The bells are ringing out for Christmas day… and whether you’re a part of an office draw or simply picking names from a hat with girls, it’s always fun to fit in a sneaky, secret Santa session! We’re not going to lie though, we do find ourselves crossing our fingers tightly under the table and saying a silent prayer that our ‘name’ either loves our choice, or is one hell of an actress! It can be tricky to choose cute gifts that are both affordable and thoughtful, so we’ve asked a few of our Sassy Girls to clue us in on what they’re hoping for this year. We’ve also put together a little list of inspiration to help you avoid any awkward ‘err… thanks’ moments.
Note – we’re rather ambitious here at Sassy…
I like surprises and thoughtful gifts, whether it’s something small or ginormous. As long as I get to unwrap something that’s not a gift card, I’m ecstatic. Although saying that, Benefit makeup wouldn’t go amiss… especially the super cute Christmas gift sets like this ‘your b.right! to party skin care set‘.
Oooh, tough one! I’d be happy with anything from unlimited Toffee Nut Lattes to a bluetooth speakers (like the Zeppelin pair we gave away here), to finding someone who would climb up Mt. Kinabalu with me… (or go to Kota Kinabalu with me full stop – we could stay here, just saying!)
I’ve been on a health kick recently, so I’ve been lusting after some of those beautiful Rumi Yoga leggings and some brightly coloured Nikes. I’ve found that cute workout clothes just inspire me to exercise more! Take a look at our Top 10 Athletic Apparel Stores here.
It’s a long shot, but I’m hoping for a weekend break – anywhere. I just need a beach and a book for a couple of days! Here’s some reading inspiration for the holidays.
This sounds so nerdy BUT a new 2016 planner is a great gift for anyone who is an organisation freak like me. I love starting the new year with a fresh planner and working to fill it all up! A nice leather one in a bright colour is perfect to last throughout the whole year – I love the ones from kikki.K.
Okay, a getaway would be pretty amazing, but unfortunately we’re yet to win our fortune at the races on a Wednesday, so until that happens, this little list of cute, Secret Santa gift ideas may have to suffice – sigh…
Christmas Jumpers from H&M
You can’t go wrong with a Christmas jumper, it’s a festive staple after all! H&M currently have an adorable and affordable collection under $200, that’s perfect for an office party. Or you can just wear it daily to get really into the festivities this year! Wear it everyday. Until Christmas. And beyond.
Ornaments from The Lion Rock Press
If you’re looking for a sweet and simple Hong Kong-inspired gift, The Lion Rock Press has a selection of home-grown ornaments and cards that we’re totally obsessed with. Add a homey touch to a friend’s Christmas tree with a set of four ornaments at $350 that they can cherish for years to come. But hurry, as we’re clearing out the stock here at Sassy!
Candles from The Candle Company
With heaps of incredible, Christmassy scents to choose from, candles make the perfect Secret Santa gift that even the Grinch couldn’t turn down. Depending on your budget, The Candle Company even have pre-made gift sets containing both candles and reed diffusers that’ll make any room smelling sweet and Sassy. The best part? It’s totally acceptable to fire up a mulled wine mid-afternoon.
Typo from Cotton On
Cotton On’s Typo range is sure to cover any budget. With great options for both girls and guys, shop cute and quirky home-ware, tech and stationary that’s sure to put a smile on any recipient’s face! We love their travel collection, which can easily be bundled together to make a great gift for those escaping the cold this Christmas.
Lastly, if you’re on a seriously tight budget, Living Plaza is a great option too for that last-minute Secret Santa gift! Grab anything for $12… yep you heard us right. You can even get creative and create your own unique gifts using all the cheap and cheerful crafty materials, or browse the cute crockery sets and kitchen goodies. Our tip? Take your Living Plaza purchases out of their original packaging (goodbye plastic!) and wrap up your gifts in some delicate tissue paper before placing in a festive gift bag. Done!
Happy Secret Santa shopping… we hope you get what you’ve found some inspiration here!