11 Secret Santa Gifts You Can Buy Online That'll Make Your Work Buddies Love You

In almost every workplace there is a subtle competition when it comes to finding the perfect Secret Santa gift.

This year, make everyone jealous with one of the best Secret Santa gifts we have at Adore Beauty this gifting season. 

This guide is designed to help you find the right gift for that person you have literally no idea what to buy for. 

We have every base (and price range) covered, so you can focus on celebrating the end of what has certainly been a year to remember...

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For some friendship groups and families, Secret Santa is not the time to play around. If that’s the lifestyle you lead and you’re looking for something upper echelon then we recommend the Balmain Paris Moisturizing Care Set. This is one of the best Secret Santa gift ideas for someone looking for something extra luxe. This gift pack contains the Balmain Paris Moisturising Shampoo, Conditioner and Repair Mask that all contain pure organic Argan oil to keep hair soft and shiny. It’s a gorgeous Christmas Secret Santa gift for her that will make their hair super smooth and manageable. Plus, the luxury gift box it comes in really communicates both elegance and style.

As much as we’d love to blow out our budgets when it comes to KK, rules are rules. So, if you have a budget, the key to the perfect Secret Santa gift is to find something that fits the brief, but still feels a little extra. The Circa Home Lychee & Rose Mini Candle Bauble is a petite sized gift that just feels like Christmas. This mini candle is scented with Lychee, Strawberry and Rose. It's a fresh and festive scent, which is what we’re all really striving for this Christmas. It's also a great Secret Santa gift idea for coworkers you don’t know what to buy for because it’s simply Christmas encapsulated in a bauble.

A makeup moment for those running out of secret santa gift ideas for their BFF

It’s not an easy task to come up with a flawless best friend secret santa gift idea year after year. Here’s a prompt - the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara Set is a magical makeup Christmas gift set with limited edition packaging they’ll just love. This 3 piece set comes with a voluminous Grandiôse Mascara, smudgy mini Le Crayon Khol in Noir and a mini Bi Facil Visage to take it all off. It’s a sure fire way to a smoky, sultry look in two easy steps. Plus, it’s one of our favourite makeup gift sets this year by far.

A makeup moment for those running out of secret santa gift ideas for their BFF

If you’re struggling with ideas for Secret Santa gifts for family members this year and just want to play it safe, our best bet has to be the Urban Apothecary Luxury Candle Trio. This is an excellent unisex Secret Santa gift idea that just about anyone will enjoy. The packaging is sleek, minimal and non-descript, lending itself to a range of decors. The scents included are Green Lavender, Velvet Peony and Coconut Grove. They’re earthy, fresh and a great edition to any environment, adding just the perfect amount of ambiance, without being too overpowering.

The insta-famous Sand&Sky Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask formula now comes in a full kit perfect for gifting. This iconic set comes with their mask, exfoliating treatment and body sand. It's the perfect 3 step set for an all round glow and the perfect secret santa for your friend who simply loves skin care.

If for some reason you get your BF for KK this year, here’s a nice gift that won’t give it away. The Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser has a luxe, unisex scent of Corriander Seed and Peppercorn. It’s truly delectable, and something you’ll want him to have... particularly if you’re using his bathroom a lot. Plus, he’ll smell like it, which is great news. Also, if he’s inclined to wash his face with body wash, it’s probably less of a big deal. Genuinely, I see this gift as a win-win for everyone, and also something that I think almost anyone would love to receive.

Give the gift of Australian owned beauty this year with the Ultraviolette Mini Screen Collection. As far as we’re concerned, this is one of the best Secret Santa gifts Australia has to offer. This mini sunscreen set is perfect for those who want to support A-Beauty, and also want to get their mates to trial a few different SPF products in the process. Sun protection is so important (you’ll know this if you listen to our podcast for 0.5 seconds), and these SPF products make the experience feel luxe instead of boring. They also make perfect little stocking fillers if you’re so inclined...

Secret santa gifts for teens that are far from cringeworthy
Secret santa gifts for teens that are far from cringeworthy

Feeling out of touch? If you’re stumped for Secret Santa gift ideas for young adults, we’ve got you sorted. For teens and tweens we’re really vibing the Benefit Cheers, my Dears! Set with Hoola, which comes with a full sized BADgal BANG! BIGGER, BADDER volumizing mascara, Hoola matte powder Bronzer, Precisely, My Brow Pencil ultra-fine brow defining pencil and a POREfessional face primer. They’re cult favourite products, which won’t disappoint. And they come in a cool Benefit branded box they might just want to keep.

If there is one thing we all experience, it’s the passage of time. That’s why we recommend an anti-ageing gift set for literally everyone. Murad is a cosmeceutical brand that focuses on high performance treatment products. Their Murad Take Time Off: Renewing Set focuses on premature ageing and dry, dehydrated and mature skin types. It includes a full size Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum and mini Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, Eye Cream and Multi-Acid Peel. The fast acting actives in these products promote a vibrant, radiant, and youthful complexion. This is a great gift for skin care lovers, or even an ideal staple collection for someone who doesn’t know where to start. Just remember that these products are very potent, so use as directed and always follow up with SPF.

Husbands, partners, brother-in-laws and dad’s with dandruff everywhere rejoice. We have the perfect gift set for the oily haired, dry scalped guys in your life (which believe it or not is actually a common condition for a lot of men). The Christophe Robin Purifying Gift Set comes with mini versions of the entire purifying range. That includes the Purifying shampoo with jujube bark extract, the Detangling gelée with sea minerals and the cult favourite Cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt. It’s a great Secret Santa gift for dad that will give him the feeling of a refreshing full salon experience. Plus it will rebalance his scalp and banish those pesky flakes he’s been complaining about.

When it comes to Secret Santa, some friendship groups go all out. So, if you’re looking for a high-key gift you can all go in for we strongly recommend treating your skin-care obsessed friend to The Beauty Fridge in Blush. This baby holds 10L of your favourite low-temp beauty products at their optimal temperature so they won’t swelter in the warmer months. Think cool face rollers, masks and serums and not to mention soothing face mists. Keeping certain products cool helps preserve them for longer and improves their efficacy. Plus, this chic little beauty fridge really elevates the decor of any room, keeping things cute and cool!

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