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16 Last-Minute Secret Santa Gifts Under $25 To Pick Up ASAP

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Shopping for holiday gifts can be tricky — especially as a college student. You already have to find the perfect gift for your family members, besties, or partner. And on top of that, you may have holiday parties to attend where you’re assigned a secret Santa. And if you’re a part of school groups, like sororities and clubs, or have a job in college, you might need to buy a secret Santa gift for your classmates and co-workers, too. 

For most secret Santa gift exchanges, there is a cost limit. This is a lifesaver for those on a college student budget, like myself. So, it’s essential to find a great gift that’s probably on their wishlist, but at the right price. The last thing you would want to happen is to spend your money on a gift that someone will never even use! 

So, here are 16 secret Santa holiday gifts under $25 in every category, from fun and unique gifts like party games to beauty and makeup sets. You’ll have everyone at the holiday party wishing you were their secret Santa once they see what you picked out!

The Best Friend Game

This card game is highly rated on Amazon. The Best Friend Game ($16.20) will test your skills on just how well you *really* know your besties. Perfect for college game nights!

Microwave Popcorn Popper

This Ecolution Micro-Pop Microwave Popcorn Popper ($20) will come in handy when binge-watching your fave Christmas movies with friends and family.

Snowflake Waffle Maker

Make delicious waffles on Christmas morning in just minutes with this Dash Snowflake Waffle Maker ($24.95). It even makes a cool snowflake design!

Echo Dot

Using this Echo Dot Smart Speaker with Alexa ($23) is like having your own personal assistant on hand. You can do everything from listening to music, setting alarms, creating tasks, and calling friends all on one device. Great for busy college students!

Pack Of Sheet masks

Now, this gift is for the skin care enthusiasts! This 12-pack of GLAM UP Facial Sheet Masks ($13) will give you the relaxation you need from the holiday stress while hydrating your skin from the harsh winter weather.

Claw CLips

Know someone who’s obsessed with the latest hair trends? Gift them this set of TOCESS Big Hair Claw Clips ($10) with four aesthetically pleasing colors to help them master the popular claw clip hairstyle.

Hand Cream Set

Here’s another skincare gift set that will keep your skin moisturized all winter long! The Burt’s Bees Hand Cream Trio ($13) comes with three amazing scents and is the perfect stocking stuffer.

Coffee Mug Warmer

Have a co-worker or classmate who always has a cup of coffee or tea? This VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer ($25) will keep their fave hot beverage at the perfect temperature! Great for those late-night study sessions.

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Elite Gourmet

This Elite Gourmet Rapid Egg Cooker ($14) is a life-saver for college students who are never running on time and need a quick meal. This will make up to seven eggs in just minutes!

Lip Mask

This TikTok-viral Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($24) will make any beauty enthusiast super happy with its nourishing benefits.

Color-Changing Moon Light

This LOGROTATE Moon Lamp ($24) will make the perfect dorm room decor! It has 16 fun colors, and is great for any college student who wants to spice up their dorm room for the upcoming spring semester.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite

Watch all your favorite streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, or even YouTube with this Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite ($18). You can even use Alexa to find your most-watched shows and movies with ease.

Clip-On Ring Light

Know someone who is absolutely social media-obsessed? Help them upgrade their Insta selfies and TikToks with this Auxiwa Clip-On Selfie Ring Light ($14). Great for influencers and content creators!

Makeup Brush Set

This highly-rated Real Techniques Makeup Brush Set ($19) is a must-have for any makeup lover. It has all the essentials for achieving the perfect holiday makeup look.

Nail Polish Set

This limited-edition essie Nail Polish Holiday Kit ($11) comes with four wintry shades that are guaranteed to get you in the festive holiday spirit!

Facial Spray Set

Lastly, this Mario Badescu The Facial Spray Collection ($19) is a must-have for setting and refreshing those holiday party makeup looks.

Katherine is a student at Stevens - The Institute of Business and Arts, majoring in Business Administration in St. Louis, MO. When she's not writing for Her Campus, you can find her posting on her blog, drinking her favorite coffee, and making playlists on Spotify! Feel free to follow her on Instagram to keep up with her latest posts @Kadiskreations 💖