Our Holiday Gift Guide: Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

A bit of advice as you choose eco-friendly stocking stuffers this year – if you can already visualize it in someone’s junk drawer, don’t buy it.

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Does it matter if the stocking is actually “stuffed” with items? It doesn’t to us! A partially filled stocking of things your loved ones will actually enjoy and use is much more fun to dump out than dozens of useless items.

Here are some eco-friendly stocking stuffers our team (or the kids on our team) agreed we’d be happy to get this holiday season.

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Upcycled Record Coasters

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

For the music lover on your holiday gift list. Made from reclaimed records, these coasters will top the charts.

Made of labels cut from the center of actual vinyl records, these hi-fi home furnishings will be a hit with any music lover. The discs are sealed so moisture won’t seep through. They come in a set of six assorted labels packed in a clear, round case. Handmade in Philadelphia.

Decadent Bath Salts

Handmade from simple ingredients like epsom salt, dried flowers, and essential oils. Subtle & Wild is an Atlanta-based, Black-owned business that creates unique scent combinations that make these bath salts an amazing gift.

Fragrance options are Mango & Calendula,
Rose, Ocean Breeze, Jasmine & Bamboo, Teakwood & Mint, and Lavender.

Easy, Heatless Hair Styler

A soft and simple hair accessory that curls or waves even thick, heavy hair with no damaging heat styling required. Our team loves how simple it is to use – and how soft and silky the waves are.

This Heatless Hairstyling Kit now includes their original styler, a continuous fine mist eco-sprayer to let you set hair with water (that’s all it takes!), as well as a wooden comb, which combats flyaways and smoothes hair before you wrap it in the styler.

You can find demos on how to use CharlieCurls plus some fun before and after photos.

Buy it at CharlieCurls or Amazon.

Professional Gardening Shears

gardening Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

When spring comes, your loved one will be ever so glad you thought of these. A good pair of sharp pruning shears is always handy, and when it comes to eco-friendly stocking stuffers, something useful always counts.

Zero-Waste Solid Shampoo Bar

We’ve tried a LOT of shampoo bars and Ethique remains our favorite. Many women say they need less conditioner once they switched to bar shampoo. Kinder to the planet, Ethique comes in plastic-free packaging, plus you’re not paying for mostly water like bottled shampoo.

Gentle Scalp Massager

Your loved one won’t care how weird it looks once they’ve tried it. At $6.99 for a two-pack, you might want to give them to everyone on your list. Trust us – they’ll thank you more than once!

Zodiac Affirmation Cards

The astrology enthusiast on your list will absolutely love this set of affirmation cards.

Each deck of fun and focusing cards is tailored to the personality of a specific Zodiac sign. These super simple, positive statements and reminders are designed to help change the flow of your thoughts the more you practice them.

Loose Leaf Tea Infusers

By now you’ve read all about plastic in tea bags, so you know how important it is to brew plastic-free. These stainless infusers are reusable and will really up their tea game.

Organic Tea Crystals

Another healthy option for plastic-free tea brewing is Pique Tea Crystals. Their unique teas are composed of cold brew crystallized 100% organic tea crystals. They deliver maximum antioxidant capacity – 6x the antioxidants of tea bags and 20x the antioxidants of bottled tea.

Chocolate Nutcracker Ballet Ceramic Ornament

This Nutcracker Christmas ornament can be the perfect heirloom to pass down for generations while recognizing diversity. These ceramic ornaments attach securely to the tree to ensure they’re cat- and child-proof.

Aura Cleansing Crystal Body Scrub

A decadent scrub made from Indian Basil and Rosewood essential oils plus a beautiful Labradorite crystal inside. You might want to get one of these (or other crystal items from Energy Muse) for yourself.


A reusable alternative to cotton swabs, one NakedSwab can keep up to 2,000 disposable swabs out of the landfill.

Earth Mama Organics Lip Balm

This organic lip balm contains no petrolatum or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.

Bamboo Straws

Zero waste straws replace disposable plastic straws, and come with a carrying pouch.

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