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Skandiblog’s shopping guide for Secret Santa!

  • 8 years ago
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  • Ellen Ripa

Christmas time brings lots of exciting traditions and rituals. One of the favourites over here in the UK is Secret Santa! Depending on who you get to buy for, Secret Santa can be great fun, or a daunting task! But it doesn’t have to fill you with dread or leave you uninspired. You’ve set your budget, you know the person (or maybe you don’t – even more fun) and now it’s time to convert them to the Scandi side this Christmas. We’ve collated a Secret Santa shopping guide for varying budgets that will hopefully inspire and please even the fussiest of team members!


£5 and under

  1. No Christmas is complete without an abundance of hanging decorations, and Skandihome has plenty for the £5 budget, we love this metal hanging rocking horse which is guaranteed to fit right in on just about any Christmas tree!
  2. Totally Swedish sell truly authentic Swedish food and home accessories. Show your Secret Santa a taste of Scandinavia this Christmas and buy them these Anna’s Pepparkakor ginger biscuits!
  3. As a Scandinavian retail giant, IKEA always have a huge selection of well-priced Christmas goodies for present inspiration. This Vinter cushion is simple with a beautiful design, and is bang on the £5 budget!
  4. Another couple of gems from Skandihome are these adorable grey hanging boy and girl. At £5 each, they are perfect for a small but inspired Secret Santa present!


£10 and under

  1. We love this heart shaped metal candle holder from Skandihome. A perfect gift for a house-proud Secret Santa!
  2. Nordic House’s birch candle is a lovely example of a natural effect candle. Their burn time is around 75 hours – meaning loads of warm glow for the £10 budget!
  3. Oliver Bonas ‘Little book of hygge’ is perfect for a bookworm. They can learn all about Hygge, the concept of cosiness, and enjoy a relaxing Christmas!
  4. There’s always someone who has hearts all over their home, and Skandihome has another hanging decoration to suit! This hanging wooden heart comes in two sizes and is a lovely Christmassy red!


£20 and under

  1. We adore these wooden pig candle holders. They are a Scandinavian favourite, and would look great on a dinner table or mantelpiece. Skandihome has them in grey and red, and they come in just under the £20 budget!
  2. Lilaccoast’s three Tree Decorations are a simple, stylish answer to hanging decorations. This set of three origami trees are perfect for adding stylish decoration around the home!
  3. For another simple Scandi present, try these beautiful  round vases with copper and cork detail from Skandihome. They are perfect for putting slender floral stems into, and are ideal for a meticulously minded Secret Santa!
  4. This lovely wooden star window light is from Lights4Fun. With battery operated lights it can be placed anywhere and light up any dark corner! It comes just in under the £20 budget leaving some change to wrap it in true Scandi style!


Now the present is all sorted, check out our Pinterest board for plenty of Scandinavian inspired gift wrapping ideas! Secret Santa; sorted!