Worried about spending too much during your holiday gift shopping spree? Not sure how to shop with the planet in mind? Can’t find the perfect sustainable stocking stuffers for your loved ones? You’ve come to the right place.
Sustainable shopping doesn’t have to break the bank, especially during the holiday season. A common misconception about shopping for eco-friendly gifts is that they’re more expensive than others, but we’re here to debunk that myth!
Say goodbye to overspending during the holiday season, and say hello to planet-friendly presents. Check out these cute, cheap, and sustainable stocking stuffers.
12 Sustainable Stocking Stuffers
1. Socks That Provide Meals, $15
Every stocking needs a pair of cozy socks, right? The Brightly Shop has just the pair. These pink and green avocado socks are made with Fair Trade organic cotton, and every pair supports World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization that works to provide meals for people affected by natural disasters. These socks are kind to the planet and super adorable, too!
Most stockings include the toiletry product refills we need, and one item we always seem to be running out of is makeup remover pads. Thanks to these reusable bamboo charcoal makeup remover pads, you’ll never run low on makeup remover again. They don’t just reduce waste—they also only require water! They’re ethically made, responsibly sourced, and affordable.
Our clean travel essentials gift set helps replace single-use travel essentials, making it easier to stay eco-friendly during holiday travel. It comes with a TSA-approved travel set with refillable aluminum bottles, a plastic-free lip balm, a silky-soft bamboo fabric eye mask, and more.
This all-natural soy candle features the scents of the wild and pristine lands of America’s National Parks. Even cooler: A portion of the sale of this product will be donated to the National Park Foundation, and all candles are made in the United States.
Handmade in Guatemala and filled with rice, these hand warmers are both super cozy and ethically made. They’re made with recycled fabric, and all you have to do to use them is place them in the microwave for 45 seconds. Then, shake them and place them in your coat pockets to keep your fingers warm—and reuse them whenever you get cold!
We don’t want coal in our stockings—we want chocolate! Bar and Cocoa’s Soma Chocolate Bar is directly sourced and made with organic cane sugar. This company prioritizes transparency and is sure to pay local cacao farmers higher wages. The chocolate is high quality, ethically sourced, and super delicious. And if you’re not a fan of caramel, don’t worry! There are several other chocolates to choose from.
Tech gifts are high on our holiday wishlist, especially with all the new gadgets in store. Keep your wires untangled with this Root Collective cord organizer. Made with genuine leather with a handwoven cotton accent, this cord organizer employs women in rural communities.
8. Tentree Embroidery Kurt Beanie, $19
This Tentree beanie is lightweight and 100% organic. It’s perfect for outdoor adventures and staying warm in the winter—and it fits in a stocking! Tentree’s organic cotton is sustainably made, and the brand is dedicated to sourcing eco-friendly materials.
Yes, this skincare kit is a necessity! It comes with a purifying and brightening peel-off mask and face oil. Start with the face mask to exfoliate, then hydrate with the oil serum. This kit is both affordable and eco-friendly, as Wander Beauty is committed to clean beauty. For other clean beauty gifts, click here.
10. United by Blue Packable Tote, $12
Lastly, this United by Blue packable tote is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone! With many stores getting rid of single-use plastic bags, it’s important to carry around your own reusable bag wherever you go. These packable totes are water-resistant and stain-resistant, and they’re 100% recycled polyester with aluminum hardware. When you’re not using your tote, pack it up and hang it on your backpack or keychain.
Cold weather means dry skin. Stay hydrated with this gift pouch! It comes with coconut shower cream, shea body butter, and shea hand cream. And an added bonus? You get a reusable toiletry bag, too. The ingredients are also Fair Trade certified, and the coconut oil is organic.
This cleansing oil quickly dissolves makeup and helps with excessive oiliness, all without stripping the skin. It also has anti-aging benefits from vitamin E and comes in a planet-friendly glass bottle.
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