5 Sustainable Secret Santa Gift Ideas For £20 and Under

Secret Santa is a great way to spread some festive cheer and show your appreciation for your colleagues or friends. But finding the perfect gift under £20 can be tricky, and it's even more challenging if you want to find a Secret Santa gift idea that is eco-friendly and minimises waste at a time of year that is renowned for over-consumption. That's where we can help.

At Newt London, we have a wide range of unusual, thoughtful gifts ideas that are a little different to your usual Secret Santa offering. Our gift ideas aren't throwaway items that are kept on an office desk for a week or so in the run up to Christmas and then disposed of; they are beautifully-designed, carefully crafted accessories that the recipient will want to keep forever.

Needless to say, every single one of our designs are made in the UK from recycled plastic waste, with fabric printed using non-toxic inks and zero-waste printing techniques: but you already knew that!

Here are our top 5 picks that are guaranteed to surprise and delight the lucky recipient of your Secret Santa gift in 2023:

1. Our all-time bestselling, colour pop scrunchie: The Zesty
Our Zesty scrunchie is the ultimate mood-boosting accessory that'll bring joy for years to come. On-trend, practical, ultra-gentle on the hair and priced at £12, you can't do much better than this for a unique, mood-boosting Secret Santa gift. Endorsed by Elle magazine, The Telegraph, beauty expert Joy Adenuga and The Body Shop (who we collaborated with to launch their new Vegan haircare range), not to mention our lovely customers, if your Secret Santa likes to take care of their lucious locks, this is the gift for you.

Also available as a matching headband.

2. Stylish? Check. Silky soft? Check. Sustainable? Check. Say hello to the Caissa chequerboard headband

Caissa chequerboard print twist knot headband in green and pink Newt London

Caissa headband, £20

Our twist knot headbands are the ultimate versatile hair accessory that'll transform and round off any outfit. Is your Secret Santa someone who likes to add just a little pop of colour, but not too much? Then our silky headbands might just be the perfect gift for them. The Caissa print comes in 3 different colourways, so if green isn't their bag, why not take a look at the purple and blue palettes too?

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3. Shopping for someone who's a fan of the outdoors? Meet The Ribeira Unisex Neckwarmer Snood 

Ribeira Unisex Snood, £10.60 (currently)

Our ultra comfortable, stretchy snoods are multifunctional, so whether your Secret Santa is into cycling, skiing, hiking, running or just loves a potter with their pooch, why not gift them with something they can use every day, whatever the season. The Ribeira print is a firm favourite, and it comes in two colourways on our snoods - pink and turqouise. Plus, our snoods are currently on promotion, meaning you can bag one for £12.60. The perfect considered gift for fitness fans? We think so.

4. Buying for the Scary Spice in your group? They're bound to love the Mosaic Scrunchie in Black and Gold.

Mosaic Print Black and Gold Scrunchie, £12

Perhaps we should say, part Scary, part Posh - because our Mosaic scrunchie goes down equally well with animal print lovers and glamour-fans alike. It's an every day statement accessory that can be paired with just about anything thanks to its sophisticated yet striking constrasting palette. 

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5. Does your Secret Santa love designs with a story? Then the Khepri Scrunchie in Navy has their name on it.

Khepri Navy Hair Scrunchie, £12

The Khepri print was designed in collaboration with the super talented Rose England and is inspired by Newt's founder Nat's lifelong interest in Ancient Egyptian history and designs. This print is teeming with Egyptian symbolism, centring around the scarab beetle which represents the the god of the Rising sun, Khepri. Also available in lilac and cornflower blue, your Secret Santa will adore exploring the intricate motifs on this luxurious fabric.

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