Best Secret Santa Gifts on Budget

The annual Secret Santa ritual is upon us, and while we understand that the thrill of gifting is undeniable, the wallets of some of us might not be as excited. But fear not! Keeping this unavoidable situation in mind, we’ve curated a list of delightful Secret Santa gifts on budget that won’t break the bank but will certainly elevate the festive spirit.

1. Scented Candles

Christmas Glow Tree Scented Candle
Transform your Secret Santa gift into a fragrant delight by gifting a box of scented candles. With their warm glow and aromatic, soothing embrace, a gift pack of fragrant & themed candles makes for a perfect budget-friendly present. Opt for peaceful aromas such as lavender, cinnamon and refreshing citrus ensuring your recipient unwinds in style.

2. Indoor Plants

Syngonium N Jade Plant Handle Basket Terrarium
For those who love dolling up their desk, indoor plants will work wonders. From resilient succulents to vibrant pothos, these green companions not only add a touch of nature to any space but also symbolise growth and positivity – indeed thoughtful and cost-effective Secret Santa gifts.

3. Printed Mugs Extravaganza

online printed black mug
Step up your mug game with a personalised touch. You can choose to put up quirky quotes, cherished memories or heartfelt messages. After all, customised mugs choose to offer a world of personalisation. So, choose from photo mugs, witty one-liners, or even illustrations that resonate with your recipient’s personality.

4. Books/Comics

Fiction Story Books For Kids
Consider bestsellers, classic novels, timeless comics or niche genres that align with your giftee’s taste. A good book not only entertains but also provides a personal touch to your Secret Santa exchange.

5. Tote Bag

Online Mustard Floral Fatty Tote Bag
When pondering upon affordable Secret Santa gifts that are practical, meaningful and unique, pick a tote bag. It’s an ideal and creative Christmas gift exchange idea for a coworker who carries a new bag every day and always lugging around with tons of items.

6. Cosy Socks

Bunting Stocking
Next on what should we give in Secret Santa is cosy socks! Warm their toes and hearts with these winter essentials. These budget-friendly foot warmers come in a variety of colours and patterns, adding a touch of comfort and style to the holiday season.

7. Desk Accessories Set

Personalised Desk Accessories Set
Among popular and affordable Secret Santa gift ideas is a desk accessory set. Decorate their workspace with a stylish yet economical desk accessories set. Think pen holders, quirky paperweights and vibrant organisers – small additions that make a big impact, turning their desks into a productive and cheerful haven.

8. Puzzle or Board Game

Zyamalox String Hockey Table Board Game
Engage their minds with a pocket-sized puzzle or board game. This Secret Santa gift will be perfect for unwinding and fostering a sense of camaraderie. Besides, this budget-friendly option will provide entertainment that extends beyond the holiday season.

9. Mini Aromatherapy Diffuser

Sea Green Reed Diffuser Kit
Bring tranquility to their space with a mini aromatherapy diffuser. Both affordable and practical, such kind of devices create a serene atmosphere, allowing your giftee to relax and recharge amid the holiday hustle.

10. Gift Cards

Gift card

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When in doubt about Secret Santa gift ideas for her or him, let them choose! A budget-friendly gift card to their favourite coffee shop, bookstore or online retailer ensures your Secret Santa contribution is both practical and personal.

In the spirit of giving, these budget-friendly Secret Santa gifts promise to spread joy without putting a dent in your wallet. May your holidays be merry, bright and filled with the warmth of thoughtful surprises!

About the author


A creative person by heart and presently working with FNP as a content curator, Anushka has 4+ years of experience in content writing, editing and marketing. She loves designing for her writing pieces and is skilled at writing a multitude of genres including narrative, fiction, poetry, fantasy and short story. When not working, she can be usually found watching anime or framing random story plots in her head.