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Best secret Santa gifts for foodies 2019

Need a genius secret Santa gift idea this Christmas? We've got a whole sackful of fun presents for foodies, and they're all under £10.

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Whether you’re buying for a colleague or need an idea for a stocking filler, our foodie secret Santa gifts are just the thing. But if you’ve still not found what you’re looking for, be sure to check out the BBC Good Food ultimate foodie gift guide for heaps of inspiration for the festive season and beyond.

For even more ideas, visit our review section to find over 200 buyer’s guides, including round-ups of the best food and drinkhomeware and gadget gifts; the best Christmas hampers and our gift guide for kids

The best secret Santa gifts for Christmas 2019

Warninks canned snowball cocktail

Canned cocktails were a big trend in 2019 so this festive tipple feels oh-so-current, despite containing the most traditional of Christmas drinks – the mighty snowball. This concoction comes courtesy of Warninks, producers of Advocaat, the creamy, custardy drink that couldn’t be more Christmassy if it tried.

Available from Drink Supermarket (£1.79)

Vegan chocolate pralines

If novelty gifts aren’t your thing, go for a classy option with this sleek box of pralines that also happen to be vegan. 

Available from Selfridges (£9.99)

Mince pie popcorn bag

Mince pie-flavoured popcorn

It sounds gimmicky, but this spiced popcorn makes a moreish stocking filler and actually tastes like the real thing. It’s got a bit of a fruity flavour followed by almonds and a final kick of brandy. 

Available from Joe & Seph’s (from £4)

Doughnut socks

If you know someone who’s a big fan of doughy treats with their morning coffee, these socks will make a great gift. Rolled up to look like a doughnut, they’re a quirky break from the Christmas norm.

Available from Sous Chef (£9)

Spreadable rum jar on white background

Spreadable rum

Rum is the spirit of the moment, so why limit yourself to just drinking it? This delicious rum-infused marmalade is ideal for adding a little something extra to your toast. 

Available from Firebox (£9.99)

Guitar-shaped teaspoon

Buying a secret Santa gift for a music fan? Even rockstars like to use a nice bit of silverware at teatime, and with their axe-shaped bodies, these ‘Rockstir’ teaspoons make a cool present for the musician in the team. 

Available from Amazon (£6.49)

Hand-shaped cookie cutter

In a world obsessed with emojis, the office baker will love this novelty cookie cutter. Create a range of gestures using the unbaked dough, from a classic ‘thumbs up’ to rock ‘n’ roll hand signs. It certainly gets our thumbs up.

Available from Wayfair (£7.54)

Harry Potter chocolate wand

Harry Potter chocolate wand

Expelliarmus! Cast a spell over a diehard Harry Potter fan with a novelty chocolate wand. It’s available in Harry, Dumbledore, Ron and Hermione designs. 

Available from Jelly Belly (£9.50 each)

Avocado shakers on a white background

Avocado salt and pepper shakers 

These jolly condiment shakers will brighten up any dining table, and make a cute gift or stocking filler.

Available from Amazon (£12)

Giant pro secco glass in cardboard box

Giant prosecco glass

If you thought it wasn’t possible to fit an entire bottle of prosecco into one flute, you’d be mistaken. This gigantic glass holds 750ml, but we strongly encourage sharing the booze – otherwise, can you imagine the chaos that might unfold at the office Christmas party this year? 

Available from The Present Finder (£9.99)

More Christmas gift inspiration

Need more present ideas? Visit our Christmas gift guide for over 80 suggestions for the foodie in your life, plus check out our ultimate foodie gift guide for tonnes more inspiration. We have lots more buyer’s guides, too. 

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What’s your ultimate secret Santa present? Leave a comment below… 


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