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The Best Gifts For Anyone “Little” on Your List

Meredith Legenos

The holidays are just around the corner which means many of us will be buying gifts for children. This season “share the joy” by giving only toys that are responsible and safe for your  littlest loved ones.

For the Little Athlete
Sprout Sports Ball Set, $35
“Deck the halls” with Sprout’s plush organic Sports Ball Set. Made by Miyim, exclusively for Sprout, this set of four soft playing balls is ideal for the budding athlete. Each ball features a chime, rattle or squeaker to keep your baby extra engaged. Designed for all ages, newborn and up.

For the Little Architect
Grimm’s Stepped Pyramid Block Set, $164
The possibilities are endless with Grimm’s Stepped Pyramid Block Set.  Handcrafted in Europe using natural basswood, water-based, natural dyes, these 100 blocks and matching tray are safe for little hands and mouths.

For the Little Musician
Plan Toys Wooden Banjo, $32
Perfect for the budding Bluegrass star, this wooden Banjo from Plan Toys is made from all natural organic recycled rubber wood and water based dyes. With four tune-able nylon strings, it’s just like a real banjo, only smaller. Designed for ages 3 and up.

For the Little Linguist
Language Character Blocks, $43
Exercise your babies’ left brain with Language Character Blocks. Available in Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and many other languages, these award- winning alphabet blocks are designed to develop fine motor skills, spatial recognition, math, and language skills in kindergarten and pre-school aged children. 

For the Little Mathematician
Plan Toys Wooden Abacus, $25
Let your loved one learn math skills, patterning and color recognition with Plan Toy’s Wooden Abacus made of natural rubber wood and water based non-toxic paints    With feet that turn for stability and easy storage, this toy will grow with your child for years to come.

For the Little Animal Lover
Jeremy Owl, $39
A Sprout exclusive, Jeremy Owl is always a hoot. Made of organic cotton fleece in a warm shade of tan, this organic plushie is stuffed with washable polyfill, so he can be hand washed and air dried no matter how messy he gets. Guaranteed to last, this favorite toy is best enjoyed by ages 3 and up.

For the Little Mover and Shaker
Bio Scoot, $60
To infinity and beyond! The new Bio Scoot from Plan Toys features a stable base, grip handle and a convenient storage compartment. Made from eco-friendly renewable rubberwood this ride-on mini car is guaranteed to keep even the most mobile tots entertained and safe.

For the Little Baker
Plan Toys Wooden Cake Set, $20
The wooden cake set from Plan Toys is the perfect natural toy for any little helper. Complete with six pieces of cake, removable toppings, cake cutter and icing tube all made of rubberwood and water-based non-toxic paints, your child will enjoy hours of safe and sugar-free fun.

For the Little Builder
Green Toys Tool Set, $28
Any project is possible with the whimsical, eco-friendly Pink Tool Set! Constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers, this trendy kit makes any fix-it job an opportunity to go green (and pink and purple!) too.

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