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Ho ho ho, here's pebble's guide to the best sustainable Christmas gifts under £30 to fill your stocking. From vegan chocolate to artisan soaps...

Francesca Brooking

Thu 21 Oct 2021

Christmas morning just isn’t the same without a stocking filled with little treats and goodies.

Whether you like to go traditional with chocolate and oranges or want to add a little extra to your stocking this year, the pebble team have put together a roundup of the best sustainable Christmas gifts under £30.

Oh, and the best bit? Stockings aren’t just for kids either.

Person holding up a white present in front of a Christmas tree

From ethical chocolate to sustainable pampering, here are the best eco gifts for your stocking that are kind to your bank balance and the planet.

Why buy sustainable stocking fillers?

We all know Christmas is the season of consumerism.

Approximately £42 million of unwanted Christmas presents end up in landfill every year in the UK.

Aside from that being a huge waste of money, that’s a lot of wasted resources - some of which are plastic or made from other synthetic materials that take hundreds if not thousands of years to break down.

So, what’s the answer?

Fill your Christmas stocking with gifts made from natural or recycled materials.

Look for presents from eco-conscious businesses and gifts that help your loved ones ultimately lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Luckily, pebble has got a few ideas to help.

At pebble, all of our products are independently recommended by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission which goes to help running our publication.

Quick links to pebble’s eco stocking filler guide

Eco Christmas Stocking Guide: Sustainable Gifts Under £30

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Doisy & Dam Dark Vegan Chocolate Christmas Bundle, £15

Chocolate and Christmas pretty much go hand in hand which is why we love this Vegan Christmas Bundle from Doisy & Dam.

Packed full of treats to bring a festive cheer, inside you’ll find delights such as Jingle Ballers, best-selling salted dark chocolate truffles and a box of brand new salted caramel truffles.

A tasty treat for the stocking, all chocolate in this bundle is made from ethical cocoa and without a drop of palm oil.

Plus, don’t worry about leaving a trail of wrappers. They’re all home-compostable and the packets are supermarket recyclable. Dig in!

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Selection of chocolates in colourful packaging

Doisy & Dam has got you covered for Christmas treats

milly & sissy Alpine Flowers Hand Wash Set, £17 for 250ml

milly & sissy are committed to helping you reduce waste in the bathroom with its range of lovely smelling hand, hair and body care products that are all vegan, cruelty free, 99% natural.

The brand’s Alpine Flowers Hand Wash Set is no exception. This Christmas stocking filler gives a gentle nudge into the world of zero waste for anyone who prefers liquid soap over bars.

The set includes a refillable 250ml aluminium bottle in fetching sage green,a silver stainless steel pump and two sachets of Alpine Flowers hand wash concentrate to reduce transport emissions.

All you need to do is add 200ml water, shake and leave it overnight. The sachets are then home compostable!

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bottle of reusable hand cleanser next to a kitchen sink

Feel pampered with milly & sissy's hand wash set

Small Kindness Winter Soap Gift Box, £13.80

Looking for a stocking filler that’s kind to you and the planet?

This gift box from Small Kindness contains two gorgeous limited-edition soaps: Winter Woodland, which smells like being in the middle of a forest in the snow; and Winter Orange, which has a rich aroma of spicy chocolate orange.

Both soaps are handmade in Birmingham.

They’re vegan-friendly, palm oil and plastic free and packed with nourishing organic oils and fairly-traded plant-based butters to produce a luxurious gentle lather.

If that wasn’t enough, the labels contain wildflower seeds so you can plant them in your garden to encourage biodiversity.

Plus, for every gift set bought, a soap will be donated to the local food bank to support people in crisis.

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bars of soap on a festive table

Small Kindness soaps smell divine and help you cut out waste from the bathroom

Astris & Green Little Box of Calm Gift Set, £14

Give your loved one the gift of calm this Christmas and you can’t go wrong.

One of pebble's favourite eco-friendly Christmas gifts, this gift set by Astris & Green will be ideal for anyone who enjoys taking the time to unwind and relax, especially after the busy festive period.

Inside, you can find a selection of soothing Bumi Organic bath melts, a La Zouch natural soap and a signature Astris & Green candle for the ultimate moment of relaxation.

All products are infused with relaxing lavender aromas to soothe and restore.

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Soaps and a candle on a mat

Astris & Green has got just the gift to help you unwind and relax over the busy season

Scintilla Festive Box, £25

There’s nothing like a bit of pampering at Christmas time and Scintilla pulls out all the stops with its Festive Box.

Inside, you’ll find some of the brand’s sustainable skincare favourites all wrapped up in eco-friendly packaging.

Highlights include the cosy NOEL candle and Wax Melts made with eco soy wax and 100% natural ingredients.

Another featured product is the Orange & Cinnamon Soap, a sweet and spicy soap made with natural ingredients that’s safe to use all over the body and face.

To top it off, Scintilla donates 10% of profits to two charities: Mind and SEED Madagascar.

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A box of skincare products and a candle from Scintilla

Give your loved one some pamper time with this festive box from Scintilla

Life Less Ordinary Vegan Cork Wallet, from £21

Love giving a good gift card or voucher at Christmas? Step it up a notch with this gorgeous Vegan Cork Wallet.

Made using sustainable cork -a fabulous alternative to leather- the wallet is water-resistant and comes with the option of being engraved for an added personal touch.

You can choose to add a name, message or simple but classic initials to make it a truly unique gift for the receiver.

10% of the profits of your purchase will also go to Life Less Ordinary charity partners (Indigo Volunteers) so you're giving more than once this Christmas!

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People holding wallets with bank cards

Life Less Ordinary's sustainable wallets are made from vegan cork leather

Discover Blue Christmas Gift Box, £24

Christmas is a time for giving and with this Christmas Gift Box from Discover Blue you're doing just that!

Not only are you treating someone you love but also the ocean and its world within.

This eco stocking filler is designed to help make the switch from everyday plastic products to eco-friendly alternatives.

Inside, you’ll find plastic-free bathroom products with delicious festive fragrances, including Mini Soaps, Body Scrub, Solid Body Lotion Bar, Lip Balm and Bamboo Face Cloth all from ethical UK suppliers.

All products are suitable for vegans too.

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Plastic free boxes and tins with holly - Discover Blue

Discover Blue's gift boxes are designed to help you make the switch from plastic

Apostle Coffee Organic Coffee Gift Subscription, from £29.99

We all know a coffee lover, so why not treat them to the ultimate caffeine hit of a subscription this year.

One of pebble’s favourite eco-friendly gift ideas, these award-winning coffee subscription boxes from Apostle come packed with organic ground and whole bean coffee.

Perfect for keeping cups filled with freshly roasted, environmentally friendly coffee all year round.

With this subscription from this carbon negative business, you receive a starter pack, complete with a free Apostle jar to refill with fresh coffee.

To top it off, you’ll receive bonus detailed information on the amazing contribution this subscription is making to Apostle’s woodland reforestation and rewilding projects.

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A bottle of coffee beans with a plant and boxes

Make your morning cuppa eco-friendly with Apostle Coffee

MOA Fortifying Green Bath Potion, £27

MOA create natural and organic skincare products, made in England, inspired by old herbal folklore, with a sprinkling of magic.

We can’t get enough of their Fortifying Green Bath Potion and if your loved one enjoys a bath, then this therapeutic bath oil is guaranteed to be a hit with them too.

This magic potion is a concentrated herbal blend designed to pick you up after a long, tiring day.

Highlights include refreshing peppermint, detoxifying fennel, purifying fir needle, calming yarrow and sweet birch to help tone and ease achy muscles.

It’s of course vegan, cruelty free and contains 89% organic ingredients.

It’s not just us that’s enchanted, this bath oil has a whole collection of prestigious awards to its name so you know you’re giving the good stuff.

Use PEB20 at checkout to get 20% off across MOA's entire range.

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Person holding a bottle of bath oil

Give the gift of bathtimes done right with MOA

Little Local Box Gift Box, from £15

Give back and support local all in one with a gift box from Little Local Box. The brand offers a range of eco-friendly gift boxes which champion eco-conscious and independent businesses by UK regions.

Browse gift boxes focusing on businesses from regions including the South West, South East, Midlands and the North.

Choose boxes that focus on a theme or go for a mystery box. Each one is packed with handmade products and free of single-use plastic.

All skincare, bath and beauty products are natural, cruelty-free, palm oil-free and plant-based.

To top it off, Little Local Box plants a tree for every gift box purchased with One Tree Planted and donates 5% of annual profits to charity.

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Box of zero waste products fom Little Local Box

Little Local Box supports independent eco-conscious businesses

Happier Beauty Toothpaste, from £7.50

Toothpaste is an essential part of our daily oral care routine, but did you know 1.5 billion plastic toothpaste tubes go to landfill every year because they’re not recyclable?

Help your loved one tackle this problem with Happier Beauty toothpaste.

Ideal as a small gift or stocking filler, Happier Beauty’s toothpaste tubes are made from easy to recycle aluminium and come in plastic-free recyclable packaging.

It’s good for teeth too. Approved by dentists, the formula is suitable for sensitive teeth, contains 100% natural mint flavour as well as papaya extract for gentle whitening and vitamin E for gum health.

To top it off, the toothpaste is cruelty free and vegan. A win for teeth and the environment.

And Happier Beauty has just launched gift subscriptions, making it the perfect gift for your loved ones! A 3-month gift subscription is from £18.

Use code PEBBLE20 to get 20% off at check-out.

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Tube of Happier Beauty toothpasate with a toothbrush

Happier Beauty toothpaste is kind to your teeth and the planet

Eva Dragoeva Fabrics Repurposed Earrings, £12

Eva Dragoeva’s Fabric Repurposed Earrings make a great sustainable fashion accessory and zero waste stocking filler for your loved one’s wardrobe this Christmas.

The stud earrings are made using fabric off-cuts from fashion production so each design is unique with limited availability.

With a metal backing and stopper, the earrings come complete in a beautiful card box and pad made from recycled fibres.

Eva Dragoeva explores new ways of redesigning and re-inventing clothing through handmade upcycled pieces so it can help you lower your environmental footprint and give you a unique, adventurous style.

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Make a sustainable fashion statement with Eva Dragoeva

The Kind Store Gift Box, from £20

Don’t just give your loved one just one gift, treat them to an entire box with The Kind Store. Home of the Kind Gift Box, here you can build your own unique box of presents and send them directly to your loved one.

The Kind Store works with hundreds of independent makers and brands to curate an eco-friendly range of 100% vegan, natural, sustainable and cruelty free gifts.

This means every product has been tried and tested and sourced using The Kind Store’s sustainable principles to make sure they’re gentle on the planet too.

All you need to do is choose the gifts, add a greeting card and your ethical box will be packaged plastic free with your handwritten message inside.

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Box of eco-friendly Christmas gifts

Kind Store allows you to curate a custom gift box for your loved one

La Juniper Recycled Cotton Throw, £19.95

Winter is the season of blankets which is why this recycled cotton throw by La Juniper makes a perfect sustainable Christmas gift.

Okay, it’s a little larger than your average stocking but this is an affordable and snug addition to the home.

Complete with a grey diamond design, it’s been hand-loomed in a fair trade workshop in India using recycled cotton. It arrives wrapped in ethically sourced tissue paper too. A perfect plastic free stocking filler.

Use it to add texture and cosiness to a bed, lounge or sofa or give it to a loved one who gets particularly cold in winter.

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Rug with a spoon and cup

Cosy up this Christmas with a recycled cotton throw

Circular Technologies Pocket Pack, £20

Anti-bacterial hand gels have been a handbag staple these past few years. But those little plastic bottles are wasteful. Not to mention the rough deal those chemicals are putting your hands through.

Circular Technologies has put together an anti-bac kit that’s kind to your skin and the planet.

Ideal as a stocking filler or for anyone who is always on the go, the kit includes Alcohol Spray, Alcohol Gel, Restore Hand Lotion and Purify Hand Wash.

Each product contains natural and sustainably sourced botanical extracts. They’re also vegan and cruelty free.

And another thing? The packaging is recyclable or reusable so if your loved one enjoys this pack, they can order the full-sized refill versions.

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Box of circular technologies anti-bacterial refills.

Look after your hands with Circular Technologies Pocket Pack

Dip & Doze Face Towels, from £8

Self-care in its simplest form is having the right face towel that’s gentle on your skin and the environment.

These ones by Dip & Doze can help you or your loved one get one step closer to a sustainable and zero waste bathroom.

They’re ethically made from organic and fair trade cotton and contain no harmful chemicals so you can use them with confidence on your skin.

Choose from a pack of two or a pack of four and a range of neutral colours to suit the bathroom.

They’re an ideal stocking filler for anyone who wants to ditch wasteful makeup wipes or cotton buds in their skincare routine.

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A bathroom sink with towels

Reusable and ethically made face towels are a step towards a zero waste bathroom

Is It Really Green?, £12.08

Give the gift of climate action this Christmas and help them on their way to being more green with pebble founder, Georgina Wilson-Powell's book best-selling book Is It Really Green?

With over 140 everyday eco dilemmas answered, across every room in the house, garden, work and travel options, it offers no nonsense, easy to understand advice that anyone can make a start on.

Keep it in the kitchen, dip in and refer back, this will be your go-to green guide across 2022.

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Pick up this book and find easy actions to help make your home more sustainable

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