It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, so we thought it would be the perfect time to spread some festive joy and share our top 10 eco-friendly stocking fillers! 

Hanging stockings has been a Christmas tradition dating as far back as the 1800s. In the early days, they would be filled with fruit, nuts and even a handmade toy… and if you were on the naughty list, you could expect a big lump of coal if you were lucky.

However, as the years have gone on, the little gifts filling the stockings have become more harmful to the environment. Plastic has replaced materials, like wood, to make toys and many companies have used this Christmas tradition to sell novelty gifts that have limited purposes, which ultimately means they end up in landfill. 

So, why not opt for a few of the eco-friendly stocking fillers that feature in our top 10, to celebrate a greener Christmas this year. 

Read on to discover more. 

Wave Case 

Designed to protect your phone and the planet, our biodegradable phone cases would make the perfect stocking filler for every member of the family. View our range of biodegradable cases here.

Bamboo Socks 

Socks – the classic stocking filler. 

Brands, like Leiho, stock a funky range of bamboo socks that are sure to make anybody smile. 

Smellie Gift Set 

Is it even Christmas if you don’t get a smelly set? 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking filler for him or for her, places like Lush, Faith in Nature and Peace in the Wild offer great natural, cruelty-free and eco-friendly cosmetics. 

Soy Candle 

Everyone loves a candle and the great thing about a soy candle is that they release 10 times less soot than standard candles when burning. 

AirPod Case 

Our AirPod cases are a great plastic-free alternative to keep headphones safe and protected. Plus, they’re biodegradable too, so it’s a win, win!

Reusable Bottle

A reusable water bottle is the perfect stocking filler for those who love the gym or for someone whose New Year’s resolution is to get healthy!

Vegan Sweets   

We’ve all got a sweet tooth, so treat your loved ones this festive season to some tasty vegan sweets.  

Our go to sweet shops are Vegummies or Candy Kittens, but there are loads of places that offer a pick and mix of vegan treats! 

Vegan Makeup 

Many makeup brands now offer vegan products, meaning you can still spoil your bestie with a vegan-friendly lippy!

Seeds and Plants 

From cacti and succulents to plants and packs of seeds, these aren’t only great present for us, but they’re also helpful presents for the environment, too!

Novelty Gift

Not all novelty gifts need to be detrimental to the planet. There are plenty of sustainable brands who produce some of the most unique gift ideas from recycled materials or ethical sources. 

From coasters and picture frames to bowls and pencil pots, Protect the Planet stock a great range of unique stocking fillers made from recycled magazines, whilst Ethical Roots sell beautiful handmade home decorations that would make the perfect Christmas present for your friends and family.

So now you’ve got your Christmas shopping list sorted, it’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities.

December 06, 2020 — Wave Case
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