Carols by candlelight, toasted chestnuts and twinkling, decorated trees are a few highlights of Christmastime. Secret Santa’s another – it’s a ton of fun, but it’s not always easy to find awesome gifts that fit the budget.
The challenge of finding something your recipient will love is one of the reasons so many of us enjoy doing it, but not everyone has the time for that quest. We went a-hunting and found great Secret Santa gifts for under £10, so you don’t need to look further than our list below.
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- Mojave Mini Stoneware Planter
- Sunflower Grow Kit
- Reusable Copper Straws
- Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug
- Harry Potter Leaky Cauldron Mug
- Narwhal Herb Infuser
- TeaSub Tea Infuser
- Minecraft Egg Cup And Toast Cutter
- Hot Chocolate Bombes
- Woodland Fox Tea Towel
- PGA Golf Tour Golf Club Pens
- An Armchair Caddy
- Credit Card Power Bank
- Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
- Disney 1000-Piece Puzzle
- Sudoku Cube
- Ridley’s 1990’s Music Trivia Game
- Brain Elixir After Dinner Riddles
- Sausage Dog Fairy Lights
Mojave Mini Stoneware Planter
Does your Secret Santa recipient love plants? Give them a gift that their green fingers can put to good use. We think this three-legged, glazed Mojave mini stoneware planter by Sass & Belle is gorgeous. They feature a speckled base with a rough texture, a gloss reactive glaze band around the middle, and soft colour inside and on top, so each piece is unique.
If you don’t mind going a little over budget, plant a small cactus or an echeveria in some succulent potting mix in the planter.
Sunflower Grow Kit
There’s no denying the cheerfulness of the sight of a sunflower in bloom. Give someone the chance to grow their very own big, beautiful plants with this great Sunflower Grow Kit from Gift Republic. It includes almost everything they need, including seeds, a coconut husk compost disc, a starter pot, and a wooden plant marker. They’ll thank their Secret Santa every time their flowers make them smile.
Reusable Copper Straws
You probably don’t need us to tell you that plastic drinking straws are an environmental no-no. Let your Secret Santa gift for under £10 make it easier for your recipient to make the greener choice. These reusable deluxe copper-plated drinking straws are just the thing. They have rounded ends, so they’re gentler on the lips, they’re scratch-proof and their rose-gold colour gives them a stylish gleam. The set, which comes in a cloth bag, includes several straight and angled straws and a cleaning brush.
Bistro Tiled Margot Monogram Mug
Mugs have been a go-to Secret Santa safe option for years, and we see no reason to interfere with that. In fact, we can’t get enough of Anthropologie’s exquisite Bistro Tiled Margo Monogram mugs. They’re inspired by the detailed tilework associated with French bistros, rather than totally over-done subway tiles, which gives the patterns a mosaic effect. They’ll thank their lucky stars their name went to someone who obviously has exceptionally good taste.
Harry Potter Leaky Cauldron Mug
If your Secret Santa recipient is less bistro and more curious beasts, this Harry Potter Leaky Cauldron mug is the ideal gift for £10 or less. The cauldron-shaped has three legs, detailed handles, and embossed gold-coloured details. It’s delightfully different to the norm, and it’s sure to be appreciated by the Harry Potter fan.
Narwhal Herb Infuser
Are they a self-confessed foodie who enjoys cooking up a storm? Imagine the look on their face when they unwrap this cute narwhal herb infuser from their Secret Santa! They can pop their cooking herbs into it and let it ‘swim’ around in their pot, imparting wonderful flavours to their meal. The infuser’s a quirky, useful touch to any kitchen.
TeaSub Tea Infuser
Tea all live in a yellow submarine! If you’ve got to be Secret Santa to a tea-drinker (and if they’re a Beatles fan, even better), surprise them with this TeaSub tea infuser. It’s bound to bring a smile to their face whenever they pack it with loose-leaf tea and lower it into their mug.
Minecraft Egg Cup And Toast Cutter
Do you need to spend £10 or less on a Secret Santa gift for someone who enjoys gaming? This Minecraft chicken egg cup and toast cutter inspired by the pixelated video game makes it easy to do that. The set includes the chicken-shaped egg cup, an egg topper, a toast cutter that produces shovel-shaped toast soldiers, and a plastic spoon. If they thought soft-boiled eggs were boring, your gift will prove them wrong.
Hot Chocolate Bombes
If your Secret Santa gift recipient has a sweet tooth, why not spoil them with a pack of indulgent hot chocolate bombes from Oliver Bonas? The hollow orbs are made with Belgian milk chocolate, and they contain mini marshmallows. The person who receives them simply puts a bombe into a mug and then adds hot milk slowly. The bombe will melt, release the marshmallows, and create a delicious drink in the process. It’s a perfect winter warmer!
Woodland Fox Tea Towel
Looking for a gift that’s beautiful and functional as a Secret Santa gift under £10? We recommend one of Ulster Weavers’ lovely tea towels made from 100% cotton. They’re available with various animal designs, and they all feature bright, intricate patterns. Our favourite is the Woodland Fox design, which includes a fox, a floral border and green foliage.
PGA Golf Tour Golf Club Pens
Thanks to this set of PGA Golf Tour golf club pens, finding a small gift for someone who enjoys a good walk spoiled is a breeze. The set includes three ballpoint pens in the shape of a driver, an iron, and a putter. They’re red, black, and blue, respectively, and each of them has a golf grip lid. If ever the weather doesn’t play along, they can stay indoors and enjoy a bit of desktop putting. It’ll be the Secret Santa gift under £10 that they talk about for years to come.
An Armchair Caddy
Give them a cheap and cheerful gift that makes time spent in a favourite armchair all the more relaxing. Your recipient’s bound to appreciate this useful armchair caddy, which will put them well on the way to the perfect couch potato experience. The caddy holds all those remote controls, mobile phones, mugs, and other bits and bobs that inevitably end up on the floor or table that’s just out of reach. They’ll love it.
Credit Card Power Bank
If you were given the name of someone who’s into tech or who is forever on their phone for gaming, music, or Instagram, give them a credit card power bank as a Secret Santa present. The power bank should fit comfortably into one of the card slots in their purse or wallet, and it’s compatible with Android and iOS devices. It makes a fantastic stocking filler.
Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
The trouble with bath bombs is that you need a bath, which makes them pointless gifts if the recipient only has a shower. These aromatherapy shower steamers, however, would be perfect. The person who receives them can place one on the shower floor, and within moments of turning on the hot water, the room will be filled with fragrant steam that will work its aromatherapeutic magic on them. They’ll hope you’re their Secret Santa again next year.
Disney 1000-Piece Puzzle
Are you looking for a Secret Santa gift under £10 for a Disney fan? Try this Clementoni Disney Panorama 1000-piece puzzle. It’s bright and beautiful, and it will provide them with hours of fun as well as a sense of accomplishment when they complete it. The puzzle features some of Disney’s most beloved characters. After all, what’s Christmas without some Disney?
Move over, Rubik. The Sudoku Cube is where it’s at. The cube’s a fantastic gift for someone who enjoys solving sudoku puzzles. It works like a Rubik’s cube, but the goal is to move numbered squares to complete the sudoku puzzle, rather than trying to get all the same colours on one side. It’s trickier than it sounds, and they’re bound to pick it up again and again.
Ridley’s 1990’s Music Trivia Game
Fans of 90s music, especially those who are over the age of 25, won’t expect a Secret Santa gift like Ridley’s 1990s Music Trivia game, but they’re sure to love it. The game includes 40 cards in a plastic cassette case with strong retro vibes. Each card features music trivia questions and answers as well as a next line challenge. They can whip out the game at dinners, game nights, and other occasions, which means nothing less than hours of fun and laughter, and it’ll be all thanks to you.
Brain Elixir After Dinner Riddles
If 90s music trivia won’t quite hit the spot, Clarendon Games’ Brain Elixir After Dinner Riddles may be the gift under £10 for them. The game includes 80 riddles that will give the old grey matter a vigorous workout. They’re a great way to have a bit of fun after dinner, around the campfire, at drinks with friends, or during a lazy afternoon with family.
Sausage Dog Fairy Lights
If you’re buying a Secret Santa gift for £10 or less for a dog lover (or someone with a sense of humour when it comes to décor), look no further than these cute hot dog-inspired sausage dog fairy lights. The 2-metre wire features 30 mini dog-shaped LED lights. It’s a gift that’s all about cheeky fun, and they won’t forget it.
With only a budget of £10, you can easily find the perfect Secret Santa gift. Bookmark this list and use it when you do your festive season shopping.