Back-to-school season is almost here, and that means it's time to start stocking up on essentials needed for the upcoming year for the little kiddos if you're a parent.
But if you're a grandparent, God parent, or anyone looking to spread some joy for the little ones, then it's an exciting time to do some back to school gift shopping to help a parent out!
Gifts for kids to get them excited for the new school year
Whether the back to school gifts are for the wee ones at daycare or for big kids at elementary school, our staff at Buy Good. Feel Good. have created a curated list of all their favourite back to school cute eco friendly gifts ideas to make things a little easier for you.
To be honest, some of the things on this list include things we wanted as little kids, such as the Daypacks with the ocean patches!
Our list of top gifts for kids headed back to school to get them excited for the new school year includes everything from organic fashion must-haves that help keep waste from landfill to cozy fall essentials made by happy ladies in the Himalayas to tie dye kits made using natural dyes so the kids can create their own one-of-a-kind designs - and of course of course of course, the coolest backpacks that are made from ocean plastic.
Back To School Gifts: OCEAN PLASTIC BACKPACKS
The world's first eco-friendly mini backpack made of ocean plastic! The daypack mini is for all the little ocean lovers. Lightweight, kid-friendly, and perfect for little hands, it’s the safest bag for big and small adventures at school or outside school.
* For each mini backpack made, 2.6 lb of ocean plastic is recycled.
Daypack Mini Multi
Lightweight, child-friendly backpack with integrated bottle compartment and adjustable shoulder and chest straps perfect for a new school year. The daypack mini multi comes in playful multicolor versions.
* Shoulder straps include reflective material for safety on the streets.
Daypack Mini Patch
Lightweight & spacious – this kid’s backpack is for little adventure lovers! Adjustable through the kindergarten years thanks to individually adjustable straps. The chest strap with click closure prevents the backpack from slipping.
* This backpack features a bottle holder so bottles sit firmly and don’t leak.
Got Bag is the world's first bag collection made from ocean plastic. They are dedicated to raising awareness and cleaning our oceans from plastic pollution.
Back To School Gifts: ONE-OF-A-KIND TEES
INDIGO DYE KIT
The indigo dye kit, complete with a kid's t-shirt, gives the beginner dyer a perfect introduction into the beauty of creating color from nature. Kids can customize their t-shirts with minimal environmental impact with this dye kit.
* Indigo species are the world's only source of natural, true, colorfast blue.
NATURAL DYE KIT (MULTI-COLOUR)
This natural dye kit, complete with a Good Tee, will get kids excited about customizing their own unique t-shirt. The best part about this is it’s a sustainable project they can show-off to all of their friends.
* Instructions in the kit will take them through the fun step-by-step process.
FABRIC PAINTING KIT
Nothing says cool like a one-of-a-kind tshirt for the start of a new school year. Along with a sustainable tee as the perfect blank canvas, the DIY kit contains paints and a brush for the kids to get creative.
* Water-based fabric paints come in red, yellow, blue & black.
The Good Tee makes Fairtrade certified organic cotton basics using certified eco-friendly dyes.
Back To School Gifts: COMFY Fall MUST-HAVES
The Uttar mittens are grey with maroon, black, and white details. They contain the traditional Himalayan patterns of chhota gow (small pendant) and bulabul station (nightingale station), which are patterns that have existed in this community for centuries.
* Handmade in the Himalayas of India by Happy Ladies.
The Bundar socks are green with cream, black, pink, and yellow details. They contain the traditional Himalayan patterns of billee ke daant (cat's teeth), bumchack (x's), and lamree (z's), which are patterns that have existed in this community for centuries.
* This special blend maintains the warmth of a wool sock without the itch.
Every time you purchase Fazl, you are helping to provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing. What’s more, we give fair wages to artisans in need who hand make every Fazl item.
Back To School Gifts: NEW STYLES FOR A NEW YEAR
Help them step off the beaten track and carve their own path in this Trailblazer Hoodie. Generously sized, this comfy anorak-style hoodie is engineered for years of wear. Arms can be easily rolled up or down and the oversized pocket makes a perfect place to stash treasures.
* Genderless style that is made with the softest organic cotton fabric scraps saved from pollution.
Get them to try things differently and explore new possibilities in Nudnik’s Innovator Jogger! Comfy and moveable with oversized front pockets made with treasure hunters in mind.
* Every garment is made with love and care by Nudnik's skilled partners who are fluent in up-cycling practices.
Nudnik is a circular fashion brand creating ‘Future-Proof’ kidswear entirely from pre-consumer textile waste —more specifically, organic cotton off/cut fabrics that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
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