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Secret Santa - The joy of surprise

Secret Santa - The joy of surprise

Gifts are a quintessential part of the holiday season, and an overwhelmingly popular way of exchanging gifts is to play Secret Santa.

It's a classic game that's often played at work holiday parties and family gatherings, where there are enough people to make the game interesting. There is something so fun and joyous about playing it - the fact that you are gifting a surprise to your family member or colleague.

It can, however, also feel slightly overwhelming when you have to get a gift for someone you may not know that well.

We have put together some unique presents to suit anyone, and any budget, and help spread the festive cheer.


There are plenty of great gifts available if this is your budget - including edible, wearable and sustainable.

Pictured Left to Right
Top: Organic Hazlenut & Orange Dark Bark, Gut Feelings Tea, BBQ Mango Sauce
Centre: Rifle Paper Set of 2 Notebooks, Keep Cup 8oz, Happy Socks (Gradient)
Bottom: KIND Reusable Bag , Playing Cards, The Curious Bartender cocktail book


If you have a little more to spend it can require a little more thought.
We have done some thinking for you and included ideas of gifts for the Entertainer, the Reader and the Gardener.
Top: Santo Hors D'oeuvres Set, Set of 3 Poetry vases, DAWN 500 piece puzzle 
Centre: BASE Ditty bag, Nomad's Ultimate Guide to NZ, Whiskey Wedge Ice Glass
Bottom:  Clare Reilly 2022 Calendar, Indoor Watering Can, Ripple Glass Candle Holder


If your family Secret Santa suggests a gift up to $100 you have a plethora of options to choose from. This is your opportunity to spoil your loved one. 

Top: Cariso Gold Champagne Flutes, Ivory handle Carving Set, SOH St Nicholas Candle 
Centre: Cabbage Oval Platter, Vegan Croc Leather Laptop Sleeve, Slim Flask 
Bottom: Cube Clock, Huski Wine Cooler, BASE Take away Bag


Wishing you all the best for your Secret Santa preparation - hopefully these ideas help you go forth and be the best Santa that you can be!

The team at CRISP x

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