Participating in Secret Santa is a blast, but shopping for it can confuse even the most dedicated gift-givers. After all, how do you pick out a gift that would appeal to practically anyone, and be safe for work to boot? Thankfully, there Secret Santa gift ideas you can give to literally anyone that you pull from the hat.
When you think about it, buying gifts for acquaintances can be quite the minefield. Dietary preferences and allergies can make purchasing food tricky. Tastes in music or books are sometimes difficult to gauge. And you can't safely assume everyone else has the same brand of phone or computer, making electronic purchases dicey at best.
Fortunately, there are loads of cool gifts that practically any human would be thrilled to receive. The very basics — cups and bowls, for instance — are always useful. Plus, everyone needs an extra umbrella on hand for when they inevitably lose one of their current collection. Most everyone is happy to have a plant to brighten up their desk or patio, and there is something universally satisfying about writing with a quality pen. These Secret Santa gifts are sure to be a hit for your colleagues, teammates, or friend group. (And if you're tempted to keep a couple of the goodies for yourself, that's OK, too).