Secret Santa Gifts Under R250

The festive season is well and truly here and you know what that means… it’s time for Secret Santa gifts! I think most of us think of bland and boring gifts when we think of Secret Santa but it really doesn’t need to be that way at all. I’ve curated a gift guide filled with forty eight goodies that I would definitely love to receive and I’m hoping that it will give you a ton of inspiration for your Secret Santa gifts this year.

I tried my best to source a good amount of locally made products but also wanted to make sure that they were easily available online, so every single product is linked; you can just click and add to cart. You’ll also see that many of the items are a lot less than R250 so you can group some together for an even better Secret Santa gift but still come in bang on budget.

Let’s get right into it!

For the homebody

Maybe it’s an age thing but one of my favourite gifts to receive (and give!) are items for the home that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself. A cute mug with some incredible coffee beans (you know Motherland is my personal fave), delicious gins with different infusions, and yummy treats are always a win in my book! If you haven’t tried Mamamacs biscuits before, do yourself a favour and get some for yourself and for your Secret Santa gift.

When I spotted the faux leather single wine cooler I immediately thought of what a brilliant gift it would be for one of the men in your life, I always find them the most tricky to shop for. If your budget is slightly bigger, there is a double one that is just as gorgeous. Last year I bought Skwe magnets for quite a few of my friends and family, they were such a hit as were the Tags by Elysian the year before; I can definitely vouch for these two local brands!

1. MaMere Salted Butter Caramel Spread – R115
2. Tastelab Gin Infusion Bags – R149
3. Juniper Moon Mini Gin – R199
4. ClemenGold Mini Gin – R69
5. Mamamacs White Chocolate & Cranberry Biscuits and Mamamacs Chocolate Chip Biscuits – R89 each
6. Grow Your Own Kitchen Garden kit – R229,99
7. “Always Right” Daily Mug – R99,99
8. Secco Drink Infusions – R149
9. Frank and Olives Brittles and Nuts Treat Box – R179
10. Country Road Demm Mug – R129
11. Motherland Single Origin Series, Yitgacheffe – R135

12. Pen Holder – R149,99
13. Drink It Up Bottle – R149,99
14. Angela Floral Placemat – R11,99 each
15. Tavola Leopard Biodegradable Napkins – R119 per pack of 25
16. Mystic Minded Candle Holder – R149,99
17. Personalised A6 Buffalo Journal – R149,99
18. Tags by Elysian Original Tag – R44
19. Skwe Magnets – R249 for a set of 9
20. Baskiti Handwoven Napkin Rings – R250 for a set of 6
21. Tovola Spatula – R249
22. Single Wine Bottle Bag – R169

For a little self-care

Maybe it’s a very cliche Secret Santa gift but let’s be honest, there are few things better than a little treat yo’self moment with some luxe products.

The Cape Island products are incredible, I love their African Storm fragrance but all of them are special. Wick is a more recent find for me, but the candle that I have from them is lovely and smells incredibly high end. While we’re on the subject of beautifully fragranced products, the Africology Pillow and Linen spray is a new addition to my bedside table and it is truly wonderful – it just adds something extra to my night time routine.

What would Christmas be without a limited edition LUSH product? These are my top four for the year (I personally went to smell them this past weekend), if you still have some cash to spare, pop a Snow Fairy mini shower gel into your cart too, it has quite a sweet scent but it’s absolutely delicious.

23. My Girl Pearl Bracelets – R100 each or R400 for 5
24. Jewellery Travel Case – R229,99
25. LUSH Sweet Pudding Bath Bomb – R79,50
26. LUSH Magical Santa Bath Bomb – R89
27. LUSH Partridge in a Pear Tree Bath Bomb – R95
28. Wick Fabulous Human Exfoliating Butter – R225
29. Cape Island Limited Edition Celebration Mini Candle – R140
30. LUSH Jolly Holly Shower Bomb – R49,50
31. LUSH Golden Angel Bubble Bar – R89
32. Africology Pillow and Linen Spray – R195
33. Glass Cotton Ball Holder – R179 (on sale)
34. Cape Island African Storm Lotion – R215
35. Cape Island African Storm Liquid Soap – R215
36. The Body Shop Maca Root & Aloe Shave Cream – R225

For the plant parent

You know I had to include some Secret Santa gift ideas for my fellow plant parents. I have both the glass spritzer and grass hanging planter in my home and I convinced my sister to buy the Sue Planter as part of my Christmas gift, it’s just so fun and colourful!

A good pair of gardening gloves are so useful, pair them with a propagation vase or plant mom tote and the recipient of your gift will be thrilled!

37. Wall Propagation Vase – R235
38. Propagation Vase – R235
39. Glass Spritzer – R99,99
40. Antique Spritzer – R99,99
41. Grass Hanging Planter – R179,99
42. Rope Hanging Planter – R159,99
43. Plant Mom Tote – R195 (Plant Dad Tote available here)
44. Mystic Minded Planter – R249,99
45. Sue Ceramic Planter – R169,99
46. Terrazzo Hanging Planter – R229
47. Floral Gardening Gloves – R169 per pair
48. Metal Watering Can – R239,99

I hope that this gift guide has been helpful to you and helped you get into the festive spirit!

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  • Reply
    Rache Bouw
    November 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Ooh Sarah โค๏ธ you’re right on time, bless you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ thank you so much for this. Also any do I want to need everything on this list ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      November 8, 2022 at 7:03 am

      You and me both! So glad you enjoyed the post Rache, thank you for reading x

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    Rache Bouw
    November 7, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Not any but why ๐Ÿคฃ

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    Cassidy Taylor-Memmory
    November 10, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Such cute gifts!

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