Secret Santa Christmas Gifts You’ll Actually Want To Give – All For £25 And Under

Find affordable but lovely presents that won't just end up in the bin.

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by Remy Farrell |

If the thought of being assigned a co-worker, friend or family member for secret santa fills you with dread, you've come to the right place . There is nothing worse than last minute panic buying for someone, especially with a tight budget in place. If you want to show you care a little bit more than giving something plastic that will just end up in the bin (v. unsustainable), we've curated a selection of chic, useful and funny secret Santa gifts that actually look expensive and well thought-out, scoring you major points.

So, to find the perfect gift for the colleague in HR that you've never really spoken to, our list of ideas might inspire you to find the present they didn't even know they needed until now...

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SHOP: The Best Secret Santa Gifts For £25 And Under

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What could be better than the gift of a good night's sleep? Rebecca Tracey's handcrafted, small batch washes are made with ethically sourced ingredients and relaxing and soothing hints of orange, frankincense and ylang ylang.

Estella Bartlett Gold-Plated Accessories Cracker, £95 at Liberty
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As beautifully packaged as you would expect from Liberty, this festive cracker contains a gold plated earring and bracelet set from brother and sister design duo Estella Bartlett guaranteed to impress.

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The office party starter will love a set of affordable martini glasses, perfect for hosting on New Years Eve.

Anna & Nina, Blunt Twisted Long Candle, £19, at Hush
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Show off your exceptionally good taste with a contemporary candle from Anna and Nina at Hush that looks far more expensive than its £18.

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For the creative who is always doodling, or even just a Nick Cave fan, these colourful pencils will brighten up their desk, even if they're still working from home.

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'All about feeding ourselves and our families with less stress but with all the 'wow' of an Ottolenghi meal' this cookbook meets notebook has recipes, stores and spaces to scribble on and add to to make these dishes all their own.

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A lovely addition to any sideboard or dressing table, this chic little gift looks far more expensive than its £4. Ideal for the forgetful one who always misplaces their keys.. and jewellery.. and hair bobbles...

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Laundry products might not seem like the first or most obvious choice, but there is something decadent about the cedarwood, amber and iris scent of Kair's Signature Finishing Spray that leaves an uplifting fragrance in the wearers wake. Perfect for the Marie Kondo fan who takes neatness seriously.

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Get the first class, jet setting experience with Glow Hub's Gateway to Glow skincare set. Inside is a jelly cleanser, cleansing mitt, serum mist and cool whip moisturiser for an easy 3 step routine to great skin. in fact, this might be a gift too good to give away.. Does self gifting count in secret Santa?

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No need to dodge the mistletoe, Lottie London's deep conditioning, overnight lip masks are now available in delicious Christmas ready scents - toasted marshmallow and cinnamon swirl.

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The ultimate experience for chocolate lovers, Hotel Chocolat's Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience is hosted by a live chocolate expert via teams so the lucky recipient can enjoy from the comfort of their own home. They'll eat their way through one of the brands 'Everything H-Boxes' during an hour of delicious escapism and learn everything about all things chocolate from bean to bar.

This Works, Soothe and Sleep Set, £9
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Possibly the worst kept secret in wellness, fans of This Works' Pillow Spray are evangelical about it - so if you know someone who is yet to try, give them the Soothe and Sleep Christmas cracker that also includes the Stress Check Mood Manager aromatherapy spray, and await the grateful 'thank yous'.

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Is is us, or does personalised chocolate taste that much better?

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They might not have been able to travel this year, but & Other Stories transportive Perle de Coco fragrance is a sweet, fresh, coconutty journey to memories of bare feet in the sand.

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This organic and vegan hand care gift set will nourish and replenish dry hands, and 10% sales go to EDS UK, offering support to people touched by all types of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

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Fans of the Rosé will love the latest red offering from Quatre Vin. The blend of Grenache and Syrah has notes of red cherry fruit, pomegranate, and a touch of spice.

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Grooming on the go made easy, ideal for the man who's beard is his talking point.

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Want to treat a fabulous woman in your life but not sure what to get her? Simply pick your budget, tell the sisters a little about the recipient like her age, lifestyle and interests and they will hand-select the products for your recipient's box and gift wrap them to be posted directly. Stress free shopping!

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A good scarf is the gift that keeps on giving, so for a present that they will actually use try Cotton On's colourful brushed scarves to keep them warm this winter.

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Getting bored of Charades? Shake up the Christmas games with a few spirited rounds of Sing It Back, choreography optional.

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A mug is a classic secret santa gift, but if you're shopping for a coffee addict opt for a beautiful design they'll love to use again and again.

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We all know someone impossibly green-fingered who invested in plants during lockdown and has still managed to keep them alive. Give them the gift of peace for Christmas for only £20 for a 70-cm lily.

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This coffee subscription box can be bought with fortnightly, monthly, bi-monthly or a one off trial options, and features premium coffee from independent roasting partners and tasty snacks from partners like Tonys Chocolney, Mr. Black Spirits, Brave Foods & The Protein Ball Co. Throughout December RiSE are donating £1 from every box sold to Crisis.

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& Other Stories beauty offerings are some of the best on the hight street, so treat them to a little make up must have for only £15.

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Vegan friends will love this oatmeal soap, suitable for all skin types and gentle enough for sensitive skin. Enriched with 6 nourishing oils and butters, this soap bar is perfect way to calm and soothe the skin and treat someone with an ethical and sustainable gift.

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One of those gifts that everyone needs but rarely has, this Aries bottle opener even comes in gift box that stylish friends are sure to enjoy.

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These thick, soft socks come in the same charming prints as Cath Kidson's pyjama range and are guaranteed to help them feel the festive magic.

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If wine isn't their tipple, a craft beer selection will go down a treat.

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A polite suggestion for that.. less than tidy co-worker.

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For the joker who has seen it all, one up them with these. Just, try not to offend anyone over the Christmas table...

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