Top natural & sustainable Christmas stocking filler gift ideas
We love small gifts. You know the small but beautiful tokens that people just love? If you’re giving a small gift, it’s almost like more thought goes into it. You want to make it the perfect token for a particular person. Something small and gorgeous you just know they’ll love and actually use!
Now, we’ve called them stocking fillers, because everyone knows what that is. But this year, with the cost of living and the couple of years we’ve all had recently, the big flashy gifts aren’t anywhere near as important and thought and time spent with people we care about.
So, if you’re looking for small extra gifts, welcome!
Equally, if you’re cutting back this year on spending, like we are - also welcome!!
Spend less this Christmas and go natural
This brief gift guide shows you just a few of the small and beautiful, and natural and sustainable gifts we have in our collection. You don’t have to spend a lot to make someone feel special. And you don’t have to spend a lot to make Christmas a little more sustainable by choosing natural & organic products made by small indy sellers.
Best small gift for natural health lovers
Battle Green’s award-winning natural deodorant balm is packed with effective plant-based ingredients. Designed to absorb moisture, soften underarms and leave a beautiful, subtle scent behind.
We love the Orange & Patchouli balm. It comes in a plastic-free and biodegradable cardboard tube (at least 50g). As well as being gentle on the skin, it’s an eco-friendly alternative to plastic deodorant tubes (that sit in landfill for decades) Only 9% of plastic ends up being recycled!
This little gem is a perfect Christmas gift for anyone who cares about their health and the planet. And if they haven’t yet tried a natural deodorant, it’s perfect. Have a quick read of our blog about why natural deodorants are better for you.
Best small gift for exercise lovers and bath lovers everywhere
We all know that person who just lives to soak in a long hot bath. And the perfect stocking filler Christmas gift for these people? A bottle of beautiful natural bath salts.
One of our favourite new UK indy brands is Bristol Made. Their Recovery Bath Salts will make bath time even more of a joy!
Their blend of organic salts & essential oils makes for the most restorative, nourishing and luxury bathing experience. Perfect for post-exercise for those gym bunnies or winter runners.
The relaxing properties of salt baths have been known for centuries, and Bristol Made have packed theirs with magnesium to promote muscle relaxation and recovery, & Himalayan salt for regeneration and skin health. What’s special is they’ve added clove oil for a circulation boost, and lemongrass oil to reduce inflammation. Recovery Bath Salts are..
- Fully organic
- Handmade and zero waste
- Vegan and cruelty-free
- Free from parabens
- Free from artificial colours and preservatives
- Free from synthetic chemical stabilisers.
Best small gift for dog parents (or your dog best friend!)
We never forget our best four legged friends at Christmas. We couldn’t bear the extra sad puppy eyes! We have a lovely range of pet pampering products, all natural and organic. From puppy shampoo to coat conditioners. Especially good if your pup has sensitive skin.
But, perfect doggy stocking filler? We’re going with this little tin of balm from Isabella Clearly. It’s made for nose and paws. Just like us in the winter, skin thats exposed to cold and wet can become over dry and sensitive. Products like this can be really tricky to find if your pet has sensitive skin. So a perfect ‘try it out’ Christmas gift for dog lovers.
The balm is 100% natural balm and made with premium healing oils. A little massaged onto your dog’s paws to help relieve dry, irritated, cracked and itchy paws caused by allergies, weather conditions or just naturally dry and rough skin. It absorbs quickly and gives quick relief. It’s unscented so you can apply it to the most sensitive skin without a worry.
We love it because:
- 100% plant-based formula made with a blend of natural oils. No chemicals, toxins, preservatives or added fragrances. Safe for dogs of all ages and breeds.
- Formulated to absorb quickly and provide quick results so that your furry friend can get comfortable right away. You will see results after just one use!
- Helps to heal dry, cracked, irritated, rough and inflamed paw pads. Can also be used on the nose, skin and any area that is irritated and needs moisture or relief.
- Moisturising, hydrating and soothing ingredients, including Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter, help to nourish rough skin, lock in moisture and create a barrier to protect it from the elements.
Best small gifts for natural beauty lovers
For anyone who just loves to try new natural beauty and skin products. And perfect gift for this for those us who just love our anti ageing serums!
This gentle Clearly EYES eye serum is a high density blend of natural oils and plant extracts that help firm, hydrate and lift the upper and lower eyelids. Powerful anti ageing nutrients penetrate deep into the skin to restore hydration and moisture, reducing the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet, puffiness and dark circles. With continued use, the eyes will look more awake and bright providing a firm, lifted and youthful appearance. We love this because ..
- 100% blend of therapeutic grade natural and essential oils. No chemicals or preservatives. Vegan and Cruelty Free.
- Intensely moisturises, firms and hydrates the delicate skin around the eyes for a lifted, refreshed and youthful appearance.
- Gently reduces the appearance of fine lines, crow's feet and wrinkles with anti ageing avocado, coconut, cucumber and vitamin E.
- Brightens and illuminates the eye area to reduce signs of ageing - a must-have product for tired and fatigued eyes.
- Intensely hydrates the upper and lower eye area to magically reduce puffiness, under eye bags and dark circles.
What is not love about this natural beauty? Or, try a gorgeous brightening Vitamin C Serum
Serums are a perfect Christmas gift. Most of us will go to our usual moisturisers, but a ‘try this’ serum is always welcome! Especially if its natural and organic! And this one is perfectly pitched for the winter months when we’re looking for a brightening serum.
Kathy Sue Ann’s Vitamin C facial brightening serum is a great source of vitamins and a great addition to any skincare routine. This 10% Vitamin C for skin nourishes and firms skin.
It helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles for a more healthy glow. Skin appears renewed and brighter with a smoother appearance. It’s lightweight and suits all skin types, so you can’t go wrong.
Best small gift for a well groomed man
Perfect Christmas gift for a man (who likes to look good..) You won’t do better than this Shave Oil from Rock Rose.
Containing its signature Rock Rose oil, it also has Frankincense and Chamomile (Christmas vibes, right?), so it smells divine. The organic shaving oil is rich yet light in texture and a really superb natural alternative to foam/gels. It’s fruity, fresh with a masculine woody scent.
Created with watermelon seed oil, rock rose and frankincense providing soothing and nourishing properties enabling a better blade glide.The formula is designed to soften stubble before shaving and to keep the skin moisturised during and post-shaving.
Essential oils used in this natural shaving oil:
- Rock rose - heals wounds, natural astringent, tones the skin
- Frankincense - improves skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of scars
- Chamomile - soothes skin inflammation
Not only this, but with its uber cool black and gold packaging, it looks fantastic.
Best small gift for want-to-be eco gardeners
A Christmas eco-friendly card for the want-to-be gardener you know. Or for kids who will just love planting the card after Christmas.
These cards are designed and handmade in London and made 100% recycled paper. The seeds mix include English Daisy, Catchfly, Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Alyssum, Spurred Snapdragon and Corn Poppy.
The beauty of these sustainable seeded cards is that once gifted the whole card can be planted in a garden or a pot. Just wait for Spring!
With about 150 million Christmas cards going straight in the bin after Christmas, this is a sure fire eco friendly winner! The range has Christmas cards, birthday cards and cards for nat occasion.
Best small gift for the eco savvy waste reducers
Know that person who rants and raves about food waste and plastic? This ones for them, especially at Christmas, when cling film and tin foil use goes through the roof!
These simple reusable wraps are the perfect plastic free alternative to cling film and the vegan pack is the UK's first waxed food wrap to be registered with the Vegan Society!
They are soy and palm oil free and are made using custom designed 100% organic cotton which is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified. You simply use the warmth of your hands to seal around bowls, - bread, turkey, leftover veg, gravy - you name it. It can be saved, wrapped and reused! So easy.
These wraps are reusable for up to a year, and in fact will probably last a lot longer. They are washed in cool water with some washing up liquid, hang to dry - and they’re good to go again! Say goodbye to cling film for ever.
You can grab these in Large, Medium & Small Kitchen Pack sizes. Perfect stocking filler for anyone who’s determined to reduce food waste this Christmas.
Small, thoughtful gifts are what Christmas is about. Just a token that shows you're thinking of someone is enough. We hope we've shown you one or two little natural and sustainable ways to give this Christmas.
Remember, don't get stressed about giving. It should be a joy. And if you're feeling pressured or worried that you're not giving enough - it's not true! Time is genuinely the most valuable gift you can give anyone.
Take the stress out of Christmas this year. Hug the people you love, relax and duo the things you love.
Love yourself, love your Christmas, love your planet.