5 December 2015

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

So "decking the hall" has begun as you have probably seen on my Twitter and Instagram. It's so exciting to get Christmas decorations out and start re-creating the mixture of Lapland and elf workshop inside your own house :) You don't need much to do that. As long as it's nice and cozy, you are golden. But I'm rushing ahead - a post on our Christmas decor (all the unique bits & pieces that are super pretty and meaningful to us) and our Christmas tree is coming very soon ;) Today's post is hopefully going to help you to score that perfect Secret Santa gift

Every year the excitement was flying high at my office whenever Secret Santa gift-giving was starting. However, it wasn't just one gift. There was this big and tall bookcase (think IKEA style) with square boxes that were labelled with people's names. After you pick a name, you had to bring them gifts 10 days (!!!) in a row leading up to Christmas. Of course, those could be silly and pound-worth ones (like, tissues or a pack of Haribos). But most of the gifts were £10 or under and required some serious "thought shower". If you are doing Secret Santa this year at your office, dorm or home, or simply looking for amazing little gifts that are £10 or less, I hope these ideas will come in handy. 

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1. Cozy Cardigan Mug {£6}: for tea and coffee lovers + how cute is it to have your cup "dressed" in a cozy knit.
2. Alphabet Scented Candle {£6.99}: pick the initial of the recipient and you got a super pretty personalized gift.
3. The Holiday DVD {£3}: this movie is so perfectly Christmassy I can't even! It's one of my favourites all year round.
4. Set of 3 bath bombs {£9.40}: Lush is Lush. Any girl will be over the moon to get these amazing bath bombs.
5. 2016 Diary {£10}: can't go wrong with the next year diary, especially if it's pale pink and has golden polka dots.
6. Set of 2 holiday nail polishes {£8}: perfect little gift for a 'nail painting' girl + glitter is always a good idea.
7. Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 107 {£5.49}: I HAD to include a perfect holiday lipstick and you can never say 'no' to 107.
8. ASOS Bunny Ring Holders {£8}: how absolutely stinkin' cute are these pointy bunny ears ring holders :)
9. Instagram Mini Prints {6.49}: love this idea for a girl who checks her IG 100 times per minute - she will go "awww".
10.  Holographic Makeup Bag {£8}: makeup bags are always needed. Always. Especially when they are this pretty.


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1. Dip Sticks Shout Dinner Party Game {£9.75}: we have this game - it's so much fun and a really good laugh.
2. Tetris Heat Change Mug {£8}: Tetris game which "plays" itself - just fill it up with your favourite hot drink.
3. The Hobbit DVD {£6.99}: I don't know a man who doesn't like a good J.R.R. Tolkien book based movie.
4. Man Tin {£7.04}: a 'manly' version of a storage box for anything and everything he needs to keep safe.
5. Faded Diamond Socks {£8}: men LOVE fun socks. Period.
6. Silver jigsaw cuff links {£15}: I had to sneak this one in even though this gift is £5 more, but they are amazing.
7. Wheelie Bin Desk Tidy {£5.95}: I got this super fun desk container a few Christmases ago - fun and functional.
8. Funtime Basket Case {£8}: it's no revelation that men love to play - how many can he score in a minute?
9. Bear Grylls Facing Up {8.99}: a read that sucks you right in. I got this for my hubby last year - he LOVED it!
10.  Selfie stick for GoPro, DSLR & Iphone {£11.99}: a bit over £10 but so worth it - a good-quality selfie stick is a hit!

Hope you enjoyed this post and liked my ideas for Secret Santa gifts.
It took me a while to put these gift guides together but I really wanted to include stuff I truly love :)

P.S. 
We are just back home from Trafford Centre (Manchester) as I am proofreading this post.
It looks so beautiful and festive!! Really happy to have done some Christmas shopping.
Guess who's putting up the tree tonight & will share our lovely decor and 
Christmas tree pics after the weekend. Watching ELF later on tonight. Eeek!
More festive fun on the blog next week!! :)

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Leave a comment and let me know if you are taking part in the Secret Santa gift giving.
Which gifts would you get for her / him for £10 and under?
Fun ideas would be appreciated ;)
Which gifts did you like the most from my lists?
Woohoo to December fun!
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92 comments

  1. I would happily give/receive everything on your gift guide for her, although I think I'd keep that bunny ring holder for myself if I bought it for someone else!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. Awww thanks so much, Jodie :) So would I haha! Wouldn't say no to anything on the list. Isn't that bunny ring holder just the cutest <3
      xox

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  2. It really shows how much effort has gone into this post and I bloody love it!
    I adore the bunny ring holder and that diary, I'm a sucker for little bits and bobs. xx

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

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    1. Thank you super much, sweetie. Glad you loved the ideas, I think they are really handy and adorable! I want that bunny ring holder in my life as well :D
      xox

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  3. I haven't done Secret Santa in years. but there are some amazing gift ideas in there I can totally borrow for the family.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Borrow away, Anne ;)
      Secret Santa is so much fun.
      Glad I could help with these ideas :)
      xox

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  4. This came just in time as me and friends are planning on doing secret Santa next week
    Rita x
    Dashofcurves.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay, that's great, Rita! Hope you get a few lovely bits and bobs ;)
      xox

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  5. This year I'm not taking part in secret santa, but I wish I had this list last year! Some of these also work for great stocking stuffers!
    Great post :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. You're right, girlie. They would make fab stocking stuffers! :)
      Secret Santa is always lots of fun to take part in :D
      xox

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  6. Great ideas girl!! me and my mom just watched the holiday its our favourite movie!!

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. I LOVE The Holiday, isn't it just one of the best? :)
      By the way, Cameron's character driving on the left side on the road (plus on those super teeny tiny roads!!!) is so me haha
      xox

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  7. I love this! Such great ideas!!
    leavingericafootprints.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Erica :) Glad you liked these ideas & hope they will come in handy when you hunt for those stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts ;)
      xox

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  8. Love this post!! I love Secret Santas, aren't they so fun? I love The Holiday, that cosy mug is so cute too!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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    1. So much fun, babe! Love taking part in Secret Santa! :)
      The Holiday is one of my favourites at Christmas!
      Mug full of your fave drink is amazing and if it's wrapped up in a knit, that's million times better :D
      xox

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  9. This is such a great gift guide and you picked up some amazing products! I will definitely use some of these ideas :) xx

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Aww thank you darling :) Glad these will be used because I wanted to put together a "real" guide with gifts I got or my hubby got and loved or what we would love to get :)
      xox

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  10. Great ideas Nadia. I love the holiday film it's one of my favourites ever! Gemma xx
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Isn't it just one of the best Christmas movies? :)
      I could watch it non stop (all year round pretty much haha).
      Thanks, Gemma :)
      xox

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  11. Wow, I've never heard of this version of Secret Santa, sounds tough, haha, I'm actually the worst at picking out Christmas gift, but these ideas were great! I might actually be able to use some of these ideas so thank you so much! :D

    Filippa ⎮ Always a Dot

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    1. Haha, it does require some imagination to get a unique and fun present 10 times :) But it's sooooo much fun!
      Hope these ideas do come in handy, girlie ;) and you are welcome <3
      xox

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  12. отличная подборка, люблю фильм с Камерон Диаз)

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    1. Спасибо, Наташенька)) Я тоже его очень люблю, как раз купили на днях DVD))
      Я его смотрела сотни раз <3

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  13. so many cut gift ideas! thanks for sharing!

    lifeisashoe

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    1. Thanks, girl :) Glad you liked these! Hope you will be able to use them ;)
      xox

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  14. Отличные идеи! Очень полезный пост!

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    1. Спасибо, солнце! :) Надеюсь, идеи действительно пригодятся.
      Я включила в "гайд" только то, что я или муж получили в прошлом году в наших stockings (и очень были рады подаркам), или то, что бы хотели получить :)
      xox

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  15. what a great idea! thank you for sharing with us💞 I would love that cozy mug^~^


    www.jaydenmakeup.com

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    1. Glad you liked this post, girlie :)
      Ahhh that cozy mug is super cozy, isn't it ;)
      xox

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    1. Thanks!! :) Have a great week too!
      xox

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  17. Просто очаровательная подборка)))

    mary-tur.ru

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    1. Спасибо, Мэри :)
      Очень рада, что все понравилось))
      xox

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  18. Loving all of these practical yet creative gift ideas, especially the candles for the girls and the selfie stick for the guys :D
    My friends and I are having a Christmas party this year, and we've decided to do Secret Santa, so I'm really excited about that! <3 Can't wait for all of the upcoming holiday festivities!
    Hope your holiday season is filled with warmth and love as well, Nadia! <3 Thank you so much for sharing this super helpful guide! It came at just the right time!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

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    1. Thanks sooo much Elizabeth :)
      I agree, they are practical and fun too. This guide consists of the awesome stocking stuffers we either got last year (and loved!) or something both myself and hubby would love to get :)
      Wooohooo, so excited for you doing Secret Santa, hon!
      Did you get a guy or a girl? Did you decide what to get them?
      You are just sooo lovely, babe. Happy December, happy holidays sweetie and Merry Christmas, gorgeous!
      xox

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  19. Ох, спасибо тебе большое за идеи, Надюш! А то у меня с gifts for him сложности всегда)

    irenethayer.com

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    1. С gifts for him у всех, наверное, сложно, солнце :) Ох уж эти мужчины!
      Я уже купила и спрятала пару маленьких подарочков для мужа (stocking stuffers), осталось теперь перейти на "тяжелую артиллерию" :D
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  20. I love The Holiday, it is such a wonderful movie and great cast they flow together so well! Hahaha men love socks they do indeed! The times we've done secret Santa in our family we send a small list of things that we would like around $30 to the head organiser who dishes everyone out a person and their list. We at times have made it fun buy seeing if we can get everything on the list within the budget in the most creative ways! Not to mention I love wrapping things up a million times putting them into a few boxes duck tappingit and wrapping it up again, all in the name of fun! XD

    http://rainbow-roseblossom.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. I love that movie so much too, girlie. Jude Law, right ;)
      That's a fab idea and such a great tradition you have in your family, honey.
      Haha, I love to do the same with wrapping!!! :D
      You are so awesome, girl :)
      xox

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  21. These are such great gift ideas!! A gift doesn't have to be expensive to be good and thoughtful :) Loved your gift guides. You can really tell you put effort into them!


    www.littleblackshell.com

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    1. Definitely agree about the price, hon. A gift is special when it's something special, and that doesn't mean expensive :)
      Awww, thanks, really glad you enjoyed my wee guide ;)
      xox

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  22. Love these gift ideas! Thanks for sharing!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. No prob, girlie, glad you love them! Hope they will come in handy :)
      xox

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  23. Всё очень красивое, интересное и приятное)) Я бы была рада одному из подарков, а вообще хочу всёёё)) Хорошая подборка, хочется уже НГ, чтоб под ёлочку заглянуть. А вообще я люблю не только получать, а наверное больше дарить подарки)

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    1. Я тоже рада малому, солнышко :) Главное, ведь, даже не подарок, а то, что человек подумал, выбрал, и от этого уже приятно. Я тоже безумно люблю выискивать идеи на подарки и дарить всякие приятности)))
      У нас принято маленьких подарков дарить много (stocking stuffers - они все в огромном носке) + какой-то большой или важный подарок)))
      xox

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  24. I am actually going to get the selfie stick for the DSLR for myself! Great post and great ideas! I now also have some really good ideas for my secret Santa at work! Thanks xx

    http://www.danielle-naomi.com/

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    1. That's an awesome present for yourself, hon :)
      I wouldn't say no to that either :D
      Glad you loved my ideas, woohoo, I am sure you will enjoy your work's Secret Santa yay :)
      xox

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  25. Unique picks! Thank you for sharing something different than the usual gift ideas!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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    1. Aww thank you Dora :) Just wanted to share something I truly love! <3
      xox

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  26. Amazing post lovely! I always feel really anxious and excited at the same time when Secret Santa times comes round, because they budget is normally low and I'm a perfectionist, so I want the perfect present and I don't know in what spend that little for the present to be awasome, so you've basically saved me!
    All the ideas are lovely and you've given me some ideas for my brother's present (it's very difficult to gift him), so thank you so much love ^^
    I hope you're having a great month. Lots of hugs and kisses from Spain to you! Love ya!

    Sel♥
    selenaponcestyle.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thanks so so much, my lovely Sel :)
      Haha, I hear you sweetie, I am a huge perfectionist as well lol. I want every present to be amazing but it is possible. It's about ideas, not about money ;)
      Yay, glad I could help honey wooohoo :D
      I am sure you brother will love any of those, babe. My hubby approved! :D
      Hope you are having a super amazing December and getting excited about the holidays yay :)
      Much love your way!
      xox

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    1. Aww thank you, Lucie :) Super glad you liked them!
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  28. Great post hun! It's been so long since I've participated in Secret Santa but will deffo keep these in mind for little gifts for stockings!

    - Darcy Victoria
    xxx

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    1. Thanks sweetie :)
      Hope these will come in handy! So glad to see you on my blog hon <3
      xox

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  29. Awesome gift ideas! Haven't done any Secret Santa, but I'm sure it's so much fun!

    xo
    http://thepinkporcelaindoll.blogspot.it

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    1. Aww you would love doing Secret Santa, it's the best! I love looking for perfect little gifts and seeing the person's face when they open them is just amazing :D
      xox

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  30. Мне очень понравились подарки "для него")) Не отказалась бы от селфи-палки и носочков с ромбиками:))

    ***International GIVEAWAY in my blog***

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    1. Мой муж одобрил каждый подарок)))
      У него такие уже есть - жаль, что они продаются только как мужские.
      Селфи стик - нужная вещь, но мы всегда забываем зарядить!
      Книга, кстати, бомбезная (если нужен классный презент для мужчины)!
      xox

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    2. В таком случае, беру книгу на заметку:) У меня муж обожает читать, ему такой подарок придётся по душе)

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  31. I'm so glad that I came across this blog post! All of these gifts are amazing!

    xx Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

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    1. Awww Isabel, I am so happy you loved it :)
      Definitely pick something lovely! All of these are loved or wanted by both myself & my hubby :D
      xox

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  32. What great gift ideas! And perfect timing for me since I'm working on shopping for a few friends right now! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Rach :) Woot woot, glad this guide came just in time! ;)
      Let me know later on what you managed to get hon!
      xox

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  33. Wow 10 days! I would have run out of ideas after the second day haha! Your picks are lovely, especially the nail polishes and lipsticks for her :)

    Velvet Blush | Beauty Giveaway

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    1. Haha, I know, it seems like a lot :)
      But it was sooo much fun! I would normally think of first 3-4 presents and get them immediately and then would struggle haha.
      Thanks hon, glad you loved my guide ;)
      xox

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  34. Oh wow, I love your office's Secret Santa idea of 10 days of gifts - that would require some serious gift-hunting though for sure! You've put together some brilliant suggestions for women and men alike, particularly as men are notoriously difficult to buy for haha! I love the candle selection :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Isn't it just such a fun thing to do? ;) I think I like it more that way - 10 gifts sound so much better and more fun to get organised with than 1 :)
      Men aren't the easiest to buy for but these were approved by my hubby so it was safe to recommend them ;)
      Glad you loved this guide, hon.
      xox

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  35. Oh these are some amazing ideas of gifts, girl. I'm drooling over everything, but the lipstick is just wow. Great shade! :))

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thanks sweetie, I would definitely say YES to any of those any day! :)
      The lippy is just amazing, isn't it ;)
      xox

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  36. Such a great post! I actually am terrible at buying gifts so this post has been really useful - thanks!

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, Sarah :)
      Glad this came in handy, girlie. Hope you manage to get all the gifts sorted no prob. Will do, girl ;)
      xox

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  37. What fun ideas!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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    1. Thanks, Claire! Glad you liked them :)
      xox

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  38. Aww i love this gift ideas, i personally love Holiday movies <3

    sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. Christmas movies are the best :)
      Thanks so much, glad you liked my guide ;)
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  39. You've got pretty things here, it gave me so much ideas for Christmas giving.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Glad you found it useful, girlie ;)
      I love all of to those items <3
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  40. Secret Santa is so much fun. We usually do it with a group of friends at our little pre-Christmas party :) And you've put together some amazing ideas here hon! I know I'd be quite happy receiving any of those products! :)
    I hope your week has started well! Lots of hugs!
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. I LOVE Secret Santa, it's always a lot of fun :)
      Aww I am sure you will have fun this year honey!
      Hope your week is going super great, sweetheart! Big big hugs :)
      xox

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  41. Such a wonderful selection of gifts, dear! That cosy cardigan mug is so lovely, I sure wouldn't mind getting that for my Secret Santa! :) We're doing Secret Santa at my workplace this year, I'm buying for a guy who's a massive Star Wars fan - got him a Darth Vader shaped mug. :P <3 Have a lovely week, sweetheart! x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww thanks so much, honey :) I love all of these gifts so much :D
      I think the gift you got for one of your co-workers would be perfect for him lol!
      The cozy mug is the cutest, isn't it :)
      Thanks for a sweet comment & your support, babe!
      xox

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  42. Ahhh those 'Gifts for him' were just what I needed right now, haha - genius ideas! :D Btw, may I ask how you make collages? Do you use a photoshop programme or an online app? I'm still figuring out the best way to make photo collages. :p

    xxx Ilse
    www.ilsedanielle.com

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    1. Glad you like them sweetie :) Hopefully, those ideas will fill a few slots as to what to get ;)
      I use different programs honey, mostly Photoshop or PhotoScape (it's super simple and easy to use). I also use Pic Monkey online.
      Hope this helps :)
      xox

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  43. I so love your picks! That makeup bag & diary is so beautiful. Will be on the lookout for them myself! We are doing a £10 secret santa at my work, so this has given me some fab ideas :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  44. Love this gift guide!! I am so happy to see that you included the Rimmel London Kat Moss lipstick. #107 is one of my favorites and would be a great gift for sure! :)

    x Arwa | cremerose.blogspot.com

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  45. Such a perfect gift guide post! I love love that 2016 planner! I'm always collecting so many planners because I always spot so many cute ones and end up with too many hahaha. I seriously have the hardest time picking out a gift for my boyfriend, but thanks for the inspiration!:-).

    www.wunderbliss.com

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  46. Great post! Loving all the gift ideas. All very simple and affordable, yet great gifts :)

    Love Hannah xx

    hannahhawes.blogspot.co.uk

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  47. THANK YOU so much for this!! I need to get a few more little gifts for friends and family and this post really helped sparks some ideas!! :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

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  48. Amazing suggestions darling!! I loveeee the Alphabet Scented Candle, it looks so cute! I also like the diary - definitely can't go wrong with a diary as a Christmas pressie, especially if it's pale pink and gold - my fave! Fab suggestions for the men's presents too! Guys can be sooo hard to buy for! I really like the socks! Xx

    www.theemasphere.com

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  49. Great gift ideas!! I love the candles and the movie, that's nice.
    Farrah
    www.estrellafashionreport.com

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