Looking for fun eco-friendly stocking stuffer ideas? We’ve created the ultimate sustainable stocking fillers list for you!
It’s that time of year again, and if you’re scrambling to find the best eco-friendly stocking stuffers ideas for the whole family, (while watching your budget), we’ve got you covered.
As parents to three kids ourselves we know the struggles with finding time, money and energy to seek out holiday gifts that we feel good about for our kids and loved ones. With no junk Christmas stocking stuffers a focus.
So we’ve made it easier by compiling a huge list of our favourite small eco gift ideas. Guaranteed to make everybody on your Christmas list happy, whether you have toddlers, tweens, teens or picky adults.
Our ultimate gift guide list contains eco stocking fillers ideas for all ages, as well as many eco gifts under $25 and our top 10 picks. Whether you’re looking for food and drink eco friendly stockings stuffers, home goods, toys or more for the eco-concious – we have something for everyone.
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ECO FRIENDLY STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS
One note. I have included some Amazon eco friendly stocking stuffer ideas in here. While ideally we would prefer to always support small local eco businesses, sometimes that’s not possible. Or sometimes the higher price tag can make them out of reach for many people.
Which is why I’ve included a variety of businesses you can choose from, to find your perfect sustainable stocking stuffers for everyone who makes your “nice” list.
TOP 10 PICKS FOR SUSTAINABLE STOCKING STUFFERS
1. Bean Box Coffee Subscription – For Coffee Lovers
This fun Bean Box coffee subscription is your all-access pass to the world’s best artisan coffee. Think curated coffee from exclusive small batches, award-winning roasters, with lots of variety.
You can choose what type of roast you prefer or have them surprise you with a mix. Or grab a one time gift pack.
This will delight your favourite coffee addict er…I mean coffee lover!
Plus they have cards you can print out and stick in the stocking, if you are looking for a last minute gift.
I gave these out to 3 people last Holidays and they were well received. My partner & I loved sampling & rating them all.
Help your favourite cook start their zero waste journey with this zero waste kitchen brush set.
Perfect stocking stuffer for moms, dads or anyone who spends time in the kitchen.
The sets come in a variety of sizes, and all items are made with natural materials and small enough to fit in their stocking. Making them the ideal zero waste gifts.
3. Eco-Friendly Socks – For The Whole Family
Sustainable fashion has come a long way in recent years! We are going to focus on socks, cause they’re fun, small and a perfect fit for a stocking stuffer for the whole family.
For adult eco friendly holiday gifts, look no further than these sweet organic cotton blend socks by PACT. They’re 100% organic cotton, use no toxic chemicals and 91% less water used than with conventional cotton.
Plus they have more neutral colors if you prefer plain.
Make your Christmas morning more cozy with a pair of socks.
Solmate Eco Socks for Kids & Adults
Solmate Kids Socks are made in the US with recycled cotton and polyester.
I love that the kids pairs come with a spare sock, just in case they inevitably lose one.
Solmate even has socks from newborn up to 12 months.
A little festive in your socks anyone?
Not to worry, Solmate also comes in larger sizes for teens and adults.
With a variety of fun colors and designs, anyone can jazz up their feet. You may even want to sneak a pair in for yourself.
4. Sloth Ornament by Iron Maid Art
An ideal stocking filler, this whimiscal and quality Sloth Ornament will last a very long time. Iron Maid Art also has a variety of other animal, country or state ornaments to choose from.
You can personalize it with a date, small phrase or even a name.
Sustainable Christmas Ornaments are a wonderful way to help your kids build up their ornament collection.
6. Sunny Doll Family – Tender Leaf Toys
Toys make one of the best toddler stocking stuffers.
Oh sweet wooden family times await, with this Tender Leaf Sunny Wooden Doll Family. Made with renewable rubberwood, and non-toxic, waterbased paint.
Fun patterns + washable soft cotton flannel fabric = amazing facial rounds.
Farm Girl Designs reusable cotton rounds are larger and easy to use for makeup removal, to cleanse your face, or whatever else you choose. They come in a variety pack of patterns, making it a fun surprise.
Ditch the plastic with a shampoo bar and conditioner bars set, that smells amazing, but also avoids harsh chemicals. Ideal eco-friendly stocking fillers.
It’s also a perfect gift for those who like to travel from tweens to adults, as it is solid and doesn’t take up much room. Bonus!
Buying these cute wool dryer balls from Free The Ocean helps clean the ocean, as every purchase funds the removal of 10 pieces of plastic from the ocean.
Friendsheep offers 10 different design options & different number of dryer ball sets to choose from.
We have wool dryer balls that have lasted us years.
Ditch single-use chemical dryer sheets, reduce drying time by 20%, and dry your clothes using less energy all while you support a clean ocean. Win Win!
Ships to Canada and the USA.
10. Sustainable Cell Phone Case – Pela Case
Pela cell phone cases were one of the first sustainable, compostable phone cases out there. Let your favourite teen & adult’s tech use be more friendly to the earth.
With so many colorful cases to choose from, you are sure to find something to suit anyone’s taste.
FOOD & DRINK ECO FRIENDLY STOCKING FILLER IDEAS
Food and drink are staples during the Christmas and holiday season, and make some of the best sustainable stocking stuffers.
Whether you are buying for a tea drinker, a chocolate lover, or someone who loves to sip a bit of wine in the evening, there is something for every eco-lover on this list.
Sustainable stocking fillers can be delicious and good for the environment.
11. Pukka Tea – Luxury Gift Box
Pukka Organic Tea is ethically sourced and non-GMO, plus tasty. When you can’t decide what type of tea, get this delicious variety of individually packed tea bags. Perfect for multiple family members.
Start your sustainable living with everyday items.
If your family prefers loose tea, then organic resuable tea bags or a fun themed reusable tea strainer is a fun idea.
13. Eco Coffee Travel Mug – For Cat Lovers
A reusable mug is a good addition to a Christmas stocking, to stick with the coffee lovers theme. Especially for those cat lovers in your life.
This cute, convenient and lightweight eco travel reusable coffee mug comes with a lid, made of compostable plant material (bamboo). It’s an environmentally friendly alternative for on the road, coffee shop or at home.
Plus how cute are the cats & ferns!
14. Fair Trade Hot Chocolate – Elements
Hot chocolate invokes images of sitting by a fire, wrapped in a plaid blanket, sipping a delicious hot drink.
Elements Ashwagandha infused fair trade Hot Chocolate is a fantastic gift that’s vegan and plant based, that has my all time favorite tonic herb.
It combines premium Ecuadorian chocolate with an Ayurvedic superfood for a decadent and energizing hot drink. Give the gift of comfort and balance.
You may also like making your own Christmas treats as gifts.
15. K’UL Chocolate Bars – Fair Trade Chocolate
What are Christmas stockings without chocolate?
Put in this rich, creamy dark chocolate variety 3-Pack. I can almost taste it now, Yum!
Made with 100% certified organic, fair trade cacao, cocoa butter, and sugar. Free from allergens (GMO free, gluten free and soy-free), a simple and clean treat.
HOME & KITCHEN SUSTAINABLE STOCKING STUFFERS
Let’s keep your home safe and cozy with some sustainable stocking stuffer ideas.
Try out some of these useful, unique eco friendly ideas from stainless steel pumps for a mason jar to silicone baking mats with cute sayings and more.
Stockings are just one of the ways to celebrate Christmas with family.
16. Stainless Steel Pump – For Regular Mason Jar
A stainless steel pump that fits over a regular mason jar is a fun, easy and unique gift idea.
Reduce plastic around the house by refilling a reusable liquid soap container, instead of purchasing plastic bottles.
You can find mason jars at your local home or hardware store.
18. Eco Cleaning Kit Products
Put together a few of the best eco friendly cleaning products and make a mini kitchen or laundry kit.
Some useful ideas include:
- This zero waste Solid Dish Soap Bar (ditch the plastic bottles)
19. Reusable Swedish Dish Cloths – Ecologia by Danica
Who says you can’t have a little fun with cleaning?
I give these Reusable Swedish Dish Clothes (many patterns & designs) yearly as stocking stuffers. My family always tries to guess what the theme for the year will be.
Best part, they are super affordable (and last up to 100 washes).
This Scandinavian staple was created over 70 years ago and can replace paper towels. They can absorb up to 20x its weight.
They also have Christmas theme dish cloths if you want to get in the spirit.
20. Sanari Candle – In Reusable Wine Glass or Whiskey Tumbler
Sanari Candles is a mom owned company that handpours vegan coconut wax into resuable wine glasses or whiskey tumblers.
Silicone Stasher Bags are an essential eco gift for moving toward a plastic free life.
Plus small enough to put in a Christmas Stocking. In fact last year my partner got one in his stocking from “Santa”.
They’re resuable, washable and they can even go in the freezer, microwave, oven, and dishwasher.
Did you know that Americans alone use over 500 Million plastic straws a day. Yikes!
Reusable straws are an easy way to start moving towards a plastic free life.
These eco friendly stocking stuffers are a great way to show your family you care about their health and the planet they live on. Replacing plastic straws is so easy. These come with a cleaner brush so you can easily clean them after use!
Or if you don’t like stainless steel, check out these Silicon Straws.
27. Organic, Heirloom Seeds – For Your Garden Lover
For the garden lover, a Garden Kit of organic, non-GMO, heirloom seeds for their stocking will be a gift that keeps on giving (for everyone).
We like the:
- All-in-One-Culinary Herb Garden Kit
- All-in-One Sprouts & Microgreens Kit
- All-in-One Salsa Garden Kit
Holiday gift idea: Give each member of your family a couple of the packs each to make up the garden.
PLASTIC FREE STOCKING FILLERS
Help the planet by ditching the plastic, and reducing its use. Grab some plastic free natural and organic stocking stuffers for all your loved ones.
28. State Puzzle Coasters – Made with Bamboo
These whimsical State Puzzle Coasters are made of bamboo, which is a fast growing more sustainable material. Laser-engraved with whatever state you choose.
29. Felted Christmas Garlands by Amber Goes Green
Felted Christmas Garlands are another fun & eco-friendly way to celebrate the holidays.
They also look fun hung around a room outside the holiday season too.
BATH & BODY ECO FRIENDLY STOCKING STUFFERS
When looking at eco-friendly bath and body products, you will want to make sure they contain natural ingredients (you can actually pronounce), are cruelty free, if possible fair trade, and contain organic ingredients where possible.
Our list of the top eco friendly bath and body products include eco friendly stocking stuffers for all ages. Add this to your gifts for mom list too.
For a close eco friendly shave, the Rockwell 6S Safety Razor does the trick nicely. This razor is perfect for any skin type and stubble length.
They offer six levels of blade ‘gap’, to tailor to the closeness, smoothness and comfort you are looking for. Considered one of the best stainless steel safety razors out there.
35. Weleda Body Care
Nourishing to the skin, ethical sourcing and free from parabens, pthalates, and synthetic fragrances. They also have a mens line and a baby line for sensitive skin, so all family members are covered for stocking stuffers.
ECO FRIENDLY STOCKING FILLERS FOR KIDS, TEENS & TODDLERS
If you are looking for even MORE ideas, you’ll love our new guide to 30+ plastic free, ethical, and eco friendly stocking fillers specifically for babies, kids, tweens & teens here.
Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers
Toddlers like to put everything in their mouths still, so it’s important to have toys, meal helpers and products that contain non-toxic materials. We’ve put together some of the most fun, ethical, eco and best toddler stocking stuffers.
38. Silicone Suction Dishes – Wee Sprouts
A Wee Sprouts Silicone Dish will help you turn messy meal time into fun times for the adults too!
These bowls suction to the table, so your toddler won’t end up throwing it on the floor. Made with 100% food grade silicone, it’s naturally toxin free. Plus many colours to choose from.
Add this to your plastic free gift ideas list.
41. Handmade Wooden Toys
All natural wooden toys make great gifts and will fit inside their Christmas stocking, no problem. Wooden blocks, cars, animals, rainbows and more.
Let’s get drawing!
These Honeysticks Beeswax Crayon will encourage your toddlers creativity and help develop essential skills. Made with non-toxic ingredients and free from petroleum & plastic, they use food grade pigments, making them safer for your kids.
For travel & road trips, buy the triangle shaped crayons to prevent them from rolling away.
You can also find a variety of Honeysticks Crayons on Amazon.
Eco-Friendly Gifts for Kids
44. Green Kid Crafts
A Science & Art Subscription Box for Kids will make a fun kids stocking stuffers.
While not a perfect stocking fit, kids love all the activities (my daughter sure does) and it keeps them busy for a long while.
We’ve used and loved this box, and I choose a gift subscription box for her stocking each year.
Helps keep them entertained & out of your hair over the holidays.
Sarah’s Silks bring a pop of color and imagination into your children’s lives. Handpainted silk with non-toxic dyes, they are a family favourite in our house, and will be in yours too.
Dress up, make forts, create homes for stuffies and toys and so much more. The sky’s the limit for imaginative play.
50. Solar Robot – Green Science
Teach your kids about mechanics with this cool STEAM solar robot activity kit. Build a real moving robot that runs on solar energy (no batteries needed).
The 4M company makes all kinds of cool STEAM & Creative Kits including:
Eco Stocking Filler Ideas for Teens
Tentree clothing company plants ten trees for every purchase, and uses sustainable materials for their mens, womens and kids lines.
Fair Harbour was created out of a love for the beach and sustainability recognizing how much plastic ends up in the ocean. They create comfortable, innovative, apparel made from upcycled plastic bottles, designed for the beach and beyond.
We love this Kismet Print T-Shirt made of organic cotton and 9 upcycled plastic bottles. It is so soft, your teen will want to live in it.
Eco Friendly Stocking Fillers for All Ages
Stocking fillers can be eco conscious and eco friendly for the whole family. Whether you’re shopping for clothing, eco toys or food to stuff your family’s stockings with, our list of 50+ ideas will make your holidays green and sustainable, while still being affordable. With options from toddler gifts to teen gift ideas, there’s something on this list for everyone!
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