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Christmas Gift guide for Non-Plastic Gifts

If the sound of Lego rattling away in an – albeit beautifully wrapped – box, fills you with dread, then give them something a little different this year. Here’s our guide to the best plastic–eschewing presents on the market to ease your eco conscience and to give them an experience-focused Christmas gift they’ll remember forever.

For more ideas, see: Under 5s | 6 to 11 | Teenagers | Festive Books

The Paperback Subscription, £160 for a year, Daunt Books

Any bookworm will love this subscription. It is, quite literally, the gift that keeps on giving, month-after-month.

Junior Treetop Adventure For Two, £36, GoApe

Give them to the gift of Tarzan-style escapade this year with onw of these treetop adventures.

Aquila Magazine Subscription, £55 for 12 months, Aquila

This magazine is bursting with fascinating facts, making it perfect for inquisitive, ever-growing minds.

Children’s Gardening Set, £32, NOTH

Dig deep with this wonderful gardening set, which is ideal for green-fingered kids who want to watch the flowers grow – or even grow their own food.

Flower Press, £29.99, Protect The Planet

A true classic never grows old. This flower press brings our childhood right back to us. Nostalgic in all the right ways.

Adopt A Penguin, from £3 Per Month, Charity Gifts

This is such a sweet gift to give and the lucky recipient will receive a cuddly toy, a welcome pack and regular updates on their new penguin friend.