15 Secret Santa Gifts Under $20 That Will Make Any Grinch Happy


Holiday shopping can be tough enough as it is, but when you are buying secret Santa gifts, it can be even harder. You may find yourself buying a gift for someone you hardly know, and the spending limit on gifts can further narrow your options. The good news is, there are lots of cool secret Santa gifts under $20 that will make you look good and won't break the bank.

Whether you are shopping for a secret Santa exchange at the office, your church, or with family and friends, there are plenty of wonderful gift options out there. I usually look for the most usable gifts, so that the person I’m giving it to can actually enjoy it. It always feels good to get something you know you will use, versus something you will end up junking right away. This is especially helpful if you're buying for a long distance relative or someone you don't know very well — go with useful and you'll win no matter what.

You might think it’s impossible to find a truly useful, yet awesome gift for under 20 bucks, but don’t fret. Here are 15 amazing gifts for under $20 that will make you a secret Santa superstar.

1Dash White Mini Waffle Maker

Crate & Barrel

Dash White Mini Waffle Maker, $10, Target

Perfect for any waffle lover, the Dash White Mini Waffle Maker is a compact, nonstick waffle maker, sure to bring yummy goodness to any breakfast table. And at 10 bucks, you can’t go wrong.

2Chagrin Valley Soap, Lotion Bar, & Lip Balm Set

Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve

Chagrin Valley Soap, Lotion Bar, and Lip Balm Set, $16, Chagrin Valley

The Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve Company makes amazing all natural skin care products, and this Chagrin Valley Soap, Lotion Bar, and Lip Balm Set would be loved by anyone. It comes with a trial size soap, lip balm, and lotion bar. The lotion bar is especially nice for dry winter skin — you can use it right in the shower, where it melts onto the skin, leaving it smooth and moisturized. All products are chemical-free, so you can feel good about the gift you’re giving.

3Memorex Water Resistant Bluetooth Suction Speaker With FM Radio


Memorex Water Resistant Bluetooth Suction Speaker, $20, Target

For a music lover, the Memorex Water Resistant Bluetooth Suction Speaker with FM Radio is a perfect gift. It can easily suction onto shower tile while playing music off your phone or tablet, and it even has FM radio for the morning news — perfect for listening to tunes when in the shower or when going for a swim.

4Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker With Permanent Filter


Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker, $20, Amazon

If you are shopping for a coffee snob, or someone who just loves a good cup of joe, you can get the Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker with Permanent Filter. It can even hold up to 32 ounces of coffee. Just add coffee grinds into the washable and reusable filter, then pour hot water over the grinds for up to 34 ounces of freshly brewed coffee.

5Benefit Cosmetics Highlighter Hot Shots


Benefit Cosmetics Highlighter Hot Shots Set, $18, Sephora

If you're shopping for a makeup lover, you will definitely make them happy with this beautiful Benefit Cosmetics Highlighter Hot Shots set. It has three gorgeous highlighters — Sun Beam, High Beam, and Watt’s Up — that are perfect for any makeup routine.

6Art of Shaving 4 Elements Of The Perfect Shave Starter Kit


The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave Kit, $20, Nordstrom

Shaving doesn’t have to be plain and boring — it can be luxurious, too. The 4 Elements of The Perfect Shave® Starter Kit comes boxed with a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave moisturizer, and genuine badger hair shaving brush. They come in three different scents, too: Lavender, Sandalwood, or Unscented. Perfect for any dude on your secret Santa list.

7Yankee Candle Cookie Swap Tin Gift Set

Yankee Candle

Yankee Candle Cookie Swap Tin Gift Set, $20, Yankee Candle

Nothing smells better than cakes and cookies straight from the oven, so why not gift that amazing scent in a box? The Yankee Candle Cookie Swap Tin Gift Set comes with eight deliciously scented candles: Lemon Drop Cookie, Iced Gingerbread, Fresh Baked Apple Cake Cup, and Sprinkled Sugar Cookie. They come with a metallic votive holder and are packaged in a beautiful holiday tin box.

8Godiva 9-Piece Assorted Chocolate Seasonal Gift Box


Godiva 9-Piece Assorted Chocolate Gift Box, $20, Godiva

Any chocolate lover will appreciate the gift of Godiva chocolates and the Godiva 9-Piece Assorted Chocolate Seasonal Gift Box comes with nine pieces of their smooth, delicious chocolate. The pieces include white, milk, and dark chocolate in holiday flavors like Gingerbread, Lemon Coconut Macaroon, Chocolate, Holiday Tea, Pistachio Brown Butter Cake, and Coffee Hazelnut.

9Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gift Set


Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gift Set, $13, Amazon

Winter is here, and with it comes dry skin, so this Burt's Bees Hand Repair Gift Set is perfect for any secret Santa gift. This moisturizing spa kit comes with an Almond Milk Hand Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream, and Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, along with a pair of cotton spa gloves.

10Star Wars Mighty Minis Darth Vader

Think Geek

Star Wars Mighty Minis Darth Vader Portable Charger, $5, Think Geek

Everyone can agree — it sucks when your phone battery dies. That’s why this adorable Star Wars Mighty Minis Darth Vader portable charger would be a truly useful, yet adorable gift. It can give a phone an extra three hours of charge, and works off of two AA batteries. Perfect gift for a Star Wars fan.

11Aromatherapy Essential Oils Diffuser


Aromatherapy Essential Oils Diffuser, $20, Amazon

Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with an Aromatherapy Essential Oils Diffuser. The diffuser can refresh any room with the calming scent of any essential oil, and it can even create a relaxing nighttime atmosphere with 14 different colors of changing LED lights.

12Harry Potter Hogwarts 9 3/4 Spinner Mug

Think Geek

Harry Potter Hogwarts 9 3/4 Spinner Mug, $15, Think Geek

If you are a Muggle in search of a gift to give a Harry Potter fan, then you can grab this huge, 22-ounce Harry Potter Hogwarts 9 3/4 Spinner Mug that actually has a built-in fidget spinner. Perfect for any witch or wizard this holiday season.

13'National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs'

Barnes and Noble

National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs, $14, Barnes and Noble

Everyone loves beautiful pictures, so National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs would make a spectacular secret Santa gift. Culled by award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths, this book will take you through a journey of beautiful images from National Geographic's collection of stunning imagery. Makes a great coffee table book and conversation piece.

14Infuser Water Bottle Sport Flip-top


Infuser Water Bottle Sport Flip-Top, $13, Amazon

Are you looking for a gift for someone who’s hard to shop for? This Infuser Water Bottle Sport Flip-top is sure to be a winner. The bottle has a sporty flip-top design, holds 25 ounces of water, and an inner sleeve for fruit, which leaves you with refreshing, fruit-infused water. The bottle comes in five colors: blue, green, pink, purple, and turquoise.

15Self-Stirring Camera Lens Coffee Mug


Self-Stirring Camera Lens Coffee Mug, $15, Amazon

Want to give someone a really neat gift? Can’t get cooler than this Self-Stirring Camera Lens Coffee Mug. This stainless steel mug looks exactly like a camera lens, and can hold 11 ounces of any hot beverage. The coolest part is that it has a stirrer at the bottom (it runs on batteries) which will stir your drink for you, so no more shaking the cup around. Great for any coffee or photography lover.

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