Office Secret Santa Gift Guide: 9 Fun Finds for $20 or Less

Pulling a name out of a bucket for your office's annual secret santa gift exchange can be equally fun and stressful, especially if you don't know your coworker that well.

As much as we love the idea of a secret Santa or white elephant gift exchange at the office, we totally get how it can be nerve-wracking and anxiety-inducing. What if you get your boss? What can you give someone that is office-appropriate, yet creative? How to you make sure you get something worthwhile without spending a fortune?

Luckily, we've found fun gifts for less than $20 that you can give any of your co-workers (male or female) that will surely put a smile on their face this holiday season. Even the hardest people to shop for will appreciate one of these thoughtful presents. 

Now let's just hope whoever picked your name this year doesn't get you another pair of light-up Christmas socks. 


  • Merry Merry Kissmas Lip Balm

    In the winter, especially at your desk, it's always nice to have a few extra sticks of lip balm to battle those dry lips. Instead of the same boring old packaging, opt for something more seasonal, such as this Merry Merry Kissmas Lip Balm from 1-800 Flowers. The tin, which can be reused to hold loose paperclips or pushpins, contains 4 different lip balm flavors.

  • Festive Mug Featuring Ghiradelli Chocolate

    You can't have too many coffee mugs. Bonus points if the mug is chock full of delicious treats, like this Festive Mug Gift from 1-800 Baskets. After devouring the chocolate squares, use the bright red mug to hold the delicious Ghiradelli hot chocolate.

  • Merry & Bright Cookie Cards

    Giving someone a Christmas card is always a nice gesture, but an edible card? There's nothing sweeter during the holidays! May your coworker's days be Merry & Bright with this $5 cookie card from Cheryl's. For the same cost as a regular card, it's a sweet bargain.

  • Festive Holiday Caramel Pretzels

    Everyone loves and edible gift, and these caramel pretzel sticks from1-800 Baskets are not only delicious, but also look really cute and festive. These would be great wrapped up in a clear cellophane bag for the recipient to show off the cute and tasty candy decorations.

  • Poppin Office Supplies

    Boost the boring-old office supplies with the colorful and personalized options from Poppin. For $18, a set of colored pens and a matching pen cup is a perfect gift, and with colors all over the spectrum, you're sure to find something someone will love. Order from Poppin.com.

  • 'A Christmas Story' Set of Pint Glasses

    The iconic Christmas movie that warned us all that we could shoot our own eyes out with a Red Ryder BB Gun can be a part of your holiday cheer with this fun set of pint glasses from Target. For just $19.99 for all 4, it's a total steal.

  • Lucite Tray

    It's no surprise that we're a fan of lucite furniture, a big trend this year. These trays from The Container Store are great for desktop organization, and can be customized with just a fitted piece of laminated cardstock or wrapping paper taped to the bottom.

  • Monogram C. Wonder Candle

    Buying something monogrammed always adds a fun touch of personalization, and who doesn't enjoy candles? This sleek votive candle from C. Wonder can sit on his or her desk as a chic decor addition, or taken home to fill their home with warm scents.

  • Kate Spade Business Card Holder

    Business cards may not be the most stylish piece of stationery you have at your office, but you can glam up the way they are presented. These adorable business card holders for $20 by Kate Spade have "let's do lunch" inscribed, and are made from sterling silver. Get yours today from Macy's.

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