13 Secret Santa Gifts for the Home That Anyone Would Appreciate

You wait all year for your office’s secret Santa. Which makes it extra ironic that you still haven’t figured out your gift yet. Fear not, there’s still plenty of time to rush order one of these gorgeous (and useful!) home goods and knock this thing out of the park.

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Urban Outfitters

1. A Potted Plant

Fun fact: Houseplants can literally improve your mood. (Perfect for Crabby Sue at the front desk—or you know, anyone.)

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Courtesy of Canvas Home

2. Vintage-inspired Mugs

For any notorious coffee drinker, pair these pretty mugs with a great bag of beans.

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3. Artisanal Olive Oil

Perfect for the home cook, Brightland's fancy extra virgin olive oil is produced in California and comes in a display-worthy (and UV-protected) container.

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4. Brass Serving Spoons

We say, tie this stunning set with ribbon and skip the wrapping entirely.  

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Courtesy of Over the Moon

5. Personalized Playing Cards

Add your coworker’s initial to these festive watercolor face cards for a totally knockout gift.

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marigold throw blanket
Courtesy of H&M

6. A Cozy Throw

Faux furs/tartan throws are pretty predictable. But this soft and stunning marigold number on the other hand...

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Courtesy of Food52

7. Elevated Cheese Storage

Psst: Storing cheese in plastic isn’t actually the best way to preserve it—try these “cheese vaults” instead.

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8. A Thoughtful Gift Card

Gift cards aren’t typically the most heartfelt—but a voucher for Artifact Uprising, where you can print personal photos and books, makes the gesture personal. Bonus points: Even the card itself is gorg.

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Courtesy of Barneys NY

9. A Stylish Candle

Pair this Diptyque wintery scent (and arguably, decor staple) with a cute matchbook set for a universally crowd-pleasing gift.

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10. A Classic Backgammon Set

Rejoice! She only looks like she costs a small fortune.

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11. A Diffuser Trio

Between the ultra-chic glass packaging and the three festive scents, this petite diffuser trio is sure to please your hardest-to-shop-for coworker. 

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West Elm

12. A Vanity Storage Box

A modern jewelry storage box for the person with a penchant for lots of bits and baubles.

secret santa home decor gifts salt and pepper shakers
Williams Sonoma

13. Salt And Pepper Shakers

Everyone has salt and pepper in their kitchen, so why not upgrade their dinner parties with these marble and brass shakers that put the plastic store-bought bottles to shame.

Additional reporting by Pamela Masin


Home Editor

From 2014-2019 Grace Beuley Hunt held the role of Home Editor covering interior design, styling, trends and more.