Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas – The Secret Way To Win The Hearts

Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Christmas is almost here and so is the annual tradition of Secret Santa! While planning the Christmas party, Menu and outfits take centre-stage, there is one thing most of us forget or keep it for the end – selecting Secret Santa gifts for your friends and family. If you are guilty of committing the same mistake and hoping for last-minute salvation, your prayers have been heard. To save you from the last-minute confusion and hassle, we have come up with some unique Secret Santa gift ideas for your loved ones. These thoughtful presents will strengthen the bond you share with your friends, family and work pals and surely make your Santee smile. 

Secret Santa Gift Ideas

If you kept this activity for last minute and are now struggling to figure out what gifts to give for Secret Santa, allow us to put an end to it. The toughest task is done from our end (i.e. the gift selection), so, simply go through the list of Secret Santa gift ideas and pick whatever you like.    

Secret Santa Gift Suggestions for Her

Every group has one makeup-obsessed friend whose day brightens up at the mere sight of makeup products. A makeup kit is one of the perfect Secret Santa gifts for makeup lovers that one can think of. Wondering what makeup gifts to give for Secret Santa?  Here are some makeup-based Secret Santa ideas for a woman. 

Primer + Foundation + Concealer + Compact Powder 

The Secret Santa gift inspiration you are seeking can be found in the base makeup range. Primer, foundation, concealer, and setting powder are the four pillars of base makeup. When you have these face makeup products in your arsenal, you can ace the base makeup like a pro. So, take a decorative basket and pack these Secret Santa gifts for makeup lovers.  

Our recommendation –  

• Primer - Maybelline Fit Me Primer Makeup

• Foundation - Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation,  

• Concealer - Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer,  

• Compact powder - Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Compact Powder.  

Face Tint 

Do you have a makeup minimalist in your office? If yes, then gift her a face tint this Christmas and let her slay the ‘no-makeup’ makeup look with grace. The lightweight formula of face tints help accentuate your natural beauty with a dewy glow.  

Our recommendation –  

• Face tint - Maybelline Fit Me Fresh Tint 

Eyeliner + Eyeshadow + Mascara 

Gift this eye makeup combo (eyeliner + eyeshadow + mascara) to your Santee and let her pull off holiday makeup looks with elegance and confidence. This Secret Santa gift idea is a super-easy way to execute and guarantees to spike up happy hormones from 0 - 100 in seconds. 

Our recommendation –  

• Eyeliner - Maybelline Tattoo Dip In Eyeliner, Maybelline Tattoo Studio Smokey Gel Pencil Eyeliner 

• Eyeshadow - Maybelline The New City Mini Eyeshadow Palette, Maybelline Color Rivals Eyeshadow Palette Duo, Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

• Mascara - Maybelline New York Lash Lift Mascara Waterproof, Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara 

Brow Gel 

Looking for more Secret Santa gift ideas? Place a brow gel in the makeup kit along with some chocolates and make your everyday makeup ritual simple and less dramatic. Natural-looking fluffy eyebrows, mascara-soaked lashes, and nude lips – and voila! You’re ready to slay this office makeup look.  

Our recommendation – 

• Eyebrow Gel - Maybelline New Yorks Define & Blend Brow Pencil, Maybelline Tattoo Brow 3 Day Styling Brow Gel 


Any list of Secret Santa ideas for a woman is incomplete without a lipstick. No amount of lipstick is enough for a makeup lover. So, this Christmas, let your lip makeup fanatic deck her lips and take her pout game a notch higher with matte lipstick shades or lipstick with glossy shine. 

Our recommendation –  

• Matte Lipstick - Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick, Maybelline Sensational Liquid Matte Lipstick 

• Lipstick With Glossy Finish - Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink Liquid Lipstick 

With this elaborated list of makeup-based Secret Santa gift ideas, you can easily create a makeup kit and be the star to win the hearts during the gift opening ceremony.  

Secret Santa Gift Suggestions for Him

Before you start looking for Secret Santa presents for men, let us surprise you with a unique Secret Santa gift idea – makeup kit for men. Yes, you read it right! Makeup is no longer considered as women’s’ sovereignty. Dear men, proudly embrace makeup, acknowledge its power, and do not shy away from using it to enhance your appearance. Here is a consolidated list of makeup based Secret Santa presents for guys. Quickly skim through it and prepare a makeup combo for men.  

Primer + Concealer + Setting Powder – Think from a man’s perspective! Want do guys want? Clear skin without much effort, right? To ensure that, you must put primer (blurs pores, smoothens skin), concealer (covers dark circles, spots, and other skin imperfections), and setting powder (helps set the makeup) in your men’s Secret Santa makeup gift kit. 

Our recommendation – 

• Primer - Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Primer 

• Concealer - Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 

• Setting Powder- Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder 

Lip Balm


Wondering what kind of gifts to give for Secret Santa to your male colleagues? A lip balm can be a great choice for Christmas and ongoing winter season. Choose lip balms that offer sun protection and long-lasting moisturisation. 

Our recommendation – 

• Lip Balm -  Maybelline Baby Lips Lipcare 

With these unique Secret Santa gift ideas, we hope to save you from the last-minute Secret Santa gift shopping hurdles. The above-mentioned makeup products are easier to pack. If you are unsure whether these makeup products will suit your loved ones or not, head to the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool and upload a picture of your Santee to find out which makeup products will suit them virtually and finalise them accordingly. Maybelline Foundation Finder tool is another tool that helps you find the perfect foundation shade match in no time.  

So, what are you waiting for? Wrap your makeup gifts for him and her with satin ribbon, put some chocolates in it, write a cute message, and you are ready to make this Christmas merrier!