50 Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts by Budget

Ethical and sustainably made Secret Santa gifts and stocking fillers under £10, £20, £30 and £40.

Ah secret santa. We’ve all been there. Wondering what you can get for your colleague under 10 or 20 (or 30 or 40) pounds – it can certainly be a challenge!

Whether you’ve lucked out with an office best pal, or you’re only just on first name terms, our secret santa gift guide is here to help you pick out the chuff from the wheat and find budget-friendly gifts that are not only unique, but high quality and sustainably made too.

What’s more, they’re all ethically made – with many of our brands going above and beyond to provide support and engage in social impact projects that empower their workers and local communities.

Ps. these gifts aren’t exclusively for secret santa! They make excellent eco-friendly stocking fillers, gifts for family and friends or a coursemate, or whoever else is lucky enough to land on your Christmas list this year too!

And if you need any more guidance on finding a Christmas gift, check out our complete guide to buying ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts here.

Gifts under £10 

Velvet Heart Ornament, Love Welcomes £5

Love Welcomes festive heart ornament is created from upcycled velvet, which was saved from going to landfill. Hand sewn by a team from a refugee background, a perfect gift to share the Love Welcomes message.

Baobab Lip + Body Balm, Organic Savanna, £7

Winter is tough on your skin. A moisturising blend of all natural ingredients including nourishing Baobab oil, once your recipient tries this pocket palm, they’re never going back. 

Hand Carved Wooden Serving Spoon, Qäsa Qäsa, £7

For the host(ess) with the most(ess), a beautiful hand carved serving spoon made from African Blackwood. Traditionally made by artisans from the Makonde tribe, they also make a selection of other utensils we’d recommend checking out.

Detox Soap Bar, RAW Beauty, £8

Let’s face it, Christmas can certainly leave us feeling in need of a little detox. Infused with tree lavender and lemon, your secret Santa’s thanks will be evident in the radiant glowing skin that follows. 

Festive Ornament, MADE51, £10

What says merry Christmas better than a handcrafted Christmas tree ornament? Made by refugees around the world including Afghanistan, South Sugan and Karenni, it’s not just your recipient who will be smiling about this purchase. 

Upcycled Christmas Stockings, MADE51, £10

Crafted by Afghan refugees living in India Crafted using waste materials from industrial clothing production, this Christmas stocking adds charm to the mantel. Made in partnership with SilaiWali.

Gifts under £20

Natural Linen Third Eye Tea Towel, The Adorned Home, £12

A pure linen tea towel for those who like things simple and natural. Hand block printed with a Third eye design using plant based dyes.

Feast Kitchen Towel, Love Welcomes, £12

An affordable gift with meaning. This handblock printed and dyed tea towel is made by artisans in India. The artisan community suffered forced displacement in the late eighties, losing their ancestral homes and farmlands in the process. This work offers them a sustainable source of fair income and an off-farm livelihood.  

Lavender - Small Pouch, Kisany, £14

A nice useful gift! This small pouch is decorated with hand-embroidered lavender and filled with lavender grains from Provence. To slip into your cupboards, your laundry smells good and is protected from insects.

Amenity Kit – Balm & Soap Bar, Organic Savanna, £14

Remember the miracle balm I mentioned above. Well imagine that PLUS a natural aloe and avocado soap bar, neatly wrapped up together for a failproof secret santa gift.

Natural Cane Serving Tray, Chika & Co, £15

Serving you realness, a natural woven tray made from sustainable cane. Can be used for serving tea or stacking books on a coffee table.

Village Story Embroidered Wash Bag, Penduka, £15

Hand embroidered by women in rural Namibia, this cotton pouch can be used in a number of different ways, from a pencil case to a wash bag. A win win practical gift for that difficult-to-buy-for person!

Tea & Black Love Specs, £15

Show some love literally with love hearts. The Love Specs frames comes complete with flip up diffraction lenses so you’ll loved one will see hearts wherever there is light. The perfect gift for your ride or die BFF!

Kasumi Fujimura Chopstick Rest, Cerani Studio, £16

This ones for the sushi lovers. A Japanese porcelain chopstick rest with a pretty floral design.

Dirhem Coin Purse, Oshana, £18

‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’, sometimes the oldest sayings are the wisest! Supporting a Syrian refugee woman to rebuild her life one stitch at a time as you do so.

Pale Grey Flower Vase, Cerani Studio, £20

This rustic vase is a wonderful gift that can be used at home or in the office. Just add a bud for a simple floral accent.

Under £30

Juju Charm & Stone Bracelet Set, Soul Design, £22

Juju refers to magical properties dealing with good luck in traditional African religions. Handmade recycled solid brass charms, made by artisans in Kenya, are beaded on a bracelet made in Cape Town with assorted wood, brass and stone beads. 

Blue Robin Napkins (set of 4), Love Welcomes, £22

Made by displaced artisans in India this set of 4 napkins uses traditional handblock printing technique that has been passed on from generation to generation.

Abay Cotton Hand Towel, Qäsa Qäsa, £22.50

Made from pure handspun cotton, these beautiful two-tonal hand towels have a softness that’s hard to capture in photos. Choose between pink, grey and coral depending on the recipient.

Pink Grapefruit and Basil Soy Wax Candle, Flickerwick, £23.95

Forget lime and basil, we’re crushing on grapefruit and basil. And so will you secret santa once they get a whiff of this hand poured wooden wick candle.

Beldi Espresso Cups (pair), Artisans du Maroc, £24

These hand-painted espresso cups with embossed detail has many functions, from housing morning coffees to storing pens and pencils.

Wooden Pestle & Mortar, Flickerwick, £25

For the aspiring chefs in the office, this hand carved wooden pestle and mortar is sure to spice up their life! Made from 100% Cedrella wood, 100% of Flickerwick’s annual proceeds goes to the Our Saviours Orphanage in Kasoa,

Nectarine Oven Gloves, Láayo, £24

Who doesn’t love pink cooking accessories? 100% cotton double oven gloves for men and women. There’s also a matching apron, in case you were interested.

Rope Bangle, Pichulik, £25

It may be winter, but this chunky rope bangle is transporting us to exotic lands far away.  Inspired by Berber ornamentation, the handcrafted bracelet is made from repurposed rope embellished with gold lurex thread. 

Fausti’s Jewel Tone Tray, MMAA, £25

A gorgeous tray handwoven by women artisans in Ghana using straw and vegetable based dyes. For every basket sold, a reusable sanitary kit is gifted to a vulnerable girl on woman in Ghana.

Mini Akeza Plateau/ Wall Basket, Indego Africa, £25

Made from sweetgrass and sisal, this woven bowl doubles as a decorative wall ornament. It’s simple 2-tonal palette makes it a safe and easy addition into any home.

Silk Eye Mask, Mantua, £25

Spoil them to the gift of a luxurious sleep with this pure satin silk eye mask. Perfect for relieving tension after a long day’s work and lots of screen time.

Skin Butter Cream, Raw Beauty, £25

A sumptuous body butter rich in antioxidants, vitamins and unsaturated fats. A wonderful skincare gift for her or him.   

HOT Potholders, KISANY, £25

Beautiful potholders, perfect for the chefs you know. Each piece is made from 100% linen and hand-embroidered.

Akeza Coasters, Set of 4, Indego Africa, £26

These coasters are perfect for entertaining, gifting giving, or curating the perfect table setting for your indoor and outdoor dining. Indego Africa coasters are handcrafted in Rwanda with a time-honoured weaving technique passed down from generations of artisans.

Art Print, AFFANDJAM, £20-28

The product of two London grown artists with Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage make hand painted prints is an expression of their identity and female body positivity. 

Bolga Fans, Lola & Mawu, £28

These traditional handwoven fans are not only great for keeping cool on a hot day but make a striking wall art feature too. With no traditional leather handle, this one’s vegan too.

Terracotta Candle Holder, Andes Design, £29

A beautiful handmade terracotta candle holder, classic and natural in its design it will be sure fit and warm up any house hold. Perfect gift for those cosy nights in coming up.

The Serpant Charmer Tee, MUSEA, £29

Musea's serpant charmer cotton tee designed in collaboration with local Cape-Towen based artist, Julia Helena Illustration in a gorgeous mint green. Can be worn all year round.

Set of 2 Recycled Brass Napkin Holders, Dear Katiopae, £30

Add a sparkle to their tablescape with these striking recycled brass napkin ring holders. Available in various unique designs inspired by West African symbols.

Soy Wax Candles, Mefiye, £30

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some aromatic candles! With a range of notes including, orange, vanilla and cedarwood, you’re secret santa will want to keep these vegan candles burning all year long.

Under £40

Small Milaya, The Milaya Project, £30

Whilst small in size, this delicate piece of art is big in impact. Each embroidery has been handsewn by South Sudanese refugee women using the traditional artform of sewing milayas. Gift framed or unframed, depending on your preference and budget.

Mantapala Carved Pot in Yellow, MADE51, £34

Crafted by refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo living in Zambia. This beautiful pot is crafted from woven palm leaves and wood. Made in partnership with Tribal Textiles.

Small Pot Basket, Lola & Mawu, £35

Decorated with traditional geometric patterns these pot baskets are perfect for adding an unique accent to the home. Hand-woven with love by women artisans in the Bolgatanga area, Northern Ghana.

Playa Jewellery Box, Zuahaza, £35

The most charming lidded basket. The Playa Jewellery Box can be used as its name suggest, or as mini storage for your coffee table centerpiece, bookshelf decor, or small collectibles.

Colourful Planter Baskets, Mia Mélange, £35

We all have that colleague who’s desk is inundated with plants. Or maybe they don’t have enough? Whichever it is, these colourful woven planter baskets makes an excellent sustainable secret santa gift.

Reversible Blue Splash Bowl, TR Ceramics, £35

A single bowl makes a surprisingly useful gift. From serving snacks, to holding trinkets, to displaying on a shelf, there a hundred and one ways your recipient can use this handmade gift.

Carolina Handwoven Napkins (Set of 4), Routes Interiors, £39

Woven in natural cotton, these napkins are naturally textured but soft, bringing a sense of connection with the fibre and the handwoven process. It’s the timeless simplicity that make these organic cotton napkins such a winning gift.

Merida Handwoven Placemats (Set of 2), Routes Interiors, £39

Handmade to last, these cotton, textured placemats are durable for everyday dining either on your table top or layered over a tablecloth. These placemats are the perfect way to add texture and spark conversation around the dinner table.

Sacred Knotted Bracelet, Pichulik, £40

Got a bestie at work? Let them know what you mean to them with this chunky scared knot bracelet made from repurposed rope.

Mata Kiri Bowl, Weruzo, £40

A beautiful display or trinket bowl, The Meta Kiri Bowl, hand sculpted in limited numbers is composed of organic locally sourced materials. The Mata bowls are inspired by the irregular shapes, textures and tones found in broken vessels starting life anew.

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