The small budget often afforded to Secret Santa gifts doesn’t mean that you have to buy a crap present. With a little imagination (and a lot of help from us), you can be the King of Secret Santa year after year. They say that Secret Santa isn’t a competition, it’s just a chance for you to offer a token of appreciation at the end of the year. They lie. It is absolutely a competition, and you need to win.
WTH is a Secret Santa Gift?
What is wrong with you? Where have you been? If you really have never heard of it before, then here is a quick rundown:
When the festive season begins, a group of friends, family, but most commonly, work colleagues, gather together to pick each other’s names out of a hat (or a random online generator depending on how new skool you are). Whoever you get you must keep secret as this is the person that you will buy a Secret Santa gift for.
There is usually a small budget, so don’t stress about not being able to pay your rent or anything, and remember you will get a Secret Santa gift in return that you can then sell on eBay, so that’s nice. On a designated day, the group come together to exchange their gifts. Some traditions keep the anonymity forever, others prefer to reveal themselves as the gift giver on the day. Personally, we wait to see their reaction to our gift before deciding whether to own up to it or not.
Secret Santa Gift Ideas
With such a low budget it can be tempting to buy something easy and generic for your Secret Santa gift, but refrain! We’ve got a brilliant selection of small and affordable gifts that are actually good. From funny to techie, personal to edible, it’s time to lead by example this year. So if you’ve been invited to participate in a Secret Santa group and are struggling to come up with a genius gift ideas, we’ve come up with some awesome suggestions to inspire you.
You may not have chosen each other, but here you are, stuck in a room together 5 days a week so might as well try and have fun. Here are some Secret Santa gift ideas for the most common colleagues you’ll find at the work’s Christmas party.
Blobfish Stress Ball – £7.99
For the workmate with a permanent pulsating forehead vein.
Evil Hot Gummi Bears – £5.99
For the cocky colleague that drives you insane on the daily.
Plant Name Badges – £9.99
For the kind, nurturing soul who keeps the office plants alive.
No Hands Hygiene Keyring – £6.99
For the office clean freak who sanitises anything that moves.
Your crew, your squad, your pack, or whatever hashtag you like to use on your group selfies, these are the ones you chose and they deserve the best; as long as the best doesn’t cost more than a few quid. Here are some affordable, yet personal, Secret Santa gifts that will put a smile on their face.
Spreadable Gin – £9.99
For that one friend who never turns down a cheeky tipple.
Grow Your Own Palm Tree – £9.99
Because you couldn’t have your annual mates holiday this year.
I F*cking Love You Mug – £9.99
It’s more than love, it’s f*cking proper love.
Personalised Bar Runner – £14.99
So you can hang out even when you’re not together.
Perhaps you can’t all be together on Christmas Day so you decide to have a little Secret Santa gift exchange early. Or maybe your family is Christmas mad. Or just mad. Whatever the reason, we’ve put together some family-friendly Secret Santa gift ideas to help you out.
Ultimate Music Trivia Quiz – £8.99
A gift that doubles up as a Christmas Day activity.
Personalised Socks – £19.99
Spice up everyone’s least favourite Christmas gift.
‘Thanks for Putting Up With My Sh*t’ Chocolate – £9.99
Because you are a genuine pain in the a*se.
Disney Villains Hand Sanitiser – £5.99
Every family has a Disney fan. Make them (hygienically) happy.
Check out our Secret Santa Gifts Collection for more brilliant gift ideas on a budget.