Sometimes, a Secret Santa gift exchange can be somewhat of a drag — especially if it's happening within a group you're not super close with. That said, with a little bit of help and a few suggestions for cheap Secret Santa gifts you can buy for either your friend or coworker this year, your exchange can go by pretty quickly and successfully. If you think outside the box, you'll definitely be able to find something that'll make finding gifts for even the hardest-to-shop-for seem like a piece of cake.
Typically, Secret Santa exchanges have a limit — and usually, that limit is $25 and under. While you might balk at spending $25 on Cheryl from the accounting department (especially after she messed up your paycheck three months ago) that price point is pretty standard.
But, of course, if you want to make it seem like you're gifting a lot for a little, you can do some research on the best ways to spend your dollars — perhaps even falling under budget. Secret Santa exchanges don't require a receipt — it's not like you're gifting a TV or a vacation, here — so really, the only person who'll know what the checkout total is, is you. And your cashier, if you decide to find something in-store. (And unless you've supplied them with a full story about your gift exchange, they likely won't give it a second thought.)
Here are a few great items that'll make your Secret Santa recipient happy and won't break the bank.