Ethical stocking stuffers for the over-50 elf in all of us. When I was a child, all our family members had a stocking hanging on (yes) the mantle. I remember my name written in cursive, in sparkles. There was a stocking for Mittens the cat too. We went all-out back then, looking for small gifts that would celebrate the family.
It’s still joyful to gift a family member or friend with something small and meaningful. In fact, those have been some of my favorite presents throughout the years.
We’re more enlightened now about the importance of being earth-conscious. We’re wrapping our gifts in fabric and recycled paper, and considering the source/sustainability of our purchases. All for the common good.
Here are a few ideas for you, gifts that don’t cost a lot but do bring smiles :
- Proud outfit repeater pin. I. love. this. I plan to get one for myself, as a conversation starter. I might not need it, actually, because the few people who see me, see the same outfits repeatedly! 😊
- Tony’s Chocolonely. Chocolate was a gift in my stocking 60 years ago, and it hasn’t worn out its welcome. Tony’s mission is to make chocolate yummy AND child-labor free.
- An organic cotton scarf by Moth and Moon, made responsibly in India. Love the colors and delicate print. Perfect for a neckerchief or headband.
- Ethically-sourced jewelry from Fair Anita. These hammered (recycled) copper earrings are so pretty, and affordable.
- A cheery dish cloth from EcoRoots that’s zero waste and 100% compostable. I adore the patterns on these lighthearted cloths.
- Anything on this list from Oxfam, from a goat to emergency bars of soap. You’ll feel lifted and in a holiday spirit by donating to the many who have no resources for holidays. And I’ve never bought a goat before, cool.
“The gift was not large as money goes, and my need was not great, but the spirit of the gift is beyond price and leaves me blessed and in debt.”-Robert Fulghum
Do you have some ideas for small, meaningful stocking stuffers? Please share in the comments. 😊
Stay fabulous and safe, wash and wash and wash (your hands), xo
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