Stocking Stuffers Spread Eco Friendly Fun
By Bonny Osterhage
Whether you celebrate the holidays by hanging a stocking or not, you know you love the fun little “happys” that qualify as stocking stuffers. They are usually small, typically inexpensive, often unique and always fun treats that are as much fun to give as they are to receive. We have found lots of wonderful little eco friendly gifts, that are sure to bring a smile to your face — whether you actually put them in a stocking or not. Enjoy!
Alchemy Goods Night Out Wallet
For the guy who has everything except big enough pockets, this little wallet is the answer. Made from recycled bicycle inner tubes, the straightforward design features a spot for his I.D., cash and credit cards. $15
Autonomie Project Organic Cotton Shoelaces
For the sneaker lovers in your life, brightly colored, organic cotton shoelaces that will put a spring in their steps. $3 per pair (or 3 pair for $6) at www.autonomie
Aster & Sage Elizabeth Jewelry Case
These colorful envelopes are made from recycled fabrics and feature zippers, pockets, and panels to keep precious jewels safe and sound. $33 at www.thegreenloop.com.
BeGreen Gift of Green
One of our more original finds, for every Gift of Green you give, a native tree is planted in a U.S. ecosystem restoration project. Details for the recipient are printed on a plantable seed paper ornament. You can also add a personal message. Very cool! $10 at www.nimli.com.
Contexture Design Brentwood Coffee Cuff
We love items that multitask. That is why we love this cuff that can be a simple yet stunning fashion accessory, or a really pretty way to keep your hands from getting burned. Either way it’s a winner. $68 at www.junoandjove.com.
Green for your Soul Deep Steep Candy Mint Foot and Leg Cream
Feet and legs that are shopping weary will appreciate this wonderfully refreshing cream. The all-natural lotion tingles your tootsies while rejuvenating your senses with the sweet smell of peppermint. $16.50 at www.green4yoursoul.com.
I’m Tired Of…Bracelets
Stylish and meaningful stocking stuffers, there is an ITo bracelet for everyone on your list. Choose the causes your loved ones are tired of, from I’m Tired of World Hunger, animal cruelty or global warming to I’m Tired of Cancer, diabetes or autism. Best of all, for each one of the $10 bracelets you buy, HALF THE SALE goes directly to the charity associated with that cause. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. $10 at www.imtiredonline.com.
Juice Beauty Tinted Lip Moisturizers
Remember those awesome Bonnie Bell lip tubes that used to come out at the holidays? Well, these are the grown up and green equivalent. Three to a pack, these soothing organic lip treats come in three shades and contain SPF. $15 at www.tobi.com.
Lina Rennell Pom Poms
Not just for cheerleaders anymore, these adorable pom poms are good for many things, including accessorizing one´s ponytail. Oversized and hand made from Japanese silk and cashmere hand dyed yarn. $60 at www.beklina.com.
Is it a scarf? Is it a necklace? The answer is yes! We love this versatile, made to order accessory, created from seamless cotton organic loops. Twist it, twirl it, wrap it — but make sure you order it by December 15th for Christmas delivery. $74 at www.etsy.com.
SanRe Organic Skinfood Chocolate Ecstasy
For the chocoholic on your list, this delightful organic cocoa antioxidant mask will keep her face looking youthful and bright. $32 at www.sanreorganic.com.
Stephen LeCaille Big Bar Soap
A big manly bar of pure vegetable soap will keep your man clean and smelling divine. Chose from two distinct scents. ON SALE for $10 (normally $15) at www.zanisa.com.
White and Warren EcoCashmere Thermal Eye Mask
Help her catch some ZZZZs with this luxurious thermal knit cashmere eyemask. It blocks out the light for a peaceful slumber, and it won’t slip off thanks to the comfy elastic headband. $45 at www.whiteandwarren.com.
This story was added: December 7th, 2009 under gifts.