Secret Santa gift exchanges are great. They allow people to carry on the tradition of holiday gifting without having to break the bank, or generate a ton of extra waste. On the other hand, depending on the way your Secret Santa works, you could end up having to buy a gift for someone you don’t know that well, or maybe even without knowing who will receive it in the end. Yes, it can be intimidating, but don’t despair! We’ve rounded up some of our top Secret Santa picks from SPUD.ca to help you out.
1. Posh snacks are a no-brainer, especially when it’s a blend of sweet and salty flavours. This Maisie Jane’s Sweet & Salty Almond Tray contains tamari almonds, herb and garlic almonds, cinnamon glazed almonds, and orange spice almonds – something for any snacking mood. Bonus – the box is so cute you can tie a ribbon around it and call it a day.
2.Winter weather is hard on the skin, especially the hands and feet, so anyone would appreciate a luxurious moisturizing lotion. Gardener’s Dream Cream is a cult favourite, with customers using it not only to soothe dry and cracked skin, but also to ease aches and pains, sinus issues, and skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, acne flare-ups, and bug bites. It can even be used on pets!
3. The holidays can be pretty stressful, so everyone can benefit from a little pampering in the bath. Make it extra effective with Everyone Bath Soaks! These Epsom salt soaks come in three scents – geranium and sweet orange, juniper and cedarwood, and grapefruit and black pepper, so you can choose the one that best suits your recipient. No matter which scent you choose, you’ll be gifting them some much-needed relaxation.
4. Anything by Edmonton’s own Hand-Meyd is sure to impress. Whether it’s woodsy beard oil, triple treat shave oil, vodka-spiked bath oil or ground coffee shower scrub, everything is hand-made and individually bottled and labeled. Each blend is as fresh as possible.
5.This has to be the sweetest gift of all – Divine Chocolate Milk Chocolate Christmas Shapes! This delicious chocolate is made even better by the fact that it’s Fair Trade, providing a steady and growing source of income to Ghanian farmers.
6. Of course, if you’re really unsure, you can always go with a sure thing: a SPUD gift certificate!