With the festive season around the corner, the search for gifts and presents is at an all-time high. Days are moving slowly towards Christmas and New Year, calling for heart-warming gatherings and celebrations. Picking out gifts is a daunting task especially when it comes to celebrating the Secret Santa ritual. For those of you who do not know much about this custom, it is a secret exchange of gifts where the receiver does not know who the sender is. Typically observed in workplaces, this heartening gesture is also sometimes commemorated in family gatherings around Christmas time.

As UAE is a multi-cultural hub, it sometimes gets difficult to find a suitable gift for a coworker whose cultural beliefs you are not familiar with. You want to gift something nice but also do not want to pay a bit over the odds. To help ease the confusion, here is a list of last minute gift ideas under AED50 that you can send to your colleagues and friends on Christmas in Dubai.

Secret Santa Gift Ideas on Budget

Printed Festive Socks

Christmas is synonymous with cute pair of socks. Present your colleague with a pretty pair of printed Christmas-themed stockings and get amused by their reaction. After all who does not love a pair of cozy socks on colder days that too on the auspicious occasion of Christmas? You can find some adorable socks on a budget from Next, Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, or Accessorize.

Scented Candles

A living room booming with a soothing scent is all one needs to relax during vacations. What better than to gift scented candles to friends and coworkers this Yule season? Grab some exotic finds from Bath and Body work and Ritual Cosmetics to surprise your loved ones. With National Day 2022 sales and offers going on these days, you can get some really cool scented candles at amazingly low rates. Definitely a thoughtful yet affordable gift.

Premium Chocolates

You can never go wrong with a box of premium chocolates as a present. A lot of eateries and chocolatiers are offering incredible deals on signature chocolates and sweet delicacies. Visit Ferns and Petals or JOI Gifts to find massive discounts on chocolate boxes. Pick and choose your own favorites or buy from available deals. You can further knock down the cost by applying coupon codes and discounts.

An adorable chocolate box wrapped up in festive packaging is sure to please your colleagues and friends.

Christmas Charms and Décor

A nicely done yard and pretty lights hanging at the door surely uplift the joy and spirit of XMAS. Gifting cute led lights, small adorable trees, charms, and bells will surely bring a smile across the face of your colleague. You can find some really good bargains at Brands for Less stores. With the ongoing White Friday Sales, you can bag nice Christmas décor items and holiday charms at affordable rates.

Christmas printed Mug

A warm cup of hot chocolate or freshly brewed coffee makes Christmas Eve all the more appealing. A pretty Christmas theme mug can make a nice affordable Secret Santa gift. Find budget options at Marks and Spencer’s and Virgin Stores across Dubai. On average, a well-designed mug would cost around AED25 to AED40. You can also check out Namshi for printed festive mugs at the best-priced rates.

A Pair of Festive Earrings

Your female colleagues and friends who adore statement earrings will love a festive-themed pair of studs. Pop over to Forever21 to check out cute little earrings shaped in stars, Christmas trees, bells, and Santa hats. You can find a decent pair of earrings for around AED30 or even less. Don’t forget to check out SIVVI for some nice ear jewels too.

Stash of Coffee

As Christmas coincides with the winter season, gifting a stash of coffee as a Secret Santa Gift can be a nice idea. Starbucks instant coffee box or Costa Coffee’s roasted beans selection would make a really pleasant gift. Get your hands on affordable deals from Carrefour or order online from Costa Coffee to get the parcel delivered right to your door. The exciting fact this wouldn’t cost you more than AED50 and the stock would last for over a month. How great is that?

Fresh Plants

Lush green tiny pots of plants can uplift anybody’s mood in an instant. Also, these fun-size living creatures make up as cute Secret Santa gifts and are quite inexpensive, to be honest. If you are confused much on what to gift your choosy coworker this Christmas, a pot of fresh plants could be a perfect choice. Check out your nearest nursery to pick out a planter that suits your budget. Also, Carrefour has a good selection of fresh plants and herbs that you can grab at an affordable cost.

A Skincare Giftset

A beautifully wrapped-up box of skin care essentials can be a good choice to send as a Secret Santa gift this holiday season. Soothing body lotion, a nice-smelling shower gel, and a fragrant body scrub are all anybody can need to relax and rejoice during the winter break. Get affordable giftsets from Centrepoint, Namshi, or SIVVI. Visit Ritual Cosmetics too for an aromatic collection of lotions, bath bombs, and body scrubs.

A Cozy Warm Sweater, Muffler, or Scarf

Although getting your hands on good quality apparel under AED50 is difficult but with a lot of sales happening in Dubai at end of every year, you can definitely find some good bargains. A well-knit muffler, a printed scarf, or a warm sweater can make up a thoughtful gift.

Some online stores including Forever21, Brands for Less, Next UK, and Splash Fashions have good deals on fashion apparel. You can always apply vouchers and coupon codes to get further discounts and free deliveries.

Whatever you choose to gift, wrap it up nicely, and pour your heart and thoughts into it and it will definitely please the receiver. Surprise your loved ones and those around you this Christmas with thoughtful gifts and spread joy and jubilance.


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