Let’s face it: It’s difficult to fill the stockings of your loved ones with things that aren’t just cheap plastic rubbish that you know they’re going to throw away.
So this year, here’s a comprehensive list of less wasteful and much more useful and environmentally-friendly, conscious stocking fillers that’ll make your loved ones, your wallet, and the Earth very, very happy. We’ve got something for their faces, for them to eat, for them to wear, something that smells great, for their health and those extra unique gifts.
This is part of our 12 Days of Conscious Christmas, because we believe we can be mindful and still have a jolly good time this festive season. Check out How to Have a Zero Waste Christmas.
Something for their FACE(S) (and general skin/body):
(S$4 – 140)
Apres Avant has something for everybody. Whether your friend Amy is constantly complaining about being bloated or if Aunt Linda is looking to try a great new shampoo, you’ll find the gift best suited to even the most annoying to buy for person right here. From plant-based supplements that support beauty from the inside-out to amazing Amazonian moisturizers full of every antioxidant ever; it’s a green beauty lover’s heaven.
(S$9.50 – 69)
Spoiler alert: The only people who have ever finished a tube of lip balm without losing it, don’t actually exist. Sven’s Island has got the some of the best all-natural remedies for any sort of ailment your skin might be suffering from. If your friends are suffering from skin drier than their sense of humour, then this is one brand of lotions and creams that you’ve definitely got to look into. We LOVE their Miracle Manuka Medi-leaf ointment- it comes in the most adorable little tin, you can use it for everything and it lasts FOREVER. Got a friend who’s preparing for the apocalypse? They need this.
(S$15 – 105)
Who couldn’t use a little more positivity in their lives? With their inspirational, good-for-you products that come in such bright, spirit-lifting packaging, you can’t help but have An Uplifted Day be an essential part of any stocking you make for your loved ones. With their dazzling array of items ranging from Apothecary to Beauty to Lifestyle needs, this is your port of call for both the office gift exchange this year, and for those family members who refuse to even consider that sustainable options (like reusable bags) could possibly ever be this cute.
Something they can EAT:
(S$6.67 – 51)
“If everything is honey, and I am what I eat, I must be made of honey… and life is very sweet!” – Winnie the Pooh. Let your friends and family know just how much sweeter they’ve made your life this year with Hexapi’s incredible range of organic honey products. From actual honey, to gummy bears and even their very own select range of organic honey liqueurs, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for everybody’s stocking- from the wee little babe to your granddad.
(S$1 – 24)
Give your friends and family the gift of saving time and not having to cook AND not having to starve when they’re on the go. For the fitness addict in your life, or the people who just don’t have the time to sit and eat completely nutritionally balanced meals every single day. Lembas is just here to make everybody’s lives just that little bit easier amidst the chaos of the holiday season. Get your nutritionally balanced powder, bottles and scoops right here.
(S$2.60 – 34)
How do you gift someone that wonderfully warm, cozy, fuzzy feeling in your heart? Well, one way to get there is through their stomach! GTC Life’s amazing array of healthy pili nut snacks and raw trigona honey will have everyone going nuts over you (and your amazing gift giving skills). Also, fun fact, these little crunchy things are natural stress relievers, too; so stock up and send them to your boss for a happier new year.
Something they can WEAR:
(S$5 – 87)
Sleek, stylish and made out of unwanted recycled aluminum, Protesta won’t have your family protesting against your gift choices this year. With their timeless collections based on minimalist icdesign, made out of durable material under the 4R structure, they’re easy to match with everything and last for years. So whether you’ve got a teen-aged niece who’s going through her “cool” phase or you’ve just been wanting to see your mom (or your colleagues, or your boss) dressed a little bit more fashionably, throw these in their stockings for some big smiles this year!
(S$16 – 50)
Everybody loves a little bit of bling, and these eye-catching, upcycled accessories from Six Degrees will have your friends and family looking red-carpet ready (and you don’t have to spend ALL your cash to help them feel fabulous!). They’re also fair trade and handmade items sold directly from the artisans that lovingly craft them- so not only will you be bringing some sunshine to whoever you give this to, but you’ll be improving the lives of the artists you buy them from, too.
Something that SMELLS GREAT:
(S$24.90 – 29.90)
Candles: The gift that pretty much never goes wrong. Whether you’re trying to tell them that you love them or are willing to indulge their obsession with burning wax, Diadem candles has got the perfect hand-poured soywax candle for you. You can choose from their enamel mugs or their recycled bottle candles. What’s more- they even have DIY-Candlemaking kits so that you can help your loved ones possibly discover a new hobby!
Hush candles are on the simpler side of life. They’re for the minimalists who tell you that they hate colours, can’t stand clutter and who absolutely hate holidays that involve gifting. We can’t imagine there’d be anyone on the surface of the earth who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive one of Hush’s super aesthetically pleasing (and decadent) essential-oil-infused soywax candles this Christmas.
(S$16 – 198)
Not everybody is a candle person, and that’s totally okay. This is a judgment-free zone. My Pure Earth is here to fulfill all your loved ones’ nice-smelling crafting and health-helping needs; whatever you need a perfectly distilled, chemical and pesticide free essential oil for, they’ve got you covered.
Something for their HEALTH:
(S$24 – 240)
Look, it’s really, really hard to get gifts for the old farts in your life and the ones who are on their mid-life health kick. Your Vitality Store is here to solve all your gifting problems with these people, and make them live longer, healthier lives while they’re at it! Get them the supplements of their dreams and help them get rid of their random concerning aches and pains so that they can be their best merry selves this holiday season.
Something that you CAN’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE:
(S$8.97 – 175)
If you’re looking for something unique, quirky, literally only-one-in-the-world, then look no further than The Spirit Haus. With their incredibly beautiful limited edition copper bottles and cups, as well as their gorgeous tiny elephant notebooks and their custom-made jewellery drawers, you’re sure to find something for the eccentric weirdo you love in your life.
And a lovely CARD to top it all off:
(S$5 – 41.50)
Of course, no Christmas is ever complete without a little holiday card! Tinee Dino has got you covered this holiday season with their adorable and affordable cards that’ll help your loved ones remember to lighten up and be merry this Christmas. And if your loved ones are far away? Fret not! They also do postcards and stickers that won’t cost you a fortune to mail, and are sure to deliver a great big smile and some sunshine to their day.
Remember, the biggest way to make a difference is to vote with your wallet. So why don’t you browse our Conscious Brands Directory while you wait for the rest of our Christmas guides to come out? And while you’re at it, have you thought about having a Zero Waste Christmas yet?