Secret Santa (aka Kris Kringle) is no longer a new idea but instead, has established itself as the perfect way to avoid buying Christmas presents for everyone in a family or workplace. In theory, you don't have to worry about what you buy, as the recipient will never know that their gift of a re-gifted boring autobiography came from you. But do you really want to be that person? Here's our 2017 list of 12 awesome secret Santa gifts that will have your recipient begging to know who gave them their present.
Bohemia Garden Susan Winget 2018 Calendar
Ahhh ... the traditional "I had no idea what to buy you so I got you this" calendar. However, this is one that is sure to get displayed by the garden lover as it features beautiful imagery to brighten any kitchen.
Buy from Sarah J Home Decor
Colourful Retro Brolly
Ok, so an umbrella might not sound like the perfect Secret Santa gift, but you'll be sad to see this one go to someone else. Choose from a range of designs inspired by 60s and 70s patterns.
Available at SunnyInSoho
Mountain Peak Bookends
These are marketed as kid's bookends, but they wouldn't be out of place on any adventurer's bookshelf. Available in a range of colours.
Get them at Hachi and Tegs
You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book - Dr Seuss. A book, and one of these Australian-made wooden bookmarks.
View selection at Nook and Burrow
Gourmet Hot Cocoa
A box of fine chocolates? No one is going to argue with that, but it lacks the wow factor. If you really want to impress your Secret Santa recipient, go for this gourmet hot cocoa. Of course, you'll need to get one for yourself too.
Deliciousness is found at Cafe Britt
Ned Kelly T-Shirt
Murderer or hero? Keep the controversy alive by remembering the exploits of bushranger Ned Kelly.
Available in a range of sizes from Gooses T-Shirts
Now if you're going to resort to socks, they had better be something special. These socks are anything but boring and your purchase will help worthy Australian causes.
One-off sales as well as sock subscriptions at Soxy Beast
Quirky Cat Teapot and Cup
Whimsical, quirky, cute. This is one for that person who has everything or that unusual aunt you see once a year.
Get yours at Umi Tea Sets (overseas but delivers to Australia)
Garden Claw Glove
Here's another one for those with a green thumb. These aren't your everyday garden gloves as they come fitted with claws to make digging and weeding easy.
Chocolate Coated Turkish Delight
Okay, so I said earlier that chocolates are a predictable Secret Santa choice, but when it's Turkish Delight - well that's different! 6 milk + 3 dark chocolate = excellent secret Santa gift.
Wrap them up at The Chocolate Box
This is perfect for the laptop lover who uses an external keyboard when at home or the office. Finished in brushed aluminium.
Get this Griffin laptop stand at Rushfaster
Jack Daniel's Hamper
4 JD's & cola plus other scrumptious food delights. Plus if you don't like a selection, you can change or upgrade it!
Choose or customise at A Little Luxury
Make your Secret Santa gift buying easy this Christmas with a Gingerbread House Kit.