Needless to say, the holiday season can produce a lot of waste… Much of that waste involves cheap, plastic material that will never biodegrade and will probably leach toxic microplastics into our soil and waterways, where they could negatively affect the health of our ecosystems (humans included).

Sorry to be a downer, but I’m sure you already knew all that…

But! The good news is that there are plenty of places to get Christmas decor that’s made out of natural, plastic-free (or at least low-plastic) materials that are safer for your family and the environment as a whole.

The brands and shops I’ve picked out for you below not only prioritize natural and non-toxic materials, but they also have other socially and eco-conscious processes in place as well, including Fair Trade certifications, zero waste initiatives, and more.

Plus, the decor suggestions below are generally just more high-quality than what you’ll usually find on Amazon or whatever, which means you can keep using them year after. Personally, this is what I prefer to do with my Christmas decor—buy it once and then keep using it. Not only does it prevent waste, but it saves me time shopping each year.

I’ve tried to include options for a variety of preferences: colorful decor, options with a more minimalistic aesthetic, kid-friendly choices, etc.

P.S. This guide is specifically about where you can buy pre-made natural Christmas decorations. If you’d rather take the DIY route using materials you already have around you, check out this guide.

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Where to Find Natural, Organic, & Non-Toxic Christmas Tree Ornaments, Stockings, and Other Decor for the 2023 Holiday Season

Okay, here are what I think are some of the best places to find your holiday decorations this year:

1. Etsy

Categories: Garland, ornaments, star toppers, holiday pillows, and other natural Christmas decorations

Obviously, there are sooo many lovely, handmade holiday decorations on Etsy that are made out of all types of natural, non-toxic, and organic materials.

My picks from Etsy:

Garland that’s handmade out of 100% wool (ethically sourced from Nepal) from Handcrafted Buffalo (based in Minnesota, USA). She’s got so many good holiday designs—the Grinch, peppermints, gnomes, mushrooms, penguins, and more!

natural wool christmas decorations from handcrafted buffalo

Super cute acorn ornaments made out of real acorn caps, sheep’s wool, and linen twine from Vaida Petreikis (based in Lithuania). She also makes colored acorns, gnomes (omg!), and more:

Hand-sewn tweed (wool) Christmas pillows from House of Tweed (based in the UK):

handcrafted tweed christmas tree pillows

Snowflake ornaments made with solid wood and linseed oil from Busy Puzzles (based in Ukraine). P.S. These double as coasters, how cute is that?!

Zero waste stockings made out of natural linen from Amour Linen (based in Lithuania):

christmas decorations made from natural linen

Straw star tree topper from Sabina Hofman (based in Los Angeles, California):

christmas decor made from natural materials from sabihup

2. Ten Thousand Villages

Categories: Ornaments, garland, stockings, tree skirts, holiday cards, menorahs

Ten Thousand Villages was one of the first shops to bring Fair Trade goods to the masses. It’s actually a non-profit organization that was founded back in 1946. Because they have an overarching goal of breaking the cycle of generational poverty and igniting social change, everything they sell is ethically made by hand.

Although not everything they sell is made out of natural materials, Ten Thousand Villages prioritizes locally sourced and sustainable materials whenever possible, like upcycled paper, solid wood, natural cotton, and wool. On each product page, you can find out where the product was made and more about the artisan who made it.


3. Magic Linen

Categories: Stockings, ornaments, fabric gift bags

Magic Linen is a great place to get stockings made out of natural materials. Available in solid colors as well as patterns like gingham and checkered, these stockings are made out of 100% European flax and are OEKO-TEX certified. Even better: they’re actually made as a part of Magic Linen’s zero-waste initiative, which means it’s made from linen textile leftovers in order to minimize fabric waste.

Magic Linen and based in Lithuania, and everything is made in-house. This is also a great place to shop for your table linens and aprons for your holiday feasts!


4. Friendsheep Wool

Categories: Ornaments, garlands, coasters, air fresheners, greeting cards

Friendsheep Wool carries a lot of super cute holiday and Christmas decor that’s made out of—you guessed it—wool!

These non-toxic Christmas decorations double as air fresheners… Simply add some drops of your favorite essential oils and your ornaments and garland will slowly release a pleasant scent throughout the day. Whenever you notice that the scent has faded, you can just add a few more drops.

This brand was started by Valeria Isaacs, who is a zero waste entrepreneur, disability advocate, mother, wife, nature lover, and former biologist… That’s how you know they’re truly focused on sustainability throughout their supply chain!

Their products are made by a team of hundreds in Nepal, who are paid fair wages for their work. (The US side of the Friendsheep Wool team works with them directly; they say the Nepal team has become part of their family!)

In addition to using natural, sustainably sourced materials, Friendsheep Wool also plants a tree with each purchase, is a member of 1% for the Planet, and gives back to other types of organizations, too (such as animal rescues).

You can use the code THEFILTERY for 10% off your order.


5. Anchal

Categories: Organic cotton stockings, tree skirts, and garlands in various colors

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, this non-profit brand offers beautiful, very unique items that are made by artisans through a partnership with an NGO in Ajmer, India. Their products are Fair Trade Verified, and they feature a hand-stitched signature of the maker. They offer clothing, home goods, and some holiday decorations as well!

Their stockings, tree skirts, and garlands are made out of GOTS certified organic cotton. They’re super high-quality, so they will definitely last you year after year. And the garlands can totally be left up after the holiday season is over.


6. Kazi

Categories: Ornaments, tree toppers, garland, napkin rings, bowls & baskets

Here is another fair trade brand that works directly with artisans to provide work opportunities and fair wages. Their goods are handwoven out of natural materials—like sisal, raffia, and banana fibers—and they’re colored using natural and organic dyes.


7. Smallable

Categories: Ornaments, Advent calendars, stockings, decorative trinkets, and more.

Smallable is a family concept store based in Paris. Not everything they carry is made with organic and non-toxic materials, but a lot of it is. They do prioritize local, ethical, and environmentally-responsible production as much as possible.

Plus, many of their items are unique and you won’t find them anywhere else. They definitely give off wintery hygge vibes!


Categories: Stockings, paper crafts, ornaments, wooden toys

Here’s another good place to find organic Christmas decorations, as a lot of Wee Gallery’s fabric decor is made out of 100% organic cotton.

As the name suggests, this brand focuses on products for the “wee” ones in the family, with their signature, high-contrast black-and-white designs.

Several of Wee Gallery’s products are also available at Earth Hero.


Where to Get Natural & Organic Christmas Wreaths

A lot of the artificial Christmas wreaths you buy online are made out of PVC, which is not ideal. If you want to go for a more natural (and I think, I more beautiful!) holiday wreath, below are some suggestions.

You can, of course, go with a wreath that includes living plants, but personally think going with a dried wreath is more practical. Not only will it last a LOT longer, but it’s also going to be more resistant to things like mold and mildew, and will generally just require less maintenance. If you care for and store your dried holiday wreath properly, you can use it year after year!

Roxanne’s Dried Flowers

This flower shop has been serving the Pittsburgh area for over 25 years now.

They offer a whole “Deck the Halls” collection that includes a bunch of holiday decor, but what I really want to draw your attention to is their Dried Wreath Collection.

They have pine cone wreaths, wreaths of dried moss, holiday florals, dried garland, and even a Solstice Hang Down decoration. They’re so pretty! Some of their wreaths are made with faux plants, but most of them are created with real, preserved, natural materials.


Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn sources both living and dried wreaths that are handmade in the USA. (They also have faux wreaths on the site as well, so just be sure to check the details to be sure.)

For most of their wreaths, you can choose the size, from 20″ to 30″ in diameter.


Non-Toxic Christmas Candles

If you’re looking for non-toxic holiday candles that are free from things like phthalates and petroleum products, I have a whole separate guide for you on the best, safest holiday candles. (There are some discount codes in there for you, too!)

You can check that out here:


Low-Tox Christmas Lights

If you’re looking for non-toxic, lead-free twinkle lights, well… you won’t really find them. Even though string lights that are 100% lead-free basically don’t exist, some brands are better than others. I have a separate guide that will give you more info about what to look for and some of the ‘better’ brands:


Would You Rather DIY Your Natural Christmas Decor?

If you’d rather make your own holiday decorations using materials you already have around the house, check out this guide:


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About Abbie

Abbie Davidson is the Creator & Editor of The Filtery. With almost a decade of experience in sustainability, she researches and writes content with the aim of helping people minimize environmental toxins in an in-depth yet accessible way.


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  1. For many years I have been wanting to have a ceramic Christmas village that lights up. I’ve never purchased one because I am afraid that the paint and/or glaze on them might have lead, as so many items do. Then there is the probability of lead and pvc in the electrical cord. Have you ever tested various ceramic villages to determine their toxicity levels?

    1. Hi D,
      I have not personally tested any of these ceramic Christmas villages. If you wanted to, you could purchase the village of your choice, making sure to check the return policy first, and then test it yourself using one of the 3M instant lead testing kits. Then you could return the village if you wanted/needed to.
      But that being said, in the grand scheme of things, I wouldn’t worry too much about this! In reality, you’re only going to be touching the village twice a year… And if it brings you joy, I think that’s an important consideration! It’s possible that your time and mental energy could be better spent decreasing environmental toxins in a different area that affects you more on a day-to-day basis throughout the year. πŸ™‚