Secret Santa gatherings and parties can either be a great opportunity to have fun or your biggest nightmare. This is because you don’t have control over who you have to buy a gift for and, therefore, you might end up not knowing the person too well. Our 25 secret Santa gift ideas are here to help you out in picking the perfect gift. We’ve selected only those that serve a general purpose, that can apply to pretty much everyone regardless of age, gender, or other factors.
#1 Savvy Infusion® Infuser Water Bottle
We start our list of Secret Santa gift ideas with a practical gift anyone can enjoy. A water bottle is something that everybody needs one at some point. Plus, this is no ordinary bottle, being perfect for a sip during an exercise session or for a fun and easy way to drink some fruit-infused water.
#2 Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
Skincare is something that should concern everybody, regardless of age and occupation. But this is the kind of gift that will definitely hit its target if your receiver is a woman. It’s general enough to fit and complete enough of a set to be really useful.
#3 Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer for Office/Home Use, MWBLK
What’s worse than cold coffee? If you’re at the office and want a fix for that, though, this warmer is neat. It warms up your mug and, thus, the coffee inside. This coffee warmer is a timely gift, as there’s nothing better than sipping warm coffee all day during the cold winter months.
#4 Savvy Coffee French Press Coffee Maker
Speaking of coffee; if you have enough money to spare and you’re feeling generous toward your gift receiver, you can go for other such accessories. Make it special by picking a French press one, made from stainless steel that can stand up to intense use and stress.
#5 Boogie Board LCD Writing Tablet
A proper tablet might be a tad too expensive for Secret Santa gift ideas, which is why we recommend this alternative. It’s perfect for people that mostly use their devices to type and organize stuff to begin with.
#6 Westminster Newton’s Cradle
It’s a desk decoration about as classic as the framed family photo that you longingly stare at as you work over your usual hours. This Newton’s cradle looks excellent on top of any desk. Most of all, though, it makes for a nice and quick distraction when you need to take a break from work.
#7 Over The Hill Extra Large Playing Cards
Bet a set of playing cards wasn’t exactly on this list in your mind. Well, anything works as a gift, really. Especially if it’s Secret Santa gift ideas we’re talking about. And especially if it’s an original and creative take on something that everyone can enjoy. Take these cards, which are double the size of average ones. Cool, right?
#8 Circleware Yorkshire Glass Beverage Drink Dispenser
It seems that these days, everyone’s swapped their usual glasses for glass jars and straws instead. But what about the drink dispenser trend? Get this to someone who would like an easier way to pour into their glass a drink – any drink. Just to make it feel fancier.
#9 3M Scotch Kitty Dispenser
Scotch dispensers are usually never too high on the essential office supplies list. But they always prove to be incredibly useful when you have one. Add to this how gosh darn cute this kitty-shaped dispenser is, and you have one awesome Secret Santa gift!
#10 Got Me Tipsy Funny Coffee Mug
Mugs. What would we do without them? Everyone drinks something in the morning, whether that’s coffee, tea, or a juice blend. Either way, they should let everyone know they’re off limits until this mug reaches a certain level. It’s one of those novel Secret Santa gift ideas that can’t go wrong!
#11 DeskMate 24 Desktop Flip Office Signs
Speaking of desk distractions: these flip office signs are perfect for passive-aggressive communication with whoever visits you while you’re working. Some will tell your colleagues to go away while others will be inviting and quirky.
#12 BigMouth Inc. The Big Dill Pickle Mug
This is a mug that’s more on the weird side. It contains a pun scribbled on the surface and a pretty creatively interesting handle. It a great Secret Santa gift for the office clown!
#13 NPW-USA Sound Machine, 16 Hilarious Sound Effects
Does anyone really need a gift like this? Not exactly, but it sure can come in handy when you least expect it. This is nothing more than a sound machine with sixteen different humoristic sounds effects on the board.
#14 Palermo Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer
Here’s something a bit more on the practical side. In the kitchen, precision is key. And sometimes, this requires being extra mindful of temperatures, otherwise everything goes downhill. Offer someone the opportunity to create the perfect dish with this thermometer.
#15 Colorful Glass Icicle Christmas Ornaments by Oriental Trading
Want to help someone decorate their Christmas tree this year or next year? Just become an “ornament donor” then! These glass icicle tree decorations are, as the name suggests, pretty fancy. They will look extremely nice in any decorative combination and they will also carry lots of memories. And what more could you ask from a Secret Santa gift idea?
#16 Sou Color Changing LED Mood Cube
Although this is a cool idea in concept, we don’t imagine it actually changes based on mood. That would be genuine magic, right? Either way, it’s a nice addition on the top of a desk in anyone’s household, so if you want to go with a unique decorative item, here’s your winner.
#17 Savvy Coffee Handheld Milk Frother Wand with Stand
In a time when companies manufacture so many different coffee makers, is it possible to create variety for your morning routine? We say yes since anyone can achieve the cool frothy milk coffee effect that only baristas seemed to master. It’s no secret – it’s just something like this aerolatte milk frother.
#18 Solar Powered Dancing Pigglet Xmas Party
Although the name says this is a gift for kids, given that it’s a dancing potty pig reading a newspaper, all we have to say is: why can’t adults bask in the glory of this wondrous piece? Again, here’s one of the Secret Santa gift ideas which can make a piece of décor that will make a statement.
#19 Where’s My Stuff? Sign Pointers by MyGift
Looking for your keys, looking for your phone, looking for your remote control… We probably spend a quarter of our lives searching for stuff we’ve misplaced. Cartoons come to reality with these arrow sign reminder rings. Place your cherished item inside and find them with ease. Voila!
#20 Novelty Mug by SpreadPassion
If you’re really feeling simultaneously uncreative and a little bit quirky, go with this self-aware gift. It’s a mug – again – but this time it’s one with a pleasant sense of irony. Everyone will think it was such a self-aware, clever idea.
#21 Mustard Magnetic Paperclip Holder
Speaking of creativity, does it shine any better than in the case of a unicorn-shaped paper clip holder? It’s as loony as it is amazing, so please make someone’s day with this fantastic present. It happens to be one of the very useful Secret Santa gift ideas as well!
#22 Banberry Designs Flameless Flickering LED Candles
Candles melt away. And so do the memories shared between the person who gave the gift and the person who received it. Putting the drama aside, these flameless LED candles are a great replacement for the much-more-common natural candle gifts. Grab this set, wrap it up, and make yourself stand out!
#23 Ridley’s Games Room Brain Teasers
A little bit of fun never hurt anyone. It’s all the better when a gift like this comes from a work colleague since it sort of serves as a reminder of the lives we lead outside of the office. These games are entertaining, but also very stimulating, so that your brain stays young.
#24 Streamline Porcelain Dachshund Letter Organizer
Does anyone remember that these little dachshund statues have an actual purpose? If not, you know now. It’s a useful gift which lets the receiver get a better control of their notes, letters, and other likewise paper items.
#25 Army Man Bottle Opener by One Hundred 80 Degrees
Last but not least, everyone has to open a bottle at some point, right? Whether it’s for a beer or a soda pop. It’s a small gift, really, but it has a lot of personality. We guarantee the person will think of you when opening that lid.
Finally, those were our 25 secret Santa gift ideas. We came up with the recs, but we’ll leave the most difficult task to you still: narrowing down the list and deciding which one of these items will be your final choice. Good luck, wrap it nicely, and donțt forget to let us know what you went with!