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Environmentally Friendly Secret Santa Gifts

Updated on November 25, 2013

Secret Santa Gifts for the Environmentally Friendly!

Whether it's the colleague you're buying for who is environmentally aware, or yourself, here's a great selection of environmentally friendly Secret Santa gifts that will fit into the designated budget, are useful, and unusual. If the person you drew for Secret Santa is environmentally conscious, the fact that the gift you gave them is eco-friendly will be a wonderful surprise. And of course, if you are environmentally aware, giving a "green" gift is a natural way to share with others how great environmentally friendly gifts can be! :)

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Recycled / Biodegradable

Elephant Dung Note Paper Gift

Elephant Dung Note Paper
Elephant Dung Note Paper

A brilliant gift for the environmentally aware colleague! The note paper in this box is completely organic, made from elephant dung, and using natural vegetative binding agents, it contains no toxic chemicals and is acid free. The box contains 80 notes on light colored paper which match the artwork on the box itself. Unusual and fun!

Elephant Dung Note Paper $10.18

Retractable Pen Made from Recycled Bottles

Pilot B2P - Bottle to Pen - Retractable Gel Roller Pens Made from Recycled Bottles, Dozen Box, Fine Point, Black (31600)
Pilot B2P - Bottle to Pen - Retractable Gel Roller Pens Made from Recycled Bottles, Dozen Box, Fine Point, Black (31600)

My favorite enviromentally friendly gift idea - this pen is made from recycled plastic bottles (cutting down on waste), and looks just like a water bottle, complete with the label. Not only is it an unusual and fun gift that looks great, it also works beautifully. Even, smooth ink distribution, light-weight (so if you prefer a heavier pen, this one won't be for you, but if you write a lot, the light weight of this pen will reduce writing fatigue) and strong ink colors. It's available in black, blue and red ink.

The B2P meets the international recycling standards for responsible production, and is made from 89% recycled bottles. It makes an excellent environmentally friendly Secret Santa gift as we all use pens, and of course this is a great novelty gift that is useful, good quality, and eco-friendly! I absolutely love this, and it's definitely my first choice for Secret Santa! :)

 

The Gift that Reduces Litter

Pocket Ashtray

Pocket Ashtray
Pocket Ashtray

Here's an absolutely brilliant idea if the Secret Santa gift you need to buy is for a smoker! The pocket ashtray is lined with a fire-proof material which extinguishes cigarettes. It locks in the odor as well, so there's no smell. Cigarette filters are not biodegradable, and leak toxins which contaminate water, damage the environment and are hazardous to animals. Autopsies on various animals, from fish to birds have shown cigarette filters still present in their stomachs. Despite this, 70 to 90 percent of all litter in town centers consists of cigarette butts.

You can't make a person stop smoking, if that's what they choose to do, but by giving them a Pocket Ashtray, you're not only giving them something they'll appreciate and be able to use conveniently, you're also helping to eliminate the cigarette butt litter in streets, on beaches, in forests, rivers and other places where ashtrays are unavailable and therefore cigarette butts are more likely to be discarded irresponsibly. The Pocket Ashtray is available in various colors, including pink and white, blue and white, and red and white. And at only $3.50, it's a brilliant Secret Santa gift or stocking filler! :)

Pocket Ashtray $3.50

My Ashtray Pink and White Pocket Ashtray
My Ashtray Pink and White Pocket Ashtray

The girly version of the pocket ashtray above. The perfect Secret Santa gift for girly smokers - fire-proof liner extinguishes cigarettes safely, and the odor is locked in, so there's no smell. And of course, it means she won't be littering when smoking out and about! ;) Only $3.50 - well within your Secret Santa budget!

 

Environmentally Friendly Gift Ideas for Tea and Coffee Lovers

Blue Q - Coffee! Handy Tote
Blue Q - Coffee! Handy Tote

Here's an Excellent idea! This tote bag is made from 95% recycled material, and looks like a coffee sack. It's perfect for carrying lunch, or a few small items when shopping. (Dimensions: 8.5 x 4.5 x 10 inches) It's water-proof, durable, easy to clean, and light weight. The design is fabulous (and it's printed on the inside as well), and is a great environmentally friendly Secret Santa gift for anyone who loves their coffee! For an extra treat, pop a bag of ground coffee, or another small coffee-themed gift inside the bag before wrapping it. ;)

 
Davidson Organic Tea 640 Sampler Chest Red Tea
Davidson Organic Tea 640 Sampler Chest Red Tea

A beautiful little gift, this reusable, sustainable and environmentally friendly pine box contains six organic teabags of healthy South African red teas - full of antioxidants. Beautifully presented, and only $4.95

 
Classic Decaf & Herbal Tea Sampler Chest
Classic Decaf & Herbal Tea Sampler Chest

Like the red tea gift above, this one is presented in a reusable, environmentally friendly pine box, and contains six organic tea bags - this time, a variety of herbal and classic decaf teas. A lovely little "green" Secret Santa gift for the tea-lover.

 

More Environmentally Friendly Secret Santa Gifts

Tree-Free Greetings Journal, 160 Ruled Pages, Recycled, 5.5 x 7.5 Inches, Earth Tree, Multi Color (72100)
Tree-Free Greetings Journal, 160 Ruled Pages, Recycled, 5.5 x 7.5 Inches, Earth Tree, Multi Color (72100)

Made from 100% recycled material, this journal contains 160 ultra smooth pages inside a flexi-cover. The pages are lined, and feature a delicate soy-based ink leaf pattern in the bottom corner. It makes a great environmentally friendly Secret Santa gift as it can be used by just about anyone - for ideas, thoughts, as a gratitude journal, or just as a notebook.

 
Ultraslim Environmentally-friendly Transparent Solar Calculator (Red)
Ultraslim Environmentally-friendly Transparent Solar Calculator (Red)

Here's a great little gift - apart from being environmentally friendly (being solar powered) it's completely transparent - which is fun and cool! Lightweight, slim and only $8.

 
Grow-a-Note Plantable Seed Paper, 10 sheets, 8.5" x 11", Carrot Seed Chai Tea
Grow-a-Note Plantable Seed Paper, 10 sheets, 8.5" x 11", Carrot Seed Chai Tea

This is pretty cool! Paper you can plant and grow! These 10 sheets of tree-free paper are made of 100% recycled materials, and are embedded with carrot seeds! To grow your note paper, wet it, plant it and then water it regularly, and watch the carrots grow! The hand-made sheets of paper contain no chemicals, additives or dyes, and make an unusual novelty Secret Santa gift for the environmentally aware! :)

 

Have You Ever Given or Received an Environmentally Friendly Secret Santa Gift?

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