December 07, 2022
It’s that time of the year again. Christmas! A magical season to enjoy with family and an opportunity to reflect on the year past. For some families, this may also be a stressful time of the year, especially when it comes to presents and their impact on the environment or home clutter. Did you know, according to estimates 15% of toys kids receive for Christmas are forgotten within days. Sometimes even the packaging is more interesting. One month later, this increases to 23% and 50% within 6 months. As children progress through each birthday, holiday, and other life events and milestones, they often accumulate a growing collection of toys. With the environment becoming an increasing pressing problem, parents can play an important role in being part of the solution. It just takes time to re assess our values and kickstart new habits. Here are 8 gift ideas to avoid contributing further to landfills and incinerators:
Did you know one of the most common reasons for unwanted gifts is gender stereotyping? Gone are the days when girls play in kitchens and boys with cars. And especially when it comes to sharing there is no need to feel confined to pink and blue. Some great gender neutral toys include: Lego, bikes, puzzles, puppets, art supplies, blocks, etc.. you get the idea.
These are just some fun ideas of special gifts that can be both meaningful and environmentally friendly – contributing to raising eco-conscious children. Which one is your favourite?
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