A Child's Christmas

And in the end, holidays are about children and the joy of seeing their faces light up with the happiness and excitement of the occasion. When looking for gifts, it's hard to succeed with all the commercialism and advertisements for hideous toys and the raised expectations that go with them. That's why buying for the small ones is so rewarding...

Little babies, and their mothers, will love these tee-shirts, made from stretchy organic cotton, with a hedgehog and eco tag-line (teach them young).

For little boys (our favourite), there is something about trucks...so these book ends in the shape of backhoes are sure to please, plus they are handmade from wood from managed forests. Or a bright green spotted dinosaur scooter made from sustainable forest wood should delight.

For the girls, what about a sweet red hat with white snowflakes and matching mittens, made of fairly traded alpaca, and soft as can be. Or a rucksack with a big butterfly or lion on the back.

For all the young ones: a Muji globe, made out of blackboard to write messages or create a new world. :: Guardian

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