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Ah stocking stuffers, the fun little things that we pour over on Christmas day. Alas, way too many stocking stuffers are plastic trinkets, destined for the landfill before we even ring in the new year. Fear not, it is entirely possible to fill a stocking with eco-friendly products, for a much more sustainable Christmas. These eco-friendly stocking stuffers for the whole family are great!
We’ve amassed a nice list of green gift ideas that will have your stockings overflowing with planet-loving goodness. The best part is you can use these eco-friendly gifts for everyone on the list, whether they’re full-on crunchy or not even a little bit. If your goal this year is to avoid consumerism, or to strike a balance between minimalism and gift-giving, there are a number of extremely useful, but still delightful, gift ideas that will help you navigate those challenging waters.
Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Adults, Kids, and Couples
Please visit our list of the Most Incredible Stocking Stuffer ideas for literally everyone on your list, if you don’t find what you need here! When it comes to stocking stuffers for someone who is eco-friendly, there are some awesome gift ideas out there. Keep reading to discover all these awesome eco-friendly stocking stuffers for the whole family.
While it may be the dead of winter where you live, a host of garden seeds are a fantastic stocking stuffer for the gardener who spends all winter planning for next year.
A new toothbrush is a classic, at least in my family, and these recyclable toothbrushes fulfill a need in a green way!
Fridge Water Bottle Rack
Use these handy racks to make the most out of your fridge space – they are perfect for keeping reusable water bottles chilled!
Avoid printing extra books – listen to audiobooks, instead. Gift an audible subscription to enrich their mind for the entire year.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Unless you’re in the no ‘poo camp, organic shampoo and conditioner are welcome additions to a green Christmas!
Burt’s Bees Lip Chap
Keep their lips happy with some lip chap – a perfect stocking stuffer for your wife when there’s mistletoe around!
There are many types of solar lamps available these days, I love my solar lamp – it’s waterproof and can run up to 15 hours on a single day’s charge. It’s perfect for power outages and camping trips, nice and small and compact.
If your green friends have some prepper tendencies, love to camp or generally want to unplug from the grid, a solar charger makes an excellent gift.
Eco friendly clothing has a huge impact on the planet, even if it is hard for us to see directly. Keep pesticides out of the watershed by giving a pair of organic pajamas as a stocking stuffer this year. They are also perfect if your family has a tradition of new PJs every year at Christmas.
What do you get the urban homesteader or gardener? Canning supplies! You know they’ll use them this year.
Avoid plastic garden markers with these more permanent metal garden markers, a nice eco-friendly gift for guys and gals who love to get their fingers in the dirt.
Wool Dryer Balls
Axe the dryer sheets and at the same time decrease the time required to get your things nice and dry – wool dryer balls do both!
Flip It Cap
Tired of losing the last bit of condiments, especially in bottles that won’t balance upside down? The flip-it cap adapter means they’ll get the last bit of that delicious mustard.
Bike Tube Wallet
While bicycles are beloved by sustainable living advocates, used bike tubes can create a lot of waste. Thankfully, there are tons and tons of great products being made out of old bike tubes. We love this wallet!
Organic Chocolate Bar
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without chocolate! Love the planet with some fair trade, organic chocolate bars. Everyone appreciates this classic stocking stuffer!
Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Coffee
Rev up their engine with some organic coffee – see if you can find some excellent local roasters to support.
Cotton Reusable Coffee Filter
Set aside the metal or plastic reusable filter for a cotton reusable coffee filter instead.
Canning Jar Accessories
We love this lunchbox adapter from Cuppow that makes it easy to carry your salad dressing or hummus separately, but in the same ready-to-go mason jar!
Reusable K Cups
Maintain the convenience of brewing just one cup at a time, without creating heaps of plastic waste by using reusable k-cups. As a bonus, you can fill them with organic, fair trade coffee! These were a requirement my Mom had before my Dad could get a Keurig (no joke!).
Good water bottles are just *so* much better than cheap ones – invest once in quality with a Hydro Flask.
Glass Lunch Container
Help them stay healthy and pack their lunch in a long-lasting, non-leaching glass lunch container.
Japanese Furoshiki Wrapping Cloth
Pick up some eco friendly gift wrapping in the form of a Japanese Furoshiki wrapping cloth – there are prints and styles for everyone in the family.
Reusable Produce Bags
These easy to use, non-plastic reusable produce bags have nice draw strings, are breathable, washable and will cut down on the plastic in their life.
Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps
Beeswax wrap is a natural product that seals your leftover food up without the need for plastic; it’s a great green invention!
These reusable wraps are great for sandwiches, apples, and other wrappable items to keep them fresh (and safe) in the lunchbox or fridge.
Coir Pellets for Seedlings
More stocking stuffers for gardeners – coir pellets to get their seedlings started.
As a strong proponent of the n + 1 rule of owning bicycles, a cyclist will always appreciate a high quality spare bike tube.
Metal straws make excellent eco-friendly gifts for kids – all the fun, none of the waste! This set is still bendable and comes with handy cleaning rods.
Biodegradable Golf Tees
For the golfer, try some biodegradable golf tees, designed to easily break down where they lie, instead of needing to be shipped to the dump.
Avoid tossing batteries altogether by ensuring that this Christmas will be powered by rechargeable batteries.
Biodegradable Dog Bags
Do you fill a stocking for your pet? We have lots of ideas for Fido, too, but an excellent one is biodegradable dog bags.
Cotton Face Wipes
These reusable cotton rounds can be replace the disposable ones in their make up routine. They’re also good for anything that needs a little cotton round like cleaning kids’ faces.
Stainless Ear Pick
Have you ever heard of a way to get rid of q-tips or cotton buds? This is one solution – a stainless ear pick, to gently remove wax buildup from their ears, without creating heaps of waste.
Continuing on the hygiene theme, silk floss is a reusable alternative to dental floss, and if you ever decide to cease using it, it makes a wonderful building material for birds nests.
No more kleenex – handkerchiefs are for more than grandpa and hipsters.
Reusable Snack Bags
Make lunch completely garbage free with a set of reusable snack bags. Choose your prints to make this a stocking stuffer idea for adults, or for kids!
Stashers Snack Bags
These snack bags, like ziplocks, maintain the waterproof property that cloth bags do not, while being reusable! They are a durable and long-lasting solution that’s easy to keep around the house.
Does the keffir drinking kombucha-brewer in your life need to effectively clean out bottles? A bottle brush is the key to easily reusing bottles and jars that make their way into our homes.
These are a great alternative to the paper ones that you get when you get take-out beverages. Plus it works with reusable cups too.
Keep their water usage to a minimum with a handy shower alarm, which can also keep fast-paced mornings on track thanks to the display time.
Shake / Wind Flashlight
Give them the gift of light with a shake or wind flashlight, that won’t go dead with a set of batteries. These are excellent camping gear, “reading under the covers” lights for kids, first aid kit accessories for cars and to have on hand for a power outage.
Put the incredible natural warm and wicking properties of merino to work for your loved ones with a pair of merino gloves.
Turn books into electrons – bypassing the logging, pulping, paper-making, printing, shipping and storing – a kindle is a wonderfully green gift.
Mushroom Grow Kit
The study of fungi is just beginning to unearth how powerful a force mycology is in nature – give the gift of an edible mushroom farm.
Lifestraws are small, portable, personal water purifiers. Perfect for camping, emergency situations and “living on the land.”
Potmaker Paper Pot Press
Turn newsprint into seedling containers with a paper pot press. One paper pot press will last for a lifetime of gardening, repurposing the carbon of newspaper into seedling starters!
Mozzarella Making Kit
If you have a green-loving culinary friend, a mozzarella making kit is a fun way to truly appreciate how food is made. The freshest of fresh mozzarella is also delicious!
Skoy Cleaning Cloth
Skoy cleaning cloths are multi-purpose, highly absorbent, biodegradable cleaning cloths. A great addition to an eco-friendly cleaning regime and household. Aren’t these great eco-friendly stocking stuffers?
There you have it – more eco-friendly stocking stuffers to make this Christmas a little greener for the planet. While you are shopping don’t forget to peek at these amazing stocking stuffer ideas too: