Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2017 and it has been updated with new links and information.
Hey there, lovelies! Now that the holidays are around the corner, we need to get ready for the upcoming events. Especially when they involve gift exchange.
Those activities are super fun, but what happens when you don’t know the person you are supposed to give the gift to? That can be hard! It’s already hard to pick a gift for family and friends. So as for that coworker you barely talk to? Even more so!
That’s why I created a list of secret Santa gift ideas for people you don’t know well. All of them under $30!Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $30 Click To Tweet
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Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $30
I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? Here and there you will find someone that is allergic to it (so make sure to ask first!). Most people would love a good box of chocolates to enjoy during the holidays. December is a month where we eat a lot, and a sweet treat is always welcome.
A good wine is always a good present. It never gets old. This gift can be hard to choose if you don’t know if the person prefers white or red, sweet or dry, but either way it’s a great option.
The meaning behind gifting a wine is what’s important. It’s a classic and you can never go wrong with that. My dad always says “the best wine is the wine you like the most” So really, don’t think too much about which one to pick. In this case, the thought is what counts.
What I love the most about this gift is that you can personalize it to whatever the name of the person is. No one can have enough of cute mugs.
These are indispensable in every house. Everyone uses them, so it’s a simple and easy choice. Any towel works.
If you are living in the southern hemisphere like me. It’s also the perfect gift for the season. Summer will be starting soon and that means people will start going out to the pool and beach.
Not only are they cute, but they’re very representative of what we are celebrating; and to be honest, who doesn’t need socks? Especially if you are like me, losing one sock and leaving the other without a sibling. So sad.
This item is not only cute but also very functional. We use our phones a lot, and the last thing we want is the phone to die in the middle of something important. Everyone would be happy with something like this! I also wrote a review of the same product, here.
This is a product you can find in most of women’s purses. So an extra hand cream is always welcome. Basically anything travel size is a good present.
A funny comic book is a great gift because no matter who the person is, I’m sure they want to laugh and spend a good time reading something light that can boost their mood. I follow Sarah’s Scribbles on Facebook and her comics are always funny.
This is a fun gift everyone can enjoy. Unless, obviously, the person you are giving this doesn’t drink. So figure that out first!
Home decor is always a good option for a gift. Especially candles, since there are many options and designs you can choose from.
Since the end of the year is coming too. Giving someone a cute calendar makes a lot of sense and it’s super thoughtful too. Everyone wants to be organized and look at adorable puppies.
Any board game in general is a good idea, but this game is super fun to play and it’s a very creative secret Santa gift idea. No matter how old the person is!
Cute picture frames are always welcome in every house. Everyone loves adding photos, especially if they are going to show off a great photo.
The person doesn’t have to be a tea lover to like this gift. Everyone has tea in their homes. If it’s not for them, then it will definitely be for someone else, like a guest. These kind of gifts are always welcome.
So what do you think? Do you find this list of Secret Santa gift ideas helpful? What other gifts are great for people you don’t know well? Let me know in the comments!