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10 Ideas for Earth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers
We have to toot our own horn just a little bit, because these cookies are just that good. They are also 100% plant-based (vegan) and top 9 allergen-free, and made from locally- and sustainably-sourced ingredients. Plus, the slim box is the perfect size for a stocking! Packaged in recyclable plastic and cardboard.
This cacao wine mulling kit comes in a cute metal tin and is made from sustainably-sourced ingredients. Indi Chocolate is based in Seattle and is known for their variety of single-source chocolate. This kit contains cacao, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, allspice, and other spices for a deliciously earthy flavor. Steep in your favorite red wine.
Chocolatey, minty, spicy goodness. This wintery tea blend makes the perfect warm cup for drinking in front of the fireplace. Flying Bird (another Seattle brand) sources their ingredients from fair trade certified farms, small gardens, and co-ops. They use biodegradable tea bags and recycled steel tins for a perfect, gift-worthy package.
Who doesn't love a candle when it's dark and cold out? Sukie's candles are made from pure soy wax sourced from US grown soybeans, with no additives, dyes, or fillers, and a natural cotton wick. As they are another local company, we have to shout-out their Seattle Fir scent as a holiday favorite. This woody, earthy, and mildly citrus candle comes in a convenient portable tin.
The final Seattle-based brand on our list, Herbivore is all about ethical, made-from-scratch skincare products. This soap bar uses fresh pink clay to draw out impurities and cleanse without stripping or drying out your skin. It has a light citrus and floral scent and comes neatly packaged in paper. Their bamboo charcoal soap is another great option if pink is not your thing.
Moisturizing balms in sugary sweet flavors are the perfect winter gift, and Poppy & Pout has all the best ones to choose from. Their Marshmallow Creme is a favorite, as are Sweet Mint and Cinnamint. Every balm comes packaged in their signature eco-friendly paper tubes and is made with 100% natural ingredients such as ethically-sourced beeswax and coconut oil.
This set of bamboo utensils is an easy way to make sure you never find yourself contributing to the problem of single-use plastics and marine debris. The components are dishwasher safe and BPA and Phthalate free, and the carrying case is made from Certified Repreve yarn (woven from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles). The Premium set comes in a variety of colors and fun designs, so this is far from a boring gift.
On the topic of single-use plastics, these bags from Flip & Tumble are a step up from your other reusable bags. They tuck easily into a convenient ball that you can tuck into a purse or pocket, and come in a ton of exciting prints (our favorite is the Trailblazers pattern). These bags have a 35 lb. weight capacity and are made from ripstop polyester, and a felt patch keeps the strap on your shoulder, so you won't have to worry about dropping your groceries.
Like the classic autumn spice, these Nutmeg Crew Socks are every bit of warm and comfort, with a little bit of a kick. They are knit with recycled cotton yarn created by recovering the scraps left over from the production of cotton t-shirts, grinding them up, and spinning them into yarn. This recycled yarn is free of toxic chemicals, and the socks are mismatched with care for a quirky, eclectic look.
Tokki is changing the gift-giving game with their reusable bow card. Replace your old plastic bows with a grosgain ribbon made from recycled water bottles, and replace your greeting cards with a scannable QR code. Create your card from your phone with your own photo, video, or GIF and your message. After you've given your gift, rescan and repeat!
Have more fun ideas to share? Let us know! We love hearing from you. Happy Holidays!