Stocking Stuffers For Everyone On Your List!
The holidays are here! Check out this fun and eco-fab list of small gifts and stocking stuffers perfect for pretty much anyone on your list! Stuff them in a stocking, hang them on a tree, or gift them just because! We've made your shopping infinitely easier this year, as our little gift to you (you're welcome!).
Lip balm doesn't have to be boring! Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Skull Lip Balms have got quirky style on (lip) lock! Made with nourishing sweet almond and coconut oils and finished off with a little vitamin E, these lip balms are perfect for those living-on-the-edge peeps who still need a little moisturization. Available in mint and passion fruit, each skull comes with the warning: “be all my sins remember’d…” and while your sins might be, your chapped lips won’t. (Also available in a super fun and flirty Rebel Rose Geometric Pineapple!)
Washing dishes will never be the same! Not with these fabulously fresh cloths from Ten and Co. Full of Swedish aestheitic and sensibility, these cloths are made of biodegradable cellulose that can hold up to 15x their weight in water! They can be used again and again, and even thrown in the washer! Best of all, once they’ve served their purpose, they can be tossed out with the compost because they’re 100% biodegradable! Tough enough to stand up to bathroom grime and kitchen messes, but chic enough to be artfully placed beside the sink, these beauties are a great addition to any gift or stocking this year!
Why not gift a little tipple this holiday season? A tipple with a twist, that is. For the cocktail connoisseur, Prairie Organic Spirits is a no brainer go-to. Whether your loved one is into vodka or gin, Prairie Organic spirits has got you covered. A true farm-crafted spirit, made from single crop corn grown on family-owned and operated Minnesota farms, each bottle of Prairie Organic Spirits takes three years of meticulous work: from preparing the organic fields for the organic, non-GMO corn that gives Prairie its award-winning flavor, to distillation and production. A lot of time and effort for an award-winning product: from hand-weeding the fields to protecting nature’s wildlife by refusing herbicides on their crops, Prairie Organic Spirits is craft-worthy, uber chic, and totally green (all things we love in a great gift!) Choose Prairie Organic Vodka, Prairie Cucumber-Flavored Organic Vodka, and Prairie Organic Gin, and let the receiver decide whether their drink will be shaken or stirred.
This! If you have been searching for something totally different and totally cool, to give the person who has literally everything, then your search is over! Juniper Ridge’s Backpacker Cologne Sample Kit is it! A super hip reusable tin that houses some killer fragrances. Yes, fragrance. And no, it’s anything but expected. All three scents included exude the nostalgic charm of outdoor adventures past and are distilled from nature: flowers, barks, mushrooms, and all the goodies found along the trails. Juniper Ridge relies on ingredients like tree pitch, black sage flowers, and redwood bark. Inspired by the founders' love for the great outdoors, each scent is named after the places the ingredients came from: be inspired by “Big Sur” and “Mojave”. We love how Juniper Ridge says it best when they promise that they are "building a new fragrance grammar of the American West.”
Impress the foodie in your life with raw chocolates from Giddy YoYo. Organic or wild-harvested, non GMO, direct and fair trade, Giddy Yoyo goes the extra mile in search of heirloom, non-roasted, organic cacao from Equador. Giddy Yoyo likes their chocolate raw, which helps to retain all those amazing brain-activating chemicals cacao is known for. Available in a ton of delicious, gourmet flavours, like Chai Spice 77% Dark, Spirulina 76% Dark (hello, superfood!) and Mint Hundo 100% Dark, which is a sugar-free gem that is dark as all get out, but is still smooth and buttery! Stock those stockings full of Giddy Yoyo, and save a few bars for yourself (wink!)
Put a little pop in someone’s pout this holiday with Elate’s line of Vibrant Lipsticks. Free from the usual nasties, these swoon worthy shades are blended with shea and mango butters and sweetened with a little vanilla essential oil. Big on colour and right on-trend, Elate’s shade game is strong with hot monikers like Tantric and Demure (which is anything but!). Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, toxin-free, made in Canada, and housed in bamboo containers, Elate also insists on minimal packaging, meaning no extra boxes, plastic wrappings or other such nonsense keeping you and your next favourite lipstick apart! And while you’re at it, pick up a gloss for yourself: you deserve it! (and it’s flavoured with peppermint oil!)
Shh! This year’s stocking will definitely be stuffed with Dr. Bronner Organic Shave Soap! Designed for both men and women, this lovely, sweet, shave-worthy goodness gets its luxuriousness from ingredients like organic shikaki powders and sugars, which are mixed into a coconot-olive-hemp base. Great for the whole body (and hair, too!), Dr. Bronner Organic Shave Soap is available in delightfully intoxicating scents like lemongrass-lime, lavender, and peppermint. Perfect for everyone on your list!
Got a friend who’s crazy for Crazy 8s? These cards are for them! Bicycle Eco Edition Playing Cards and case are fully recyclable and made with sustainable forest papers, starch-based laminating, and uses vegetable-based ink in the printing. Plus, they're made right in the good ol' US of A!
Give the gift of relaxation with tea from Lemon Lily. Lemon Lily is a certified organic processor, packager, and distributor of tea: talk about tea-dedication! All Lemon Lily teas are handcrafted and are 100% organic. They're gluten-free, nut-free, and free of anything artificial! Lemon Lily ships worldwide. Get all festive this season with their Candy Cane Chai, Caramel Apple and Honey, or yummy Gingerbread teas.
Feeling extra sweet? Why not add in a jar of local honey, like this one from Royal Canadian Honey. This wildflower honey, produced on 300 acres in Ontario, celebrate bees' hard work. The artisanal end result is a beautifully packaged jar of honey: the perfect accompaniment for any cup of tea!
Cross off every nail polish-wearing person in your life with fun and fabulous Moov Cosmetics. 7-free, cruelty-free and 100% vegan. Made in North America and started by female entrepreneurs, Moov’s got their vibrant colour game on lock! Indulge in the Homegrown Canuck collection—intense hues with fun monikers like Tofino Springs and Lunching in Yorkville. How can anyone pass up the ultimate Canadiana shade, Double Double? Moov also carries a base coat made with garlic! (garlic is a known anti-fungal, making it a smarty-pants ingredient in a base coat!)
“Aromatherapy for people who think air fresheners are gross. Air fresheners for people who think aromatherapy is weird”
For the person who could use a little extra chill this season. Purple Frog has created a line of personal aromotherapy products, from sprays to sticky pods that can go wherever you do. Perfect to freshen up your space, spruce up your fabrics, or even mist on your person, Purple Frog products are made with 100% natural essential oils and witch hazel. Purple Frog’s Recharge peppermint eucalyptus is sure to bring focus and invigoration while their Relax, with lavender and chammomile, will do just that. EIther way, you can’t go wrong with this goody!
Who doesn’t love the cozy warm hug found in a mug of hot chocolate? Try kicking it up a notch this year with Camino’s Maple Hot Chocolate. Organic, fair trade certified, vegan and gluten free, this deliciously decadent bevvy teamed up with Citadelle Maple Producers Co-Operatvie in Quebec in order to yield the yummiest, sweetest, mapley-iest drink around!
Winter and chapped lips go hand in hand, but it doesn’t mean Santa will stick any old generic tube of chapstick in your stocking! Not when there’s Badger Lip Balm’s juicy line up. Pucker up with flavours like Pink Grapefruit, Tangerine Breeze, and Lavender&Orange. Not only are these babies sweet, they’re also packed full of skin-nourishing oils and extracts, perfect for combating winter’s dryness. All Badger Lip Balms are certified organic, gluten-free, non GMO, and cruelty free.
Now for something a little different. This deck of cards is anything but ordinary! Promote some quality time for the whole family and escape the dreaded technology zombies! A fantastic way to get connected! The To Do Game focuses on some screen-free fun that gets families talking and sharing. Simply pick any card at random and follow the instructions. The activities can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, perfect for after school, after dinner, or just because.
Who doesn't welcome the chill vibe candles lend, especially when it's cold outside? Natura Soy Candles are scented with essential oils, are made from plant-based products, and use lead-free wicks. They come in a wide array of scents, certain to please even the pickiest of noses. Go 100% holiday with their Noel Tumbler Jar candle, and enjoy the scents of sweet orange, ginger, cinnamon, and clove, or go totally Tannenbaum with their Holiday Tree candle, scented with balsam, cedarwood, and juniper. Want a candle for any time of year? Natura Soy's got that, too: brightly scented and fruity Marketplace Tumbler Jars, Man Candles in heady, smokey, and spicy scents, replete with a crackly wood wick, or go zen with Natura Soy's Massage Collection and indulge in some Sweet Dreams or Tropical Bliss.
Especially for the kiddos!
Let's not forget those great little gifts that put the fun in functionality!
Kids need to move. And jump. And run. And skip. Even when it’s 20 below! A skipping rope is great for basements, playrooms, even the garage floor! Anywhere they can find some space, your kids can find a way to burn some energy. Green Toys jump ropes are manufactured in the US, and are made with 100% cotton rope, and 100% recycled plastic handles. The jump rope is adjustable, making it a great choice for kids of all ages!
Got a glam-zilla on your hands? Then they will certainly require Pure Anada’s Princess Gift Set. Your majesty will totally dig this color coordinated gift set that offers a hint of colour, a pop of glitter, and a whole lot of razzle-dazzle! Available in four shades, Pure Anada’s Princess Gift Set is non-toxic, and includes a water-based polish, a roll-on glitter (nano-particle free), and a sweet and softly glimmery lip balm. They’re all cruelty-free, free from common allergens, made in Canada, and contain ethically-sourced ingredients.
All that holiday candy needs a foil! Enter dental care to the rescue! These cuties, from Jack N' Jill are ready and waiting to combat the negative side effects of too much sugar (okay, they can’t make the kiddos sleep, but at least they’ll crash with clean teeth!) Fun flavoured toothpastes like blueberry, banana, and raspberry are all flouride-free and organic. Jack N' Jill also carries a wide range of toothbrushes, from babes (made with food grade silicone) to kiddos (biodegradable, compostable, and totally adorbs!). Add in a super cute bathroom cup with a little buddy on it—made from cornstarch! And the kids will be beating you to the sink for toothbrush time!