Eco Lassie loves Christmas, especially finding eco-friendly stocking stuffers, which are such a delight to find on Christmas morning. She combed through catalogs and websites to bring you some of the neatest ideas for those on your list who deserve a little treat. Most of these items are available for under $10, some less, only one a bit more. Whether you need a small treat for a friend or neighbor or that little child who is visiting, these items will see you through a variety of situations and gifting needs.
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At this time of year, Eco Lassie always has lip balms stashed in coat pockets and on her nightstand. The jumbo size Zumbo Kiss Lip Balms arrive in a nice chunky tube that will last for ages. Made with all organic ingredients, including shea butter, honey, and sunflower oil, these are available in winter flavors of Peppermint or Spearmint.
Stonewall Kitchens serve up pretty holiday packaging and delightful goodies. But they also carry a line of all natural soaps, for hands and kitchen. These come in great scents: White Pine, Maine Woods, Lemon Parsley, Herbs de Provence, Lavender Mint, and Grapefruit Thyme. Surely there’s a scent to please almost anyone on your list.
Then there’s always a reader on your list, right? Pearl River carries an inexpensive choice for those who still prefer the feel of a book in their hands. These bookmarks are by designer Daniel Ebihara and feature gold-plated dragonflies or feathers, at a very reasonable price.
Jonathan Adler has designed a travel mug, shown here in a snazzy blue and green design, that is one of seven colorful choices. Eco-friendly, the slightly higher price tag ($14) includes a donation to the cause of your choice, so it’s perfect as a gift that’s really two gifts in one. Made of porcelain, its top and sleeve can withstand temperatures of up to 440 degrees, making it perfect for HOT hot chocolate or a real warm mocha-chino latte.
For that snacker on your list, check out MV’s Best Virginia cocktail peanuts. These remarkably crunchy little bites are available unsalted, but why not try one of their more unusual flavors: Cajun, jalapeno, and sea salt, to name a few. And if your snacker pal likes sweets, they are also available with a toffee version, and in two chocolate choices, milk or dark. Best buy one for yourself . . .
For the cook, try this new way to achieve pure vanilla taste without the high cost of the rarer vanilla in specialty stores. Organic Madagascar vanilla beans are intensely flavorful but can be pricey. Here’s a way to have Everlasting Organic Vanilla. Three organic Madagascar vanilla beans arrive with a 5 oz. clear glass bottle. You simply add either vodka or light rum to fill the bottle and wait four weeks. They promise you will have the best vanilla you’ve ever used. After each use, simply top up the alcohol and this little goodie is the gift that will keep on giving for years without needing to be replaced. How eco-friendly is that?
And lest we forget the children on your list:
Chinaberry has a broad selection of eco-goodies sure to please young ones. Here are a few in the lower priced category.
These adorable flashlights also have a practical purpose. Eco-friendly with a crank, there are no batteries to replace, ever. A few cranks will provide instant light; 20 minutes of squeezing the lever will provide between 3-4 hours of continuous light in the event of a power failure. Choose between the dapper penguin shown here or a colorful robot in a variety of colors. As an added bonus, they’ll reduce the price by $1 when you buy two or more.
Little ones love equally little toys that can be held easily in small hands. These colorful mice move quickly, just pull them back and let them go. They’re made of rubberwood, an eco-friendly and sustainable wood, then colored with safe, non-toxic, water-based dyes. They boast leather ears and tails and you have a choice of colors.
Children love puzzles, and little fingers can easily handle the 35-piece size of this beauty. This delightful winter barnyard puzzle is crafted from premium grade blue board, so it’s made to last. It arrives in a tray, and underneath the puzzle pieces the picture pieces are outlined in black and white to help even the youngest puzzle maker finish easily.
Last up are these adorable bag clips, perfect for those with youngsters at home. Snack time will turn on the giggles with these snack bag clips, which work just like regular ones with one added feature: when they’re opened, the cow moos; also available in an owl who hoots! A side benefit is that there’s no sneaking snacks before dinner without Mom being alerted.
Eco Lassie hopes these ideas will make your holiday gifting easier.
Photos from Google Images and company websites. The Eco Women are not employed by any of the companies mentioned, nor were they asked to review these products.