While I love Christmas, it’s not the greenest time of the year so I’ve been trying to think of ways to enjoy the season in a more eco-friendly way. My favourite part of Christmas morning has always been digging into my Christmas stocking and seeing what’s there (the best year ever was when my parents hid tickets to Disneyland, Paris in there). So, I’ve compiled a list of some eco-friendly sustainable stocking stuffers.
I’ve said before that the most eco-friendly thing to buy is nothing, but it’s Christmas. I’m not going to be a Grinch and say just don’t do Christmas. I love giving gifts and I don’t always feel comfortable buying someone something second hand as a present. So, of course, I buy things for my loved ones, I just try to be cautious about it. You can enjoy Christmas and still find ways to mitigate the environmental impact.
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10 Sustainable Stocking Stuffers For Christmas
After a difficult year, we could all do with some pampering – which essential oils are great for.
This Winter themed essential oil is a heavenly combination of orange, cinnamon clove and pine. If you want something more rustic, there’s also this Forest essential oil scented like siberian fir, cedarwood, and eucalyptis.
These oils are plastic-free, come in recyclable glass bottles, are cruelty-free & vegan and Boostology plant a tree with every purchase.
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Scented Tea Lights
I have a ridiculous amount of candles and candle holders, so I’d honestly be fine getting tea lights since I never bother to pick them up for myself. Plus, they’ll come in handy for roasting marshmallows later in the evening.
These tea lights are scented with essential oils. You can choose from the Relax blend which contains lavender and petitgrain or Recharge which is a blend of bergamot, lemon and pink grapefruit.
This eco-friendly stocking stuffer is handmade and plastic-free.
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I loved getting chocolate coins in my Christmas stocking every year! So, I wanted to come up with some sustainable stocking fillers that fill the void – if you’re trying to cut down on waste and packaging. Sweets usually come in a horrifying amount of plastic and you can easily cut down on single-use plastic by making it yourself.
If your loved one has green fingers, they’ll appreciate some plant seeds or a plant-growing kit in their Christmas stocking. It’s the gift that keeps on giving because you can cherish plants for years to come. I’ve gifted seed kits to people before and been given them myself too.
I grew my cactus from a seed kit a few years ago. I have a lot of plants but I feel very emotionally attached to my cactus – even if I get nicked all the time – because I’ve had it from day one and grew it with my own too hands.
Lip Balm Kit
A lip balm kit is the perfect size for an eco-friendly stocking stuffer. It’s also a great winter gift because the cold often leaves me with chapped lips. That said, does anyone else find that facemasks are keeping their skin and lips from getting chapped this winter?
This kit comes in a tin – so there’s no plastic involved – and is organic & vegan-friendly.
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Bracelets are another Christmas gift perfectly sized to fit into a stocking. This gorgeous purple star bracelet is handmade and is derived from natural products. Plus, with every sale, one tree is planted. The lava rocks act as a diffuser so you can scent it with essential oil.
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Gold Lava Diffuser Necklace
This product is plastic-free, handmade from natural ingredients and one tree is planted with every purchase.
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A Good Book
I loved getting a book for Christmas!
For something short and easy to read (and the perfect size to fit into your stocking), you might enjoy my poetry book; From The Brighter Side of 25. It’s a small collection of 33 poems documenting early years of adulthood. This book is a print-on-demand product, which means that one is printed per purchase. This means there is not warehouse somewhere full of unsold products; so, no energy or materials are wasted.
I’ve gotten a lot of notebooks for Christmas over the years too! This journal is only 100-pages long and is small enough to fit in a stocking. It’s also a print on demand product so there’s no waste involved in the process making it a great conclusion to this list of eco-friendly stocking stuffers.
Pick it up this reading log notebook here.
A Gift Card
Last but not least on this sustainable stocking stuffers gift guide for Christmas is a gift card. Some people hate getting vouchers for Christmas, but I’m a fan. It means that rather than unwanted gifts going to waste or being returned – which often means, the store throws it out if it’s not able to be resold – you’re loved one can buy something they really want. Whether it’s a voucher for their favourite store or a restaurant, you know they’re gonna treat themselves to something perfect.
So there we have 10 sustainable stocking stuffers. What do you think of these eco-friendly stocking stuffers? What do you usually fill your stockings with? Happy holidays!