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Best secret Santa gifts for foodies 2020


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 guide to the best gifts for foodies, featuring heaps of inspiration for the festive season and beyond.

For even more ideas, visit our reviews section to find over 400 buyer's guides, including round-ups of the best food and drink, homeware and gadget gifts; the best Christmas hampers and our gift guide for kids.

15 of the best secret Santa gifts for Christmas 2020

Snowball in a can in yellow and red warninks branding

Warninks canned snowball cocktail

Canned cocktails show no sign of losing popularity. This contains 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 pralines Selfridges

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)

Kilner Soup Jar Set 0.35 Litre, sustainable gifts

Kilner 0.35 litre soup jar set

For lovers of packed lunches, this Kilner Jar is a durable and reusable glass container designed with a microwave-safe silicone disk and screw-on lid.

Red box with gold-wrapped chocolate next to it

Willie’s Cacao sea salt caramel pearls

Available in either 54% milk chocolate or 70% dark (pictured), these delicious caramel-filled morsels are luxuriously festive and individually gold-wrapped for sharing (or not).

Available from Willie’s Cacao (£6.59)

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)

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KIND BAG reusable shopping bag

Made from old plastic bottles, these 100% recycled bags hold up to 20kg in weight and are a fun alternative to single-use plastic. A variety of designs are available.

Round pink doughnut socks on white background

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)

Earth Mob cover, sustainable gifts

Earth MOB: Reduce waste, spend less, be sustainable

Earth Mob is a straight-talking handbook filled with recipes and hacks about how to eat and live green. Sustainability, our current ecological climate, seasonality, zero-waste and plastic-free living are all tackled in handy bite-sized chunks.


Guitar-shaped teaspoon

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

Hand cookie cutter in packaging on white background

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 (£6.33)

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)

Honeycombe decomposition ruledbook, sustainable gifts

Honeycomb decomposition notebook

This eco-conscious jotter would make a great secret Santa gift, printed on 100% recycled paper with soy ink.

Available from Waterstones (£9.99)

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.

Personalised marble and mango wood coaster

Personalised marble and mango wood coaster

Made from sustainably-sourced marble and mango wood, these contemporary coasters by Rustic Flitch can be personalised with a name in nine different designs. Plus, they’re delivered in a smart little gift box. Read our guide to the best sustainable gifts for more eco-conscious gifting inspiration.

Available from Etsy (£10)

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 guide to the best gifts for foodies, filled with even more inspiration. We have lots more buyer's guides, too.

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