Green Xmas Presents for Kids – Top 10 for All Year Round Days Out

Ah, kids and Christmas. They go together like — well, mince pies and sherry, or turkey and stuffing. But endless pleas for DVDs and video games can drive you round the twist!

If you’re looking for something more inspiring to put under the tree this year, we’ve found some great green Christmas gifts for kids. Read on for our top ten presents for getting out and about.

National Trust Pond Dipping Kit

National Trust Pond Dipping Kit from Ethical SuperstoreCalling all budding biologists and nature lovers. This National Pond Dipping Kit from Ethical Superstore is sure to satisfy even the most curious of kids. It includes a net, inspection jar, magnifying glass and identification guide – the only things missing are wellington boots and a pair of dry socks!

Just £20.95 from Ethical Superstore.

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RNLI Dawn Patrol Hoodie

RNLI Dawy Patrol Hoody from SeasaltThis special edition Dawn Patrol Hoodie from Seasalt is great for active kids. Made from soft, organic cotton with a stylish logo on the front, it’d be perfect for picnics or family days on the beach.

Available to fit girls and boys from three to eight years, and £1.50 from each purchase goes to the RNLI.

Only £25 from Sea Salt.
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Bird Watching Kit

Bird Watching Kit from Nigels Eco StoreJust the thing for the budding twitcher! This Bird Watching Kit from Nigel’s Eco Store will keep little ones amused for hours. It includes folding binoculars, identification cards, and even a feeding guide with recipes for attracting wild birds.

Just £11.22 from Nigel’s Eco Store.

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National Trust Bug Hunting Kit

National Trust Bug Hunting Kit from Ethical SuperstoreIf you’re searching for something to replace the X-Box in terms of entertainment hours, this fun and educational National Trust Bug Hunting Kit from Ethical Superstore could be the answer to your prayers. The kit contains a magnifying glass, inspection boxes, activity book and guides – who knew creepy crawlies could be such fun?

Only £19.95 from Ethical Superstore.
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Kids Fluffies

Fluffies from SeasaltNot only do Seasalt’s Fluffies have a hard-earned reputation as the cosiest socks in the world, but they’re made with 40 per cent recycled plastic so good for the environment too!

Perfect for keeping kids’ feet warm on long winter walk, a great choice of fun colours and patterns means you’ll have no problem getting them on.

Only £3 (SALE) per pair from Seasalt.
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Sigg Kids Water Bottle

SIGG Kids Bottle 0.4/0.6 litre from AmazonWe all know that plastic water bottles are bad for the planet, right? Luckily, getting kids to switch to this re-usable water bottle by SIGG at Amazon.co.uk should be a bit of a breeze. It’s strong enough to withstand knocks and bangs while out and about, and the fun designs will appeal to boys and girls alike.

Just £12.30 from Amazon.co.uk.
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National Trust Flower Pressing Kit

National Trust Flower Pressing and Fragrance Kit from Ethical SuperstoreHands-up who had a flower press when they were young? This National Trust Flower Pressing and Fragrance Kit is almost certain to be better than anything you had as a child, as it includes equipment for making fragrances as well as pressing blooms. Hours of fun for the botanist (or perfumer!) in your brood.

Just £18.95 from Ethical Superstore.
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Ethletic Fair Trade Football

Ethletic football from Ethical SuperstoreWho doesn’t love kicking a football around in the park? This size five football by Ethletic Fair Deal Football at Ethical Superstore is certified fair trade, so it’s ethical as well as being brilliant fun for Dads. And kids too, of course…

Only £21 from Ethical Superstore.
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My Living World Kids Field Binoculars

Kids Field Binoculars Interplay UK My Living World from AmazonTake a closer look at trees, birds, clouds…or just spy on your friends! These lightweight children’s binoculars by Living Field at Amazon.co.uk have been specially designed for kids.

Features include a safety-conscious neck strap and six times magnification, plus they also come with a bird identification guide.

Just £8.01 from Amazon.co.uk.
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Little Potter Gardening Starter Kit

Little Potter Growing Kit from Nigels Eco StoreKids love getting down involved in the garden, so encourage green fingers with this Little Potter Starter Kit from Nigel’s Eco Store. The kit includes a good selection of child-friendly seeds, as well as an advice booklet, ladybird stickers and pencil for those all-important growing notes!

Only £9.99 from Nigel’s Eco Store.
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