“The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…” but it sometimes it is easier said than done to stuff those stockings with stuff that everyone needs and wants. After all no one wants a bunch of stuff that is unhealthy for them, their family or the environment. This year make a commitment to the future and the environment too as you use these stocking stuff ideas to show you really do care about the person you are giving stockings too and the world we live in too.
Trying to go “green” with your Christmas green and red? Then avoid stocking stuffer gifts that are made of non-recyclable material, and may be around for centuries both in the back of someone’s closet or in a landfill; just say “no” to tiny items that are way over-packaged and to all products with toxic chemicals.
Soy candles as stocking stuffers
You can light up someone’s life with green candles. The popular brand Yankee Candle offers soy candles in Garden Sweet Pea and Jasmine scents for approximately $10.00. The scent is made with all natural ingredients, offers a long clean burn and the beautiful hand crafted glass container will look good in any room. Soy candles burn clean and green, they are also created from a sustainable resource.
Belly rubbing bites for the four legged stocking
Woof woof! Do you need a barking good gift for your pet or pet loving special someone? Give a special pet a belly rubbing merry Christmas with all natural dog bones, treats and toys from companies like Blue Dog, All Natural, and Pedigree All Natural. Prices vary based on size and quantity but start at approximately $5.99.
Stocking stuffers to really get charged up about
Not only are batteries filled with harmful chemicals, but they also are an environmental nightmare to get rid of. (Get rid of your batteries using this Guide to Proper Battery Disposal) There are many name brand battery chargers available, some that even give you power in 15 minutes. Look for the Energizer Rechargeable 15 minute Charger for $28.30; the Sony Power Battery Charger with 4AA Rechargeable Batteries or La Crosse Technology BC-700 Alpha Power Battery Charger at $29.99 that charges both AA and AAA batteries and offers 4 modes and over heat detection to prevent overheating – and it won’t overheat the planet!
With water bottles like SIGG Classic Bottle for $10.99 and available in different colors you can stuff your stocking with clean, drinking water without any BPA and is definitely the stocking stuffer gift that keeps on giving as it helps your special someone stay healthy and the environment healthy too.
Get wild about wildlife and nature stocking stuffer gift ideas
Valuable organizations such as The Arbor Day Foundation, World Wildlife Federation, Audubon Society and National Wildlife Federation offer the ability to gift a membership or purchase gifts in someone’s honor.
Give the gift of trees through the Arbor Day Foundation: $3.00
Share an Audubon membership with someone: $20.00 and includes one full year of the Audubon Magazine
Explore the “Big Backyard” ($24.00 for 10 issues) or a “Wild Animal Baby” ($27.00 for 10 issues) with a child, a subscription which often comes with a free gift.
Give a gift membership to the World Wildlife Federation or adopt a species and not only do something good for the planet but with your contribution give the gift of wildlife alerts, progress reports, 6 issues of the WWF newsletter and invitations to special events.
Sierra Club Gift Membership starts at $25.00 and includes: A free Sierra Club Expedition Pack (limited time only), one-year subscription to Sierra magazine; members-only eco-travel opportunities; automatic membership in your local Chapter; discounts on Sierra Club calendars, books, and other merchandise.
Protect wildlife in Yellowstone with the gift of “adopt and acre” for $30 (4 acres) or $60.00 and receive a free field bag and/or bag and bison plush animal.
Stockings may not be able to be filled with clean water and clean air but fill them with these environmentally friendly stocking stuffers that are more earth-friendly and healthier too. It doesn’t matter if your stockings are red and green or decorated with your favorite cartoon character, you can make sure that everything inside of them is going green.
For more stocking stuffer and green gift ideas visit 10 Green Stocking Stuffers for Kids and Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas for the Eco-Mom.
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