Secret Santa Gifts Under £10

Find the perfect present for your Secret Santa recipient this year with our affordable, irresistible gifts that are all under a tenner.

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Finding the right present for Secret Santa can be tricky, whether it’s a gift for a colleague, a friend, or a family member. So, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best, affordable gifts under £10 that will make your special someone’s day this Christmas, without going over budget. 

What’s more, if your budget this year is £10, you can opt to pair gifts together, make a mini hamper yourself, or choose the perfect stand-alone gift. 

Christmas Mugs

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As long as your recipient enjoys a hot drink every now and then, you can’t go wrong with a Christmas mug. 

Some great minimalistic, classy Christmas mugs that you can pair with another gift include: 

For more festive options, check out: 

If you’re looking for a great stand-alone gift then an adorable one is the: 

Hot Chocolate Bombs

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‘Tis the season of hot chocolates galore, so why not gift someone a delicious, chocolatey drink to enjoy this Christmas? 

If you’re looking for a lovely selection of affordable hot chocolate spoon stirrers: 

A great gift you can pair with one of these is: 

For a standalone option, take a look at the following: 

Planners

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Help your recipient get organised for the new year with a new yearly planner. 

Some affordable diaries include:

For diaries priced closer to your £10 budget, check out some of the following of modern, classic diaries:  

Pencil Cases

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A great gift to pair with one of the planners mentioned above is a pencil case to help your special someone stay organised. 

For a variety of affordable, lovely pencil cases, don’t miss: 

Self Care Gifts

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We all know that Christmas can be a stressful time of the year, so help someone wind down and relax during this year's festivities with a self-care gift. 

For a fantastic collection of affordable, thoughtful self-care treats that are sure to be a winner, check out the following: 

If it’s men’s skincare you’re after, then be sure to check out our handy recommendations in our article on Buying Budget Gifts for the Men in your Life

A great standalone option is: 

Chocolate Gifts

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If you’re struggling, you can never go wrong with chocolate. 

For a range of indulgent sweet treats without the luxury price tag, check out some of the following: 

Affordable chocolatey gifts that can be paired with other presents include: 

If you’re after some standalone options, check out the: 

For vegan options:

Alcoholic Gifts

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Help lighten the festive mood with a couple of Christmas drinks this year. 

At John Lewis, they have a lovely variety of cocktail sets that are sure to be a win:  

Some great, affordable gift sets, include:

Fluffy Socks

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Combat the cold this Christmas with a pair of festive, fluffy socks. At Shein, they have a Pack of three Thickened Winter Socks, £3.50, that comes in a trio of trendy, neutral colours.  

For more festive options, don’t miss: 

If you’re after some gender-neutral options, take a look at some of the following options: 

Tree Ornaments

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Add a little sparkle this year with a beautiful, festive, tree ornament. Whether you know what kind of colour scheme your recipient has chosen to sport this year or not, we’ve compiled a list of some safer options that will surely be a big hit. 

If it’s classy, neutral options without the luxury price tag that you’re looking for, be sure to take a look at some of the following: 

For more quirky options, take a peak at: 

Plant Pots

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If your Secret Santa recipient is a plant lover, why not spruce up their home with a new plant pot? There are some modern, high-quality plant pots available on the market that are under a tenner if you know where to look. 

Whether it’s a statement piece, something neutral, or something a bit different, we’ve got you covered: 

Reusable Water Bottle

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Does your Secret Santa recipient struggle to hit their daily water goal? Help them stay hydrated with a stylish, reusable water bottle this Christmas. 

If you’re looking for an affordable, patterned bottle that is sure to encourage staying hydrated, don’t miss: 

For more monochrome options, check out the following: 

Coffee Gifts

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If your recipient relies on a delicious coffee to get them through the day, surprise them with a gift that will keep them caffeinated this Christmas. 

Some lovely festive coffee gifts ideal for a coffee lover include: 

Alternatively, opt for an espresso cup like the following two: 

Hot Water Bottle

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The joy of Christmas brings colder temperatures and chilly evenings. Help your recipient stay warm and cosy for this year’s festivities with a hot water bottle. 

If you’re after a hot water bottle that you can pair with another gift, check out the following:

Some slightly more pricey options include:  

Christmas Homeware

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If your recipient loves to decorate for Christmas on a budget, opt for an item of festive homeware to make their day. 

The Stacey Solomon range is full of beautiful, neutral, and inexpensive Christmas decor. Whatever their preferred style, be sure to take a look at some of the following options:

Alternatively, don’t miss the White Christmas Glitter House Ornament, £7, if you’re after something a little different.  

Edible Gifts

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Don’t miss out on some of these delicious, savoury gift ideas that would be ideal for hampers, or pairing. 

If it’s festive chutneys you’re after, you can’t go wrong with:  

They also have fun and affordable sets that are sure to be a win with anyone who loves savoury goodies: 

Alternatively, if your recipient has a sweet tooth, don’t miss the Kimm & Miller Make Your Own Cookie, £9.99 from WH Smith.  

Christmas Scents

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Help your recipient's home feel cosy and merry with the smell of a festive-scented candle. 

Dunelm has a fantastic range of super affordable candles that you are sure to love. Their most inexpensive options are: 

There’s nothing better than the sound of a crackling fire at Christmas, so why not gift your special someone with a candle that can deliver just that? Take a look at the following options:  

If it’s modern, timeless candles you’re after, they’ve got that too:

  1. Mulled Wine Candle with Cork Lid, £4 from Dunelm
  2. Winter Spice Candle with Cork Lid, £4 from Dunelm
  3. Festive Spruce Candle with Cork Lid, £4 from Dunelm  

Finally, if you’re looking for something with some sparkle, take a peek at the beautiful Gingerbread Fragranced Christmas Candle, £10 from Next.  

Adult Colouring Book

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If your recipient is creative, why not gift them an adult colouring book? Not only are they a great way to get the creative juices flowing, but it’s ideal for destressing after a long, busy day. 

You can find lovely, affordable adult colouring books that would make a great gift, especially paired with another item like fluffy socks or chocolate. Check out the options below:  

For beautiful colouring books that would be ideal for a standalone gift, don’t miss:

Warm Drinks

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Whether it’s tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, ensure your gift recipient stays warm this Christmas with a warm, festive beverage. 

There is a fantastic selection of Christmassy teas that would be ideal paired with a Christmassy mug. If this sounds like a great gift idea, be sure to take a look at the following options: 

Alternatively, if you’re after an inexpensive, standalone option, don’t miss: 

Book Lover Gifts

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If your Secret Santa recipient is a book lover, then they’ll appreciate a book-related gift this year. 

Festive books are abundant on the market under £10 which will help your special someone cosy up and feel merry this year. So, if you’re looking for the perfect Christmas book, be sure to check out some of the following: 

Festive Classics:

  • A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
  • Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, Agatha Christie
  • The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, Agatha Christie

Festive romance & light-hearted reads: 

  • One Day in December, Josie Silver 
  • Wreck the Halls, Tessa Bailey 
  • The Plight Before Christmas, Kate Stewart 
  • The Holiday Swap, Maggie Knox
  • The Christmas Book Club, Sarah Morgan
  • ‘Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas, Adam Kay

Festive thrillers: 

  • The Christmas Appeal, Janice Hallett 
  • The Family Game, Catherine Steadman
  • The Christmas Murder Game, Alexandra Benedict
  • The Wish, Nicholas Sparks

Why not pair your festive read with an inexpensive bookmark to help you reach your £10 budget? 

If you’re after a classic bookmark, take a look at some of the following options:

Some more that are slightly more expensive include the:

Hair Accessories

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You can never go wrong with a hair accessory, especially when they’re super pretty, and inexpensive. 

If you’re after a more affordable option to pair with another gift, check out some of the following: 

Some slightly more expensive options which are sure to be a win, are the: 

Affirmation Gifts

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Help your recipient get their day off to a mindful, positive start with a gift that inspires affirmations. 

Some options that will brighten someone’s day include: 

Games

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Finally, you can never go wrong with a game. So, keep your special someone occupied for hours with one of these interactive, fun gifts. 

Some affordable gifts that you can pair with something else include: 

Alternatively, some standalone gifts that are super fun include:

Layla Al-Ani
Home & Garden Writer

I’m Layla, the home and garden editor, and I started working at MyVoucherCodes in November 2022. I have always loved to write, especially after getting my degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, and since getting my own place, I’ve gotten stuck into all things home and garden.

When I’m not writing about saving money on homely purchases, I’m either sitting with my head in a new book, painting a piece of art for my walls, or binge-watching an interior design programme on Netflix. I love to get inspiration and transform my space, usually with the help of a few Pinterest boards and a couple of tins of paint.