Saturday, 9 December 2017

Secret Santa Gift Guide Under €15

It's nearly two weeks until Christmas and like me you are still on the hunt for a few small gifts for people or maybe you're doing Secret Santa. You could always give them a voucher but what's the fun of that. Here's a few things I've spotted that are under the €15 mark which for any international folks is around $17.80 and £13.50. Some prices may be different due to currency conversion.

The Beauty Obsessed

Real Techniques Mini Contour Brush €8
These are the cutest things ever and so handy if your giftee loves topping up their makeup on the go. The brush has a full size head and like all the Real Techniques brushes is really good quality and has the great versatility of using it as a powder brush or even a foundation one.

Burts Bees Beeswax Bounty Gift Set €14
You can never have enough lip balms and since the months are colder and much harsher on your lips, some more luxury lip balms are a great idea. This set contains a Vitamin E & Peppermint, Mango, Vanilla Bean and Pomegranate lip balms. What a selection?
Sleek Matte Me Must Haves Gift Set €8
Sleek Matte Me Lip Creams are a cult classic especially Birthday Suit! This set contains four 3ml lips creams from the collection, Birthday Suit, Rioja Red, Velvet Slipper and Old Hollywood. This set has a nice array of colours, a nude, red, purple and brown and the perfect size for travel or for experimenting. There's also one for the Metalic Matte Me.

Lush Little Snow Fairy Gift Set €13
We all know a Lushie in our lives. This cute gift set contains a 100g of Snow Fairy Shower Gel and a Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb. Lush does charge extra so if you want to get them separately it costs €15.10 but you get 2 and a half times more shower gel.

The Book Lover

Hogwarts House Pin €7.80
What's better than getting your Potter obsessed friend their Hogwarts house pin? Nothing! I bought one of these a year and a half ago and wear it on my school uniform every day and it is still holding up strong. These are so cute and why not show some house pride with this pin.

Book Wrapped Pencil Set €8.74
I love a good pencil with a cute quote but pencils with quotes from your favourite book is out of this world. They are available from Etsy and you can get any book from Pride & Prejudice to Percy Jackson.
Book Sleeve €7.80
Why have I not heard of these until now? This is a book sleeve that protects your beloved book from being destroyed in your bag. There are many types and sizes to choose from.

The Nerd 

Super Mario Bros Magnets €6.70
Who doesn't like Super Mario Bros? These are adorable magnets that can be used anywhere on a fridge, metal noticeboard or white board to make them just a little more interesting.

Pop! Funko €10-15
There are so many series to the Pop Funko brand, Stranger Things, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Marvel, Disney, Rick & Morty. There's bound to be one that they'd like.

Pac-Man Heat Change Mug €10.60
You gotta love the novelty of a heat change mug and I think everyone has played Pac-Man at some time in their lives. It's a simple black mug with some character.

Mornings Are For Coffee and Contemplation Mug €7.05
I had to put this one in! And to be honest, I could do a whole Stranger Things gift guide/ wishlist as I am still on that bandwagon. Anyway, probably one of the best lines in Stranger Things that Hopper has uttered. It has been made into different types of mugs with different designs.

The Stationery Enthusiast

Happy Jackson A5 Here's The Plan Notebook €11
I love Happy Jackson notebooks, they always have a cute saying on the cover and the quality is excellent. There's an array of different types, sizes and cute sayings to choose from

Weekly Planner €9.30
This is the cutest thing ever! If you know someone who loves being organised or keeps going on about how they want to get organised, this is for them. Throw in a couple colourful whiteboard markers and you're sorted.
Paladone Pug Pen Holder €7.85
This is adorable and I want it in my life. This is great for anyone who loves stationery and also dogs. It's the cutest thing you can get for your desk.

The Last Minute One

I know this might sound a little lame but if you don't have time it'll have to do and there are so many vouchers to choose from, Netflix, Spotify, Starbucks, Primark, Debenhams, Boots, Amazon. At least your Secret Santa will use it and like it.

DIY Brownie/Cookie/ Cake Mix in a Jar
If you have a favourite sweet treat recipe why not share it with a friend. Layer all the dry ingredients in a large jar. Make up a cute recipe card with all the ingredients and steps and tie it to the jar with ribbon. Bonus: Add a small wooden spoon for the fun. I think this is a great idea if you love cooking yourself and want to share it with someone.

Happy shopping!

Thanks for being awesome,


  1. I love all these gift Ideas! I want the cute pencils.
    Simply Me

    1. Thanks for commenting Vanessa! The pencils are so cute, I really want to get myself a set.

  2. I really want pencils with Percy Jackson quotes on them, not to give away but to keep and show of at uni next year XD

    x Envy
    Lost in Translation

    1. Thanks for commenting Envy! They are too nice to not get a set for yourself.