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19 Secret Santa gifts your homeware-loving colleagues will appreciate

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Whether you have secret Santa anxiety or just can’t stand it, these nine homeware-inspired gifts are sure to make the process easier this year.

It’s officially that time of the year where our bosses have announced the annual secret Santa and we all collectively feel the pressure of getting the right gift for our colleagues this Christmas.

It’s something we have all experienced, but somehow there’s a certain level of worry about what to get our colleagues every time Secret Santa rolls around.

Luckily for you, Stylist has you covered with our top 19 picks of secret Santa gifts with a homeware twist.

From Christmas mugs to miniature plants, these gifts are all under £30 and will be a cute addition to your colleague’s desk or home.

  • Rose Works LDN initial terrazzo chunky coasters

    Roseworkds LDN Alphabet Initial Terrazzo Chunky Coasters
    Roseworks LDN Alphabet Initial Terrazzo Chunky Coasters

    Made from an eco-friendly alternative to resin, all you need to do is choose between four colour combinations then add an initial of your choice in a contrasting shade. Et voila! A failsafe gift that everyone with a penchant for hot drinks will love.

    Shop Rose Works LDN initial terrazzo chunky coasters at The Drop, £12

  • Noble Macmillan personalised leather initial candle

    Noble Macmillan_Personalised Candle
    Noble Macmillan personalised candle

    What’s better than a scented candle? A personalised scented candle. And what’s better than that? A personalised scented candle with an exclusive 20% saving only on The Drop – Stylist’s marketplace for independent brands. Available in three scents – geranium, eucalyptus and orange blossom; lime and black pepper; and patchouli and ylang ylang – each with its own colour combination.

    Shop Noble Macmillan personalised leather initial candle at The Drop, £28

  • Please & Thank You You Are Loved luxury soap bundle

    Please and Thank You Pack of Soaps
    Please and Thank You Pack of Soaps

    The You Are Loved trio of rose, lemon and lavender soaps packed with 95% naturally-derived ingredients are gloriously chic. Plus, for every set sold, Please & Thank You will donate three soaps to a community in need.

    Shop Please & Thank You You Are Loved luxury soap bundle at The Drop, £20

  • Dar Leone Ronko rose mallow round tray

    Dar Leone Ronko Tray
    Dar Leone Ronko tray

    The Ronko round tray’s deep pink hue in tandem with the decadent-looking gold rim makes it a perfectly modern piece that’ll look good anywhere, no matter what you throw on it. And when it comes to having friends over for a festive get-together, it makes the ideal serving platter for hors d’oeuvres (and if said hors d’oeuvres consist of some Port Salut on crackers, we won’t judge).

    Shop Dar Leone Ronko rose mallow round tray at The Drop, £25

  • Originals Studio 'Mia' colour block stack candle

    Originals Studio Coloured Stack Candles
    Originals Studio coloured stack candles

    Available in two sizes and three different coloured stacks, the richly coloured paraffin-free candles are the perfect addition to your coffee table, bookshelf or sideboard. And while they have a 20 or 30-hour burn time, we’re not sure we could bring ourselves to light something that’s so visually pleasing…

    Shop Originals Studio ‘Mia’ colour block stack candle at The Drop, £15

  • Marmor Paperie marbled wooden letters

    Marmor Paperie Marbled Wooden Letters _
    Marmor Paperie Marbled Wooden Letters

    Individually hand-marbled by founder Lucy McGrath in her London studio, Marmor Paperie’s freestanding letters are a brilliantly eye-catching interior accent. Available in three colour combinations – pastels, green, gold and pink, or indigo and dark red – each one is designed to sit on a mantelpiece, shelf or table and can also be mounted to a wall or door if you’re feeling really crafty.

    Shop Marmor Paperie marbled wooden letters at The Drop, £12

  • The Den Home Carlo vase

    The Den Home Carlo Vase Blue
    The Den Home Carlo vase blue

    From bums to bottles, sculptural vases are the playful interiors trend that every homeware enthusiast wants on their mantlepiece. After a low-key version? The Den Home’s Carlo vase will seamlessly complement minimalist spaces with its pared-back design.

    Made from dark blue stoneware (if you’re a fan of Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue, you’ll notice a striking similarity), its cylindrical shape is enhanced by two distinctive rings.

    Shop The Den Home Carlo vase at The Drop, £24.50

  • Originals Studio 'Collette' decorative glass candlestick

    Originals Studio Glass Candlestick Holders
    Originals Studio glass candlestick holders

    Instantly amplifying a cosy flame on chilly evenings, candlesticks are the ideal way to carry it long into autumn. Available in four chic shades – yellow, blue, dusty rose or transparent – Originals Studio’s Collette candlesticks are the easy way to add a vintage-inspired feel to your space without having to do an early-morning trawl through your local flea market on the weekend.

    Shop Originals Studio ‘Collette’ decorative glass candlestick at The Drop, £24

  • Ella Grieves Designs personalised rainbow postcode print

    Ella Grieves Designs Postcard Print
    Ella Grieves Designs postcard print

    Created with your choice of neighbourhood and postcode and available in four sizes, Ella Grieves Designs’ rainbow typography makes a great gift for those colleagues who refuse to ever move out of their area.

    Shop Ella Grieves Designs personalised rainbow postcode print at The Drop, £22

  • Rose Works Ldn Liberty print trinket tray

    Rose Works Ldn Liberty print tray
    Rose Works Ldn Liberty print tray

    Made to order from eco-friendly jesmonite with a choice of four patterns, each tray has vintage Liberty print fabric set into it which is then sealed with transparent resin for long-lasting durability. Finished off with a waterproof sealant, they’re the practical, stylish crossover that will help keep your home looking more Marie Kondo than messy.

    Shop Rose Works Ldn Liberty print trinket tray at The Drop, £25

  • Pennello Studio VISO hand-painted candles (pair)

    Pennello Studio Hand Painted Candles
    Pennello Studio Hand- Painted Candles

    Founded in March 2021 and born from a love of tablescaping, Pennello Studio’s delicate designs are the ultimate decoration for dinner parties, mantelpieces, coffee tables and bookshelves. Available in four colours – including peach and pistachio, which are brand new. The charmingly abstract faces are a nod to the painted face ceramics found in villages all over Puglia.

    Shop Pennello Studio VISO hand-painted candles (pair) at The Drop, £25

  • Oliver Bonas tap for tea green metal bell

    a product photo of Oliver Bonas tap for tea green metal bell
    Secret Santa: Oliver Bonas tap for tea green metal bell

    Feeling it’s time for a brew? Chime the tap for tea bell and hope that someone answers your call. This light green bell features deep green bold ‘tap for tea’ text and is ideal for gifting to your favourite office tea drinker.

    Shop tap for tea green metal bell at Oliver Bonas, £5

  • Anthropologie bundled up monogram mug

    a photo of multiple mugs
    Secret Santa: Anthropologie bundled up monogram mug

    This mug will spread a cuppa cheer for your co-workers and comes with a gift tag tied at its handle.

    Shop bundled up monogram mug at Anthropologie, £14

  • Nordic Nest profile pizza slicer

    a product photo of a silver pizza cutter
    Secret Santa: Nordic Nest profile pizza slicer

    If you have a pizza lover on your hands, this handy kitchen tool is sure to go down a treat. With its large diameter, the slicer will make short work of everything from crispy flatbreads to deep-pan pizzas. 

    Shop profile pizza slicer at Nordic Nest, £9

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