It’s the holiday season! One of the most magical parts of parenting is playing Santa, but we’ve had to figure out how to do this while remaining budget-savvy, conscious consumers. Our goal is to keep stockings filled with magic, without emptying the bank account. I’m spending the next few days assembling some waste free, budget friendly stocking stuffers.
We set a budget of $30 per stocking and will fill them with something the recipient wants, needs, a treat, and something to read. Need some inspiration? Below is a list of waste free budget friendly stocking stuffers broken down into each of these categories. Many of these ideas support responsible corporations (like BCORPs!), small businesses, or rely on a little DIY action.
Choose one item from each category to fill a stocking with waste free and budget friendly fun.
Small trinkets that bring joy! Suggestions below intentionally limit the amount of plastic, packaging, and can be used longterm!
Small everyday items from personal care products to cozy socks
Something nice to snack on!
Sometimes they don’t make it into the actual stocking, but everyone gets a book each year. I’ve listed our favorite kids books below! You can find these new or used at your local independent book seller or online via amazon.
Choosing one or two items from each category brings some intentional Christmas magic, without breaking the bank.
Have other ideas? Feel free to comment and share!