Secret Santa is a fun way for everyone in the community to get into the Christmas spirit, but most gift exchanges have a budget cap. If you are looking for inspiration for presents that cost less than $45, this list is here to help!
Whether you are participating in Secret Santa with coworkers, friends, family, or classmates these practical gifts will be sure to please everyone on your list.
If you know the person you’re shopping for really well, personalized gifts are a simple and thoughtful present. Everything from mugs to t-shirts can be personalized with names, initials, and the like.
01. My top gift: A custom photo frame calendar for the recipient.
2. Custom Wooden Christmas ornaments are the type of gift that never goes out of style. Handmade ornaments are a great way to get in the holiday spirit and make a statement about your personality, or the personality of your recipient.
A self-care present works best if you know the person really well and are sure they’ll enjoy it.
3. I love finding and offering unique gratitude journals or good books. This year, I’m looking forward to giving my good friend The Power of Now book by Eckhart Tolle.
Gifts for the Eco-conscious
4. HAY Reusable bags – A practical present for the eco-friendly person who likes quality and durability.
5. Studio NooSHChristmas napkins, tea towels and table runners are beautiful. Their linen is Oeko-tex and dyed with natural ingredients so no chemicals are involved in the making.
6. S’WELL Reusable water bottles – A gift that can help a person stay hydrated and save on plastic water bottles.
Gifts Anyone Can Enjoy
7. HAY chopsticks – if you are tired of the same old gifts every year, consider these chopsticks from HAY for your secret Santa gift.
8. Fair trade Gurung Teas are a great gift for everyone. Their organic teas are from the Himalayas and help invigorate the lives of Nepalese farmers.
9. Doterra Essential Oils and a Diffuser are highly beneficial for a healthy lifestyle. They smell incredible and can be used all year round!
10. A nice cheese board is a great gift for everyone. Glam Galore (Wechat ID: Glam Galore) can even personalize it for you! Their cheeseboard can be used when hosting to serve cheese and other foods, and it is also a great decorative piece.
I hope this list inspired you for your own Secret Santa gift exchange! Remember that the most important gift is one you thoughtfully prepare for.
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