A Dozen Delightful Stocking Stuffers, Plus a Few Great Gift Ideas
Avoid the crowded malls - and the impersonalness of big box store items - by picking up some stocking stuffers at your neighbourhood Kardish store. Help your loved ones stay happy and healthy this holiday season!
Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Chocolate from Camino and Theo
Nothing says I love you and Merry Christmas more universally than giving someone chocolate, and Kardish has some festive, fair trade and organic options that will please the chocolate lover on your list. Ottawa-based cooperative Camino has both its decadent bars, as well as a special holiday chocolate Santa, and Theo offers bars in festive flavours including nutcracker brittle, gingerbread spice, peppermint stick, and cranberry orange.
PUR Gum & Mints
Ensure your loved ones have fresh breath by stuffing their stocking with some PUR gum or mints. Available in a wide variety of flavours, these vegan and gluten-free products are free of sugar and aspartame, and are sweetened with xylitol. Just make sure your furry friends don’t get into them - xylitol is not good for animals (but it’s fine for us). PUR has special holiday packs that let you customize who it’s for, and with a bow printed right on the package!
Stash Holiday Teas
Stuff your loved one’s stocking with the simplest and surest gift of relaxation! With flavours like cinnamon vanilla, cranberry pomegranate, and Christmas eve herbal, there’s a Stash holiday tea for everyone’s taste buds!
Chimes ginger chews not only come in a variety of flavours (mango, peppermint, peanut butter, orange!), they can also be purchased in adorable little retro tins that will delight the receiver of your gift, and which can be repurposed once it’s empty. Chimes are free from artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives, while still managing to be delicious! Chimes says about its products, “It’s music for your mouth!”
Single Serve Protein
People are increasingly interested in the benefits that can be derived from consuming protein powders, but most are reticent to drop $40+ on a tub of it without trying it first. Enter single serving protein powder packets - they make a perfect and practical stocking stuffer for anyone health curious on your list. Vega makes a number of products available in single serve format, right up to meal replacement powders, and is made in Canada (as well as vegan, gluten-free, and whole foods based.)
Santevia Alkaline Stick
The new Made in Canada Santevia Alkaline Stick lets everyone have great-tasting, mineralized, alkaline water from their filtered water at home, office, yoga studio, or the gym. Activate the Santevia Alkaline Stick by simply submerging it into water, shake or stir for 30 seconds. Water will reach optimal pH and mineralization within 3-5 minutes.
NOW Essential Oils
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes, but have exploded in popularity over the past few years. One of the most common applications for aromatherapy is sleep improvement, an effect that studies have tested and proven to work. Check out NOW essential oils - available in organic and non-organic scents - and blends, which can also be paired with a NOW® Solutions Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffuser for a spa-like treat! (See below for more on those.)
Burt’s Bees – wipes and lipsticks, lip balms
People are increasingly aware of the iffyness of chemicals that are hiding in cosmetics, but may not be sure where to turn when looking for a more natural brand. Burt’s Bees products are a great place to start - and their lipsticks, lip balms and cosmetic wipes make a handy and useful stocking stuffer for the beauty enthusiast on your list.
One With Nature Soap Bars
One With Nature soap bars are vegan and have a 100% vegetable base. They are also free from artificial colors or fragrances. Fill the stockings of everyone on your list this season with 3 for $12!
Green Beaver lip balm
What’s locally made, made with the finest organic ingredients, and soothes sore lips like a champ? Green Beaver lip balm, of course! The Green Beaver Company has developed the ultimate lip balm that will protect your lips from painful drying and chapping and at the same time keep them moisturized and feeling silky soft, and we’re thrilled to carry them at Kardish.
Veeva Aromatherapy Roll Ons
Essential oils used topically can provide therapeutic health benefits. They can be calming to the nervous system, and immune-modulating via the lymph. These roll-ons are convenient and can be used anywhere. Put them in your travel or gym bag, your purse, your car, your desk so you have access to them any time of day. Choose from stress, anxiety or sleep blends for the wellness aficionado on your list.
NOW Almond Oil - 118 ml
Essential oils can be added to this carrier oil to make a safe and delicious smelling body oil. The oil can then be rubbed on skin to sooth and moisturize, or put it into bath water for an aromatic treat!
New Roots Oil Set
For those times when you can’t choose just one, the New Roots Exotic Oils Gift Pack is there to save the day! It contains Argan Oil, Rosa Mosqueta Seed Oil, Tamanu Oil, and Skin Lovers Oil. They’re non-GMO, and certified organic!
Make your gift extra special with the addition of a canadian-made, hand poured, natural beeswax candle. Unlike paraffin wax candles (derived from petroleum), Honey Candles are eco-friendly, clean burning and actually help to purify the air.
Andalou Get Started Kits
No matter what is someone’s skin type, there is an Andalou Naturals line made just for it! Each kit contains five skin care essentials, and is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-GMO certified. Choose between Age Defying, Clarifying, Brightening and Sensitive. Also, who can resist teeny tiny bottles?
NOW® Solutions Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers
NOW® Solutions Ultrasonic Essential Oil Diffusers are the ideal way for someone to incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy into their healthy lifestyle. These premium diffusers use ultrasonic vibrations for diffusion instead of heat, and you only need tap water and your favorite essential oils – no purified or distilled water needed. Pair with NOW essential oils for a scentalicious gift!