When you have kids, the steady stream of birthday parties and holidays encourages a fair amount of gift shopping for little ones. You could easily enough just go out and buy the latest toy-de-hour OR you could use the opportunity to introduce the little people on your list (and their parents) to empowering or eco-friendly brands and products. For the girl who loves all things Barbie, buy her a wonder woman or batgirl doll, instead of another princess. For the boy who loves all things glittery, try one of the new biodegradable glitter products made from plants. For the aspiring artist, buy them a sketchbook made from recycled paper and vegetable-based ink. Those are just a couple of random ideas, but you get it.