I mentioned yesterday that my house did a Secret Santa. I highly recommend this as a cost-saving exercise, for two main reasons. One, you only have to buy for one person, so it will be inevitably cheaper. And two (my favourite!) you end up with a slightly higher budget for this one person, so you can get them something they will truly treasure.
Here’s what I received from my secret Santa (we had a £15-£20 budget);
- A homemade ‘Tomato-Free’ recipe binder
- A cake-pop stand, and sticks – guess they’ll be some cake pop recipes coming soon!
- A festive cupcake set, which I hope to make good use of this weekend
- A lovely tartan snood, which I’ve absolutely fallen in love with!
I would always recommend that, especially with a slightly larger budget, you try to stick with a theme whilst creating a secret Santa present. I feel it just makes it look so much more expensive, and it seems like a whole lot more thought has gone into it. Here’s my ideas for some Secret Santa gifts!
For the Relaxer
For the Prospective Student
A good pretty pencil case, some lovely photo frames, a cheap and easy cookbook (this is a personal favourite) and some bed linen – I highly recommend H&M’s offerings as they are 100% cotton and very comfortable!
For the Fashion Conscious
As for what I got when I was playing Secret Santa? You’ll have to wait until tomorrow!
Do you like giving secret gifts?