The Uni Guide To Secret Santa

It’s that time of the year again, and being a student, you’re probably worried about how you’re going to scrape together enough money to get presents for your friends and family. Luckily, at uni everyone seems to agree that Secret Santa is the perfect solution.

Secret Santa is the best way for friends to give each other gifts without busting through the overdraft. Here are some great ideas for presents under £10…

Hot Chocolate Kit

Keeping it simple, this one is easy to do in one supermarket trip! All you need is some mini marshmallows (£1 is ample for this), a selection of hot chocolate sachets (4 for a £1 in most supermarkets) and a seasonal mug for £1 to £2 - keep it cheap and cheerful!

If you happen to have a few pennies left over throw in some biscuits!

If you’ve got more than a fiver to spend, why not make it a boozy hot chocolate by throwing in a mini bottle of Baileys?

Hot chocolate

Festive Film Kit

All Christmas films are fun to cringe through at this time of year, so why not pick up a bargain bucket festive flick for a couple of quid and build a festive night in kit around it?!

All you need is a brilliantly obscure and gloriously cheap Christmas DVD (available in all supermarkets or pound shops), and then to add some popcorn in sachets or bags, and arrange beautifully in a popcorn bag, bucket or bowl.


Spice It Up

Mulled Wine anyone? Yes, this is a do-able gift for under a fiver. Cheap bottle of red for £3, spice mix available pre-mixed in all good supermarkets at this time of year, and then a carton of basics orange juice. Or just buy a bottle of pre made mulled wine for around £3.50.

If you want to spend a little more on this why not get a wine glass and a personalise with a permanent marker?

 Santa's helper with mulled wine

Beer Glorious Beer

Simple but effective: beer. Get a four pack of beer and decorate the cans. Get creative! Stick some googley eyes on and some cotton wool for Santa, make an elf scarf, boots and ears out of felt or coloured card, or add some antlers with brown craft wire. This one is bound to be a hit.

Person opening beer bottle

Beard Baubles

Cheer that whole beard business up a bit, with some baubles. You can actually get beard specific baubles so they are just the right size and stay in place.  Get them to wear them on a night out this Christmas for an extra laugh. 

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By Accommodation Office
09 Nov 2021
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