2019 Stocking Stuffer Ideas: The Sustainable Edition

holiday robe

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and often the most stressful! If you’re looking for last-minute stocking stuffer ideas or ways to spread sustainable holiday cheer this season, we have some awesome ideas for you! From local Kansas City gift ideas to ethical basics your loved ones can wear all year long, these options make the perfect gift for your earth-loving friend. 

Why shop local during the holidays

Our friends over at Made in KC just released a study that shows when you shop local in Kansas City, 58% of your purchase goes back into the community, creating new jobs, supporting wages, and ultimately creating a better Kansas City. We are one of the few apparel companies to actually make all of our products in Kansas City - from design to cut and sew production. We not only contract employ women-owned business to make the products you buy, but we also train local women facing employment barriers to sew our products and we employ them once they graduate.

Shopping local is also a great way to gift out-of-town friends and family a little bit of your home. This can help make a basic gift a little more personal and give you the ability to actually see first-hand what the product is like and where it comes from, rather than taking a risk online and purchasing from a random or fast fashion manufacturer. 

Stocking stuffer ideas: Sustainable stocking stuffers 

When you shop sustainably, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Products that are made better through stronger, longer-lasting materials and hands-on detailed attention will last your loved one for many years to come. 

And men, if you’re looking for the best stocking stuffers for her, this is a great place to start! 

Here are some of our favorite sustainable and cute stocking stuffer ideas:

MADI Undies

The Kyle - Classic Boyshort in Lavender | ON SALE: $26

There’s something about getting older that makes socks and underwear a better gift, ya know? Take that gift giving to the next level with our sustainable bamboo underwear that will last your loved one years to come. (Seriously, we’re still rocking a pair from five years ago!) Not only will she love the attention to detail and the soft fabric, she’ll thank you for buying her new favorite pair of underwear. 

Kansas City BBQ 

kc bbq sauce

Rufus Teague Can-O-Que Bbq Sauce | $6

Is there anything that screams KC more than BBQ sauce? Absolutely not. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for vegans or know a meat lover who would love to spice up their next flamed creation, we loved this BBQ sauce made with Boulevard Brewery’s Unfiltered Wheat that you can buy at Made in KC. 

Jade Roller

jade roller gift idea

Beauty Roller | $24

This is an ancient beauty tool that helps support youthful, glowing skin through the use of a natural stone. From Hand and Land in Leawood, this beautiful rose gold beauty roller will help your loved one relax and feel pampered without having to visit the spa. 

Hammerhead Press Notepad

hammerhead press notebook gift 

Pocket Notebook | $6

Whether she’s been searching DIY Bullet Journal on the internet or is an avid note taker at work, this beautiful and pocket-sized notebook makes for the perfect stocking stuffer. Choose from three different styles: blank, grid, and lined. 

Cute Lace Bralette

The Hendricks - Bamboo Bralette In Black | $58

A little gift for you and her with this beautiful black bralette. Handmade from our sustainable bamboo fabric and cut to just the right size, this bralette will become her go-to from here on out. It pairs perfectly with a dress or a t-shirt to add the right amount of spice to any outfit. 


A hand-picked book from your local bookstore


Your choice | $10-$20

Take some time to browse the shelves of your local bookstore (we love Prospero’s Books on 39th Street) and find something that reminds you of them. Whether it’s your favorite book or one hot off the press, she will love that you spent time searching for something meaningful. 

Earrings from Nickel & Suede

crescent moon earrings

Gold Crescent Stud Earrings | $16

Nothing says “I Love You” like a pair of earrings! Shop Nickel & Suede’s collection of handmade earrings to find a pair that fits her style. From leather teardrop earrings to gold crescent moon studs, you’re bound to find something just right for her at this local jewelry shop. 

MADI Apparel gift card | $ choose your own price

We all have that loved one who wants to be in control of ALL their own gifts! Let her choose her faves with gift card!

December 14, 2019 — Taylor Shuck

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