Sustainable Stocking Fillers For Adults that Wont Break The Bank
It’s that time of year again, the weather is getting colder, everything smells like cinnamon and spiced apple. It can only mean one thing. Christmas is fast approaching. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, mulled wine, mince pies and spending time with loved ones is amazing. The one thing I dread about Christmas is the mass spending, panic buying and so much plastic.
This year I am focusing on only giving sustainable gifts that will last instead of just rubbish that people don’t want. I will not be buying any gifts that include plastic and I hope you will all join me. I am also focusing more on experiences and spending time with people.
Today I’m talking about stocking fillers. We all love stockings; they take us back to that magical time when we were children. The excitement of waking up on Christmas morning to treats to open as soon as we wake up. Yes, it may have been material but it was special and a lovely memory. I still do stockings for my parents and boyfriend and I try and make them as sustainable as possible.
I hope you enjoy reading my ideas for sustainable stocking fillers for adults that won’t break the bank.
I’m sorry but if you didn’t have a satsuma at the bottom of your stocking as a kid then did you even live? I have a satsuma almost every day, they are so tasty and if you had a few too many pre-Christmas drinks then this will perk you up when you first open your eyes. We sell them loose at The Little Green Larder so you can buy just as many as you need.
Plastic toothbrushes are on the out and bamboo toothbrushes are so in! We sell these Save Some Green ones here at The Little Green Larder. We LOVE them because the entire thing is compostable. The packaging, the brush and even the bristles. If you have an old plastic toothbrush then please do pop in and drop it off at our recycling point.
Tooth tabs are the perfect accompaniment for a bamboo toothbrush. Traditional toothpaste comes in plastic tubes that are very difficult to recycle. We love Save Some Green tooth tabs that come in a tin or in a compostable paper refill bag. Simply crunch one up in your mouth and use a wet bamboo toothbrush to brush your teeth as normal.
Say goodbye to plastic in your shower with this Ramie shower and bath puff. These last for years and turn your soap or shower gel into a lovely lather. At the end of their life simply pop them in the compost pile.
Here at The Little Green Larder we have loads of beautiful locally made skin care to try. Pop into the shop to see our full range.
As a former makeup artist I am obsessed with these Beauty Made Easy lipsticks. They come wrapped in paper that you just unravel as you use it. It's absolutely amazing!
They have twice the amount of product as many bigger brands but cost less and do not have any plastic waste. It is a win win situation! Pop into The Little Green Larder to see the full range of colours.
Here at The Little Green Larder we have a huge range of vegan pick and mix sweets. We also have fudge, chocolates and so much more. Click here to see our range that can be delivered to you. They all come in home compostable packaging so no awful plastic.
Here at The Little Green Larder we have a wide range of sustainable earrings and necklaces that make the perfect gift. These are only available in store so pop past our shop to see the full range.
An Eco Badge
We just love these new compostable badges that we have in stock at The Little Green Larder. Pop in to see the full range!
A Can of Their Favourite Drink
Plastic bottles are a huge no-no. Cans are so much more sustainable as after use they can be recycled back into another can. Me and my mum love gin and tonics and my fiancé just loves a can of fizzy juice. Cheap and cheerful but practical and will definitely be used.
A Bar of Soap
We have completely eliminated plastic shower gel and handwash in our house and for Christmas we intend to keep it that way. A bar of soap is perfect for your stocking as can be used for handwashing in the kitchen or bathroom and for washing yourself in the bath or shower. Our favourite soap is Smelleez Soap. Amelia is the most amazing 9 year old entrepreneur and soap maker. Her festive scents are to die for and one of our biggest sellers here at The Little Green Larder.
A Soap Bag
Hand in hand with your bar of soap should be a soap bag. These are perfect for using in the bath and shower as it means you can hold your soap without dropping it. Your soap also bubbles up beautifully in a soap bag. We love these sisal and bamboo eco friendly soap bags.
A Metal Straw
Of course some people need plastic straws for medical reasons and we would never judge that. But if you don’t need one then a metal straw is much better. I always have one with me in my bag. When I am out and about I always use it. These are nice budget friendly stocking fillers that are great for the environment!
Shampoo bars are amazing. They are plastic free and last for months. I only ever use a shampoo bar now and I totally love them. This is the perfect stocking filler for any one you know.
I LOVE chocolate and its always nice to get something sweet in your stocking. Instead of bars wrapped in plastic why not opt for a sustainable chocolate bar instead. At The Little Green Larder we have a huge range of chocolates in compostable packaging. Such a great tasty treat!
I hope this blog post has inspired you to make your stockings eco friendly this year. It is so important to reduce unnecessary plastic. This Christmas is your time to make a difference! Leave me a comment with your favourite zero waste stocking filler ideas.
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