Inspire your little performers to think big and take chances with the VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam. This HD video camera with a built-in microphone, special effects, and a green screen will offer your kids hours and hours of creativity when they’re cooped up inside. (Starting at $67.99, amazon.com

My Family Builders

Yoga Animals: A Wild Introduction to Kid-Friendly Poses

PlanToys Kids Wooden Mini Golf Game

Manhattan Toy Musical Lili Llama

Honeysticks 100% Pure Beeswax Crayons

VTech KidiZoom Creator Cam

For Mom


Ditch the plastic containers for the sustainable and chic Ethique Eco-Friendly Shampoo & Conditioner Bar Bundle. Available for many hair types, Ethique’s bars are 100% soap free, pH balanced, vegan, and zero waste. (Starting at $29, amazon.com)

If your dogs are barkin’, treat them to the ultimate cozy footwear with ROAM Cloud Slippers. These gorgeous, open-toed slippers feature faux fur and recycled material and are shipped in recycled packaging. While a splurge, purchase of these slippers contributes to the ROAM Foundation, providing at-risk youth a nature escape. ($130, roamwears.com)

Give the gift of fresh ingredients all year long. The BackyardCedars Indoor Herb Garden Kit comes with everything you need to get growing—just add water! (Starting at $39.99, amazon.com

When Mom needs some “me” time, this is the perfect activity to fill up her creativity tank and allow her to unwind. This Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit by Rachel Austen uses non-toxic acrylic paint, BPA-free plastic, and synthetic sable-hair brushes.  ($35, uncommongoods.com)

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at pottery, here’s your chance. Crockd offers multiple DIY sets, including their Air Dry Kit set (for 1–2 people) that lets you mold your masterpiece with no firing required. (Starting at $59, crockd.com

Ethique Eco-Friendly Shampoo & Conditioner Bar

ROAM Cloud Slippers

BackyardCelars Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Springtime Paint-by-Number Kit

Crockd Kits

For Dad


Want to help save the planet with each morning cup of joe? The Overview Coffee Subscription features regenerative organic coffee grown from farms that prioritize environmental stewardship in three varieties: Ethiopia, Honduras, Espresso. (Starting at $19 a bag, overviewcoffee.com)

Give dad a stylish and sustainable upgrade with the Urban Armor Outback Biodegradable Phone Case. With a sleek design, this case is 100% compostable and biodegradable, taking the idea of the “smartphone” to the next level. ($39.95, urbanarmorgear.com)

Working from home requires an extra level of concentration and earbuds can certainly help do the trick. Get Dad a quality pair with the House of Marley Liberate Air True Wireless Earbuds that’s both stylish and made from sustainably sourced wood. (Starting at $112.81, amazon.com)

Bring everyone’s favorite yard game indoors with this Tabletop Cornhole set created by Scott Sheldon. Handmade in Ohio, this game will inspire a little friendly family competition the whole gang will love. ($48, uncommongoods.com)

Skincare for men should be more than just a bar of old soap. The Disco Starter Set is the perfect place for guys to begin. With three simple steps to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize, this kit is cruelty free, paraben free, vegan, and made with only natural ingredients. (Starting at $44, letsdisco.com

 

Ethique Eco-Friendly Shampoo & Conditioner Bar

Urban Amor Outback Biodegradable Phone Case

House of Marley Liberate Air True Wireless Earbuds

Tabletop Cornhole

Disco Starter Set


This story originally appeared in the Winter 2020 | 2021 issue of KIWI Magazine. Read the full issue here, or check out the latest from KIWI Magazine.