As you may suspect, I have a bit of an obsession with Eco-friendly toys. I have simple criteria - no toxic paint and no plastic. My material of choice? Wood, FSC certified in a perfect world. This list will give you ideas of low-tech toys for various age and price ranges. I put them in order of age. I hope it helps find the perfect gift for your kids, nephew, niece, or at least gives you some ideas.
For the smallest on your list, these make a great gift. It is a ball and stacking toy in one. It is one of those toys that grows with the child and will be great even into toddler years. $24-$35, 6+ months
If you really want to splurge and it will not hurt your wallet, this is THE dollhouse for an earthy Eco girl. I never had a dollhouse when I was little, I built one on bookshelves. If I could have one now I wouldn't mind one of these! $250-$275, 3+ years
Boys like cars. These cars are not your average cars, the fun part is that kids can use their imagination and build their own dream cars with interchangeable parts. Yeah, they're made in China, and there are some plastic parts. The accessories attach to a wooden block, which is the body of the car. $10-$45 each, 3+ years
Aren't those colors beautiful? A wonderfully made puzzle will get creative juices flowing. Not just for kids, you'll find yourself making some art as well! Does anything bad ever come out of Germany? Well, Hitler maybe, but not toys ;) $90, 10+ years
I am not really an advocate for expensive toys and I think that less is more. This thing is pretty cool [but insanely expensive], especially for kids who love to build and make stuff. Imagine the satisfaction of building your own bike or crane - pretty cool! Made in Netherlands. The sets vary and start at about $280, ages 5-12
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