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61 genius Secret Santa gifts that aren't a gift card

From tech gear to desk accessories for their home office, these picks are sure to be a hit.
We found gift picks for every budget.
We found gift picks for every budget. Kara Birnbaum / TODAY

Secret Santa and white elephant parties are some of our favorite holiday traditions. Whether you’re drawing someone’s name out of a hat or if you’re playing one of those number games, Secret Santa gifts are always a good time. If you’re struggling with trying to find something that’s funny but still useful, we’ve got you covered with some top-notch Secret Santa gift ideas.

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Secret Santa gifts under $15

PureWine Wand

Oenophiles will enjoy this wine wand that not only looks pretty in a glass but also removes sulfites and histamines, effectively reducing the likelihood of headaches and hangovers the next morning.

Fly by Jing Xtra Spicy Chili Crisp

Can they handle the heat? Put their palate to the test with Fly by Jing's "most requested product ever," their super spicy (and super new) chili crisp that's said to have "three times the heat" of the original.

Paint by Sticker: Plants and Flowers

Love arts and crafts but hate the mess that's often associated with it? Their creativity will be blossoming when they get their hands on this "paint by sticker" book that includes everything you need to create a dozen vibrant works of art.

W&P Design Water Bottle Ice Tray

For the person who enjoys chillier sips over lukewarm ones, this silicone tray should have them covered when they're taking their drink on-the-go. Instead of the classic square mold, this design creates ice that are slim enough to fit inside a traditional water bottle.

Williams Sonoma Snowman Face Hot Chocolate Bomb

If Frosty the Snowman has to melt, he might as well turn himself into a warm, rich sip. This festive hot cocoa bomb is hand-decorated and filled with plenty of marshmallows, which'll delight anyone with a sweet tooth.

Personalized My Last Nerve Soy Candle

For the person who needs a laugh, this personalized candle will have them chuckling like Old Saint Nick. You can customize their candle with their name and the scent of your choice before giving it to them on the big day.

Haute Soiree Women's Novelty Socks

We love good novelty socks because they are cute and super useful for wearing around the house. These women’s socks come in a variety of designs with cute phrases such as, “If you can read this, bring me some wine,” and “If you can read this, bring me a marg.”

The Screaming Goat

This one's exactly what it looks like: a goat figurine that screams when you press it! It's also perfect for that co-worker that needs to let out a little frustration.

Paladone "Friends" Draw-It Game

Fans of the TV show "Friends" will enjoy this gift. The game has players draw out different scenarios from the iconic sitcom for others to try to guess what’s going on in the picture. Your party will forever be known as “The one where Secret Santa got it right.”

PartyTalk 3-Piece Ugly Christmas Sweater for Wine

This is the cutest gag gift ever — three of your wine bottles will be able to sport adorable ugly Christmas sweaters and matching tiny hats.

Plant Mister

The plant connoisseur will appreciate this elegant mister. It also makes a great decor piece for an apartment or home.

"The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookiee Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes," by Robin Davis

This bestseller was published in 1998, but it's remained popular with the release of the latest movies in the epic space saga. From C-3PO pancakes to Jedi juice bars, this intergalactic "Star Wars" cookbook features healthy snacks, delicious dishes, sweet treats and easy main courses that no rebel can resist.

Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer

Help keep their coffee or tea at the perfect temperature with this mug warmer. The small tray takes up just a little bit of room on a desk, but it’s worth it to not have to get up and reheat coffee in the microwave.

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

This miniature inflatable tube guy has a fan at the bottom so he'll dance and inflate wherever you put him.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Who doesn't love waffles? This tiny but mighty waffle maker is bound to be a hit — especially since it has over 219,000 reviews on Amazon.

Puffin Beverage Flannel

Keep the condensation from bottles and cans off your hands with this beverage flannel. The funny drink insulator comes in red and green buffalo plaid and even has tiny arms that tuck into pockets.

Juboury Golf Pen Set

For the golf lover on your list, consider these pens that look like clubs. The set includes pens that look like a driver, putter and iron, along with a pin flag and two tiny golf balls.

Solar Photography Kit

For just under $15, your giftee can create an endless array of images on fabric or paper simply by placing every day objects on the Sunography paper and exposing them to sunlight to reveal a rich blue print.

Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey

Hot and spicy honey has been a consistent food trend the last several years. Give this bottle of spicy honey to the foodie on your Secret Santa list and they’ll be adding it to everything from pizza to cookies.

30 Watt Sipski Wine Glass Holder

This holder can bond to almost any surface — including bathroom tile — so their glass of wine is never more than an arm's length away. The contraption can hold a stemmed or stemless wine glass and is water- and mildew-resistant.

Original Chill-N-Reel

If there’s someone on your list who likes to fish, the Original Chill-N-Reel is a fun gift. The can cooler has an integrated fishing line so they can drink and fish at the same time with just one thing in their hands.

PlayMonster Things..."Schitt's Creek" Party Game

If your giftee is obsessed with "Schitt’s Creek," then consider this aptly themed game. They’ll be breaking open the box trying to recruit people to play before everyone else has opened their gifts.

Secret Santa gifts under $25

WHATEVER: The Awkward and Embarrassing Party Card Game

For the friend who’s always hosting game night, WHATEVER will be an instant hit. Adult players will encounter physical challenges, funny dares and maybe even reveal a few secrets.

Koolkatkoo Cute Cat Coffee Mug

Cat lovers will think this gift is purr-fect. The standout feature on this adorable mug is the ceramic cat lid that doubles as a cell phone holder.

Game of Phones

This Secret Santa gift will have everyone wanting to join in the fun. Gather your friend group for this digital scavenger hunt that involves searching through your phone for photos and building emojis.

Rocketbook Smart Reusable Notebook

For the person on your list who is constantly making a grocery list, writing notes for work or rolling today’s to-do list over to tomorrow, this reusable notebook is fun and helpful. There are 36 pages, but each of them can be wiped completely clean with a damp cloth.

Minthologie Studio Zodiac Constellation Necklace

If your Secret Santa giftee loves delicate jewelry, consider this zodiac constellation necklace. It comes in gold or silver so you can pick which one will match their preference better.

Custom Made Stamp Cookie Cutter

Upload a photo of yourself or someone else, then receive a custom cookie cutter featuring a very lifelike face that can be embossed onto cookie dough. Choose up to eight faces for one cookie cutter so no one gets left out.

The Stranded Stitch Desert Cacti DIY Cross Stitch Kit

Cross-stitching is an easy craft that’s gained popularity over the past few years. This trendy cacti pattern is simple and includes everything needed to make a pretty piece to hang in someone’s home.

"Star Wars" The Child 4" Mini Waffle Maker

Baby Yoda has taken over as the cutest creature in the galaxy. This mini-waffle maker will make breakfast even sweeter because each waffle will have Grogu in the middle of the waffle.

Stojo Collapsible Travel Cup With Straw

If they love camping or traveling and are always complaining about saving space, this collapsible cup is perfect. It can collapse down to two inches and is made from silicone so it can squeeze into tight spaces.

Mini Desk Vacuum Cleaner

Instantly become the best coworker by helping them keep their desk tidy with this mini vacuum cleaner. It’s rechargeable so they can easily keep lunch crumbs off their keyboard.

Taco vs Burrito Card Game

One of the most popular games for families right now is Taco vs. Burrito. It’s quick to play but also fairly strategic, so kids (7+) and adults will enjoy the card-based food fight.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Chapped lips? That's not a problem they'll have to deal with this winter, thanks to this viral lip mask with nearly a million likes on Sephora's website. Nourishing ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil aid with delivering ample moisture while they're catching up on much-earned zzz's.

Poetry for Neanderthals

"This game. Is the funniest game. Of all the games!!!" one verified Amazon reviewer recently said about this party game that's earned a near-perfect average over time. Players are forced to speak in single syllables to describe a complex word or phrase. If you mess up, you risk getting whacked with a blow-stick!

Couch Coaster

Colder temperatures means more time at home...and on the couch. Prep them for a mess-free hibernation season with this ergonomic cup holder that prevents drips and spills.

Bloody Mary Cocktail Branches

No two Bloody Mary fans are alike — some remain purists and prefer simple garnishes like celery and olives, while others go all out and stick an all-you-can-snack buffet in theirs. Whichever end of the spectrum they land on, hook them up for the ultimate sip thanks to these stainless steel picks with plenty of branches for their fixings.

Esarora Ice Roller

Do you know someone who needs a bit of stress relief? This ice roller — which one Shop TODAY associate editor calls "a wake-up call" for her face — can do just that (along with reducing puffiness and under-eye bags).

Don't Speak! Coffee Mug

If you're heading to a work holiday party, this sassy coffee mug is sure to be a hit with any co-workers who can't do anything before that first sip of coffee.

Cactus Humidifier

A mini desk humidifier is just what everyone needs, and this one is on-trend looking like a tiny cactus. After four hours the humidifier will automatically turn off, so there’s no need to worry about unplugging it.

Herb & Louis Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes

No one likes a watered-down cocktail. If someone on your list is a fan of craft cocktails, then these infused ice cubes are a must-get. Each ice cube is flavored with things like Meyer lemon or blood orange to add an extra boost of flavor.

Halluci Women's Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece Slippers

Give the gift of comfort with these cozy on-trend slippers. The slippers come in several different colors, so you can pick which ones they will like best. No doubt they’ll be slipping these on halfway through the party.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is perfect for the TV aficionado in your life. Garnering over 146,000 verified five-star ratings, it also has access to popular apps like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+.

Bella Haus Design Yoga Sloth Figurines in Ugly Christmas Sweaters

If they are as obsessed with sloths as we are, they are going to love these quirky sloth figurines that are wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and doing yoga. Honestly, we would display these year-round.

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge and Glass

For the bourbon or whiskey fan on your list, consider this glass that creates a sloping ice cube that will keep their drink cold without diluting it. The set comes with the glass and the ice mold; all they need to do is add water and wait for the ice to form.

Table Topics Game

These sets of cards contain fun conversation starters to get everyone engaged. Great for encouraging dinner table chatter or discussions around the water cooler.

Poo-Pourri In A Pinch Pack

This is the ultimate set for going on-the-go, since it contains five pocket-size bottles of Poo-Pourri that can conveniently fit in your purse, backpack, luggage or any other kind of baggage you're toting.

Secret Santa gifts under $50

Pure Enrichment PureRelief Deluxe Foot Warmer

If you know someone who is always cold, this foot warmer will become the gift that keeps on giving. It can be plugged in under a desk or used on the couch, and all they have to do is slip their feet in to get cozy.

Welly Bamboo Traveler

This fully customizable and reusable cup is a gift that they will use repeatedly. The bottle can keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours, and hot for up to 14 — no more lukewarm coffee or room-temperature Diet Coke.

Sondergut Roll-Up Suede Backgammon Game

For the frequent traveler, camper or person who just likes playing games, this roll-up backgammon set is a gift they’ll take on many adventures. All of the small pieces fit in the zippered pouch so they never have to worry about losing anything.

Southeast Asian Omsom Sampler

Whether they're a cooking novice or a whiz in the kitchen, we bet they'll appreciate skipping a few steps when it comes to getting dinner on the table. Omsom's bestselling collection of Southeast Asian starters is bursting with bold flavors that are as close to restaurant-quality as you could get at home.

Charlotte Tilbury Dreamy Superstar Glow Kit

For the beauty fanatic who's always rocking glowing skin wherever they are, Charlotte Tilbury's limited edition set features a duo of travel-sized Beauty Light Wands (in shades Spotlight and Pinkgasm) that'll have them illuminating beyond the holiday season.

David's Tea Chai Lovers 12 Tea Sampler

If they always have a warm drink in their hands, consider this chai-focused tea sampler. Featuring a dozen "feel-good" blends ranging from traditional (cinnamon rooibos, vanilla) to out-of-the-box (banana bread, chocolate chili), they'll just need to drop the loose leaf tea into their favorite infuser and hang tight for a few minutes to brew the perfect cup of coziness.

Food52 x Dansk Købenstyle Saucepan & Butter Warmer

Bring a little Scandinavian style into their home with this petite enameled pan that can be used in a multitude of ways, from browning butter and heating up sauces to (as one Shop TODAY editor does) quick-pickling small batches of sliced onions.

Truff Hot Sauce

This truffle oil-infused hot sauce contains ripe chili peppers, organic agave nectar, white truffle oil and coriander and is sure to be a hit with foodies.

Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug

This travel-friendly coffee mug is designed to keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for hours.

Bean Box Gourmet Coffee Sampler

Give the gift of small-batch artisan coffee with this sampler. Each box comes with four bags of coffee, each of which are filled with 1.8 oz of ground beans.

Ouai Chill Pills Bath Bombs

If you have a friend or colleague who needs to take a chill pill, give them several this holiday season! Made with hemp, jojoba and safflower seed oil, these bath bombs are specifically designed to nurture and soothe your body.

Pink Moon Spa Night In Set

For the one who takes rest and relaxation very seriously, this spa night duo is the perfect white elephant gift. The included products, a reusable makeup pad and Tencel spa headband, are handmade in Italy. You won't believe how soft they are.

Malaya Organics Travel Set

Gift them three of Malaya Organic's bestsellers all conveniently sized for carry-on travel. This hair oil, face oil and body oil trio make your hair and skin feel luxuriously soft and hydrated.

Jiggy Puzzles Picnic a la Plage, Anthropologie

Puzzles are a great Secret Santa gift for those who enjoy a bit of a challenge. This puzzle comes in a beautiful glass jar for easy storing.

Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s other gift guides to find the perfect present for every Christmas lover on your list including Advent calendars, personalized stockings, tree toppers, custom ornaments, affordable stocking stuffers and more.