Plenty of friends, families, and work buddies will participate in a game of Secret Santa this year, and with good reason: It's fun to receive presents from a mystery person. If you're in need of a surprise present for your own gift exchange, then allow this list of Secret Santa gifts under $10 lend you a helping hand.
Kitchen gadgets, decorative items, foods, and plants, are all excellent, affordable Secret Santa gift ideas that can be purchased for less than $10. And while some of these finds fit in the "just for fun" category, most are actually useful. It's pretty great how much you can indulge a gift recipient for so little cash.
Oh, and if it's been a minute since the last time you played the holiday game, here's a quick refresher on the basic idea. All participants enter their name into a drawing and everyone draws a random gift recipient, according to Elfster. On the day of the gift exchange, everyone gets to guess who served as their Secret Santa. It's an easy way to manage presents for large groups — even buying super cheap presents for dozens of people can really add up — and the guessing game can get pretty silly, particularly if a little wine is allowed at the party. Overall, it's a fun and inexpensive way to celebrate the holidays with more people while spending less than you normally would.
1For The Makeup Enthusiast
Over two-thousand Amazon reviewers can't be wrong. This makeup brush set contains everything you need to put on a full face, and the dense bristles tend to resist shedding. It's perfect for anyone who's just getting into cosmetics, as well as the devoted beauty junkie who needs a fresh sent of brushes.
2For The Coffee Fan
If your gift recipient is a big fan of coffee or hot tea, then you're in luck. This mug is an insulated go-cup that will hold 16 ounces of their drink of choice. It's microwave and dishwasher safe, rolling everything they love about paper to-go cups (reheat much?) and mugs into one. Plus, it fits in standard cup holders.
7For The Avocado Toast Fiend
8For The Well-Groomed
Anyone on your gift list who owns a furry pet would probably love this little gadget, because it provides a fast and easy way to get rid of unwanted lint and hair. Plus, this roller is compact and made for travel. There won't be any sticky sheets to deal with, because the lint-grabbing parts all retract back into the base.
9For The Folk Art Fan
10For The Amateur Gardener
A low-maintenance house plant makes a great gift for almost anyone, regardless of their gardening experience. A vine that thrives in indirect sunlight, golden devil's ivy is easy to grow and maintain. Despite the slightly threatening name, it would brighten up any office or kitchen window.
11For The Holiday Celebrator
15For The Friend On The Go
The 12 ounce size of this minimalist water bottle is perfect for when you don't want to lug around a day's worth of H2O. With a carry strap and leakproof design, it's perfect for on-the-go types.
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