The best Secret Santa gifts
We've tracked down over 30 Secret Santa presents to suit any budget and just about anyone you know.
The group gift-giving tradition of Secret Santa is a great way to save money at Christmas.
But picking out a suitable present, within a small agreed limit, can be challenging.
So instead of spending hours traipsing around the shops trying to find something, we’ve compiled the ultimate gift list for Secret Santa presents suitable for any budget.
£5 and under
If you’ve agreed on a tiny budget of £5 and under here are a few ideas on what you could go for.
Alternatively serious guitar fans might enjoy this pack of classic blues guitar licks featuring the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Robert Johnson, for £5 from The Great Gift Company. Each card has information about a song and an artist along with the chord sequence for the lick.
For those that love to throw a dinner party these origami napkins look like fun and are sure to keep guests entertained when the conversation dries up. They’re available for £4.99 from I Want One of Those.
Or these bamboo specialist utensils are a bargain at £2 from Not on the High Street. You get eight utensils which have special functions like the spoontula – a spoon and spatula hybrid - or the pot scraper, designed to get stuck-on-food off without scratching the surface of your pan.
£10 and under
As the budget increases so do the quality of gifts, yet many of the following still fall below £10 leaving you with a few extra pounds saved.
While yoga fans will appreciate these Gaiam all grip yoga socks for £7.49 from Urban Yoga.
Working in an office is all about drinking tea, lots of it, so for the style conscious go for this exclusive Orla Keily scribbles stem mug available for £9 from John Lewis. Or for the pedantic this Colour Match Mug for £6.95 from Prezzy Box will ensure every tea has the perfect ratio milk.
Argos has gift sets sure to suit someone you know. The kitty cat gift set - cat lover comes with recipes for gourmet snacks, cat toys and a cat poster. You can get sets for dog lovers and wine lovers too. Each cost £9.99.
£15 and under
It's rare to get a budget this high for Secret Santa, but if your friends are feeling particularly flush this year then there are plenty of presents available to splash some cash on.
Those into sports, both the professionals and the fair weather enthusiasts, will need a good water bottle. The Water Bobble is a one litre reusable water bottle available for £10 at Oliver Bonas and is one of the most popular around.
Wannabe bakers will appreciate an icing set, such as the Tala icing bag set from Lakeland which is available for £11.99. It comes with eight stainless steel nozzles and reusable piping bag as well as a tin to store the equipment in.
Alternatively for cheese lovers this Natural Life Seven-Piece Cheese Set including one slate for serving, two chutney bowls, two cheese knives and two porcelain spoons might go down well. It costs £14.99 from Robert Dyas.
Or for someone crafty try this Knit Your Own Scarf set for £15 from BHS.
How to save even more money
When buying your present you’ll also need to factor in postage costs, if buying online, and order the gift so it has enough time to arrive. Check out our roundup of retailers' last order dates for Christmas deliveries to make sure you don’t miss out.
Also keep an eye out for vouchers and money-off discounts to help lower the price.
This article has been updated for 2013