Proving that stocking stuffers can still be thoughtful, we’ve curated 15 of our favorite petite-sized — but exceptionally made — gifts in this eco-friendly and fair trade stocking stuffer gift guide.
This guide features sustainable and responsibly made accessories, jewelry, and home goods to ensure you’ll find something for anyone on your list this Christmas and holiday season. We’ve sorted stocking stuffers by price so there’s an option for every budget. To explore more gift ideas, check out our Gifts Collection.
Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers: $50 & Under
1. Glass Tumbler Candle – 12 oz — $34
Once we found these candles from Ritual + Fancy, they became our new obsession. Each candle is made in small batches from 100% vegan soy wax, is outfitted with a slow-burning wood wick that lasts 45-55 hours, and is finished with real pressed flowers. All fragrances are derived from sustainably sourced therapeutic-grade essential oils and natural botanicals. This is definitely one of our favorite stocking stuffers for 2020!
2. Middle Kingdom Mini Vase 8 — $21
Rich with heritage and designed with exceptional artistry, Middle Kingdom’s vases are sure to be standout gifts. The brand’s imperial-caliber porcelain pieces are handcrafted in the ancient Kiln city of Jingdezhen, which was designated as a major kiln site over 1,000 years ago.
A versatile piece that can be worn as a headband, a necktie, or wrapped around the strap of a bag, Jenni Earle’s handmade bandanas will be well-worn gifts. Each bandana uses 100% USA–grown cotton and is screen printed with natural dyes. All bandanas are made in the Carolinas by employees earning living wages for their work. Simple and stylish — what’s not to love?
4. Minna Indigo Grid Oven Mitt — $40
Minna’s elegant grid oven mitt is an elevated take on a kitchen essential that can be hung as a decor item in the kitchen using its attached loop.
Handwoven by weavers in a family-run co-op in Chiapas, Mexico, this piece will be a treasured item by home chefs and interior design enthusiasts alike.
5. Lumafina Cast Stud Earrings — $42
An elevated take on a classic, these studs are the perfect everyday earrings for the minimalist. Lumafina’s unique jewelry is all handcrafted in Portland, Oregon.
6. Kazi Animal Printed Fringed Coasters — $48
Give the host an eco-friendly stocking stuffer they’ll remember — and use — for years to come. Kazi’s animal print fringed coasters are made by artisans in Rwanda from all-natural fibers and organic dyes using timeless techniques. And these intricately detailed coasters are sure to be a timeless addition to your gift recipient’s dining space as well.
Functional, gorgeous, and uniquely handmade, these Azizi Life measuring spoons will be any baker or chef’s dream. These stunners will upgrade any cooking or baking experience — and they can be earthy decor items when not in use, too. Each set is hand-carved from musave tree wood and polished with all-natural beeswax ethically by artisans in Rwanda.
8. Slash Objects Gem Rubber Mousepad — $32
An excellent gift for friends or family that like to host, these Slash Objects coasters are made from recycled rubber and brass sourced from local, USA–based manufacturers. Each of Slash Objects’ pieces is made with consideration and attention to detail in Brooklyn, New York, by makers earning living wages.
9. Alice Upcycled Hoop Earrings — $33 to $50
The striking earrings from Giulia Letzi + META Jewelry are handmade in Arlington, Virginia using upcycled plastic from discarded plastic bottles. These lightweight earrings are uniquely sculptural yet petite-sized, making them a lovely gift for the minimalist or maximalist.
Fair Trade and Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers: $100 & Under
10. Bloom & Give Lina U Pouch — $60
Bloom & Give’s U pouch is the perfect size for carrying cards, cash, coins, and small essentials like mints and lip balm. The pouches are crafted from hand-loomed cotton by women from Nagaland, India using traditional backstrap looms. Each pouch features an inner slip pocket and zip closure.
This playful-yet-sophisticated pendant necklace from Hathorway is an eco-luxe stocking stuffer. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and assembled in the U.S. using upcycled buffalo horn by makers earning fair wages. Because of the nature of buffalo horns, and of handmade goods, the necklaces have slight variations, making every piece special.
12. Son of a Sailor Vegetable-Tanned Indigo + Aqua Leash and Matching Collar — $48 to $58
All the dog owners on your list are sure to adore the super sleek and stylish dog accessories from Son of a Sailor! Each piece is handmade in Texas with exceptional attention to quality, using responsibly sourced, vegetable-tanned leather. The brand’s collars and leashes come in multiple color variants, so you can find a matching set (or feel free to mix and match). Add in an ultra-chic leather waste bag for an added bonus to this doggy gift set!
13. L.Greenwalt Jewelry Unison Geometric Ring – $65 to $73
This striking architectural ring from L.Greenwalt is handmade in Portland using responsibly-sourced brass. The piece pairs beautifully with L.Greenwalt’s other statement rings and other jewelry, but minimalists can also wear this ring alone for a touch of elegant shine.
14. Kyrgies Women’s Tengries Slippers and Men’s Tengries Slippers — $79
Kyrgies Tengries Slippers are the ultimate stocking stuffer for a hygge holiday! Each pair of slippers is handcrafted using heritage techniques by women artisans, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, who earn fair wages and work in a women-owned factory. These Tengries slippers are not only super cozy and warm, but they feature an orthopedic sole for extra comfort as well.
This mug and sleeve set works great for both cold and hot drinks and can be used at the home bar or taken on a picnic. The copper cup is handmade by artisans from 100% recycled copper, and the sleeves are crafted in Texas from vegetable-tanned leather.