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Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts 2024

Secret Santa ideas for everyone! Struggling to find gifts for colleagues, friends or family? Read on for sustainable secret Santa gifts under £10 and under £20. Best of all you'll know they're all ethical, sustainable and making a positive impact!

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Oh secret Santa, it always seems like a good idea until you're trying to actually buy something for the colleague you know nothing about, or that family member who's really hard to buy for!

Fear not, we've curated this year's most useful, ethical and sustainably sourced secret Santa gifts. Gift ideas they'll actually use, like and enjoy! Plus you'll know every gift we've included is making a positive social or environmental impact.

Under £10

Under £20

Explore Christmas at Good Things: hundreds of ethical and eco-friendly gifts, toys and games that support charities, empower people and protect our planet.

Check out 300 gift ideas under £25, or let them choose for themselves, with a gift card available for £5, £10, £20 or more!

Under £10

For the organiser: A5 Ideas Notebook - recycled and funding children's education

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts A5 Ideas Notebook - recycled and funding education

Everyone loves a good notebook! This A5 book has a 100% recycled cover made from recycled card, and FSC-certified sustainable paper pages. It comes in four stylish designs to suit all tastes and better still, this sustainable stationery supports children's education worldwide. Ideas A5 Notebook with Soft Cover | Recycled & Sustainable, £9.99

For the fashionista: Duara Brass Circle Earrings - handmade, Fair Trade and supporting Neema Crafts in Tanzania

Secret Santa Ideas  Ethical & Eco Gifts - duara earrings

These contemporary and lightweight earrings are made from interconnected brass circles. Made by Neema Crafts, who transform lives in Tanzania through craft skills training and Fair Trade work. Duara Brass Circle Earrings | Handmade and Fair Trade, £9.95 

Soap with social impact: spicy citrus soap - organic, vegan and increasing inclusion

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical Gifts Soap with social impact spicy citrus organic vegan soap-min

Stuck for ideas? Treat them to this luxurious triple-milled organic soap. It has a warm spicy citrus fragrance - and the message "sweet and adorable" on the bar itself. Made by ARTHOUSE Unlimited you'll be helping challenge perceptions and increase acceptance and inclusion for those living with disabilities. Spicy Citrus | Tubular Organic & Vegan Soap, £6.75

Pens from single-use plastics + recycled notepad

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Pens from single-use plastics + recycled notepad-min

Stylish, sustainable, and funding children's education worldwide! This set of two pens is made from recycled single-use plastics, and the notepad is 100% recycled too. Choose blue, pink or green. Recycled pens from single use plastics, £3.99 and A5 recycled notepad, £4.99

For the rewilder: wildflower seed gift set - help nature and support mental health recovery

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts wildflower seed gift set

The perfect gift for wildlife lovers! These native English wildflower seeds help support 1,500 pollinators. They're changing the lives of people with mental health problems by helping fund recovery-based therapeutic gardening. Wildflower Seed Gift Set, £10

Bamboo socks: helping giraffe conservation

 Eco Friendly Secret Santa Gifts | Ethical & Eco Gifts Christmas giraffe socks

Soft, sustainable, and supporting giraffe conservation! Bare Kind donate 10% of profits to The Giraffe Conservation Foundation for every pair of giraffe socks sold. There's a range of animals and sizes to choose from. Bare Kind giraffe socks, £9.50

For the eco-warrior: pocketbook from recycled coffee cups + nurturing lip balm

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical Gifts pocketbook from recycled coffee cups + lip balm-min

These thoughtful treats are bound to be a hit! Pair this stylish and eco-friendly pocketbook with a nurturing organic and vegan lip balm that supports the work of ARTHOUSE Unlimited! Ideas Pocketbook with Recycled Coffee Cup Cover, £4.99 + Organic Lip Balm, £4.95

Miniature felt rubber plant empowering women in Nepal

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Miniature Fair Trade felt plant

Perfect as a desktop companion, or for those with slightly less green fingers (ahem!), this miniature rubber plant (centre) is made from natural and biodegradable felt. Best of all there's no need to water it! These needle-felt products are handmade in Nepal where they provide fairly paid work in excellent conditions to women in rural communities. Hand Felted Miniature Rubber Plant, £9.95

For the foodie: beer bread

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts Beer bread

These beer bread kits are a great gift whether your secret santa recipient is an experienced baker or a novice! They simply add their favourite beer, cider, non-alcoholic beer or soda water to the mix and bake to create a unique, delicious and crusty bread. Choose from three varieties. Beer bread, £6.

Why not pair with a set of recycled drinks bottle pens or CD cover pencils to use the full £10 limit?  

Under £20

Handmade and Fair Trade bird nester: a cosy home for small garden birds

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts Tahera Bird Nester

What's not to love about this Fair Trade bird nester? It's handmade from recycled sari fabric and seagrass and is made by artisans in Bangladesh where it provides women and their families with a vital income. The Tahera teardrop nester is the perfect size for small garden birds to roost in over winter, and to nest in during the spring. Handmade and Fair Trade Bird Nester | Tahera, £18

Spicy sauce gift set changing lives in the Kingdom of Eswatini

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts Spicy Sauce Gift Set

A trio of sauces full of flavour from the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland). Eswatini Kitchen employs over 300 people from marginalised communities, and donate their proceeds to support children and young people in the country. Eswatini Spicy Sauce Gift Set, £15

Geometric print cushion

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Geometric print cushion- Fair Trade

This striking cushion has a linen cover which is hand screen-printed and sewn by artisans with disabilities in Iringa, Tanzania. Neema Crafts is a charity that changes lives through Fair Trade work, craft skills training and specially adapted housing for their team. Block print cushion cover, £19

Eco-friendly word games

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Eco-friendly word games - Sproutword game

Sproutword is a fiendish 2-player strategy word game. As well as being competitive and addictive, it's also eco-friendly. The game's completely plastic-free, with a metal tin, two cotton bags and beautiful colourful wooden letter tiles. Sproutword 2-player tin, £15

One for the wildlife lover

Secret Santa Gifts  Ethical & Eco Gifts Wildlife lover's gift set

This gift set is perfect for anyone who appreciates the natural world. With a pair of "save the bees" bamboo socks, packet of wildflower seeds, a luxurious blooming marvellous soap, and "keep wildlife wonderful" design card. Wildlife lover's gift set, £18.50

Felt yellow bloom cactus

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Hand felted Fair Trade yellow bloom cactus

This gorgeous houseplant is on trend and needs very little care! It looks great, doesn't need water and is deceptively soft - no spines here! It'll brighten up a desk, workspace or living space beautifully. Hand felted Fair Trade yellow bloom cactus, £19.95 

Moon + bars brass necklace

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Moon + bars brass necklace

This stunning necklace is made from brass shapes with a waxed cotton cord. Handmade in Tanzania and empowering people with disabilities. Moon and bars brass necklace, £18

Dogs design glass with plant wax candle

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Dogs design glass with plant wax candle

This organic plant wax candle comes presented in a dog design glass, created by artists at the charity ARTHOUSE Unlimited. The candle is infused with the scent of rhubarb and ginger, and it all comes in a gorgeous embellished gold box. Dogs plant wax candle, £16

Christmas character baubles

Secret Santa Gifts - Ethical & Eco Gifts Christmas character baubles

You know that person who seems to have everything? I bet they don't have these fun Christmas tree decorations!* These needle-felt baubles are handmade using traditional needle felting techniques in Nepal. The set contains five essential characters: a robin, Rudolph, a snowman, Santa and a Christmas pudding! Set of five Christmas character baubles, £14.95

*They do?! You're right, they have everything! Check out all our sustainable Christmas decorations for more ideas, and good luck to you! 

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