Gift Ideas For Secret Santa

Secret Santa can be great fun whether this is with your friends, family or colleagues. Secret Santa can also be a great way to save money by purchasing just one gift as opposed to presents for the entire group, but it can also be tricky to know what to get people. Keep reading for advice that should help you to find the perfect Secret Santa gift.

What You Need to Consider

First, you need to consider a few factors and parameters for the gift. You need to know how much the spending limit is on the gift (you should never go above this) and then consider the individual and the kind of hobbies that they have and things that they like. You also need to consider things like allergies and if they are vegan. 

So, what are a few good Secret Santa gift ideas?


A cookbook can be a great gift idea for anyone, especially someone that is a foodie. A cookbook is a gift that keeps on giving as it can show people how to cook many new and delicious meals, which will enrich their life in many ways and be something that they can use for the rest of their life.


When in doubt, you cannot go wrong with a chocolate gift particularly at this time of the year. Chocolate is always a treat and well-received, especially if the recipient has a sweet tooth. You should try to find out their preference and then find a nice box or bar, such as luxury white chocolate.

Novelty Mug

Novelty mugs can be a great Secret Santa gift idea, especially for someone with a sense of humour. A novelty mug can be a funny gift but also one that is practical, particularly for someone that likes to enjoy a hot drink often throughout the working day.

Board Games

Board games have enjoyed a resurgence in recent times and will make for a brilliant Secret Santa gift as it can be a fun activity that is shared with the entire group. The key will be making sure that it is a board game that they do not own, so you will want to steer clear of the classics and opt for something unique and/or new.

This post should give you a few ideas and hopefully help you to find the perfect Secret Santa present. Secret Santa can be great fun for a group of people, but it can sometimes be challenging to find the right gift for a recipient.