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Secret Santa at Work? Here Are Our Top 10 Last-Minute Gifts Under £20!

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Published on Nov 30, 2021
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It’s that time of the year again! You’ve probably recently drawn a random co-worker’s name out of a hat, and with the anxiety of having no idea what to buy - you’ve left it right to the last minute to buy your Secret Santa’s gift! We know the feeling. 

Generally speaking, Secret Santa in the workplace goes one of two ways. You either know your recipient really well and know exactly what to get them. Or you get someone in the other dept. that you said ‘hey’ to once at the 2019 office Christmas party... And the fact that you’ve made it to this article suggests that you’re probably the latter.

Then what with trying to meet deadlines at work before the holidays, attending festive events, party planning, and buying gifts for the family - your time (and wallet) have probably taken quite the hit!

But luckily for you, we’ve already scoured the internet to find you all the very best last-minute Secret Santa gifts under £20.

Photo Mug

For a coffee lover

Whether you want to embarrass your Secret Santa with a funny photo gift for all of the office to see - or a give a practical gift to the person who always has a coffee on their desk - a personalised photo mug from Moonpig will do just the job!

Getting Personal offers a whole range of different types of photo mugs and offer quick delivery. Just visit the Getting Personal page on our website for all of the latest deals to make sure you can get it well under your £20 budget. 

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A Book

For the office bookworm

Can you ever really go wrong with a good book?!

Whether they’re into thrillers, crime dramas, romantic stories or maybe even an autobiography of their favourite celebrity - with a book you can definitely find something for everyone!

Head over to our Harper Collins page, where you can shop their full book collection and take advantage of our discount codes that could save you money off your order.


For the self-care guru

Especially at this time of year, candles are an absolute must-have within any and every home!

And if you really want to wow your Secret Santa with an added bit of luxury, then check out our deals from the amazing White Company where you could expect to pick up one of their famous winter pillar candles within your budget. 

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Personalised Diary

For the organiser

Is your Secret Santa recipient the one in the office who always has to be super organised? Or maybe they’re the one that always forgets appointments and could do with a little, subtle helping hand?

Either way, a diary could make a lovely gift for anyone! For that added personal touch, you could opt for a personalised diary from Not On The High Street and bag one of our codes for an extra discount. 

A Hamper

For the foodie

A hamper is always an amazing gift idea, but they can end up being quite costly!

So instead, why not make your own?! This could be a perfect idea if you want to get your Secret Santa something a bit more thoughtful. You can find a low-cost wicker hamper basket and then simply fill it with any of their favourite chocolates, cheese, preserves, and more!

If you have a bigger budget then you pick up some lovely personalised hampers from Buyagift

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For the one who looks after themselves

Skincare has become bigger than ever over the last couple of years, for both men and women of all ages. So whether your recipient is skincare obsessed or not, we can guarantee they’ll be grateful for the gift.

Look Fantastic offer a huge range of skincare products from a range of the industry’s biggest brands - so you’re bound to find something for anyone at any price. And with our range of Look Fantastic discount codes, we bet you’ll be able to find something great within your budget!


For the office party animal

What else says ‘Merry Christmas!’ like a good bottle of wine?!

No matter who your Secret Santa is, we’re sure they’ll be grateful for a bottle of the good stuff - whether it’s for them or whether they use it for entertaining at home. Head over to Funky Pigeon to see what wine gifts they have on offer.

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A Game

For the inner child

Is your Secret Santa someone that loves games night? Then why not take them back to their inner child with a good board game or card game!


For someone with a sweet-tooth

Who said sweets were just for kids?! It is Christmas after all! 

For the ultimate in sweets, you NEED to check out Sweetzy - where you can find sweets by type, flavour, occasion… pretty much anything really! 

A close up of a woman holding a necklace over her handJewellery

For something a little extra special

Secret Santa this Christmas then a piece of jewellery would make an amazing gift. Check out Swarovski who have a range of beautiful jewellery and gifts with some great discounts available.

Necklaces or bracelets are a good choice without needing to know their size, and you can find tonnes of great unique and even personalised items online.

And that’s a wrap! Good luck and Merry Christmas people!

For more tips and tricks on how to save money this festive season, head over to our money saving tips page where you can find plenty of helpful articles. 


Charlotte Marshall

Lead Editor

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!


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