Have an upcoming secret santa gift exchange? Here are 10 secret santa gift ideas for guys, coworkers and friends – all under $25!
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1. Moleskin Notebook | 2. Zebra Retractable Pens | 3. Premium Razor Safety Kit | 4. Collapsible Water Bottle | 5. Pocket City Guides | 6. Tribe Cell Phone Armband | 7. JavaPresse Coffee Grinder | 8. Smartwool Mens Run Light Elite Socks | 9. Wine Bottle Opener | 10. Knit Beanie
As each Thanksgiving holiday ends, I’m always reminded of three things: how quickly the past year flew by, how lucky I am to have amazing family and friends, and how screwed I am by all my mid-December Secret Santa obligations!
10 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 part? All 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. Moleskine Large Ruled Hard Cover 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!Moleskin Large Hard Cover Notebook, under $20
2. Zebra F-301 Ballpoint Retractable Pens
Since you can’t have a quality journal without quality writing utensils, the Zebra F-301 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, under $20
3. Smoothere Double Edge Safety 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 Smoothere Double Edge Safety Razor Kit, a lovely traditional safety razor that comes with five replacement blades – perfect to keep your gift recipient looking clean on the go!Double Edge Razor Kit for Travel, under $20
4. Nomander 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 Years 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!Collapsible Water Bottle, under $25 (10 colors!)
5. 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
6. Tribe 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
7. JavaPresse Manual 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 JavaPresse 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
8. Smartwool Socks
Whether you’re running, hiking, or just going for a casual stroll, once you try on a pair of Smartwool socks, you’ll never go back!
Made with naturally antimicrobial (read: anti-smelly!) merino wool, Smartwool 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 Smartwool 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!Smartwool Mens Run Light Elite Socks, under $20
9. CENTH 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 multifunctional bottle opener from CENTH – with its nifty rabbit corkscrew construction, opening a nice bottle of red or white couldn’t be easier!Wine Bottle Opener, under $25
10. Carhartt Acrylic 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 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!Acrylic Knit Hat, under $10