When it comes to Secret Santa gifts, we tend to see a ton of the same: candles, ornaments, scented hand soaps... you guys know how it goes. And when the budget is $25 and under, it makes it that much harder to find fun, thoughtful presents that people will actually be excited to receive. That’s not stopping us from trying, though.
Sure, it might take a little detective work, but there are some seriously fabulous (and affordable) gift options out there that, if you can find ‘em, will make any friend, family member or coworker a happy camper this holiday season.
Need some inspiration? That’s what we’re here for. Ahead, find eight amazing and versatile secret Santa gifts that won’t go unappreciated this year.
While they might be on the “basic” side, you can never go wrong with slippers — especially when they’re personalized for the special person you’re giving them to. These ultra-cozy, cloud-like slippers are perfect for any mama bear in your life; plus, they’re especially lovely for the holidays as they’ll pair well with plaid Christmas PJs and the like. The bottom line: Don’t underestimate the power of a great pair of slippers.
This covetable kit features three mini versions of Sol de Janeiro’s bestsellers, including the 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, the classic Bum Bum Cream and the Crush Hair & Body Fragrance Mist. This is an excellent option for someone looking to upgrade their body care routine, or for that person who’s constantly wishing for summertime, as these products smell just like a luxe vacation. One whiff will transport anyone straight to the topics.
This adorable duo is a storytime match made in heaven. Ideal for parents and young children, the Google Home Mini plays along with the books you’re listening to by adding in relevant sound effects and music, which as you can imagine, really helps the story come to life. All you have to do is tell Google what to read, and boom: It’ll start playing for you. New readers are bound to fall in love with it.
Treat the ultimate lipstick lover to this super-luxe set from The Mother herself. Featuring three of the brand’s best-selling shades housed in their signature sleek packaging, you get a major bang for your buck. And did we mention these lippies are an Allure Best of Beauty winner, too? Enough said.
Whether you get this very legit action figure for a Star Wars-obsessed kid in your family or someone who’s a die-hard collector, they won’t be disappointed. Designed to look exactly like the First Order Trooper from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it features meticulous details, like the specific logo on its gear, and its backpack. There’s no doubt about it, folks: Any Star Wars fan is bound to light up when opening this gift.
If you didn’t know, Origins makes some of the most sublime face masks on the market. They’re gentle, highly effective and smell freaking lovely to boot. This swoon-worthy set comes with five of their top-sellers, including one that smooths texture and unclogs pores, one that hydrates and one that repairs stressed-out skin. Whether the person you’re shopping for is a skin-care lover or not, they’re sure to appreciate this complexion-boosting set.
For the male coworker you don’t know super well but still like enough to spend time shopping for, you simply can’t go wrong with a shave set. This one, in particular, happens to be an incredibly nice one too, as Jack Black is known for its quality products, which are suitable for all skin types. What’s more: While dubbed as shaving staples, these also happen to be great skin-care products as well, so it’s almost like giving a two-in-one gift.
White noise machines are a blessing for new parents. You can’t give the gift of sleep, but this adorable hippo-inspired gadget is probably the closest you’ll get to giving the family a few extra hours of shut-eye. It features a voice-activated sensor that plays calming music in response to a baby’s cries, over 50 soothing melodies and a projector that displays a starry night sky onto the ceiling.
Paid picks in this article were paid for by Walmart and written by Yahoo Lifestyle’s branded content team.