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17 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $25

Secret Santas are a fun idea—until you realize you don't know your recipient that well at all. Luckily, these Secret Santa gift ideas are here to help, without going over a $25 price limit.

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Christmas Sea Salt Caramelsvia

Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates Sea Salt Caramels

Whether they’re a die-hard chocolate fan or more of a caramel person, just about anyone would love to receive these hand-dipped artisan chocolates. All of Vermont Nut-Free Chocolates’ products are made in a nut-free facility (or course!), so they’re safe even for those with allergies.

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Williams Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolatevia

Williams Sonoma Classic Hot Chocolate

Unlike most grocery store hot chocolates, this luxe drink mix is made from actual chocolate shavings that melt down into a creamy, rich beverage when mixed with hot milk. Top with homemade marshmallows for a downright decadent experience.

While classic bittersweet chocolate is always a safe choice, you can also buy Williams Sonoma hot chocolate mixes in other flavors like Double Dark, Salted Caramel and Peppermint.

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Christmas Candle Samplervia RusticMtnMercantile/

Christmas Candle Sampler

Just about anyone can appreciate a candle, especially when they come in scents as appealing as these. Each of the four small jars in this pack comes with a holiday-ready scent, from Rustic Christmas to Mistletoe Kisses, Roasted Chestnuts and Let It Snow—perfect for a Secret Santa gift exchange.

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Seven Sisters Scones Gift Bag of Bisconies

If you’re looking for Secret Santa gift ideas but the only thing you know about your recipient is that they enjoy coffee (hello, new coworker!), get them something that will make their morning joe feel a little more luxe. This bag of six biscotti is available in nine flavors, each worth trying.

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Never Too Soon Hand Sanitizervia

Soon Skincare Never Too Soon Hand Sanitizer

We’re all using hand sanitizer like crazy these days—so why not gift one that’s at least cute? This hand sanitizer comes in a pretty package, has a fresh grapefruit scent and is formulated with moisturizing ingredients like aloe and glycerin to combat dry hands.

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The Hygge Game - Cozy Conversation In Pleasant Companyvia

The Hygge Game

As winter approaches we’ll be spending more time indoors, so why not keep occupied with a fun and cozy game? The Hygge Game is designed to spark conversation and bring people together. Since it doesn’t involve game pieces, spinners or other accessories, The Hygge Game can even be made Zoom-friendly for distant gatherings.

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Healthy on You Bohemian Rosemary Salt Blendvia

Healthy on You Bohemian Rosemary Salt Blend

Healthy on You offers a wide variety of song-inspired spice and salt blends, so if you know your Secret Santa recipient’s favorite band, you can truly knock this gift out of the park. This Bohemian Rosemary blend hits all the right notes. It’s inspired by the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” with rosemary and lemon.

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Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mugvia

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug

A coffee mug is a safe Secret Santa gift idea for a coworker, but you can take it up a notch by giving this gorgeous personalized one. It’s available in nearly every letter of the alphabet—so now there’s no longer an excuse for mixing up mugs in the break room.

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La Marca Proseccovia

La Marca Prosecco

Fancy wine is one of those gifts that’s almost guaranteed to be received warmly, and luckily for you, this one is actually budget-friendly. The bubbly contains notes of green apple, peach and lemon for a refreshing sip and pairs well with many foods.

If you can’t be there to exchange gifts in person, don’t fret—this Prosecco can be sent anywhere around the country with one-day shipping.

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Savor - by Kimberly Stevens (Hardcover)via

Savor by Kimberly Stevens

For the hostess on your list, this book—part cookbook, part inspiration guide—is a must-own. Author Kimberly Stevens teaches the fine art of creating charcuterie boards with advice from cheese, meat and wine experts sprinkled throughout.

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Our Pepper Jelly Collectionvia

Stonewall Kitchen’s Pepper Jelly Collection

This jelly collection is a fun and tasty choice for a spice-loving in-law or acquaintance. The spreads are delicious on plain toast, but they really come alive when served on crackers or used as a glaze on chicken or pork. Pair with some crackers and a bottle of wine for an easy, inexpensive gift basket.

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Paris by Michael Storrings 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzlevia

Paris Jigsaw Puzzle

If your recipient is bummed about not being able to travel this year, this jigsaw puzzle is a thoughtful consolation prize. It offers the soothing scene of a Paris street, complete with the Eiffel Tower in the background.

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Whiskey Stonesvia LazerGirlz/

Hand-Carved Soapstone Whiskey Stones

For a new brother- or sister-in-law or a boss you’re looking to impress, whiskey stones are a solid choice. These stones are hand-cut from natural soapstone, which is renowned for its ability to hold a chilled temperature for long periods of time.

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Wellness Loose Leaf Tea and Infuser Gift Setvia

Wellness Loose Leaf Tea and Infuser Gift Set

We could all use a bit of extra self-care this year, which is why this tea set makes such a thoughtful gift. It includes a reusable tea strainer along with three loose-leaf teas: Sencha Green Tea, Moringa Matcha and Golden Brew.

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Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn Reindeer Crunch

Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn was created by a mom in North Carolina. For a crowd-pleasing snack, try her reindeer-themed candy popcorn. It offers a salty and sweet treat of caramelized walnuts, pecans and cashews coated with salted caramel and a drizzle of dark chocolate.

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L'Occitane My Comforting Essentials Holiday Ornamentvia

L’Occitane My Comforting Essentials Holiday Ornament

L’Occitane is known for its luxurious, indulgent body care products, which is why it makes a great gift. This pack of minis (conveniently housed in a cute ornament) contains a hand cream, ultra-rich body cream and hand soap.

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Bottle Stopper with 8 Wine Charmsvia

Rabbit Bottle Stopper with Wine Charms

Anyone who enjoys a glass of wine with dinner is sure to appreciate this bottle stopper. It keeps wine fresh and includes eight colorful charms for keeping glasses labeled during future get-togethers.

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.

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