16 Sustainable Stocking Fillers for an Eco-Conscious Christmas

Curated with “waste not, want not” in mind, our planet-positive gifting guide brings together zero-waste stocking fillers and ethical presents perfect for a feel-good Christmas… or simply treating yourself. No judgement here.

Kylie Jenner was wrong when she said 2019 would be the year of "like, realising stuff". As it turns out, 2020 has given us the time for reflection, growth and embracing slow living. Curated with "waste not, want not" in mind, this is our planet-positive gifting guide.

16 eco-conscious presents for feel-good gifting

Licia Florio Bean Nail Polish

Rêve En Vert

Considering we've become stay-at-home salon experts and nailed (sorry) doing our own manicures, it's about time we ditched the glitter-ridden Barry M in favour of a no-nasties nail colour. Psst. Rêve En Vert is the Net-a-Porter of sustainable and slow fashion - we think you'll be as obsessed as we are.

Buy now at Rêve En Vert£16.50

California Nights Puzzle

Piecemeal Puzzles

Armchair adventurers and doorstep explorers, this one's for you. Offering a contemporary alternative to traditional puzzles, these 500-piece jigsaws have quickly become our wind-down activity of choice. The first series lets you pick between three escapist travel images. After our annual pilgrimage to Palm Springs got put on pause, our favourite is the California Nights edition. Catch us spending the weekends hunkering down and cranking up the specially curated Spotify playlist that accompanies the puzzle.

Buy now at Piecemeal Puzzles £27.00

Purdy & Figg Hand Sanitising Spray

Purdy & Figg

We've said it before and we'll say it again: 2020 is the year safety became sexy. Replacing the pungent santisier (that we can't help but think smells like stale tequila in a student union), the deliciously scented Purdy & Figg sanitiser mixes essential oils with 70 per cent bacteria-busting alcohol. A quick (non-sticky) spritz over hands will protect mitts and provide a refreshing scent not too dissimilar to the aromatherapy oils we keep in our desk draw. We can't decide whether we prefer the OG citrus-scented sanitiser or the frankincense-and-myrrh Christmas special, so we've stocked up with both.

Buy now at Purdy & Figg£5.99

Zinnia Legging in Four Leaf Clover

TALA Activewear

Ok, so maybe we're being a little cheeky squeezing gym kit into a stocking wish list, but it's worth a try, right? We're big fans of TALA's body inclusivity ethos and its pieces made from either recycled plastic bottles, upcycled or recycled yarn including factory off-cuts. Once you've received your set, don't be so hasty in throwing your the tags in the bin - these ones are filled with seeds and, once planted, each label will grow into something beautiful.

Buy now at TALA Activewear £40.00

Carry On K-Beauty Kit


We've teamed up with Korean-beauty experts TONIC15 to put together this travel-friendly kit of skincare essentials for on the road or at home. Ideal for those who have adopted "self-care" as their 2020 mantra, this carefully curated set is packed with plant-based lotions and potions to leave you feeling primped, preened and pampered. We won't tell if this falls into the "gift for me" pressie pile.

Buy now at SUITCASE x TONIC15£69.00

Reusable Make-Up Pads

World of Bamboo

Stocking fillers for beauty gurus, sorted. If micellar water and cotton pads are your pal's go-to to wipe off their full-face, then they need to switch to these bamboo make-up remover pads. Gentler on the skin and zero-waste, they come in a mesh laundry bag to ensure they don't fail to the same fate as odd socks - lost in the wash.

Buy now at World of Bamboo£14.99

Travel Gift Set


Enclosed in a bamboo travel case - ideal for those always on-the-go - this vegan-friendly set includes a Cloud White Truthbrush with plant-based bristles (made from castor oil) and comes ready-wrapped. Sustainable and time-saving? Sold. For the gift that keeps on giving, opt for a year-long supply instead.

Buy now at Truthbrush£12.50

Melissa Scrunchie in Pastel Abstract Floral


After rewatching Tia and Tamera and their Sister Sister antics, we're hankering after a bit of 90s nostalgia. Leaving the double denim to Britney and JT, we're upgrading our lockdown locks with this velvet scrunchie made from deadstock vintage fabric.

Buy now at Room£15.00

Wild Natural Deodorant subscription


Single-use plastic is the pits and don't we know it. Available as a subscription package - the 100-per-cent plastic-free and chemical-free deodorant and its refills fit through letterboxes - or a one-off purchase, Wild comes in a sleek aluminium case designed to last. Best yet, you can mix-and-match the case colours and fragrances.

Buy now at Wild£12.00

Filt French Market Bag


Très chic, non? Sure, you might be trawling the aisles of Lidl as opposed to the Loire Valley, but at least you can do it in style with this net bag. Plus, it's sturdy handles means no embarrassing spillages on the bus home.

Buy now at TOTEM£10.99

Tie-Dye Hoodie in Sand

tūla + tye

The hero of lockdowns one and two? Luxe loungewear. Satisfying our tie-dye obsession - we tried and failed at our own - while ensuring we don't look like slobs on our team calls are these matching co-ords. Better yet, they're handmade with high-grade recycled, organic cotton. Read: no bobbly bits after the first wash.

Buy now at tūla + tye£52.00

Pair’s Scotland

Alpaca Bed Socks

A Christmas staple for friends, in-laws or family you see once a year. The humble sock has been given a serious upgrade this season. Made with sustainably sourced alpaca wool and knitted and hand-finished in a traditional British mill, these soft bed socks are a slow alternative to synthetic, fast-fashion footwear. Seriously, these have become our part of our WFH uniform. You might want to nab a pair for yourself too.

Buy now at Alpaca Bed Socks£30.00

Uan Purse with Tassels

Shiv Textiles

Shiv Textiles is on a mission to prove that sustainable products are anything but beige and boring. Putting a modern spin on traditional weaving techniques, owner Siobhan takes deadstock yarn destined for landfill and gives it a second lease of life in bright, textural cushions, throws and scarves. This tasselled pouch is the perfect size for 2020 essentials: phone, purse, keys, mask and hand sanitiser.

Buy now at Shiv Textiles£35.00

Sleep Society pyjamas

Sleep Society

One for the insomniacs, the sleep strugglers and those who crave a solid eight hours, Sleep Society is the secret ingredient in the recipe for a good night's sleep. Crafted from raw Austrian beechwood using surplus renewable energy, the planet-friendly pyjamas are twice as soft as cotton, temperature regulating, bacteria-fighting and decorated in designs from a team of global artists. Better yet, despite being an infant indie business, it has donated 100 pairs of its pjs to the Covid ward at UCLH and 15 per cent of its sales profits to Mind.

Buy now at Sleep Society£55.00

Greenhouse Soy Wax Candle

Earl of East

Not to wax lyrical (sorry not sorry) about how great Earl of East's soy wax candles are but with their born out of Hackney roots and scents that transport us to the olive groves of Greece, we can't help it. Like this? Check out its Onsen collection inspired by the hot springs of Japan. Major Zen vibes.

Buy now at Earl of East £20.00

ARTHOUSE Unlimited Organic Amber and Tonka Bean Soap

Radical Giving

Enter your new go-to gifting site, Radical Giving. Stocked full of zero-waste and ethical gifts hand-selected from charities, social enterprises and independents giving back to the community, this is a one-stop-shop for feed-good giving. Top of our list? This heavenly scented, vegan-friendly soap handcrafted by ARTHOUSE Unlimited, a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning difficulties. The uplifting messages on each bar have been inscribed by the artist themselves.

Buy now at Radical Giving£8.00
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