Greener, Safer, Better Stocking Stuffers

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Handmade Xmas stockings via rikrak on Etsy

Handmade stockings via rikrak on Etsy

It’s mighty tempting to stuff those stockings with gag gifts and cheap plastic junk but I recommend skipping the bacon flavored candy canes this year and instead picking out gifts that are better for your loved ones and for the planet. Here are a few small but mighty stocking gifts to consider:

Juice Beauty Reflecting Gloss

I’m a huge fan of this luscious, lip gloss made with antioxidant-rich berries, minerals and sweet agave. My fav color is Fig – but they are all super pretty. Get one of each color in the Reflecting Lip Gloss Collection for only $36. (Also, be sure to check out their 12 Days of Beauty sale for other great deals.)

Juice Beauty reflecting-gloss via


Wild Ophelia Chocolate Bars

You can’t go wrong with Wild Ophelia! This up and coming chocolate brand uses all-natural and many organic ingredients sourced from small farms and food artisans around the United States. And with this many varieties, there’s sure to be something to please everyone! I’ve seen these at Whole Foods and a few local gift stores. Use the store locator to find some near you.


Wild Ophelia chocolate varieties via

Green Toys Race Cars

Vroooom! These adorable little race cars from Green Toys are made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers.

Green Toys red race cars via

Global Friendship Bracelet

Perfect for a good friend or sister, these colorful bracelets are handmade out of dyed Acai seeds and linen thread. Even better, they support fair trade practices in Peru.

Global friendship bracelet via

Pear Tree Greetings Personalized Note Pad

Printed on 100% recycled paper, these note pads from Pear Tree Greetings come in a bunch of cute designs (this one’s called Retro Wallpaper) and can be customized with the recipients’ name.

Pear Tree Greetings customized note pad via

LooHoo Wool Dryer Balls

A must for people who still use disposable dryer sheets. Just toss these all natural wool dryer balls into the dryer to create constant motion, allowing clothing to dry quickly and without chemicals. And for those who prefer scented laundry, add a few drops of essential oil (I suggest lavender) to each ball.

wool dryer balls

Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bags

A waste-free lunch staple, these handy reusable snack bags now come in winter prints as well as many other cute styles.

Itzy Ritzy snack bag via

What are your favorite eco stocking stuffer ideas?

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Micaela Preston is a marketing and communications consultant specializing in natural, organic and eco-friendly products and the health and wellness space. Micaela is available as a social media manager, green lifestyle writer, public speaker, brand ambassador and marketing manager.


  1. Tagua from the Amazon – this is an amazing eco resource. Using tagua helps prevent clear cutting the rainforest because the people there have a sustainable resource and source of income. I personally love dramatic bib necklaces made of tagua – so gorgeous.

  2. Great list… I was shopping for stocking stuffers tonight and was having a hard to finding eco-friendly options!!

  3. I really love that bracelet! And I’m addicted to lip gloss. Guess I’ll have to buy myself a few gifts!

  4. The chocolate bars sound inviting. I need to order!

    Patrick P. Stafford
    Creeklife Supporter

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