If you’re planning Secret Santa this year, whether it’s with friends, work colleagues or family, mix it up with these fun twists on the gifting game! 

Cocktail Night

One for the friends who enjoy a festive tipple! Each person is responsible for bringing a cocktail ingredient to the present swap. When everyone is together, each Secret Santa is in charge of making their recipient’s cocktails for the night. Who doesn’t love a good party at Christmas!

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Fancy Dress Fun

Dressing up isn’t just for the kids. If you have a group with a great sense of humor this idea will make for some hilarious memories and get everyone involved in the festive fun. Everyone is responsible for choosing a fancy dress costume for their person. On the day of the swap everyone has to wear their chosen outfit for the rest of the evening. Choose a theme of fancy dress such as classic Christmas characters, celebrities or animals. It’ll be a year to remember we assure you!

Get Creative

Challenge your group to get arty and create a Secret Santa present from scratch. This could be anything from a photo collage, a cute Christmas decoration or a hand knitted scarf. This idea requires a bit more time and effort but makes a great unique gift for someone. A bonus prize for the person who is the most creative!

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Makeover Magic

Calling all beauty queens! Treat yourself to a makeover and transform your Secret Santa swap into a pamper party. Face masks, nail polishes and make-up are all perfect gifts for this theme and will have everyone feeling great. Try out some of our top party makeup tips with our beauty ambassador Alesha Dixon here

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Sweet Treats

Get your oven gloves on and bake your gifts this Christmas. From gingerbread, cookies and shortbread to cupcakes, brownies and of course, mince pies – bake your way to Christmas day!

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