Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Discovery Kids Paper Recycling Studio $20.99
It's an art project AND a lesson in recycling when kids reuse old everyday paper to create works of art. A great way to make holiday cards or pass an afternoon indoors. Kids grind paper to pulp then form sheets of different sizes and shapes, adding organic material for special flair. For ages 8 and up. One lucky commenter will win their own set!

Organic & Funny Baby Gift Set, Bath by Bettijo $48
A clever gift for the eco mom and baby is this organic gift set by Bath by Bettijo Included in the set is an organic romper for 6-12 months from Wry Baby that proclaims, “Ask me about my compost pile,” Sweet B. baby products organic baby shampoo & wash, and shea butter soothing lotion. Ingredients include Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E and B5, and Raw Shea Butter.

Stacking Tree by Plan Toys at The Pajama Squid $20
This stacking set is designed based on the concept of nature. Each wooden piece can be stacked to form different kinds of trees. Children can learn the color variation and size. For age 2 years and up. Plantoy’s company’s vision is to create toys that inspire imagination, as well as promote children’s physical and intellectual development. PlanToys products are made from recycled rubberwood that is non-chemically treated, and are just simplistically beautiful toys!

MobileHome Cardboard Dollhouse by Kidsonroof at The Pajama Squid $34.95
Tiffany at The Pajama Squid says of this dollhouse, "I wanted a doll house that appealed to both girls and boys, was imaginative and there was no pressure involved...no pressure for the parent, so when the kids turn the box over they don’t see all the things he or she must have to make it their own."

This house is white on the outside and red on the inside, made out of exceptionally stable 100% recycled cardboard that is biodegradable with 8 rooms, stair opening, spy holes, and an attic for storage. Easy to install and easy to carry. Designing it is completely up to the individual.

Green Toys Enviro-Friendly Tea Set at The Pajama Squid $25
This tea set is made from advanced environmentally friendly materials and still looks super cute! Green can equal cute too! For age 3 years and up.
Includes 17 Pieces including tea pot with lid, sugar bowl with lid and creamer.

Car Carrier Semi With Cars by East Laurel Woodcrafts at The Pajama Squid $28
This cool car carrier semi with cars is by Kentucky crafters East Laurel Woodcrafts. The wooden toys are finished with a non-toxic toy and wood oil to preserve the natural wood feel. Each piece is uniquely its own and absolutely beautiful.

Cloud B's new Twilight Sea Turtle™ $33.98
One part nightlight, one part plush friend and one part educational toy, this sleepy sea turtle offers children of all ages a soothing companion that makes bedtime fun. This toy has been helping my son sleep independently and without the endless array of stories and drinks of water. He loves how the turtle's glow illuminates the room in soothing hues of blue and green and casts his very own star show on the ceiling. Winner of the Creative Child Top Choice of the Year Award, a portion of the toy's proceeds supports sea turtle conservation efforts.

GIVEAWAY Swell Foop Sea Turtle Kids Tee $22
This fantastic shirt features a green sea turtle above the phrase "live gently." It is made of five-ounce, preshrunk 100% organic ring-spun cotton, and is pre-washed for superior softness. Color: Slate Grey. Made in the USA. THREE lucky commenters will win a tee for their kid in the available size of their choice.

Sarah Pinto 2009 Weekly Planners $25
Sarah Pinto's 2009 Weekly Planners are a simple, functional and eco-friendly organizational solution. These durable planners measure 5x7 and are made with high-quality recycled paper, soy-based ink and available in five unique cover designs. One lucky commenter will win the planner of her choice!

Scandle Candle in Travel Tin $12.95
The Scandle is a candle that burns at 2 degrees above body temperature to produce a soothing oil for massage, manicures/pedicures or as a daily moisturizer. Made from 100% natural vegan ingredients including soy butter, shea butter, aloe vera, jojoba & vitamin E; The Scandle is the first candle that is healthy for your skin & the environment. TEN lucky commenters will receive their very own Scandle!

Ingenious laser-cut durable corrugated board holds these chess and checker pieces so tight you can’t shake them off. Outperforms allother portable sets, even to the point of throwing it back and forth while playing. Economical, sustainable, elegant, totally original!

Gourd Birdhouses by Blue Rock Gourds $12
Blue Rock Gourds is a family run indie arts cottage business owned and operated by Cliff & Wendy Overdorf. These handmade gourd birdhouses are true works of art and will be beautiful additions to the birdlover's outdoor sanctuary. Two lucky commenters will get to choose the $12 gourd birdhouse of their choice!

Silikids Silibib $12.95 and Silipads $14.95 and Siliskin small bottle sleeve (not yet available for purchase)
Put all your plastic worries behind and try Silikids sillicone baby products. Silicone is hygienic and hypoallergenic. Its rubber like material is safe, durable and pliable, there are no open pores to harbor bacteria.
Silicone is easy to use and to clean and Silikids products are all made from medical grade silicone. A great gift for the eco-mama's baby. Leave a comment below and win a Silikids gift pack of a Siliskin bottle sleeve, Silipads for new crawlers and a cute Silibib.

On Tray Super Market Snacker $7
You know how my kids love eating their way through the grocery store? Now your little one can too, with On Tray! This BPA-free plastic tray keeps snacks nearby and secure so you can actually buy some groceries. Leave a comment and a lucky winner will receive their own!

Wooden Photograph Albums by Tree at The Pajama Squid $36
These photo albums/baby books' vintage-inspired designs are handmade and sophisticated. Each feature a cute chubby little elephant on the cover to help you never forget your child's early years and are available in an array of colors. Acid-free sleeves hold 40 photos 4×6 or smaller. Each page has a small area for writing captions, dates, etc. The inside front cover is printed with “this book is all about” with space for a name, occasion, or little photo. The wooden ring and strap keep your memories safe with style.

Baby Monkey Organic Cotton Onesies $24.99
I love the Feng Shui and Asian-inspired onesies from Baby Monkey. Not only are the designs adorable enough for your or your friends' gorgeous child, but they're a gift you can feel good about giving: the organic cotton is sustainably farmed, softer and is free of toxic chemicals which are known to cause allergies, skin rashes, and eczema on a babies' skin. All APISS Reviews readers can happily receive 20% off purchases at Baby Monkey using discount code is BM20, and leave a comment for the chance to receive a holiday-colored red "Born On An Auspicious Day" onesie in size 12-18 months.


Discovery Store Dancing Alligator $19.95
Few sounds in this world are as annoying to me personally as that of the Fisher-Price Corn Popper™. (No offense to F-P, whose toys and baby gear are one of the most crucial design elements of my home.) I'm just more of a clackety-clack than a pop-goes-the-weasel type of gal.

That's why I like this alligator pull toy. It's an eco-toy with a wooden design, environmentally-conscious manufacturing and non-toxic materials that are easy on the environment. And it's rhythmic sound is easy on my sensitive ears. It's also cute as heck.

Shains Ware Bracelets with 60 pieces of flair $12
Shain's is a fun, cool eco-friendlyway for your teen or tween to express themselves. Elements include the alphabet and cute icons.
Shains Ware will also be sold at the Crab Soup Cook-Off in Annapolis at the Naval Academy Stadium on Saturday, Nov 22 and readers can also buy Shains at Be Beep in Severna Park and at Tree Tops Kids in McLean and Potomac. FIVE lucky commenters will win one - leave your comment and it could be you!

Bring Your Own Bug Reusable Totes by Eco-Bags $14.99
Get your teen into using, or reusing, an eco-friendly bag when she cruises the mall. The cute totes by Eco-Bags are a great intro. They're made from recycled and all natural fair wage/fair labor/fair trade cotton and 20% of proceeds from each bag purchase is donated to MS research. With a cute "Bring Your Own Bag Bug" slogan and a choice of butterflies, spiders or other characters on the front, they're stylish too. Leave a comment and one lucky reader will win their own butterfly bag!

Tappening BPA-free Green Water Bottle $14.95
The money we as a nation spend on bottled water is astounding, with tap water free, regulated and healthier for us and our children. Make a commitment to "Think Global, Drink Local" with the stylish and green 32oz. Tappening water bottle. Great for a gym bag, diaper bag and of course, your loved ones stocking!

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