If you are determined to be eco-friendly in all your gift-giving this year, start with creative, sustainable stocking stuffers. “The holidays are one of the hardest times to reduce waste because of traditions, feeling overwhelmed, and not being aware of other options,” says Laura Durenberger, blogger at Reduce, Reuse, Renew, a site dedicated to reduction-based and zero-waste living. “With a little planning, green giving can be done.”
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You may not be thrilled about finding toothpaste in your stocking (or maybe you would) but kids love goodies like that. SprinJene “makes the world smile” with their natural toothpaste for children. Made of black seed oil and zinc, the pastes come with or without fluoride; are vegan; and are free of gluten, preservatives, dyes, artificial sweeteners, and SLS. And they’re nicely packaged in paper boxes with a cute peacock on the label.