Little Change Creators

Little Change Creators

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread some holiday cheer than by giving presents that not only bring joy but also support Australian small businesses. In this blog, we’re shining a light on local brands making awesome gifts for kids.  From sustainable swimwear to creative art supplies, we’ve got it all covered!  Read on to discover unique and eco-friendly gifts for the little ones in your life…

Gifts For Kids Of All Ages

Reusable Colouring Mats

When it comes to creative toys that are sustainable, Little Change Creators lead the way.  Their double-sided, reusable colouring mats with carbon-neutral packaging are an obvious choice for eco-conscious gifting.  These sets come with everything you need, including a cloth eraser, 12 child-safe pens, a fabric storage pouch and a contribution to charity.  They’re perfect for travel, mealtimes, mindfulness and messy play plus the non-stick surface is dishwasher-safe and machine-washable too.  A complete game-changer for keeping kids entertained and a quality Christmas gift for kids and kids-at-heart!

Sustainable Kids’ Swimwear

As a nation of sun-seekers, living in a country surrounded by sea, it’s essential to protect our kids’ skin when they’re playing by the beach.  That’s why we love Elasam, a local brand making kids’ swimwear from recycled materials, including plastic bottles and fishing nets retrieved from our oceans.  Elasam offers rashies, shorts, swim sets and accessories in a range of fun prints to suit both boys and girls.  All swimwear is made from UPF50 fabrics for superior sun-protection.

School Lunch Satchels

Style up school lunches with these super-fun and practical lunch satchels from The Somewhere Co.  These satchels fit the largest of bento boxes and an ice pack to keep everything nice and cool. The velcro closure makes them super easy for little hands to manage.  Not to mention the outer shell is made from recycled water bottles.  A+ for practical gifting!

Mindful Potion Kits

A world of imaginative play awaits with these mindful potion kits by The Little Potion Co.  Potion play allows little creatives to experiment with ingredients that fizz, shimmer and sparkle!  It’s a fun sensory activity that includes affirmation cards to promote children’s confidence and kindness.  We also love that this Australian brand prioritises sustainability and uses ingredients that are nature-based and non-toxic.

Eco Science and STEM Kit

Eco Art and Craft produce natural, non-toxic, and plant-based art products you and your kids will love!  This fun Science and STEM Kit blends science, geology, craft and colour into one.  Kids will love that they can make their own volcano and once the eruption subsides they can use the volcano and lava swamp for small world play.  The best thing is that once they’ve finished playing, the whole volcano can go into your green organics bin.  A fun and educational activity that won’t add to landfill!

Insect House Kit

Give nature a helping hand with this fun Insect House Kit from ABeeC Hives.  An insect house is a safe habitat for solitary bees, butterflies, ladybugs and other beneficial insects to increase biodiversity in your garden.  It offers a safe place for insects to rest, hibernate, nest and lay eggs away from prying predators. With tubes and holes of various sizes, this insect house is the bee’s knees for insects of all kinds!  Made from environmentally-friendly materials, it is the perfect addition to your family’s garden and an educational gift for kids of all ages.

Gifts For Toddlers

Eco Colouring Set

Tiger Tribe is a trusted Aussie brand that’s grown from humble beginnings through well-designed, portable activity sets.  Recently, they introduced a new Eco range that includes natural wax crayons made from soy and beeswax with FSC-certified paper packaging.  They’re a top choice for little Picassos.

Fabric Activity Books

Whether you’re taking off on a plane, roadtripping around Australia or relaxing at home, these fabric activity books from Curious Columbus will keep little ones quiet and engaged.  Featuring 10 interactive pages, these portable and washable books are ideal for helping young children practice and improve their fine motor skills, hand eye coordination and sensory processing skills.

Recycled Plastic Track Set

This 100% recycled plastic interconnecting track by Zero Plastics Australia comes as 8-piece or 16-piece sets that fit any existing wooden tracks you may have.  Aside from being fun, these Track-In-A-Box sets are a fantastic way to introduce young children to sustainability and how we can repurpose many of the items we use each day.  Between 77 and 160 single use plastic milk lids go into making every track set with four colour options available.  Imagine having this under your Christmas tree for years to come!

Gifts For Older Kids

Creative Art Supplies

Life Of Colour is all about inspiring kids and adults to ditch screen time and explore hands-on creativity.  This Aussie brand makes top quality, playful art tools and accessories that are affordable, portable and mess-free.  We like their Art Boxes for gifting because they include a variety of media for kids to experiment with and they come in a beautiful, colourful gift box.

Recycled Plastic Picnic and Travel Mats

Summer holidays are for outdoor adventures and these 100% recycled travel mats  from Sol Seekers are the perfect companion for little explorers. Completely glue-free construction binds three layers of fabric, keeping the mats compact, light, strong and soft.  Perfect for popping in the backpack for a play at the park or a walk through the forest.  Each mat diverts approximately 45 plastic bottles from sitting in landfill or ending up in our oceans.  Amazing!  Sol Seekers also supports local artists and charities so they’re a great Australian brand to buy from.

Non-Toy Gifts For Kids

Memorable Experience Gifts

Tired of adding to the toy clutter each year?  That’s where Spark Pop comes in.  As Australia’s first experience marketplace for kids and families, Spark Pop helps families curb playroom clutter with its wide variety of experience gift cards.  Choose from activities to suit all ages, from toddlers to teens, and give kids an experience that’ll last a lifetime instead of another toy destined for landfill.

Little Change Creators Gift Cards

With so many amazing gift options, it can be hard to decide on the perfect present for children you love.  Little Change Creators Gift Cards offer you convenience while giving kids a fun and creative gift of their choice.  Gift Cards are available in five denominations, allowing you to give as little or as much as you want.  Plus, you’ll receive the Gift Card instantly!  How easy is that?  Save yourself from decision fatigue, avoid adding to landfill and let your loved ones choose the right gift for themselves.


This holiday season, let’s embrace the spirit of giving while keeping small businesses in mind. Whether it’s through small-batch sustainable swimwear, creative art supplies, travel toys or memorable experiences, there are countless ways to make the festive season magical for the children we love and the small businesses we support.  Let’s come together and create a brighter, future for the little change creators in our lives and all our local traders.  Happy gifting and happy holidays!