Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

This post may include affiliate links.
If you make a purchase, I'll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.

Here are 12 eco-friendly stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts. If you’re shopping for someone who lives a natural or “green” lifestyle, these presents are perfect for them!

presents wrapped in brown paper

Show of hands: who has an eco-conscious friend who’s hard to shop for?

I know about this all too well. Whether they call themselves minimalist, eco-friendly, zero-waste, or sustainable–“regular” gifts just don’t work for their lives.

They don’t want something made from plastic.

They’d rather have a nice handwritten letter than a scented candle.

eco friendly christmas decorations

And please don’t give them stuff from those overpriced bath stores. If you do, you’ll get a lecture on parabens, endocrine disruptors, and phthalates. Not exactly the ingredients for a merry Christmas.

Never fear…here are the best eco-friendly stocking stuffers that your friend or family member will love. Remember to wrap them in one of these zero-waste alternatives to wrapping paper!

burlap Christmas stocking

For Around The House

Himalayan salt candle holder

himalayan salt candle

Himalayan salt lamps can be pricey, but these candle holders provide the same benefit for less. Include some tea light candles for extra credit and a beautiful glow.

Beeswax food wrap

beeswax food wrap on red bowl

Beeswax food wraps replace saran wrap and sandwich bags. They’re reusable, biodegradable, and much prettier than a ziplok.

Reusable produce bags

reusable produce bags and vegetables

National Geographic recently reported that single-use plastics are choking our planet. These bags are durable, washable, and their tare weight is printed on the label (so the cashier can deduct the weight from the price of your produce).

Wool dryer balls

dryer balls and wicker basket

Dryer balls are a great, natural replacement for Bounce sheets and fabric softener.

Bamboo cutting board

bamboo cutting board

Bamboo is sanitary, strong, and dense, but gentle on knives. Totally Bamboo doesn’t use formaldehyde glue, like some other manufacturers (and you can get a cutting board in the shape of your state!).

stocking on wood background


Face & Body

Organic Skincare & Makeup

glass jar with face balm

My friends at Toups & Co Organics make amazing, organic balms, makeup, and soaps. I’ve been using their products for years, and am currently in love with their Frankincense Face Balm.

Dry brush

dry brush laying on towel

This brush may not look too exciting, but dry brushing is great for the skin and the lymphatic system. Here’s some info about dry brushing you can share for extra “crunchy cred.”

Manatee tea holder

manatee tea holder

Tea is always a good idea. And how adorable is this little guy? They also make an elephant, hedgehog, narwhal, and sloth. Squeee! Goes great with this organic looseleaf tea sampler pack and hand-thrown ceramic mug.

Homemade soap

bars of castile soap on plate

Yes, you will look like an amazing rockstar when you give your friend homemade soap. It’s easy to make soap with my simple instructions. Add their favorite scent using essential oils!

Gifts On the Go

Drinking lids for mason jars

mason jar lid and straw

I’m guessing that your friend probably has lots of mason jars or canning jars around their house. They’re probably even drinking from them! This special lid and straw combo lets them take their drink on the go, with no spills. They’ll like the “sippy-cup style” lid, too.

Stainless steel straws

stainless steel straws and pouch on wood table

Save the turtles! (And all the other sea creatures who are choking on disposable plastic straws.) Stainless steel straws are unbreakable, last forever, and don’t rust. I like that these come with a cleaning brush, too.

Bamboo silverware in to-go pack

bamboo silverware in travel pack

A friend got me a set of these several years ago, and I absolutely love them. I kept them in my desk when I worked in an office, so I’d always have something to eat my lunch with (except for the chopsticks, which Little Peanut hijacked for her play kitchen).

What are your favorite eco-friendly gifts? Share in the comments!

christmas stocking hung on mantle

Hi, Im Pam!

I created Brown Thumb Mama to share my natural living journey, and help you live a greener life. Thanks for being here!