Buying the perfect Secret Santa gift is never easy. How exactly do you get something funny or unique, yet appropriate? You want a gift that says you appreciate someone's work and puts a smile on their face — no pressure.
It's much easier if your Secret Santa giftee is a pal, of course, but some of us won't be that lucky. In Covid times it's even harder, as the Christmas wish list watercooler chats you might normally rely on to guide your gift selection are a bit too obvious to conduct over Slack or Skype.
To help, we've picked out the best Secret Santa gifts from local creatives and let's be honest - there's no better way about it if you're working in Malta. All of the ideas from this guide are not only 20€ and under, but are also locally designed.
So, let's spread love and dig into the guide. And if you have a bit more money to play with, you can check out the full selection and pair a few together.
Fill your home with the warmth of Christmas this winter. NAR Candles 2020 Christmas Edition features 4 seasonal blends, all special in their own little way. The Christmas Collection comes in a hand-sewn royal blue bag, laced with a gold ribbon.
NAR Candles are vegan, eco friendly and plastic-free.
With JOY gift box by Mihome you can select a soap and candle of your preference. It comes with an elegant wooden soap holder too!
This is a natural and reusable alternative for food storage. These textile food wraps can replace the single-use plastic cling film. It’s all-natural, biodegradable and eco-friendly, perfect for someone who's conscious and into cooking.
Set of 3 food wraps in different sizes.
These clay wheel-thrown espresso cups were made by Tiz, a Maltese ceramic artist living in Estonia. They are perfect for anyone who loves coffee and can be washed in a dishwasher.
They come with a free local delivery.
EUR 18.00 per cup
Mela, U Ejja or Illallu? With these socks you have just sorted the gift for a colleague who always have something funny to say.
This Weekly Planner is here to get us organised! Designed to be the perfect accessory for any desk, it helps to keep track of important projects and meetings. It includes 52 Maltese tile-inspired tear-off sheets that will make this pad last a whole year! You'll also discover that the notepad doubles as a mousepad.
Featuring familiar art from the Doors, this necklace is an ode to this band's legendary track Riders on the Storm.
These tits earrings are here to spread the message "Free the Nipple"!
The recycled acrylics, from which they are made of, have reached their life end and they would have ended up in landfills if we hadn't used them for something beautiful... and bold!
9. Beach Towel
Yes, beach. We'll see you there very soon!
These coasters were handcrafted by Neal Vella, an architect and artist based in Malta. They make a simple, yet original gift for any design lover.
Inspired by the natural landscapes and geometric forms of Scandinavian culture, this minimalistic print by the local art studio Astrattico will brighten up any wall.
12. Christmas Card
Top it up with a locally designed Christmas Card and you're ready to go!
For more festive shopping inspiration on gifts that won't be heavy on your pocket, see our full collection.