20 Budget-Friendly Secret Santa Gifts that Will Make Them LOL
Everyone loves to receive gifts and that is why everyone looks forward to a Secret Santa exchange. It can be arranged within a group of coworkers, neighbors, friends or family members. But it can be a real challenge when you end up with a chit which says you have to buy a gift for a colleague you aren’t so familiar with, or worse, you have to buy something for the boss! We have curated a list of gifts that you can give to anyone – of any age, and of any personality. You will find really good Secret Santa gifts to give to anyone you know, formally or informally.
20 Affordable Secret Santa Gifts
Ready to nail your Secret Santa gift exchange? Our blog has got you covered with the top pocket-friendly, useful, and funny gift ideas. Get started now and surprise people with this year’s gift, and make this the most memorable one yet!
This is a gift for one who loves to keep their home smelling nice by using essential oils. They love to indulge in aromatherapy and use essential oils and diffusers in cars and offices too. When you give them this mini portable pouch which can be used for organizing small sample size bottles, they will be able to keep all of their favorite fragrances and carry them with themself while travelling. They will be able to carry 10 bottles of 1ml-3 ml size. The essential oils will be protected from sunlight and also keep the bottles handy. The buckle allows it to be attached to a bag or keyring easily to keep the bottles easy to reach.It is also useful for storing bottles neatly at home too.
- Safe neoprene material
- Has a buckle
When it’s about choosing a coffee mug, this is the most apt for a Secret Santa exchange. The mug even says ‘ Merry Christmas From Your Secret Santa’ and has the image of Santa Claus looking all cool wearing sunglasses and handing over a gift. This can be gifted to any coworker or friend. It also comes with a cute and colourful greeting Card wishing ‘Merry Christmas & Happy New Year’. The Secret Santa illustration will make the recipient excited about Christmas and will put a big smile on their face. If they have to spend a quarantine Christmas, they will enjoy drinking their hot chocolate or mocha from this mug till they can visit their favourite cafe.
- Free Greeting Card
- ‘From Your Secret Santa’ printed on mug
- White Ceramic Mug
This gift is perfect for someone you know will spend Christmas lounging on their sofa. Supply them with a hoodie that will keep them cozy and comfortable. The couch-potato and homebody will be able to enjoy the day their way in this stylish new hoodie. They can watch their favourite Christmas flicks, sipping on hot cocoa, wearing the sweatshirt given by you. It is a maroon hoodie, a colour which looks good on most men and women. Santa Mickey has been graphically printed in white on the lounger. The hooded sweatshirt has a regular fit, so it will be good for every body type. It is a cotton sweatshirt with fleece on the inside. It is sos soft and warm that they won’t feel like getting out of it.
- High quality print
- Kangaroo pockets
- Hoodie with drawstrings
This is for the coworker who comes to the office for the free snacks. Or they inevitably miss their breakfast and reach out for the snacks when they reach their workplace. You know they will be missing the office snacks during the holidays or are already missing as you all are working from home now. If you are unaware of what makhanas are, they are also known as foxnuts. They are lotus seeds and they are amazingly healthy snacks. They are organic vegan snacks and completely gluten free. This is a combo of 3 jars of superpops – Peri Peri, Turmeric and Pudina. The 100% roasted snacks can be had by any adult or kid.
- For anytime snacking
- Low calorie, high nutrition
- Improves metabolism
For your secret santa, give her a pair of earrings which she can wear to her Christmas parties and also to any other occasion. This is one of the great Secret Santa gifts because this colourful pair will go well with any style. It is a piece of fashion jewellery and not expensive, so it won’t hurt your pocket too. Any girl or woman would be able to achieve the much popular boho-chic or gypsy look with these non-precious threaded geometric drop earrings. These earrings are completely handmade. The big round earrings have two circles on them on which multicolored threads have been used to give the geometric pattern.
- 6.5 cm long
- Elegant gift bag
Everyone could do with some smiles in current times. Give these smiley wall hooks to your secret santa, so that they have a place to hang their keys, face masks, headbands and even glasses after coming back to the house. These hooks can be used in the bathroom for hanging loofahs or in the kitchen for hanging kitchen towels. These self-adhesive hooks have a capacity of holding a whopping 10 kgs, which is a lot more than these plastic hooks can normally hold. The regular ones can barely hold 3 kg weight. Which is why these can be used as broom grippers and can be used to hang tools in the garage, garden, storage or laundry room too.
- Pack of 2 hooks
- Suitable for multiple types of surfaces
- No damage to walls
This is either for the adorable glutton in your office group or the joker. The glutton because the socks with food printed have been designed just for them. And the joker because who else can carry such socks with aplomb? Socks are anyhow classic Christmas gifts, so giving regular ones will be a done-to-death gift idea. These socks are colourful and funny and unique Secret Santa gifts. Give something totally out of the box which is going to amuse the recipient to no end. There are 4 pairs of socks having glasses of tea, burgers, eggs and pizza slices. They can choose the food they are in the mood to eat and wear it for everyone to know!
- Funky patterns
- Comfort band in cuffs
This is for a cousin or anyone you know who is a voracious reader. They regularly burn the midnight oil . Give this classic-styled booklight to them and this one will keep their eyes protected from bluelight. This amber light is a rechargeable light and is compatible with Kindle as it blocks bluelight. The LED reading light has 3 brightness levels. It will help in keeping the eyes healthy and feel less strained. If you are in a Secret Santa exchange with a student, this is a nice gift. After a good night’s reading, it won’t be difficult to fall asleep because it’s a great sleep-aid light. The light can be rotated at any angle making it ultra-comfortable to read when one is lying on the bed with a book or device.
- Candle light ambience
- USB cable included
- Anti-slip grip
Help them start their new year in an organized manner by giving them this weekly organizer. This is one of the cute Secret Santa gifts for a coworker who struggles with managing schedules amidst their hectic life. The planner has a very neat, minimalist, easy-to-fill look and is undated. There are 52 tear-off sheets in the planner and it is not like the dated heavy-duty journals which look a bit daunting. This kind of weekly calendar helps one to minimize procrastination and be more productive. One can use this to schedule office work or home work or use it to prioritise the tasks which can be a mix of both.
- Space for listing 5 priorities
- Has fitness & water tracker
- Sheets for an year’s planning
Make weekend and weekend errands more fun for somebody by giving them this ‘Hello Weekend’ tote bag. This is a spacious bag which can hold almost anything they want to carry or have bought. The bag can be slung on the shoulder or held by hand. This bag can be used daily too, while going to gyms, while travelling or while going for picnics. It is an eco-friendly biodegradable bag made with jute fibre. It has a big front pocket which gives easy access to whatever is kept there. Though it is a large size bag, it is also light which makes it perfect for shopping, storage, travelling or to be used as a daily bag.
- Large capacity bag
- Long shoulder straps
- Durable and eco-friendly
If you’re going to get a gift for someone who is into gardening and loves collecting pots and planters, giving them a live plant is a wonderful idea. We suggest you give the lovely fern named Bird’s Nest. The plant will be shipped in a small and elegant white decorative planter. It will already be delivered in a planter, the recipient will be able to display it as soon as they get it. They won’t have to take the effort of planting the fern in a pot. A Bird’s Nest is a tall and full-looking fern. Rippled fronds give a distinctive look to this plant which makes it look beautiful.
- Indoor plant
- Needs indirect sunlight
- Tropical plant
When you have to buy a gift for a friend or anyone else who is into baking and makes Christmas goodies every year without fail, a kitchen timer is one of the most useful gifts for them. It is equally useful for someone who loves cooking. This stylish timer will look sleek when placed on the kitchen counter too. It’s an easy to operate timer which has the features of auto-memory and auto-shut off. The most important thing about a kitchen timer is that the time should be visible clearly and the alarm should be loud. This timer is excellent on those counts as it has a large display and the sound of the alarm is loud but not ear-heating which will beep for a good 62 seconds.
- Anti-scratch magnet surround
- Battery included
- Auto shut-off after 2 mins
You don’t need the recipient to be a bookworm in order for this coffee table book to be gifted to them. Anyone who understands how beautiful coffee table books look will be delighted to lay their hands on this book. But the people who will get the most kicks out of this book are music-lovers, especially those who listen to rock music, even of the 60s and 70s. What this book has is the images of 1000 inspirational rock music covers. At a time when vinyl records were in use, the covers of albums were almost art pieces which are phenomenally popular even now. You might inspire the recipient of the book to collect vinyl records!
- 1000 images of famous LP sleeves
- Based on 60s and 70s music
- For rock music fans
This is an empty storage tin box which we have listed for your diy Secret Santa gifts. Wondering how? You can easily turn this into a home-made gift if you get some popping corn and pop them at home. Fill up the tin with homemade popcorn and give it to the recipient and they will love the delicious gift. The tin has a very vintage, retro look having the picture of a pop-corn cart that were seen in olden and golden times. It’s just perfect for filling up with golden popcorn. The can is food-safe and the lid fits just right, so you know the popcorn will stay crunchy.
- Vintage look
- 3 L capacity
- Can be used for storing any food item
So you have ended up with the whisky lover as your Secret Santa recipient? The one who always ends up drinking a little bit more in office parties while complaining about how hectic work has been? We found a very funny whisky glass for them. The glass will give them an idea on how much should the glass be filled, based on how the day has been. No one will even have to interrupt them while they are chilling with a glass of whisky on how their day has been. One look at the level of drink and the answer will be clear! This fun novelty tumbler can be given to anyone who loves drinking rum, vodka or gin too. One of the very cool Secret Santa gifts, don’t you think?
- Quirky Lo Ball glass
- Delivered in a Gift Tube
- Transparent glass with heavy base
You have unfortunately landed up with the chit having the boss’ name and you are a bit freaked out. But you don’t have to worry, we have got you sorted. True to Secret Santa style, we have found out something funny but not something over-the-top. Your gift will not be arude jolt which can be offensive. But this desk sign will make even the most serious-looking boss break out into a smile. It is designed like those traditional desk signs which have the names and designations of people. But this one reads ‘ Manager of Looking Busy’. You can give it to your boss, whatever role they are in and this can be a great gift for anyone in a managerial position.
- Wooden sign
- Retro gold plaque
- For colleague or boss
This is a set of 2 handmade coconut bowls and 2 wooden spoons. It is a completely natural set which you can give to a vegan or a vegetarian. They would love it. They can use it to serve popcorn, pasta, noodles, cereals, gruel, soup, chips, salads etc. to their guests during their small Christmas dinner party or if they and their significant other are planning to enjoy a romantic meal at home. These bowls are polished with coconut oil and the whole versatile set looks absolutely beautiful. These bowls look so good that they can be used for tabletop decoration too. These kinds of sets are traditional but somehow not conventional anymore, which makes them exquisite gift sets.
- Sustainable and eco-friendly
- Can be used as decorative bowls
If you want to give someone a hilarious Secret Santa gift which is good fun, give this helicopter propeller cap. The band is adjustable, so anyone will be comfortable wearing it. It is a fun hat for anyone having a sense of humour. The fun of a Secret Santa exchange is that you are free to give anything crazy or silly which can make your recipient coworker look foolish. This hat is going to achieve that purpose. He is going to look silly but adorable moving around the Christmas party wearing it on his head but it will also make him stand out from the crowd immediately! And if by chance the party is held outdoors, everyone will have a good laugh looking at him with his rainbow cap with a fan whirling because of the wind.
- Seen on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ T.V. show
- With a propeller
This is for the one who is on a protein diet or someone who keeps the workplace toilet occupied for more than 5 minutes, and others cannot enter a stall for a very long time after that! This Poo-Pourri is even named ‘Secret Santa’ and has full Christmassy elements with a winking Santa on the label which makes it the smartest Secret Santa gift. The spray bottle contains 2 Fl. Oz. of scent. Not only bathrooms, it can be effectively used to mask the odor of unwashed laundry or kitchen bins. The ‘Secret Santa’ has a wonderful smell of a combination of cinnamon, vanilla and citrus. Another thing worth mentioning about the product is that it does not smell like those overpowering synthetic smelling toilet sprays filled with harsh chemicals. This one is made using natural essential oils.
- Can be used 100 times
- Fights strong odors
- Has natural essential oils
This is for the scenario when you know nothing or very little about the recipient. Your office has many workers and the member whom you are supposed to buy a gift for is not a member of your office-buddy group. You have barely interacted with them. What do you do? Give them a time-tested gift, a mug and staying true to the Secret Santa tradition, a funny mug. This though is a novelty mug that isn’t all rude. The mug will get them to laugh as through this you are basically owning up that you hardly know a thing about them. The mug is also perfect as a Christmas gift as the message ‘I got this because my secret santa knows nothing about me’ has been printed in bold red ink on a completely white ceramic mug. The mug will be delivered in a protective foam wrapping and in a box which will make it easier for you to wrap.
- Microwave and dishwasher safe
- Anti-fade printing
- Capacity of 312 grams
This is our list of genius gift ideas which you give to people whom you know well and also to the ones you don’t know on a personal level. None of these gifts are rude or offensive, including the novelty items. These gifts are going to please anyone who gets them. It is a waste of money when you are buying a gift which the recipient will bin as soon as going home or regifting it. It is better to give something useful than a value-less item. You will find Christmas Secret Santa gifts which you would like to receive too.
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