GUEST POST | Secret Santa Gift Guide (under £5)

The Best Secret Santa Gift Guide (for under £5)

Christmas can be a manic time of year for many reasons, you must get the food sorted whilst doing all the Christmas shopping on top of writing all the Christmas cards! So, what you do not want is to be stressed about what you need to buy your Secret Santa at work. 

If you are looking to find your Secret Santa gift that has been budgeted at £5 then you are in the right place!

I have found 10 items that you can make or source yourself depending on how much time you have and who you are buying for all within budget.

DIY: Hot chocolate packets

A great secret Santa DIY gift can be creating hot chocolate packets or jars. All you must do it find all the ingredient you want to include. This can include the chocolate powder, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. Then find a jar or packet big enough to fit it all in. You can present it however you like.

TIP: You could even decorate the jar or packet with ribbons and colour. It would be a good idea to write a little tag including the instructions. You can get the jars from places like Poundland and the decorations can be bought from amazon or eBay for super cheap.

If you’re looking for more DIY Ideas check out my post on Affordable DIY Christmas gifts: 25 ideas for family.
Hot chocolate
Hot Chocolate

Smart Gloves

Smart Gloves are great for the cold weather when you want to use your phone. This gift is perfect for everyone. You can find these almost anywhere as they are quite high in demand now that mobile phones are used by the majority.

A Bullet Journal

If you know someone who likes writing or is creative, then they would love a bullet journal. You can grab these from Amazon or WHSmith for around £5.

If you want to learn more about Bullet Journals check out: How to Start a Bullet Journal for Beginners.


You can find tealights online for cheap. Or shops like Yankee candle often do discounts or deals where you can buy Christmas Gift Sets. Tealights are also a great thing to gift as a secret Santa present. They look great when decorating the house for Christmas.

Bath bombs

Bath bombs are a cute gift for anybody as everyone loves a bath every now and then. If you are lucky enough to be able to buy from Lush then you can get access to the most beautiful smelling bath bombs. These range from £2. They also offer gift sets. Alternatively, you can try Amazon.

Lush Bath Bombs
Lush Bath Bombs

Back massager

You can get back massagers for around £5 on Amazon. I have previously bought a back massager off amazon as a gift for someone else and they loved it! So, this is a win-win.

Terrys chocolate orange

I could not miss out a bit of chocolate on a Christmas secret Santa gift guide! You cannot go wrong with a Terrys Chocolate Orange! Especially when they have come out with a White Chocolate version.

Additionally, if they are not into chocolate orange then you can go for their favourite chocolate instead.


Stationery can be a great little gift. I do not know about you, but I am always losing my pens and pencils. If you are buying for children or young adults, then stationery can be super handy.

If you’re looking especially for someone who is still at school or University then check out: University Stationery bundle: Student Essentials Packs.

Homemade Christmas Cookies

Baking can be a great thing to do if you are low on money. It shows you have put in a lot of effort into your gift. Cookies are also great because you can tailor them to the person you are making them for. You can make them chocolate or go for some red velvet. 

A fun thing to do is to decorate them with colourful icing. You can also style them in the shape of Christmas trees.

Lottery Ticket

Lottery tickets can be an exciting secret Santa gift. For all you know you may have gifted the £50,000! Lottery tickets bring the added excitement of whether you will end up winning anything which is always fun.

Lottery Ticket
Lottery Ticket

About the Author

So that concludes my Secret Santa gift guide for gifts under £5. I hope you enjoyed and found some use out of it! The great thing you can do is pair up different gifts together. For example, you could go for a Terrys chocolate orange and a lottery ticket. That would make a fab secret Santa present!

If you want to find out more check out my about me page. My name is Amber Page and I run The Unpredicted Page. You can find me over on:

Some of my recent Christmas Posts:

Affordable DIY Christmas gifts: 25 ideas for family

Why You Should Still be Excited for Christmas this Year

Christmas in New York: 4-day itinerary for first timers 


Thank you so much Amber. This guide has definitely helped me with ideas! If you would like to guest post for Tea in the Tub, please get in touch,

Helen x

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