The 30 Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $25
Being an awesome gift giver is great. Being an awesome gift giver without spending an arm and a leg is better. Way better. If you're taking part in a secret Santa gift exchange this year that has a budget of $25 or less, we know it can be a bit tricky to find something that won't be tossed in the junk drawer. So we scoured the web to find budget-friendly items suitable for every person you could have drawn—like home office decor for a co-worker, cozy items to get through winter for a family member, or funny games for a friend. Keep scrolling for the 30 best secret Santa gifts anyone will be happy to open during the Zoom party.
1. A Mini Waffle Maker
For the co-worker who always eats breakfast on the Monday morning Zoom call
The best reason not to skip breakfast.
2. Misby Coffee Mug Warmer
For the mom who reheats her coffee in the microwave
Don't you just hate it when your coffee is lukewarm?
3. BEST OF DERMSTORE HOLIDAY EDIT
For the beauty-obsessed cousin
Have a skincare junkie on your list? Get them this curated holiday set from Dermstore. It features $107-worth of products from brands like Sunday Riley, First Aid Beauty and Naturopathica, for just $20. (Yup, you read that right).
4. Nekmit Dual Port Ultra Thin Flat USB Wall Charger
For the family member who always buys new gadgets
Because no one should have to choose between charging their iPhone or iPad. This gadget can handle both.
5. Leather Earphone Organizers
For the friend who shared their Spotify 'Year in Review'
FYI: Seven bucks gets you 10 of these little guys, so you can spread the wealth.
6. MOMOHO The Smallest Mini Bluetooth Speaker
For the person who likes to breakout the music in any situation
Bring on the dance parties.
7. YETI RAMBLER 12 OZ. COLSTER SLIM CAN INSULATOR
For the White Claw drinker
Have you ever tried to use a regular koozie on a slim can? Yeah, it doesn’t work too well. But this slim can insulator from YETI fits perfectly, to keep that hard seltzer ice cold until the last drop.
8. SUN-E Succulents
For the co-worker who just bought a desk
So damn cute. (And tiny enough to keep on an office desk.)
9. USAGA 20 Fingers Head Massager
For the person who misses the spa
Technically for headache relief, but we’ve never said no to a midday head scratch.
10. WALLET NINJA
For the uncle who's always renovating
Handy types will love this smartly designed multi-tool with 18 functions—from a screwdriver tip to a bottle opener. Plus, it’s the size of a credit card so it can easily be stowed in their wallet.
11. Herschel Supply Co. Eye Mask
For the new mom who needs shut eye in the afternoon
Quality shut-eye, right this way.
12. Vistatroy Rhinestone Evening Bag
For the budding fashion influencer
Elegant and fits all of your evening essentials.
13. HE SAID, SHE SAID “AWESOME LIVES HERE” MOTEL STYLE KEYCHAIN
For the person who wears slogan T-shirts
A little inspiration never hurt anybody.
14. White Marble Cheese Slicer
For the hostess who can't wait to get back to throwing parties
Looks way more expensive than it is. (The best kind of gift.)
15. IMEE MINI ROSE GOLD WATERING CAN
For the plant lover
The long, thin nozzle makes it easy to water right at the base of the plant (and not the floor alongside the pot).
16. Milk Bar Compost Cookie Mix
For the sugar fiend
Sure, $17 for cookie mix seems a little steep, but once you’ve tried Milk Bar’s Compost Cookies, you’ll understand why it’s worth every penny.
17. Stewart & Claire Negroni Lip Balm
For your happy hour partner-in-crime
In flavors like Old Fashioned and Negroni, these are a far cry from the Lip Smackers of yesteryear.
18. SUNNYLIFE CHARADES MINI GAME
For the friend who always wants to play a game on Zoom
Christmas week at the lake house just got way more fun. (Wine will also help.)
19. Hershey's All Time Greats Chocolate Set
For the snacker who loves Halloween candy
Good luck not eating the whole bag in one sitting.
21. CHATBOOKS PHOTO BOOK
For the scrapbooker
Where else would your roommates commemorate all your quarantine shenanigans?
22. JACOBSEN SALT CO. CHILI LIME SALT
For the person who became a mixologist in quarantine
Prove to your brunch crew that homemade Bloody Marys can be just as good as the real thing (especially with a chile lime salt rim).
23. NIKE MEN'S KNIT TECH TOUCH GLOVES
For the runner in the family
Now your dad has no excuse to not text you back in a timely manner.
24. CHIARA CHOPSTICK SET
For the person who has a sushi spot on speed dial
If you and your childhood BFF are taking your usual holiday sushi date at home this year, pull out these gilded chopsticks when you sit down to your spicy tuna rolls. She’ll think of you every time she uses them.
25. ‘FLORAL LIBATIONS: 41 FRAGRANT DRINKS + INGREDIENTS’ BY CASSIE WINSLOW
For the home decorator who loves a fancy cocktail
The finishing touch to your aunt’s Martha Stewart-level bar cart. Just make her promise to give you the first cocktail.
26. SHARPER IMAGE NECK AND SHOULDER WRAP
For the person whose been working from their couch
Long hours behind a computer screen don’t bode well for the neck. Gift this heated wrap to your girlfriend to help relieve some of that tension.
27. EVERLANE CASHMERE SCRUNCHIE
For the friend who loves a high pony
Is there anything more luxurious?
28. THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOUSE PLANTS AND OTHER GREENERY BY EMMA SIBLEY
For the aunt who bought her first Monstera
This book contains info on the 60 most popular houseplants and how to help each of them thrive. Plus, just think how cute it’ll look displayed on a coffee table.
29. STOJO 16-OUNCE BIGGIE COLLAPSIBLE CUP
For the cousin who’s back in the office
This collapsible cup transports their morning coffee and folds down to practically nothing for the commute home.