Is your office taking part in the fun, festive tradition of a Secret Santa gift exchange? Maybe your family does this every year? Whether you’ve pulled the name of your work BFF or the cousin you see only once a year, we’ve got some unique and really cool Secret Santa gift ideas for your co-workers, family or friends — all for a budget-friendly price. And pull from the other categories because these cool and unique Secret Santa gifts will work for everyone.
Note: Prices and inventory are subject to change.
Secret Santa Gift Idea: For Anyone
No matter who you’re shopping for this holiday season, you can be an outstanding Secret Santa by sticking to items and characters that are universally loved.
— Editors’ Pick —
Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas Naughty & Nice Mug
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love the Grinch? As he wins over Whoville, he makes all of our hearts feel like they grow three sizes with every watch. This adorable mug available at Hot Topic features two iconic Grinchy moods. Perhaps think of the “Naughty” face as a pre-coffee mood and the “Nice” face as a post-coffee mood. This thoughtful, crowd-pleasing gift captures the spirit of the season and will surely delight any gift recipient. Right now, Hot Topic has a wide selection of Holiday Hits for shoppers to enjoy. Shop themed gifts, advent calendars and so much more.
Secret Santa Gift Ideas: For Friends
When your cup runneth over with friends, going the Secret Santa route is a cost-efficient way of celebrating your whole crew but spending money on just one. These are gift ideas that our crew is getting this year:
OREO Ultimate Dunking Gift Set
For OREO lovers, now they can dip without the mess. This kit comes with a clip-on Cookie Cage for the cookies and nifty tongs to keep those fingers dry. It’s a must-have for everyone, young or young at heart, craving that delightful sensation of an Oreo dipped in refreshing milk.
Tile Mate Bluetooth Tracker
The integrated Tile app for iOS and Android rings your tracker when it’s within Bluetooth range or shows your device’s most recent location even when outside of the 250-foot radius. Whether you’re shopping for a chronic forgetter who needs it for their keys, purse or wallet or a travel buff looking to track their luggage, this is a Secret Santa present they’ll be pleased to unwrap!
IYKYK: The Question Card Game
Prove you know your friends and family better than anyone else by guessing their answers to some hilarious questions that range from pop culture to food habits and NSFW.
Secret Santa Gift Ideas: For Co-workers
Doing the Secret Santa thing at work is super fun, especially when you grab the name of someone you work closely with. But let’s say you reach for the name of someone who you’ve only seen in Zoom meetings a handful of times. That’s when life can take a sudden turn. You barely know them, and now you’re tasked with gifting them a present. Here are our picks for co-workers you know and those you don’t:
Build-on Brick Coffee Mugs
If you’re surrounded by co-workers who are just really big kids, then this brick coffee mug shows you get them. Besides being a great conversation starter, this multipurpose mug, which holds cold and hot beverages, sparks creativity and can relieve stress.
Arc Bottle Water Bottle With Time Marker
Remind a co-worker when it’s time to rehydrate without actually telling them with this BPA-free Motivational Water Bottle. Fill the bottle, drink to the marker every hour, refill at lunch, and repeat for a half gallon a day.
Quartet Glass Whiteboard Desktop Easel
Level up their workspace game with a deluxe glass dry-erase board. Its sleek design effortlessly merges with any office decor, injecting a dash of modern flair into their work surroundings.
Secret Santa Gift Ideas: For Him
Guys aren’t always the easiest to buy gifts for. So when you have to get him a Secret Santa gift, these are some ideas the guys in our lives have dropped hints about receiving this year:
Whiskey Glass Set
This whiskey set has everything needed to savor the true essence of whiskey. Nestled within the burned pine wooden box are two glasses, two leather coasters, eight sleek stainless steel ice stones, a steel tong, a velvet bag and even a greeting card — because every sip should be an experience.
Cold Beer Puffer Coat
Sure, this nifty jacket will make his beer look ridiculously cute, but it also keeps it nice and cool, thanks to the interior insulation of this replica puffer jacket. It can clip to a backpack or belt loop with a carabiner (not included).
Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw
This convenient collapsible mug can go to just 2 inches tall. The 16-ounce Stojo can tag along on commutes, camping trips and more and keeps beverages hot or cold with its temperature-resistant sleeve.
Secret Santa Gift Ideas: For Laughter
We should fill the holidays with laughter and happy tidings. Bring a little of that to a giftee who has a great sense of humor and appreciates unwrapping a good chuckle that’s also super useful:
Here’s a chuckle-worthy solution to keep those drinks off their table while snagging some free giggles. Say goodbye to water stains — these drink coasters are their ticket to a fancier space, instantly transforming any “meh” area into a cool hangout.
For the giftee who’s great at working song lyrics into any conversation, this hand-poured candle is made of 100% natural wax from American-grown soybeans.
The Original Wine Condoms
For wine drinkers, what may look like one thing is totally useful for open wine bottles. A mother-son duo dreamed up this protective wine covering to find a solution for resealing opened bottles of wine. Wine Condoms have the seal of approval from countless celebrities to boot.
Secret Santa Gifts: For Her
It’s a challenge to buy gifts for girls under $25 that don’t immediately scream “crap” or “junk.” But these Secret Santa gift ideas for women are so totally posh and delightful that those words will be the furthest thing from her mind.
Scuddles Extra Large Picnic Blanket
This versatile blanket isn’t just for picnics — it’s their go-to beach mat, park essential, outdoor lounging buddy, and concert companion all rolled into one. With its built-in handle and convenient cover, taking it along with them on adventures is a piece of cake, no matter where life leads them.
Mini Funny Positive Potato
This super cute, encouraging potato is made from high-quality woolen yarn, meaning it won’t shed, fade or lose its charm. Count on this spud to stay by their side for the long haul.
BSIRI Wine Bottle Puzzle
Find out how hard they’ll work to get their hands on a bottle of wine. They can showcase their wine collection using this brain-teasing wine rack puzzle box that’ll be an instant conversation starter.