ideas for secret Santa gifts

Ideas for Secret Santa Gifts

Secret Santa gift Ideas

Ideas for Secret Santa gifts

Secret Santa gifts are a tradition in some families, workplaces, and friend groups. Don’t stress this year – check out these Secret Santa gift ideas!

Whether you’ve chosen a name in your Secret Santa office group, or you’re looking for those perfect Secret Santa gifts for friends, this list will get your gears turning and help you find that perfect gift!

First up, we’ll be getting those Secret Santa gift ideas going. There are gifts in many different price ranges. If you’re not sure how Secret Santa works, there’s an explanation toward the end!

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Secret Santa Present Ideas

1. Adult Coloring Book

Check out this Adult Coloring Book with animal designs.

Or, if you have a Disney fan in your group there’s this gorgeous Disney coloring book for adults.

Coloring books for adults have been all the rage for a few years now. How couldn’t they be? They’re so relaxing!

2. Premium Colored Pencils

Whether you’re buying an adult coloring book, or your recipient likes journaling or drawing on their own, these colored pencils will be perfect!

3. 52 Lists for Happiness: Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy

If you know someone that enjoys making lists or journaling, this is the perfect gift for them. Check it out!

4. Cord Organizer

I can assure you cord organizers will be a hit with most people on your list. Our “cord drawer” has become significantly more organized and less tangled since we got them! It’s also great for headphones and things in a gym bag! Get it here!

5. Foodie Dice

The perfect gift for your favorite chef, Foodie Dice! By rolling the dice, you can get one of 186,000 different combinations of meal ideas! Get it here!

6. Light Saber Umbrella

This light saber umbrella would be perfect for any Star Wars fan. Get it here!

Secret Santa gift ideas

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7. Mini Humidifier

This mini humidifier is perfect for the office! With winter being such a dry season, if your Secret Santa works in an office or a setting that would accommodate it, this is the perfect gift! Get it here!

8. Charging Station Dock

This Bamboo Charging Station Dock can hold and charge multiple devices. It’s perfect for someone who loves organization…or someone who could use a little more organization in their lives. Get it here!

9. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

This fruit infuser water bottle is a great gift for someone that is loves flavored water, or is looking to kick the soda or sugary drink habit! Get it here!

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10. Phone Camera Lens Kit

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves photography, this phone camera lens kit will be their new bff. Get it here!

11. Homesick Scented Candle

A homesick scented candle is perfect for anyone on your list that has moved from out of state. Comes in states, cities, and other memories (like “birthday party,” for example). Get it here!

12. Beard Grooming & Trimming Kit

A beard grooming and trimming kit is great for anyone that is proud of their beard! Beards are pretty serious business, after all! Get it here!

13. Geometric Hanging Planter

This super cool hanging planter vase is beautiful for any setting! Get it here!

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14. Himalayan Salt Lamp

Himalayan salt lamps are said to be relaxing while they purify and clean the air, among many other things. Get it here!

15. New Phone, Who Dis? Game

New Phone, Who Dis? comes from the same creators of the super popular (and super fun) What Do You Meme? game. Honestly, these types of games are so much fun, you may even end up playing it at your Secret Santa gift exchange! Get it here!

16. O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream

Guys, I’m going to tell you my latest winter dry hands secret: O’Keeffe’s Working Hands lotion. My hands usually get extremely dry in the winter.

Like, dry to the point of the skin cracking and sometimes bleeding.

Every year I use tons of different lotions and it works a little bit, but I haven’t found anything like O’Keeffe’s. This is no bs. Get this for anyone who uses or washes their hands a lot, and get one for yourself. You’ll be happy you did! Get it here!

17. A Throw Blanket

You can never go wrong with a throw blanket for anyone on your list! Get it here!

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18. Glass Teapot with flowering teas

This glass teapot comes with two different teas that you can watch turn into flowers in the pot as it steeps! It’s also great for loose leaf teas. Get it here!

Secret Santa Work Ideas

Now, these gifts can definitely work for anyone, but they are definitely perfect for co-workers!

19. Knock Knock Nifty Notes

These Nifty Notes come in many different themes, such as “WTF” and “Office Citation” (among a bunch of others). There are some that pack plenty of snark, so make sure to judge appropriately for the setting! Get it here!

20. Whiteboard Desktop Computer Pad

This whiteboard computer pad is perfect for taking quick notes while you work, or reminders of appointments and deadlines. Get it here!

21. Milton’s Red Swingline Stapler

Milton’s red stapler is a must have for any Office Space fan. Get it here!

22. Deskmate Desk Signs

These desk signs come with messages that will help your coworkers know if they should let you focus on something, or if they’re available to be distracted. Get it here!

23. Knock Knock To Accomplish Sticky Notes

These sticky notes will help anyone stay organized! Get it here!

Secret Santa gifts for coworkers

How does Secret Santa work?

This is just a super duper quick overview of Secret Santa. I have a complete guide to Secret Santa Rules, including some fun twists you can add to the game! Check it out here!

If you haven’t been a part of a Secret Santa gift exchange, here’s a quick rundown of how everything typically works…

First, you gather a group of people. Typically these are family members, or coworkers, or maybe even a friend group.

Once you have your participants, you write down everyone’s name on a piece of paper. An alternative to this, is you can have each person write their own name on a piece of paper along with a few ideas of what they’d like to receive.

I have played it both ways – writing down ideas for gifts for myself and not writing them down. I find both ways fun, it just depends on your group.

If the group you’re working with isn’t necessarily close enough to everyone else in the group to be able to guess what to get someone, you may want each person to write down some ideas.

Whichever you decide, at the end you will put all the names in a bag, a bowl, a hat, etc. and each person will draw a name. If someone draws their own name, they should put it back in the bag and draw again!

The only thing left to do is to set a budget – which you should probably talk over with other participants to make sure everyone is on the same page – along with a date to exchange gifts.

Rules to Secret Santa

Aside from the guidelines above, the only other thing you’ll want to plan out is how you’ll exchange gifts.

One way is obviously everyone giving their gift to the intended recipient.

Another option, is to have everyone put only the names of the recipient on the gift tags, and leave the “From” area blank. Then, when the person gets and opens their gift, they have to guess who gave it to them!

Need your coworkers, family, or friends to give you some inspiration? Grab this FREE Secret Santa Survey below! Just print it out and give it to all the participants!

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