10 No-Fail Secret Santa Gifts

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Don’t let the (white) elephant in the room be that you give crappy Secret Santa gifts to coworkers! Yes, these presents can be tricky.

The combination of the $25-ish spending cap and the mystery recipient make for shaky ground for even the savviest of shoppers. Not to worry – the 10 ideas below are practical and fun office holiday party gifts for your next Secret Santa or White Elephant gift swap.

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TWONE Magnetic Key Holder ($10 at Amazon)

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Now your coworker has no excuse for being late to work due to lost keys. This tongue-in-cheek magnetic cloud attaches easily to any wall and serves as a quick and easy holder for a few sets of keys. Larry from the cubicle across the way can mount it to a wall near his front or back door and put his keys on it every time he arrives home. 


Travelrest Memory Foam Neck Pillow ($13 at Amazon)

Travelrest Memory Foam Neck Pillow

Sleeping on the plane shouldn’t be a pain. This fabulous memory foam pillow is super comfy and has drawstrings, which are handy for customizing the fit or attaching to a suitcase when not in use.


Madesmart Value 8-Piece Interlocking Bin Pack ($9 at Amazon)

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For the messy co-worker, this modular drawer organizer has a spot for all the random bits, such as scissors, tape, pens and paper clips. A polite way to encourage co-workers to clean up the clutter on their desk. Available in five colors.


A2 LENRUE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($13 at Amazon)

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Don’t let the price fool you; this well-reviewed, pint-size speaker delivers big sound. And it has a mic for speakerphone calls (which hopefully will be used in-office). Available in eight colors.


Satechi 10,000 MaH Portable Energy Station ($15 at Amazon)

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This slim charger barely takes up any space in a backpack or briefcase, but it can charge a smartphone a few times over. Perfect for the person who is always asking to borrow your charger.


Unbreakable Silicone Wine Glasses ($13 at Amazon)

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Salut! Your wine-loving bud will never worry about “butterfingers” again with these drop-proof silicone-coated stemless wine glasses. Hint: You might want to buy yourself a set to keep on hand for the next office party. 


Colonel Popper Microwave Silicone Hot Air Popcorn Bowl ($14 at Amazon)

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This silicone popper makes healthy snacking easy – and it can be used in the office microwave! Available in 8 colors. 


Solo NY Packable Backpack ($20 at Solo-NY.com)


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This handy and stylish backpack holds a ton, but folds down into a tiny pouch when not in use. Ideal for travel, or as a just-in-case bag in your co-workers’ desk drawer.


Java House Cold Brew Coffee Pods ($12 at Amazon)

secret santa giftsCoffee enthusiasts around the country love cold brew, but they’re also paying several bucks for it at the local barista. These pods just need to be blended with water and ice – no brewing needed. 


PureGear Kik Stik ($10 at Amazon)

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A pop socket for grownups, the Kik Stick adheres to the back of any smartphone, making it easy to hold and take selfies. It also serves as a stand for hands-free viewing!

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