5 Cheap Things to Get Your Secret Santa When You Don’t Know Them That Well

It’s finally December and the holiday season is just around the corner. Time for Christmas carols, gingerbread houses, ugly sweaters, and everyone’s favorite gift-giving activity—Secret Santa.

While Secret Santa can be really fun when you play with a close group of friends, it may be difficult to pick the right gift when you draw the name of a person that you don’t know that well. Stuck on what to give your Secret Santa? Well, look no further because this holiday season, I have compiled a list of 5 simple things that you can gift your Secret Santa, even if you don’t know them that well.


  1. 1. Calendars

    This idea is great because you can choose to make your calendar as personalized as you want. You can choose from various designs from online calendar stores, ranging from anything from dogs to sports and everything in between. Calendars are both an aesthetic and practical gift to give to someone as the new year begins and can provide a thoughtful and easy gift to give. You can also order personalized calendars in which you have the option to add photos and text for every month as well.

  2. 2. Personalized Mug

    This is a good gift to give as it can be easily personalized. Websites such as Shutterfly offer an affordable way to print pictures on a mug. If you don’t have any pictures with your Secret Santa, you can add photos of things that they enjoy as well. Unique mugs can also be found or created any way you like.

  3. 3. Diffuser

    This is the perfect home decoration gift to give someone. Diffusers can be aesthetic and provide a welcoming aroma to the home. Since candles cannot be used on most college campuses, diffusers offer the perfect alternative to add a scent to the dorm for an affordable price.

  4. 4. Hot Chocolate

    Instead of candy or chocolate bars, hot chocolate is a good seasonal gift to buy your Secret Santa. Pair this with a mug or a bag of marshmallows and you have the perfect combination to give your Secret Santa while also fitting into the holiday spirit.

  5. 5. Fuzzy Socks

    This is a classic, but unforgettable gift to give your Secret Santa. Not only are they practical for the cold winter months ahead but also come in various styles that you can mix and match together. Finding something that fits your Secret Santa’s aesthetic can provide a useful and fun gift.

The best thing about these gifts is that they are really affordable. All of these products can be found for a reasonable price on Amazon or other websites such as calendars.com or shutterfly.com. They offer the gift-giver a way to show their thoughtfulness without having to personally know their Secret Santa, making the holiday season completely stress-free.

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