We’re building on our list of stocking stuffers for travelers today with these green stocking stuffers for environmentalists on your gift list. You can feel great about giving theses sustainable gifts from eco-friendly companies, all sized to fit in a stocking.
One of the easiest ways to be green is to use one item for more than one purpose. Travelers can get double duty out of their tank tops and even underwear by using Clever Travel Companion clothing. These high-quality cotton tees, tanks, and boy-short or boxer-style underwear include hidden zippered pockets to store documents, cash, and valuables while traveling. So much more convenient and comfortable than a traditional money belt, these Clever Travel Companion tanks are easy to stuff into anyone’s stocking. Buy it on Amazon.
Personally, I cannot go to sleep in a hotel room without being in sight of a clock, but I also can’t always plug my smart phone in close by. This little water-powered clock doesn’t need an outlet, and is so lightweight, you’ll barely know you’ve packed it. The device tells time by harvesting energy from the salted water you fill it with to fuel the simple LCD screen. No batteries needed! Buy it on Amazon.
I love the soft feel of Mountain Khakis’ organic cotton, and their tees are both eco-friendly and fun, celebrating the best of nature. These tees appeal to men and women, and are easy to roll up and stuff into a holiday stocking. For a more spendy option for men, pick up Mountain Khakis’ polo shirt made from recycled coffee grounds ($45-70)! This is one of my favorite stocking stuffers for environmentalists.
3. Bamboo Sleep Sack: $69
Made of viscose from bamboo, a sustainable and renewable resource and weighing only 16 oz, this sleep sack is easy to pack in its own stuff sack and will save countless hotel bed linen washings. Just slide into this soft sleep sack and check ‘no thanks’ on hotel linen washings. It’s a bit spendy for a stocking stuffer, but it has a lot of uses. It’s also great for hostel and cabin stays, when the linens provided may be less than ideal. Buy it on Amazon. (Read my review of this sleep sack here.)
Get a two-pack of these USB-powered rechargeables, and they’ll last for 500 charge cycles. No more disposable alkaline batteries! The rechargeables function just like regular AA batteries, but when empty, travelers can pop their top to expose a USB connector that charges the batteries with their laptop. Buy it on Amazon.
Made from recycled cardboard, these 3.25-inch cubes let you blast music sans batteries by siphoning power from MP3 players themselves. They fold flat for travel, and can be used again and again. We think they’re perfect for playing a movie in the back seat. These speakers will make great stocking stuffers for environmentalists who are also music lovers.
7. Light my Fire Sporks: $8 for four pack
We love Light my Fire sporks! Everyone in our family has his or her own (in different colors so we can tell them apart) and we bring them on camping trips and backpacking treks, as well as road trips. We use them in place of plastic, disposable silverware in fast food restaurants, and in hotel rooms for in-room dining. Buy them on Amazon.
This neck pillow is great for relieving tension year-round. Just stick it in the microwave to heat it up and wrap it around your shoulders and neck. It’s made of natural materials and has lavender and chamomile for aromatherapy. Any environmentalist is sure to love this relaxing gift. Get it on Amazon.
9. Nothing Nasty lip balm: 6 pounds (UK)
This lip balm by Nothing Nasty is made of all natural, organic ingredients is good for the environment and good for your lips. And it’s easy to add to a holiday stocking! I love the honey and vanilla flavor. Nothing Nasty also has a full line of baby and toddler products for your little one’s stocking.
What will you be gifting as green stocking stuffers for environmentalists this holiday season? Share your stocking stuffer ideas in the comments!