Shh! If you’re after original Secret Santa gifts or the best Secret Santa ideas, tiptoe right this way. As we all know Secret Santa is a Christmas tradition.
For those new to the topic, it’s where members of a group of friends, family, or coworkers throw random names into a bowl and have everyone pick a name of who they’ll be shopping for. Alternatively, someone who isn’t involved in the exchange can assign who buys for whom. The key is keeping who’s shopping for whom all secret because that’s half the fun.
Check out the list below for the best Secret Santa gift ideas for this year.
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Amazon Echo (2nd Generation)
The all-new Amazon Echo is a perfect gift to give friends and family who have not yet experienced connected home products. Compact and incredibly smart (it is powered by the retail giant’s excellent Alexa smart home platform), this second-generation gadget is designed to connect to your favorite speakers, and take voice commands ranging from ordering more detergent, playing music, calling Uber, and so much more. The available finishes for the speaker include great-looking fabric and wood choices, which will enable it to seamlessly blend into any room.
This one makes for an ideal gift for all the coffee-loving friends and co-workers. The super handy single-serve brewing system lets you control the strength, flavor, and brew time for customizable cold-brew on the fly. Consider this gadget the French press of iced coffee — say goodbye to waiting in endless Starbucks lines!
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader
Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is the perfect gift for friends and family who are avid and on-the-go readers and don’t want to carry print editions everywhere they go. The e-reader has a sharp display with adjustable lighting, a lightweight body with the excellent build quality, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a battery that can last for weeks on a single charge.
It’s like a piece of jewelry for the kitchen counter! These kettles are so stylish, and there are over seven colors available. You’ll love the auto-shutoff function. This is a decent gift for all — be it family, friends, or colleagues.
Air Wars Battle Drones
Let the kids show their battle skills in the sky this Christmas. Kids (and adults!) go crazy for this intense action-filled game. It’s easy to build up skills too, with three different speed settings and four pre-programmed attack moves.
Hook and Albert Black Leather Bi-Fold Wallet
With snug-fitting pants continuing to be on-trend, the battle of the bulky wallet remains a challenge for the well-styled men in the room. The big win with this wallet is you can split out the essentials in the cardholder for those nights where you only need the basics, and combine the two when you’re heading to an event or meeting where business cards and other items will be required. The fact that it’s made of a supple pebble-grained leather is just icing on the cake.
Talking Tables Modern Metallics Pineapple Decor
Help your friends or colleagues wow their guests by gifting them this fabulous fruit, so one can adorn the dinner table with it. Aside from being an adorable home accessory, it’ll literally brighten up a room with all of its coppery gold glory. Who doesn’t love a pineapple?
Wacom Bamboo Notepad
Consider gifting this Wacom Bamboo Notepad to avid sketch artists or note-takers, be it colleagues at the office or kids back home. The nifty gadget uses regular paper and instantly send notes or drawings to the user’s smartphone or tablet. There’s even an option to search for sketched words through a mobile device.
Google Home Mini
This device is the perfect addition to an Android lover’s home. While anyone can use the Google Assistant platform, it really works seamlessly for those already set up with Google-driven apps and scheduling tools. Users can control their media library with just their voice, and they can control their smart home, too. Plus, you can’t beat that price point!
What Do You Meme?
Give this gift to someone who loves bringing people together over a good old game night, or bring it to your family’s holiday party. Adults will seriously laugh hard throughout this meme-themed, fun-filled game.
Long Distance Touch Lamp
This is the perfect present for your long-distance partner. All you have to do is touch the lamp and the other one will emit a glow in your partner’s room. How freaking cool is that? It’s also perfect for homesick students and best friends.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit-Ultimate Glow
We’re crowning this the year of the highlighter. This luster-packed palette is a must-gift this holiday season, featuring six full-size powders made from an ultra-fine milled formula for a rich color payoff that’s super impactful. Plus, the colors work for a range of skinniness. It’s an ideal gift for all the beauty queens out there.
Harry’s Rose Gold Shave Set
Harry’s shave club has taken off like wildfire over the last few years after most notably partnering with major retailers like Target and Barney’s. While their basic shave kits are great, this rose gold set is a practical, yet slightly more luxe, gift for any man who loves a good shave and has enough counter space to leave his shiny new razor out on display.
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Furbo Dog Camera
Dog owners will seriously love you for life if you gift them this treat tossing interactive pet camera. When you’re away from your pooch, just use the app to talk to your pet and toss them a treat! Woof!
Amazon.com Gift Card
When all else fails buy one of the gift cards for the picky shoppers. You can never go wrong with a gift card as you can buy literally almost anything at Amazon.com. Choose either a traditional gift card (and have it shipped to them or you) or you can even print out your own Amazon gift card at home.
Go ahead, indulge yourself into some fun gift picking for those you care, without burning a hole in your pocket. Do let us know what’s your idea of a Secret Santa gift this season. Happy Shopping!