trifle* tips for all your Secret Santa needs....


Are you making a list? Are you checking it twice? Whether your colleagues have been naughty or nice, chances are you need to buy one of them a Secret Santa gift to exchange at the office party.
Let team trifle* be your guide....

Whatever the passions of your Secret Santa recipient, there should be something below to inspire you (links in images).

For the creatives....

Drawing, doodling and colouring are good for the soul - but even if it's your primary function at work, you probably rarely find time to practise and learn during your downtime. Encourage those creative tendencies with these drawing guides (there is even a horse one if that's their thing!)


We also think they'd appreciate any of the pin badges from Sorry I have No Filter. And if you want some beer with your (ultra cool) branding then look no further than a selection of ales from Brixton Brewery.

For the organised (or those who need a little help....)

We love this beautifully monochrome Composition Diary from Present and Correct.

And for pretty much everyone using the headphones provided with their smartphone....may we present this gorgeous, Kate Sheridan headphone case. We need this in our lives. And in a variety of coloured leathers and a BARGAIN price, who wouldn't want to buy this for us? We've been SO good.

For the green fingered environmentalist

To keep those houseplants happy in all this dry, centrally heated air, they need misting. Monty Don even recommends using rain water - so get a bucket on your window ledge / balcony / garden. These misters from Haws are beautiful and functional. Brass for us please.

We also love this Sass and Belle cactus flower tree decoration on Trouva. The revolution against disposable coffee cups continues so make sure your SS has a Keep Cup to hand - you can even design your own on their website. And these water bottles come with their own cup for those who don't like to swig. Lastly, on this anti-plastic tip, bars of soap are staged for a comeback - but it's an ill-advised choice without a soap dish. Even these have had a stylish makeover thanks to Bosign.

For the Scandi-lovers

The SKOG candle in our lead image LITERALLY smells like a forest of Christmas trees and we burn ours from December 1st. Also in the Skandinavisk Christmas range are SNO and JUL among others.

For the self-improvers

As well as almost anything from The School of Life, you could also take a browse at the beautiful little books that DO. 

For the more tongue-in-cheek nod, you could do worse than these canvas bags.

Stocking fillers

For the tiny of budget, there are still stylish and useful options out there. We're big fans of washi tape for when you need to get things done - but in a super stylish way! And Santa himself would be proud of these candy cane pens...

While anything from David Shrigley is sure to put a smile on a colleague's face.

Have a great last couple of weeks before the ho-ho-holidays! And behave yourselves at those Christmas parties (but not too much).

team trifle*