Shhh! Don’t say anything just quite yet. It’s time for your annual Secret Santa gift exchange! Here are some really fun ideas anyone will be happy to get.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas is upon us (already?!?) and that means it’s time to start thinking about Secret Santa.
For those who don’t know or may need a little bit of a refresher on what it’s all about, Secret Santa is a holiday tradition where people exchange gifts anonymously. It can be with family members, your friend group, your office co-workers – or any group of important people in your life.How to “Play” Secret Santa (aka The Rules)
There really aren’t official rules Secret Santa so as long as the folks in your group don’t know “who got them” you’re pretty much good to go. However, if you need a little direction on how to play Secret Santa here’s a quick way to get the ball rolling.
First, each person participating in the game will need to write their name on a piece of paper and then fold it up so that it can’t be seen! Next, all of the slips of paper should be placed into a hat, bowl – whatever. Each person will take turns choosing a piece of paper out of the hat. Once everyone has had a chance to pick a name out of the hat, each person will need to secretly find out what their “Secret Santa” would like for Christmas. This can be done by asking friends and family members, or even taking a peek at their Christmas list!
However, many of us don’t provide what we want to it’s up to you to come up with something that’ll work perfectly for person on your slip of paper. Just remember, the point of the game is to keep your identity a secret, so be sure to wrap up the gifts well. On Christmas day, everyone will take turns opening their gifts and guess who their official Secret Santa was!Fun Tips & Ideas For Secret Santa Gifts
Here are some tips for making your Secret Santa experience the best it can be:
1. Set a budget. This will help you avoid overspending on your gift.
2. Think about the interests of the person you’re buying for. What do they like? What would they use?
3. Get creative! A unique and thoughtful gift is always appreciated.
4. Wrap your gift nicely…or totally odd and strange. This is part of the fun!
5. Include a card with your name and a holiday message if you want to give away your identity!
On top of all the other gift ideas you have to come up with this holiday, now you have to worry about finding the perfect present for your Secret Santa exchange. Well, don’t sweat it because we’ve come up with some really unique ideas that’ll make anyone on your list pretty psyched to have you as their very own Santa Claus this year.
1. The Hydro Flask Travel Mug
This is the mug to end all mugs! One of the top-sellers of the year, this Hydro Flask will keep your hot beverages nice and hot for up to 6 hours and your cold beverages cold for up to 24 hours. It’s like a miracle. This one comes in a variety of cool colors too like pacific blue, pink, lilac, stainless steel, grey, black, and more.
2. The SLIP Silk Pillowcase For Anti-Aging
It’s the pillowcase that’s been going viral! The SLIP silk pillowcase helps to reduce wrinkles, reduce hair frizz, reduce dry skin and so much more. It comes in a bunch of color options too.
3. The Schitt’s Creek Coloring Book
Now you can officially bring your “Ew, David!” to life with this comical Schitt’s Creek coloring book. It’s the perfect pick for the ultimate fan.
4. The Music Lover: Recycled Record Drink Coasters
This is perfect for anyone who loves music (who doesn’t?!) and doesn’t want to mess up their tables with drink rings! These upcycled record coasters come 6 to a set and are a perfect conversation piece.
5. The Tabletop Corn Hole
If you can’t make it outside to play, stay warm indoors and play this wooden tabletop version of the uber-addictive game! It’s perfect for adults and kids alike.
6. The Vionic Plush Slippers
These were named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and, well, Oprah can’t be wrong! These slippers are super soft, cozy, and a must have this season. These come in black, tan, pink, and ivory.
7. The 100 Movies Bucket List ‘Scratch Off’ Poster
They may think they’ve seen every one of the best movies of all time, but have they really? Now they can scratch off each movie once they’ve watched it. Super fun and can even be hung up on the wall.
8. The Set of 2 Avocado Huggers
The absolute best way to keep your avocado protected if you’re not going to eat the whole thing. We usually eat the whole thing (as we are obsessed with all things avocado) but slip these silicone sleeves to slip right over one half and they’ll last so much longer!
9. The Official Friendship Bracelet
It’s one of Pura Vida’s top selling bracelets and you can either keep it for yourself, split it with your BFF, or even split it with multiple friends.
10. The Instant Minute Mimosa Kit
Once they have their favorite champagne, all they’ll have to do is drop one of these flavor cubes in and, within one minute, they’ll have a uniquely flavored drink.
11. The Golden Girls Mini Magnet Set
Picture it, your refrigerator. 2022. Perfect for the ultimate Golden Girls fan, this mini magnet set comes with everything you need to decorate your fridge like none other!
12. The Build Your Own Cheeseboard
If they love to entertain they’ll love this super easy to follow DIY cheese board. It clearly states some helpful diagrams so you know what goes where and make your presentation award-worthy.
13. The Carry On ‘Moscow Mule’ Cocktail Kit
Why wait for the flight attendant to get around the making you your favorite cocktail? Now you can pretty much make it on your own right at your seat (or desk at work).
14. The Homesick Hand-Poured Candle (Choose Your State)
A really cool option for those that no longer live at home or, you know, just get a little homesick from time to time. You can choose the state they’re from or the place they’re really missing.
15. The Game of Phones Scavenger Hunt
This one is super fun and comes with 100 different game cards so you and your friends can use your phone to complete tasks, get points, and have a blast!
16. Aaron’s Crazy Glow in the Dark Unicorn Thinking Putty
Because, let’s face it, everyone is stressed out these days and some glow-in-the-dark magical unicorn stress putty will just make anyone feel better.
17. The SipCaddy Portable Cup Holder
Now they can bring their wine pretty much anywhere they go, you know, like the bathtub! Don’t worry beer fans, this will also hold your bottle too!
18. The Ice Cream “Freeze” Bowl
How terrible is it when your ice cream turns into warm soup when you don’t eat it fast enough? Sure, we don’t have that problem, but so many people do. Simply place this right in the freezer and your ice cream will stay nice and cold (and at the perfect temp) for hours.
19. The DIY Fortune Cookie Kit
It’s a super fun (and yummy) activity you can do yourself or with your family and friends! The easy-to-follow kit has everything you need to make your own delicious fortune cookies.
20. The DIY Lip Balm Making Kit
DIY Gift Kits
A super fun one for the kiddos, this 73-piece lip balm making kit comes with just about everything they’ll need to make their own unique balms for either themselves, to gift, or even to sell!
21. The Kiehl’s ‘Ultimate Man’ Body Scrub Soap
Sure it’s random we’re adding soap to our list, but we’re obsessed with it. Not only does it leave your skin feel amazing, but it’s like you’re exfoliating while you’re scrubbing all at the same time…which we all could use. Total top seller!
22. The ‘Work From Home’ Bingo Game
Anyone else been working from home?! We might as well have a little laugh and some fun with this official Work From Home bingo game.
Secret Santa Gifts For Your CoWorkers
The Secret Santa game is usually most popular within your office since, let’s face it, no one really knows what to gift the guy/gal who sits next to you. We’ve curated a short list of some of the best ideas specific for your coworker that’s actually kind of funny and something they may actually use. All of these are currently under $25 and some are on sale right now too!
For Your Friends
If you have the type of friend who has everything already and you got them in your Secret Santa game, get them a little something that’ll make them laugh. Will they use all of these? Meh. Will they laugh? Yes. All of these are currently under $20!
For Her (Adult)
Unsure of what to get her and want to save a little all at the same time? We’ve curated the top three ideas that are perfect for just about any of the women you get on your list.
For Him (Adult)
What do you gift the guy who already has it all? These are perfect go-to gift ideas for just about any guy this Christmas.
Typically kids are easy to shop for (hello toys!), but if y