The 11 Best Secret Santa Gifts to Buy in 2018

Go beyond basic with these top-picks

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The holiday season brings, family, friends, food, and of course gifts! Whether your co-workers get together every year to do a Secret Santa exchange, or your family members partake to limit the amount of gift buying during the season—this tradition is a fun way to get everyone involved.

No matter your price limitations for Secret Santa—below are some of our favorite gifts to give all under $30. From a clever wine opener to a witty message board—here, the top Secret Santa gifts that are so good you might just want to add them to your holiday list this year. 


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    Best for Tea Lovers: Taylors of Harrogate Classic Tea Variety Gift Box


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    Indulge the tea lover in your life with this 48-count tea sampler gift box that will have them sipping traditional brews such as English Breakfast to more unique varieties like Pure Assam.  Besides getting some delicious tea, you'll also be giving them a pretty gift box, so all you really need to do is add a bow and you are done. If you want to take this gift a step further pair it with a new mug for a complete present. 

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    Best for the Social Media Lover: Gray Felt Letter Board

    If the recipient is often taking selfies for Instagram, why not gift them one of these trendy letter boards that can add some clever text to their next IG story, or even be used on their desk at for their mantra of the week. 

    These letter boards come in 11 different colors to suit their style, three sizes and have 300 letters to accommodate all that they have to say. 

    This Amazon bestseller has over 1,000 reviews with top-ratings from people who use these boards for animal posts, famous quotes, and even words of encouragement. It is such a unique gift that the receipeint will have a lot of fun playing with in the New Year. 

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    Best for the Entertainer: What Do You Meme

    Game nights are big amongst Millenials these days. If they haven't played this slightly inappropriate game yet, they are sure to fall into hysterics as they match up familiar online meme photos with raunchy quotes. This game is great for those who have a thick skin and are fans of Cards Against Humanity.

    If you've drawn your boss for this year's Secret Santa you might want to skip this present unless they have a healthy sense of humor. We're also sure grandma wouldn't approve but your fun-loving brothers or twenty-something niece will be huge fans.  

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    Best for Wine Lovers: Cork Pops Original Wine Bottle Opener

    Need to buy a gift for a wine lover? Why not try the coolest thing in wine bottle technology—Cork Pops. This handy gadget can open 60 bottles of wine with one cartridge. All you need to do is insert the stem into the cork, push, and voila your wine bottle is open and ready to be enjoyed. 

    Fans of Cork Pops say they love how easy this is to use, after years of struggling with corks. Though some say it doesn't work all the time, so be sure to read the instructions carefully. It comes in nine different colors and refills are available for a small fee.  

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    Best for the Foodie: Everything Bagel Seasoning Trio


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    Spice up their avocado toast with this trio of everything bagel seasoning which will add a spicy, dill, or traditional blend to whatever they can imagine. The ideas are endless of what to put this on, from popcorn to egg salad, to hummus, and beyond, the recipient is sure to become an addict of this seasoning because it is just that good. ​

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    Best for Gym-Goer: Mpow Flame Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

    Help them accomplish their fitness goals with these sweatproof earbuds that let them rock out to their favorite tunes without connected wires. These Amazon bestsellers, slip over their ears and play through your phones Bluetooth with a range of 33 feet! These buds fit comfortably in your ear with their memory foam construction which doesn't irritate even the most sensitive of ears. 

    Reviewers comment that these are good quality headphones for the price and they love the convenient carrying case they come with which makes packing them for the gym a breeze. 

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    Best for Beauty Lovers: Dermal Korea Collagen Facial Mask Sheet

    Give them a dose of pampering at a budget price with this sheet mask set that comes with 16 different masks to help them relax and rewind. Each mask is infused with different ingredients ranging from cucumber, aloe, green tea, and more. They all also contain vitamin E and collagen to help renew and replenish tired looking skin. 

    Over 3,000 reviewers agree that these masks do the job at a super affordable price. Even reviewers with sensitive skin said that these worked great and didn't cause them any breakouts. 

    The recipient of this will truly appreciate the thoughtful idea and treasure the gift of R&R. 

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    Best for Men: K. Bell Socks Men's Original Novelty Crew Socks

    While you won't be breaking the mold by giving him socks, men are hard to shop for and they always need socks! These fun novelty socks come in an array of different patterns from the American flag, to mustaches, and beyond. Choose a pair that suits his demeanor and he will proudly wear these to the office, family gatherings and beyond. 

    These socks are made of a cotton blend and fit right up to the bottom of the calf. They come in two different sizes and can be machine washed. 

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    Best for Coffee Lovers: Takeya Patented Deluxe Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker

    Cold brew coffee has been sweeping the nation. If you typically see your Secret Santa pick shelling out the big bucks for a cup brewed at the local coffee house, why not give them a cold brew iced coffee maker. Making cold brew coffee really isn't hard, you just need the right maker to brew your coffee overnight as it sits in the fridge.

    This top-pick makes four servings of their favorite brew in a BPA-free model that is also dishwasher safe. Reviewers say this has helped them save money and they didn't realize how easy it was to make their own brew at home. 

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    Best Cozy: Bedsure Flannel Fleece Luxury Blanket Blue

    Bigger is always better when it comes to presents. If you want to wow your pick this year gift this super cuddly blanket that will be a welcome companion for when they binge-watch their favorite new series. 

    Available in 13 colors, this throw blanket will look just as good draped on the couch as it would at the foot of their bed. You can also get this in a blanket size if you know they need something bigger. It is easy to wash and works just as well on the bed as it does a travel blanket. 

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    Best Relaxing: Natrogix Bliss Essential Oils

    Essentials oils can help aid in a range of various ailments, such as help relieve headaches, ease insomnia, and best of all help you relax. If they have an oil diffuser or not they will thoroughly enjoy this gift set of essential oils with top scents to relieve their daily stresses. These oils can be used in a DIY facial toner, as an air freshener, or added to a carrier oil for a nice massage oil. The ideas are endless and your gift recipient will feel like they've gotten many gifts in one. They can even mix and match some of their favorite scents for a custom tailored experience.