As the holiday season approaches, the search for the perfect secret Santa gift begins. If your friend or family member is an avid skier, snowboarder or loves spending time in the mountains, finding a gift that suits their passion may seem like a daunting task. Luckily we have compiled a list of 10 great options that are sure to make anyone happy.

Whether it's an office secret Santa with your work colleagues or a tradition for the whole family, here are 10 secret Santa gifts that anyone will love.


10 secret Santa gift ideas


1) Hot chocolate kit

After a long day on the slopes, there's nothing better than coming back to a warm and comforting cup of hot chocolate. This gift is perfect for any skier or snowboarder who loves to relax and indulge after a day filled with adventure. You can put together a DIY kit with different flavours of hot chocolate, marshmallows, and even some mini liquor bottles for a festive touch.

2) Board games

If your secret Santa recipient loves spending time in the mountains, chances are they also enjoy cosy nights in with friends and family. A board game related to skiing or snowboarding would be a great gift idea, such as "Avalanche at Yeti Mountain" or "Snowboard: The Ultimate Snowboarding Game". This gift will provide hours of entertainment and laughter during the holiday season.

3) Personalised ski/snowboard equipment

For a more personalised touch, consider getting your secret Santa recipient a custom-made ski or snowboard accessory, such as gloves, goggles, ski ties or helmet covers with their name or favourite mountain resort embroidered on them. Not only will this gift be practical and useful for their next trip to the slopes, but it will also show that you put thought and effort into finding the perfect gift.

4) Decorations

Let your secret Santa recipient bring a piece of the mountains into their home with some festive decorations. You can find ornaments shaped like skis or snowboards, mini snow globe scenes, or even a wooden sign with a mountain quote on it. Baubles, personalised mugs and more can double as great decor options. These decorations will not only add a touch of holiday cheer but also remind them of their love for the mountains.

5) Personalised alphabet ski mugs

Nothing beats a personalised gift. With these alphabet ski mugs, you can choose the letter of your choice and the mug will be printed with a skiing figure spelling out that letter. These mugs are not only practical for everyday use, but they also make for great decor pieces in any kitchen or dining room.

6) Mountain-themed cookbook

For those who also love to cook, a mountain-themed cookbook would be a great addition to their collection. From hearty meals perfect for cold days in the mountains to recipes for homemade energy bars and snacks to fuel their next adventure, this gift will be both useful and inspiring.

7) Ski/snowboard-themed candles

Candles are always a great gift idea, and for the mountain lover, there are plenty of ski or snowboard themed options available. These candles will not only add a cosy touch to any home but also make it feel like a winter wonderland.

8) Mountain art prints

Give the gift of beautiful mountain views with some stunning art prints. Whether it's a painting, photograph, or graphic print, there are plenty of options available that will make any mountain lover's heart skip a beat. You can even find prints of their favourite mountain resort or landscape.

9) Tableware

Elevate your secret Santa recipient's dining experience with some mountain-themed tableware. This gift could include items such as mugs, coasters, plates, or even a cheese board shaped like a ski slope. With these additions to their kitchen, they can enjoy a meal or a hot drink while reminiscing about their favourite mountain adventures.

10) Snoods 

Last but not least, snoods are a practical gift that any skier or snowboarder will appreciate. Keeping your face and neck warm while out on the mountain is very important. Luckily there are some snowboard-themed snood designs out there, keeping you stylish and warm at the same time.

Choose Powderhound for your one-stop gift shop this Christmas!

We hope this list has given you some inspiration for your secret Santa gift exchange with your skiing, snowboarding or mountain-loving friends and family. Remember, it's not about finding the most expensive or extravagant gift, but rather one that shows thoughtfulness and appreciation for the recipient.

So, for any family member, colleague or friend, find the best secret Santa gift at Powderhound. To find more inspiration for fun Christmas gifts, browse our selection of tableware, napkins, Christmas decorations and more. So, throw on your party hat and get the festive season started!

October 17, 2023 — Roku Agency