Best Eco Friendly Party Bag Fillers: Ethical Ideas for Children’s Gifts

Eco friendly party bag fillers

Are you planning a children’s party and looking for some eco-friendly party bag fillers? If so, you’re in the right place. 

Reducing plastic consumption is important for future generations, and by giving children sustainably made gifts at an early age is a step in the right direction. And let’s face it, the majority of cheap plastic party bag gifts usually get thrown away and end up in landfill.

Carefully selecting eco friendly products can be a fun process, which will ultimately leave you feeling less eco-guilt and more eco-positive – plus you’ll be able to spread that plastic-free love to other children and households.

Not only are eco-friendly party bag fillers better for the environment but they can also be fun, educational and inspiring for children. With that in mind, we’ve collated a great selection of party bag filler ideas that you can choose from in the below list.

Pre-filled eco party bags and boxes 

To help save time, some brilliantly eco-friendly companies have created party bags or boxes that are already filled with a selection of plastic-free party gifts – which are affordably priced and ready to go!

Healthy Family Shop – Save The Bees Party Bag

With a mission to make eco-friendly and zero waste products that keep single-use plastic out of oceans and landfill, this small Oxford (UK) based family business creates nature-based party bags – encouraging kids to be kind to the environment.

Save the bees party bag
Save The Bees Eco Party Bag
  • Packaging: Biodegradable 
  • Party bag contains: wildflower seeds, a biodegradable plant pot, a note pad, a wooden twig pencil, a wooden plant tag and a rubber (and space for other gifts, sweets, etc.)
  • Materials: Plastic free products
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per bag: £3.70

Buy the Save The Bees Party Bag on Etsy here

Katie Bakes – Eco-friendly Personalised Baking Mix Box

Having won multiple awards for their high quality baking mixes, this is a tasty eco-friendly alternative to a traditional party bag – which we’re sure both children and parents alike will enjoy! You can choose from a cookie or shortbread mix and personalise each box with the name of the attending party goers, to give it that extra special feel.

Eco Friendly Baking Mix Box
  • Packaging: Compostable bag and box made from recycled board
  • Baking mix box contains: Baking mixture enough for 10-12 cookies or shortbread and easy baking instructions. 
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per baking mix box: £5

Buy the Katie Bakes Eco Baking Mix Box here

Crafty Beez Etsy – Personalised Unicorn Party Bag

Created by a family of British beekeepers, they produce eco-friendly party bags in a variation of themes, from Unicorns to Dinosaures, and are open for more personalised suggestions. All the eco products in the bag are plastic-free and help keep butterflies and bees in a happy habitat. 

Eco Friendly Unicorn Party Bag
Eco Friendly Unicorn Party Bag
  • Packaging: Biodegradable 
  • Party bag contains: 1x bamboo whistle, 6x mini coloured pencils, wildflower seeds, a cardboard unicorn face mask (inc. twine to tie), a bag of unicorn jellybean sweets (in recyclable glassine packets) and a personalised bag. 
  • Materials: Plastic free products
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per bag: £3.99

Buy Unicorn Party Bag on Etsy here

Individual eco friendly party bag fillers

There is a wide selection of sustainable party bag fillers, and we have picked out some of the best in the list below – all of which are either plastic free, or made using minimal recycled / recyclable plastics.

Woodland Themed Wooden Yoyo

Yoyos are great fun for children, especially when they have been lovely hand-made in the UK and with a range of different woodland themed animals printed on them.

Woodland Themed Wooden Yoyo
  • Materials: Wood 
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per yoyo: £1.50

Buy the Wooden Yoyo on Etsy here

Box Buddies Boxibos Monsters

These fun mini box monsters are easy to build and require no cutting or sticking together, making them a brilliant activity for all to make. They come in a pack of 12 mini box monsters, so you’ll have plenty to go around and they won’t take up too much space in the party bag.

Box Buddies Boxibos Monsters
Box Buddies Boxibos Monsters 
  • Materials: Card (100% recyclable) and printed with eco inks 
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per 12 pack: £5.29

Buy Mini Box Monsters on Etsy here

Cotton Thread Friendship Bracelets 

Friends can make their bong stronger by making each other friendship bracelets in a range of colours with this sustainably made party bag filler. Each recyclable craft packet comes with enough material to make two bracelets and instructions on how to do so.

Cotton Thread Friendship Bracelets
  • Materials: Wooden weaving tool, cotton thread and wooden beads.
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per pack: £3.25

Buy Cotton Friendship Bracelets here

Cardboard Princess Crown Kit

Ideal for getting children creative before they dress up in what they’ve made, this crown kit is fit for any young queen or king to wear at the party.

Cardboard Princess Crown Kit
Cardboard Princess Crown Kit
  • Materials: Cardboard crown, eco glitter glue, purple mask elastic and glue dots (packaged in a recyclable kraft envelope)
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per pack: £3.25

Buy Cardboard Princess Crown Kit here

Crochet Bean Bag Ball

If you’ve got an active party crowd then this is for you (well, the children at the party!). The balls can be used for many party games, from hot potato, to football or catch.

Crochet Bean Bag Ball
Crochet Bean Bag Ball
  • Materials: Woollen yarn 
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per ball: £3.95

Buy Crochet Bean Bag Ball here

Recycled Alphabet Bookmark 

For the keen reading party goers, this recycled alphabet bookmark is made in the UK and affordably priced. It’ll come in handy for keeping track of what page you finished on during the previous night’s bedtime reading.

Recycled Alphabet Bookmark
Recycled Alphabet Bookmark
  • Materials: Recycled card 
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per bookmark: 50p

Buy Recycled Alphabet Bookmark here

Plantable Wildflower Seeds

Help to promote flower growth with this fantastic wildflower seed pack, which is simple to plant (cover the seeds in soil and water) and great for the environment – the butterflies and bees will love them too!

Plantable Wildflower Seeds
Plantable Wildflower Seeds
  • Materials: Packaged in 100% recycled paper
  • Age suitability: 3+ years old
  • Cost per pack: 99p

Buy Plantable Wildflower Seeds on Etsy here

We hope this has been a helpful guide for you and your party planning – it’ll be amazing eco friendly fun!

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