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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.