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Be Green This Christmas - Sustainable Stocking Ideas

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by Jen Alexander (subscribe)
Taking you in and around Brisbane (and sometimes beyond)
Published December 6th 2014
Quality over Quantity
Sick and tired of giving and receiving things for Christmas that often end up as landfill? I know I am.

Here are some ideas for Greener Christmas Stocking Fillers. My motto this year is Quality over Quantity.

Fun to be had:

1. Magic sets - books cards, games
2. Playing cards (and some print outs of games to play).
3. Old school games: skipping rope, knuckles or elastics
4. Handballs
5. Playdough, clay, plasticine

Who Doesn't Love a Little Magic? Photo by Jen A

Things to wear:

6. Clips, brushes, hair ties, ribbons - you can often get cute homemade items at the markets or shops like Handmade High Street in Annerley
7. PJ's, socks, jocks, singlets etc
8. A nice dress/top etc to wear on Xmas day
9. A cap or bucket hat

Handy items to have:

15. Torch
16. A new pillow case: you could get a Xmas themed one
17. Candles - pick some up at your local gift shop
18. A new face washer or beach towel

Lovers of the written word:

19. Small paperbacks
20. Comic books
21. Crosswords, word finds etc

For writing:

22. Personalised pens (you know the ones with your name on it)
23. Coloured paper or notebooks
24. Diaries - I like ones that support a cause (see the Australian Womens Health Diary below - proceeds going to Breast Cancer)
25. Fun stationery to take to school (think Smiggles etc)

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Breast Cancer Initiative 2015 Diary: Photo by Jen A

To relax:

26. Make up for the older girls - or hair gel for the boys
27. Nail polish
28. Bath salts, homemade soaps, bath bombs
29. Face creams and potions - if you feel like splurging go here
30. Chapstick, lip balm or coloured zinc
31. Movie Voucher - Gold Class for older ones

Gift Vouchers are Great: Photo by Jen A

My other motto - shop local where possible this year and support the little guys.

Merry Christmas!
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and they are still fun gifts.
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|675) 1203 days ago
Exactly. I am tired of plastic fillers that end up in the trash within a week!
by Jen Alexander (score: 2|131) 1203 days ago
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