13 Cheap Secret Santa Gifts From Target, AKA The North Pole On Earth

Holiday budgets can be hard to manage. Sure, you can establish a budget weeks in advance, but in the throes of mid-December gift giving, it can be hard to reign in the spending. Sometimes you're unexpectedly pulled into present exchanges when your friends decide to have a Secret Santa holiday party. In these cases, it’s a great idea to have some cheap Secret Santa gifts in mind. And what better place to round out your holiday shopping than the greatest store on Earth — Target. Stop by the bullseye and you can easily find a thoughtful, perfect present for $20 or less.

Fortunately, Target’s gift game is pretty strong. Whether your intended recipient is a gym rat, aspiring chef, or game night competitor, Target is there to hook you up. And although the store’s discount clothes have pleased budget fashionistas for years, Target’s home decor is also pretty on-point with styles that emulate much more expensive stores. Industrial, modern, and traditional decor styles at all represented in the home wares. In addition, Target's grocery section offers gift-worthy candies that you may want to keep for yourself. Basically, if you want to be the Secret Santa all-star this year, Target’s diverse selection can help you find that perfect present for less than 20 bucks.


For The Decorator

The Bella cedar & juniper white bowl candle ($13) would be a welcome addition to any home. And once the candle is gone, you'll still have a neat little decorative bowl. Win-win.


For The Health-Conscious

The Tervis colorful fish tumbler ($17) is an attention-grabbing cup to help your health-conscious friend stay hydrated throughout the day. And at least one person is guaranteed to ask if the fish are real.


For The Gardener

Does your gift recipient have a nice little garden? This Threshold outdoor lantern ($13) is an eco-friendly way to provide a nice little glow after sunset.


For The Selfie Queen

This Threshold wood trellis mirror ($20) would make a pretty addition to any home or office. Help your gift recipient be selfie-ready at a moment's notice.


For The Fashion Maven

Houndstooth is one of the chicest prints around, and this houndstooth blanket wrap scarf ($17) would be a welcome addition to any fashionista's closet.


For The Player

Does your game night host need a few new choices? The Say Anything game ($20) asks for your friends' opinions on a wide range of topics from pop songs to pizza toppings. The Selector then chooses their favorite answer. If your game crowd is a little rowdy, the answers can get hilarious.


For The Eco-Friendly

This Savannah Bee Majesty gift set ($13) includes a lip balm, body wash, body lotion, and cute bee zipper pouch. These paraben and petroleum-free products are a great bet for the all-natural friend.


For The Chocolate Connoisseur

Twenty-four pieces of Ferrero Rocher fine hazelnut chocolates ($10) would make just about anyone thrilled. These candies have the perfect balance of crunchy hazelnuts and melty chocolate.


For The Baker

This Select Classic chocolate chip cookie mix ($18) contains almost everything your baker needs to make fresh cookies. And if you're lucky, you'll get a chance to sample the results.


For The DIY Diva

If your gift recipient is getting into some basic home renovation projects, this Apollo Tools 39-piece tool kit ($20) would make a great toolkit starter. This would be an especially helpful present for someone who has just moved into a new place.


For The Good Listener

If your buddy is always plugged into Pandora or podcasts, the Skullcandy Ink‘d in-ear headphones ($19) would be a nice upgrade from the standard earphones. These even have enhanced bass to keep the music bumping.


For The Hostess With The Mostess

Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks ($17) details her recipes for hearty foods like rib-eye steaks, calzones, and blackberry cobbler. Based on the popularity of her Pioneer Woman blog, Drummond's recipes are sure to be a hit.


For The Fitness Fanatic

This Gaiam Thirsty yoga mat towel ($16) is a fast-drying microfiber towel that's great for yoga and stretching. It's large enough to fit over a yoga mat, but compact enough to take pretty much anywhere.

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