The much-loved Secret Santa game is an office favorite. But with a budget to follow, it can be tough to find the right gift at the right price—and you don’t want to give something no one wants. To help you out, we’ve found gifts under $25 that are on budget and on trend.
Public Supply 5″ x 8″ Notebook and Pencils ($24 combined at Public-Supply)
Minimal and beautiful, these notebooks and pencils are great for journaling or note-taking. All orders come with a tasteful canvas bag, so no need to wrap! The notebooks are available with lines or dots and come in a rainbow of colors, and there are a dozen pencils in a box.
Wicked Audio Fang In-Ear Headphones ($24.99 at Best Buy)
Who doesn’t need more earbuds? These colorful fang-style earbuds stay put comfortably, so they’re great for almost any activity—even running. They also have a mic for phone calls.
Kikkerland Slim Power Bank ($22.50 at Kikkerland)
If your recipient has a smartphone, they’ll love a mobile charger. The slim profile of Kikkerland’s charger occupies a hint of space in a purse or pocket, and the charger is available in white, blue, or black.
Mixit Scented Jar Candle ($20 at JCPenney)
This gorgeous, gently scented glass candle will be a stunning addition to any home or cubicle.
Savvy Travelers Red Carpet Ready Kit ($25 at Savvy Travelers)
This soft organizer holds a selection of twelve essential wipes packets for the person on the go. Wipes include breath freshening wipes, antibacterial wipes, and lens cleaning wipes.
Glamtastic Microsherpa Throw ($14.99 at CVS Stores)
This cozy throw is available in several colors and patterns at your local CVS. Your co-workers will never guess you only paid $15!
Change Your Clothes, Change Your Life: Because You Can’t Go Naked by George Brescia ($21.99 at Amazon)
This new book by style expert George Brescia teaches the reader how to dress their best in a way that has them feeling good both inside and out.
Southern Homewares Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glasses, Set of 2 ($16.43 at Walmart)
These 18 oz. wine glasses are cool and contemporary, but they’re also sturdy and dishwasher safe. What’s more, they keep beverages ice cold far longer than glass.
Game Night In A Can ($24.99 at Amazon)
This family-friendly party game ensures that every game is different, with 30 customized challenges that test skill, creativity, and teamwork. Players are challenged to do things like creating a new dance or designing a paper airplane.
Heineken Magnum ($8.95 at Walmart Stores)
A fun twist on a bottle of bubbly, this 1.5 L bottle of Heineken will be so popular, your recipient may want to pop it open right there and then.
Atari Plug & Play Joystick ($19.99 on Amazon)
Perfect for gaming lovers, this joystick offers access to 10 favorite old-school games, like Missile Command and Asteroids. Just plug it into a TV to play.
LED Christmas Sweater Ornaments ($19.99 at UglyChristmasSweater.com)
No need to invest in a sweater that only gets worn once a year—these fun lights will bedazzle any sweater! One pack includes eight lights in green, red, blue, and yellow.
Cynthia Rowley Stripe Lunch Bag, Multicolor ($21.49 at Staples)
This lunch tote is stylish and roomy enough to carry a proper lunch. Its neoprene exterior is sturdy and stain resistant and helps food maintain its temperature.
Who’s The Dude? by Identity Games ($24.99 at Target)
A hilarious twist on charades, this game requires players to demonstrate their action or phrase with the inflatable Dude. Players score points when their team members guess—within the time limit—what they are acting out.
Coby CSBT-328 Waterproof Portable Handheld Bluetooth Speaker ($19.99 at Walmart)
Bring this speaker to the beach, park, shower, wherever! It’s water-resistant and has a suction cup for sticking to walls and a carabineer for attaching to bags and backpacks. It pairs with any Bluetooth device and has a built-in mic for taking calls.
Good Day Chocolate Variety 4-Pack ($12 at Good Day Chocolate)
Chocolates are almost always wonderful, but these chocolates offer a bit more than a traditional remedy for a sweet tooth. The four-pack gift set includes chocolates that lull you to sleep, calm you down, give you energy, and soothe your aching muscles.
Absorbits Wet Phone Rescue Pouch ($9.99 at Amazon)
This reusable pouch absorbs moisture from cell phones to prevent damage from a moisture mishap. Hopefully, it’ll never get used, but the recipient will be happy to have it just in case.
This Works Dream Team Set ($19.00 at Bluemercury)
Wrapped in an adorable package, this duo is the perfect gift for anyone who has trouble drifting off at night. The set contains a pillow spray and an aromatherapy roller ball with relaxing ingredients, like lavender, vetiver, and chamomile.
EcoSoulLife Biodegradable On The Go Lunchbox ($16.99 at Amazon)
This container, perfect for lunch or a snack, is made from rice husk fiber, which means it’s biodegradable. It’s also BPA-free, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and freezer safe—and it comes with its own spork.
PhoneSoap Shine ($7.95 at PhoneSoap)
Phones get dirtier than you might think, and this two-in-one spray bottle and microfiber cloth is so well-designed that it’ll become a staple. The slim bottle fits easily into a desk drawer or bag, so it’s always on hand. And the bottle holds enough spray for 150 uses.
Scentbird Hand Creams ($16.50 at Scentbird)
These new, stylishly packaged hand creams are rich without being greasy and perfectly sized for the desk or glove compartment. There are six surprising fragrance combos, like pineapple and white amber (my favorite), Earl Grey and blackberry, and yuzu and ginger.
50 Strong Mistletoe Insulated Bottle ($9.99 at Be50Strong.com)
Double-walled and BPA-free, this bottle will keep drinks cool, and the size is perfect for desks, bike cages, or cars. Plus, the mistletoe pattern makes it festive!
Kafé in the Box by Precidio Design ($15.99 for 12oz. & $17.99 for 16oz. at DrinkintheBox.com)
A stylish receptacle for coffee or tea, these BPA-, BPS-, and phthalate-free
drink boxes are perfect for refills in the break room or taking on the road.
Max Brenner Yes To Max Chocolate Gift Set ($24.99 at SimplyChocolate)
Beautifully boxed and ready to gift, this set of yummy chocolates will be a crowd-pleaser. It contains caramelized pecans in hazelnut praline, chocolate cubes filled with peanut butter and roasted peanut bits, and pure milk chocolate thins.
Sharper Image Smartphone 360 Degree Virtual Reality Headset ($19.99 at Toys “R” Us)
Anyone with a smartphone can be transported to an alternate reality with these goggles. And you can access free content on the Google Cardboard app.
Use these suggestions to find the perfect Secret Santa gift, but be sure to keep the recipient’s interests in mind as you shop. And to make the most of any holiday shopping, consider getting a rewards card to help you save a little as you buy.