A great way to show someone how much you love them or are grateful for them is by giving them a beautiful gift at this time of year. But it doesn’t always have to be something big or that costs a lot of money. Sometimes it’s fun to give someone a few smaller gifts rather than one large one. That way, they get to open lots more pressies. Maybe you need to buy a few little stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts for your girlfriends or someone in your family. Perhaps you’re looking for something really nice for your kid’s teachers or one of your neighbours or colleagues. No matter who you need to buy gifts for this year, I’ve got some ideas that will help you out. I’ve put together a list of 20 beautiful Secret Santa gift ideas that only cost 20 Euro, but will have everyone thinking you spent so much more on them. Are you ready to go shopping?
Secret Santa Gift Ideas
Before we begin, I’ll explain how the guide works. Most of the gifts are in the beauty category, except for a couple. I’ve broken the gifts down into four categories for you. That way, you could choose a gift based on what a particular person likes. I’ve also given you some ideas where you can mix and match gifts. This is a great idea if you want to make larger gifts for some people, but still not too far off the 20 Euros budget. Speaking of which, apart from one gift, all of these gifts are Eur 20 Euros or under. So let’s get started with some stocking filler and secret Santa gift ideas.
Dry skin is something that most of us suffer from in Winter, so it’s important to keep your skin exfoliated and hydrated.
BODY SCRUB Eur 7 for 50 ml
These body scrubs are the perfect antidote to dry, flaky skin. And because they come in small jars, they make gorgeous stocking fillers or Secret Santa gifts too. These are 100% natural products which are free from parabens and other synthetic ingredients as well as being cruelty-free. They’re packed full of essential oils such as sweet almond oil and natural raw sugar. So they’ll not only exfoliate your skin and get rid of dry, dead skin, but they’ll also keep your skin beautifully hydrated too. Choose from Gin & Skin Tonic Body Scrub or Morning Mojito Body Scrub. I’ve tried both and I absolutely love each of them. But if I have to choose a favourite, I’ll choose Mojito, as that also happens to be my favourite cocktail. 🙂
These shower gels smell simply divine. There are 7 different fragrances to choose from. The Orange Organic Body Wash has to be one of my favourites, as it smells so invigorating. It literally smells just like oranges. What a wonderful smell to wake up first thing in the morning. But I don’t think I’ve tried one yet that I didn’t like. You only need to use a small amount of these gels, as they’re quite concentrated. They’re free from harmful ingredients such as parabens and SLS’s. In fact, they contain 100% certified natural ingredients and are vegan-friendly.
As with the shower gels, there are 7 different lotions to choose from. I actually have 2 favourites – Orange & sea Buckthorn and Organic Almond Milk & Honey. These lotions have such a wonderful light texture, so they absorb quickly into your skin. This means you can get dressed straight away after applying without having to wait for them to soak into your skin. They’re very hydrating and just like the shower gels, they smell absolutely gorgeous.
Note: These shower gels and body lotions are often sold together as a gift set around this time of year, so keep an eye out for those.
MIX ‘n’ MATCH GIFT IDEAS: If you want to make a slightly larger gift, you could even mix and match a few of these gifts. So for example, you could pair a body scrub with a body lotion, a body scrub with a shower gel or a shower gel and a body lotion in the same fragrance.
Hands & Nails
An at-home manicure is always a nice way to treat ourselves. And these gifts are a great way to treat someone to just that.
I’ve been using this hand & nail cream for a while now and I’m loving it. It not only keeps my hands wonderfully moisturised, but it also doubles up as a cuticle cream. So it keeps my cuticles and nails hydrated too. The cream has a light texture and therefore absorbs very quickly into your skin. So no waiting around for ten minutes until you can touch anything again! It’s a 75ml size, so perfect for popping into your handbag as it’s not too large. It contains organic ingredients such as olive and avocado oils and certified 100% natural. It’s also cruelty-free and is in fact vegan-friendly.
I absolutely love these nail polishes by Mavala for so many reasons. For one thing, they’re 7-Free! In other words, they’re free from harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, parabens, camphore, cellophane, heavy metal, toulene and of course they’re cruelty-free. In fact, these are also vegan-friendly as they’re free from animal ingredients. And another one of my favourite things about these polishes is their size. They come in a 5ml size. Now you may think that’s small, but in fact, this is a perfect size for nail polish. Let’s be honest here, do you really ever finish that whole bottle of nail polish before it dries out? So you’re actually getting real value here, as you’ll use the whole bottle.
These come in every possible colour you think of, from nudes to bright reds to blackest black. So there’s plenty to choose from. They also have sets of 3 available at this time of year. So you can give the set as one gift, or break them up into 3 smaller gifts. They also have 4 gorgeous varieties of French Manicure Sets available for Eur 17.70. Each set contains 3 mini polishes for a beautiful French Manicure, as well as sticker guides if you like to use these. I personally find it easier to use a corrector pen rather than the sticker guides, but that’s just my preference.
MIX ‘n’ MATCH GIFT IDEA: You could make one larger gift by pairing one of the French Manicure sets with the Hand & Nail Cream. This would still work out quite budget friendly at just over Eur 20. It would also be a perfect manicure gift set.
Lipstick or Lipgloss always makes a great little Stocking Filler or Secret Santa gift. They make perfect gifts for your girlfriends or colleagues, or even for yourself.
I absolutely adore these lipsticks as even though they’re long lasting, they still make my lips feel hydrated. Plus the colours are fabulous! There are 16 shades to choose from, including nudes, pinks and reds. So there’s at least one shade to suit everyone’s tastes and skin tone. My personal favourites are Stinkin’ Rich, Excessive, Vain, Pretentious, Upscale and Prodigal. Yes, I know, that’s a lot of favourites. 🙂 They’re free from parabens, gluten, fragrance, latex, soy, BPA, PABA, collagen and sulfate, AND they’re not tested on animals. The packaging on these is so beautiful, very chic and elegant looking. So they look much more expensive than their actual price tag. But you don’t have to tell anyone that! 🙂
Or if you need to buy more than one gift, you can also save some money by purchasing a set of 3 Lipsticks for Eur 54. So that works out at only Eur 18 per lipstick. You could even buy 2 for your friends and keep one for yourself! You deserve a gift too, right?
These lip glosses are again free from harmful ingredients and are not tested on animals. They don’t feel sticky on your lips, which is a big plus and is something that I personally don’t like about lip glosses. These lip glosses even come with a cute little mirror on the side of them. So perfect for on the go when you need to (or want to) do a quick touch up. There are 10 gorgeous shades to choose from here. Ladylike and Lovesick are two of my favourite shades and are perfect for most skin tones. Even the names alone are so pretty. Again, you can save some money on these by buying a set of 3 Lip Glosses for Eur 43, which works out at only Eur 14 per lip gloss. They also come in a set of 10 if you need even more gifts, which works out even cheaper at only Eur 12.85 per lip gloss.
These loose eyeshadow pigments and cream eye shadows are very versatile and they come in an array of stunning shades that are perfect for the holiday season, as well as for everyday wear.
LOOSE EYE SHADOW PIGMENTS: Moodstruck Minerals Pigment Shadows Eur 13.50 each
These gorgeous mineral eyeshadows make a perfect Secret Santa gift. Don’t be put off by their small size. These little pots last a very long time. What I love about loose eyeshadows like these is how versatile they are. You can apply them dry for a subtle day time look or wet for a more intense look. They can also be used as an eyeliner too. In fact, I don’t actually buy separate gel or liquid eyeliners anymore, as I prefer to use eyeshadow pigments wet as an eyeliner instead. They work just as well mixed with a waterproof mixing fluid and they last the entire day. This saves me a lot of money AND space in my makeup bag. There are 34 stunning eye shadow colours to choose from. So the hardest thing will be deciding which ones to choose! There’s are good guide indicator on the website. But don’t worry if you’re still unsure. You can send me a message if you’d like, as I’m always more than happy to help you choose.
As with the lipsticks and lip glosses, it’s also possible to buy these eyeshadows in sets, if you need to purchase a few gifts for several people. These are available in a set of 4 for Eur 48.50, which works out at only Eur 12 per eyeshadow
CREAM EYESHADOW: Splurge Cream Shadow Eur 28 each
Now I know these cream eyeshadows a little over the Eur 20 mark, but they’re so beautiful and so quick and easy to apply that I just had to include them. I think cream eyeshadow has to be one of the easiest and quickest makeup products you can use. You can literally apply them with your fingers in seconds. So these make a perfect gift for makeup beginners, anyone who’s new to eye makeup or for busy Mums who want to look fabulous in a matter of seconds. Plus, they also make a great eyeshadow base if you’re looking for a more intense eye look as you can apply powder eyeshadows over them. There are 16 shades to choose from. Elegant and Victorious are gorgeous nude shades for daytime. Extravagant & Tenacious are gorgeous bronze and gold shades that are perfect for a bit of extra glamour for the holiday party season. These are also available in a set of 3 for Eur 75, making each cream shadow just Eur 25 each.
I’m just in love with this gorgeous little makeup bag. You may have seen me post about it on Instagram earlier this week. There’s so much to love about it. The cute design for one thing. Isn’t it adorable? There are actually 2 different designs, both of which are gorgeous. But this one is my favourite of the two. I love the canvas fabric and the faux leather zipper. And I also love the fact that you can choose from 3 different sizes. These can be purchased separately as 3 different gifts or as a set of 3 for USD 40, which works out cheaper than buying 3 separately.
Okay, this technically isn’t a beauty gift, but it is beautiful. And what a cute gift to give to someone. Practising gratitude not only creates a positive mindset, but it also attracts even more of the things you want into your life. This gratitude jar is a great way to start doing this on a daily basis. It set contains a large jar with ‘Danke’ written in gorgeous gold lettering, a white wooden tray to place the gratitude jar upon, a block of cards for writing what you’re grateful for and a pen for writing with. Such a cute gift, and a great way to show someone that you’re thankful for them. You could even write a little note telling them how grateful you are, and that could be the very first note they put into their gratitude jar.
Again, this isn’t technically in the beauty category either, but this jewellery is just so pretty, I couldn’t leave it out. Each piece of jewellery is handmade and customisable. The choice ranges from earrings, bracelets and necklaces, some of which are even made with Swarovski crystals. You’ll find some of the products available on Da Wanda, and a few more on Facebook. But there are so many more gorgeous pieces available. Just contact Vivian, the lovely lady who makes the jewellery, and she’ll definitely have something that you’ll like. Most definitely a gorgeous Secret Santa gift idea. By the way, I actually purchased this gorgeous purple bracelet that you’ll see in the picture below. And I absolutely love wearing it. It’s so pretty and elegant, and it makes me feel like a real lady every time I wear it.
I really hope you liked this gift guide and I hope that you’ve gotten lots of Stocking Filler and Secret Santa gift ideas from it. If you need any help at all with choosing shades for anyone you’re buying gifts for, let me know, and I’d absolutely love to help you choose. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message here and let me know how I can help you. Happy Shopping. xo