8 Eco-Friendly Stocking Fillers & Secret Santa Gifts under £15 – Kempii

8 Eco-Friendly Stocking Fillers under £15

However old you get, it can be hard not to feel a thrill at the thought of Santa’s super sleigh soaring through the air towards your home. That thrill diminishes somewhat when you think about how many of the things he fills your stockings with are plastic or disposable.

If all you want for Christmas is eco-friendly stocking fillers to give your family all the excitement of unpacking a bulging stocking, with none of the bulging landfill bags on January 1st, look no further! What’s more, these stocking fillers are all under £15, so they can also work as a secret santa gift for that hard-to-buy-for colleague.

#1: Wood Soap Dish

Forget filling the stocking with a bunch of plastic bathroom miniatures; buy something that people will actually use! A simple and attractive wood soap dish means soap or shampoo bars will last longer as they can drain and dry. Why not get a shampoo bar to go with it? With our 5 tips for switching to a shampoo bar, they'll have no problem making this plastic-free switch.

Wood Soap Dish

Above: A reclaimed wood soap dish helps prolong the life of your solid shampoo

#2: Homemade Truffles

Of course, the best option for eco-friendly stocking fillers is always going to be something you don’t even need to buy. Truffles are surprisingly easy to make, for example, and are fancy enough for a present – try Anna Jones’ recipe and put them in a pretty box (reused or upcycled, of course).

Chocolate Truffles

Above: Homemade chocolate truffles make for a delicious and thoughtful gift


#3: Stainless-Steel Spork 

Who says environmentally friendly stocking fillers can’t have a novelty factor? Sporks can be a bit of a comedy item, but they are actually useful! Light and portable, the recipient will never need to opt for plastic cutlery again.

Stainless Steel Spork

Above: Never use disposable cutlery again with a  stainless-steel spork

#4: Reusable Bowl Covers

The best kind of eco-friendly stocking fillers are the things people see all the time and think “I must buy those” yet never get around to buying for themselves. Voila, cotton bowl covers! The perfect alternative to wasteful cling flim, with cute patterns into the bargain.

Plastic Free Food Storage - Cloth Bowl Covers
Above: Cloth Bowl Covers - a prettier alternative to nasty cling film!

#5: Plastic-Free Lip Balm

Christmas is mid-winter, so soothing lip balm is never going to go amiss. But so often the packaging is plastic, the flavour is synthetic, and people never use them. The solution? Get them a lovely, vegan product that they can’t bear to lose.

Plastic-Free Lip Balm

Above: Avoid the guilt of plastic waste with vegan lip balm in compostable packaging

#6: Voucher

We don’t mean endless WH Smith vouchers encouraging people to buy more things, of course. Instead, make your friends or family a voucher for something you can do for them (no X-rated suggestions here, please!). It might be a freshly-baked cake, work in the garden, or a deep-clean of the top of the fridge – whatever will make them happy!

#7: Reusable Face Rounds

Everyone who uses these swears by them, so use this Christmas as an excuse to convert some more people! They’re eco stocking fillers that are bound to please, especially as they mean not having to buy endless disposable cotton wool pads and gross wet-wipes.

Organic Face Rounds

Above: Remove make-up with reusable face rounds like these ones from Tabitha Eve

#8: Lunch Recipe Book

For people who go to work, having a varied and healthy zero-waste lunch can be challenging. With the best will in the world, if you don’t have a lot of lunch recipes to choose from, you’ll soon get bored and revert back to Pret. That’s why The Little Book of Lunch is the eco-friendly Christmas gift that keeps on giving. With a range of easy and tasty lunch recipe, the lucky beneficiary of this stocking filler will be the envy of all their co-workers! A perfect Secret Santa gift!

Eco-friendly stocking filler - little book of lunch


Above: Give the gift of great zero waste lunch ideas all year around
Are you a sustainable gifter? What do you like to give as eco-friendly stocking fillers? Share your ideas in the comments below!


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