‘Tis the season! Maybe around now you’re starting to pull a name out of a hat at work or with your friendship group, before going off to find the perfect gift for the mystery recipient. Secret Santa is one of our favourite Christmas traditions, because we love the element of surprise! There’s the usual Christmas joy of receiving a gift from someone, along with the fun of discovering who was shopping for you all along (if you can all keep the secret!)
We know that often Secret Santa involves a budget to make things easy and fair – but sometimes trying to find the perfect gift within a certain price range can be tricky! We’ve pulled together a lovely collection of the best Secret Santa gifts by budget to hopefully help you out this Christmas season!
Gifts under £5
English Rose And White Geranium Mineral Bath Infusion
Winter is the perfect excuse for treating yourself to a hot bath. Gift relaxation to your Secret Santa recipient with these Mineral Bath Infusions from Banks-Lyon. Packed with Dead Sea Salts and Essential Oils, there are 6 different infusions to choose from and they make a brilliant, mess-free alternative to a bath bomb – making bathing even more satisfying!
Personalised Heart Pocket Mirror
Personalising a Secret Santa gift can really make it feel even more special for the recipient – even if you don’t know them too well, something with their name on still feels personal! We love this Personalised Pocket Mirror from Oh Laura – a small but sweet gift that can be customised with any name!
Mulled Wine Spices
Christmastime equals Mulled Wine, right? Save your Secret Santa recipient the job of trying to find everything they need by gifting them all of the necessary spices instead, with this lovely little Mulled Wine Spice Kit – just add wine! Although if your budget is more than £5, you could always include that too!
Matilda Little List Pad
If your Secret Santa recipient could do with a little inspiration from the day to day and happens to love stationery too then this is the perfect gift for them. Our Martha Brook x Matilda Little List Pad makes the perfect desk addition to help keep life in order – and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a list?!
Personalised Quote Dinner Candle
Dinner candles have really made a comeback, and what’s better than a personalised one? We did tell you, personalised Secret Santa gifts are the way to go! Whether it is a festive phrase or a favourite movie or TV quote, these Quote Dinner Candles can be personalised with any quote you choose!
Gifts under £15
Dachshund Christmas Cross Stitch Kit
Looking for the best Secret Santa gifts for someone crafty? Cotton Clara have a range of delightful cross-stitch kits, perfect for anyone from beginners to seasoned sewing experts. This festive Dachshund Christmas Cross Stitch Kit is too cute to resist!
Espresso Martini Gift Box
There’s nothing wrong with a little tipple at Christmas – and now they can be delivered to your door, literally straight through your letterbox! Perfect if your Secret Santa is long distance (or even if not!) this Espresso Martini Gift Box means that a delicious hand-crafted cocktail doesn’t need to be enjoyed at a busy Christmastime bar, and instead can be savoured at home for your lucky Secret Santa recipient!
If you know that your Secret Santa recipient has been somewhere special this year or is travelling somewhere next year, why not gift them a beautiful keepsake print as a memento? These travel prints from Places and Spaces Art Co are beautifully illustrated depictions of dreamy destinations, perfect for the globe-trotting friend or colleague.
Embossed Leather Effect Bookmark
This one is for book lovers! For a super special keepsake that they can carry around in their current read, our Vegan Leather Bookmark makes one of the best Secret Santa gifts for bibliophiles. It can also be personalised with your recipient’s initials too, for an extra special touch!
Gifts under £20
Artisan Hot Chocolate Kit with Mug
Cosy season is in full swing and we may have already lost count of how many hot chocolates we’ve consumed. This Hot Chocolate gift set including a stoneware mug from Honeywell Bakes makes one of the best Secret Santa gifts for the chilly days. A real winter warmer!
Chunky Knit Crown Knit Kit
If you know someone who loves knitting, wants to start or just loves crafting and may be up for trying something new, Lauren Aston’s Knit Kits make brilliant gifts for any occasion, but especially Secret Santa! Not only do they get the finished product at the end, but also the joy of crafting it themselves. We love the Chunky Crown Knit Kit for s a super festive gift idea – a brilliant alternative to Christmas cracker paper crowns!
Dried Flower Matchbox Blossom Bunch
Flowers are an easy way to make a person smile – so why not gift them flowers which will last a lot longer than your standard bouquet? These Mini Dried Flower Bunches from the Happy Blossoms make the most beautiful keepsake gift – the perfect posy to pop on a desk or side table and make your Secret Santa recipient smile the whole year long.
Inspirational 2023 Wall Calendar
If you’re looking for a fail-safe Secret Santa gift then you really cannot go wrong with a calendar for the New Year. Why? Because they are useful, and everyone can use them! We have beautifully Illustrated 2023 Wall Calendars in two sizes with inspirational quotes for every month, to help them nurture their potential in the new year.
Christmas Soy Wax Aromatherapy Candle
As the winter nights draw in, lighting a festive candle becomes routine – making them one of the best Secret Santa gifts! We love this Soy Wax Candle from the Little Peace company that is packed with the classic festive scents of Orange, Cinnamon and Clove (and you can also get it gift wrapped to save you time if you’re last-minute Secret Santa shopping!)
Decorate Your Own Chocolate Nutcracker
Christmas is a great excuse for eating and giving Chocolate, and we are so here for it. Go one step further and gift something that is not only edible but is also a bit of a craft project in itself! Choc on Choc’s Decorate Your Own Chocolate Nutcracker is a fun Christmas activity for any age, and will taste delicious once all of the decorating work is done too.
We hope you’ve found something to inspire you to be the best present picker with the best secret santa gifts by budget!
P.S. Discover more of our top Secret Santa picks for stationery lovers!