Parking tickets. The “Reply All” button. Chihuahuas. Life is full of things that are seemingly small and innocent enough, but have the potential to be a huge pain. Add to that, Secret Santa gifts.

There are just so many rules: Only spend $3. Make sure it’s P.C. Don’t forget that Jim in accounting isn’t eating sugar right now. Here, ten easy-to-find gifts that will make you the talk of the water cooler.

Bath Kit

Mini Spa Package

For the mother of three who could use a little pampering. This kit comes with a hot cleanser, a hydrating mask and a luxurious muslin cloth to make her bathroom feel like an oasis.

Walgreens ($15)

Catbird Earrings

Sleeping Kitty Studs

Because there’s always that one friend who's obsessed with cats.

Catbird ($14)

Beer Snob Glass

Punchy Beer Glass

For snob. (Pick up his or her favorite libations at Walgreens while you’re at it.)

Easy, Tiger ($12 each)

iHome Speaker11

Bluetooth iHome Speaker

The perfect gift for the office manager who plans all the birthday parties and has an affinity for Taylor Swift. (We concur. She rules.)

Walgreens ($29.99)

Micro Drone

Micro Drone

We’ll never understand the obsession, but we’ll bet money that a toy drone will go over well with the kiddos and adult men alike.

Walgreens ($30, available in store)


Punny Pencils

Your editor friend will be tickled pink.

Earmark (from $7)


Clever Pins


Pintrill ($12)


Cozy Holiday Drinks

This set has you covered with everything from tea and coffee grinds to a double-chocolate hot cocoa mix. So they don’t have to run out when they, well, run out.

Walgreens ($15, available in store)


Strange Love Candle

Give this to your best friend (and no one else).

Typo ($20)

Hazlenut Chocolate11

Hazelnut Chocolate

And on the card: “Happy Holidays. Remember: Calories accumulated in December don’t count. XOXO.”

Walgreens ($9, available in store)

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