Green Stocking Fillers

Everyone loves to receive little gifts and trinkets in their stockings at Christmas time, and recycled or green stocking fillers are a perfect way to keep items out of the landfill by reusing them in an earth-friendly way. Here are a few ideas for green stocking fillers that anyone would love to see in their stocking on Christmas morning.

  1. Reusable Aluminum Water Bottles
  2. These are much preferable to using a plastic water bottle that will be thrown out and live in the landfill for the next hundred years once the water is gone. With many different colors and designs, you can find an aluminum water bottle for everyone on your list.

  3. Scrabble Jewelry
  4. One of the latest trends that many people are catching onto is Scrabble jewelry. This is when Scrabble tiles are used to spell out names, words or even painted on and put on a chain instead of being tossed out when you start losing pieces. Whether you purchase or make them yourself, monograms are popular and having a Scrabble tile with one side being your initial and the other a favorite picture is a sure hit that anyone would love.

  5. Greater Green Gift Certificates
  6. The Greater Green is a website that sells fair trade, eco-friendly and recycled products. If there is someone on your list that you are unsure what kind of green stocking fillers they would like, a gift certificate is a great way to get them something but also allow them to pick out what they get so that both of you are happy.

  7. Reusable Shopping Bags
  8. Everyone has someone on their list that loves to shop. That person could really benefit from having reusable shopping bags that they can take with them when they go out. Not only are they more durable but they have better and longer straps on them for easier carrying when you start to fill them up.

  9. Slingshot Pencils
  10. For the mischief makers on your list is the slingshot pencil. Not only does this pencil really work, but it is made from a sturdy piece of twig with a recycled rubber band attached at the top so that you can have your fun passing notes or tormenting co-workers while you look like you are doing work.

  11. Solar Flashlight Key Chains
  12. These are great little flashlights that you never will have to worry about buying a battery for. Solar powered flashlight key chains are all the rage, especially during those winter months when it gets darker earlier and possible slips in the ice or snow are possible. You won’t have to stand around in the cold digging for things in your bag in the dark with these cool key chains.

    Handmade decorations make delightful stocking fillers and are a great way to use up fabric scraps. Photo: MtK

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