Hopefully, you’ve been budgeting for Christmas throughout the year and you’re not approaching the festive season with an impending sense of dread! But sometimes, no matter how organised and careful you are, there’s always something ready to throw a spanner in the works. If you work in an office (or anywhere really), the chances are that somebody will organise a Secret Santa. Whilst it’s meant to be a bit of lighthearted fun, if you haven’t budgeted for it then it can actually quickly become a nightmare for anyone on a tight budget. But, don’t panic, I’ve put together some fabulous secret Santa gifts under £5 that will help you to stick to your budget.
What is secret Santa?
I’m sure most of us know all about how secret Santa works, but just in case you don’t, and you’ve been asked to join in with one, then here’s what it’s all about.
Every group will do things slightly differently, but the basic principles remain the same. Everybody’s name goes into a “hat”. Each person taking part then chooses a name and keeps it to themselves. Then, you have to go out and buy a present for the person you’ve been given, wrap it up with their name on and leave it under the tree.
The secret part comes in as the recipient won’t know who bought their gift.
It is a lovely idea in lots of ways, but it can mean that you end up spending more money than you intended as you want to make sure you buy something quirky or individualised for your chosen recipient.
It’s a really good idea to have a set budget for Secret Santa so that everybody spends roughly the same amount of money and nobody feels guilty about not splashing out.
Secret Santa Gifts Under £5!
If you can agree on a maximum budget of £5, then there are lots of fab gift ideas out there that’ll go down a treat and not cost a fortune.
Candle Gift Sets
You can’t beat a Yankee candle, but they can be really expensive. I think this Yankee candle gift set containing 3 votive candles would make a lovely Secret Santa gift under £5. It comes in a lovely gift box too.
Or, how about this Rose Soy Candle. It looks really pretty and it’s less than £5 too! It’s available in lots of different scents so you can pick the one you think your secret Santa will like best.
Quirky gifts are always a winner for the office Secret Santa, especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget. Let’s face it, most of us don’t know our colleagues all that well so buying something that’ll raise a laugh is usually a good bet! Check out these quirky findings:
For those in the office who love their uplifting quotes and motivational slogans!
If you’re struggling for inspiration, then a practical gift is always a winner. Think about the kind of thing your secret Santa is likely to need over the next few months. Planners and desk calendars are always a good bet.
Or how about this lovely Lunar calendar?
Keep it light-hearted
It’s so easy to get stressed around Christmas. Secret Santa is meant to be a bit of light-hearted fun. Keep it that way! Don’t get stressed, don’t overspend and don’t overly dwell on your gift!
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