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, friends or family members! 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.

Related Post: The A to Z Gift-Giving Guide

Germ Nerds the NRD.

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This silicone gripping tool is perfect for opening doors and pushing keypad or elevator buttons without direct contact. It is made of silicone, which is anti-microbial. I carry mine everywhere, and sure it’s a bit nerdy, but I can rest assured that I am touching surfaces germ-free. Get it here for $7.99.

Game Night In A Can 

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With 30 customized challenges that test skill, creativity, and teamwork, this portable game kit is a great way to pass the time. Players are challenged to do things like creating a new dance or designing a paper airplane. Get it here for $19.99.

TWONE Magnetic Key Holder 

secret santa giftsNo more excuses 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. Get it here for $9.98. 

Travelrest Memory Foam Neck Pillow 

Travelrest Memory Foam Neck Pillow

Sleeping on the plane or on long road trips shouldn’t be a pain. This memory foam pillow is super comfy and has drawstrings, which are handy for customizing the fit or attaching to a suitcase or backpack when not in use. Get it here for $12.99.

Madesmart Value 8-Piece Interlocking Bin Pack secret santa gift


For the messy co-worker (or WFH-er), 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 folks to clean up the clutter on their desk. Available in five colors. Get it here for $10.99.

A2 LENRUE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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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. Get it here for $14.99.

Satechi 10,000 MaH Portable Energy Station 

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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. Get it here for $14.99.

Unbreakable Silicone Wine Glasses

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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 socially distanced gathering. Get theme here for $16.99. 

Colonel Popper Microwave Silicone Hot Air Popcorn Bowl 

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This silicone, microwave popper makes healthy snacking easy and fast. Available in 8 colors. Get it here for $13.97. 

PureGear Kik Stik

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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! Get it here for $9.99.

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