Secret Santa gifts they'll actually want to receive

It’s a staple of the Christmas countdown in the office, and – we’ll admit – something that gets us a little more stressed than it ought (especially when your Secret Santa is that guy from accounts you only awkwardly cross paths with in the lift). But don't fear. If you’re stuck for a gift idea this year, we’ve rounded up ten fabulous Secret Santa gift ideas that your recipient will actually want to keep.


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1. For the eco-conscious one

Stojo Collapsible Cup


A good travel cup is a must-have for eco-conscious caffeine addicts but lugging around a bulky travel mug is no fun. Enter the Stojo cup. A smart solution for morning cuppas on the go, its collapsible design means it will fit in just a pocket. Genius. 

Stojo, Collapsible Cup, £11.99


2. For the beauty addict

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara Mini


Give their eyelashes the love they deserve with this cute mini version of Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara – a firm favourite among beauty gurus. Trust us, it’ll be a welcome addition to anyone’s makeup stash.  

Benefit, Roller Lash Mini Mascara, £11


3. For the '80s obsessive

Ridleys Music Trivia Tapes


If your Secret Santa is obsessed with the '80s (to be fair, who isn't right now?), test their music knowledge with these '80s quiz cards and relive the decade that brought us mullets, spandex and the best musical bangers.

Ridleys, Music Trivia Tapes, £7


4. For the chocoholic

Prestat Pink Champagne Chocolate Truffles


Chocolate and champagne? Yes please. Swap the same old tin of Quality Street for a mouth-watering collection of these handcrafted, champagne-infused chocolate truffles. We won’t judge if you decide to keep the box for yourself.

Prestat, Pink Champagne Chocolate Truffles, £15

5. For the fan of rosé

Gift Republic Bath Bomb Pouch


Who doesn’t love a cheeky glass of rosé? Instead of getting them their favourite bottle of wine, opt for these sparkly bath bombs for a bit of well-deserved me-time. With a fabulous wine scent and pale pink glitter, pampering fanatics and rosé obsessives alike will be impressed.


Gift Republic, Bath Bomb Pouch, £7


6. For the cheese lover

Cartwright and Butler Cheese Lover Gift Set


If your Secret Santa recipient is a cheese aficionado, they’ll love a gift that complements their fancy gourmet nights at home. Complete with wafers and sweet apple chutney for a lovely mix of flavours, it’s the perfect partner for that after-dinner (or pre-dinner, we won’t judge) cheese board.

Cartwright and Butler, Cheese Lover Gift Set, £20


7. For the one always on the move

Hip Reusable Water Bottle


A hip flask? But for water? Perfect for keeping hydrated during a jam-packed working week, this shape is a lot chicer than your average bottle. If only it was for gin when that 4pm budget meeting looms...

Hip, Reusable Water Bottle, £14.99


8. For the lipstick hoarder

Mac Mini Lipstick

MAC lipsticks are so iconic they don’t really need an introduction. With nine highly covetable hues to choose from (including the cult shade Ruby Woo), these handbag-friendly sizes of MAC's bestsellers are just the ticket for beauty buffs.

Mac, Mini Lipstick, £10


9. For the music lover

Kangol Bluetooth Pod Speaker


Surprise your Secret Santa by wrapping up this small and mighty (and very affordable, we must add) Bluetooth speaker. Great for impromptu Abba listening sessions, educational podcasts and everything else in between.

Kangol, Bluetooth Pod Speaker, £15


10. For the competitive one

Blue Sky Studios Beer Pong


Throw it back to the good old uni days with a cheeky game of beer pong, perfect for your colleague who’s always the life of the party. Fun times guaranteed.

Blue Sky Studios, Beer Pong, £5