It’s that time of year again, the time you pick a name out of a hat and hopefully think “Yes! I know exactly what they’ll love”, but more likely, think “Um…”. There’s nothing worse than picking the name of someone you don’t know that well and scrambling for ideas of what they might like. This year, leave it to us. Here’s a roundup of sustainable Secret Santa gifts sure to have you in your colleagues’ good books for the new year.
The perfect size for their daily to-dos, this journal makes a great desk staple to keep track of everything whether they’re working from home or back in the office. The intricate embossed details are pressed into the leather by hand using small handmade tools, and the paper is created from recycled cotton – so they’re sure to be impressed with your budget friendly choice.
Alternatively, you could go for one of our mini sari fabric notebooks, which have a few less pages – but it’ll give you enough money in the £10 budget to pair it with a pack of 5 of our recycled newspaper pencils! Choose their favourite colour from the 6 beautiful jewel tones.
Homeware is a great choice for Secret Santa gifts, as you can find something neutral enough to match any décor, and if it’s not quite right they can stick it on their desk! This vase has been handmade from recycled glass, before being finished with a distressed metallic paint. Its petite size makes it perfect for bouquets, dried flowers, or even as a tea light holder.
This set of 6 coasters is handmade from recycled newspaper, rolled and flattened before being crafted into this funky design. There are 8 colour combinations to choose from, and each set comes with a handy little holder to keep them in. The perfect gift for eco-conscious, colourful characters.
Always one of our best-sellers, these recycled newspaper photo frames are a great way for them to show off their favourite memories. Handmade for 6×4” photos, the 8 vibrant colour combinations are sure to turn heads and have everyone asking about their family, pets, travelling memories, and who got them that lovely frame!
This Pinterest-perfect mini photo frame is a perfect present when you’re looking for something a little more unusual. And what’s more, with its coloured ribbon to hang from, they can also double as beautifully personal Christmas baubles through the holiday season.
This simple card holder is a handy staple for all genders. Handmade from offcuts salvaged from India’s meat industry, it’s not one for the vegans but the eco-conscious will appreciate its story. If you opt for personalisation it’ll take you just over £10, but the buttery soft leather speaks for itself with this one. And if the brown isn’t their style, it’s also available in black.
For the jewellery lovers, this bangle makes an extra special gift. Handmade from highly sustainable mango wood, each colourful piece of wood has been individually dyed before being cut, polished, and placed into the gold metal band.
For the ones always losing their keys, this recycled leather keyring is a must have. The perfect size to help you find it in even the most endless of bags, each one is handcrafted from a durable buffalo leather that’ll last for years to come.
These vibrant bell totas come in 3 sizes, with 10, 20 or 30 hand-stitched birds. Each colourful little bird is crafted from recycled offcuts of fabric, with sequins sewn on to them and colourful glass beads separating each one on their string, with a delicate gold bell at the end. Traditionally hung in the doorway to welcome guests, they add the perfect pop of colour hanging around the house.
So that’s the Secret Santa ticked off the list! Now for mum, dad, the other half, the kids, the neighbours… but don’t worry! We’ve got more gift guides coming your way with planet-friendly presents for every budget and every recipient. In the meantime, why not have a look at our Most Popular Gifts or Christmas categories, full of thoughtful Fair Trade gift ideas. And find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for even more inspiration.