Secret Santa Ideas


We've all been there. Pulled a name out of the hat and winced. Your boss. Your crush. Your frenemy. Or worst of all, someone you don’t even know. It can be a real minefield.

Well, as an early Christmas present, we've put together a little Secret Santa guide to help you avoid a festive faux pas. And with gifts at up to 60% less*, you can't go wrong.

How to Play

  • The Traditional Way

    Write down everyone's names, cut them out and pop them in a hat. Then draw them out one by one and witness the horror unfold.
  • The Newfangled Way

    Choose an online Secret Santa organiser. It's a little less dramatic but it means no one has an excuse not to play.
  • The Silly Way

    If these are a little too tame for your taste, how about Pin the Tail on the Reindeer? Slightly more hazardous, but what a rush.

Secret Santa Gifts

Who are you buying for?

  • Your Boss

    Unless you and your boss are pals, it's probably best to play it safe here. A nice tie or perhaps a gingerbread candle. They're not hugely creative but they also won't get you fired.
  • Your Crush

    Tricky. You want to pick something that says 'Why won't you love me?' without coming across as needy. Maybe a picture frame with a snap of you in it?
  • Your Frenemy

    You need to get that passive agressive balance just right here. A colourful yoga mat is a great way to look thoughful while also giving some side eye.
  • Someone you don't know

    Who are they? What do they do? How old are they? So many questions, so few answers. Just buy them chocolate and pray they’re not lactose intolerant.

Shop by Price

  • Under £5

    We're all about savvy shopping and big savings, so why not save your cash for the xmas party and find a Secret Santa gift for under £5?
  • Under £10

    You can still be bougis on a budget. A sweet-smelling candle, pair of gloves or classic board game are thoughtful gifts that won’t break the bank.
  • Under £25

    A toasty scarf, a silk tie or a set of glasses are a few of the great gifts we’ve got for a bigger budget. Because some people are just worth a bit more than others.

Secret Santa Etiquette

  1. 1.Don't spend over the agreed limit. No one likes a show off.
  2. 2. Do a little research. Find out what they like (or what they hate).
  3. 3. Don't wait until the last minute and get something rubbish.
  4. 4. Wrap it so even if it is rubbish, it will look pretty (briefly).

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