Eco Friendly Stockings and Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Eco Friendly Stockings and Stocking Stuffers for Dogs


T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The puppies were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of biscuits danced in their heads...

Ok, maybe we took some liberties there, but if you are a dog parent, chances are you have filled a Christmas stocking with dog treats and toys on more than one Christmas Eve. After all, dogs are family, and they love to be included in our holiday traditions, especially when there are food and toys involved. In this blog post we will share some ideas about eco-friendly stockings for dogs as well as eco-friendly toys and treats that you can put in those stockings.

Eco-Friendly Christmas Stockings

If you have a new family member – furry or human – and are looking for a new Christmas stocking for them, you can find a variety of eco-friendly options. Traditional, mass-produced Christmas stockings are often made with synthetic fabrics and dyes that use harsh, toxic chemicals during the manufacturing process. These Christmas stockings are usually also made in other countries and shipped across the world, adding to their carbon footprint.

You can find eco-friendly Christmas stockings made from sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp, organic wool, and more in many different Etsy shops. We love this natural-colored sustainable cotton Christmas stocking with a birch wood tag personalized with your pet’s (or humans’s) initial. Many of Etsy’s artisans offer Christmas stockings made from upcycled materials, including old quilts, sweaters, and burlap sacks.


DIY Christmas Stockings

If you are feeling crafty, you can also make your own Christmas stockings using either sustainable fabrics or recycled materials. Considered a beginner level sewing project, many websites and craft bloggers offer free patterns and tutorials. If you are not someone who likes to do craft projects, you can usually find seamstresses in your community to hire to create stockings using materials that you provide. This way you help support local small business owners while making eco-friendly fabric choices.

Spoonflower is a fantastic place to purchase eco-friendly fabrics. Spoonflower is committed to sustainability and fair-trade practices in all areas of their business. Not only are they eco-friendly, they have 42 pages of search results for Christmas dog fabric alone! You can even find templates for dog and cat Christmas stockings that you can cut out and sew. Spoonflower also allows you to create your own fabric.

Instead of purchasing fabric, you can also be creative and use fabrics that you already have in your home. Old quilts that are collecting dust in boxes, or clothing that you no longer wear can be repurposed into Christmas stockings. This is a great way to give new life to things that have been passed down through your family but are not in use, like vintage tablecloths, table runners, or clothing that belonged to a loved one. You can also find local artisans to embroider names and designs like pawprints on the stockings to give it a personal touch for the pet or human

Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers for Dogs

Once you have your pet’s new stocking hung and ready for St. Nick, you can fill it with a variety of eco-friendly dog toys and sustainable dog treats.

Bocce’s Bakery Seasonal Flavors

If you’ve ever wondered what Figgy Pudding actually is, the official definition is, “a rich boiled pudding made with flour, suet, figs, and other dried fruit, traditionally eaten at Christmas.” Bocce’s Bakery offers a version for your dog made with apples, bacon, and honey.  Another seasonal flavor, Bocce’s Bakery Santa S’mores are made with peanut butter, carob, and vanilla.  This way your dog can experience the joy of S’mores made with pet-friendly ingredients.

Einstein Pets Ugly Sweater Party

Just the name alone is enough to make you want to buy these treats. This seasonal flavor of the popular Einstein Pets Chia Seed treats is made with Sweet Potato, Cinnamon, Cranberries, Oat Flour, Honey, and Chia Seed. Dover gives these four-paws up.

Jughead Classic and Himalayan Dog Chew

Whether you need a way to keep your dog entertained during your Christmas gift exchange or want to reward your good boy or girl for being the best dog ever, the Jughead Classic and Himalayan Dog Chew are a great combo for their stocking. Himalayan Dog Chews are made of yak cheese that has been pressed into a hard, chewable treat. The Jughead Classic prevents your dog from consuming their chew as fast, working their brain and extending the experience.

West Paw Qwizl Treat Toy

The West Paw Quizl toy is another treat toy designed to work your dog’s brain. Made of eco-friendly Zogoflex, a material created by West Paw Design, your dog will enjoy figuring out how to get their treats out of their new toy.


Does your dog or cat have a stocking waiting for Santa’s arrival?Stop by our Facebook page and share photos of your pets’ stockings or tag on Instagram using @pureearthpets or #pureearthpets.


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