Creative Secret Santa Ideas That You Will Love


There is less than a month until Christmas which means it's time to start buying gifts. I personally always tend to leave my Christmas shopping until the last minute yet this article contains reliable gift inspiration that I can always resort to.

If you are struggling to think of a gift to buy for your secret Santa that is thoughtful and creative yet inexpensive, or if you're just looking for a gift to buy for a friend, this article is for you. Here are ten different secret Santa ideas that you probably wouldn't have considered:

Crazy face masks

Face masks are an undeniable luxury for everyone, however they may appear boring to some people, yet fun face masks like Disney, glittery, or even metallic face masks seem to make the experience much more worthy- especially when it comes to taking selfies.

Face masks are so soothing and hydrating and there are various choices depending on your skin type, unfortunately, most people don't always have one lying around so as a gift it can be an enjoyable and sensible idea. You can purchase a face mask on the more luxurious side, if desired, like the Charlotte Tilbury instant magic facial dry sheet mask or the Glossier Mega greens detoxifying reusable face mask.

If your preference is for the more unique and amusing face masks then I recommend Glam Glow's Gravity mud metallic face mask or the TONYMOLY mega mask bundle which contains fun fruity flavored masks in an affordable bundle.

Bonsai Tree

Bonsai trees are a very unusual yet fun and sustainable gift idea that you definitely wouldn't have thought of. It will surely be a surprise to your gift receiver since it's not a exactly common idea.

However, if the person you are shopping for likes unusual gifts then this should be perfect. As seen in the Karate Kid movie, bonsai trees are personalizable and as they grow you can cut them to your desired shape. They are long-lasting and make a cute decoration for your room.

If you wanted to make your gift more special then you could purchase a self-picked pot for the bonsai tree that suits your receiver. They can range from £10 upwards and you can purchase them from Amazon or even a local garden center.

It would make a very cute and trendy decoration and the fact that you can make it meaningful makes it so much more special and thoughtful as a gift. You can also purchase more floral and colorful bonsai trees, so whatever you think suits your secret Santa!

Flower lip balm

Flower lip balms are a very fun and special gift, and not to mention affordable.

Flowers are known for their intense hydrating properties making them suitable for dry lips, many tend to experience dryness in their lips especially toward the winter and the flower lip balms healing properties will get your lips through winter.

These lip balms are also so cute and very trendy at the moment, they are often featured on Instagram and Pinterest since they make very cute photos. Depending on your preference you can buy tinted flower lip balms in case you're interested in a subtle shot of color in your lips too.

These lip balms can range online from £3 to around £25, you can purchase them on amazon by searching for 'flower lip balms' or you can purchase the highly-rated Winky Lux flower lip balms, or the INC.redible flower lip balms online.

Jewelry candles

Jewelry candles are a very fun and creative gift idea that I can assure you your secret Santa will love!

Jewelry candles can be purchased in many colours and variations. They tend to burn as normal yet hidden inside the candle is a wrapped jewelry surprise and if purchased from certain brands, you may be able to claim how much your surprise is worth.

It is a win-win gist as you get two gifts in one present. I'd recommend buying a Christmas-themed candle if your looking here for secret Santa gifts, just to keep it festive. These candles are also lovely looking and make a great decoration for your room.

Unfortunately, these candles tend to be on the pricier side, however, I think they're totally worth it as they are a fun and long-lasting gift!

Personalized marshmallows

Personalized marshmallows are the cutest secret Santa gift idea. They are also quite of a personal gift since the fact that you can have pictures on them means that they can be special between you and your secret Santa.

These marshmallows are just adorable and can be purchased from many online stores (by searching 'picture marshmallows') however I would personally recommend the Boomf personalized marshmallows; I have received them as a gift, and they are of amazing quality for the price of £15.99.

You can be as creative as you want with this gist since you could put a picture of something like an inside joke between you and your secret Santa, or you can have pictures of memories on your marshmallows.

Salt lamp

Salt lamps make a gorgeous decoration for your room. They can be bought in a range of colours and with a range of abilities, some can even play music, not only are these lamps pleasant to look at, but they can also have meanings behind them depending on which crystal you choose.

Salt lamps may now be purchased from almost every homeware store, and they can be easily found online. They range from prices of £10 up to thousands since they can also be perceived as collectables. However, if you were looking for one in an ordinary homeware store, they cost around £20.

This can be a thoughtful gift for someone who may be interested in crystals, or for somebody who is decorating their room. It is a thoughtful and contemporary gift.

Wellness journals

Wellness journals are an efficient way of at-home therapy or self-love.

They would be an excellent idea for somebody who has a strict routine or lots of plans, or maybe someone who essentially enjoys the concept of organization. There are different types of journals to invest in, perhaps mood journals can be a considerate gift or a daily planner, or a simple wellness journal. Many claim that these journals are life-changing and can really help simplify things when necessary therefore I think this is a lovely idea for perhaps someone who has a lot on their hands.

Wellness journals dimension from £10 to around £30. Urban Outfitters sells some impassioned journals along with the brand Papier (search Papier wellness journal).

Festive blanket

Blankets are extremely necessary around this time of year, they unquestionably tend to be more enjoyable when they are cute too.

If your secret Santa doesn't yet have one, then I would strongly recommend purchasing a festive blanket as a gift! It is the perfect gift because you don't need the receiver to fit into a certain stereotype or sense of style in order to purchase it. It is not something that only certain people will enjoy, most people should enjoy a cozy Christmas blanket! Hence, it would be a good idea if you are so unsure of what to buy for your secret Santa.

Festive blankets are sold on sources like Amazon so consequently, you would be able to buy one as a go-to or last-minute gift for your secret santa.

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Teia Stamos is an aspiring writer from London who enjoys acting, lifestyle and baking.