Secret Santa gift ideas
Secret Santa, the Christmas tradition that sees groups of friends and coworkers pick names out of a hat and buy a mystery gift. Secret Santa is usually done in jest, so don’t be surprised if you’re gifted something rather rude or embarrassing. The real goal for everyone here is to give the best Secret Santa gift out of the group. Whether that’s the funniest, quirkiest or most heartfelt, even the strangest of gifts have a chance of winning Secret Santa. Check out these products for some Secret Santa inspiration.
Funny Secret Santa gifts
Funny Secret Santa gifts are arguably the best. Usually presents will be opened in a group setting, so it’s your chance to publicly embarrass them with a hilarious gift.
Finger Puppet - HandiMonster
Is it a monster? Is it a hand? No, it’s a real-life Handimonster! You wonder if gifts such as these were specifically made for occasions such as Secret Santa. When you’re searching for a funny gift on a budget, you won’t find much better than a Handimonster.
Squirrel Feeder - Horse Head
What is this, you ask? We wondered the same thing as we unpacked the box in our store, but it has been a firm favourite ever since. This handy little gift serves two purposes. For starters, it can be loaded with yummy food for squirrels to enjoy in your garden. Secondly, and more importantly, it’ll turn the squirrel into a squirrel-horse hybrid (we call them sqorses). Know someone with a garden? This may be the perfect Secret Santa gift for them.
Bob Ross Chia Pet
As to famously quote Bob Ross ‘There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend’. It’s even less wrong if that tree friend of yours has an uncanny resemblance to the legend that is Bob Ross. Oh, would you look at that, we’ve got just the thing!
Secret Santa gift ideas for coworkers
Buying a Secret Santa gift for a coworker can go one of two ways. You get lucky and pick someone who you know really well and know exactly what to get them, or you’re left with a name that you didn’t even know existed in the office. Either way, you can still gift them a great present.
Snake Plant Paper Plant
We’ve all heard it, having plants in the office is great for stress, productivity and air cleanliness. The only problem with this is they need watering, and if there’s no one taking control and keeping them alive, office plants quickly become office pots. This paper plant avoids all the fuss and is an even better gift if they’ve had to say goodbye to some office plants recently.
Tortilla Chip Bag Clips
Is one of your coworkers known for always snacking on the job? They’ll love nothing more than some clips for their favourite snacks in the shape of… one of their favourite snacks. Just make sure they don’t think they’re edible.
Narwhal Tape Dispenser
Every office has one; that person who is super organised and has an army of stationery ready for every cut, stick and hole-punching situation. What we’re pretty sure of is that they won’t have a tape dispenser in the shape of a narwhal.
I Don't Like Mornings Desk Sign
Did you pick the infamous grumpy coworker from the Secret Santa hat? We don’t recommend this sign unless there’s a joke going around the office about them not being a morning person. That is, unless you’re trying to let them know something indirectly...
USB Metal Desk Fan Black
Is perspiring Pete the lucky receiver of your Secret Santa gift this year? This USB metal desk fan is perfect for the coworker who’s always complaining about how hot they are, even though they’re wearing 4 layers of clothing.
Secret santa gift ideas for friends
Buying a Secret Santa gift for a friend is your opportunity to buy them something you usually wouldn’t. Make a joke out of it, go for sincere, heartfelt or outright random; it doesn’t really matter if you’re already friends.
Sea Monkeys Neon Ocean Zoo
Who doesn’t love sea monkeys? It comes with everything they need for them to get started with their home-owned ecosystem. Just don’t be jealous when they show you their prize-winning behemoth and become famous in the science scene.
Beeswax Food Wrap - Variety Size Pack of 3
There’s a big focus on eco-friendly at the moment, and we’re big advocates for it. These beeswax food wraps are a great gift for just about anyone who prepares food. They’re reusable, cute and a much better alternative to cling film or tinfoil.
Have You Tried Cheese Dish Towel
What are friends for if not for sitting around eating cheese, drinking wine and catching up on life? If you have a fiendishly cheesy friend, this dishcloth will make a great Secret Santa gift.
Secret Santa gifts for men
Are you struggling to find the perfect Secret Santa gifts for a man? They can be tricky to buy for, but you’re onto a winner if you chose any of these gifts:
Desktop Football Game
For some reason, gadgets and gizmos seem to entice men into a realm of fiddling and hysteria. We can only compare it to a child being given their favourite toy as a present. Don’t be surprised if they’re so excited they set this desktop football game up straight away and demand that you play with them.
Space Invader UFO Planter
Men and plants aren’t always the best mixture. While they may appreciate their beauty and place in the house, more often than not they’ll take a laid back attitude towards their care, aka they won’t get watered. They’ll be so happy with this miniature glass UFO that they’ll be inclined to take care of the plants inside. Failing that, they’ll at least have a great glass desk accessory!
Urban Lumberjack Magnetic Poetry
Magnetic poetry kits are a great bit of fun and meet all of the criteria of a Secret Santa present. This variation is geared towards the modern man with the old school look. We’re not sure when it became okay for lumberjacks to gel their hair, taper their beards and drink artisan coffees, but we’re all for it.
Secret Santa gifts for her
What do you buy her as a Secret Santa gift you ask? We recommend that you match the gift to her personality. If she’s feisty and headstrong, empower her. If she’s feminine and glamorous, give her the tools to be so. Check out these 3 gifts for inspiration:
Rosie the Riveter Action Figure
This Rosie The Riveter action figure is the pinnacle of female empowerment. With her sleeves rolled up, hair tied back and rocking the signature fist pump position, this little lady will remind her that she’s capable of anything.
Stress Away Wellness Balm
Alleviator of stress and a fragrance that will leave her smelling fabulous? This wellness balm is perfect for dealing with stress on the go. It’s vegan, only tested on humans and made in our very own nation of Canada.
Unicorn Snowglobe Wine Stopper
It’s sparkly, features an elegant mythical creature and keeps opened wine fresh. We’re not sure Secret Santa gifts come much better than this.