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Sustainable Secret Santa Ideas

By Kelly Green
06.12.18

Stuck for sustainable gift ideas for your Secret Santa? Look no further...

 

At Eco-Age HQ we're getting ready to exchange our sustainable secret santa gifts next week - and if like us you're only looking for sustainable or homemade options under £10, here are some ideas to inspire the perfect present:

Turtle Bags, £7.50

Know someone in the office that always forgets to bring their bag for life on the lunch run?  These GOTS certified organic cotton string bags from Turtle Bags make a stylish and sustainable gift that's perfect for plastic-free grocery shopping - choose from a range of colours and long or short handles. 

Available from turtlebags.co.uk

Reusable Metal, Glass or Bamboo Straws

For all of the festive drinks over the next few weeks, encourage your Secret Santa recipient to ditch plastic straws for good with a set of reusable metal, glass or bamboo straws.  We found ours at our local zero waste shop for £1.79 each. 

Organic Cotton Bowl Cover, £6.00

For that friend who has #SundayPrep down to a fine art, these GOTS certified organic cotton bowl covers have been handprinted using water based ink - ideal for protecting leftover food as a replacement for clingfilm. 

Available from peacewiththewild.co.uk 

Natural Handmade Turmeric Soap Bar, £5.95

These colourful and quirky soap bars from The Printed Peanut are handmade in Yorkshire, England, using essential oil of tea tree and turmeric root powder, boasting therapeutic and health-boosting properties.  They contain no SLS, parabens or palm oil and are vegan, not tested on animals and arrive wrapped in 100% recycled paper that has been printed in the UK using water based, eco-friendly inks. You can't go wrong.

Available from theprintedpeanut.co.uk 

Soy Wax + Essential Oil Candle, from £10

If your Secret Santa recipient could do with some calm and relaxation this holiday season, Join luxury candles are a fail-safe gift. Handcrafted in London in small batches and scented with essential oils, they are 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free. 

Available from joinstorelondon.co.uk

Organic Hand Cream, £10

This organic hand cream by Under your Skin is both nourishing and detoxifying, blended from powerful antioxidant stem cells found in milk thistle. Packaging is made of biodegradable sugar cane making this a great plastic-free present.

Available from reve-en-vert.com 

Cotton Facecloth, £5.95

Help build your friend's zero waste kit with this 100% recycled cotton yarn facebloth from Soap Daze.

Available from soapdaze.com 

Natural & Vegan Lip Balm, £4.80

A welcome gift for winter, this vegan, cruelty-free lip balm from Bloomtown contains natural and organic oils to soothe sore lips (but no palm oil, parabens, sulphates, synthetic colours or synthetic fragrances).  By buying this balm you'll also be supporting environmental and social causes, as Bloomtown dontates 10% of its profits to such causes.

Available from bloomtown.co.uk 

Exfoliating & Moisturising Sugar Scrub, from £6.50

Give the gift of some home pampering with Bloomtown's exfoliating sugar scrub.  Starting at under £10, these vegan, palm oil-free, cruelty-free sugar scrubs are made from scratch in Cornwall using only natural exfoliants and nourishing botanicals, including British-grown sugar.  As an extra gift, 10% of Bloomtown's profits are donated to environmental and social causes.

Available from bloomtown.co.uk 

Ecocan plant, £6.95

For your green-fingered friends, these little plant containers from ecocan are produced from bamboo fibres and rice husks and filled with organic seeds, already mixed with nutritional granulate. The container cover doubles as a coaster, and when the plant has grown too big for the ecocan, the entire container can be replanted into a larger pot, where the ecocan will slowly be composted and provide valuable nutrients for the plant.

Available from ethicalshop.org 

 

Or why not try making your Secret Santa gift this year? See our homemade Christmas gift ideas and for more inspiration browse our ethical stocking fillers.

Sustainable Secret Santa Ideas