I love a good Secret Santa with my friends at work but we generally opt for a lower budget because, let’s face it, Christmas is expensive enough as it is.
We’ve had a year where we set the budget at £1 per person with the idea being that you had to get the most creative gift that you could for that amount. We got all sorts of gifts from candles to cactus plants dressed up as Santa and it was much more fun than opening the inevitable chocolates, biscuits and alcohol that we would have no doubt seen if we’d had a higher budget.
This year, we’re going for a slightly higher budget of £5.00 which should allow for some more creative presents and seeing as none of my friends at work know about my blog then I’m free to share my ideas for Secret Santa presents on here with you all – all of them can be done for less than £5.00.
A Selfie Stick – I bought one of these for Miss Frugal for her Birthday and paid about £3.99 inc postage for it from eBay and she LOVES it. As a 12 year old who’s mission in life seems to be to take a selfie everywhere we visit, it’s just perfect and it’s a really funny gift as well so well worth considering!
A mini pamper hamper – I could easily spend £5 on some little pamper gifts from the pound shop of from somewhere like Home Bargains. Pop them in a cute little box and you have a fab looking hamper.
A sweetie hamper – Fill a box with all sorts of chocolate sweets and lollies for someone with a sweet tooth and you’ll be their favourite person!
A movie hamper – You can get some great deals on DVD at the minute so why not buy a cheap DVD and a bag of popcorn or some sweets.
Snowman Soup in a lovely mug – Have you ever made Snowman Soup? It’s fab and makes a great secret santa gift if you pop it in a nice little mug.
A Book Hamper – You can get some great deals on books at the Supermarket so why not buy a book and a mini bottle of wine.
A Baking Hamper – Last year Mr Frugal went to the shop and filled a gift bag with all sorts of cupcake decorating things and I loved it. It was such a nice idea and cost hardly anything (apart from the beautiful timer he bought me to go with it).
And if you’re not very creative and have no time on your hands then I guess you could even buy a bottle of wine, a four pack of Kopparberg or a tin of Roses.
And don’t forget, even when you haven’t spent a fortune on a gift, a pretty gift bag or box and some ribbon will make it look awesome!