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Top 15 Secret Santa gifts | The best Secret Santa gifts to suit your budget

By Emily Huxtable - 10th November 2023

Top 15 Secret Santa gifts laid out on wooden table with lit Christmas tree in background

It’s no surprise that the festive season brings up some activities we might prefer to avoid. The colleague you don’t know so well suggests Secret Santa for the office, and begrudgingly, you pick their name out of the hat. But, don’t fear! Secret Santa doesn’t have to be hard. We want to make it so easy for you that you are excited to pick a name out next year. So when that colleague, now your friend (because of the great gift you got them last year) suggests Secret Santa, you are filled with joy. With its Scandi roots, we want to bring back the feeling of the Swedish Julklapp tradition. The child-like excitement of knocking on a neighbour's door only to present them with a surprise gift. Or, simply to give us that special feeling of doing something nice for someone, just because. 

The task of managing a set budget can pose some annoying obstacles and you might think it difficult to find something cheerful, but cheap, that’s guaranteed to please. Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. With our range of thoughtful treats and novelty tokens, you’ll be able to tick off that tricky Secret Santa gift with ease - all while staying under budget! 

In the following, you’ll get to explore gifts under £5, £10 and £20. Each one has been picked with the utmost thought and consideration so your giftee can feel truly appreciated this Christmas.

Gifts £5 and under

Popcorn Shed Toasted Marshmallow Gourmet Popcorn on top of raised surface with pink backdrop

Popcorn Shed Toasted Marshmallow Gourmet Popcorn

A delicious, festive treat is maybe the most foolproof Secret Santa gift of all. Paired with an attractive price, seasonal snacks are a great budget-friendly gift idea. 

With endless edible delights to choose from, our top choice is Popcorn Shed’s Toasted Marshmallow Popcorn. A great gift for under £5, Popcorn Shed has an array of flavours for every dietary preference. Ideal for when you get the coworker that sits on the opposite end of the office, you only need to know what they avoid at lunch to give them a Christmas to remember.



Green Cuisine Hangover Comforter Christmas Cracker

Does your Secret Santa love to drink a little too much? This little Christmas cracker from Green Cuisine is the perfect cure for their hangover. Funny and practical, this novelty cracker contains two teabags infused with herbs and spices guaranteed to ease their head. 

This token gift fits comfortably under a £5 budget at £3. So, if you’re celebrating Secret Santa with your whole office, this cracker would be ideal for that pub-loving coworker to enjoy after your annual Christmas party!


Green Cuisine Hangover Comforter Christmas Cracker on top of fake snow with beige coloured backdrop
Sloth bottle stopper in the top of a white bottle with glasses in background

Sloth Bottle Stopper

Another failsafe choice for the alcohol lover in your life, our novelty bottle stoppers put the fun in functional. 

Ideal for your housemate who adores a tipple or two or your distant relative with a love for wine, pick from our array of funny and sweet bar accessories to create a Secret Santa to remember. Our favourite pick has got to be our Sloth Bottle Stopper. A great addition to an animal lover’s barware selection, this bottle stopper is sure to make them smile. 

Gifts £10 and under

Mr Heron Men's Bamboo Beer Socks

Looking for an easy-pleaser for a male friend? Or a trustworthy option for that family member who you know loves a pint? These novelty beer socks from Mr Heron make the perfect funny Secret Santa gift for him and all for just £8 a pair! 

As comfy as they are fun, Mr Heron specialises in creating out-there accessories that don’t miss out on comfort. With a sumptuous bamboo blend, these accessories are extra cosy and besides, what Christmas is complete without some socks?

Mr Heron Men's Bamboo Beer Socks laid out on top of white backdrop
Tiny Matchbox Ceramic Star Token open on top of beige coloured surface showing star token inside

Tiny Matchbox Ceramic Star Token

If your giftee adores trinkets, our selection of matchbox gifts is the perfect mini treat or add-on to the final present. An adorable little good luck charm for them to take on their day-to-day, this piece makes a super thoughtful gift. 

Coming in at just over £5, these little £6 tokens are packaged up in a unique matchbox designed in-house. With a little shooting star token made of ceramic hidden inside a decorative box reading ‘make a wish' this Tiny Matchbox Ceramic Star Token makes for a great festive choice. Let your Secret Santa wish upon the stars!

You Are Wonderful Flower Trinket Dish

If you’re holding Secret Santa with your close friendship group, we have the perfect thoughtful gifts to fit that occasion too. 

Remind your giftee how great they are with our sweet You Are Wonderful Flower Trinket Dish. A meaningful reminder, this jewellery storage gift is a great choice for those with a £10 budget, costing you £8. With a floral shape and a quote reading ‘you are simply wonderful’ in the centre, this little tray will be sure to hold a special place in their heart.

You Are Wonderful Flower Trinket Dish on top of natural coloured surface with gold jewellery inside

Gifts £20 and under

Ceramic Father Christmas mug filled with hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows against dark backdrop

Ceramic Father Christmas Mug

Our novelty Ceramic Father Christmas Mug is as cute as it is silly! With a depiction of Santa Claus on the front, this statement kitchen accessory would make the perfect Secret Santa gift for a festivities-obsessed friend or family member. Or, treat them to this as their exclusive Christmas mug. 

No matter if they prefer tea or coffee, they’ll be able to enjoy it with ease with this funny, festive mug.

Weekly Positivity Floral Desktop Flip Chart

For mindfulness lovers, this handy desk accompaniment is the perfect treat. A great choice for those who look for the good in their day-to-day, our bestselling Positivity Flip Chart would make a great addition to their home or by their side at work. 

With an array of meaningful quotes across 52 pages, this flip chart can be changed weekly to inspire fresh affirmations. Paired with quirky illustrations, and coming in at under £15, this fun memento makes a wonderful Secret Santa choice.

Weekly Positivity Floral Desktop Flip Chart on top of neutral coloured surface
Cath Kidston The Artist's Kingdom Nail Care Kit laid out on top of pink coloured backdrop with products outside of tin

Cath Kidston The Artist's Kingdom Nail Care Kit

If your Secret Santa is an avid at-home salon user or just loves to take good care of their hands, this set from Cath Kidston would be the ideal choice. 

Coming in at £14, this little tin is adorned with ornate botanicals in pinks, greens and blues and contains the perfect selection of nail care products. Including a hand cream and cuticle cream in a dreamy sandalwood and citrus scent, this set is finished off with a patterned nail file and a matching nail clipper stamped with the Cath Kidston logo. 

With everything they need to take care of their hands on a daily basis, each product can be packaged up and transported in the included tin. Perfect for your housemate who stresses about weak nails or a family member who’s precious about their manicure, this is a pick you won’t want to miss.

Blue Starry Night Wax Burner

Is your Secret Santa always discussing home fragrance? What better way to treat them this Christmas than with a wax burner to suit their taste? If they’re a lover of the traditional candle, introduce them to the joy of wax burners this Christmas. With a wide range of designs to choose from, our Starry Night Wax Burner makes for a great seasonal pick they can enjoy year after year. In a navy shade adorned with gold motifs, this home accessory is a great gift for the eclectic.

Pair this piece with some seasonal pumpkin spice wax melts to create a winning Secret Santa gift. Or, if your Secret Santa is a firm fan of wax burners already, these wax melts from The Candle Brand make a great affordable present alone, coming in under £5 at £4.50.

Blue Starry Night Wax Burner on top of wooden counter in front of mirror
Zodiac Charm Ribbon Bookmark coming out of books

Zodiac Charm Ribbon Bookmark

Astrology lovers rejoice! Our personalised Zodiac Charm Ribbon Bookmark makes a great Secret Santa gift for under £20. With a choice of colourful ribbon and your recipient’s star sign symbol debossed on a charm in gold, silver or rose gold, this gift is irresistible. 

Let them cosy up on the sofa and keep their place in their new book with this personalised bookmark. All you need to know is their birthday!

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery

If your Secret Santa this year is an avid plant lover, this adorable coffee table book will fit perfectly in their collection. With an array of expert advice on caring for your plant friends alongside in-depth descriptions of 16 unique types, this book will solve all your green-thumbed worries. 

Why not pair this under £20 gift with a personalised bookmark for a seriously impressive Secret Santa present?

The Little Book of House Plants and Other Greenery book stacked on top of more copied with candle holder and planter
100ml Tastes Like Christmas Spiced Gin on top of wooden counter with glass in foreground

100ml Tastes Like Christmas Spiced Gin

Ah… The crowd pleaser! If you’re falling short on ideas, a bottle of your recipient’s favourite spirit is bound to go down a treat. For the gin lovers, our Tastes Like Christmas Spiced Gin is infused with delicious cinnamon, ginger and orange to create a festive tipple they’ll love. Coming in at only £12, this little novelty gift will fit comfortably under a £20 budget.

Served with a classic tonic or their favourite soft drink, you really can’t get better than a refreshing alcohol gift from your Secret Santa.

Gold Star Hoop Earrings

The perfect treat for those with a bigger budget, maybe you’re looking for a suitable Secret Santa gift for your close friends, or something extra special for a family member. Our Gold Star Hoop Earrings are a fun twist on the everyday classic. 

A great festive addition to their wardrobe whilst keeping things sleek, these earrings will take £18 out of your budget, making it great if you’re wanting to keep your cost under £20. These hoops are also available in silver if that’s their preferred finish.

Gold Star Hoop Earrings laid out on top of beige coloured fabric
Orange Five Year Thought a Day Journal on top of wooden counter

Orange Five Year Thought a Day Journal

Gift your Secret Santa a present that will truly mean something with our Orange Five Year Thought a Day Journal.

Spanning over 5 years, your giftee can keep track of their thoughts, feelings and experiences to create a lasting memory book. A great choice for those looking for a more meaningful Secret Santa gift, this little notebook is under £15 and would be perfect if your Secret Santa is a close friend.

Still stuck for inspiration? Delve deeper into our range of saviour Secret Santa gifts here.