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Genius gifts for your office Secret Santa under $25

From top-rated beauty products to the most delicious healthy protein ball mix, this is how you can show you actually care – without breaking the bank. 

Christmas is the best time of the year, but it’s deciding on gifts that can turn you into a bit of a Grinch. Don’t worry, we understand, which is why the body+soul editorial team is presenting you with our ultimate Christmas Gift Guide collection. Whether you’re buying a gift for a family member, friend or colleague, we’ll be sharing the best ideas you need to know about – you might even find a few things to add to your Santa wish list.

Thinking about what you’re going to buy your office Secret Santa is the last thing you want to be doing. So much so there is a 99.99 per cent chance you’ll end up buying that cheap box of Favourites chocolate from the supermarket the morning you need to present them with your gift. But seriously, would you want to receive another box of chocolates that screams ‘last minute’? Yeah, neither.

Which is why we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best cheap-as-chips Secret Santa-worthy gifts that will prove you actually care. There are no excuses now.

What: L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Festival Bauble ($25 at L’Occitane)

Why: Three mini products in one chic bauble? Yes, please.

What: Slip Skinnies Hair Ties ($25 at Slip)

Why: This’ll make them finally ditch that nasty rubber band and make the switch to silk hair ties – the first step to healthy hair.

What: Balance Bare Vanilla Choc Chip Cookie Dough Protein Ball Mix ($14.95 at Balance Bare)

Why: Created by Meal Prep Queen Katie Lolas, this protein ball mix is high in protein, vegan, refined-sugar-free and yes, actually taste better than actual cookie dough.

What: Echo Dot Smart Speaker ($36 at Amazon)

Why: Okay, not under $25 but we had to include one item for your work wife who is worthy of something more special. With this tiny device, they can ask Alexa to play music, find recipes, read the news, check the weather, set alarms and answer all their burning questions.

What: A’kin Rosehip Oil Gift ($20.95 at Akin)

Why: It might be small, but there are *so* many uses for Rosehip Oil. For hydrating your skin, preventing crow’s feet, perfecting uneven skin tone, nourishing dry lips, preventing split ends, and even healing scars and stretch marks, it’s definitely worth more than its price.

What: Circa Home Coconut & Watermelon Bon Bon ($15.95 at Adore Beauty)

Why: A sweet candle boxed in even sweeter packaging.

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What: Sephora Collection Frosted Party Freezing & Peeling Mask Duo ($15 at Sephora)

Why: This tells them that you understand they’ve worked hard this year, and therefore they need a skincare product that’ll give their tired-looking skin an instant boost of life – just in time for the end of year parties.