Christmas 2018 – Secret Santa gift ideas

It is the season of giving! It is also the season of Christmas office parties, friends festive dinners and stocking filling! With that comes the sometimes dreaded task of finding a small budget gift for that colleague you know nothing about or a good friend with luxurious tastes. I LOVE a good Secret Santa gift, it shows that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get something thoughtful or funny. I listed below Christmas present options for small budgets and any type of people! 

Secret Santa gift guide

Gifts under £5

For the boss ladies – Little Black Book

This is the perfect gift for any of your freelance or entrepreneur girl friend! Not only is it cheap and cute, but Little Black Book is also useful with plenty of advices to help anyone who is trying to build their small empire. 

Little Black Book by Otegha Uwagba

For the Friends fans – Primark Central Perk cups

Any Friends fan will love a gift related to one of the best TV shows ever made (my very objective opinion)! So how about giving them the gift of a cup of coffee from Central Perk? Primark is a great place to find Secret Santa gifts and this Central Perk cups set won’t disappoint!  

Primark Central Perk coffee cups

For someone always on their phone – 101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone book

We all know someone who could spend a little less time on their phone and a little more time enjoying the present moment. To help them transition from the digital to the real world how about getting  101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone book to inspire them to do new things?

101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone book

For the music lovers – 2000’s Music trivia game

This trivia game will challenge anyone who loves music. From boy bands to rappers take them on a trip down memory lane to the beginning of the century with this 2000’s Music trivia game.

2000's Music Trivia Game

Gifts under £10

To keep warm this winter – A cute hot water bottle

I use my hot water bottle all the time in the winter. It hangs out with me in my study during the day and I leave it under the duvet to warm up the bed before I go to sleep. In addition to be practical you can now find very cute hot water bottles making them the perfect Secret Santa gift!

Cute hot water bottle

For the homebodies – The Little Book of Hygge

I am a massive homebody, I just love spending time at home. Good things my job is based in my favourite place! Nothing brings more joy to people like me than a book like The Little Book of Hygge helping us make our homes even cosier.

The Little Book of Hygge

For the gamers –  Pac-Man Playing Cards

Who doesn’t like a good vintage video game? And who doesn’t like Pac-Man? These Pac-Man playing cards should please anyone who loves the little yellow guy and his ghost friends.

Gifts under £15

For a bit of self-care – Glossier Balm Dotcom

A pretty gift to take care of your friends’ pretty face. Glossier Balm Dotcom is indulging, smells lovely and it works! Mine is in my handbag for easy access at all time. Which flavour to get? I am partial to the coconut one with its warm scent perfect for the colder months.

Glossier Balm Dotcom coconut

For the party animals – Prosecco Pong

Forget about beer pong! For a great celebration upgrade your game to Prosecco pong! One of my friends got this as a Secret Santa gift last year and it was put to use straight away. Guaranteed success! 

Prosecco Pong

For anyone who likes a good drink – Make Your Own Gin kit

Some people grow their vegetables, well now you can also make your favourite beverage at home! And if you know anyone who loves a G&T (pretty much anyone in the UK) give them the gift of a bespoke gin with this Make Your Own Gin kit!

Make your own gin kit


Hopefully, this Secret Santa gift guide will make you the most popular colleague or friend! It is just a shame that one of the rules with Secret Santa presents is to never disclose who they are from…

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