One of my favourite memories of Christmas when I was a child was waking up to the sight of a bulky stocking that had magically been filled during the night. One year I'd only been asleep an hour before I heard Santa sneak in to leave his gifts (obviously in a rush to get the job done so he could scoff the cookies and guzzle the beer we left him). Of course I jumped out of bed and bugged my littlest sisters to open one... just one... maybe it was four... with me. Far too excitable for my own good really - the presents were never as fabulous as the wonderment and curiosity felt of not knowing what lay within the green, red and gold wrapping paper.
Sweets and socks were the general flavour of stocking fillers for me as a kid but now a little older (and not the least bit less excitable) I can fill my family and friends stockings with presents that are a bit more indulgent and eco friendly.
Here are my best picks that make the best natural and organic stocking fillers:
to soothe skin bath and body oil by Hedgerow Herbals
- Fairtrade and organic chocolates - the smaller Divine bars are a perfect size
to chill out herbal bath bags by Hedgerow Herbals
- Today Was Fun's Green Green Tea is carbon neutral and has fun packaging with lots of interesting facts and quirks to add to the present
- Orange and Cocoa Christmas shower and bath gel
- Lavender Eye Pillow
by True Earth Organics made from organic lavender and wheat inside an organic cotton bag.
- Sensual Natural Candle
by So Organic
- Queen of Sheba
spa salt and bath milk
- Relax Gift Set
by Neal's Yard Remedies including seaweed and arnica foaming bath as well as rose and pomegranate foaming bath
- Onya bags
made from old parachutes wrap up into a small pocket size bag
- Organic Lip balms
are the perfect size for a stocking!