Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $25
Coming up with Secret Santa gift ideas for girls is pretty painless, as most gals know what other gals want. On the other hand, Secret Santa gift ideas for guys – whether it’s your colleague, friend, or even your significant other – seem dreadfully impossible.
Fortunately, I reached out to some trusted sources and they helped me put together this killer list of Secret Santa gift ideas, all under $25!
The Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Guys
The best part?
Many of these top secret santa gift ideas are available on Amazon with free shipping, so even if you waited until the last minute to grab a gift for your coworker, guy or friend, you’re covered!
1. Electronic Wine Bottle Opener
Let me paint a picture every girl will recognize. You’re either on a date or at a party hosted by a guy, and things are going great when someone suggests opening a bottle of wine.
The guy, fumbling aimlessly, totally botches opening the wine bottle, and your night, just like the cork floating in your vino, has totally fallen apart into tiny pieces.
Help your colleagues and friends avoid this embarrassment by getting them this sleek electronic bottle opener – with its small footprint, it won’t take up any space on the counter yet can open up to 30 bottles on a single charge!Fancy Wine Bottle Opener, under $25
2. Carhartt Knit Hat
Another much less exciting thing that happens after Thanksgiving is the brutally cold conditions that always quickly ensue.
Because all guys – yes, I said all – too often cannot be trusted to take care of themselves whatsoever, help a brother out by getting them this minimalist yet super comfortable beanie from Carhartt.
At under $10, this knit beanie is an absolute steal and makes a great secret santa gift. Carhatt is a brand synonymous with durability and craftsmanship too. If you’re worried your gift recipient already has a beanie, don’t be.
Given how forgetful all guys (yep, said it again) are, they’ll thank you for hooking them up with a backup!
3. Skincare Gift Set
Even guys need a skincare regimen. Give him a head start with a stocking stuffer grooming set.
Sephora in particular has some incredible holiday gift sets that pull together bestsellers from tons of well known brands like Kiehls, Jack Black and The Art of Shaving.
Whether its a fancy shave set or a cleanser, moisturizer and toner set, these are a gift he’ll appreciate!Mens Grooming & Skincare Sets
4. Personalized Water Bottle
Tervis makes completely customize-able cups, making it a great gift for sports team buddies, office colleagues or people whose tastes you don’t know all that well.
Upload a cute group photo (maybe one taken at the last group activity?) and create a personalized tumbler, coffee mug, water bottle – or even wine glass and beer mug!
Best of all, Tervis cups are insulated, so they keep hot drinks hot for 8 hours and cold drinks cold for 24 hours. And let’s face it, hydration tastes better when its a thoughtful creation.Insulated Personalized Water Bottle
5. Portable Speaker
It’s surprisingly harder than you’d think to find a great bluetooth speaker that doesn’t break the bank.
This portable speaker makes the perfect white elephant gift. Smooth, intuitive to touch and amazing sound quality, it’s a miracle that it’s under $30!Portable Bluetooth Speaker
7. Humidifier & Diffuser
This sleek humidifier is a must in the winter. Not only does it help transform dry stale air into clean, healthy moisture, it’s silent operation helps everyone have the best deep sleep of their lives.Bedroom Humidifier
10. No Show Socks
Whether you’re running, hiking, or just going for a casual stroll, once you try on a pair of comfy no-show socks, you’ll never go back!
Made with reinforced microfiber and Drynamix to wick away sweat and moisture, these cushioned no show socks socks offer a comfort and performance that I haven’t found anywhere else in my sock drawer.
With three different cushion weights and dozens of spunky color combinations, there’s a plus comfortable hidden sock to make any foot look and feel great!
If you’re stumped on what to give for your upcoming secret santa gift exchange, these would make the perfect, practical gift – and come in 10 colors to please even the pickiest!
11. Mixology Dice
If he enjoys a good cocktail, involve everyone in the fun with these Mixology Dice!
Made from great quality birch wood, each of the dice in this mixology set will provide endless inspiration for hand crafted cocktails. The included instruction booklet shows you how to roll the dice for traditional drinks, ingredient ratios and mixing tips.
Have fun! With 8 dice (spirit, sugar, liquor, citrus, fruit, herb , spice and bitters), he can craft over 1.5 million drink combinations!Mixology Dice Set
12. Cocktail Shaker Bar Set
Upgrade his bar cart with this sleek cocktail set.
With a stainless steel shaker, jigger and bar spoon, this cocktail set looks sleek and elegant. It’s perfect for beginner and experienced bartenders and we especially love how the shaker has a built-in strainer, something you usually only find in much more expensive bar sets!Cocktail Set
15. Poo Pourri Potty Potion
While you might write this off as a gag gift, trust us when we say it works.
The Poo Pourri bottle allows anyone become a master of doo disguise. Gift this to a guy and he’ll find it both funny and essential, daily. As they say – smelling is believing!Poo Pourri Potty Potion
17. Compact Tripod
Does he secretly harbor dreams of being a Youtuber or love sending hilarious video clips to his friends?
Get him the Joby Gorillapod, the compact tripod of choice for all video creators. Its flexible legs can bend, wrap and grip around anything so that any moment, outdoors or indoors, can be captured!Compact Joby Tripod
20. Travel Pillow
Does he love traveling? Then get him this plush travel pillow so that the next time he sits on a plane, he won’t get a sore neck!
This pillow is made from high quality memory foam to cushion the body and relieve pressure points and has adjustable ropes so that the angle and size of the pillow can be adjusted. It can also be compressed down to half its size, making it perfect for taking on the go.
21. Moleskine Notebook
Any Moleskine product seems to perfectly represent the phrase “an oldie, but a goodie”!
These notebooks are ubiquitous (and have been for some time), but that’s because little else blends style, functionality, and durability quite like a Moleskine.
Whether you’re taking meeting notes, jotting down grocery lists, or simply look for a place to record something inspirational, the Moleskine is the perfect journal to have by your side and a secret santa gift idea your coworker will surely appreciate.
And, to appease the ever-stubborn male who hates lugging things around, the Moleskine is super light – all without sacrificing its performance or sleek design!
22. Retractable Pens
Since you can’t have a quality journal without quality writing utensils, the Zebra ballpoint retractable pens are an absolutely great (and practical!) Secret Santa gift idea.
The Zebra steel pens are especially perfect for office guys since the pens, being retractable, are less likely to damage those fine suits, shirts, and ties!
Made from real steel, the Zebra pens also have unrivaled durability while “steel” not being so heavy that they make your hand cramp (see what I did there?).
Plus, whenever 15 dollars gets you a pack of nine pens, you’re getting an absolute “steel”! Grab this with fast, free shipping if you want a secret santa gift idea for under $20.Zebra Retractable Pens
23. Packing Cubes
This 4 piece packing cube set will help him stay organized.
Double zipper pulls make them easy to open and close, while the mesh inserts help him know which cube holds what. They also allow you to fit more in while reducing wrinkles – a genius invention!
24. Wildsam City Guides
While there’s nothing particularly guy-specific about these Wildsam products, the City Guides made the list simply because they represent perfects stocking stuffers for anyone.
Each guide collects first-hand accounts that comprehensively review a city, publishing everything from detailed maps to restaurant reviews to city-themed fiction and nonfiction.
And, with an impressive host of cities including Brooklyn, Nashville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charleston, and plenty more, the Wildsam City Guides are one of the top secret santa gifts no matter where you are!Pocket City Guides, under $15
25. Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband
The market for every “athleisure” product from shoes to running hoodies is incredibly hot and, with the prices to prove it, incredible expensive.
Fear not, Secret Santas of the world, because this cell phone armband from Tribe is the perfect way to address your fitness-focused gift recipient all while staying under budget!
The Tribe armband features a neoprene construction that flexes without losing its shape (think the memory foam of armbands), water-resistant coating, and reflective strip for running safely at night!
Grab this with fast, free shipping if you want a secret santa gift idea for under $10.Tribe Cell Phone Armband, under $10
26. Coffee Grinder
These days, it’s simply not enough to grab a quick cup of joe from Starbucks.
You must know the coffee plantation from which the beans were sourced, understand exactly what temperature conditions in which they were shipped, and – mostly importantly of all – make sure they arrive whole to be freshly ground!
All jokes aside, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with knowing more about what you put in your mouth, so check out the Manual Coffee Grinder to cater to your coffee-conscious compadres.
What I love about the JavaPresse grinder is its 18 click-settings, which allow you to control how coarsely you grind those freshly-roasted beans.
A manual coffee grinder makes a great secret santa gift for friends who are coffee connoisseurs (and disdain your nespresso)!JavaPresse Coffee Grinder, under $25
27. Electric Razor Kit
If you’ve ever shared a bathroom with a guy (like I have), sometimes the shaving scene there looks like something straight from The Matrix – there’s wires, flashing lights, and heavy-duty machinery everywhere!
While I’m not one to judge a man’s shaving at home (but I mean, honestly, what is going on there?!), I do know there’s no way those contraptions are getting through airport security, so every man could use a nice travel razor kit.
Enter the Electric Razor Kit to keep your gift recipient looking clean on the go!Razor Kit for Travel, under $20
28. Collapsible Water Bottle
With clean, delicious, filtered water everywhere from your refrigerator to the breakroom, a great water bottle has become an essential (and money-saving!) aspect of daily life.
Pick up a collapsible water bottle to give as a secret santa gift for friends who love sports or are likely to make fitness a New Year’s resolution!
The Nomander Collapsible Water Bottle collapses to the height and width of a large smartphone – and therefore is the perfect way for your gift recipient to stay both hydrated and bulk-free while he’s waiting for a refill!
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