Secret Santa gifts that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)

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Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)

It's the unofficial holiday we all love to hate: BLACK FRIDAY! For some of us, this whole post-Thanksgiving weekend is going to be all about the deals and getting presents at the lowest prices we can find. It's actually a pretty good time to find some of those inevitable white elephant and Secret Santa gifts, too. If you've got a coworker, friend, family member, or just yourself to buy for, we've found a few doozies that are guaranteed to please someone out there.

I've included gifts in a variety of price ranges since there's usually a limit or minimum when it comes to these round robin-style gift exchanges.

Pro tip: are you organizing the Secret Santa gifts? This site allows you to add all of the names you need and have everyone generate a match. This helps when you're not all in the same room literally picking from a hat. We all don't live in the same town, Aunt Janet!

Back to our regularly scheduled Secret Santa shopping, all sorted neatly by price to match your gifting needs…

Under $10

Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Pantone Universe Classic Cup with Silicone Band
Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Sarcasm society enamel pin from MadeAuGold

For the coworker who excels at sarcasm as well as you do.

Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
The Spice Lab Pink Himalayan Crystal Bath Sea Salt
Christmas gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Bath Bomb Moonlight Breeze
Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Enamel avocado pin

For the friend obsessed with avo toast (raises hand).

Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Rainbow Tape Dispenser
Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Copper Big Fish & Little Fish Nail Clipper Set

$10 – $25

Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Cat Face Purses from Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix Tie Lab

Excuse me while I dip into my cat face purse and pull out ALL OF MY AWESOMENESS.

Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Wall Art from Minted

Snag a small custom art print for your friends' walls and watch them swoon.

Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Jamba mitt & potholder set from Minted

Pineapples are somebody's jam and you know it!

Christmas gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Mustard Pen Holder Desktop Organiser – Green Cactus
Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Wooden Clock with LCD Display
Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Black Cat Smartphone Stand
Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
"meh" Mug

For the friend who channels Roy from The IT Crowd.

Secret Santa gifts that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Peach Pillow Plush

A big butt metaphor on which to sit your butt.

Secret Santa gifts that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Ceramic Succulent Plant Pot w/ 3 Tier Bamboo Stand
Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Unicorn Light Up Slippers

Do you know anyone who DOESN'T need light-up unicorn slippers?!

Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Blue Sky White Clouds Folding Travel Umbrella

For making these gray winter days a little more faux sunny.

Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Harry Potter Black Cauldron Ceramic Soup Mug with Spoon

The ultimate Potterphile work lunch soup bowl.

$25 – $50

Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Tacos Throw Pillow from Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix Tie Lab

BRB… getting tacos (in pillow form!).

Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Oxytocin molecule scarf from Svaha
Coworker gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Rose Gold Deep Treatment on Platinum Blonde from oVertone

We love oVertone for their non-damaging color conditioner that replaces your normal hair conditioner without all the junk (e.g. sulfate-free, paraben-free, ammonia-free…even vegan and cruelty-free). For gifting, they've got build-your-own kit sets (if you know what color your pal wants) or go for a gift card if you just want to give the gift of dope hair.

Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Ask Me About My Cats, Office Desk Nameplate from Well Done Goods by Cyberoptix Tie Lab

As me about my cats OR my sick (potentially imaginary) job title

Christmas gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Satechi Aluminum USB Headphone Stand Holder with Three USB 3.0 Ports
Christmas gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Secret Hitler

Game nights are gifts for us all.

Secret Santa gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Retro Flip Down Clock
Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Cardboard Safari Recycled Cardboard Skull 3D Model

For the coworker who knew him, Horatio.

Christmas gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Pick Your Poison – The "Would You Rather…?" Party Game
Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Ceramic Teapot with Tea Infuser

$50+

Secret Santa gifts that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Rainbow nebula necklace from Svaha
Secret Santa gifts that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Dinosaur fossil silk tie from Svaha
Holiday gift ideas that you'd actually WANT to give (or keep!)
Whiskey Decanter with Dark Finished Wood Stand and Bar Funnel

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  1. loads of great ideas, thanks!
    I love the idea of minted! But the postage to Europe is pretty steep. Is there a UK equivalent?

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