Christmas Gift Guide: Secret Santa

Secret Santa’s are a tradition in most New Zealand workplaces, but it can be a struggle to find nice gifts for people that you perhaps don’t really know very well! Here’s my guide to help you find reasonably priced gifts that aren’t just going to gather dust.

 Secret Santa Gift Guide |

$5 Limit

Milk Chocolate Caramels Bag

Nothing like a tasty little treat for the work desk, these chocolate caramels are only $4.99 from Butler’s Chocolates.

Tearfund Gift for Life

If your gift recipient has everything, why not give on their behalf to someone who desperately needs the basics in life? Tearfund do charity gifts starting from $5.

3 Tier Cupcake Stand

Picked someone whose the office baker? This sweet stand from Stevens is ideal for them to showcase their latest creations. It’s only $3.99 on special.

$10 Limit


With summer holidays starting soon this is a great gift for the colleague heading to the beach with friends or family. Only $9.95 from Cotton On.

Fruit Toast Peanut Butter

Work with a foodie? This limited release peanut butter is sweet, spiced and buttery. Plus it’s vegan and gluten free! $9.95 from The Collected.

Viva Wine Aerator

This small aerator is great for making a good bottle of wine even better. Plus it perfectly aerates wine in the time it takes to pour a glass. At $8.95 from Not Socks, it’s a great gift for the wine connoisseur in the office.

$20 Limit

Deutz Methode Traditional Marlborough Cuvee Brut

This sparkling wine has been a kiwi favourite for years, and  . Currently $18.99 at Countdown.

Good as Gold Gift Pack

At the end of a stressful year there’s nothing better than a relaxing bath. Reward your work mate with this bath bomb pack from Lush for only $17.90.

Home Republic Coda Indoor Pot White

This wee indoor pot could be used in the office with a plant to help add some life to the gift receiver’s desk. This one is from Adairs for $16.95.

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