Secret Santa Gift Ideas | General

It’s that time of the year when every party you get invited to has one thing in common – a Secret Santa gift. Whether it’s your Christmas party at work, a mini-Christmas brunch with friends or a big Christmas lunch with family – Secret Santa has become a great way to take off the pressure of finding a gift for everybody attending the lunch. And while some may find the idea of Secret Santa exciting, others find it challenging not knowing what to buy. Well to make your lives a little less stressful, we’ve compiled a list of ideas you can use to take the stress away from Secret Santa – and just enjoy the celebration.



  1. Customized Items:
    • Personalized mug, keychain, or ornament with the recipient's name or a special message.
    • Customized desk accessories, such as a mouse pad or notepad.
  2. Self-Care Gifts:
    • Scented candles or essential oils.
    • Bath bombs or bath salts.
    • Cozy socks or a soft blanket.
    • A small plant or succulent for their desk.
  3. Food and Drink:
    • Gourmet chocolates or a selection of favorite candies.
    • Specialty teas or coffee blends.
    • A set of unique hot sauces or spices.
    • Customized cookie or brownie mix in a jar.
  4. Tech Gadgets:
    • Popsocket for their phone.
    • USB flash drive in a unique design.
    • Bluetooth speakers or headphones.
    • A power bank (we live in load-shedding after all)
  5. Hobbies and Interests:
    • A book by their favorite author or a bestseller.
    • Puzzle or board game for entertainment.
    • Art supplies for the creative individual.
    • Sports-related items, like a mini basketball hoop or golf accessories.
  6. Fashion Accessories:
    • Scarf, gloves, or beanie in a stylish design.
    • Festive jewellery
    • Fun and festive holiday-themed socks.
  7. Desk Decor:
    • Desk organizer or stationery set.
    • Quirky office supplies or desk toys.
    • Inspirational quotes or motivational desk decor.
  8. Subscription Services:
    • A one-month subscription to a streaming service.
    • Monthly book or magazine subscription.
    • Subscription box related to their interests, such as a snack box, beauty box, or hobby-specific box.
  9. Cooking and Kitchen Gadgets:
    • Unique kitchen utensils or gadgets.
    • Personalized cutting board.
    • A set of gourmet spices or flavored oils.
  10. Outdoor and Adventure:
    • Portable camping gear, like a compact lantern or multitool.
    • Insulated water bottle or travel mug.
    • Adventure or travel-themed journal.
  11. Fitness and Wellness:
    • Resistance bands or a yoga mat.
    • Fitness tracker or water bottle with a built-in infuser.
    • Healthy snacks or protein bars.
  12. Gift Cards:
    • Choose a gift card to their favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or online store.



Remember to consider the recipient's personality, preferences, and any information you might have about their likes and dislikes. The thoughtfulness behind the gift often matters more than the price, so choose something that shows you put effort into selecting a meaningful present.