Have you just been appointed as the Secret Santa for someone this Christmas? Then it’s time for you to make sure you play your role in the absolute best way you can. Chocolates, sweaters and boots are all common Secret Santa gift ideas; if you want to take things to the next level, check out our list for the best Secret Santa gifts this year to give you some brand new, creative ideas.

Also check out our ultimate holiday gift guide and cheap stocking stuffers to buy gifts for everyone on your list!

Best Secret Santa Gifts of 2018

1. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible ThingsWriter Jenny Lawson shares her battle with depression and conquering it with an optimistic mind in her short, humorous memoir “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things”. This tiny book is a great piece of literature to uplift anyone’s spirits and to keep their chin up even in the worst of times. It’s meaningful and unique – exactly what you need to give as a Secret Santa gift.

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2. Never Have I Ever Card Game

Never Have I Ever Card GameNever Have I Ever has become a popular party game whether it is played orally using cardboard cutouts or a deck of 485 cards in the Never Have I Ever Card Game. The deck includes dozens of exciting and embarrassing Never Have I Ever questions that you can ask your friends. It’s a great party game for anyone who enjoys spilling secrets.

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3. Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

Ultimate Wine Bottle GlassThe Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass by BigMouth might not be the most fanciest wine bottle you’ve seen but it’s definitely a lot more convenient! Give this to a clumsy friend as your Secret Santa gift to them and they won’t ever be breaking wine bottles again. The Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass has a strong grip and a capacity to old 750 ml of beverage!

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4. “Bring Me Some Wine” Novelty Socks

"Bring Me Some Wine" Novelty SocksIs your chosen person a wine lover? Maybe they need the “Bring Me Some Wine” Novelty Socks this year on Christmas. Get them warm this Winter season with these cotton socks that read “If you can read this, Bring Me Some Wine”. They’re cool and hip and definitely cozy!

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5. Marauder’s Map Coffee Mug

Marauder's Map Coffee MugHave you been selected as the Secret Santa for a Harry Potter fanatic? Then we know exactly what they will love and hold dear as a Christmas present – the Marauder’s Map Coffee Mug! Everyone who has read the series or watched the movies knows about the Marauder’s Map and knows how cool that fantastical piece of paper is. Get them this coffee mug with the print of the map to make their chilly winter mornings much more magical!

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6. KONA French Press Coffee Maker

KONA French Press Coffee MakerFor anyone who’s a coffee person, the KONA French Press Coffee Maker is an excellent Secret Santa gift this December. This intelligently designed coffee maker brews coffee in the purest of ways. Plus, it has a comfortable handle and a well insulated covering for the coffee to stay hot for a long time!

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7. Wine Freeze Cooling Cups

Wine Freeze Cooling CupsThe Wine Freeze Cooling Cups are wonderful little pieces of crockery to help keep your alcoholic beverage cold, chilly and fresh for a long time. Simply pour your favorite wine and refrigerate according to the time instructions given. Enjoy fresh alcohol even in the hottest of weathers – a perfect gift for someone who loves to bring out wine for their guests.

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8. Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter

Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil CutterRemoving the cork and opening wine bottles has never been easier before! With the Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener, save yourself the trouble of opening wine bottles and let this cordless equipment do its magic. It runs for a generous amount of wine bottle openings before it needs to be recharged. Plus, it includes a foil cutting tool!

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9. Lion Mane for Dogs

Lion Mane for DogsIs the person you’re Secret Santa for own a dog? Then they’ll appreciate a gift for their dog as well! The TOMSENN Lion Mane for Dogs is a realistic emulation of the mane of lion that can be worn by a dog. It’s cute and very life-like so the dog owner is sure in for some aww’s and laughs.

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10. Beard Ornaments

Beard OrnamentsGet everyone in the Christmas spirit by gifting your chosen one a pack of Beard Ornaments. These little pieces of Christmas decorations can be clipped on to a long beard to show how truly excited you are for the holiday season. It might just even set a new trend! So don’t hesitate to get them this unique gift as a Secret Santa present.

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11. Shot Glass with Real Bullet

Shot Glass with Real BulletWe all love to take a shot of tequila but there’s just something too boring and plain about the shot glasses. Get your person a Shot Glass with Real Bullet to make them feel the real thrill of a tequila shot this Christmas season. The glass can add aesthetics to their wine glasses collection as well!

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12. Infuser Water Bottle

Infuser Water BottleThe world is crazy about keeping it healthy and if the person you’re chosen as a Secret Santa for is one of those health fanatics as well, there is no better gift than the Infuser Water Bottle. Simply cut and add your favorite fruit in the central compartment of the water bottle and enjoy the freshness of the fruits infused in pure water!

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13. Wallet Light Bulb

Wallet Light BulbThe LED Credit Card Wallet Light Bulb is a useful present you can get anyone whether it’s on their birthday or as a Secret Santa gift. The light, shaped like a bulb, props up and illuminates using its CR1216 button cell. This convenient pocket LED light can be fitted into your wallet in the credit card pocket hence its name.

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14. Brussel’s Chinese Elm Bonsai

Brussel's Chinese Elm BonsaiIs your friend a fan of botany and all things plant? Then they probably know how precious Bonsai is! Get them the Brussel’s Chinese Elm Bonsai that is shaped eloquently and can be added anywhere outside in the garden or in an indoor garden. The plant is only 10 years old and last for a long time. With its gorgeous dark bark and delicate leaves, the Bonsai is a must have in any plant-lover’s house!

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15. Sloth Tea Infuser

Sloth Tea InfuserTea that’s brewed slowly and patiently is tea that is high quality. When you’re in a rush, you simply can’t afford to brew your tea eloquently. That’s why the Sloth Tea Infuser is every tea person’s dream come true. At the pace of a sloth, this device brews tea slowly and patiently until it is ready. Enjoy tea at its finest by using the Sloth Tea Infuser!

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16. Cat Massacre Garden Gnome Statue

Cat Massacre Garden Gnome StatueA fun garden decoration piece, the Cat Massacre Garden Gnome Statue, makes an excellent Secret Santa gift for someone who likes to doll up their backyard. Frankly, we’re all bored of the mushrooms and the lady bugs. This statue is a unique piece of decor that guests will definitely comment on (in a good way) when they visit your garden!

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17. Apple Airpods

Apple AirpodsApple Airpods are the latest invention in earphones and they look seriously cool. If the person you’re giving your Secret Santa gift owns an iPhone or any other device compatible with these Bluetooth earphones, they will love these! The speakers project excellent, clear and crisp sounds and have a built-in microphone as well for answering calls.

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18. Fireside Cozy Candles

Fireside Cozy CandlesScented candles are loved by everyone, especially women, on cold winter nights. They elevate the romance in the air and leave a delicious smell to uplift the mood. These Fireside Cozy Candles are the scented candles you need to give as your Secret Santa present this year – they’re aromatic and they actually make you feel cozy!

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19. Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against HumanityThis fun card game is something your friend has probably never seen before! The deck includes 500 hundred white cards and 100 black cards with a set of ‘preposterous’ rules. Dedicated to ‘horrible’ people, this could be a great multiplayer game to turn up the heat at a party.

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20. GET POPPIN’ Popcorn Gift Set

GET POPPIN' Popcorn Gift SetPopcorn doesn’t only have to come in paper boxes and bags at the movies. The GET POPPIN’ Popcorn Gift Set includes all kinds of popcorn flavors that you can give to your guests when they come to your place to Netflix and chill. It’s a perfect Secret Santa gift for someone who loves to play host/hostess.

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21. Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag

Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping BagHave you ever seen anyone carrying around their own shopping bag at a mall or a store? Well, trends are changing because the Baggu Standard Reusable Shopping Bag is a stylish way to carry your purchased goods anytime, anywhere. No need to carry huge tote bags, carts or shoppers; the Baggu Shopping Bag is reusable and does all the job for you!

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22. Mjolnir Electronic Hammer

Mjolnir Electronic HammerWe all have a Marvel fan in our circle, most probably more than just one. If you’re the Secret Santa for one of them this year, maybe they need the Mjolnir Electronic Hammer. Emulating the fictional weapon, this weapon is designed gorgeously, lights up and is even voice-activated. It’s a little high-end but if you really want to surprise a Marvel fan this Christmas, we can’t think of a better Secret Santa present!

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23. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth SpeakerFor some who loves to listen to music absolutely anywhere even in the bathroom or the swimming pool, the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker are what they need from you as a Secret Santa gift this year. These Bluetooth speakers play incredible sounds and are completely waterproof so you can take them anywhere you like. They’re also scratch and tear resistant and can last for decades in their original state!

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24. Jumbo Fluffy Unicorn

Jumbo Fluffy UnicornAre you the Secret Santa for a little girl this year? Maybe the Despicable Me 3 Jumbo Flying Unicorn will make a perfect gift for her! This plush unicorn lights up and makes pleasant sounds. Oh, and it’s huggable, fluffy and every little girl’s dream plush toy!

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25. Expanding Stand and Grip for Smartphones

Expanding Stand and Grip for SmartphonesForget mobile phone covers – popsockets are the latest development in cellphone art! These expandable stand and grip popsockets can attach to the back of your smartphone allowing you excellent grip and perfect-angled selfies. For a smartphone addict who’s just a tad bit clumsy, these can be great Secret Santa gifts!

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26. One Year Editorial Planner

One Year Editorial PlannerFor those who love to keep things organized and plan ahead, the EPIC BLOG: One Year Editorial Planner is the present they’re looking for this Christmas season! This compact planner will help them plan their year precisely and keep everything in order. Its minimalist design and cover means no-nonsense so they can plan their tasks in earnest and dedication.

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27. Square Bento Box

Square Bento BoxThe Japanese Bento lunchboxes are the epitome of what lunchboxes around the world need to be like. Their square designs and perfect nutritional compartments are ideal. If you’re the Secret Santa of someone who takes a lunchbox to school or work, the Square Bento Box is a wonderful gift idea. The box includes comfortable compartments for your lunch and is dishwasher-friendly!

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28. Unicorn Tape Dispenser

Unicorn Tape DispenserWhy keep it plain when you can be extra? The Unicorn Tape Dispenser is a creative twist to the boring old scotch tape dispenser and can add color to your friend’s study or work table. It does the job like any scotch tape dispenser and it’s rainbow colored!

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29. Beer Mug with Beer Opener Base

Beer Mug with Beer Opener BaseEver heard of a beer mug with an added beer opener? Well, the Asobu Pint Glass Beer Mug is one of them! This beer mug is like any other mug but it has one bonus feature – a beer bottle opener in its base. Help your friend quickly open their beer and relax with this all-in-one beer mug!

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30. Pac-man Lamp Ghost Light

Pac-man Lamp Ghost LightHow cute is this? The Pac-man Lamp Ghost Light is a life-sized Pac-man ghost that lights up your room with 16 different colors! It’s also remote-controlled and can be illuminated without moving a muscle. Get this for a friend as your Secret Santa gift to them to make their room glow with the Pac-man Ghost Light!

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31. Polaroid Circle Sunglasses

Polaroid Circle SunglassesPolaroid sunglasses were never one to hit the catwalks. The Menton Ezil Mens Polaroid Circle Sunglasses are, however, different. This round frames are polarized and extremely fashion forward. They have a full metal frame and a comfortable fit so you can flaunt them easily anywhere in the sun!

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32. Bamboo Monitor Stand

Bamboo Monitor StandThe SONGMICS Bamboo Monitor Stand is a great Secret Santa gift for someone who works at home on their computer or just basically anyone who spends a good deal of time in front of their monitor screen. Made up of pure bamboo wood, this monitor stand can hold up to 80 pounds of weight, has a safe design and adds an element of aesthetics to the room!

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33. Herb Garden Starter Kit

Herb Garden Starter KitThere’s nothing fresher and more pure than herbs grown in your very own home. Get your chosen one the Grow 5 Herb Garden Starter Kit so that they can enjoy planting seeds of their favorite herbs including basil, thyme, parsley and more! The Herb Garden Starter Kit is a great Secret Santa gift for people who are beginners at gardening!

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Enjoyed our list of the best Secret Santa gifts of 2018? If yes, then don’t forget to check out our other gift guides to get a Christmas present for everyone on your list!

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