Secret Santa

Affordable Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Stand out at your office party or family gathering this Christmas time with a thoughtful Secret Santa Gift.

As the days begin to get longer and summer swells in New Zealand, Christmas is just around the corner. Of course, Christmas is a time for celebration and with this comes end of year work office parties and family functions where you can have some fun!

At these events, Secret Santa gift exchanges are the norm. Deciding what to buy as a gift can be stressful, especially if you pick a colleague you hardly know or a family member you haven’t seen in years!  We’ve come up with ten elegant, meaningful and low price ideas sure to get your colleagues and family smiling, no matter who you pick. Have a look through our list until you pick out the ideal gift for your recipient.

As you’re spending money, you will want to make it count by ensuring you buy something your recipient will actually want. We’ve grouped gifts depending on your budget!

$10 Secret Santa Gifts

Boutique New Zealand-made chocolates

Does your recipient have a sweet tooth? This gift will not fail to delight. Donovans offer a range of indulgent handcrafted chocolates to indulge their taste buds.

Reusable shopping bags

Help them save the environment by gifting them printed reusable bags they can take with them to the supermarket.

Sweet and naughty gummy bears

SugarCraves have created Bubbly Gummie Bears made with Moet and Chandon Champagne, the perfect treat for your co-worker or older family member.


A sweet treat will surely make your recipient smile. Bailey’s Fudge offers an array of scrumptious flavours including Russian Fudge and Bailey’s Irish Creme.

$20 Secret Santa Gifts
2021 Calendar

Glen Jones has created a colourful and cheerful calendar for 2021, featuring 12 Kiwiana inspired designs. This gift is sure to get them excited about next year.

Stylish candles

Make the home of your secret santa recipient smell sweet this Christmas time. Pick between pleasing soy wax candle fragrances including Gardenia Patchouli, Pistachio Macaroon and Precious Wood. #Waxgloyourhome

2021 Diary

Everyone has things they need to plan ahead and remember to do. Get them a 2021 diary so they can make next year the best (and most organised) one yet! Frank Stationary offers luscious diary’s with bright geometric patterned designs.
Reusable takeaway coffee cup

Help fuel your recipients coffee addiction and help the environment as well by gifting them a nifty reusable coffee cup!

$30 Secret Santa Gifts
Self-care set

Gift a pamper package for your co-worker or family member to help them relax this Christmas season. Waxglo sells gift sets which include a botanical wax fragrant candle paired with moisturizing hand and nail cream.

Sophisticated reed diffuser

Indulge the senses of your recipient with an aromatic fragranced diffuser. You can pick luxurious scents such as banoffee pie, chocolate fudge and rainbow trifle.

Check out some of these NZ Secret Santa gift ideas and more at Waxglo House.