I’ll never forget the Christmas that I was given a book on pregnancy yoga in my family’s Secret Santa – despite being neither a) pregnant nor b) into yoga.
I’ll never know if it was meant as a *hilarious* joke or not – but it’s safe to say that either way, when it comes to terrible Secret Santa gifts, it doesn’t get much worse than that.
If I’m honest though, I’ve been guilty of handing out my own dodgy Secret Santa presents over years, too. There was the bottle of champagne that ended up in the hands of a teetotaller. The generic box of “festive shortbread” that went straight to the pantry. And the obligatory lame bath salts that were all the rage in the ‘00s – but that no one actually used.
But not this year.
This year, I’m determined to nail it.
This year, I’m heading to BIG W for my Secret Santa present-buying. It’s a one-stop-shop, with an absolutely huge variety of present ideas (phew). And best of all? There are options for every budget – so you can save serious coin while still passing on some Christmas joy to your family.
Lucky for you, I’ve already scoped out some of BIG W’s wares to make this whole Secret Santa/Kris Kringle thing easier on you.
If you’ve left it to the last minute, here’s some last-minute gift inspo. You’re so welcome.
1. The gift you’ll want to steal for yourself.
When it comes to Secret Santa, every family and friendship group has a different way of doing it.
One of the most common methods though is the “Stealing Secret Santa”.
In this version, each participant brings a gift that would be appropriate for anyone in the group to receive. Everyone takes turns, and has the option of unwrapping a new gift from the pile, or stealing one that’s already been opened.
If you’re doing this version, it makes sense to come armed with something you’d want to steal yourself, such as BIG W’s Boe Beauty Gift Sets. It comes in two options – Boe Beauty for Tweens for $5, and Boe Professional for women for $10. Easy.