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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.
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15 of the best secret Santa gifts for Christmas 2020
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Personalised Heinz Beanz
If your secret Santa is a bean-fiend or simply has a sense of humour, a personalised can of Heinz may go down particularly well.
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.
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-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.
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.
Honeycomb decomposition notebook
This eco-conscious jotter would make a great secret Santa gift, printed on 100% recycled paper with soy ink.
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
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.
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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