Stocking stuffers are arguably one of the most fun parts of the holiday season. Tiny presents and pocket-sized fancies are one of the many joys of Christmas morning, and a super-fun way to give someone an exciting gift. Sure, you can toss a candy bar in everyone’s stocking, but a little extra cheer never hurt anyone, and if you want to take it to the next level this season, you’ll consider adding something to that candy bar! If you are searching for the perfect stocking stuffers to give to your family and friends this holiday season, this list is made for you!
At Wowe Lifestyle, we make eco-friendly products that make green living easier. Part of making green living accessible is creating products that people actually want to use. In this list, we have included many of our premium eco-friendly products that are the perfect thing to drop in your Christmas sock this holiday season.
Educating Friends and Family on the Environment
There’s nothing worse than someone lecturing you during the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t share the things you care about with your friends and family. This holiday season, teach your family and friends a little bit about green-living by gifting them with high-quality eco-friendly lifestyle products.
Your gift could be the first they have ever heard of these products, which might help you spark a conversation relating to your passion: conservation of the planet. For your friends and family who already have an interest in eco-friendly living will be thrilled to see a new addition to their life. Haters of the average disposable trinkets one receives in stockings will love how practical these gifts are, and you’ll go down in family history as the best stocking stuffer in the group!
Stocking Stuffer Criteria
Figuring out what to put in everyone’s stocking can be bit of a challenge, especially if you have more than just a few stocking stuffers to buy. There’s no perfect formula, but we think we might be able to help you narrow down the search. First, in our opinion, there are a few criteria a good stocking stuffer should meet:
- Stocking stuffers should be affordable
- Stocking stuffers should be small enough to put in a stocking
- Stocking stuffers should be something of worth, no items destined for the junk drawer!
With these important qualities in mind, here are a few of our favorite items from Wowe that will make the perfect stocking stuffers for your fellow tree-hugger friends!
Stainless Steel Straws
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding plastic straws as of late, especially as public education on climate change and pollution becomes more accessible and widely understood. People are more concerned about the environment than ever before and for good reason. Though you might not want to bring up impending eco-crises or rising plastic pollution around the table this holiday, gifting your loved ones with eco-friendly stocking stuffers can be a fun way to bring green-living into the conversation.
At Wowe, we are definitely concerned about the number of plastic straws that are floating around in the ocean, which is why we offer our eco-friendly reusable Stainless Steel Straws! Our straws come in straight and curved varieties, or come with an eco-friendly bamboo carrying case for easy straw-travel. Wrap individual straws and slip them into stockings for a surprising slim-package, or wrap the whole box and give someone the gift of a full set!
Cotton Produce Bags
Grocery stores are chock full of plastic packaging, single-use plastic items, and non-recyclables just waiting to be tossed in the landfill. Though virtually every store has accepted the excessive use of plastic packaging, there are still some ways to shop plastic-free at the grocery store. One of the first steps is to cut out the use of single-use plastic items like grocery bags, produce bags, deli containers, plastic forks and knives, etc.
Sometimes, the best way to get someone to make an eco-friendly change is to make it more convenient, which is why you should consider slipping a reusable Cotton Produce Bag in every stocking this year! Perfect for toting fruits, veggies, grains, and other bulk items, Wowe’s reusable produce bags are easy to wash and super durable so you’ll never have to grab a single-use plastic bag ever again.
Carefully fold or roll one of our cotton produce bags and tie a cloth ribbon around it. Reuse toilet paper rolls and use them to disguise the shape of the produce bags - wrap the rolls, and you’ll have your family and friends wondering what’s in those perfectly cylindrical packages. No matter how you wrap these gems, your family will be bombarding you to find out where they can get their hands on some more.
Okay okay, hear us out, a toothbrush might not sound like the most exciting stocking stuffer, but an awesome eco-friendly one from Wowe is! Our line of eco-friendly Bamboo Toothbrushes performs the way you want a high-quality toothbrush to, but won’t pollute the planet once you are finished using it. Our toothbrushes are made from premium bamboo that is naturally water and splinter resistant so you don’t have to worry about your toothbrush giving out on you.
Unlike plastic toothbrushes, bamboo toothbrushes are biodegradable and don’t take thousands of years to begin to break down into harmful microplastics. Using natural materials and tried and tested techniques, Wowe has created a high-performing toothbrush that is as good for your pearly whites as it is for the environment.
The gift of a bamboo toothbrush from Wowe is perfect for your friends that love a rustic touch. The beautiful bamboo handle will set off any natural bathroom. Choose the Charcoal Infused Bamboo Toothbrush, and the black bristles will add an extra touch of style to your favorite dental tool. Beyond style, the natural charcoal infused into the bristles of this brush will help your mouth stay cleaner, reducing bacterial buildup and helping your teeth appear whiter and brighter.
Peace Silk Floss
Like a toothbrush, you might not immediately imagine dental floss as the perfect stocking stuffer, but hear us out. Wowe’s premium Natural Silk Dental Floss is made from peace silk, a variety of silk harvested from the abandoned cocoons of mature silkworms. This more environmental and ethical method of harvesting silk makes this floss better for the environment, but the lack of nylon is what sets this product over the edge.
Though most people don’t realize it, nylon (the material used to make dental floss) is a super-strong plastic that cannot be recycled. Nylon dental floss is often ingested by animals or found wrapped around parts of their bodies like feet, mouths, and tongues. Harmful to wildlife, nylon dental floss is also harmful to the environment, and it and its packaging contribute significantly to global plastic pollution.
At Wowe, our floss is made from 100% natural peace silk, waxed with candelilla wax for an easy glide and super effective clean. Our floss also comes with a reusable stainless steel cutter box that completely removes the necessity for plastic packaging. Useful and stylish, give the gift of floss and let your friends enjoy the luxury of natural dental hygiene.
Eco-Friendly Safety Razor
People sometimes feel a little strange treating themselves to a good razor, which is why it makes the perfect gift. Anyone that shaves knows the feeling of using a low-quality razor, and the pain that ensues afterward. Razor burn is no joke. Rather than letting your friends and family continue to suffer using disposable razors, give your loved ones the gift of a comfortable close shave this holiday season.
The Eco-Friendly Bamboo Safety Razor is the perfect personal care and beauty product to drop in a stocking this holiday, and the perfect way to help combat plastic pollution. Along with causing skin irritation and rarely shaving the way they should, disposable plastic razors put tremendous strain on the environment. Our bamboo razor is more environmentally friendly, and more affordable than plastic razors, potentially lasting a lifetime with proper care.
Rather than buying a new razor every few weeks, users of our bamboo razor enjoy shaving with this high-quality tool for years. When the blade dulls, simply recycle the old one, and pop in a new one. Wowe sells razor blades separately in packs of 100, and since each lasts for several shaves, a single pack could last you several years.
Worried about the impact your purchases make on the planet? When you make a purchase from Wowe, some of the money you spend is used to give back to the planet. At Wowe, we participate in the One Tree Planted program, donating 1% of our sales for the benefit of anti-deforestation efforts and rainforest ecology education. A non-profit dedicated to planting, educating, and working against deforestation, One Tree Planted is a cause you can be proud to be giving back to.