35 Best Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under $25

9 months ago

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For the Boss You Actually Like

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For the Curious Mind

Astronaut Scott Kelly did what no other human has done: spent a year in space. Makes our office grievances seem pretty trivial.

$18, amazon.com

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For the Work Disrupter

Give them an outlet for all that pent up energy. Just be prepared to find Nerf bullets everywhere.

$19, amazon.com

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For the Bookworm

A bookmark inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs is far superior to dog-earing pages.

$20, moma.org

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For the Mid-Afternoon Snacker

Cashews: the best (and fanciest) nut for snacking on at a desk.

$24, amazon.com

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For the One with Writer’s Block

Have a writer on staff who gets fidgety when the words don’t come? Give them a Rubik’s cube to take their mind off the issue—at least for a minute or two.

$10, amazon.com

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For the Superhero Fanatic

This bottle opener from the Marvel universe will also come in handy when 5 o’clock rolls around.

$18, amazon.com

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For the Perpetually Chilly

While you can’t control the office thermostat, you can give a coworker a stylish blanket to help fight off the chill.

$13, gilt.com

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For the Green Thumb

A subtle accent flower pot, for the co-worker with the small terrarium growing around their desk.

$25, nordstrom.com

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For the Best Bat on the Softball Team

The slugger on the office softball team deserves a trophy. Give them a wooden bat honoring the World Series champs to commemorate their mighty swing.

$15, amazon.com

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For the Slob

A can of Glade would just be mean, but this distillery-scented air freshener (charred oak, sour mash, bourbon) is enough of a novelty that he might actually use it. One hopes.

$14, archermen.com

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For the Mess

This desk organizer won’t change your disorganized coworker’s life, but it might keep you both off Hoarders.

$11, amazon.com

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For the Bike Commuter

A coffee cup holder for their handle bars. So they can keep that energy up.

$15, amazon.com

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For the Bloviator

Give them something to do other than talk: The Onion‘s encyclopedia of truths, falsehoods, and stuff that lies in between.

$13, amazon.com

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For the Luddite

Remember when people used to write each other letters? She does. Yet this cheeky letterpress card will make her feel all modern about it.

$4, seteditions.com

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For the Carnivore

A cast-iron press in the shape of swine will have all the Guy Fieri-heads talking without, you know, giving money to Fieri.

$14, amazon.com

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For the Meticulous Boozer

Now they can keep their IPA tasting notes to themselves.

$22, amazon.com

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For the Smoke-Break-Taker

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For Bearded One

Because it’s a subtle sign: Stop playing with it in meetings.

$19, etsy.com

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For the Klutz

A collection of general handyman knowledge. Useful when he breaks the urinal.

$10, amazon.com

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For the Boss Who Denied You a Promotion

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For the Boss Who’s Considering Your Promotion

Hard work will only take you so far. Thoughtful gifts help do the rest.

$23, ballstamp.com

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For the Heartless Prick

Because he’s an asshole and could use a lesson. Leave on the price tag.

$6, amazon.com

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For the Highly Caffeinated

A decidedly low-tech device—like a French press but easier—that beats office coffee. Maybe you’ll even get some.

$21, prima-coffee.com

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For the Funny Guy

Because he’s not actually funny, and this might help change that.

$15, amazon.com

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For the Extremely Hip Intern

Millennials love nostalgia trips so much that giving them a vinyl copy of Dr. Dre’s seminal hip-hop album just might get him or her to acknowledge your existence.

$17, amazon.com

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For the Soda Junkie

Never worry about a drink getting stolen from the office fridge again.

$19, thinkgeek.com

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For the Ron Swanson Acolyte

An office essential to remind them of the great outdoors.

$13, rikumo.com

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For the Adventurer

When they’re stranded out in the wilderness without anything to drink in a misguided attempt to become Bear Grylls, this handy little stick might literally save their life by turning the dirtiest sludge into drinkable water.

$20, amazon.com

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Mark J. Aguilar