Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

These eco-friendly stocking stuffers are items we find useful enough to already own (or have on our wish lists this year).

Eco-friendly stocking stuffers small holiday gift in front of Christmas tree with white lights

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.

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffer Ideas

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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State Spoon Rest

Whether you’re stirring a pot of gumbo in Louisiana or chowder in Massachusetts, you need a special spot for the spoon. These hand-sculpted pottery spoon rests are made in the shape of ten different US states. Finished in a food-safe glaze, they also make great jewelry holders.

Upcycled Record Coasters

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

For the music lover on your holiday gift list. These upcycled coasters will top the charts for green gift giving.

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 Natural 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.

Professional Gardening Shears

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. Find more useful gardening gifts here.

Zero-Waste 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

scalp massager

Your loved one won’t care how weird it looks once they’ve tried it. Truly, we keep one by the bed for a scalp massage at night. It’s SO relaxing.

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!

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.

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.

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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