Tis the season for secret Santa! During the holiday season, we become masters of multitasking: attending holiday parties, present shopping and wrapping, baking Christmas goodies, planning family gatherings and travels, and so much more! Secret Santa can sometimes feel like an extra burden in the midst of an already full time.
There have been years that I didn’t sign up for Secret Santa because I didn’t want the burden of trying to find a gift my Secret Santa partner would actually like. To ease the burden and get me excited about Secret Santa again, I compiled this list of Secret Santa ideas sure to spark a perfect present idea for your Secret Santa school or office exchange! I’ve organized the groups by themes–if you don’t see what you are looking for, keep scrolling!
This food flask will keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold for up to 3 hours! No more need for having mini fridge or using the shared office fridge or microwave.
This lunch bag has two separate compartments to keep cold items separate from hot items. It also has lots of pockets to store utensils, keys, and other small items!
This bamboo set of travel utensils includes a carrying case — perfect for on-the-go lunches!
This stainless steel bento box provides a fun alternative to packing a lunch! Pinterest has great Bento Box lunch ideas!
For the drink lover
6. Diet Coke
This compact refrigerator is great for storing cans of soda or your lunch for the day! Flipping a switch allows you to change the fridge from hot to cold!
A fun assortment for a keurig-lover, these Keurig K-cup sampler pack are sure to please!
An environmentally friendly and fun gift, these stainless steel straws (plus a cleaning brush) will add pizazz to any drink!
Packaged in a gift box, this organic tea sampler is a ready-to-go gift for your secret santa partner.
Help your friend or family member stay hydrated with this stylish Hydro Flask water bottle!
Featuring a sleek design, this beautifully designed Corkcicle tumbler features triple insulation, keeping your cold drinks cold for up to 9 hours and hot drinks hot for up to 3.
For the quirky
A great gift for the young-at-heart journaler, this unique You’re Weird journal would make a great gift for the fun self-embracing oddball in your life.
15. Banana Socks
A strange, yet entertaining gift!
A hilarious gift, this nose shaped pencil sharpener will make your friends or family smile this Christmas!
For literature lovers
18. Book Light
With LED bulbs that last up to 100,000 hours, this book light will last for a long time!
19. Novel Teas
These Novel Teas tea bags feature literary quotes from around the world. A great gift!
This First Lines Literature Coffee Mug would make a great gift for the literature lover in your life!
This Magnetic Poetry – Book Lover Kit will be a great gift or stocking stuffer!
This POE Me Another Cup of Coffee mug is sure to make your friend or family member smile!
A little edgy, these socks feature a blunt statement for snarky literature lovers!
Cocktails with a literary twist, this fun Tequila Mockingbird book is a fun, unique gift for a literary loving friend!
For the classroom
Growth mindset, rightly so, is all the rage right now! Surprise and inspire your teaching partner with a shirt!
26. Flair Pens
Who doesn’t love flair pens?! These would be sure to make a fellow educator smile!
27. Library Kit
A fun, vintage library check out system will make your teacher friend’s inner librarian emerge! Great for a classroom OR personal library!
A fun way to dress up a whiteboard, these magnetic border strips would make a great, fun gift!
29. Magnetic Clips
Magnetic clips are a fun way to display student work, posters, standards. While this might not be the grand finale gift, it can make a great weekly gift or supplement a finale gift bag!
30. Classroom novels
Many teachers are always looking to bolster and build classroom libraries! Purchase a series or an assortment for your favorite teacher!
Teachers + Amazon = Love 🙂
For inspiration and relaxation
This Happy Journal right before the new year is a great way to help your friend or coworker start the year on a positive note!
A great gift to promote meditation, this daily meditation book provides great daily meditations!
34. Deluxe Spa Kit
A gift that your secret Santa partner can use, this spa gift kit is great for relaxation!
These interchangeable inspirational quotes are great for a desk!
This Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace will help your friend/co-worker be more mindful in minutes a day!
A essential oil diffuser can change the atmosphere of any room! A great gift!
This book 365 Best Inspirational Quotes will be a gift used all year long!
For many, coloring can greatly reduce stress, and this Christmas coloring book for adults will be a great stress reliever this holiday season!
A great gift for your friend or family member to keep at work to unwind on the go, this travel yoga and pilates mat would make a great gift this holiday season!
This funny notepad will add some humor to your co-worker’s efforts to get organized!
Not only beautiful, but functional and FUN, this Erin Condren 2018 Hardbound LifePlanner will definitely be a gift that gets used!
43. Desk Organizer
This desk organizer is maybe not as fun as chocolate, but you could fill it with chocolate!!!
This FUN sticky note pack is great for organizers on the move!
This birch stand desk shelf is another functional gift! Pair it with some fun goodies to make this gift pop!
For the sweet tooth
46. Godiva Gift Box
Mmm…Godiva chocolates…that’s all I need to say here!
47. Sweet Hangry Kit
We all know one person who gets “hangry” — gift them this sweet gift kit as a fun joke!
Calling all ice cream lovers! This “But First…Ice Cream” shirt would make a great gift for the ice-cream lover in your office or family!
An assortment of chocolate covered Oreos packed in a beautiful box — a perfect gift for the person in your life with a sweet tooth!
A Stonewall kitchen product, this triple fudge brownie gift set will make a secret santa gift recipient very happy!
For gift basket lovers
Give the gift of a movie night gift bucket — great for a sweet tooth AND great for a movie lover in your office, school, or family!
This coffee lover gift basket features an assortment of coffee and coffee flavored items, perfect for a coffee-loving co-worker this holiday season!
This gourmet bakers gift box has an assortment of Christmas baking tools and decorations–all in a convenient box!
This Starbucks hot cocoa gift set features Starbucks hot cocoa — yum!
More Godiva? Yum! This Godiva Chocolate gift set features an assortment of Godiva chocolate arranged in a sleek mug!
New warm gloves are always welcome! These Thinsulate Thermal Insulation Fingerless Texting Gloves are exceptionally warm and useful!
Who doesn’t love these holiday movies? This Christmas movie gift set is a great nostalgic holiday gift!
59. Infinity Scarf
A stylish infinity scarf would make a great secret santa gift!
These slippers are a fun winter gift!
61. Smartwool Socks
These stylish and functional Smartwool socks are sure to keep your friend or family member’s feet warm and cozy this holiday season!
62. Amazon Prime Gift Certificate
This Amazon.com Gift Card
This The Joy of Less: A Minimalist Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify makes a great gift for a friend or family member looking to declutter and live minimally!
A FUN, useful gift, a Hello Fresh gift subscription is a unique out-of-the box gift for this holiday season!
Another outside-the-box gift box 🙂 this will be sure to make your gift recipient smile!
For everything else
A relaxing addition to a desk, windowsill, or table top, this magnetic sculpture desk toy is a fun gift idea for a secret santa exchange!
A game, like Watch Ya’ Mouth, can bring great entertainment to this holiday season!
A fun fidget gadget for adults, this moon drop fidget gadget has educational uses as well!
Another fun gift, this cell phone holder will likely get more use than expected!
71. 5 Wine Stoppers
A bit snarky, these wine stoppers are a fun gift! They also work on beer bottles!
These Polaroid magnets will let your friend or family member show off their pictures in style!
73. Selfie Stick
Selfie sticks are sometimes made fun of, but you know what, they can be really useful!!!
Can I just say fun for this mug???
Who doesn’t love a comfy blanket or need one more in their house or office? This sherpa throw blanket will make your friend or family member want to curl up for a nap!