30 Cheap Secret Santa Ideas Under $20 Everyone In Your Office Will Love
It's the holiday season at the office, and the only thing potentially more awkward than the office holiday party is the office-wide Secret Santa exchange. There are few things as stressful as finding actually cool Secret Santa ideas under $20. What do you get Brenda from accounting when all you know about her is that she may or may not have a cat? What do you get Paul from reception when you want to impress him, but also want to spend under the price maximum? What do you get your boss when you are the unlucky duck who drew her name? No one wants a gift card again.
Well, while you procrastinated watching your favorite Christmas episodes, I dug up the coolest and cheapest secret santa gifts to give out. Whether you know the person you are gifting intimately or not, there is something here for everyone. And if you happened to draw your own name this year, there is something here for you too, and your secret is safe with me.
You could also put together a cheap themed basket for your Secret Santa. Grab some s'mores materials and a Netflix gift card, and you're sure to be the favorite gift giver in the office.
1. Hello Mug
This mug is adorable and perfect for the coworker you have barely said hi to before.
Hello Mug, $14.90, forever21.com
2. Custom Name Bracelet
Everybody has a name, making this the perfect gift for anyone.
Custom name bracelet, $16.95, etsy.com
3. Typewriter necklace
Grab a notebook at the bookstore, and package it with this cute necklace for the writer in your life.
Typewriter necklace, $10, etsy.com
4. Fingers Crossed Brooch
This trendy brooch will make you look like the coolest gift giver.
Fingers crossed brooch, $12.40, etsy.com
5. Nope Tote
We could all use a little more nope in our lives. This tote is great for grocery shopping, beach days, even work.
Nope tote, $20, etsy.com
6. Varieties of Beer Pint Glass
Don't know much about your Secret Santa except that you've seen them drink beer a couple of times? Then this is the mug for them.
The Many Varieties of Beer Pint Glass, $14, popchartlab.com
7. But First, Coffee Travel Mug
Chances are your Secret Santa loves coffee (otherwise she might be a robot). Reusable mugs are eco-friendly, and this one is just plain fun.
Travel mug, $14, bando.com
8. Pizza Patch Set
Everyone wants to join the pizza brigade. These patches are fun and easy to apply.
Pizza patch set, $14, urbanoutfitters.com
9. Lost Ocean Coloring Book
You may be seeing this book everywhere lately, but it lives up to the hype. This coloring book is the perfect throwback to childhood while still feeling like a sophisticated adult.
Lost Ocean Coloring Book, $10.17, amazon.com
10. Literary Postcard Set
For the bookworm Secret Santa, these stunning literary postcards are perfect.
Literary postcard set, $20, etsy.com
11. Doughnut Soap
Be sure to warn your Secret Santa that although these soaps look good enough to eat, they will have to settle for just rubbing them on their body. In the shower, of course.
Doughnut soap, $13.50, etsy.com
12. Like A Boss Pencils
Perfect for your actual boss, or your friends who are as good as your boss. Try to include a small sharpener too for when the point gets dull.
Like a Boss Pencils, $2 each, etsy.com
13. Back Me Up! Charging Cord
Phone chargers have become our best friends. This charging cable is adorable, cool, and practical. What more could you ask for?
Charging cord, $18, bando.com
14. Salutation Travel Mug
Leave it to Anthropologie to have the loveliest travel mugs around. Buy one for your Secret Santa, and then another for yourself.
Travel Mug, $20, anthropologie.com
15. Jelly Camera Phone Filters
These filters can turn your Secret Santa into the official photographer of the night. They're easy to apply, and kick your Instagrams up a notch.
Phone filters, $15, photojojo.com
16. Buffalo Check Trouser Socks
There is no greater gift than a cozy pair of socks. Tie in some hot chocolate sticks, and you've got yourself the perfect Secret Santa gift.
Socks, $11.50, madewell.com
17. Scarf and Tech Gloves Set
I'm still not sure why all gloves aren't tech gloves yet, but that's another story. This adorable (and affordable) set from Forever21 is sure to please.
Scarf and tech gloves set, $10, forever21.com
18. Palms Mousepad
This mousepad is perfect for your trendy officemate.
Palms mousepad, $12, etsy.com
19. I Am Very Busy Pencils
These fun pencils are perfect for any Secret Santa. Poke around the Etsy shop to mix and match a set for the ultimate gift
Pencils, $2.00 each, etsy.com
20. Initial Block Necklace
This sweet necklace might be small, but it still makes a statement.
Necklace, $16, urbanoutfitters.com
21. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
Artist Anna Bond beautifully illustrated this version of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Full of completely original drawings, it makes a great gift for anyone, especially those with kids.
'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' Illustrated by Anna Bond, $18, amazon.com
22. Mega Babe Keychain
For the mega babes in your life, and I'm sure there are a lot of them, this keychain is perfect.
Mega babe keychain, $12, bando.com
23. Snowflake Nail Decals
These nail decals are easy to apply, affordable, and look great for the holidays. Add in a top coat and nail file for a complete nail kit for your Secret Santa.
Snowflake nail decals, $4, etsy.com
24. Nightmarket Candle
Few things are cuter than a candle that looks pretty on the outside and smells good. This candle is both!
Nightmarket candle, $20, anthropologie.com
25. Dino Terrarium Kit
A little DIY home decor never hurt anyone, especially when it's this cute.
Dino terrarium kit, $16, urbanoutfitters.com
26. Thing Explainer
Perfect for the childlike wonder in all of us, Thing Explainer makes complicated stuff seem simple.
Thing Explainer, $14.97, amazon.com
27. Instant Comfort Box
This tiny gift is the gift that keeps on giving. Your Secret Santa can keep it in her desk or bag to peek at whenever she's feeling down.
Instant comfort box, $8.83, etsy.com
28. Enamel Pins
Enamel pins are making a comeback in a big way, and these are the ones to get. How cute is that backwards selfie pin?
Enamel pins, $12, photojojo.com
29. Killing It Journal
Journals are always a good gift, and this one is killing it.
Killing it journal, $12, urbanoutfitters.com
30. Life Lesson Enamel Pin
These pins double as words of wisdom, and yes you should get one for yourself too.
Enamel pin, $8 each, etsy.com
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