9 Secret Santa gifts that your colleagues will actually love 🎁

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by Arianna Chatzidakis |

Christmas is just around the corner, and with it comes the rather difficult task of buying the appropriate present for your office Secret Santa. You know, something that they'll actually appreciate, and not just stow away in their work locker.

Now we won't lie: sourcing a present for a work mate is tricky. You can easily fall victim to buying a gimmicky present that they'll probably (read: never) use - think a self-stirring mug or a light-up pen with their name on it. Yup, we've all been there.

But you don't want to go down that rabbit hole again. Oh no, no. This year will be different, because you're going to treat your work pal to a gift that will help them discover their gift, whether that be a passion for baking, photography, fashion, or music. Shop from our edit of Secret Santa-approved gifts below that will be sure to raise a smile, and your status in the office...

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beanie hat secret santa
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You really can't go wrong with this super cute beanie hat, which will be an absolute necessity for the chilly winter season. Plus at only £12, it's a real steal that your style savvy colleague will love.

River Island Glitter Cutabout Boxy Crossbody
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Do you have a colleague who's all about the glitz and glam? Then gift them this fabulous side bag - which comes complete with a baby pink pom-pom accessory - to get them through the party season in style.

cake tine christmas
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These gorgeous ivory and black cake tins will definitely inspire your colleague to take up a baking hobby, because they'll want somewhere to store their delicious sweet treats.

rolling pin christmas
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This rolling pin, which has been tried, tested and approved by Paul Hollywood himself, is the perfect gift to give to a budding chef. With it, your work mate will be able to whip up everything from a pizza to cookies, and even homemade pasta!

photo frame for christmas
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This Moroccan-inspired, shimmering golden photo frame is the perfect gift for someone who's an avid selfie taker. All of those Instagram snaps can now be framed in this glamorous gift, which will no doubt take centre stage in your work mates living room.

photo holder very
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Is your work colleague always snapping pictures? Then they'll love this baby blue colour coordinated camera case, photo album and photo frame from Fujifilm. We know we do.

cushion gift christmas very
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This standout cushion - which has a mixture of blue, neutral and metallic colours - is perfect for that work mate who's always sprucing up their home with new interior accessories.

lantern gift christmas
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How incredible is this glass lantern? It definitely beats a standard Secret Santa candle gift that your colleague is expecting you to buy. Instead, surprise them with this quirky lantern, with bright blue panes and a glamorous gold-tone brass frame, it's perfect for housing candles.

skullcandy headphones
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Is your Secret Santa obsessed with music? If so, they'll fall head over heels for these stylishly minimalist headphones. As well as being super slick, these wireless headphones come with an in-line microphone and built-in remote for taking calls, skipping tracks, and playing or pausing music. Basically everything your colleague could ever want.

This Christmas, head to Very.co.uk to give a gift that helps your work mate discover their gift. Plus, head to Very.co.uk/lovegiving for the chance to win a gift for you and a friend.

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