The holidays will be here before you know it, which means your office holiday party is just around the corner, too. It's time to start brainstorming secret Santa gift ideas so you can pick something out without waiting until the last minute, wrap it in your prettiest holiday paper, and sneak it into your coworker's office unnoticed. I know it might sound stressful, but don't dread it. Secret Santa gift exchanges actually can be a ton of fun.
Picking out secret Santa gifts, however, is a little tricky, especially if you overthink them... so don't. Follow my lead below, and when you see something that speaks to you, go for it. If you and your gift receiver are close, that obviously makes this process a whole lot easier, but even if you don't know each other that well, there are items on this list that just about anyone would be beyond happy to receive.
Whether your price range is five bucks or 50, I've got you covered below. From planet-shaped lollipops (they're way cooler than they sound) to monogramed arrowhead necklaces, these gifts are going to impress whoever receives them. It's time to start spreading some holiday cheer, and trust me when I say that nothing really does feel as good as giving. So check out the list below, and get to work early on your secret Santa shopping. You can never really be too prepared.
These sleigh bell bottle openers are pretty perfect for the holidays. They're also quite affordable if you're running low on gift giving funds this season.
You can never go wrong with personalized anything. This beautiful and subtle journal is sure proof of that.
Nothing goes better with coffee than doughnuts, right? Gift your secret Santa this mug, and prepare to see them smile.
If you know what kind of phone your gift receiver has, take advantage of that knowledge. The easiest way to get anyone into the holiday spirit is with one extra festive phone case.
If your secret Santa game is taking place at the office, this awesome retro camera business card case is sure to be a hit.
With 80 pages to fill, these adult coloring books are the best way to liven up a boring day. Your secret Santa gift receiver probably has this at the top of their list.
As this product's slogan makes clear, "Santa doesn't want milk and cookies." And guess what? Neither do your coworkers. Super playful, super affordable, super perfect for a secret Santa gift.
These pencils will make anyone feel like a boss.
This pyramid box can have a million and one uses, from the office to the home.
10. Tasseled Monogram Coin Pouch
Absolutely adorable, right? Right.
Want to feel extra good about what you're giving? Air Wick is donating $250,000 of its profits this season to help families find adequate housing. Oh, and did I mention every scent smells heavenly? It's a win-win.
12. The Power Trip
Make sure your coworker is never without charge again thanks to this insanely handy (and cute!) trio.
13. Sample Soaps
These artisan soups are an absolute luxury. From cinnamon spice to rosemary mint, every bar is a treat.
You can't help but smile at this little Santa. Really though, you can't.
All the other people playing secret Santa will be totally jealous when they see this. Relaxation at its finest.
Your secret Santa gift receiver may not know who you are, but you definitely know who they are. Swell Caroline's absolutely breathtaking monogrammed jewelry is an excellent way to go if you want to look like you put a little more thought into your gift. (So lovely, you'll probably want to order one for yourself while you're at it.)
The best part about this mug? It can contain up to 15 ounces of coffee — perfect for the caffeine enthusiast.
Flavored like champagne and filled with little gold stars? This is basically the best lollipop ever.
Everybody needs some Hello Kitty ice cubes in their life. Everybody.
Stimulate your senses, and moisturize your skin in one, quick roll.
Christmas earrings are the best, and you'll be the best secret Santa if you give them as a gift.
I don't even think I need to explain why these are so awesome.
Is there anything better than dark chocolate peppermint bark? I really don't think so.
This gift makes for some great light reading/heavy bartending.
A fragrance sampler entitled "The Nice List" is always exciting to pull out of a stocking.
26. Bracelet Flask
Need a pick-me-up on the go? These funky bracelets will help you out.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, filled with lots of tea and lots of love.
If you thought vases were boring, you can think again. If you really want to go above and beyond, fill it with some flowers. Now that's the ideal secret Santa!
These bkr bottles are the coolest containers to come out since the Nalgene. Believe.
Super snazzy. Do it.
A little out there for a secret Santa gift, but sometimes being a little out there is way more fun than being generic.
A keychain and a bottle opener? Done and done.
If you know your person is more a tea drinker than a coffee drinker, this test tube-inspired infuser makes for a real treat.
34. Planet Lollipops
Have you ever seen anything cooler than these bad boys? Didn't think so.
35. Wall Calendar
Your coworker is already looking ahead to 2016. Help her stay organized with this elegant wall calendar.