The Ultimate Secret Santa Guide

It’s official - the Christmas Countdown has begun.

So if you’ve heard the dreaded whispers of “Secret Santa” and are running out of time to find the perfect pressie - fear not! We’ve rounded up a selection of ideas and inspiration to help you out - whether for an intimidating boss or a long lost cousin.


What better way to your colleagues heart than a cute little gift for their furry loved one. We all know the pet-enthusiasts of the office (showing you pictures of their pup at any given moment or posting insta-stories of their cat every Sunday). It’s an instant win, can’t offend, and doesn’t get into a territory of anything too personal.

Our favourites on the market?

Fairisle Christmas Dog Jumper, £9.00, Available from Boohoo

Snowman Christmas Neckerchief, £10.00, Available from NotOnTheHighStreet

Santa’s Little Helper Dog Beanie Hat, £6.00, Available from Accessorize


When rules come into play and your Secret Santa has to be “home-made” where do you start? How will you fit in the time to find the materials, let alone get creative? These kits will give you a head start.

Make Your Own Soap Kit, £10.00, Available from M&S

Black Glass Personalised Photo Coaster, £6.99, Available from Giftpup

Dark Chocolate Truffle Making Kit, £9.99, Available from Oxfam


Drawn out the name of the most particular person in the office? One of those people who seem to have everything they could possible need? Don’t panic. Some of these simple gifts are impossible not to like, but won’t break the bank either!

Ginger Votive Candle, £12.00, Available from The White Company

Neom Luxury Organics Energy Boosting On The Go Mist, £8.00, Available from Selfridges

Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Festive Shower Gel Bauble, £10.00, Available from Molton Brown


If the pressure is off and your Secret Santa is not taken too seriously - why not have some fun with your Christmas surprise!

NPW Inflatable Queen Crown, £4.50, Available from John Lewis

The Elf on the Shelf Christmas Tradition, £22.95, Available from Elf on The Shelf

Ring for Prosecco Bell, £5.00, Available from Hawkin


If you want to spread a bit of festive joy, but don’t know whether you are giving to a scrooge or a Christmas fanatic - an easy way to keep people happy, either way, is through their tummies! Why not add to their feast with one of these tasty treats!

Harrods Spiced Coffee, £13.00, Available from Harrods

Charbonnel et Walker Kir Royale Chocolate Truffles, £14.50, Available from Harvey Nichols

Tipplesworth Espresso Martini Cocktail Mixer, £6.99, Available from Selfridges

So whether you’ve started practising your best “thank you so much I love it” face or can’t wait for your secret santa surprise - good luck! We hope these gifts may give you some inspiration.