11/26/2011 10:30 pm ET | Updated Nov 28, 2011

Green Holiday: Gifts For An Eco-Friendly Season

The holidays will soon be upon us, and where you get your toys may not be of that much concern to you, so long as you grab a bargain. Green Dad certainly has sympathy for the bargain hunter in us all.

But if you follow the news, you know that every holiday season delivers toy recalls at a clip that rivals Santa's fastest reindeer. Among the scariest was the lead paint recalls on Chinese-made toys in 2007 — which I remember well, since my kids had lots of Thomas the Tank Engine trains that we had to check for the suspect stuff.

It's not just safety, but a love of the environment (and teaching kids about it) that leads me to recommend these seven eco-friendly toys. From flying discs to windmills, lots of options exist (many of them American-made) to make this season bright with eco-smarts.

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Eco-Friendly Toys