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52 Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $35 Anyone Would Love

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Oftentimes for Secret Santa exchanges, participants drop their top three or so picks so it saves time for people instead of guessing what to buy. But that’s not always the case. So if you’re stuck on coming up with good Secret Santa gift ideas, we got you!

Money-wise, finding an affordable present for your Secret Santa gift exchange doesn’t have to be tricky. A good Secret Santa exchange is usually set with a price max so no one’s wondering how much they should spend on a gift. Typically, Secret Santa budgets are set for under $25, under $35, or under $50, depending on the group.

Below are 50 Secret Santa gift ideas under $35 your recipient will appreciate and actually use. And if you’re running last minute, gift cards can make an easy gift, too. Check the Target Dollar Spot for seasonal gifts up to $5, or head to Michaels for daily discounts throughout the season.

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Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas of 2022

1. Toastmaster Mini Personal Blender

secret santa gifts - A Toastmaster mini personal blender with fruit in it, the pieces separated, and a close up on the lid

A mini blender ($15.99, Kohl’s) is a tasty way to quench your thirst. This Toastmaster blender originally cost $24.99, then it got marked down to $15.99. Kohl’s hands out coupons all the time, like code LETSGO20 to help you score an additional 20% off on top of that. Also, now through Dec. 7, you can earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 spent.

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2. Tranquility Weighted Blanket

A tranquility weighted blanket in its box

A quick search finds that most weighted blankets on Amazon retail for $30+, so try to cop this one ($17.88, Walmart) while it’s on sale. A weighted blanket hugs the body, providing deep, calming pressure to help you relax, making slumber time comfortable and cozy.


3. Fishers Finery Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

secret santa gifts - Silk pillowcases on some pillows

Silk pillowcases prevent long hair from knotting and tangling and help keep you cool at night. Many silk pillowcases retail for $40 and up, so this deal from Fishers Finery ($29.99, Amazon) is hard to pass up. You can even apply Amazon’s 10% coupon on the product listing to save more.


4. Big Box of Happiness

secret santa gifts - A Box of Happiness card game on a white table

This mood-boosting game ($14.98, Amazon) is fun for the whole family and outlines 96 ways to spread some cheer. It punches a pack of value since you can reuse the cards over and over again.


5. Maspost Belt Waist Pack

secret santa gifts - A black running belt pouch with a zipper on a white background
Versatile waist packs that carry money, phone, cards, and earphones usually retail for about $22 or more, so this price ($9.88, Walmart) is hard to resist. Grab them in two different colors for your jogging-enthusiast Secret Santa.


6. Art for Adults

A finished Joann Paint by number painting

Paint-by-Number kits are not just for kids and can be calming and therapeutic. This set ($14.99, Joann) includes one printed art board, acrylic paints, a round paintbrush, and instructions. The finished size is 14″ x 11″, and the completed board can be framed. New customers can get 25% off if you sign up for email promos.


7. Mohawk Home Impressionist Doormat

A welcome mat outside of. front door that says "Hello" with floral pattern

Porches and entranceways can use a little (friendly!) decoration. Most welcome mats are priced around $30, so we couldn’t pass up this one ($11.99, Kohl’s). It has a secure rubber backing for a solid grip, and you can use your Kohl’s Cash or Card and coupons for additional home goods discounts.


8. Ghirardelli Holiday Hot Chocolate Gift Set

cheap gift baskets - ghirardelli stainles steel travel mug cocoa holiday gift set

Ghirardelli Christmas mugs with hot cocoa feel luxurious, but if you shop at Walmart, you can save by buying in bulk ($10, Walmart).

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9. Cap Reversible Yoga Mat

secret santa gifts - a yellow and grey reversible yoga mat with flower patterns

If your gift recipient is into yoga, pilates, and general fitness, this is the sturdy yoga mat ($19.99, Walmart) for them. Lightweight and durable, it comes with a carry strap and is easy to roll up and out. We’ve seen it go on sale for as low as $14.99.


10. MyMini Snowman Waffle Maker

a My Mini snowman waffle maker showing the inside plate and the same product on a white background

This oh-so-cute mini kitchen gadget ($9.98, Walmart) makes snowman-shaped waffles (mix not included). Larger waffle makers are bulky, hard to clean, and don’t form fun designs, so this one’s a total bargain. At less than $10, grab another for a friend or for yourself.


11. Naipo Neck and Shoulder Massager

secret santa gifts - a shoulder massager tension alleviation machine
This soothing neck massager ($29.99, Walmart) has a control panel, various heat intensities, and overheat protection to help the user chill out with less tension in their body. It comes with three adjustable massage levels and chargers to get it going.

12. Fiesta Bistro 3-Piece Dinnerware Set

a set of colorful plates and bowls on a white background

It’s a colorful bistro salad plate with a matching bowl ($32.99, Kohl’s) that’s dishwasher and microwave safe. The set comes in a variety of pastel shades. Use your Kohl’s discount code listed online next to the price at checkout.



13. Apple AirTag

secret santa gifts - an Apple airtag on a white background

These little trackers ($29, Walmart) are amazing because they help you locate your lost luggage and other personal goods. You can track all your personal belongings with this device used in conjunction with the “Find My” app. An absolute must-give present for a frequent traveler!


14. Insulated Wine Tote

secret santa gifts - A Sonoma wine cooler tote

At Mark & Graham, you can save on shipping on your first order when you sign up for email promos. Their insulated nautical wine carrier ($22.99, Mark & Graham) with a shoulder strap can be personalized for an extra special touch.


15. Erin Condren Day Planner

A colorful day planner with the words "hold the vision, trust the process" on the cover

Help loved ones stay organized with a handy day planner. Most hardcover planners retail for $40+, but this one ($32.93, Walmart) leaves room for you to throw in a gel pen as well.


16. Supportive Posters

some posters with supportive sayings on them

We can all use some words of wisdom. These mini motivators ($6.75, Walmart) come as a collection on thick card stock. Plus, they’re a nice addition to your Secret Santa’s home office, work cubicle, or dining area. The price is indeed right at less than $7, so frame them for an extra special touch.


17. Poppington’s Gourmet Popcorn

secret santa gifts - Some containers of Poppington's Gourmet Popcorn and some loose popcorn on a white background

Your Secret Santa will satisfy their sweet tooth with sweet caramel popcorn ($34.99, Walmart) lightly covered with dark chocolate. The popcorn is peanut-free, non-GMO, and will add some crunch and munch to your recipient’s day.


18. XGeek Travel Duffel Bag

a gym bag on a white background

Gym bags have so many uses. They’re perfect for your workout gear and can double as an overnight travel tote. This one ($34.99, Walmart) comes with a thick shoulder strap and functional pockets.


19. Mara-Mi Stationery Desk Set

secret santa gifts - A stationary desk set in a marble patterned organizer

Every office desk or cabinet needs an elegant stationery collection to make the room come together. This desk set ($13.99, Target) comes with note cards, envelopes, and sticker seals. Toss in a journal and silver pens — you’ve got yourself a thumbs-up Secret Santa present.


20. Macy’s Bangle Set

Three gold bangle bracelets with some shiny stones

Jewelry can be passed on from generation to generation, making it extra special. A gold-toned bracelet ($26.86, Macy’s) adorned with studs has a layered look and adds class to any outfit.


21. Women’s Scarlett Earbud Case

secret santa gifts - Magenta and navy blue furry earbud case holders

This furry earphones/AirPods holder ($12, Macy’s) comes in three fun colors — grab a few for your Secret Santa to prevent them from just tossing their pods into a bag with no protection.


22. Thermos 16-Ounce Stainless Steel Food Jar

secret santa gifts - Silver and red stainless steel Thermos food jars on a white background
Keep your beverage, soup, or chili either hot or cold with an insulated and durable Thermos ($23.19, Kohl’s). It comes with a foldable spoon for convenience. Since this is a practical gift, your Secret Santa will use this at lunchtime again and again. Don’t forget to use the provided coupon code on the product listing to save more.


23. Bamboo Charcuterie Board

secret santa gifts - A bamboo charcuterie board filled with snacks

If your recipient loves hosting, a bamboo cheese board ($31.99, Amazon) is their perfect match. This refined board serves and holds various cheeses, meats, and crackers and is crafted from organic Moso bamboo.


24. Ulta 12 Days of Bath Advent Calendar

secret santa gifts - The contents of Ulta's 12 Days of Bath advent calendar

It’s a 12-piece Advent calendar ($22, Ulta) containing shimmery lotion, an eye mask, loofah, scrunchie, and more, so you know it packs nice value.


25. Personalized Keychain

Custom keychains with "Christina" and "Auntie" on them

You’ll never misplace your keys again with a handmade keychain ($17.56, Etsy.com), available in shades of hot pink, rose, or gold. It’s 25% off now.


26. Enkore Coasters

secret santa gifts - a stack of coasters with cool designs on them.

Keep their coffee table ring-free with a set of beautiful coasters ($12.77, Amazon). These are decorated with mandala patterns and made of ceramic and cork. Most coaster collections come with four individual coasters, but this comes with six at a similar price.


27. Colorful Magnets

Some colorful floral magnets on a white background

These chic tree magnets ($8.59, Amazon) will add some sparkle and color to any fridge, stovetop, or dry-erase board. Sixteen high-quality, vibrant magnets for less than $10 is a great deal!


29. Calvin Klein Men’s RFID Passcase Wallet

secret santa gifts - A Calvin Klein wallet with money in it

An “everyday” wallet that’s sleek and holds everything tightly is the ultimate Secret Santa gift. This stylish black wallet ($34.65, Macys) was originally priced at $50 and is now 30% off. Made of imported leather, the wallet has an ID window, seven card slots, a currency pocket, and two main pockets.


30. Sloth Sponges

Three sloth shaped sponges on a white background

With this unique gift, you get three Sloth-shaped scrub sponges ($7.99, Zulily) for less than $10. And each one comes with a little hook so you can hang them to dry.


31. Scunci Scrunchies

secret santa gifts - Some scrunchies next to a star-shaped gift box set

Thin rubber bands can damage hair, which is why thick, soft hair scrunchies are a better choice. This set of five ($9.99, Bed Bath & Beyond) comes in a festive, star-shaped gift box. Bed Bath & Beyond members can save an extra 20% and earn rewards.


32. Cross-Stitching Sewing Kit

flamingo cross stitch

If your Secret Santa wants to try cross-stitching and needs a little motivation, this is the perfect gift ($5.49, Joann). Right now, you can save 10% on any orders over $75 at Joann.


33. Gallery Frame Trio

Three photos in frames hanging in a living room

These classy picture frames ($29.99, Kohl’s) are solid quality and measure 11 x 14 matted to 8 x 10. Don’t forget to take advantage of Kohl’s Cash and online discount codes before checking out.


34. Mindful Goods Calming Oils

secret santa gifts - A box of Winter Wonderland essential oils

Made in India, this lovely essential oil collection ($28, Mindful Goods) is holiday season-inspired. Scents include Cozy Village, Christmas Tree, Berry Forest, and more. New customers can save 10% when they sign up for email promos.


35. Paint by Sticker: Plants and Flowers

secret santa gifts - The front and back cover of a Paint by Sticker activity book

A great activity for a rainy day is a paint-by-sticker project ($13.46, Amazon). This one’s 10% off for a limited time.


36. Bottled Water Ice Cube Tray

Three different colored water bottle ice cube trays and a person putting an ice stick into a water bottle

Seemingly little inventions are sometimes the best inventions. These ice cube trays ($9.99, Amazon) make keeping drinks cold way easier with their thin molds. You get a set of three in one pack at $3.33 apiece.


37. Cat Pattern Mugs

two cute mugs with a kitty topper

If your Secret Santa is a cat lover, they’ll love these novelty coffee mugs that come in a pack of two ($21.99, Amazon). Dishwasher and microwave safe, these mugs work for both hot and cold drinks.


38. LC-dolida Shower Phone Holder

A person using a touch screen phone inside a waterproof case, the case open, and three adhesives

Amazon has these waterproof cases ($14.99, Amazon) for your cell phone that attach to the shower wall so you can watch your fave movie or TikTok video while showering. They even have a 10% coupon on the product listing so you can save more now.


39. Tea Towels

Some tea towels from Uncommon Goods with 63 National Parks on them

Mini kitchen towels are practical and something simple you always need at home. This US Landmarks-themed tea towel ($16.99, UncommonGoods.com) is great for those who love to travel, especially to National Parks.


40. Zodiac Socks

secret santa gifts - Three pairs of socks themed as different zodiac signs

If your Secret Santa is into astrology and horoscopes, this is their ultimate holiday present — socks ($12, UncommonGoods.com) that represent their star sign. They’re super soft, made of sustainable materials, and sell out fast according to reviews, so grab a pair ASAP. Just make sure you confirm your Secret Santa’s birth date before purchasing so you buy their correct sign.


41. DIY Terrarium

Green Thumb Terrariums from Uncommon Goods on a white background.

You don’t need a yard to grow succulents. Your Secret Santa can enhance their living space with a DIY Terrarium Collection. This kit ($20, UncommonGoods.com) comes with hangable house frames, white pebbles, faux moss, and all the essentials needed to bring some greenery into the office or home.


42. Lands’ End Men’s Fleece Scarf

A Land's End scarf and a model wearing the same scarf with a blue coat
Black is a go-to scarf shade that matches any sweater or coat. I like that this plush, antistatic one ($11.47, Lands’ End) can be personalized for an extra $8. A promo code discount has already been applied to this 6-foot long neck warmer, and if you toss in earmuffs, you’ll still come in at under $25 if you don’t opt for embroidery. Total deal.


43. Wonder & Bloom Puzzle

A box for a puzzle on a white background

Those who love game nights can keep their brain busy by working on a 500-piece puzzle ($13.99, Amazon) with lovely artwork depicting a plant shop. Once completed, the puzzle measures 20 x 20 inches and includes an insert of the full, completed image for reference.


45. Minnie Mouse Lip Balm

secret santa gifts - Some Minnie Mouse lip balms on a white background

Secret Santas who are Disney fans will greatly appreciate and use this lip balm adorned with Disney characters. The Minnie Mouse set ($13.75, Amazon) contains two hydrating, coconut-scented 4.2-ounce lip balms that are part of Mad Beauty’s Mickey & Friends skincare line. Other available lip balm characters include Mickey, Ariel, Belle, Aladdin’s Lamp, and Cinderella.


46. Snowglobe Cup

a snowglobe party cup with a straw that says "Snow Much Fun!" on the front.

Whimsical accessories always bring smiles. A snow-themed sipper ($18, Packed Party) is festive, fun, and can hold up to 24 ounces of liquid. You can save $1 on shipping now.


47. The Body Shop Men’s Shaving Kit

A men's shaving kit gift set from The Body Shop

If your Secret Santa is into self-care and grooming, this gift ($28, The Body Shop) is a cut above all the rest. The thick shaving cream is made with maca root & organic aloe. The vegan bristle shaving brush lathers the cream well for an even spread on the cheeks, chin, and upper lip.


48. Printed Candles

secret santa gifts - a collection of candles with cool patterns

This 4-piece scented candle collection ($18.99, Amazon) costs way less than it looks. Even better, we’ve seen it as low as $16.99, and that’s before applying the 5% coupon code on the product listing.


49. Printed Moon Lamp

secret santa gifts - a glowing moon lamp on a wooden stand

When lit, this LED Printed Moon Lamp ($33.59, Amazon) showcases the moon’s striking beauty using 3D-printed technology based on data provided by NASA. It comes with an elegant wooden base, and the lamp’s brightness can be adjusted.


50. Dalix Beanie

three different colored beanie hats on a white background

A beanie hat is always a useful gift for someone, especially if you live in a cold climate. This beanie pack ($14.99, Walmart) comes in a pack of three — that’s about $5 apiece that you can break up into multiple gifts.


51. HotHands Hand Warmers

some Hot Hands hand warmers on a white background

For the Secret Santa who is always cold, these hand warmers are exactly what they need to keep their palms and fingers warm and toasty. Plus, if you’re considering gloves for your friend’s present, why not go the extra mile and add hand warmers? This package ($6.97, Walmart) contains 10 pairs of warmers you just shake to activate and stick into your gloves for 10 hours of heat.


52. Personalized Cookie Cutter

a personalized cookie cutter of a person being used on dough

On Etsy, you can get a custom portrait cookie cutter based on a photo you send them. There are additional fees for add-ons, such as adding another person’s face to the cutter or for an extra-large cutter size. However, for a 5-inch ($25.97, etsy.com) cookie cutter of your friend’s face, the price is worth it for a lifetime of laughs.


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