Best Secret Santa gifts for foodies 2018

Need a genius idea for buying a Secret Santa present this Christmas? We've got a whole Santa's sackful of fun gift ideas for foodies – and they're all under £15...

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Whether you're buying for a colleague or need an idea for a stocking filler, our foodie Secret Santa gifts range from the novelty to the super-affordable. 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.

Giant prosecco glass

Giant pro secco glass in cardboard box

If you thought it wasn't possible to get an entire bottle of prosecco into one flute, you're mistaken. This gigantic glass can hold the contents of a whole 750ml bottle. We strongly encourage sharing the booze, though – otherwise, can you imagine the chaos that might unfold at the office Christmas party this year? Buy from The Present Finder (£14.99).


Indulgent cinnamon white chocolate

White chocolate tube on white background

This super luxurious white hot chocolate, using premium blond Valrhona, puts a festive twist on your usual mug of cocoa – it tastes just like malted biscuits with a hint of cinnamon. Selfridges' packaging is attractive, too, so it makes a gorgeous gift. Definitely one for those with a sweet tooth. Buy from Selfridges (£9.99).

Mince pie popcornMince pie popcorn bag

Not as gimmicky as it sounds, this mince pie popcorn is a moreish stocking filler and actually tastes like the real thing. You get the taste of fruit, followed by almonds, then a final kick of brandy. Buy from Joe & Seph's (£4)

Guitar teaspoon

Buying a Secret Santa gift for a music fan? Even rock stars like a nice bit of silverware at teatime. With their axe-shaped bodies, these 'Rockstir' teaspoons make cool stocking fillers for the musician in the team. Buy from The Fowndry (£4.99).

Prosecco pong

Prosecco pong game with pink ping pong balls

Classic drinking game beer pong is always a good time, but what if you aren't a fan of beer? Try producing prosecco pong at the office Christmas party this year... fizz fans will rejoice. With 12 plastic champagne coupes and three bright-pink ping-pong balls, the old red-cup game gets a ladylike upgrade. Buy from Firebox (£14.99).

Doughnut socks

Round pink doughnut socks on white backgroundIf you know someone who's a big fan of doughy treats with their morning coffee, it's probably about time they owned a pair of these socks. They're rolled up to look like a doughnut, making a quirky break from the Christmas norm. Buy from Sous Chef (£9).

Doodle mug

Doodle mugYour Secret Santa recipient could enjoy the simple pleasures of a doodle mug this Christmas to create their own designs during tea break. It looks permanent but the ink washes off with warm soapy water, giving you a blank canvas to write or draw whatever you wish. Buy from Eat Sleep Doodle (£12.50).

Foodie planner 

Orange food notebook on white background

Ideal for storing restaurant recommendations in one handy place, this planner also has various tabs for listing the restaurants you want to try both locally and abroad, as well as a separate section for noting down recipes. There's a handy wallet, too, so you can save recipe clippings. Buy from Paperchase (£5).

Prosecco glitter

Gold edible glitter box on white backgroundPlain old prosecco is so last year. Here's a great stocking filler for glamorous fizz fans to liven things up over the party season – edible rose gold glitter that you add to your glass to give it extra sparkle and a raspberry flavour. There are edible golden hearts in there, too, and the powder fizzes when added to any glass of bubbles. Buy from Amazon (£7.89)

Hand cookie cutters

Hand cookie cutter in packaging on white background

In a world obsessed with emojis, the office baker will love these hand-shaped cookie cutters. Create a range of gestures from thumbs up to rock 'n' roll hand signs. It gets our thumbs up. Buy from Wayfair (£5.99).

Christmas pudding bin bags 

Christmas pudding bin bag on white background

Taking out the bins is no glamorous task, but at Christmas we need to do it quite often, so why not make it fun? Give the gift of helping someone put out the rubbish with bags that fill out to look like giant Christmas puddings. And give the bin men a laugh, too! Buy from Paperchase (£11).


Alphabet mug

Alphabet mug with letter bThese brightly coloured mugs with letter designs are a great choice for a Secret Santa gift  – we love the golden handles and block lettering. Buy from Oliver Bonas (£10).

Harry Potter chocolate wand

Harry Potter chocolate wandExpelliarmus! Cast a spell over a die-hard Harry Potter fan with a novelty chocolate wand, available in Harry, Dumbledore, Ron and Hermione designs. Buy from Jelly Belly (£9.50).


More Christmas gift inspiration...

Need more Christmas present ideas? Visit our Christmas gift guide for over 140 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: 

The best gins to buy as gifts
The best foodie Christmas tree baubles
The best boozy gifts
The best cookbooks

What's your ultimate Secret Santa present? Leave a comment below... 

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tamalpaca's picture
4th Dec, 2017
If everyone had Christmas pudding bin bags, my career would already be sorted out.
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