2009 Holiday Wish List -Green Gifts

. June 14, 2013.

This holiday season, give a gift that gives back to the earth! Toledo area toy stores offer eco-friendly toys that are good for kids and the environment. Here are a few your kids are sure to love.

Learning Express
5577 Monroe St.

Eco-Kids Drink Bottles: for ages 3+, $9.99
These 10-ounce water bottles are made from high grade stainless steel, with a cap made from recycled materials. With various designs, they’re perfect for school, sports, or camp.

Recycling and Dump Trucks : for ages 3+, $24.99 
These chunky trucks are perfect for little hands. Made of 100% recycled milk containers and no metal axles.

Sofi Stella
15155 S. Dixie Hwy
Monroe, MI

Tea Set : for ages 3+, $26.50
This 17-piece tea set is made in the USA from 100% recycled milk carton plastic. BPA-free, no lead paint, no phthalates and FDA approved for food contact, the “green” process used in the making of this set saved enough energy to equal three thousand triple A batteries.

Toys “R” Us
For locations visit

Jewelry box : $9.99
Recycling is stylish when it comes to these candy wrapper jewelry boxes. Made by FAB Industries, the boxes are constructed from repurposed packaging collected through TerraCycle’s Candy Wrapper Brigade. The free collection program diverts millions of pieces of packaging from landfills while serving as a fundraiser for local schools and non-profits such as Unity of Toledo, Aurora Academy and Harvard Elementary. Backpacks, frames, and sketchpads are also available. 

Sensational Beginnings
987 Stewart Rd.
Monroe, MI

Switchback Racetrack: for ages 18 months – 4 years, $69.95
This double wide racing ramp track is made of maple and rubber wood and is decorated with non-toxic paints. Four racecars are included for a racing good time as the cars speed back and forth on their way down the track.