John Lewis Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Monday 13 November 2017

Christmas is coming! With only six weekends left until the big day, I've already started my shopping and I'd estimate I'm 50% done. I'm in my element during festive season, I enjoy heading out for Christmas drinks (let's not mention last year's office party), buying festive food, choosing gifts and trimming up. It's also become a tradition that every year, my mum and I head to John Lewis to buy new tree ornaments and get into the festive spirit! 

John Lewis Secret Santa Ideas

Piccadilly Sweet Parade Bon Bons: c/o John Lewis

Last weekend my mum and I visited our local store at Bristol Cribbs Causeway. I absolutely love gift giving and I only ever buy presents I would be happy with myself. I was recently invited to join a Blogger Secret Santa with John Lewis and as you can imagine, I jumped at the chance. I was tasked with selecting some gifts for Sophie of Sophie's Suitcase. I channelled my inner Sherlock Holmes and after a good solid hour of stalking, decided on a Knock Knock 'It's Gonna Be Okay' Journal, a pair of Anthropologie Monogram tumblers (I have these), a bottle of Sipsmith Gin with some Molton Brown bubble bath. Fingers crossed they went down well!

I'm part of a few Secret Santa groups with friends, at work and with Sam's family. The budgets vary which is why I scoured the John Lewis website for inspiration. If you need a bit of a helping hand with choosing gifts, feel free to check out my suggestions. I created a Pinterest board here:

Sophie spoilt me! She sent me two items, the first is some delicious Prosecco Bon Bons by Piccadily Sweet Parade (£5), which I love. I'm a big fan of fruity prosecco but unfortunately I'm allergic... luckily for me, these sweets alcohol free, they just taste incredible. NOM. I think I might buy some more for any guests that pop in over Christmas.

Secret Santa Ideas
Liz Earle Christmas Gift Set

Liz Earle gift set: c/o John Lewis

The second gift is the Liz Earle Make Every Day Glow set (£69), which is exclusive to John Lewis. I adore Liz Earle, I had one of their epic beauty hampers a few years back and became hooked on ther skincare! I have really sensitive skin so I'm always drawn to natural products with no hidden nasties. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser is something I re-purchase again and again.

This is the perfect luxury Secret Santa gift. I think most women would be chuffed with this, so if you're stuck for ideas, you can't really go wrong!

What are my top tips for choosing a winning Secret Santa? 

1. Stalk your giftee - research them using social media to get an idea of what they do and don't like
2. Don't play it too safe - shower gel gift sets are plain boring (unless it's by their fave brand)
3. Buy your gift early - last minute presents from the local supermarket are not okay
4. Stick to the budget - being well under budget is a bit unfair and going way over can be awkward
5. Embrace it - Christmas is about giving and picking a good gift is guaranteed to bring all the warm and fuzzies

I'm so excited for Christmas! I must confess I was playing Xmas tunes while taking these snaps... Too early? I THINK NOT. Will you be taking part in a Secret Santa this year? Let me know your gift buying tips! - T

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