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Kris Kringle Gifts That Reign Supreme

Kris Kringle Gifts That Reign Supreme

Be the best gift giver in the office this year!

Everyone loves the time-honoured tradition of the Kris Kringle Christmas gift exchange. Whether it's Secret Santa gift exchanges with your office colleagues, a game of white elephant with your extended family, or even your own private KK with friends, there are always laughs to be had and new gifts to be opened.

The best part of Kris Kringle is that it allows you to be creative and come up with something unique for your co-workers, mates or family members!

Whilst it is all in good fun, sometimes it can feel like a struggle coming up with a great Kris Kringle gift idea. Lucky for you we have put together a list of the best Secret Santa gifts and Kris Kringle ideas that reign supreme at Christmas time. These recipient gifts are exciting and full of character and far superior to another pair of socks or a quirky hat!

Exciting secret Santa gifts

Make this Christmas one to remember and blow your giftees mind with an exciting Kris Kringle gift idea. Christmas is all about having fun, so why not buy your friends, family members or colleagues something they'll really enjoy? Trust us, they'll love you for it.

Theme Park Tickets

Nothing beats a day out at a theme park! If you know someone who is an adrenaline junkie and loves roller coasters, then this would be one of the best Secret Santa presents there is.

Your giftee can spend the day enjoying the rides and marvelling the sights with their friends, kids and parents. Plus they’ll get an extra special thrill from all of the screams and shouts around them.

theme park adventure is extra special at Christmas time thanks to all of the festive decorations and lights. Your giftee will feel like they're in a real-life wonderland as their eyes fall upon twinkling decorations, sparkling rides and an impressive tree that glistens under bright coloured bulbs!

High-Speed Water Adventure

For anyone looking to adventure this Christmas, high-speed water adventures are up there with Kris Kringle gifts they'll never forget. It’s the perfect Secret Santa gift idea for the thrill-seeking, adrenaline loving giftee in your life.

Jet boating is a fantastic, action-packed adventure option and perfect for those who like to live life on the edge. Your giftee will be screaming and shouting all the way along as they ride high out across the water!

White water rafting is another thrilling Christmas experience that will have your giftee's heart pumping and adrenaline rushing. With an expert guide to lead the way, your giftee can speed through the roaring rapids and tackle the white-water head on.

Jet skiing, kayaking and water skiing are more ideas that will make them feel like they're in their very own action movie! After these adventures, they'll have stars in their eyes and plenty of stories to tell their pals over dinner!


If you know someone who is a thrill seeker and loves to push their limits, then why not give them the experience of sky diving this Christmas? Skydiving is an an experience like no other.

Your giftee will get to jump out of a plane and freefall at high speeds before the parachute even opens! Skydiving is a xmas gift they'll always remember and definitely one of the best Kris Kringle gift ideas you could ever give!

White Water Rafting

For anyone looking for a little bit of excitement this holiday season, white water rafting is the perfect Kris Kringle gift idea! Your giftee can speed through the roaring rapids and tackle the white-water head on with an expert guide leading the way.

Not only is it an adrenaline-pumping activity, but it requires teamwork which makes it a great activity to do with a friend or two. After a day spent white water rafting, your giftee will have plenty of stories to tell around the Christmas dinner table!

Romantic Kris Kringle Gifts

If you were lucky enough to get your partner for Secret Santa or have a giftee that is dying to spend more time with their partner give them romantic, couples inspired Kris Kringle gifts this Christmas. A couples experience is a great way for couples to spend quality, one on one time together and create new memories they can cherish forever,

There are plenty of unique couples experiences that will make any couple feel closer and more in tune than ever before! Whether it’s getting close and cosy on a romantic date or being whisked away on an adventure, they’ll love these secret Santa gift options.

Winery Tour

If your partner or giftee loves a good bottle of wine, why not whisk them away to one of the best wineries in the world? A winery tour is a fun, romantic way for couples to learn more about their favourite wine and the winemaking process.

As they meander through quaint rows of vines and sip on crisp vintage wines, their sense of smell, sight and touch will be heightened - taking this romantic experience to the next level. You could even plan it so that they arrive at their favourite vineyard for sunset to make the moment truly magical.

A winery tour is absolutely the perfect gift for the wine drinker in your life.

Aerial Adventure Tour

If you are looking for some Kris Kringle gifts that are out of this world, then an aerial adventure tour is the one for you. There are numerous tours available that will leave your giftee completely blown away, including hot air ballooning, paragliding and helicopter tours.

These flights offer breathtaking, elevated views of the world below. From the comfort of their seat, your recipient will be able to see for miles and admire all the beauty around them as they soar through the sky!

As they fly high above stunning landscapes, skim along the treetops and take in the spectacular views , their heart rate will be racing in the best way possible!

Dinner Cruise

There is nothing more romantic than dining under the stars. That's why a dinner cruise makes the perfect Kris Kringle gift for any couple who is looking to spice things up this Christmas.

Whether you choose an intimate boat with only 12 guests or something on a larger scale that will allow them to dance into the night, they'll be wined and dined in style. Dinner cruises are a great opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy delicious a meal together.

As your giftee and their partner sail along the glittering city, harbour or coastline they'll feel closer and more in tune with their partner than ever before. A romantic dinner cruise is the perfect Kris Kringle gift for lovers and best friends alike!

Funny Gift Ideas

We all have things we are good at, and things we are not so good at... Maybe your cousin is hopeless at cooking, your colleague is late to work because of their terrible driving skills, or your best friend always has messy hair.

This Xmas, call them out in a funny, light-hearted way is by giving them Kris Kringle gifts to help them improve their skills. If they have a good sense of humour and are usually the ones given novelty gifts every time holiday gift exchanges come around, then you know this will be a funny yet cruelty free prank!

You'll make everyone laugh around the Christmas dinner table as your giftee realises you got them something they desperately need!

Cooking Lessons 

If you know someone who loves to cook but has no idea how, then why not give them cooking lessons this Christmas? They'll be able to wow their family and comrades with delicious homemade meals in no time!

From tantalising Thai noodles to rich and creamy risotto, fresh Japanese hand rolls to spicy Indian curry, there are classes to suit every taste and palette. 

If your giftee has a sweet tooth, they can even attend a cake decorating or pastry-making class and learn how to make chocolate-filled croissants, light and fluffy cheesecakes, brownies and more!

Not only will your giftee learn valuable culinary skills but they’ll also get to have fun love making a mess in the kitchen and devouring their delicious creations at the end.

Driving Lessons 

We all have that friend with questionable road rules knowledge... if your giftee is a hopeless driver why not give them a driving experience as an Xmas present?

Hot laps in a V8 Supercar will have them speeding around a professional race track like a pro. A cruisey ride in a vintage convertible or spiffy BMW will have them looking cooler and more in control of the wheel than ever before. Or, you could let them embrace their inner speed demon and send them thrashing through the bush in a V8 Buggy or Quad Bike.

Driving experiences are some of the most exhilarating Kris Kringle ideas you could give them this Christmas!

Spa Package 

If you know someone who is always complaining about their unruly hair or just doesn’t have the time to take care of their skin, then why not gift them a spa package for secret Santa this Christmas? They'll be able to relax and enjoy a day of luxury, pampering, refreshing facials, massages and more.

A spa package is one of the best Kris Kringle gift ideas for anyone who needs that extra special Christmas present! Plus, it's nice to get away from everyday life every now and then - even if just for an hour or two.

Who doesn't love Kris Kringle? After all, it's a fun and festive way to show our appreciation for the special people in our lives. Whether you're buying for your partner, work colleague, extended family, or someone in your friendship group, we know they'll love these secret Santa gift ideas!

You can find all of these gift options plus hundreds more online at Gifting OwlGifting Owl is a globally recognised, online retailer of fabulous gift ideas for all occasions. With activities and experiences to suit every age, budget and taste, the possibilities are endless.

Adventurous secret Santa gifts

In our unparalleled range of you will undoubtedly find that perfect gift for the family member or colleague who is equal parts outdoor adventurer and hard working employee who loves nothing but a weekend packed with outdoor excitement.

Avoid adding to the insufferable coffee cup/mug collection in the office kitchen this year and purchase a gift that will really matter!

Snorkelling & Scuba Diving experiences

If you're looking for a unique and exciting gift idea for someone who loves the outdoors, then why not consider a snorkelling or scuba diving experience? These activities are perfect for people who love to explore new places and see the world from a different perspective.

Snorkelling is a great way to explore coral reefs and marine life up close, and it's suitable for all ages. Scuba diving is a little more challenging, but it's a great way to see beautiful sunken ruins, coral reefs, and fish in their natural habitat.

Both of these activities offer amazing opportunities for exploration and learning, and they're perfect for anyone who wants to get closer to nature. If you're looking for an adventurous gift that will excite your loved one, then look no further than snorkelling or scuba diving!

Hiking & Trekking

There’s no better way to explore a new area than on foot, and hiking is one of the best ways to do that. Hiking and trekking experiences are fantastic kris kringle presents anyone who loves to get out and see the world, and it’s a great way to learn about the local culture and history.

Hiking and trekking can be tailored to any level of fitness and experience, so it’s perfect for everyone from beginner hikers to experienced trekkers. There are plenty of different trails to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your giftee. Whether they want to explore lush rainforests, tackle high mountain peaks, or wander through ancient ruins, there’s a hike for them.

Hiking is a great way to get some exercise and see some amazing sights, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves adventure. If you want to give your loved one an unforgettable experience this Christmas, then give them a hiking or trekking experience for secret Santa this year!

If you have an adventurous friend or coworker who loves to explore new places, then a hiking experience is the secret santa present for them this Christmas! Hiking is a great way to see beautiful landscapes and learn about nature and local culture.


Gifting fun experiences is one of the best ways to show someone you care. Not only do you get to spend some quality time with the person you're gifting to, but you also get to enjoy the experience yourself! And what could be better than spending a day out on the water enjoying a water sport?

Kayaking is a great way to explore waterways and take in the sights. It's perfect for anyone who loves adventure and nature, and it's a great way to get some exercise too.

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is another great option for people who love being active and enjoying the outdoors. SUP is perfect for those who want a challenging workout combined with plenty of fun and excitement.

Surfing is another popular water sport that can provide hours of enjoyment for anyone who loves being active and having fun in the sun. Surfing is the perfect functional gift for people who are looking for an adrenaline rush, and it's also great exercise!

These are just a few examples of the many different water sports options that are available. If you're looking for exciting kris kringle gifts that will leave your loved one feeling exhilarated, then look no further than a gift voucher for a fun water sport experience!


If skydiving is just a step too far, ziplining might just be the next best option!

And what could be better than spending a day out zipping through the trees? Ziplining is a great way to explore nature and take in the sights. It's perfect for anyone who loves adventure and being active, and it's a great way to get some exercise too.

There are plenty of different zipline courses available, so you can find the perfect one for your giftee. Whether they want an adrenaline rush or just want to enjoy a peaceful day in nature, there's a zipline course for them. Ziplining is an exciting experience that everyone should try at least once.

If you're looking for kris kringle gifts that will leave your loved one feeling exhilarated, then look no further than a gift voucher for a fun zipline experience!

Opt for Gifting Owl this year

Gifting Owl takes the hard work out of Christmas shopping. Their fast and easy to use online platform makes finding the perfect Kris Kringle gift quick and easy.

All you have to do is search by occasion, recipient or price range, select your experience, and proceed to checkout. You can also opt to add a personalised note to your order for free.

It's that simple! So why not start shopping today? Your Kris Kringle recipient will love the thoughtfulness of your gift and you'll love how easy it is to give.

Choose experience gifts this year

Whilst stocking stuffers and a secret Santa gift exchange can often be boring, let's bring life back into kris kringle presents this year!

Say no to the funny star wars coffee mug, beauty gifts like body lotion or the perfume gift set, the cute candle, handy charging cables or a gift set.

Good luck finding the perfect secret Santa gift!

We hope this blog has given you some inspiration on your search for the best Kris Kringle gifts. We know that unforgettable secret Santa gift ideas are often hard to come by, but be the best secret Santa this year and add an extra boost of happiness to the holiday season for the office with experience gifts.

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