Wowza. I cannot believe that it is the holiday season already! I'm still not even used to dating paperwork 2017.
In my mind, it's still 2012.
One of my goals for this year is to really get into the holiday spirit!
Any choir kids out there reading my blog?? If so, you know you start practicing Christmas music in September. By the time the Christmas concert rolls around in mid-December, you feel like you'll violently hurt someone if you hear jingle bells one more time.
The past couple of years, I have completely rebelled. My decor has been kept very simple / minimal. I only played my Bing Crosby and Elvis Christmas record 5 times, and I didn't even go look at Christmas lights.
This year, I want to make more an effort to get into the holiday spirit. Here's a short list of things I'd like to do.
- Hot cocoa and Christmas lights
- Listen to more Christmas music
- Watch a Christmas movie
- Donate and give back
- Mull wine
- Bake cookies
- Spend quality time with my family (even if it's quality time on the phone because we live across the country from each other)
- Is there anything you think I should add to the list?
Last year I wrote a stocking stuffer guide. It's been insanely popular this year! I thought it was time to announce a super top secret project I've been working on....
I made a plastic-free/zero waste stocking stuffer box for this holiday season!
Of course, you can give it as one big gift or break it into three smaller gifts.
I have realized the holiday season is under utilized to encourage friends and family to try new plastic-free products they might not otherwise try.
For example, when I started going zero waste I bought a whole bunch of stainless steel straws (24 to be exact) which I didn't use! I mean who needs 24 stainless steel straws???
I started passing them out to friends and family, and they loved them! It wasn't something they would have bought for themselves, but since they were given to them, they used them regularly.
I wanted to make it easy to buy the products in one convenient box without having to pay shipping across multiple sites. The box is $40 and includes shipping for the US and Canada.
Plus, I'm donating 5% of the proceeds to Plastic Pollution Coalition!
Not only are you helping your friends and family live a plastic-lite life, you're helping fund vital education efforts to end plastic pollution.
2017 Stocking Stuffer List
Here's a look at my 2017 stocking stuffer list for zero wasters. I also intentionally picked products, I knew were going to be used up. These items are all consumables other than the produce bag, but I always needs produce bags.
I'm always lending mine to friends and family.
If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know I LOVE Brush with Bamboo. They are my favorite toothbrush, and they make the perfect stocking stuffer.
That sleeve you see is NOT plastic. It's cellulose and it's compostable. Also, if you're ordering a pack of toothbrushes make sure you order them on Brush with Bamboo so you are guaranteed no plastic packaging.
bite toothpaste bits:
These are like toothpowder pills. It's compressed into a pill like shape, so you don't have to worry about the mess of wetting your toothbrush and dipping it into powder.
You just pop one into your mouth, bite it, and brush. These leave you with fresh breath all while whitening your smile.
bee bar lotion:
Lotion bars are perfect for winter!
They last such a long time. They're highly portable. It's a compact bar so you don't have to worry about liquid leaking everywhere. They're also non-greasy.
You just take the bar rub it on your skin. The heat from your body will warm up the bar to release it's nourishing oils.
J R Liggett's is a fantastic shampoo bar that will leave your hair feeling squeaky clean. These bars are handmade in New Hampshire with all-natural ingredients. You don't have to worry parabens, sulfates, or other harsh chemicals
I use my cotton produce bags every week! It's a great way to avoid plastic produce bags, and as a bonus it makes your produce look super instagrammable.
It's the perfect gift for your friend who spends more time taking photos of their food than eating.
I would love for you to take a look at this box I've worked so hard to put together. There is a very limited supply. There's only 300 boxes, and I know they're going to sell fast. Grab yours up now so you don't miss out!
You can feel good about your purchase supporting small US businesses who care about being plastic free and as a bonus you're helping to fund plastic-free education efforts!