Best Secret Santa gifts for foodies

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...

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! Available from Paperchase (£11).


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? Available 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. Available from Selfridges (£12.99).

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. Available 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. Available 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? Imagine 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. Available 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. Available 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. Available 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. Available from Paperchase (£12).

Cocktail mixer trio

Cocktail making kit in green cardboard box on white background

If you're unwrapping gifts at the office Christmas party, try offering this mixer set for making super easy cocktails. You can combine them with soda, too, for festive mocktails. There's a choice of Raspberry Mojito, Espresso Martini or Bramble flavour. Available from Lakeland (£14.99). 

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. Available from Harvey Nichols (£8.95). 

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.. Available from Suck UK (£5).

Freakshake book

Freakshakes book on white background

If you use social media, you'll have noticed a trend for mega milkshakes this year. They're piled high with all sorts of sweet treats like brownies, cookies, marshmallows – or all of the above. This book is perfect for those with a very sweet tooth. Available from Present Finder (£9.99).

More Christmas gift inspiration...

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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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