What is your favorite time of the year? Mine is definitely Christmas. I love everything about this merry holiday from the twinkling lights to the hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. We have a lot of Christmas traditions in our family. How about you? We take a thermos of hot chocolate and drive through the ritzy neighborhoods to look at the all of the pretty lights and lawn decorations. We let the kids open one gift on Christmas Eve and we have breakfast casserole before anyone opens their gifts the next morning. One of the kids favorite parts of Christmas Day is seeing what we stuffed into their stockings. This is my favorite part of the holiday shopping experience. For the larger items, I do most of my shopping online, but my stocking gifts are bought in the stores. I also wrap each item that goes into their stockings individually. I do not spend more than $10 per item in their stockings, with most coming in well under the $5 range. I wanted to give something different this year, so I am giving gifts that are made from recycled materials. Here are some good ideas if you are in the market for the same.
5 Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Teens
- Bike Chain Luggage Tag: This uber cool idea for the traveling teen is made from donated bicycled parts.
- Garden In A Bag: Got a teen with a green thumb? This is a really cool gift for the gardener. It comes with drainage chips, soil and seeds. All you do is add water!
- Bracelet Picture Frame: This cool looking frame is made from recycles glass bangle bracelets. It is perfect for the picture of your teen and their BFF or even the family pet!
- Soy Candle: The recycled part is not the soy candle, but the glass the candle is in. These are made from recycled bottles and come in all shapes, sizes and candle scents for under $10.
- Hair Accessories: My 6 year old daughter loves hair accessories for her long locks. Even better when I can find them affordable and eco friendly like the hair accessories from Pom0chies, which are made from scrapes from a swimsuit factory!
When I was a little girl, my mom made me wear my hair in a super short pixie cut. She said I was too young to take care of it properly, so therefore I had short hair up until high school. I hated having my hair cut so short because I always felt like a boy. I promised myself I would not do this to my girls, so they were allowed to have their hair as long as they wanted. I missed out on all the fun hair accessories when I was their age and I did not want Caitlin and Chelsea to be left out. I have had so much fun over the years finding them really unusual headbands, hair ties, clips and barrettes. The reason I love the products from Pomchies, aside from the fact that they make awesome eco friendly stocking stuffers for teens, they are so different. And to think it all started when Heather Logan, Pomchies owner, was trying to figure out what to do with the scraps from the kid’s swimsuits she made in Australia. She had such a vast array of left over fabric, she knew there had to be a way to re-purpose them.
Now Heather is not only making headbands, hair scrunchies and other accessories for your hair, but other cool items as well. She also makes Pom-ID’s, Pom-shoes, Pom-Keys, and Team-Twist braided bracelets. Caitlin really likes the Pom-Braid and Double Pom-Braid braided headbands in her school team colors. The accessories range in price from $4.50 to just about $10, so you can stock up on those sticking stuffers! Recently, Heather added Pomchies Wine Charms, which come in hundreds of customizable color combinations. Now you can root for your favorite team on game day by sporting their colors on your beverage glass, bringing added life and fun to your get together for just $4.50 for a pack of 4. Be sure to stay connected with Pomchies and follow them on Twitter and Pinterest. One USA reader will win $50 in Pomchies products.
What is your favorite Pomchies accessory?