Ok… am I the only one who would rather not receive stocking stuffer knick knacks? Most of the time, I just want to throw them away. I’m sorry that I’m not sorry, that I am telling the truth. I just think it is a complete waste of money and time if you buy the worthless knick knacks that carry no kind of value, what-so-ever. What’s a person to do if they want to keep the stocking stuffer tradition alive but have no idea what to buy? No worries, I’ve done the thinking for you (and kinda wish-listing for myself, as well.)
Enter: The Magic Crunchy Stocking Stuffer List
All 27 “crunchy” stocking stuffer ideas are under $25 (many are less than $15) and are things I would completely enjoy receiving. I whole-heartedly believe you and the person’s stocking you are stuffing would enjoy these things as well. They hold value, purpose and in ways will nourish from the inside-out.
Because let’s face it — if you are going to spend the money, you might as well spend it on something meaningful, right?
P.s. I used Amazon for all these links (and yes, I do receive a very *tiny* commission IF you choose to purchase anything) but I think you could probably find a majority of these gifts in your local health food stores.
1. Mini Himalayan Pink Salt & Black Pepper Shakers
What crunchy person would not appreciate travel size Himalayan pink salt and pepper shakers!? I have a set for myself and it has come in handy many, many times! You can choose to buy in bulk and give to a few people or buy a single set (you may have luck finding some at your local health food store).
2. Mini Bamboo Spoons
These are downright cute and what a perfect substitution for plastic ware. You could buy a pack of them and place one to two spoons in each stocking. To add that “finishing” touch, you could tie a red or green ribbon around each spoon.
3. Magnetic Measuring Spoons + Magnetic Measuring Cups
4. Unbleached Flour Sack Towels
I told you this was a “crunchy” stocking stuffer list! 😉 Unbleached flour sack towels are a must have in every real food kitchen. Used to strain whey from clabbered raw milk or yogurt, to put over kombucha brewing, to make homemade coconut milk.. the things you can do with these towels are endless. It’s kind of one of those things you put off buying but you really do need (at least for me).
5. Stainless Steel Straws
Because every crunchy person needs a set of stainless steel straws! They keep your drinks ice-cool and minimize the amount of waste going into landfills and the ocean. Score!
6. Silicone, Reusable Muffin Cups
What a genius idea — don’t you think? I’d love to have me some of these!
7. Prepping Knife
I’m sure we all know the feeling of using a ridiculously dull knife longer than intended. A new, sharp knife would make any person squeal with joy.. including me.
8. The Real Pantry Real Food Organic Spices
This may be tooting my own horn, but my handcrafted spice blends would be a perfect stocking stuffer gift! From Real Food Ranch and Taco Seasoning, to French Onion and Lemon Herb, all of my spice blends are delicious and 100% free of any soy, dairy, gluten, sugar, preservatives, colors, flavors, GMOs, and additives. Yep, just real food ingredients! Check them out here.
9. Crunchy Balm
This stuff is AMAZING. It’s gentle enough for your face and baby’s bottom but heavy duty enough to repair super dry winter hands (I’m speaking from experience!). It’s fluffy, whipped, and smells so good. I love the original scent.
10. Filtered Beeswax Bars
The possibilities are endless when you have filtered beeswax bars! Beauty products, soaps and candles are just a few to name. If you want to give beeswax in a pellet form, I recommend finding a local business that carries it (the more local, the better) or you can buy THIS product online. A great gift for someone who is crafty…
11. Air Purifying Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Tealight Candle Holder
I just bought me a set of these and they are so pretty! They may be borderline too heavy for a stocking but if you can make it work, do it! Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt’s emit negative ions to help purify and clean the air. They’re known have a soothing effect on the environment they are in. Love!
12. Microplane Citrus/Hard Cheese Grater
I bought this grater a couple months ago and I am in love. I really enjoy it’s streamlined design so it fits well in my small drawers.
13. Cloth Napkins
One can never have enough cloth napkins! You can either make some to give or if you don’t have the time, buy some. You can find cute cloth napkins at local thrift stores but if you don’t feel like driving to look, you can get them here.
14. Non-GMO Seed Packets
There is nothing more important than having access to uncontaminated seeds so you can grow beautiful, pure veggies to nourish you and your loved ones. I really love SeedsNOW and have purchased through them exclusively.
15. Magnesium Oil
For those who would rather slather magnesium on their body than take a bath with flakes, this would be a great gift to help nourish someone you love since a majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium.
16. Beeswax Tea Light Candles
Paraffin candles do no justice when competing against their natural beeswax counterparts. A warm, soft, faint honey aroma accompanied by a bright, long lasting glow, makes these beeswax candles perfect gifts. You can learn more about how beneficial burning a beeswax candle is in your home HERE.
17. Any Sort of Culture Starter (Sourdough, Kefir, Kombucha)
For those who are interested in making their own sourdough bread, kombucha or milk/water kefir but have not taken the plunge yet, this would be an awesome gift (if anyone wants to gift me one of these, I would love you forever!) to receive. Talk about a seriously crunchy gift. 😉 I love THIS brand.
18. Reusable Shopping Totes
One can never have too many shopping totes. Although you can get cute ones at your local store for like $.99 a piece, I would really enjoy getting an organic cloth tote, like THIS.
19. Earthpaste Non-Toxic Toothpaste
Umm.. I hope I’m not the only weirdo that would enjoy getting a bottle of Earthpaste in my stocking (wintergreen is my favorite out of them all). Earthpaste is my favorite toothpaste out of the many I have tried.
22. Tea Infuser
What a seriously cute gift, don’t you think? Simply looking at the photo makes me feel all warm inside. The tea lovers in your circle would totally appreciate something like this tea infuser.
23. Essential Oils
A good quality essential oil can cost around $25. I would love to be the one finding quality essential oils in my stocking, especially because of all the things you can do with them; cleaning, health and beauty. I really like THIS brand.
24. Non-Toxic, Eco-Friendly Nail Polish
Nail polish is like the stocking stuffer go-to for many people. However, as a somewhat crunchy person, I’m not sure I would enjoy receiving nail polish full of toxins. Giving a non-toxic, all natural version would be super cool and pretty unique if I do say so myself.
25. Theo’s Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bar (No Soy, GMO’s, Fair Trade)
Everyone loves chocolate (these are actually my personal fav) and for us crunchy folks, finding a chocolate bar made with no soy, GMO’s or any other unnecessary ingredients can be pretty difficult. Plus, who doesn’t love coconut?
26. Reusable Veggie Bags
Okay, now you probably think I am really weird for suggesting something like produce bags as a stocking stuffer but I seriously would love these!! I’ve been holding off — for whatever reason — on buying them and seeing these as a gift would be a nice surprise. I can’t stand those plastic bags!
27. Anything from Mommypotamus’s Books; DIY Organic Beauty Recipes and DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes
If you’re feeling like you would rather make something handmade for stocking stuffer gifts or gifts in general, I highly recommend Mommypotamus’s ebooks for recipes. In each book she has over 50 tried and true, completely all natural, and super easy recipes to make. Many of them would make absolutely beautiful gifts! Just make sure you save some so you can reap the benefits of a great quality product! Get DIY Organic Beauty Recipes HERE & get DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes HERE.
I truly hope I’ve inspired you to give something with meaning this holiday season! What other type of crunchy gifts do you think would work well in stockings?
Thinking you want to create homemade stocking stuffers? Check out this post on how to ensemble the perfect stocking stuffer gift.