10 Affordable Secret Santa Gift Ideas

Article by Dezimey Kum

Gifts are a quintessential part of the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate Christmas than a gift exchange ? Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition which has been adopted around the world by many families and friends. It involves getting a group of people together drawing a name to give anonymous gifts within a group. One of the best parts is getting to guess who your Secret Santa was! Websites such as  https://www.elfster.com/, have replaced the traditional drawing of paper from hats for a more tech savvy and foolproof event. Elfster even allows you to add a wishlist to help your Secret Santa out.

When buying a Secret Santa gift, there is no need for the present to be expensive or elaborate, there are usually supposed to be inexpensive but fun and a nice gesture. If you are struggling to find a gift that isn’t way over your budget, take a look below at the various christmas gifts we have compiled  to get your inspiration flowing.



Ugly Christmas Sweater


Yes. The name might sound unpleasing, but getting decked out in the ridiculously tacky Christmas sweaters does have its charm and has made a major comeback which is one of the highlights of the holiday season. They’re easy to wear and get cozy in: a perfect gift for someone who loves comfort.

Link: https://www.forever21.com/us/shop/Catalog/Product/f21/promo-ugly-sweater-collection/2000240769



Stationery supplies


Stylish and unique, stationery supplies are a way to step up your Secret Santa game in an affordable way. Keep your friends and family organized and on top of their work in the savviest of ways.

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If you do not want to settle down for a store-bought gift, try filling up a goodie bag or jar with festive candy. Let the holly, jolly spirit of the season take ahold of your Secret Santa by giving them these sweet treats!

Link: http://club.chicacircle.com/santa-and-elf-hat-candy-jars/




Let your Secret Santa enjoy delicious cup of hot chocolate or an invigorating mug of coffee a  stylish Christmas mug! A perfect gift someone who wants to toast to the holiday cheer.

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Christmas Socks



Embrace the Christmas spirit with some crazy fun holiday socks! A great gift to pair up with an ugly Christmas sweater. Rock around the Christmas tree in your new holiday-themed outfit.

Link: http://www2.hm.com/en_asia5/productpage.0596545002.html





Homemade cookies are one of the quickest, easiest, and tastiest gifts you can give to your Secret Santa. Make their holiday super sweet by baking these tasty delights.

Link: http://www.glorioustreats.com/2010/12/christmas-cookies-and-cute-packaging.html




Go the extra mile with a seasonal scented candle to fill your Secret Santa’s home with Christmassy scents.The aromatic smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla, will sure have them feeling the merry moment.  

Link: https://www.fleurdeforce.com/2011/11/three-of-best-christmas-candles.html



Bath Bombs


Why not stop at Lush and let your Secret Santa slip into the tub with these fizzy balls of kaleidoscope colors. Packed with natural essential oils, it’s one to nourish anyone’s mind and body.

Link: https://www.lush.com/

Coloring book



Coloring books aren’t just for kids anymore. If your Secret Santa is in need of some rest and relaxation or wants to add a little splash of color to their life, you can’t go wrong with an adult coloring book gift.

Link: https://www.nationalbookstore.com/magical-jungle-an-inky-expedition-and-coloring-book-for-adults



Hot Chocolate Mix Ornaments


These little and pretty christmas ornaments can be hung on a Christmas tree or be served as a hot cup of cocoa. Just use a clear round glass ornament (make sure to wash them thoroughly), grab a funnel, and add your desired cocoa mix.  

Link: https://sprinklesomefun.com/2012/12/hot-cocoa-mix-ornaments.html