Whether you’re looking for a good secret Santa gift or looking for inspiration for your own, here are some great ideas that are sure to be winners.
Earrings are an excellent gift for anyone on your list. They are small and easy to carry, which makes them great gifts for women (and men), teens, and even kids.
Unless you know exactly what kind of earrings they like best, it’s a good idea to go with a basic pair that you can find almost anywhere: hoop earrings or studs in silver or gold will work well because they are so versatile.
The other option is to go for the novelty! Afterall, you’re not going to get a great pair of earrings and keep within most secret Santa budgets (often £10 or £15). Shein have a great range of super cheap earrings, such as these freaky pigeon ones. Who doesn’t love pigeons? Hmm…
2. A notebook, journal or diary
A cute notebook will go down well with lots of people. Most people love the idea of writing more, even if they’re never going to actually do it in practice. That’s not on them though, not you!
If you’re not sure what exactly your giftee uses their notebooks for, it’s always safe to go with something generic. Try and pick a design that matches with their hobbies or interests. If you’ve got a bit more of an idea as to what they might use it for, then by all means go for a journal, diary or even a sketchbook.
3. A funny mug
A great mug is a gift that keeps on giving. It can be used in the morning, and then again at night. It doesn’t rip or tear, so it lasts forever! Okay, at the end of the day though it will still be a mug. But at least it’s functional.
A funny saying or picture on your mug may be all the receiver needs to start the day off right. If you want to go the extra mile, pick out a color that matches their favorite outfit or accent piece in their home decor. You could also choose one that says something about them—like “world’s best boss” if they are your boss, for example! Bonus points if they’re a fan of the The Office. This will show that you truly care about this person and want them to have something useful, as well as thoughtful and meaningful.
A practical mug with an insulated cover is another option if you aren’t sure what type of gift this person might like best (or if they’re not into fancy cups). The lid keeps drinks hot for hours without burning hands when removing it from its place on top of its container; plus there’s no need for napkins because no drips will occur while enjoying hot chocolate during winter months!
4. Insulated bottle/flask
Speaking of insulation, how about an insulated water bottle or flask? Particularly appropriate at this time of year whilst it’s bloody FREEZING.
A good insulated water bottle is an awesome gift for your Secret Santa. It’ll keep the liquid cool and refreshing, so they can sip on it throughout the day. Plus, you can get them a really cute one that they’ll love using!
5. Cosy socks
Another great one for this time of year. They’re cheap and easy to buy, so you don’t have to worry about spending too much money on your Secret Santa recipient. If they wear the same size as you, they can use your socks too! Nope, that’s weird.
If you’re going to get socks, just make them interesting. Don’t get them black socks. Get them socks with their partner’s face printed on them. Or even these slippers, that make it look like you’re being eaten by a shark.
6. A phone case
A phone case is a great gift because it’s something that most people need, but don’t always think to buy. You can find a variety of cases for all different types of phones, so you should have no problem finding something that fits your friend’s needs. If you want to go above and beyond, pick up something unique from Etsy or Amazon. Just make sure it fits their phone model correctly!
Try and go for a design that will be personal to them. Maybe something to do with a TV show they like. Or even better – go a step further and get a custom printed phone case with something truly personal to them.
7. Miniature cookbook
A miniature cookbook is a great gift for someone who loves to cook, or for anyone who just wants to learn how. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, but packed with delicious recipes that will make you want one of everything on the table. You can choose a traditional cookbook, or opt for something more unique like a collection of favorite recipes from friends and family. If you want to go all out with this Secret Santa gift, get them their very own recipe box that doubles as an ornament!
8. Fancy tea, coffee, or cocoa sampler.
A fancy tea, coffee, or cocoa sampler is the perfect Secret Santa gift for your coworker who’s a bit of a foodie. This person will love being able to try out new drinks that he or she may not have bought on his or her own. Plus, there’s no risk of running out of ideas when you pick this option: there are tons of different kinds on the market!
In addition to being thoughtful and useful, this gift also has built-in social aspects—your recipient can invite other coworkers over for tea parties where they can sample new flavors together.
If you really want to go above and beyond with this choice (and we recommend it), consider buying some extra mugs so that everyone can take their cup home with them at the end of the party.
9. Christmas condoms
Christmas condoms are a great gift for your secret Santa. They’re festive, fun, and will make him or her think about you all year long… maybe.
The person who receives these Christmas condoms will be filled with joy when they open them up on Christmas morning! Of course, thanks to us, you can get condoms printed with whatever you want on the packets.
10. Stationery set with a pen and paper.
Honestly, we’ve plugged our condoms and we’re clutching at straws now. But how about a boring stationery set? It’s a great gift because it can be used for many different occasions, both personal and professional. If your Secret Santa recipient needs to send out some holiday cards, they’ll have everything they need to get the job done. A stationery set is also useful for writing down ideas and thoughts that come to mind throughout the day. And if you want them to leave you a note after they’ve finished their shift at work, treat them with a nice pen so they don’t forget!
If you’re feeling particularly generous this year, consider purchasing one of those fancy newfangled pens that can do all sorts of neat tricks—like write upside-down! But if your budget isn’t quite up there yet (or if this person already has an unlimited supply of such pens), there are plenty of other options available at different price points depending on how much luxury is desired by whoever receives it as their Secret Santa gift.
We hope that our list has helped you find the perfect secret Santa gift for someone special. Remember, there is no right or wrong present and it’s all about making the other person happy. The only thing to keep in mind is to make sure that your gift is not too expensive and doesn’t break the bank!