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45 best Secret Santa and white elephant 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.
Illustration of different fun gifts to buy for Secret Santa this Holiday
We found gift picks for every budget. TODAY Illustration / The Comfy / Amazon / Courtesy Katie Jackson / Skin by Brownlee & Co. / Sur La Table / Hydro Flask

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. We’ve scoured the internet in search of the best Secret Santa gifts.

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Don’t forget to check out Shop TODAY’s 2021 Gift Guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list!

Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts under $15

Plant Mister

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

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.

Cook With Color Earthenware Mixing Bowl Set

This adorable seasonal gift set can help them get a head start on holiday baking so they can curl up on the couch with freshly baked goods and binge-watch Christmas movies.

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.

Harry Potter Divination Crystal Ball

Harry Potter fans will love this crystal ball that looks just like the one used in the films during divination classes. The ball even lights up, making it a nice work lamp for those late nights or early mornings at the office.

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.

Paladone Friends TV Show Draw it Game

Fans of the TV show "Friends" will enjoy this gift. The game has players draw out different "Friends" scenarios 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.”

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.

"Wow, No Thank You." by Samantha Irby

This collection of essays from Samatha Irby will have them laughing all night long after reading the first few pages. Each essay depicts some hilarious encounter or life moment in a way that everyone can relate to.

Cactus Humidifiers

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.

Ban.do Week-To-Week Desk Notepad

For the person who’s always organized, consider this desk notepad with weeklong layouts. They’ll be able to see everything from upcoming meetings to after hours cocktail parties all at the same time.

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 novelty 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.”

Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey

Hot and spicy honey has been a top food trend this year. 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 in Seafoam

This wineglass 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 wineglass and is water- and mildew-resistant.

Encased Face Mask Funny Bearded Holiday Santa

Show off in real Santa style with these Santa beard face masks. The set of two is ideal for you to keep one for yourself and give one away so there are two Santas at your party.

Juboury Golf Pen Set

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

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.

The Screaming Goat

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

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

This bestseller was published in 1998 and has gained popularity recently 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.

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 90,000 reviews on Amazon.

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.

Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts under $25

Bluetooth Beanie

Keep warm without sacrificing your favorite tunes. This wireless, Bluetooth beanie is compatible with a slew of devices and has 110DB HD stereo sound.

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.

Skin by Brownlee & Co. Cryotherapy Ball

Do you know someone who needs a bit of stress relief at their desk at all times? This cryotherapy ball can do just that. The ball combines ice therapy and massage to reduce inflammation and help relieve headaches.

Euka Wellness Shower Bombs (Set of 6)

Help them relax at home with these shower bombs. Each bomb is filled with essential oils that will help them forget the stress of the day.

TeaDrops Ultimate Tea Sampler

If they always have a warm drink in their hands, consider this tea sampler. The eco-friendly teas are packaged in recyclable materials. Just drop the tea into a cup and watch it bloom into a cup of coziness.

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.

Raining Men Clear Bubble Dome Umbrella

From the moment they open this gift, they will be singing the song that’s inspired this umbrella. We love the clear canopy so they can actually see where they are going, and see the men raining down on them.

HALLUCI Women's Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece Slippers

Give the gift of comfort with these cozy on-trend slippers. The slippers come in 10 different colors, so you can pick which ones they will like best. No doubt they’ll be slipping these on halfway through the party.

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.

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.

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.

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 watercooler.

Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug

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

Secret Santa and White Elephant gifts under $50

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.

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.

PlayMonster Things ... Schitt's Creek Party Game

If your giftee is obsessed with the Netflix show "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.

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.

Barbour Lunch Box & Cutlery

Buying a practical Secret Santa gift is always a good idea — it's a way to ensure that they'll actually use the item more than once. This reusable lunch box and cutlery set fit that bill and is perfect for transporting food to work or picnics, you name it.

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.

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.

Kanga Coolers The Kase Mate

Having a cold drink at their disposal on the weekends is easier with The Kase Mate. Depending on the cooler size chosen, it can hold a 12- to 30-pack of canned drinks. Designed to keep packs of drinks cold for up to seven hours without ice.

Fire TV Stick 4K

The Fire TV Stick is perfect for the TV aficionado in your life. This streaming stick has access to popular apps like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+.

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.

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