Airline Easyjet and oil exploration company Soco are two great secret Santa stock tips for those looking to invest this Christmas, according to Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Asset Management.

With annual New ISA allowances now raised by the Government to £15,000 per tax year (to 6 April), and cash savings rates no better than 1.5% on the High Street, investing in stocks seems an obvious destination for any long-term ISA-bound savings.

And with the potential for the traditional year-end Santa Claus rally close at hand after what has been a turbulent last couple of weeks, Shing says mid-cap gems from different industries offer appealing value, attractive dividend yields and high profitability; all factors that have been proven to lead to outperformance over the long-term.