12 Days of Green Holiday Gifts: Butterfly Girl Dolls

I adore these Butterfly Girl Dolls from the Canadian company, Little Humbugs. Each of the cute 12″ plush dolls comes snuggled inside a chrysalis, the way a real butterfly is. It’s a great idea — The chrysalis provides further play, teaches about nature, and doubles as the dolls’ packaging as a way to cut down on waste. Each doll is cutely designed in a color-coordinated outfit and bright wings, and each has a nature-inspired story, whether the doll be a protector of nature, a bird keeper, or a planter of seeds.

One of the dolls includes an added benefit: For every doll purchased a tree will be planted in the Monarch butterfly conservation area, to help save that endangered butterfly.

Little Humbugs also offers Butterfly Girl ebooks, party invitations, sleepover kits, and other items. There’s even an eco superhero for boys, Flint the Dragonfly Boy.

Little Humbugs is the creation of children’s book author and illustrator, Marghanita Hughes. Marghanita is passionate about connecting children to nature and encouraging them to enjoy and steward the Earth. She notes on her web site that she hopes her work can help influence children to care for the environment in a fun and gentle way. I think the Butterfly and Dragonfly dolls would do just that and, best, they are just fun to play with, without all the consumerist trappings that similar plush dolls include.

Photo: Little Humbugs

My criteria for a green holiday gift? Items meet all or most of the following: Promotes nature play or care of the earth, Uses all or mostly natural ingredients, Fosters hours of open-ended creative play,  Doesn’t use extraneous plastic or other wrapping, Doesn’t break the bank to buy it.

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4 responses to “12 Days of Green Holiday Gifts: Butterfly Girl Dolls

  1. Just ordered three of these for friends of my 5 y.o son. Can’t wait to meet these dolls! Love what Marghanita is doing!

  2. Hi Debi! Great to see you. I’m obviously quite inspired by Marghanita’s work and am so pleased you bought the dolls for your son. That’s great! I also visited your web site and highly recommend it to others for fun nature activities and ideas. (Debi’s site is http://goexplorenature.blogspot.com/) I look forward to sharing more.

  3. Hi Suz

    What a delightful surprise it was to see your wonderful write up on my book characters -The Little Humbugs.
    You too are inspirational – I love what you are doing and your blog.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy Christmas.

  4. Greetings and welcome. Marghanita! It was a thrill to discover your dolls and your work. All best to you this holiday season and continued success with your beautiful labors of love.

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