21 Chic Secret Santa Gifts We're Really Hoping to Receive

I have a confession to make: I'm one of those people who's already done the bulk of their Christmas shopping. No, I'm not crazy, and, yes, I do have a life. What can I say? It's the mark of a true shopaholic. Now, you'll likely be wondering how my smug state affects you. Well, seeing as I've already considered all of the present options on offer, I'm in the unique position of being able to filter out all the items undeserving of your attention and, instead, bring forth the gifts truly worth giving. So, let's tackle arguably the most difficult one of them all: the dreaded Secret Santa gift.


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The Secret Santa gift is often the present that causes most anxiety, especially if you end up drawing the name of someone you barely know. Throw in the fact there's a price limit adhere to and it's enough to spark a festive shopping meltdown. However, consider me your personal elf, for I've found the best Secret Santa gift ideas that'll make you want to waive your anonymity. Starting at just £4, scroll below to find the perfect present to match your price point…


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Now you've got your Secret Santa pressie sorted, it's time to start compiling your own Christmas wish list

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.