27 Quirky Secret Santa Gifts That Won't Cost a Fortune

A little bit cheesy, a touch irreverent, and preferably inexpensive.

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Finding the perfect Secret Santa gift is an art unto itself. We found a ton of picks sure to score big with the mystery recipient in your group.

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BAGGU Standard Reusable Shopping Bag
BAGGU amazon.com $10.00

This tote bag from BAGGU folds up into a tiny pouch that can be easily carried around in a backpack or purse. You can choose from a huge variety of different colors and patterns for a more personal touch and gift it to your favorite frequent shopper.

More: 48 Best Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

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Morphing Mugs Harry Potter Heat Change Mug
Morphing Mugs amazon.com $19.99

This heat-sensitive mug is like a real-life Marauder's Map, appearing only when you pour your coffee in the cup! This gift is perfect for the muggle who wishes they were a wizard (or the wizard who wishes people would stop mistaking them for a muggle).

More: Harry Potter Gifts for Muggles and Wizards

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Secret Santa T-Shirt
amazon.com $24.99

Giving this no-fail tee will not only get you tons of laughs around the office, but also a big thank you from your recipient for getting them a super comfy cotton t-shirt they'll want to wear all season long.

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Wallet Ninja Pro: 26-in-1 Multi-Tool
Wallet Ninja amazon.com $9.88

This flat multitool is perfect for the handyperson who's always fixing things up. It's the same size as a credit card, so it fits in any wallet for Boy Scout-level preparedness. And for a few dollars more (sorry, you'll have to blow the $10 budget!) you can get a camo print one here.

More: How to Wrap Your Secret Santa Gift

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NPW Unicorn Tape Dispenser
NPW amazon.com $11.91

This tape dispenser is best given to a quirky, magical person with a good sense of humor. It comes with two rolls of rainbow tape, but it also holds normal-sized tape, so they can keep using it.

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Pocket Lamp Credit Card-Sized Lightbulb
NYKKOLA amazon.com $7.35

This clever little wallet-sized flip-up light will definitely come in use ā€” whether it be in a too-dimly-lit bar, a backyard with no lighting, or an emergency situation. Gift one (or several) to the practical type and they'll look for any excuse to use it!

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Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray
Poo-Pourri amazon.com $9.98

This gag gift is also a useful one they'll secretly love ā€” after they finish giving you the stink-eye. It also makes a great stocking stuffer for roommates or siblings!

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Oak Leaf Copper String Lights
Oak Leaf amazon.com $7.49

Twinkle lights make great decorative accents around the holiday season, whether they're strung up on a mantel, placed inside a jar to glow in the window, or wrapped around a bedpost for a romantic evening glow. Give your Secret Santa recipient a gift they'll be able to use over and over.

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Fred & Friends Slow Brew Sloth Tea Infuser
Fred & Friends amazon.com $9.19

If your Secret Santa recipient is a tea lover, pair this adorable sloth infuser (or any of the other options at the link above) with some loose-leaf tea from the bulk section of your local market. Bonus points if you know what kind of tea they like!

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Pantone Universe Classic Cup With Silicone Band
Pantone Universe amazon.com $12.83

Coffee lovers, graphic designers, fashion fans, and artists alike would all love this Pantone cup that's made of durable melamine. It doesn't come with a top, but it would make a great coffee cup (or even pen cup) for the office. Choose from eight colors.

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Simple Designs Mini Ceramic Globe Table Lamp
Simple Designs Home amazon.com $12.99

This cute little table lamp is perfect for an office desk or even a nightstand, and it would make a lovely gift for pretty much anyone. The base is about the size of a large grapefruit, and it comes in a variety of colors.

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Go F*ck Yourself, I'm Coloring: Swear Word Coloring Book
i-m amazon.com $5.99

This gift is perfect for the potty mouth in your life. Pick up a pack of colored pencils at the dollar store and you have a complete, personalized gift!

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Fred & Friends Social Climbers Drink Markers
Fred & Friends amazon.com $10.00

Give a wine-lover something a bit more original than a silly glass to drink from. These climbing koalas help to mark glasses so everyone can keep track of their own at parties, or in the evenings when drinking with roommates or friends.

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The Little Book of Cheese Jokes by Jake Harris

from $3.98

We all have that one friend who tells horrible cheesy jokes at every opportunity they get. Give them some new material with this punderful book about the greatest food on Earth. You feta brie prepared for all the awful jokes ahead!

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Burt's Bees Fabulous Minis Travel Set
Burt's Bees amazon.com $10.00

You can never go wrong with a Burt's Bees gift pack. This mini travel set comes with two cleansers, foot and hand cream, body lotion, and hydrating facial lotion, which is perfect for anyone who travels or just loves natural beauty and body products.

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MYK Pure Mulberry Silk Eye Mask
MYK amazon.com $15.99

Excuse us while we buy ourselves this A+ Secret Santa gift. This 100% mulberry silk sleep mask is made up of plush fibers that are rich in amino acids to nourish the skin while blocking out light, so your recipient can rest easy.

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Urban Outfitters Mini Instax Acrylic Block Frame
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com $6.00

If your friend has an Instax camera, you definitely already know about it, because they probably bring it everywhere they go. Give them a place to put their pictures with these cute little acrylic frames, which can be purchased individually for $6, or in pairs for $10.

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Voluspa Limited Edition Japonica Mini Candle
Voluspa Anthropologie anthropologie.com $10.00

You can never go wrong with a candle, especially when it's fancy and decorative. In fact, you might as well pick up a few extra and use them as stocking stuffers or office gifts!

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Illume Happy Go Lucky Matchbox
Illume urbanoutfitters.com $10.00

In keeping with the candle gift theme, this box of matches is both beautiful and functional. You can pair this with a candle you already have, or just gift it on its own. Either way, if you know that the recipient loves candles, this is an unexpected but thoughtful option.

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SunnyLife Donut Ornament
SunnyLife shopbop.com $8.00

We can't think of a single person who doesn't love donuts, but if you know that one person who's OBSESSED with them, get 'em a delectable ornament to hang from their tree!

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ban.do Compliment Pencil Set
ban.do shopbop.com $10.00

Send a message of positivity to your Secret Santa recipient with these complimentary pencils that tell them how smart, capable, pretty, and cool they are! There's nothing better than giving someone an extra boost of confidence.

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Kikkerland Pizza Nightlight
kikkerland kikkerland.com $6.00

Everyone has a friend who's seriously obsessed with pizza, and if you don't, you need to reconsider your friendships. Let your Secret Santa recipient know that this would be especially great in the bathroom, so they don't have to burn their retinas from bright lights at 2 a.m.

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F*ck Yeah Enamel Pins
etsy.com $15.56

This middle-finger pin duo is a great gift for the person who doesn't take crap from anyone. It may be a bit too vulgar for most workplaces, but it would make an excellent addition to a favorite leather or denim jacket, or even a backpack.

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Kikkerland Cactus Dryer Balls
kikkerland kikkerland.com $8.00

This gift is as useful as it is cute! Dryer balls help your laundry to dry faster, saving time and money on energy costs. If your Secret Santa recipient is the practical type, they'll definitely appreciate these adorable cacti.

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Urban Outfitters Marble Shape Planter
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com $12.00

If your Secret Santa recipient has a green thumb, get them a gorgeous metallic planter that they can use for any type of small succulent, cactus, or air plant. If you're willing to splurge a little, get them a new plant to go along with it!

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ThinkGeek Star Wars Mighty Minis Darth Vader
Home thinkgeek.com $6.99

Any Star Wars fan would undoubtedly love this battery-powered charger, even if they don't belong to the dark side. It doesn't come with the cable, but it does come with a little tab that allows you to hook it onto a backpack or purse strap so it doesn't get lost in the bottom of a bag.

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Sriracha To-Go Bottle Keychain
Urban Outfitters urbanoutfitters.com $8.00

Hot sauce lovers will weep tears of joy when you give them this keychain that they can fill with sriracha. Bonus points if you get them an actual bottle of it along with this gift!

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