Best Secret Santa Gifts 2021

It’s probably that time of the year when you’re all about finding the best secret Santa gift. While that can certainly be a fun activity to participate in, it can sometimes be frustrating as well since you might not know what to buy.

If you’re not sure what to get as a secret Santa gift, we’re coming to your rescue. We’ve put together a list of the best secret Santa gifts that are sure to make the person you’ll be gifting super happy. From outdoor accessories to all kinds of useful gadgets, we made sure to select items that are useful as well super cool to get!

24 Secret Santa Gifts

 

Cold Brew Coffee Maker

Cold Brew Coffee Maker
Even the most difficult person to shop for still loves and needs coffee! This Cold Brew Maker is a great way to put a modern and unique spin on the classic cup of joe.
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The long and slender glass carafe fits perfectly inside of tight spaces, and it is made from a durable glass frame that is a cinch to clean and won't hold onto odors.

What makes this cold brew design unique is that it has a central infusion chamber that allows you to infuse your coffee with great flavors such as fruit, nuts, or even spices and herbs. The infusion chamber is made from stainless steel and is super easy to clean.

It also comes in at a price point that fits right into most gift exchange price limits.
Pros

Great for coffee lovers

Makes very strong coffee

Easy to clean

Sleek design

Cons

Doesn't include instructions

Homesick Scented Candle

Homesick Scented Candle
For your friend or family member that misses home or just has a deep love for their current city, these unique candles capture the essence of all 50 states in a sleek and modern design.
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The great thing about this design is that it is composed of all-natural soy wax that boasts a burn time of 60 to 80 hours. Plus, each design is hand-poured for excellent quality.

This design also is accented with subtle notes of fragrances such as earl gray tea, maple, cedarwood, musk, as well a host of other options that will fill your home with warm and inviting fragrances that will remind your secret friend of home.
Pros

60 hour burn time

Unique scents

Hand-poured

Cons

Not very strong

Some scents aren't for everyone

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
For those constantly on the go, or that work on their feet all day, this simple roller is sure to be a hit. It is composed of strong and sturdy materials that hold up well over the years and is bound to melt away stress and foot pain.
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The small little rotating nubs on the surface dig into all of those small little muscles in your feet to ease tension at the end of a long day. It is made from a sturdy wood design that is small and compact and doesn’t require batteries.

The best part of this option is that it comes in at a price point that works for most budgets. Plus, it is so affordable that you can also pick one up for yourself as well!
Pros

Made from quality materials

Small and compact

Affordable

Cons

Hard to reach high arches

Scuddles Picnic & Outdoor Blanket

Scuddles Picnic & Outdoor Blanket
A good picnic blanket is a perfect gift for those that cannot get enough of the great outdoors. This super thick design wicks away the morning dew, and it is insulated to keep your warm when the ground is cold.
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Our favorite feature of this thick and durable blanket is that it folds up super compactly to stash into a closet or in the trunk of your car. It has a set of velcro straps and a handle that makes it easy to tote from place to place.

The underside of this design is composed of a waterproof EVA backing the wicks away moisture to keep you warm and dry. This material is not only waterproof, but it is also super simple to wipe down when you are ready to head back home.
Pros

Small and compact

Waterproof underside

Easy to clean

Cons

Not very soft

Cactus USB Cool Mist Humidifier

Cactus USB Cool Mist Humidifier
Dry air helps viruses spread and wreaks havoc on sinuses. A good desk humidifier adds a little bit of moisture to your workspace, and this cute design will look fantastic on any desk.
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The very first thing that we noticed about this design is that it has a super small frame with a small cactus on the top that adds a pop of color to your indoor space.

What makes this design unique is that it plugs into any USB port. This design feature makes it easy to plug into a USB desk chargers, or even into a USB port on your computer as well.
Pros

Small and compact

Easy to fill

USB powered

Cons

Cannot be used with oils

Down Under Outdoors Stadium Blanket

Down Under Outdoors Stadium Blanket
Blankets are the go-to present for just about anyone with a warm body! This Stadium Blanket for Down Under Sports is great for couch-bound Netflix adventures as well as camping and tailgating. A standard throw blanket is great, but an outdoor blanket is even better.
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What we love most about this design is that it is composed of insulating and lightweight materials that are a cinch to take with you on the go. The exterior is composed of a moisture-wicking shell, and the inside is lined with super soft fleece.

The best part about this design is that it comes with a water-resistant carrying case with a shoulder strap for easy transport. Plus, it can easily be tossed into the washing machine for a quick cleaning as needed.
Pros

Lightweight

Easy to wash

Soft fleece lining

Waterproof shell

Cons

Slightly expensive

Survival Pocket Tool, 2 pack

Best Secret Santa Gifts 2021
Survival Pocket Tool, 2 pack
If you are purchasing your secret Santa gift for a man and aren’t sure what to get, consider getting this survival pocket tool. It comes in a pack of two, and features eleven multi tools that can fit in a wallet.
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Made of durable stainless steel, this nice little wallet multi tool won’t corrode or break. It can be taken and used anywhere, and it is so small it can fit right inside a wallet.

It has eleven different features compacted into one tool. Those features include a cutting edge, a can opener, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, a ruler, three wrenches, a saw blade, a water compass, and a keychain hole. Basically, it has everything you’ll ever need in one tool.
Pros

11 tools

Stainless steel

Affordable

Cons

Could be more durable

LED Camping Lantern Flashlights

LED Camping Lantern Flashlights
This LED Camping Lantern Flashlight makes an excellent gift idea and is very easy to carry as well. It’s made to give you light whenever you need it, and it’s quite bright.
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The flashlight is made from 360 degree 146 Lumen LED lights and also features military grade ABS material. You get a nice, high-quality camping light with this purchase.

You’ll get an easy to carry light that collapses so it can be stored easily. This lantern is also very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes.

For what you get with this lantern, it comes at a very affordable price. It makes for a great gift, and you won’t have to worry about spending too much!
Pros

Good light

Versatile

Affordable

Cons

Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle

Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
The Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle makes a great gift for just about anybody, and helps to provide a bounty of vitamins and nutrients. The water bottle is great for anyone looking to get healthier.
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This water bottle is manufactured with BPA free eco-friendly Eastman Tritan, and that means everyone can safely use it. It also features a leakproof metal lash on the top of it.

It's machine washer safe and can be cleaned out in less than one minute. Also, you’ll get a free Starter Guide ebook with your purchase that is full of great recipes!

The water bottle is priced affordably, and also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Pros

Affordable

Recipe bool included

BPA free

Cons

Could be more durable

Frisbee Rings

Frisbee Rings
These Frisbee rings are designed to provide fun for the whole family, getting everybody active while outside.
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When you purchase these Activ Flyers, you’ll get a two pack of red and blue flying toys that weigh just 33g each. They are designed to fit easily in young children’s hands, and are very easy to throw and catch.

These frisbees are made to prevent finger and hand injuries, and are designed to be easy to throw and catch.

The Activ Flyers come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t like them, you can return them!
Pros

Fun

Easy to catch

Cons

Not durable

Hammock for Camping

Hammock for Camping
This hammock makes a great gift idea for just about anybody, and it comes at an affordable price. It’s very compact and lightweight, and it’s very versatile.
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The hammock comes designed out of 210 parachute nylon, which is the same material that skydivers use. You’ll get a soft and strong material, and a lot of comfort.

It's designed to be lightweight and compact, and can be taken anywhere you want to go. You can use them for camping and other activities.

The hammock comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and is super affordable.
Pros

Satisfaction guarantee

Durable

Comfortable

Cons

Limited color options

Tactical Portable LED Flashlight 1000 Lumens with 5 Modes

Tactical Portable LED Flashlight 1000 Lumens with 5 Modes
The Tactical Portable LED Flashlight makes for a great present, and it’s got a lot of great features that make it well worth the price. You’ll get a lot of brightness and a quality tool with this light.
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This LED flashlight is made with a lot of brightness, and offers 1000 Lumens. Its outer area is made from optimized aluminum alloy, and is far brighter than most other flashlights.

You get five modes of brightness with this flashlight, including a power save mode. The light requires three AAA batteries and is water resistant as well.

The LED flashlight comes with a satisfaction guarantee, so if you don’t like it, you can return it, no questions asked.
Pros

Bright

Water resistant

Affordable

Cons

Requires 3 batteries

Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag

Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag
These Earth Pak Dry Bags are designed to be very durable, and come in different sizes with a single shoulder strap, so they can be carried like a backpack.
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You’ll also get a waterproof cellphone case when you purchase the bag. You’ll be happy knowing all of your items are protected no matter where you decide to go.

The bags will last you for a long time, and they are very affordable.
Pros

Waterproof

Good protection

Easy to carry

Cons

No color options

SOLARAY ZX-1XL

SOLARAY ZX-1XL
This flashlight kit comes with a very powerful and adjustable flashlight that can be used for just about anything. This is the type of gift that everybody would like to have.
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The flashlight is made from aircraft grade aluminum, and also comes with a strong metal belt. It features a super powerful LED light.

You get a memory light circuit mode and the flashlight is also rechargeable. It can zoon up close or give you better long-distance lighting, depending on what you need.

This light is made to provide superior quality lighting at a low price. So, it is very affordable, and a great value purchase.
Pros

Great features

Adjustable light

Cons

Rather small

Cable And Case Tactical Knife Card

Cable And Case Tactical Knife Card
If you need to purchase a gift for a guy and you’re not sure what to get him, this knife credit card tool would is an excellent idea. It’s affordable, and it’s something he’ll love to get!
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This multi tool credit card knife is comprised of a stainless steel credit card knife blade. It’s designed to give you several tools in one simple to use item.

With this tool, you get a pocket credit card knife as well as a compass. It is simple to carry and easy to use.

Pros

Affordable

Good blade

Compass included

Easy to carry

Cons

Not as good as a pocket multi tool

Small First Aid Kit

Small First Aid Kit
The materials that make up this first aid kit are high-quality. The kit itself is made of 600D polyester, making it a very strong bag. Also, it comes with a great first aid equipment list, including a large pair of stainless steel scissors.
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Inside the kit, you get 100 life-saving items all designed to be lightweight and weigh less than a pound. You can fit the aid kit in your car’s glovebox and take it with you anywhere.

This first aid kit comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, and is designed to go anywhere.
Pros

Lightweight

Portable

100 items

Cons

Not waterproof

MIRA Vacuum Bottle

MIRA Vacuum Bottle
MIRA’s water bottle is made to last, and comes with a lot of high-quality, durable materials that make it a great water bottle. It can keep your hot items warm for twelve hours, and cold items cold for twenty-four hours.
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This water bottle is manufactured out of quality food grade 18/8 stainless steel, so it’s designed to never break. It’s also made so that it won’t rust, and you also get a large water bottle that you can easily re-use.

This water bottle is affordably priced, so it comes at a great value.
Pros

Affordable

High quality

Durable

Cons

Few color options

Pocket Tarp for Hiking, Camping, Etc.

Pocket Tarp for Hiking, Camping, Etc.
This pocket tarp comes with a lightweight, easy to use design. It makes the perfect gift for the person that loves camping.
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The fabric is water repellent, puncture repellent, and can be machine washed. It is lightweight, and two people can easily fit on it.

This tarp is so compact, it can compress down into a small storage pouch. Also, this trap is designed to stay on the ground and not be blow away by the wind. It can fit up to two people laying down, or four people sitting down.
Pros

Portable

Large

Water repellent

Cons

Not super large

2021 Pooping Pooches

2021 Pooping Pooches
Is your recipient planning on sticking around to see what the next year will bring? If they plan on sticking around and have a good sense of humor, this wall calendar is bound to be a big hit at the party!
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What makes this a great gift for the animal lover is that one dollar of every sale is donated to the Maui Humane Society to help out pooches (and other furry friends) in need. Plus, it is made from premium card stock that makes it easy to write down all their vet appointments and trips to the dog park!

We love that it comes in at a price point that fits into almost all secret Santa and white elephant budgets. Plus, the vivid colors and nature landscapes add a pop of color for all to enjoy under oppressive fluorescent office lighting!

Pros

Brightly colored landscapes

Quality cardstock

Affordable

Cons

Not for everyone

Vogek 6-Port USB Charger

Vogek 6-Port USB Charger
Finding a gift for a co-worker is a real problem when you don’t know a whole lot about them. One thing that all of your office mates most likely have in common is a general lack of USB ports to charge devices. This small and compact charge will charge all devices without taking up that much room on their desk.
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This design is super small and is about the size of a credit card, so it won’t take up that much room on their desk. It has a long cable that reaches into the closest available outlet and has six USB ports to charge all of their devices.

The best part about this gift is that it comes in at a price point that works for most spending limits. Plus, it ships in a small and compact box that is easy to wrap and toss into the gift exchange pile.
Pros

Small and compact

6 USB ports

Works with most devices

Cons

Charging cables not included

Cuisinart Cheese Melt Pan

Cuisinart Cheese Melt Pan
If your target has a heartbeat, you cannot go wrong with the gift of cheese. This unique pan expertly melts any and all cheese to pour over dull and cheese-less foods. Plus, it clocks in at a super affordable price point.
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This design is composed of a non-stick surface that heats quickly over the griddle or over an open fire while camping. It has safe handles for easy handling over the fire, and a simple spatula that makes pouring incredibly easy.

The best part of this set is that it comes from a trusted brand and comes in at a price point that is perfect when your spending cap is a bit limited.
Pros

Affordable

Easy to clean

Non-stick surface

Cons

Smaller than expected

Running Waist Pack

Running Waist Pack
Here you get a lightweight waist pack that’s designed to keep you items safe.
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The waist pack is made out of high-quality materials that include Neoprene, which is very flexible but won’t make the bag lose its shape. It is also very lightweight and water resistant, so you know your items will stay safe.

It features a reflective strip that helps increase your visibility and also will keep you safe if you are outside in low light conditions. Also, the waist pack is designed to fit all phones, and it also fits all waists.
Pros

Durable

Reflective

Fits all phones

Cons

Basic colors

Sling Backpack

Sling Backpack
The backpack made to be water resistant and also resists abrasions.
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Made of special linen materials, this Sling backpack is water repellent, which means your items will stay safe from getting wet. It is also very easy to clean and it is designed to resists tears and abrasions.

The backpack is designed to be both lightweight and stylish, and it features seven pockets.
Pros

Water repellant

comfy

Anti theft pocket

Cons

Can't fit bigger items

LED Bike Wheel Lights

LED Bike Wheel Lights
If you’re buying secret Santa gift for somebody that owns a bike or rides to work, this is one heck of a present to grab. These LED Bike wheels are just perfect for them!
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These bike lights offer increased visibility to both the bike rider and to vehicles when you ride in low light conditions.

These lights can either stay lit up on your bike, or you can change them to flashing mode so it is even easier to spot you. They are designed to fit almost all bike models and you won't need any tools to install them.

The LED lights are made to be waterproof.
Pros

Easy to install

Waterproof

Cons

A bit flimsy

 


The Criteria We Used To Evaluate The Best Secret Santa Gifts

Materials

When you’re shopping around for the best secret Santa gift ideas, you want to consider the material a product is made of. If you analyze the materials and realize you’re getting a decent product, then you are on the right track. Just make sure to check durability features as well as product reviews.

Features

When we listed features for each product on our list, we considered features often not included in similar products on the market.

Value

We made sure to pick affordable products that are made from quality materials and have a good value/price ratio.

 

FAQ

Q: I have to buy a secret Santa gift for a guy and I really have no clue what to get. Do you have any suggestions?

If you are a little clueless, it might be because you don’t know the person very well, and that can sometimes be a challenge. There are a few products on our list that would make a great gift for any guy, but our favorite is the Survival Pocket Tool. It’s an affordable and great little multi-tool he will be able to carry along anywhere.

Q: I have to buy a secret Santa gift for a woman and I don’t know what to get her. Can you help?

Certainly. We have a few items on our list that might work, but we’d recommend the Sling Backpack. It’s an excellent little purse-sized backpack that’s waterproof and durable.

Q: I’m buying a secret Santa gift for somebody that just bought a house. What would be a good gift idea?

Well, you’d want to consider getting them something that’s going to work well for the house. We suggest the Cactus USB Cool Mist Humidifier. This is a great gift since it looks good and it also works very well to humidity air in any room of the house.

Q: I want to get a unique gift that will work for anybody, but be different from what other people usually gift.

We like the TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller. It is a very unique gift idea, and it’s very useful since it’s beneficial to anyone’s feet!

Sources

  1. Ray L:ow, 30 Surprising Secret Santa Gifts For $25 Or Less, Informational Gift Website
  2. Sally Kaplan, 28 Quirky Secret Santa Gifts That Won't Cost a Fortune, Informational Gift Website