30 Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

Composition Of Christmas Tree Branches And Grey Knitted StockingIt’s not always possible to buy that new greenhouse or build a rain garden as a holiday gift. At the Nifty Homestead, we understand that garden gifts can easily run on the large and expensive side. We wouldn’t want to substitute our love of natural and sustainable products for a plastic and battery operated gadget, though, so we’ve compiled a list of less spendy items. Our sustainable stocking stuffers are pulled from some of our favorite websites and feature smaller items, all under $50. Check out our top 25 favorites for some eco-friendly fun.

Gifts to Eat & Drink

I just love gifts I can eat and drink. I have a weakness for cheese, chocolates, and coffee. Also wine. As a former restaurant worker, I’m a bit of the foodie and am always on the lookout for new ethically sourced goodies or artisan eats for a holiday treat.

Organic Flowering Tea Set

Organic Flowering Tea Set

Enough for 18 pots, this flowering tea set also comes in a pretty bamboo case. Brew a cup and enjoy some beautiful blooms in the coming winter months.
Buy it at Amazon

Honey Taster Gift Set

Honey Taster Gift Set

This raw honey sampler kit is perfect for someone sweet in your life. Flavors include lavender, cinnamon, and Arbol pepper, all handcrafted by a family in North Carolina.
Buy it at Bambeco

DIY Cheese Kit

DIY Cheese Kit

I’ve got one of these in my cupboard ready to try. I’ve found some great milk options to use at our local coop.
Buy it at Bambeco

Ethical Bean Coffee

Ethical Bean Coffee

This medium/dark blend boasts flavors of wood and smoke. The beans are fair-trade certified, and you can request carbon-free ground shipping.
Buy it at Bambeco

Fair Trade Holiday Chocolates

Fair Trade Holiday Chocolates

When it comes to chocolate, if I can’t pick a flavor, I try to pick them all. Fair trade chocolates include dark chocolate coconut cream, milk chocolate peanut butter, and dark chocolate salted caramel.
Buy it at Bambeco

Habanero Hot Sauce Set

Habanero Hot Sauce Set

Spice up your holidays with this handmade habanero hot sauce from Colorado. Flavors in this sample pack include Broja (tomato carrot), Purple Blaze (blueberry infused), Habacado (avocado), Strawbanero (strawberry) for a unique and fruity twist.
Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Gifts for Kitchens & Homes

As someone who loves to cook, I constantly see kitchen gadgets that I’d like. I also have a hard time justifying the expense of these terrific gadgets, so I’m thrilled when someone sends me one as a gift.

Sustainable Wood Wine Charms

Sustainable Wood Wine Charms

Wine glasses all look alike, and you wouldn’t want to mix up the wrong reds. Label your glasses with these cute reusable and sustainable wooden wine charms.
Buy it at Bambeco

Teak Pillar Candles

Teak Pillar Candles

Balinese artists bring this wooden trio to light. These hand-carved teak candle holders come with candles made from sustainable beeswax and palm oil.
Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Vacuum Insulated Steel Water Bottle

Vacuum Insulated Steel Water Bottle

These leak-free bottles are super tough. Save yourself from disposable plastic and BPAs with this hot or cold insulated drink container.
Buy it at Amazon

Teak Pear Bowl

Teak Pear Bowl

Made from logging excess, no new trees are cut down to make these bowls. The pear-shaped bowl is a handy size for dips or snacks.
Buy it at Bambeco

Vinyl Record Wall Clock

vinyl record wall clock

Artistically pressed from an upcycled vinyl record, this product from the recycle artists at TerraCycle will be unique decor for your favorite music lover.

Buy it at Dwell Smart

City Cedar Coasters

City Cedar Coasters

FSC-certified Red Cedar plywood is used to create these unique city impressions—choose from one of eight major cities. Each coaster is also 100% biodegradable, down to the formaldehyde-free wood.

Buy it at Bambeco

Chardonnay Bottle Tumblers

Chardonnay Bottle Tumblers

Wine bottles have a proven track record in storing wine, so why not use them for drinking too? I recommend these upcycled Chardonnay tumblers for a nice white.

Buy it at Dwell Smart

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

The makers say these shot glasses will add a touch of salt to every shot, and recommend you use them for a nice tequila or mezcal. As an added benefit, these glasses are Kosher, gluten-free, non-GMO, AND biodegradable.

Buy it at Bambeco

Palm Wood Salt Shaker

Palm Wood Salt Shaker

Farmers in Thailand make these shakers to supplement their income. Get the matching salt shaker too.
Buy it at Dwell Smart

Bamboo Cutting Board

Bamboo Cutting Board

Fast-growing and organic bamboo also helps prevent bacteria growth by repelling water absorption in your kitchen.

Buy it at Amazon

Reclaimed Wooden Beer Caddy

Reclaimed Wooden Beer Caddy

It carries beer AND opens bottles. Your favorite beer drinker can also rest easy knowing this was created from reclaimed lumber and won’t contribute to deforestation.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Hessian Burlap Storage Baskets

Hessian Burlap Storage Baskets

These handmade items use a natural hessian burlap, free from any added dyes or colors. The seller recommends them for everything from plants to potatoes.
Buy it at RaggedHome on Etsy

Gifts for Gardens & Outdoors

No Nifty Homestead list would be complete without at least a few garden gifts. Here are some of our smaller items. For a more extensive gardeners’ gift guide, check out our Garden Gift Guide

Garden Dibble

Garden Dibble

What is a dibble exactly? Only the garden tool you never knew you needed. I was unable to find info on sustainable manufacturing, but his quality tool can be reused from season to season to cut your planting time in half, thanks to a comfy handle and point for hole-making.

Buy it at Amazon

Self Watering Veggie Kit

Self Watering Veggie Kit

When watering is just too much work. Gift these cute little self-watering jars featuring organic Thai pepper, cherry tomato, and snap peas. Designed for a kitchen garden.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Moss Terrarium Bottle

Moss Terrarium Bottle

A micro ecosystem in a recycled wine bottle, this self-contained forest provides a touch of daily tranquility using three types of moss. Also great for plant-lovers with a black thumb.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Eco-friendly Fire Starters

Eco-friendly Fire Starters

Keep harsh chemicals away from your s’mores—give your outdoors, fire-loving friends these eco-friendly fire starters. Sold in sets of twelve, these tiny muffin cups are made from macadamia nut shells and soy wax.

Buy it at doublebrush on Etsy

Gift for Children & Babies

Kids help us enjoy the holidays, but it’s easy to fall into a plastic and battery-operated trap with their toys. Try some of these sustainable creations for a child and planet-friendly alternative.

Rainbow Sound Blocks

Rainbow Sound Blocks

Half decoration and half entertainment, these musical blocks are made from sustainable rubberwood and also non-toxic paints.

Buy it at Uncommon Goods

Organic Wooden Teether

Organic Wooden Teether

This tiny teether is made from hand carved beechwood and organic linseed oil, safe for even the smallest tot.

Buy it at tinyfoxhole on Etsy

Soy Dinosaur Crayons

Soy Dinosaur Crayons

Take coloring to a whole new level with these soy-based crayons. The colors come from non-toxic pigments molded into fun dinosaur designs.
Buy it at earthgrowncrayons on Etsy

Natural Inspirations Coloring Book

Natural Insipirations Coloring Book

Combine coloring with conservation, thanks to this animal-themed coloring book from the World Wildlife Fund. The gift comes as a thank you for any $25 donation. Proceeds go to help their conservation efforts across more than 100 countries.

Buy it at World Wildlife Fund

Gifts for Bath & Body

Bath and body gifts make great stocking stuffers. Pamper your favorite friend with some eco-friendly grooming solutions.

Natural Sea Sponge

Natural Sea Sponge

This sponge is biodegradable and naturally sourced. Perfect for toddlers, babies, and adults with sensitive skin.

Buy it at Amazon

Wooden Comb Set

Wooden Comb Set

Described by the seller as eco-friendly, this birch comb is said to promote silky hair. I think the keychain comb is pretty neat.

Buy it at WoodenLook on Etsy

Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush

Have you ever considered how much waste is produced by switching toothbrushes every 6 months? These bamboo brushes offer a biodegradable alternative made from highly renewable bamboo. It’s like your giving a gift of sustainability and good oral hygiene all in one.

Buy it at alpexs on Etsy

Eco Deluxe Spa Gift Set

Eco Deluxe Spa Gift Set

This gift is for the bamboo lover, with a woven bamboo box and bamboo sugarcane fragrance. Items featured include scrubbing brushes, bath salts and fizzers, and lotion.

Buy it at Amazon

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Author: Kate Hagan

Kate is a new homeowner currently exploring many outdoor projects. As a child, she divided her time between the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Pacific Northwest. She later combined her love of online data and storytelling into an M.S. in Information Management from the University of Washington. Currently, she works as a writer and content manager in Seattle, WA.

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