15 Can't-Go-Wrong Secret Santa Gifts Everyone Will Want

No stressing this season with these thoughtful and wallet-friendly buys (they're all under $25!) that anyone will be happy to receive.

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December 06, 2019

Whether it's for your office, friend group or family, a Secret Santa gift exchange is a time-honored way to spread Christmas cheer and keep your shopping list to one lucky person instead of buying for the whole group. But when the bowl is full of names, it's the luck of the draw. Will you be buying for a close pal, your favorite cousin, the uncle you only see once a year or the coworker that just started a month ago?

No matter who you draw, we've got you covered with an array of gift ideas for guys, gals, old and young. And the best part? They won't take a big chunk out of your Christmas budget.

It's not only Leslie Knope who has a passionate love for waffles. Don't most people? Gift this mini (and completely adorable) waffle maker so that your Secret Santa recipient can have the perfect breakfast any time she wants. Its petite size makes it easy to store, too.

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You drew the guy that loves to explore, and this fun, personal gift embraces adventure. Pick from either a world or U.S.A. map, and he can chart his travels by coloring in the places he's visited. After each trip, color in the location and then pop in the oven to permanently update the map.

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Not just for camping (although perfect if you got an outdoor enthusiast), the Yeti rambler keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot all day. This mug is a guaranteed hit for anyone on your list.

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This personal ice cream maker means he's only 30 minutes away from a homemade pint. Keep the cooling bowl in the freezer and when ready for a frozen treat, fill it with a yummy concoction and simply push the button.

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Everyone needs an extra set of earbuds. (Why is it so hard to keep up with them?) These waterproof, wireless ones have seven to nine hours of playtime, and are available in eight different colors so you can find the perfect shade for your Secret Santa.

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For her after-work glass of wine, these pearls keep a co-worker's drink at the ideal temperature without watering it down. This set of four stainless-steel orbs also adds a chic shine to her glass.

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This is hands down the best hot chocolate. Instead of powder, it's made from actual chocolate shavings that melt in warm milk for the ultimate cozy winter drink.

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A multitool is always handy to have in a pocket or purse, and this one resembles different animal as you switch between the tools. Made of beech wood and stainless steel, this seven-in-one device has a bottle opener, knife, screwdriver and more.

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Proof that function and beauty are not mutually exclusive. This trio of knives with elegant turquoise handles and delicate floral blades add color and pattern to any kitchen.

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Get the look of gel nail polish without having to visit the salon or use special tools. This trio of Deborah Lippman high-shine polishes are cheerful, bold and an easy gift for any gal you draw out of the hat.

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Cheers! These double-wall Zwilling Sorrento glasses keep drafts at the optimal temperature and are break-resistant so beer-lovers can enjoy happy hour on the porch after a long day at work.

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Update her current cardholder with this classic leather wallet. The envelope-style fold-over-flap closure creates a slim silhouette that easily fits in her purse or can be carried on its own.

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Catch a golden snitch by freezing it. These two-piece molds create large ice balls in the shape of the elusive object from the wizarding world's favorite game: Quidditch. The oversized ice cubes melt slowly so drinks don't get watered down.

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Whether you're buying for the resident chef in your group or the one who's just starting out in the kitchen, Ree Drummond's newest cookbook will be a hit. One of the best things about her recipes is how she provides step-by-step pictures to guide you through the process.

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Light up the room and display favorite pictures at the same time with these whimsical string lights that include photo clips. It's an easy and creative way to personalize a room.

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