Ten Ethical Stocking Stuffers for the Whole Family
The stockings are hung by the chimney with care, but do you know what you’re going to fill them with? In the hustle-bustle of the Christmas season, it’s all too easy to leave the small details until the last minute. Suddenly sitting in traffic and making frantic trips to the local big box store feel like a necessity. Nothing saps the festive spirit quite like fighting over parking spaces.
We don’t think the holiday season has to be dominated by a sense of urgency. It should be about sharing joy and creating memories. That’s why we rounded up a list our favorite ethical stocking stuffers for the whole family! We did the work for you, so you can spend your time cuddling up with your family by the fire, or cruising around looking at light displays.
Adding a bar of this handmade Sugar Cookie Soap to their stocking will get them in the holiday spirit while also getting them squeaky clean! And the best part? All our soaps made in India are now palm oil-free, natural and plant-based.
Handcrafted from recycled sari fabric by our partners in Bangladesh working with Prokritee, these scrunchies are a fair trade take on an accessory that’s back in style! The Recycled Sari Scrunchie Set is an essential ethical addition to any trendsetters’ stocking.
For the night-shift worker, the new parent, the frequent traveler, the one with the roommate who keeps weird hours…a sleep mask is a god-send. Featuring a soft velvet backing, this sleep mask is constructed by makers working with Saidpur Enterprises in Bangladesh, which provides sustainable jobs for women who lack employment opportunities.
Not your ordinary socks, this pair has a super power. These fair trade, organic cotton blend socks support global relief and development efforts with every purchase. And even better? There are so many different socks (and causes) to choose from, you’ll want to put a pair in every stocking.
This handmade wooden puzzle is the definition of ‘harder than it looks.’ We dare you to slip one of these tricky toys into a stocking and watch your loved ones tackle it together. If anything, you’ll get a few moments of peace and quiet to enjoy some cocoa on Christmas morning, all thanks to this ethical stocking stuffer.
Our kids have been through a lot since 2019. Gift them a set of Guatemalan worry dolls to help process and conquer their worries. The Worry Doll Travel Set features a pouch made from traditional Guatemalan fabric and five handcrafted dolls. According to Guatemalan legend, worry dolls have the ability to remove worries from sleeping children. Children tell one worry to each doll when they go to bed at night and place the dolls under their pillow. In the morning the dolls have taken their worries away.
Perfect for the budding cartographer or seasoned explorer, this key chain has a great story. A compass workshop in India evolved from a group of craftsmen who originally made surveying equipment for some of the earliest canals in their region. Makers have adapted their designs to meet the needs of a changing market but have held true to their craftsmanship skills.
Hunting for a new parent gift? Want to toss something useful into that little one’s stocking? These darling bibs are made from upcycled sari fabric, which are lovingly laundered, then hand-stitched by the women makers of Prokritee, creating bright futures for moms and babies in villages across Bangladesh. These bibs feature adjustable snaps and a terry cloth backing for absorbency.
Pop the cork and take note of this unique ethical stocking stuffer! Perfect for the animal lover and useful for everyone on your list who enjoys entertaining, an occasional glass of bubbly, or that dinner-time red.
Add a little nod to much-needed self care in their stocking this year with an incense holder. Drop in some incense for a complete gift package.
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