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The best Secret Santa gifts under £15

One for everyone in the office

Secret santa gifts

Forget your best friend, your sister and your dog: no-one is harder to shop for than your office Secret Santa recipient.

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Whether you picked a new starter or (cringe), your boss out of the hat, navigating the perils of Secret Santa shopping can be disproportionately stressful.

Indeed, finding an appropriate gift that falls under a strict budget allowance is an annual occurrence that leaves most of us weeping into the bubble-bath section of Boots the night before the office Christmas party. But not this year: this year, you’ll master the art of office gifting (or rather, let us do it for you).

Scroll down for 10 can’t-go-wrong Secret Santa gift ideas, all priced under £15.

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Cult Beauty
Frank Body Cacao Coffee Scrub



A box of truffles is the obvious gift for any chocolate fiend, but this cacao and coffee body scrub is a much more thoughtful token.

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Feel Unique
L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream



If you barely recognise the name you picked out of the hat, don’t panic. A hand cream is always a fail-safe choice, and L’Occitane’s comes with the most classic credentials.

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Gin & Tonic Scented Candle Tin
Oliver Bonas oliverbonas.com

Everyone loves a scented candle and this one has an appropriately boozy-themed fragrance that's perfect for the celebratory season. 

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Gold-plated Sterling silver earrings
Asos DESIGN asos.com

Jewellery can be a risky purchase for secret Santa, but this delicate hoop style is simple enough to please even the fussiest of giftees.  Centred with a festive green crystal pendant, these earrings look just like  – but cost £100 less. Don't let the price tag put you off though, the gold-plated Sterling silver metal makes them more special than your average costume piece.

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This Works
This Works Dream Team



This Works’ Deep Sleep pillow spray has legendary sedative powers. Combined with the brand’s aromatherapy rollerball, this is the perfect gift for the festively frazzled.

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Space NK
Caudalie Vinosource Hydration Minis Cracker



Beauty ‘crackers’ are everywhere this year, but Caudalie’s is one of the most generously filled. Inside, there’s a trio of miniature favourites: the Micellar Cleansing Water, S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum, and Moisturising Sorbet.

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Medium Linear Bulb Vase
Marks & Spencer marksandspencer.com

Flowers are always a good gift, but a pretty vase to put them in will last longer. This would look great with a single stem on a bathroom window ledge and the neutral colour means it will definitely go with your giftee's decor. 

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Botanical Monogram Trinket Dish
Anthropologie anthropologie.com

As well as being useful for keys, rings, earrings and other bits and bobs, the monogram on this little trinket dish will win you extra brownie points for adding a personal touch – even if you and your secret Santa giftee have never spoken. 

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Cable Knit Pom-Pom Beanie
M&S Collection marksandspencer.com

If you're really stuck for ideas when it comes to gifting, you can't go wrong with a hat. Festive, practical and cosy, you can guarantee that, even if your work pal wouldn't buy it themselves, they'll definitely reach for it when temperatures drop. Marks & Spencer's cable-knit bobble design comes in a rainbow of colours, so you can tailor your choice to make it more personal.

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Matches Fashion
Falke Lurex socks



Those novelty socks you always rely on when Secret Santa rolls around them? Upgrade them. For £15 you can nab a Lurex pair from Falke (you'll get brownie points for buying from a decent hosiery brand), which is both on trend and festive at the same time. While you're at it, treat yourself to some for wearing with heeled sandals at the Christmas party.

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