Affordable, Healthy Stocking Stuffers

Affordable, Healthy Stocking Stuffers

Grab some inspiration for affordable, healthy stocking stuffers with this list of 15 healthy stocking stuffers under $15!

While pretty much all of Christmas is my favorite, there’s something extra special about stockings! Growing up, my sister and I would wait until an acceptable hour (it was probably still dark – sorry mom and dad!), then grab everyone’s stockings and bring them to our parents’ room. We’d climb up on their bed and all open our stockings together in our jammies. I cherish these memories of starting our Christmas in this sweet and simple way and look forward to doing the same with our own growing family.

As I’ve now been helping Santa source stocking stuffers for a couple years, I like to keep the same focus on simplicity, practicality, and fun. Things like stocking up on favorite toothpastes and body washes, trying a new-to-me chocolate bar or granola bar, or even something practical that excites the nerd in me – like stasher bags. 😉

This list of affordable, healthy stocking stuffers includes some of my favorite items to give…and receive. 😉 And yes – these healthy stocking stuffers really are affordable! This is NOT a stocking stuffer ideas list that is going to tell you to put a FitBit or iPhone in a stocking. Y’all, in my world that is an extravagant present you wrap under the tree, not put in a stocking! 😉 All 15 items on this healthy stocking stuffers list are under $15.

And full disclosure, some of the below links may be affiliate links, which means if you use my link to make a purchase I’ll receive a (very) small commission off an item at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for your support this holiday season and always!

Grab some inspiration for affordable, healthy stocking stuffers with this list of 15 healthy stocking stuffers under $15!

  1. Emmy’s Organics Dark Cacao Macaroons (6 oz for $8.79, also available in many health food stores) – a delicious, real food treat! They have a ton of flavors but I am a tried-and-true chocolate girl. 😉
  2. Milk Frother ($8.99) – perfect for healthy, homemade lattes! This milk frother looks like a great option (although full transparency, the one I have is a $2.99 one from IKEA and it works great).
  3. Vital Proteins Collagen Peptide Sticks – collagen is super trendy, for good reason. (Check out some research on collagen benefits like improved joint health and a way to add an unflavored protein boost to foods, like your homemade lattes!) These sticks are perfect to buy and split up between several stockings. These are $34 for 20 stick packs, make them $1.70 per stick pack. I’ve also seen these stick packs available at some health food stores for individual purchase (usually around $1.99/ each).
  4. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Organic Lip Balm ($6.99 on Amazon, have seen cheaper in stores!) – I love a good lip balm (especially in the winter) and the simple ingredients Dr. Bronner uses can’t be beat. The naked and peppermint versions are my family’s go-to choices!
  5. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Citrus Orange Pure Castille Soap (8 oz, $7.99) – love this green soap for many uses! I mainly use this scent as my body wash.
  6. Reusable straws! Disposable straws are starting to be banned due to their harmful impact on the environment. If your loved ones like to use straws, try this super budget-friendly set of 4 stainless steel straws with a cleaning brush ($3.99). Loved ones often on the go? Try this foldable, reusable stainless steel straw in a keychain carrying case ($12.98).
  7. Tom’s of Maine Whole Care Toothpaste ($12.33 for 2 on Amazon, I’ve definitely found it cheaper at Walmart) – when I realized I was sensitive to an ingredient/ chemical in a more traditional toothpaste, this is the toothpaste I switched to and I haven’t looked back. I also buy the Tom’s Toddler Training Toothpaste for my two-year-old and when she’s a little older, I’ll switch her to the Tom’s Children’s Toothpaste.
  8. Sandwich sized Stasher bag ($11.99 for a sandwich-sized bag) – these reusable silicone bags are safe for freezers, boiling water, microwave, and dishwasher. Plus it’s a great way to avoid plastic usage, which is helpful for your health and the environment.
  9. Alter Eco Dark Chocolate Black Truffles ($10.65) – Stockings always need sweet treats, and I’m all about chocolate! Alter Eco’s chocolate is organic, fair trade, and made with simple ingredients. I’m hoping to find these dark chocolate black truffles in my stocking, but for you caramel lovers they also have a Salted Caramel Truffle that looks pretty delicious, too.
  10. Cocokind Organic Chlorophyll Mask ($14.59) – as I get older I’ve been getting more interested in taking appropriate care of my skin. Face masks feel so indulgent but are a great way to improve your skin quality. Plus cocokind does a great job of keeping the ingredients simple. I use their facial cleansing oil daily but am hoping to find this chlorophyll mask in my stocking. And money saving tip: I’ve bought cocokind products at Bed, Bath, & Beyond before using 20% off coupons that come in the mail!
  11. Candles – they can be super relaxing (which is way more important to your health than many folks realize). If your loved ones aren’t scent-sensitive, many scents can have aromatherapy benefits, too! This hot apple cider candle ($11.95 – many other scents available) looks like one of my favorite candles I found from Trader Joe’s in honeycrisp apple – so good! Just try to find a candle made with quality ingredients, no harmful fragrances, etc.
  12. Tea – whether it’s a tried-and-true beloved tea (like Traditional Medicinals Organic Peppermint Tea, $7.86) or a fun new tea (like Yogi Tea Sweet Tangerine for Positive Energy, $3.99), tea is the perfect addition to a tea lover’s stocking. Sometimes I like to go to a store like HomeGoods or Marshall’s and see what kind of fun teas they have available for good prices.
  13. Four Sigmatic Mushroom Coffee (10 ct box for $11.57) – this probably sounds totally weird if you’re unfamiliar with adaptogenic mushrooms (which are quite trendy at the moment, due to their supposed health benefits), but if you know a coffee lover who also loves trying the latest health trends, this can be fun to try! You can put a whole box in a stocking or divide a couple packets in each coffee lover’s stocking.
  14. Paleovalley Turkey Sticks (10 ct for $21.84; $2.81 each) – my husband loves jerky and it’s such an easy stocking stuffer! I love these Paleovalley turkey sticks for an option that has better ingredients and nutrition stats than other jerkies.
  15. An orange! There is actually some variation in the symbolism behind the tradition of putting an orange in the toe of the stocking, but my favorite reason is the symbolism of giving, the representation of being able to share what you have with others. Plus they’re a healthy, tasty, very affordable treat!

 

 

 

 

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