10 Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Fun little gifts for sustainability lovers.

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There are eco-friendly stocking stuffers you can grab that won’t blow your budget for the season.
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There are eco-friendly stocking stuffers you can grab that won’t blow your budget for the season.

Recycle more, use less water, ditch single-use plastics — those are probably the first tips that come to mind when someone asks how to be less wasteful. However, there’s so much more to living a sustainable lifestyle than meets the eye, from learning how to pack a lunch box without plastic to cutting back on meat.

With the holidays on the horizon, it’s easy to ditch your commitment to a waste-free holiday by snagging cheap stocking stuffers and loading up on “more is more” gifts like advent calendars. But, there are eco-friendly stocking stuffers you can grab that won’t blow your budget for the season.

Nudge friends and family toward a more earth-friendly lifestyle this holiday season with this list of eco-friendly stocking stuffers that won’t get tossed out the day after Christmas.

Take a look below:

A convenient collapsible water bottle
Say goodbye to plastic bottles and hello to this reusable, collapsible bottle. Fold up this silicone bottle in a snap to hit the road while saving space. Get it on Amazon.
Get messy with eco-friendly finger paint
Uncommon Goods
Encourage craft time with this eco-friendly finger paint set. These all-natural paints come in resealable pouches and are made up of ingredients like red cabbage and purple sweet potato. Get it on Uncommon Goods .
Try a few meatless meals with a vegetarian cookbook
Research has shown that avoiding meat and dairy is one of the biggest ways to make a sustainable impact on the environment. You don’t have to go totally vegan — but substituting a few meals per week or month can add up. Get them inspired with this fuss free veggie cookbook. Get it on Amazon.
Stash snacks with a beeswax food wrap
These beeswax food wraps can be used over and over to wrap leftover pizza, fresh fruits or veggies, trail mix — you name it. Get it on Amazon .
Grab a cute tote bag
Tote bags are a great alternative to plastic shopping bags , and these days you can find them in countless cute designs and patterns. Get it on Etsy.
Try a monthly seed club
Avoid plastic packaging at the store and grow your own mini urban farm with this seed club subscription. Buy the first month for a friend or family member to get them started. Get it at CrateJoy.
Ramp up the class with a bamboo razor
This bamboo razor is both chic and durable — you only need to replace and the blade when it becomes dull (just look up the rules for recycling razors!). Ideal for both ladies and gentlemen. Get it on Amazon.
Easy-to-use tea infusers
These tea infusers are practical and easy to use for tea lovers. Instead of buying paper tea bags, just place loose-leaf tea of your choice in the container and steep. Get it on Amazon.
Gift a beautiful wooden puzzle
BeginAgain Toys
BeginAgain creates toys “from plants instead of plastics.” This cute elephant family puzzle is made from sustainably harvested rubberwood and is perfect for ages 2 and up. Get it on Amazon .
Stay fresh with shampoo bars
These Lush shampoo bars are perfect to leave in the shower, stash in a gym bag or toss in your carry-on. Browse for a variety of people — from those with curly hair to color-treated hair. Plus, each bar packs up to 80 shampoo sessions. Get it at Lush .

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