As the holiday season rolls in, it's time to start one of the best holiday traditions: Secret Santa gift exchanges. Secret Santa is one of those traditions that, for me, really make the holiday season sparkle. It's so much fun to give and get little surprises from someone you don't expect. It's also an excellent way for communities to come together and celebrate each other, as well as a nice reminder that we're all looking out for each other.
Whether you're playing Secret Santa with your coworkers, your family, or your classmates, sometimes finding a good Secret Santa gift can be a real challenge. Often you're buying for someone you don't know very well — and there's a price limit. But don't panic! If you're shopping for a book-lover, there are tons of adorable, affordable options to choose from — online and in bookstores throughout the country.
Below, find 19 incredible ideas for Secret Santa gifts for readers and book-lovers. All of these gifts are under $20 (with many under $10), so you can stay within the price limit without breaking a sweat. Each one of these fantastic items is sure to be a home-run for any book-lover you're shopping for:
Whip up some creative cocktails with a literary twist with this set, which includes a bartender's jigger, two cocktail stirring sticks, and literary drink recipes from Tequila Mockingbird by Tim Federle.
Illustrator Wendy MacNaughton designed these wicked cool coasters, each of which depicts the "punk" version of a famous author, including Henry David Thoreau, Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson and Franz Kafka.
This handy new book from artist and author Adam J. Kurtz is the perfect gift for any creative. Each page is perforated and features a unique piece of inspiration — so you can tear them out and paste them all over your wall or vision board.
Based on the Instagram account of the same day, this calendar delivers a plethora of pictures of, well, exactly what it's name entails: hot dudes reading. This will make any dude-loving bookworm swoon!
You don't need to live in Brooklyn to enjoy the wonder of Books are Magic bookstore. They sell these adorable pins online, so you can share the magic wherever you go! They're only $10, so you can get two!