Choosing Ethical Toys & Decor For Your Child: Review and Giveaway

(AD) If I could start all over again my children’s rooms and toys would look very different to how they do. I would buy less, but make better choices. I would discourage family and friends from buying us vast piles of plastic toys and instead I would point them to smaller, thoughtful shops. Their bedrooms would have shelves of tactile toys made ethically and the decor would make me smile when I walked in the room. 10 years ago it was much harder to source ethical items for children and I wasn’t as well informed as I am now.

A child using a wooden hairdryer and comb received from luna and cash ethical online store for children
I love how wooden toys encourage children's creativity

I still buy plastic toys, I still buy products from retailers that offer convenience, choice and fast delivery, but I am making more of an effort to use smaller retailers rather than just tap on “that app” on my phone. It is so much more satisfying buying from a family business based in the UK, a business that has strong values and great customer service. There are lots out there, but they can get rather lost behind the mammoth big businesses. It has increasingly started to bother me the power that some large companies have, how they can do what they want and they can dictate all the rules.  


Luna and Cash - Ethical Online Shop for Children's Toys and Decor

When I was contacted by Luna & Cash I visited their website and discovered they are one of those “ooohhh” shops. When I’m in the physical version of these types of shops I walk around stroking everything and want to buy it all, online I want to add it all to my basket. I want to redecorate the children’s rooms and buy gifts for everyone I know. It is all beautiful.

Luna & Cash is a family business offering ethical, zero-waste, eco-friendly and vegan products. They sell brands I am familiar with (like Plan toys, Lanka Kade and Kleen Kanteen) as well as incredibly beautiful ones which are new to me like Fabelab and Picca LouLou. I love that the collection of toys and decor to buy is curated from such wonderful items. Does it sound like I’m gushing? You know how some people browse clothes shops? Well shops like Luna & Cash are the eye candy I love to browse online. This is the sort of shop I would like to have received a gift voucher from as a new mum and it’s where I will be heading next time I need a baby gift. 

Luna & Cash kindly sent us some of the lovely products they sell: the Plan Toys Hairdresser set and some Picca LouLou cushions.

Plan Toys Hair Dresser Set

My children love to play hairdressers with each other as well as their toys. The lovely wooden hairdresser play set by Plan Toys contains: a waist bag, scissors, comb, razor, hairdryer and hair straighteners. They are the perfect size for little hands and I love the colours. Plan Toys are traditional style toys, but they keep up with the modern world as evidenced by the hair straighteners in this set and other products like their DJ mixer board or toy vloggers set with a ring light, microphone and camera. The toys are suitable for age 3 years and up due to some small parts (if the pieces came apart) but I allowed my 2 year old to get involved while being observed. The belt on the waist bag was too short to close on the velcro around my 5 year old, but it stayed on ok anyway.


A 5 year old holding up the box for Play Toys wooden hairdresser set with the contents on the sofa in front of her
Plan Toys Hair Dresser Set

Closeup of the plan toys wooden hairdresser tools in the waist bag
Wooden toys are great for role play

close up of wooden hair straightener and scissors showing they have hinged parts
The hair straighteners and scissors have moving parts 


Picca LouLou Nursery Decor

The gorgeous handmade star cushions from Picca LouLou perfectly represent the beautiful decor that Luna & Cash sell. One is grey corduroy and the other slightly smaller one is a dusky pink cotton, both have small gold spots all over and grey stitching. They work beautiful as decoration or play items. The Picca LouLou mobiles with clouds and pom poms or moon and sparkly stars are probably my other favourite items on the website. 

There are so many beautiful items on sale I really recommend you check Luna & Cash out if you are looking for ethical toys, nursery decor, gifts or other items (they have CSPs, make up, cloth nappies and more).

Picca LouLou star cushions in grey and dusky pink received from luna and cash
Picca LouLou star cushions

A girl with her head resting on star cushions
The girls loved these cushions from Luna & Cash as soon as they saw them


Giveaway

Luna & Cash are giving away a £30 voucher to spend on their website to one of my readers. To win a £30 voucher to spend at www.lunaandcash.co.uk enter via the widget below (or click here if not showing properly) before midnight Sunday 25th July. UK entry only, all other T&Cs in the widget.


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***Disclosure: Luna & Cash gifted me some items and a providing the voucher for giveaway***

60 comments

  1. I love the Bajo Tobe Pegasus Wooden Toy

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  2. I would put the credit towards the gorgeous Magic Wood Small Marble Sounding Tree.

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  3. There are so many lovely things to choose. I may get the Bajo Jumping Horses Pull Along Toy.

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  4. Margaret Clarkson
    ReSpiin 3pc Jute Bowl Set - Fire

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  5. I love the Bajo Jumping Horses Pull Along Toy for my nephew

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  6. The bee hive or stacking rocket are cute toys!

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  7. I could get some cushions for my daughters bedroom.

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  8. I really like the Bohemian Wrapsody Handmade Raw Amethyst & Candle Quartz Point Necklace and also the wooden pebbles

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  9. I love the kids' book Stardust By Jeanne Willis & Briony May Smith

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  10. I would buy reusable make up wipes!

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  11. I would buy the Bajo gruffalo and mouse figure.

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  12. I love the Maileg Princess and The Pea Mouse Soft Toy In Box

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  13. I love the rainbow blanket xx

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  14. I'd buy a set of ReSpiin 3pc Jute Bowl Set in 'Fire'

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  15. Love the Fabelab Rainbow Cloud Nursery Mobile Decoration

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  16. I'd buy the Frugi Amethyst Unicorn Sofia Skater Dress

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  17. Sally Collingwood7 July 2021 at 10:13

    The Maileg Princess and The Pea Mouse Soft Toy In Box is so cute, I would buy this!

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  18. The Erzi picnic assortment or the Erzi shop assortment

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  19. Ooh My Light Medium Wooden Nursery Lamp x

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  20. the Erzi Assorted Candies, very cute x

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  21. Kukena Naturals Orange And Cinnamon Candle

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  22. I would love to buy my daughter the butterfly shape sorter for her birthday :D xx

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  23. So many gorgeous items to choose from. My favourite is the whale nursery light x

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  24. I’d possibly get one of the water bottles they have a fantastic selection

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  25. I would pick the 2 gorgeous star pillow for my daughter room. Amy Denney

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  26. I would get one of the insulated canisters

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  27. Would buy candles kitchen utensils

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  28. I'm not sure what I'd buy, as there are so many gorgeous items!
    The Sawdust And Rainbows Tracing Board - Alphabet looks really good though and would help our little lady learn her letters.

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  29. I love the ladybird dress but there are so many lovely things it would be difficult to choose.

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  30. I would buy candles and cushions.

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  31. I would buy the Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 20oz/591ml - Melon Punch

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  32. I like the nursery light and cushions

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  33. I'm looking at the kitchen section and also things for the bathroom

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  34. The unicorn skater dress is cute and so is the mermaid dress.

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  35. I love the princess and the pea mouse box

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  36. I love the star cushions.

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  37. Bajo gruffalo and mouse figure.

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  38. Stardust By Jeanne Willis & Briony May Smith :)

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  39. The amazing Magic Wood Small Marble Sounding Tree.

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  40. I love the Pegasus wooden toy xx

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  41. The Bajo dinosaur set

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  42. I love candles, so I'd buy a Kukena Naturals Orange And Cinnamon Candle x 2 and a Kukena Naturals Peppermint Candle

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  43. joanne coulson25 July 2021 at 05:48

    I would put it towards the Bajo Blue Tipper Shape Sorter for my grandson

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  44. I’d put it towards a diamond blanket

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  45. I’d put it towards a diamond blanket

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  46. Medusa's Vegan Make Up Brush Set

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  47. I love the wooden fruit and vegetables!

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  48. I'd love to get the jute bowl set

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  49. I would get the Frugi Rainbow Roads Snuggle Fleece

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  50. Im loving the hair dresser set youve featured. Brilliant

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