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Secret Santa gift ideas

By Victoria Cowan, 21 October 2021

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….and with the anticipation of cosy nights, your favourite Christmas songs on the radio, and the hunt for the perfect festive dress, also comes the inevitable stress of gift buying. At this point you’re most likely part of at least three different Secret Santa groups, there’s multiple friend groups, then there’s your coworkers and lest we forget, the fam! While Secret Santa is supposed to be all about fun, finding the perfect Secret Santa gift can be quite a chore, made even worse when you have zero idea what someone likes or enjoys. So, whether you’re looking for Secret Santa gift exchange ideas, Secret Santa gifts for a coworker or the perfect ideas for secret sister gifts, we’ve put together the ultimate Secret Santa gift guide for you! Consider it our Secret Santa gift to you!

Secret Santa gifts for everyone

If you’re lucky you might draw the name of your work best friend, favourite sister, or lovely mum to be your Secret Santa, but if the candy cane swings the other way you could also end up drawing the name of your boss or your bf's sister, not the most ideal Secret Santa gift exchange situation. Add to that the constraints of a budget, and Secret Santa gift-giving can feel like an insurmountable snow-covered hurdle. Luckily, in true elf style, we’ve done the work for you and found some great Secret Santa gifts that could work for everyone, from jewellery to homeware and beauty items to accessories, there’s an option for everyone and every budget. If all else fails, a beautifully wrapped gift card with a thoughtful note could prove to be the perfect Secret Santa gift.

  1. Birth Flower bracelet
    Birth Flower bracelet
    Birth Flower bracelet
    As low as €17.99
  2. Holographic cadeauverpakking | My Jewellery
    Holographic gift package
  3. Armband dubbel strass hartje | My Jewellery
    Double rhinestone heart bracelet
  4. Two rhinestone heart necklace
    Two rhinestone heart necklace
  5. Oorbellen open hart | My Jewellery
    Open heart earrings
    Open heart earrings
    As low as €19.99
  6. Zodiac ketting met strass steentjes | My Jewellery
    Zodiac rhinestone necklace
    Zodiac rhinestone necklace
    As low as €19.99
  7. Oranje pasjeshouder met croco design | My Jewellery
    Orange crocodile print card holder
  8. Lichtpaarse pasjeshouder met croco design | My Jewellery
    Light purple crocodile print card holder
  9. Vintage lichtblauwe ringen display | My Jewellery
    Light blue vintage ring display

Personalised Secret Santa ideas

We’re big fans of the Initial Collection for a Secret Santa gift that’s considerate and personal, but works for everyone, after all you only need to know their name to get them a piece of initial jewellery. If you’re looking for Secret Santa ideas for someone a little closer to you, a personalised piece of jewellery from the Zodiac Collection is a beautifully thoughtful Secret Santa gift. Trust us, everyone will want you to be their Secret Santa next year!

  1. Roze armband lint journey | My Jewellery
    Pink rope bracelet - journey
  2. Birth Flower ring with flower
    Birth Flower ring with flower
  3. Clear rhinestone earrings
    Clear rhinestone earrings
    Clear rhinestone earrings
    As low as €17.99
  4. Souvenir beige ‘love summer’ charm bracelet | My Jewellery
    Souvenir beige ‘love summer’ charm bracelet
  5. Oranje armband lint adventure | My Jewellery
    Orange rope bracelet - adventure
  6. Orange blossom ring
    Orange blossom ring
    Orange blossom ring
    As low as €30.00
  7. Oorringen met parels & transparante stenen | My Jewellery
    Pearl & transparent stone earrings
  8. Armband met schelp & summer tekst | My Jewellery
    Bracelet with summer painting on shell
  9. Birth Flower charm necklace with rhinestone
    Birth Flower charm necklace with rhinestone

Perfect Secret Santa gifts for her

The term diamonds are a girl’s best friend is a classic for very good reason, us girls love a bit of jewellery! So if you’d like to get your Secret Santa some jewellery, but you’re not sure what kind of jewellery they’d like, put on your Santa detective hat and try to do a little stealthy research. Observe whether they tend to wear silver jewellery or gold jewellery, what kind of jewellery (bracelets, necklaces, rings) they wear, if she wears a lot of earrings, if her style tends to be minimal or statement, feminine or edgy etc. and go from there. Follow those steps and we’re sure you’ll end up choosing the perfect Secret Santa gifts for your gift exchange.  Alternatively, if she's not much of a jewellery fan, why not get her a homeware Secret Santa gift. Every woman appreciates a candle with matching candlestick, or a little wellness and self-care with a face roller. Secret Santa gift success guaranteed!

  1. Light pink small jewellery case
    Light pink small jewellery case
  2. White socks with black très belle
    White socks with black très belle
  3. Vintage paarse ringen display | My Jewellery
    Purple vintage ring display
  4. Small black jewellery case | My Jewellery
    Small black jewellery case
  5. Vintage lichtblauwe ringen display | My Jewellery
    Light blue vintage ring display
  6. Black jewellery box | My Jewellery
    Black jewellery case
  7. Vintage gele ringen display | My Jewellery
    Yellow vintage ring display
  8. Pink Gua Sha massage stone | Gua Sha | My Jewellery
    Pink Gua Sha massage stone
  9. Black earring display with two layers
    Black earring display with two layers

Fun gift exchange ideas

If you’ve found the perfect Secret Santa gift or Christmas gift, it’s now time to design the perfect gift exchange game. There’s so many fun ones around, including games that can also be adapted to the size and makeup of the group, so whether it’s you and your closest friends or the whole office team together, there’s sure to be a fun Secret Santa gift exchange game to fit the bill. These are some of our favourites that we can’t wait to try out at our office Christmas party! 

1. White Elephant gift exchange - This unpredictable game is a great idea for a Secret Santa gift exchange game if you’re playing with a group of colleagues. The idea is that everyone contributes a wrapped Secret Santa gift which is placed under the tree to form a large gift pile. Then numbers are drawn from an elf hat or stocking (gotta make it festive!) The person who gets to go first chooses and unwraps a Secret Santa gift and shows it to everyone. The player who drew no. 2 gets to go second and either ‘steal’ the first present or choose their own from the pile. Once again they must unwrap the gift and show it off to the group. Player no.3 does the same and so it goes. Everyone whose gift is stolen gets to go again, until everyone has a gift.

2. Secret Santa Musical chairs - Start by giving everyone a seat and a gift, then push play on the festive Christmas song or Christmas carol. While the music plays the gifts are passed around the circle until the music stops. Whichever gift you’ve ended up with is the Secret Santa gift for you! You can always make it last longer by limiting the number of gifts per round, and everyone with a gift sits out the next rounds. 

3. Holiday Trivia - Who doesn’t love a bit of Trivia? Prepare for some heated game playing for this one! Give it a festive twist with Christmas themed questions and you’ve got yourself the ultimate Secret Santa gift exchange game.

  1. Coral layered puff sleeve dress
    Coral layered puff sleeve dress
    Coral layered puff sleeve dress
    As low as €23.00 Regular Price €45.99
  2. Souvenir rode armband amour | My Jewellery
    Souvenir red amour charm bracelet
  3. Blue V-shaped terry bikini bottom
    Blue V-shaped terry bikini bottom
    Blue V-shaped terry bikini bottom
    As low as €9.00 Regular Price €17.99
  4. Birth Flower bracelet
    Birth Flower bracelet
    Birth Flower bracelet
    As low as €17.99
  5. Green shiny swimsuit
    Green shiny swimsuit
    Green shiny swimsuit
    As low as €20.00 Regular Price €39.99
  6. Zwarte schoudertas croco print | Schoudertassen | My Jewellery
    Black shoulder bag with croco print
  7. Souvenir multicoloured braided pearl bracelet
    Souvenir multicoloured braided pearl bracelet
  8. Black bow back maxi dress
    Black bow back maxi dress
    Black bow back maxi dress
    As low as €39.99
  9. Birth Flower ring with flower
    Birth Flower ring with flower

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