Did You Know?
The tradition of Secret Santa is called Kris Kringle in parts of Europe, Canada, and Australia.
Before you knew it, December has arrived in all its glory, and so has the time for our favorite Secret Santa tradition! Giving and receiving anonymous gifts― come on, WHO wouldn't like that? Plus, it gives you the chance to make someone really, really happy in secret, and somehow, that's an amazing feeling.
However, thinking of good gift ideas is a major task in itself, and it can SO become a source of stress! The thing is, chocolates and gift baskets are so passé now, there's nothing new left about them. It's almost as if we expect to not get surprised by Secret Santa gifts anymore, and there's nobody to blame 'cause all the great ideas seem taken.
No, you don't need to fret! We have carefully compiled a list of great gift ideas for you― Secret Santa gifts for your family, for your co-workers, and for your friends. These gifts are funny, cute, and not very expensive. We hope you like them!
Amazing Secret Santa Gift Ideas
Ring For Coffee Bell
Yep, it's right what it says. A simple desk bell can become an awesome gift for a friend, or a relative!
You can buy such bells in stores or online, or get a simple desk bell and paint RING FOR COFFEE on it yourself. Very inexpensive and funny, you can be sure she's going to love it. Her husband or boyfriend is not going to be very happy with you though, just saying!
Funny Eye Masks
For those who fiercely value their beauty sleep (me being one of them.) Get these funny eye masks for someone you know who really, really values their shut-eye time! You can buy such store-made masks or make them yourself.
Your boss certainly will use it, and you won't have to worry about getting into bad books or anything. Get a nice, attractive paperweight, and watch your boss smile appreciatively when he/she knows you're the Secret Santa who gifted him/her that!
He's going to keep needing them anyway, and will definitely appreciate it. Guitar picks are available in a wide variety of choices, pick those you know he'd like the best! It's easy to anonymously gift a pick, too.
Customized Cocktail Glass
Have you picked your partner in your family's Secret Santa tradition? You can get him/her a nice customized cocktail glass with a witty message printed or painted on it― you decide what you'd prefer. After a hard, stressful day at work, surprise your partner with this witty glass― and hopefully, with a cocktail you made for her, in it!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is an amazing book, and we're sure it will make a great Secret Santa gift, keeping in mind the spirit of Christmas. Is the person you've picked grumpy, like Scrooge? If yes, you'd better hope this lightens him up. Chances are the person will have already read it, but you can't get enough of this one― it's a classic!
Just the thing if you've picked your sister or girlfriend or daughter or niece! Get her a beautiful charm bracelet with a lot of pretty pendants. Include pendants of things she likes, and you can be sure you'll never see her wrist without it after that! Charm bracelets don't have to be expensive. You can get amazing bracelets cheap, too.
Customized Funny T-shirt
If you've picked your nephew or your boyfriend or brother, why not give him a customized T-shirt with a funny caption? You already know that men love humor, and you can make it yourself at home. This T-shirt has the trademark of Joey Tribbiani from the popular TV sitcom, FRIENDS. Also, use other captions which may be funny or sentimental―it's up to you.
It will absolutely, most definitely, be the BEST gift ever, and you'll find that he actually starts to believe in Santa again, 'cause this is such a perfect present! Also, you'll find yourself being infinitely appreciated. Now, don't we all want that, ladies?
He will not only use it everyday, but will smile every time he looks at it, 'cause out of all people, YOU completely understood how important coffee is for him!
"The cushions are the essence of the couch!"― Chandler Bing.
Well, yeah. You can gift a nice, soft cushion to the person you've picked out. It can be bright and colorful (recommended), or sober and elegant, it's up to you. Don't forget to add a funny message to the cushion, and it'll be a perfect addition to his/her home!
Before you start thinking that picture collages are a thing of the past, and there's nothing new left about it at all, but that could not be further away from the truth. If you've picked your co-worker, why not make a picture collage of ALL the people in your department?
That way, your gift is a great source of memories, is sentimental, plus, will keep him/her guessing who out of all those people is his/her Secret Santa! Don't forget to include a picture of yourself, too!
Might sound like a very non-creative kind of gift idea, but a head massager is a great gift for your colleague or your boss, since most working individuals do face a lot of exhaustion and stress at the end of the day. It'll help him calm down and relax, and he'll gratefully think of you, his Secret Santa, who's helping him unwind after a long, hard day.
Mixed tapes, move along, mixed CDs are here!
We know that anyone can pick out their favorite music and listen to it whenever they want, but taking the time to make a CD for someone, containing every single song they love, isn't that a wonderful gift? It's personal, intimate, and cheap, too. But hey, it's the gesture that matters!
This poster. Enough said. Jokes apart, if you've picked your best friend or sister or even a friendly female co-worker, funny posters will definitely brighten up her room! If you pick one on the same lines as this, she's going to giggle every time she looks at it. Oh, joy!
Calendar or Yearly Planner
It's the end of 2018 anyway, so a yearly planner is a good gift idea for anyone, be it your family member, friend, or co-worker. Add a subtle hint about any important date in it if you know the person tends to forget birthdays and anniversaries!
We bet this happens a lot. If the person you've picked out is an ardent 'selfie' fan, get him or her a selfie stick. Again, don't forget to click a selfie with him/her when you reveal your identity!
This is an amazingly funny gift idea for your co-worker, or someone who you know uses calculators a lot. This calculator looks like a regular calculator, and appears to work like one, too.
However, when the person starts to input numbers in it and waits for the answer, the calculator shows funny messages on screen instead of the calculated answer! These answers can be anything from GO AWAY to YOU'RE CRAP. Make sure the person you're gifting this to has a sense of humor, or it might backfire on you!
Get nice speakers for him to play his music loudly―but do make sure he's not going to be disturbing anyone with those. Plus, they'll be a great addition to his parties, if he gives any―make sure you're invited to his next one!
Secret Santa gifts are not meant to be extravagant or expensive― just get a gift that fits in your budget, and which you KNOW will make the person feel great. We hope our list helps you! Best of luck, and have a happy time being Secret Santa!