50 Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts by Budget

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

Sustainable secret santa gifts
Ah secret santa. We’ve all been there. Wondering what you can get for your colleague under 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 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 

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. 

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. 

Zero Waste Scrunchie, Moto Moto, £4

Maybe your colleague loves to accessorise? Or maybe they’re big on cutting down waste? If so, they’re sure to love these zero waste scrunchies made using the designers scrap materials. And with 50% off, you can get two for the price of one and still come under budget.

Baobab Lip + Body Balm, Organic Savanna, £10

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. 

Gifts under £20

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Beldi Espresso Cups, Artisans du Maroc, £12

This handpainted espresso cup with gold embossed detail has many functions, from housing morning coffees to storing pens and pencils.

Amenity Kit – Balm & Soap Bar, Organic Savanna, £18

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.

Abay Cotton Hand Towel, Qäsa Qäsa, £19.50

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.

secret santa gifts under 20

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.

Village Story Embroidered Wash Bag, Penduka, £18

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!

Floral Candle, Qäsa Qäsa, £18

Bring a little sunshine to their day with a hand poured vegan candle with a fragrant blend designed reminiscent of warm evenings on the Swahili Coast. Featuring notes of Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Amber.

secret santa gifts for men

Luxe Men Beard Conditioner, Luxemore London, £19.99

If your Secret Santa has a beard, then this ones for you. A natural chemical free beard conditioner enriched with vitamins and minerals to nourish, soften and tame facial hair. It can even be used on skin.

Wooden Pestle & Mortar, Flickerwick, £19.50

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,

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.

gifts for a colleague

Blue Splash Ceramic Side Plate, TR Ceramics, £20

A beautiful trinket dish for holding jewellery. The perfect secret santa gift or stocking filler for any jewellery lover.

Her Story Linen Tea Towel, Love Welcomes, £15

If you’re looking for an affordable gift with meaning, this upcycled linen tea towel is just that. Made by refugee makers restarting their lives in London, and complete with a small heart repurposed from discarded life jackets from the refugees across the sea.

Kasumi Fujimura Chopstick Rest, Cerani Studio, £16

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

Under £30

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Hand Carved Wooden Serving Spoon, Qäsa Qäsa, £23

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.

Juju Agate Stone Bracelet, Soul Design, £25

The beauty of this bracelet is that it can be worn alone, or stacked with other designs. Making it easy for the recipient to add into their jewellery repertoire.  

Natural Linen Third Eye Tea Towel, The Adorned Home, £20

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.

Cream Woven Storage Basket, Raw Label, £25

Stylish storage is a practical and welcome gift to most! Made from 100% cotton, these woven baskets can be used at work or at home as you please.

Her Story Wash Bag, Love Welcomes, £25

Got a close friend at work? Let them know you love them with this upcycled linen washbag. Handmade by refugee women, the letters are made from discarded refugee life jackets.

Trio of Soap Bars, Raw Beauty, £24

Give the gift of a healthy glowing complexion with Raw Beauty’s natural soap gift set. Each containing their own unique mixture of African plant extracts rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

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 3 unique designs inspired by West African symbols.

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. 

Geo Form Coasters, Set of 4, Indego Africa, £28

Made from Rwandan sweetgrass, these playful woven coasters will add a pop of colour to your recipient’s desk or home. Each coaster is made using a traditional coiling technique,  helping to keep a time-honoured tradition alive.

gifts under 30

Pink Grapefruit and Basil Soy Wax Candle, Flickerwick, £28

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.

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.

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.

handmade gifts

Hand-Knitted Beanie, Asha : Eleven, £30

We all have those colleagues who bundle themselves in layers and layers during the winter months - even at their desks. Get them this gorgeous tight knit beanie and you know they’ll be thankful.

Mini Akeza Plateau/ Wall Basket, Indego Africa, £28

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.

Hair and Body Bar Soap Set, Luxemore London, £30

For the zero-waste warriors in your office, this soap bar set is a winning natural beauty gift. The bars are made of only three natural ingredients - olive oil, cocoa butter and shea butter - and can be used on body, face and hair.

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Refugee linen placemats, Set of 2, £28

Made by refugee women, these upcycled linen placemats are part of the designer’s SOS collection symbolising the need and urgency to support refugee women. The continuous circle represents inclusivity and comes in green, yellow or orange.

Amaze 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.

Dua Soy Wax Candle, Mefiye, £30

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the whiff of oranges. Coupled with notes of vanilla and cedarwood, you’re secret santa will want to keep this vegan candle burning all year long.

Under £40

luxury gifts under 40

Set of 2 Natural Raffia Fringed Placemats, Indego Africa, £40

As a set of 2, these placemats work wonderfully as statement serving placemats in the centre of the table. An ideal gift for those who love to entertain, the placemats can be used both inside and out.

Wooden Cookery Set, Qäsa Qäsa, £38.55

The ultimate gift for a foodie. Four intricate kitchen utensil carved by from Mninga wood and African Blackwood. The ultimate gift for a foodie.

Luxe Hydrating Marula Oil, Luxemore London, £38

This hydrating oil is great for face, body and hair. Made from 100% marula oil that’s rich in antioxidants, this product makes a wonderful natural, vegan and cruelty free beauty gift.

unique gifts under 40

Akuapem Art Print, AFFANDJAM, £40

The product of two London grown artists with Ghanaian and Jamaican heritage, this hand painted print is an expression of their identity and female body positivity. Exlusive to Akojo Market, you won’t find this print anywhere else.

Hand Embroidered Cotton Napkins, Raw Label, £33

Classic white napkins with a delicate crochet trim. It’s the timeless simplicity that make these organic cotton napkins such a winning 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.

sustainable gifts under 40

Naturally Dyed Napkins, Set of 6, The Adorned Home, £38

A generous gift that will add an earthy organic touch to any tablescape. Sustainably dyed using natural dyes made from organic plant waste and hand block printed with a bespoke “third-eye” symbol.

Small Milaya - Birds, The Milaya Project, £32

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.

Skin Silk Body Cream, Raw Beauty, £35

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

best secret santa gifts

Woven Basket Tray, Raw Label, £40

Sleek and stylish, this practical woven tray will fit into almost any interior and can be used in a variety of ways around a house. Each tray is made from sustainably sourced wild Makenge plant roots by artisans in Zambia.

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.

Coconut Wood Cake Server, Qäsa Qäsa, £35

Serve them a gift they won’t forget with this beautifully grained wooden cake slicer. Hand carved from African Blackwood and Coconut Wood, this gift is especially suited to any bakers in the office.

unique secret santa gifts

Sea Life Guest Towel – Crab, Kisany Living Linens, £35

A beautifully embroidered guest towel made from 100% linen. It’s playful crab designs makes it a great sustainable gift for any sea lover.

Zebra Rider Red Tea Towel, Ardmore Design, £38

Famed for their bold and vibrant designs, Ardmore’s tea towels have been called “frame-worthy” in their own right. This colourful design showcases the flora and fauna of Africa with a playful zebra and mokney illustration against a vibrant red background.

Summer Brights Planter Basket, 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, this colourful woven planted makes an excellent sustainable secret santa gift.

Bolga Fan – Marrakech, £32.99

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.