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The 61 best Secret Santa gifts that'll make their holiday, starting at $7

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.

While you have plenty of time to contemplate the perfect Secret Santa gift, you might ultimately struggle with trying to find something that’s funny but still useful. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with some top-notch Secret Santa gift ideas.

Bestsellers | Gifts under $15 | Gifts under $25 | Gifts under $50

Bestselling Secret Santa gifts

The Screaming Goat

A Shop TODAY bestseller for the last several holiday seasons, this gift'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.

Hagibis Cleaning Pen for AirPods Pro

Most people with AirPods probably don't clean them as much as they should. Instead of digging around the case with some combination of cotton swabs and cleaning products, this designated cleaning pen will make the process easy for them. Shop TODAY associate editor Emma Stessman saw a huge difference after using it, saying she was "astounded (and frankly pretty disgusted) by the amount of dirt and wax that came out from inside the bud."

Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy

This miniature inflatable tube guy with 23,000+ verified five-star ratings has a fan at the bottom so he'll dance and inflate wherever you put him.

PureWine Wand

Oenophiles will enjoy this bestselling 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, according to the brand.

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.

Secret Santa gifts under $15

Plant Mister

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

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.”

Topist Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner

Cleaning dry splatters, dried crud and other mystery remnants lingering in a dirty microwave isn't anyone's favorite chore. This clever cleaning product, fortunately, makes the task more bearable by using steam to soften dirt and stains.

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.

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 235,000 verified ratings on Amazon and is currently a bestseller.

Burt's Bees Tips and Toes Kit

It's easy to resort to skin care products when it comes to Secret Santa gifts, but this Burt's Bees set is something they'll actually be excited about. For starters, it includes six travel-sized versions of their bestselling hand and foot care items. Plus, how can you ignore its 62,000+ verified five-star ratings?

"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.

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.”

Mini Desk Vacuum Cleaner

Instantly become the best co-worker 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel

Beauty lovers actively seeking the next hot trend will obsess over this Japanese exfoliating towel. Made to scrub away dirt and dead skin more effectively than your traditional washcloth, Shop TODAY editorial director Adrianna Brach also loves how this Amazon beauty essential assists with ridding of ingrown hairs.

Bushwick Kitchen Bees Knees Spicy Honey

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

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.

See's Candies Coffee Lovers Box

You can't go wrong with a box of sweets for your Secret Santa recipient. These truffle treats are loaded with smooth, coffee-loaded centers in four varieties — hazelnut, milky and kona mochas and cafe au lait.

Ouai Chill Pills Bath Bombs

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

Secret Santa gifts under $25

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.

LED Flashlight Gloves

For the person who overestimates their night vision capabilities, these gloves — a Shop TODAY bestseller! — will rock their world. They have LED lights that can be angled towards whatever direction they're working towards, plus they're made with a breathable lightweight material that can fit any hand size.

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.

W&P Silicone Water Bottle Ice Tray

Thirsty for cold H2O? Most water bottles have mouthpieces that are too small to put ice cubes, but this silicone tray easily rectifies that issue!

The Stranded Stitch Desert Cacti DIY Cross Stitch Kit

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Puffin Beverage Flannel

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

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!

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.

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.

Out of Print Library Card Tote Bag

For the bibliophile in your life, gift them with this tote bag that resembles a library card from way back when. Whether they dote it to the library, a book sale or in their everyday life, this bag comes in an array of colors.

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Beauty connoisseurs may best know Sol de Janeiro for their irresistibly delicious scents, but this body cream also aids in tightening and firming skin thanks to key ingredients like caffeine and cupuaçu butter.

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.

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.

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Chapped lips? That's not a problem they'll have to deal with this winter, thanks to this viral (and Shop TODAY Beauty Award winning) lip mask with over 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.

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.

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.

Uncommon Goods Banana-Saving Hats

We've all fallen victim to bananas going bad before we get a chance to use them. While we'd love it if the hats themselves had magical banana-saving powers, the usefulness actually comes from the silicone cap you place on the crown first which is meant to slow the absorption of ethylene gas (which is what causes them to brown). Then you place the fun hat on top!

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.

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.

Secret Santa gifts under $50

Hydro Flask Travel Coffee Mug

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

Capri Blue Volcano Candle

If they like big candles and they cannot lie or their house always seems to smell amazing, gift them with this large candle from Anthropologie. This scent graces each store you walk into, and now it will be in their house as well. "The color of the jar and the scent are absolutely gorgeous and delicious," said one reviewer, adding that "the perfume lasts for hours."

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.

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.

Bitzee Interactive Digital Pet

Who wouldn't want to score one of the season's hottest holiday toys? The Toy Insider's Chief Toy Officer, Laurie Schacht, previously stopped by the 3rd Hour of TODAY to preview the must-have playthings of the year, including this handheld digital pet that grows into an adult right in the palm of their hands!

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.

Mark & Graham Nomad Rugged Case for AirPods

Give their AirPods a new home this Christmas with this personalized leather case. Available in brown and black, Mark & Graham also offers other leather goods that can be customized to gift like phone cases, charging accessory trays and laptop sleeves, among many others.

Owala FreeSip Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Could you believe one of the hottest accessories of the year happens to be an oversized water bottle? One of the most popular "emotional support water bottles" is this colorful Owala option with a near-perfect Amazon average and 19,500+ verified five-star ratings. Shop TODAY page Casey Dawson is personally a fan of this bright bottle, as well. "Twist off lids always felt annoying to keep fiddling with, so the pop-open lid (with a lock) is so convenient. It comes in lots of colors, is easy to clean and is really affordable compared to other competing water bottles. I also used it in 100-degree weather in Austin out at the pool in the sun, and the ice inside didn't melt for hours!”"

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.

Papier Daily Notebook

They can write out their long-term resolutions or never miss an opportunity to jot down their thoughts with this journal from Papier, filled with 96 lined pages.

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.

Jiggy Puzzles Picnic a la Plage

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.

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.

Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is perfect for the TV aficionado in your life. Garnering over 216,000 verified five-star ratings, it also has access to popular apps like Netflix, Hulu and Disney+.