Non-Cringe Secret Santa Gifts For Your Colleagues For Under 10 Pounds

Non-Cringe Secret Santa Gifts For Your Colleagues For Under 10 Pounds

    By Phoebe Parke Posted on 9 Dec 2016

    Oh great, your over-eager colleague has decided that this year for Christmas, everyone has to do a company wide Secret Santa.

    You barely make it out for monthly Friday night drinks, let alone now anyone on a personal level and honestly, you have actual family members to worry about buying Christmas presents for.

    There’s no going out of you way for this one, you need quick, easy, cheapo gifts that say ‘yes I remember that time we were introduced in the lift but no we’re not going to have lunch anytime soon’.

    So here’s your Grazia guide to a few last minute, easily attainable gifts that’ll totally nail it.


    Arket Small Terracotta Vase

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    Arket Small Terracotta Vase

    Whether your Secret Santa pick is renting or has their own place, this vase is small enough for them to take home on the tube/cycle with/carry home in their bag after Christmas drinks.

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    Glossier Balm Dotcom

    A hydrating, long-lasting, multipurpose lip balm and skin salve that’s packed with antioxidants and natural emollients to nourish and repair dry, chafed skin.

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    Ouai Wave Spray

    A weightless texture mist for effortlessly chic, undone hair AKA something for that person in the office with perfect beachy waves.

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    Calzedonia Over-Knee Cotton Socks

    You’d probably have to know your colleague quite well to gift them hosiery, but these are great for sock lovers.

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    Real Techniques Stick & Store Pocket

    For the person who has more makeup brushes than they know what to do with, this holder sticks on the wall and can hold at least some of their favourite applicators.

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    Aesop Rosehip Seed Lip Cream

    Its winter and everyone’s skin is more cracked than they’d like to admit. So here’s a handbag-sized helper for sore lips.

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    Zara Pink Flambe Perfume

    Zara perfume is notoriously good, and while your budget isn’t big, you can still gift a perfume-lover a scent to keep on their desk.

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    & Other Stories Hard Leopard iPhone Case

    Something for the & Other Stories lover in the office - because your budget might not stretch to a £200 coat, but you can get them a little something special from their accessories collection instead.

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    COS Metallic Socks

    Socks, for Christmas? Not exactly groundbreaking. BUT they are the perfect low-risk Secret Santa gift for a colleague you don’t know that much about.

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    H&M 2-Pack Necklaces

    A Secret Santa gift for the person who likes bright shiny things, and is always wearing a new pair of dazzling earrings.

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    Mini MAC Lipglass

    For your makeup obsessed colleague, MAC has a range of minis to choose from, like this 30ml Lipglass.

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    Urban Outfitters Cable Bite

    Adorable AND practical, these animal cable bites reinforce your charger in the place it always breaks and frays.

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    Bonita Ivie You've Got This Print

    Got a work mate who is always too hard on herself? This print brings colour and a positive affirmation all in one, for under a tenner.

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    ohii Daydream Handcream

    Look around the office right now, there’s at least one person with dry hands isn’t there? This is the gift to give them that looks like a thoughtful present, but is also a much needed remedy.

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    Urban Outfitters Darling Draped Bow Scrunchie

    For your most fashionable colleague (or the one who is always borrowing your hairbands!)

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    Elixi Pro Contour Brush

    For the colleague who knows their kabuki brush from their beauty blender - here’s a professional brush for contouring from Elixi.

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