Looking for Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts this Christmas? Check out some of our favourite items to help you decide what to buy!
It’s that time of year again. The office Christmas party is looming, your school friend meet up is just a week away, and they’re all insisting on Secret Santa Gifts!
As someone who prides themselves on being sustainable and ethical, the words Secret Santa can cause a level of dread not felt since the time you had to explain your choice of being vegan to your ex-boyfriends Dad, the local butcher. Secret Santa Gifts are often useless presents that are quite likely to end up in the bin. Adding to the already mounting levels of landfill waste in the UK is something no one wants to do!
It’s not all doom and gloom though. Buying the right present can actually be an opportunity to be both sustainable and to give something back to worthy causes. Take a look below to find our best Sustainable Secret Santa Gift Ideas!
Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts for less than £10
Support Women in Wartorn Countries With These Vegan Candles
These beautiful Arya candles are made from natural botanical extracts and vegan flaxseed wax so they are entirely cruelty-free and free from toxic chemicals and synthetics. The candles smell delicious and come in a variety of soothing and indulgent scents. Making them the perfect Vegan Christmas gift!
Support Schoolchildren in Tanzania with this Tote Bag
The Kipepeo Twill Tote in Olive, £10.00
How about this gorgeous Kipepeo Tote bag? Made from 100% Organic Cotton with designs drawn by children in Tanzania during school time. Profits from the sale of them go back to funding projects for those same schools!
Help Worthy Causes with Stand4Socks
Stand4Stocks - Socks that give back, From £9.99
These awesome socks are all about giving back. Each pair is linked to a different cause. Such as the homeless socks; for each pair purchased another pair is donated to the homeless.
Or their Sonar pair, which pay for a metre squared of land to be cleared of landmines in conflict areas for every pair sold. A perfect Sustainable Secret Santa gift that doesn't break the bank.
Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts for less than £20
Feed The Homeless in Belo Horizonte with this Coin Purse
This coin purse is ingeniously made from upcycled seat belts and plastic bottles that would otherwise be clogging up landfill. A portion of the profits from each purchase also goes towards feeding the homeless in Belo Horizonte. Not bad for such a cute little purse!
Build Orphanages in Tanzania with this Crop Top
100% Organic Cotton Crop Top, £16.00
This simple little black crop top is made from 100% organic cotton, looks and feels amazing and also gives a portion of profits to build orphanages in Tanzania! It's the perfect Sustainable Secret Santa Gift for a friend looking to start building a capsule wardrobe.
Respect Mother Earth with this Organic Wash Bag
This Washbag is 100% Oeko Tex Linen and is produced avoiding harmful chemicals and dyes. Veryan maintains transparency in their supply chain and values close relationships with small, European suppliers. You don't get much more sustainable than that!
Shine Like an Angel with this Halo
Organic Cotton 'Halo' Headband, £19
This gorgeous ‘halo’ will have you and your secret Santa giftee looking like angels (literally and metaphorically). Each halo is made from upcycled GOTS certified organic cotton, and handmade by fairly paid workers in Lima, Peru!
And there's more...
We hope you love these sustainable secret Santa gifts as much as we do. And this is just a selection of some of our favourites.
You can find even more great secret Santa gifts, including candles that support women in need, and t-shirts that support mental health in the secret Santa gift edit below.