Conscious gifts for raising conscious kids

·Lifestyle contributor
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(PHOTO: Getty Images)
(PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE – We all want to be that perfect parent, the perfect gift-giver at any event, while also being conscious about raising or influencing a future generation to be responsible about the planet.

Apart from maintaining green habits to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, like recycling our trash, gifting clothes or toys that they’ve outgrown; avoiding sunscreen that bleaches corals; or by planting more trees, and growing our own food.

Here are things you can do to reduce your kids’ carbon footprint, or presents that are great for green-conscious families.

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Here are things you can do to reduce your kids’ carbon footprint, or presents that are great for green-conscious families.

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Children emulate their parents behaviour. Tell them why you’re gifting flowers to your friends… it’s because they’re biodegradable!

Tong Chang Zoo Cartoon School Bag. (PHOTO: Zilingo)
Tong Chang Zoo Cartoon School Bag. (PHOTO: Zilingo)

Tong Chang Zoo Cartoon School Bag, $40.10 (30% off)

Harness that love for the planet, get a backpack for your kid and fill it with snacks for a picnic into nature. This cute backpack is water-proof and breathable.

Hydroponic Grow Kit Garden. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Hydroponic Grow Kit Garden. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Hydroponic set for the beginner at home, $97

Show them how easy growing your own food can be! Have a veg-hating kid? Fret not, research also shows that kids who grow their own vegetables tend to be more open to eating them! This is a gift that keeps on giving… an easy-to-assemble hydroponic set that is perfect for beginners. Build this with your child, grow your own vegetables and watch them delight in eating their own harvest.

Indoor hydroponic set with LED lighting, $52.60

Hydroponics Adjustable Kit. (PHOTO: Shopee)
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Stainless steel, insulated, leak-proof bento box with tableware. (PHOTO: Shopee)

Stainless steel, insulated, leak-proof bento box with tableware, $35.80

Bring your own lunchbox instead of using disposables when doing takeaway food! A high quality leakproof lunchbox is extra environmentally friendly if it’s made from aluminium or stainless steel, which is a recyclable resource.

Stella McCartney’s kids collection. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)
Stella McCartney’s kids collection. (PHOTO: MyTheresa)

Stella McCartney’s kids collection, from $105 onwards

Out with fast-fashion that wreak havoc on the environment, creating more waste than the planet can handle. Opt instead for famous environmental warrior designer, Stella McCartney’s, products which are consciously sourced, with all leather used in her designs, made from vegan leather.

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