Our 2023 Guide to Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gifts

Our 2023 Guide to Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Secret Santa Gifts

Did you know that it's believed that over 2.5 million Secret Santa gifts usually end up in landfill every year?  Here at Cotswold Eco, we’re hoping to change that and provide some gifting eco-inspiration to take the pressure off during this busy festive season. 🎄

We’ve got some great eco-friendly and affordable Secret Santa gift ideas, whether the budget is £5, £10 or £20. 🙌  Whether you do Secret (or Savage!) Santa at work or with family opt for an environmentally friendly Secret Santa present this year. 🌍

Our lovingly curated range of eco friendly Christmas gift ideas are sustainable, plastic-free and ethically made - most of our products are produced in the UK too!  🎁


Read on for some environmentally friendly Secret Santa gift ideas below... 🎅

 1. Winter Spice "On The Go" Travel Wash Kit 🧼

This eco-friendly travel toiletry kit includes a great selection of products to take away or to try out a few of the lovely Natural Spa products. 🛀 A great selection of goodies, this kit makes a fab, zero-waste Secret Santa gift for a lucky friend.  Also available in a range of other scents and fragrances.


 2. Beeswax Wrap DIY Kit 🐝

DIY Beeswax Wraps are the ideal gift for anyone looking to reduce their plastic consumption in a fun and hands-on way. Beeswax wraps were one of the first eco-swaps that we did, and we still absolutely love them.  We would love everyone to start using eco-friendly beeswax wraps instead of plastic, and we think this fun DIY kit from Pretty Bee Fresh is a perfect starting point!  🎁

This kit is made out of natural and plastic-free ingredients, sourced and made in the UK. Completely biodegradable and all natural.  Even the labels on the packaging are completely free from plastic and 100% bio-degradable (they're made out of sugar cane fibre and hemp/linen)!  An eco-conscious and thoughtful Secret Santa gift.


  3. Eco-Friendly Beauty Essentials Box 💚

This fabulously sustainable and plastic-free Eco-Friendly Beauty Essentials Box, from Tabitha Eve, is filled with four beauty essentials for your zero-waste daily cleansing routine.  From Loofah Discs perfect for gently exfoliating rough patches of skin to a Konjac Sponge that is soft enough for babies and ideal for applying facial washes and even for removing make up. ♻  Zero-waste, eco-friendly and vegan, this set includes some great sustainable swaps you need for planet friendly self-care - even the box is plastic-free and recyclable!


  4. Luxury Eco-Friendly Candle 🕯

Candles are a classic Christmas gift, filling the home with fragrance and the soft flicker of a flame creating a cosy, festive atmosphere.  These utterly gorgeous candles are lovingly made by a small team in Carlisle, Cumbria.  The candles are made with 100% soy vegan-friendly wax, cotton wicks, and recyclable tins.  ♻

Victorian Candle Co focus on being as eco-friendly as possible, with the fragrance oils being sourced primarily from Scotland, the recycled label stickers from Bristol and the stunning label artwork being created by a lovely local artist, Emma!

The small tin candles are slow burning and will provide a beautiful aroma for your home, while not being too overpowering. Soy wax has been chosen, not just for its eco-credentials, but because it gives a cleaner burn & leaves your house smelling amazing.  In our view, a perfect eco-friendly Secret Santa gift for under £5 🙌


  5. The Deceit - Escape Room Puzzle 🧩

Cleverly designed, these eco-friendly 'Escape Room in an Envelope' sets have been described as "A perfect alternative to that Christmas Day game of Monopoly" by The Telegraph and were a finalist in the 2022 Gift of The Year awards by The Giftware Association.  Ideal as a dinner party game, they are suitable for ages 14+ and for between 1-8 players.  Made in the UK, this fabulous puzzle-based adventure kit is 100% recyclable and plastic-free.  🇬🇧Lightweight, an easy gift to post and the perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift!  Three themes and mysteries available - The Scandal, The Deceit and The Blunder. 🕵


We have plenty more ideas so head to our collection of eco-friendly Secret Santa presents to find the perfect one!

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