some secret santa Christmas gifts for colleagues you might not have thought of

£15 or less: Secret Santa Christmas gifts for colleagues

Secret Santa gifts for colleagues can be difficult to choose, but it’s no reason to despair! We’re here to help.

If you’re staring at your Secret Santa name this year thinking: “What on Earth am I going to buy them?” then this list is for you.

The best Secret Santa Christmas gifts for colleagues

Really good socks

Hear us out! A really comfortable set of socks is un-ironically a fantastic gift for a colleague, despite the stigma around socks. Bonus points for getting a bit of personalisation in there.

Candles

Winter is very much the indoor season, especially for those that already enjoy the great indoors. Seasonal scented candles are a lovely treat for colleagues that like a cosy night in.

Credit card tool

The perfect present for the perpetually over-prepared. Credit card tools work as can-openers, screwdrivers, bottle, openers, wrenches, and compasses.

Just in case you end up stranded in the Alaskan wilderness on your way back from Pret.

Steel straws

Plastic straws are on the way out, but not everyone is happy with the paper straw, and some people with disabilities can’t enjoy their drinks without a straw.

A stainless steel straw is the perfect alternative and a great gift for a colleague. Infinitely reusable, just as good as plastic, and saves your Secret Santa from soggy-straw-mouth.

Spider catcher

Did you know it’s a myth that spiders move inside during winter to escape the cold? But it’s true that humans do!

Clearing creepy crawlies from the house during the winter months without killing (or touching!) them is simple with a spider catcher.

Cards Against Humanity

One of the modern greats in party games, and all-but guaranteed to produce at least one memorable moment per round.

The full game will stretch your budget, but versions are out there for £15 and less.

A custom coffee/tea mug

There’s few things more aggravating than seeing someone using “your” mug, is there? Of course it doesn’t have your name on it, and it looks like all the other mugs, but it’s YOUR mug.

A problem easily solved with a personalised mug to your Secret Santa.

Hot sauces

For some people there’s really nothing more exciting than a new thermonuclear, sinus-searing hot sauce. A brilliant stocking filler and a great Secret Santa gift for colleagues with a capsicum addiction.

A book of insults

Sick of hearing the same tired insults in your office banter? Spice up the chat with a selection box of new insults, put-downs, castigations, and ripostes.

A desk fan or hot water battle

Equip your Secret Santa with a weapon to fight their guerrilla war in the battle over office air temperature.

A speaking button

If you’ve never seen one before, it’s a programmable button that says a phrase when pressed to celebrate little victories. Get them in “yes”, “no”, “sorry”, or even Donald Trump catchphrases.

A Christmas gift card

The Love2shop gift card is always one of our most popular Christmas gifts for colleagues. You can also go single-store if you know exactly what your Secret Santa likes, or you can use a multi-retailer card to cover all your bases.

Head massager

If you’re going to sit there and say you can resist having a go on a head massager, we’re going to say you’re lying. Even dogs love playing with them.

Over to you

When it comes to giving Christmas gifts for colleague, Secret Santa is great fun. Gifts like gift cards and vouchers work, and make sure there’s a light-hearted, personalised gift for everyone in the office.

If you can’t find a volunteer to run your Secret Santa, or you want to give your teams a gift from the business to thank them for their hard work, gift cards make an excellent choice.

They let everyone pick out a special gift for themselves, and they’re an easy gift to organise no matter how many people you need to recognise at Christmas.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more, we’re always happy to chat!

*All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1000 employees. Fieldwork was undertaken between 11th – 19th November 2021. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of British business size.