26 Perfect Secret Santa Gift Ideas Anyone Will Love
Secret Santa gifts are actually tough to find because they need to be genderless and ageless and within a specific budget. We rounded up the best Secret Santa gift ideas at all the right prices.
Sweet treats, under $10
Courtesy of target.com
Yes, chocolate has health benefits, but it’s also just crazy-delicious. This Wondershop Chunky Chocolate Indulgent Snack Mix Popcorn Pretzels & Potato Chips is literally a container filled with all the tastiest treats and nothing more. Better yet, it’s actually under $5, and makes a great stocking stuffer too.
Comfortable cold weather gear, under $10
This Hanes Beanie and Gloves set comes in at a totally affordable $10, and pairs well with just about every age and personal style the women in the office may have. Practical items always make great Secret Santa ideas.
Addictive savory snacks, under $10
Courtesy of gimMe Seaweed Thins
If you buy individual packs in stores, these GimMe Snacks Seaweed Almond Sesame Thins are actually under $5 each, but if you’re looking to pass out a bunch, keep some for yourself, or participate in more than one Secret Santa gift ideas exchange, you’ll probably want to buy the 12-pack, which is under $40.
Something healthy and useful, under $15
Courtesy of Bertolli Olive Oil
A giant bottle of Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil may seem like a strange gift, but we guarantee it’s the one gift idea that actually gets used by all ages and genders in your office, has been proven to stave off Alzheimer’s, and comes in well under budget at about $13.
A great notebook and pen set, under $15
Courtesy of livehappy.com
This Live Happy notebook and pen set is an adorable, upbeat way to get your colleagues to pay better attention and remember all the important things you have to say in those not-quite-necessary meetings, just in case not everyone at the office has an insanely powerful memory.
For 3 p.m. munchies, under $15
For the coworker who keeps a jar of Peanut butter in a drawer for “snack emergencies,” we’ve got the perfect complement—Chocti, a Chocolate Spread by Fourth & Heart. The low-glycemic, lactose-free chocolate spread is made with just three delicious ingredients—dates, cacao, and vanilla bean ghee. The 12-ounce jar is $12.99 and comes in three flavors: Original recipe, Coffee Guarani, and Pas
DIY burrata, under $20
Courtesy of Architec Brands
Burrata is taking over the cheese scene, and we’re thrilled to reveal that you can actually make it at home. The recipient on your list will be overjoyed for seasons to come when they get this HGG Mozzarella & Burrata Kit. It turns out cheese is good for teeth too, so that’s a bonus.
The silkiest hand lotions, under $20
Weather is colder and dryer and just about everyone in the office can use some extra hand cream. This Ahava trio of creams is the perfect answer for anyone in need of a dose of moisture and features real Dead Sea minerals. For everyone else on your list, don’t miss these 100 Christmas gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
A good sip with a funny story, under $25
Giving a bottle of good alcohol is nothing new in the world of gifts, but a bottle of Misadventure Vodka will be a big hit for anyone who has ever had a baking mishap. The vodka is made from recycled baked goods (yes, even wedding cakes), so your office can have their cake and drink it too.
A laptop sleeve they’ll love, under $25
Aside from the price point being utterly fabulous, the style of this Parkland Pilot Sleeve Laptop will leave style-conscious men and women alike smiling.
‘Tis the reason to add some season, under $30
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Whether the recipient ends up being a full-on office gourmand or just someone who appreciates sophisticated flavors, this Golden Door 3-Pack of Gourmet Salts is sure to please for months to come. It’s enough salt to sprinkle on hundreds of meals.
Something to store all those office salads, under $30
Courtesy of Newell Brands
For the salad-obsessed office, Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver storage containers will be the ultimate Secret Santa gift. They help keep healthy salad ingredients fresher and crisper for way longer than regular containers, which ends up saving time, money, and moods.
The most holiday-appropriate office candle ever, under $30
Courtesy of Homesick Candles
This Homesick Scented Candle in “Holiday” scent combines the aromas of fresh cut pine trees, sugar cookies, and Grandma’s pies. It also features a 60- to 80-hour burn time—perfect for the week before Christmas when everyone is eager to get home. Looking for a more comical gift? Get a laugh at these 19 funny Christmas gifts people have actually received.
Hotter coffee for longer work days, under $35
Courtesy of Timolino TAZZA
If your office is prone to pulling late nights and longer-than-usual days, this Timolino Tazza Vacuum Mug will be a welcome gift thanks to its ability to keep hot drinks steaming longer than other travel mugs, and its chic design. The stainless steel construction is easy to rinse clean, and makes trying this unexpected coffee hack a breeze.
The speakerphone that doubles as a stereo, under $35
Courtesy of Edifier
Your coworker might keep the Edifier MP200, a two-inch Bluetooth cube speaker, on her desk for conference calls, but she’ll probably want to take it home instead to stream her favorite music. The deceptively tiny box carries a very big sound for only $34.99.
Money can grow on trees (sort of), under $40
Did you know money trees exist? Seriously, this Peace & Prosperity Braided Money Tree is believed to bring good luck and fortune, which are the best possible gifts to give if you think about it.
Why buy an apple pie when you can get the whole tree? Under $40
It may sound like a lofty goal to throw a whole apple tree into a Secret Santa event, but for under $40 you can really buy this apple tree, shipped directly to you, from PlantOGram.com. Ask them to make Grandma’s apple pie with this sure-to-please long term investment gift.
For the sun-worshiping office, under $40
Courtesy of colorscience.com
If your office is in a sunbelt state or just generally full of sun worshipers, they’ll be happy to receive this Sun Protection Duo from Colorescience to keep them fully protected through every season.
A sophisticated soy candle, under $40
The Oojra Australian Eucalyptus Essential Oil Soy Wax Candle burns clean and offers a room-lightening scent that’s perfect for relaxation, gliding through work, or trying to destress. Send them the link to this list of ways to destress based on their zodiac sign for extra strength stress-busting.
A wine you’ll want to sing for, under $50
Courtesy of LVE Collection Wines by John Legend
Did you know John Legend has his own line of wines? Neither did we till we found out about his Chardonnay Napa Valley 2015, but now that we do, we’re singing and think your Secret Santa list will feel rhythmic after a glass too. It’ll be perfect at the next company wine and cheese party.
Something to slurp at lunch, under $50
What a time to be alive, because crates of ramen actually exist now, and can be shipped right to your door or directly to the office so you don’t have to find a way to fit it into your overstuffed trunk. The Ramen Connoisseur Crate from Mancrates comes with oodles of noodles for days, and is a whimsical, well-appreciated gift for the office luncher.
Luxurious soaps, under $50
Krigler soaps are known for their fine scents and have been favorites of European royalty for generations. They’re long-lasting, hard-milled soaps that are crafted the old-fashioned way and make beautiful, treasured gifts.
DIY artsy herbs, under $60
Courtesy of Urban Leaf
These individual herb garden kits from Urban Leaf are cool on their own, but we think they’re more fun as a bundle to spruce up a drab corner of the office, a desk, or the conference room.
Because everyone likes a good meal, under $75
Do you know what everyone really wants this year? A Crock-Pot 6 Qt 8-in-1 Multi-Use Express Crock Programmable Slow Cooker, Pressure Cooker, Sauté, and Steamer, Stainless Steel. Seriously, this is one appliance that’ll replace all the others everyone has, and it’s on just about everyone’s list this year. If you have a bigger Secret Santa budget to work with, you’ll want to get this one ASAP and include a list of soup recipes in the card.