Secret Santa is a novelty that few people actually enjoy. You often end up with someone you don’t know that well, then have to hunt for a present on a tiny budget. And is anyone ever bowled over by the gift they receive? Not really.
But seeing as it continues to be a tradition, we’ve scoured the shops to find things you may want to spend a tenner on that your chosen person will actually appreciate.
There’s everything from fashion, accessories, beauty, travel and books to shop from. Good luck!
Great for anyone who commutes to work and needs to keep their Oyster cards, train tickets, or railcards all in one place. Or even if they don’t, it can be used to store coffee shop loyalty cards. Having the initial of their name gives the present an added personal touch.
A simple, and considerably less smelly, solution to give to a cheese-lover, this bauble is a fun twist for a foodie – and something they can hang on their tree for years to come.
Do they squeeze in a yoga class before work or on a lunch break? This towel could be ideal – it’s compact, travel-friendly and folds down to fit into a case that’s no bigger than your hand. If they aren’t a yoga bunny already, it might inspire them to take up the practice in the new year.
Patterned Scarf, H&M, £9.99
A fashionable, functional scarf is a no-brainer. If they wear a lot of colour, buy this tartan one, or for a minimalist, try a more muted shade like grey or navy.
For a beauty fiend, this tinted lip balm is perfect for desk-side top-ups and offers a touch of luxury in the novelty tradition. It’s hydrating with a wash of soft pink.
The newest book from Adam Kay is a collection of diary entries about working on a ward during the festive period. If it’s anything like his debut book, This Is Going To Hurt, it’s going to be a good one, filled with humour and poignance.
Everyone loves their sleep. If your pick of the group is someone who travels a lot, this mask will make getting some shut-eye a little bit easier. There are two patterns to pick from, tartan or winter wonderland, we’ll let you decide.
A Christmas classic – and before you dismiss as “boring”, socks are an essential wardrobe item, especially when it’s freezing outside. Go for blue, or choose from other colours including beige, black and a vibrant orange.
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.