Between tiny toys, individual candies and other cheap disposables, stocking stuffers can be the most unsustainable part of the season

When it comes to the holiday gift-giving, the area where it’s the hardest to go plastic-free seems to be stocking stuffers. Rather than stuffing our stockings to the brim with junk that quickly ends up unused and in the landfill, why not bring some mindfulness to these holiday bonus gifts? We can make them part of the gift-giving experience by investing a little more time in planning, while also buying fewer items of quality, which can make stocking stuffers fun, practical and keep them plastic-free.

The list below has something for you, for your partner, for your parents and for your littles to make your gift giving a little more sustainable this year...


Stocking stuffers for your bathroom and self-care

soapBoreal Folk

  1. Natural Loofah
  2. Natural Soaps and Wooden Soap Dish
  3. Shampoo Bar and Conditioner Kits
  4. Deodorant Cream
  5. Zero-waste Toothpaste
  6. Plastic-free Hair Ties
  7. Eco Bath Bombs
  8. Zero Waste Lip Balm
  9. Bubble Bath (for you or for the kids!)
  10. Non-Toxic and Vegan Nail Polish
  11. Bath Salts
  12. Reusable Cotton Swabs


Stocking stuffers for your home

Tru Earth Dryer BallsTru Earth

  1. Beeswax Food Wraps
  2. Silicone Lunch Bags
  3. Cotton or Hemp Coffee Filters
  4. Bamboo Sisal Brushes
  5. Spices
  6. Fun Sponge Cloths
  7. Klean Kanteen for kids (or for you!)
  8. Wool Dryer Balls
  9. Essential Oils
  10. Soap Nuts


Stocking stuffers just for fun

pencil pouch

  1. Reusable Pencil Pouch– can get a custom one with their favourite design or character!
  2. Sustainable socks
  3. Fun Eco Undies
  4. Slime-making Supplies 
  5. Fair Trade Chocolates
  6. Loose Leaf Tea
  7. Beeswax Candles
  8. Mad Libs or Books
  9. Playing Cards
  10. Rainbow Wildflower Seed Balls
  11. DIY Superhero Mask Kit (purchase or make it yourself!)
  12. Origami Sets
  13. Save Our Oceans Craft Kit

You can check any of these sites for additional gift ideas or visit some of your local shops to see which options they have for you to stay as zero-waste and plastic-free as possible this holiday season.