10 Secret Santa Gifts You Won't Want To Give Away
Posted by Rachael Funnell in Lifestyle
Secret Santa is undoubtedly a gift and a curse. Receiving a present is great, but the weeks of agonizing over a gift for that certain someone you haven’t actually gotten to know that well can feel like mild torture. At My Beauty Matches we love presents, so naturally we jumped at the opportunity to research the best Secret Santa gifts for 2015 from some of the top beauty brands. Warning: you may find it difficult to give these gifts away.
Gift Idea 1: Christmas Crackers! No, I don’t mean the sorts which contain a dodgy pair of nail clippers. There are some absolutely stunning beauty product Christmas Crackers available this year, perfect if you have multiple friends you’d like to give a little special something this Christmas. You can browse our top 5 beauty Christmas Crackers here for some festive inspiration.
Gift Idea 2: Festive baubles – these are just too cute to function. A perfect addition to any Christmas tree, they’re guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of even the most sullen of co-workers. One pampering decoration we can’t get enough of is this adorable Pink Pepperpod festive bauble from Molton Brown £10. This sultry, warming bath and shower gel will bring decadence to your lucky Secret Santa.
Gift Idea 3: The gift set often gets a bad name for containing products nobody wants, sitting in the cupboard waiting for the next available school raffle donation opportunity. Well, proving that not all gift sets have to be dull we discovered the Naturally Nourished Christmas Gift Set from Burt’s Bees £9.99. This festive treasure contains Burt’s Ultimate Hand Care Cream, and two 100% Natural Burt’s Bees Lip Balms, perfect for staving off the chap this winter. A wonderfully nourishing gift that comes with the added benefit of no wrapping required! Music to our ears. If you'd like to discover the Burt's Bee range you can shop the collection here.
Gift Idea 4: Fragrances are always a great Christmas gift for friends and with so many gorgeous scents to choose from you can always find the perfect match. We love this refreshing Mini Treasures Fragrance Set from Ted Baker £12. Containing three beautifully scented beauty products and a body spray, this collection of treasures will have your friends sorted from tip to toe. But you know, you might always need to buy yourself one too just to be sure...
Gift Idea 5: What’s better than one gift? Three! Which is exactly what you get with Soap & Glory’s Three Times Butter £8 collection of scent-sational body moisturisers. This trio of handbag friendly moisturisers includes the award winning Righteous Body Butter, with rose and bergamot, Smoothie Star with almond and sweet vanilla and Sugar Crush, containing brown sugar and sweet lime. With such a gorgeous array of fragrances you’ll be following the lucky receiver round the office for months to come.
Gift Idea 6: If someone you know has had a difficult year at work then Christmas is always a great time for them to unwind and what better way to do it than with a soothing scented candle, such as this Black Rose & Cassis Candle from Sanctuary Spa £6. This little treat is the perfect Secret Santa gift, stocking filler or just a little something for yourself. Beautiful candle, hot bubble bath, festive spirit, bliss!
Gift Idea 7: Give your colleague the gift of a Winter wonder-hand with this kit from L’Occitane from £17. This three piece kit contains some of L’Occitane’s best selling hand and nail products designed to nourish and refine. Containing a Shea Butter Hand Cream, Intensely Hydrating Nail and Cuticle Oil and a nail file perfect for tucking away in a handbag, this is a Secret Santa gift that we think can’t fail to please.
Gift Idea 8: Help your friends get Mistletoe-ready with this Pucker Up and Party gift set from Benefit £19.50 which promises the most kissable lips around! Containing hydrating tinted balms for use on bare lips and lip stains for lasting, kiss-proof color. This one is definitely making it into our letter to Santa. Gift Idea 9: No makeup bag is complete without a gorgeous compact with which to apply your goodies and we love the beaded range from Monsoon £9. These gorgeous compacts with their unique designs will make the perfect Secret Santa gift that can be used all year long. Better yet, with two designs to choose from, you can always slip a second one in your shopping basket for yourself!
Gift Idea 10: As beauty lovers we appreciate good hygiene and to apply makeup properly you need good, clean brushes. This Acrylic Makeup Brush Set from Pantone £20 is the Secret Santa gift we’ve been dreaming of! Containing 5 brushes and coming with it’s own carry case, it’s the perfect beauty essential for at home and on the move.
So whether you’re buying for your oldest friend, or a stranger who you haven’t yet decided hates you or not, these gorgeous beauty buys will undoubtedly get you some festive brownie points this Christmas. With so many amazing Secret Santa gift options to choose from, t’is the season to feel fabulous! (Tip: Share this round the office so you don't wind up with an out of date box of After Eights again...)