5 plastic free baby gifts perfect for the bundle of joy in your life

So, you’ve been invited along to a baby shower, birthday party or Easter celebration, and now it’s time to get down to business picking the perfect gift for the star of the occasion!

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Children are always growing, which means they need lots of stuff to keep up with their ever-changing needs. There are so many different brands and products to choose from, which can make it an overwhelming task to find something truly special and unique.

Then there’s the environment to consider. After all, this tiny human is going to inherit the Earth from us, so we should do our best to give a gorgeous, eco-friendly gift that gives back to our environment, right?

There’s no doubt about it: shopping for children can certainly be a tricky task. The good news is, we’re here to recommend some one-of-a-kind baby gifts which are completely plastic free. Mother Earth will thank you for it!

Here are our 5 top picks from our collection:

  1. Eco Rattle ($26.99)

If you’re looking for something that ticks all the boxes, look no further than this Natural Beech Wood rattle.

Beautiful, functional and eco-friendly, this rattle is antibacterial, and the hard timber won’t splinter – making it the perfect gift for a teething babe, or a curious munchkin who likes to explore with their mouth! In fact, this piece is 100% non-toxic and great for skin sensitivities or allergies, so you can be assured your giftee is safe from any nasties.

The Natural Beech Wood rattle is a great for your little one’s irritated gums and it’ll become a wonderful keepsake item for you to keep and cherish forever as they grow.

  1. Raw Wood Wardrobe Separators ($27.95)

Don’t our tiny humans grow up so fast?! Our gorgeous wardrobe separators are a little outside the box, but we can guarantee you they’ll go to good use. They’re perfect for sorting all the baby clothes bub will go through as they get bigger and stronger.

Available in sizes 0000-2, the Raw Wood Wardrobe Separators will last a couple of years and are branded with the Monkey Tree logo.

While raising a little one is full of surprises, there’s one thing for sure – Mum and dad will thank you for such a thoughtful gift which will be useful for years to come.

  1. Blue Silicone & Beechwood Teething Rattle ($22.95)

Our Blue Silicone & Beechwood Teething Rattle is the ultimate gift for those babies who are growing their first (or second, or third…) teeth.

We all know teething can be a tough time for parents and bubs alike, but this handy toy can help ease the process. It boasts the best of both worlds:

  • Chewable silicone beads provide a soft cushion for sore and tender little gums; and,
  • Harder wooden beads and rings provide a more durable surface to help little teeth break through.

Additionally, the Beechwood rings will help baby on their way to developing new skills by engaging in sensory play, which is such an important part of bub’s learning process.

The best part? You can gift this gorgeous rattle with full peace of mind that it’s chemical and BPA free, as well as eco-friendly.

  1. Bobby Floppy Bunny ($32.95)

This sweet floppy bunny is made from a beautiful linen cotton fabric and comes in butterscotch, blue, pink and grey – so there’s something to fit into any nursery.

Aside from looking very cute in newborn photos or simply on the dresser in bub’s room, Bobby can provide your little one a sense of comfort and even help them develop their social skills! Soft toys can help babies learn to play pretend, remember new words like dog, cow, or bunny, and support them through the emotional highs and lows of childhood.

Suitable from just 3 months old, you could be the one to gift baby their very first friend and teach them unconditional love. Plus, Mother Earth will love you for it as well.

  1. Little Miss Indy ($57.00)

When you think back to your childhood, one of the first things that come to mind is probably your most treasured toy. Do you remember the one you carried everywhere and loved until it was all stained and threadbare?

By gifting a doll like Little Miss Indy, you’re giving your loved one a gift that will stay with them forever. Made with love by Nana Huchy, Little Miss Indy is waiting for a child to love and discover life with.

According to Nana Huchy, Little Indy loves camping, hosting tea parties and is quite the chatterbox! Just make sure to keep her away from creepy crawlies because she hates those.

We’d be willing to bet your tiny gift recipient can’t wait to receive one of Little Miss Indy’s bear hugs and hold her for many years to come.


So, there you have it! Five wonderful, eco-conscious gifts to inspire the munchkins in your life to have fun, play, grow and learn without impacting our environment.

Written by Mikhailla Fitzgerald

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