Happy holidays, readers!
We've updated this story (which is still so useful) to make sure it shows you products available to buy in 2018. We hope you enjoy it! For gift guides published this year, be sure to check out:
We've also included a few survival tips for the holidays below.
Secret Santa gifts, whether for a close friend or a not-so-close co-worker, don't have to be that complicated.
There are essential non-personalized things we can all appreciate: from funky, office decor to a new mug to gifts that give back, finding the perfect Secret Santa present is all about being thoughtful and practical.
If you don't know the person that well, do a bit of research by asking their close friends or checking out their social media feeds to see if there are any hobbies or interests that pop out ... just don't ruin the surprise by telling a lot of people.
And if your budget is a little bigger this year, we also have this
Secret Santa gift guide for gifts up to $25.
Below are 30 of our favourite Secret Santa gifts from around the web — hey, at this price, you may just end up picking up something for yourself!
Fresh Herbs In A Bag Cute Notebook Funky Socks Story continues Cozy Mug For Storing For Saving Mini Booze Caesar Mix Drink Up! Big-Headed Figurines Cute And Cozy Holiday Massage Bar Desk Plant Therapeutic Bath Cocktail Mixes Colourful Bowl Tea Ball A Little Extra Mustard Travel Cutlery Set Harry's Shaving Kit Scratch Map Travel By Luckies Of Londo
For the friend who spends every work vacation in another country, this scratch map is a fun way to keep track of all their destinations.
Get it here. More Multistripe Tote fFrom Hudson’s Bay Company
This sturdy tote is at a great price and sports the classic HBC blanket-stripe colours that go with everything. If you’re in an exchange with a low price limit, this gift is great on its own.
Get it here. More Starbucks Dot Collection Mug
Do you have a co-worker who comes in every day with a huge mug of coffee? Then he or she will appreciate receiving a mug from the Starbucks Dot Collection. Extra points: it comes in a fancy box.
Get it here. More Journal By Moleskine
For co-workers who spend their breaks with their noses in a book. They'll love this book journal to help keep them organized with their thoughts.
Get it here. More Marble Entertaining Coasters By Indigo
These white marble coasters look far more expensive than they actually are, and make the perfect gift for that friend who loves to throw dinner parties.
Get it here. More American Era Variety 3-Pack from Dutch’s
If your co-worker is a mixologist part-time, he or she will appreciate this variety pack of bitters from Dutch’s. They’re made with organic ingredients and include cocktail recipes.
Get it here. More Landscape Halifax Teacup From Drake General Store
If you've picked the name of a proud Atlantic Canadian, or simply someone who appreciates a mug of hot tea and our country’s beautiful vistas, this stylish teacup and saucer will be well-received.
Get it here. More David’s Tea For The Tree
This charming sampler set has three of David’s holiday teas, and the holders double as ornaments for the tree when the tea is gone.
Get it here. More Soap and Paper Factory Creamy Peppermint Hand Cream
Cold winter weather can do a number of your hands, and spending all day in a dry office doesn't help either. Give your co-worker the gift of pampering.
Get it here. More Fireside Vintage Glass Candle By Woodwick
This candle comes in a lovely container that looks like a vintage-store find. And yes, it smells like a cozy fireplace, too. But that’s not the best part — it also sounds like that fireplace, thanks to a wick made of wood.
Get it here. More A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens
It’s Christmas, right? So you can’t go wrong with a festive gift, like this cloth-bound Penguin edition of Dickens’ classic tale, along with a few more of his short stories.
Get it here. More Secret Santa Gift Set From Lush
This gift package from the natural-cosmetics company makes it easy with wrapping paper that spells out exactly what the gift is for. Inside it contains a bath bomb shaped like Santa himself and a soap that smells like delicious holiday toffees.
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