Secret Santa Gift Ideas – Looking for Secret Santa or White Elephant Gift Ideas for work this holiday season?I have to admit, that finding a gift for a co-worker can be difficult because you never really know what they might like.
But when it comes to Secret Santa or White Elephant Gifts, you don’t want to rely on the good old-fashioned gift cards because they lack originality.
The object of these types of gift exchanges is to have fun and bring the workplace closer together during the holiday season.
The key to Secret Santa gift exchanges is to avoid the fake reactions from your co-workers and find a gift that will be useful or extremely funny.
Not sure what to get this holiday season for your workplace gift exchange?
Don’t worry as I have done the work for you and came up with the Best Secret Santa/White Elephant gift exchange ideas for this holiday season.
Ready to play Santa? Here we go!
SECRET SANTA GIFT IDEAS FOR COWORKERS UNDER 20 DOLLARS
Stress Buster Desktop Punching Bag
ADD SOME FUN TO YOUR WORKDAY. Do you ever feel stressed or angry during work? How about channeling that negative energy into something positive and fun?
Have a go at the desktop punching ball and you feel as good as new, and ready to tackle your next challenge.
Get the attention of your clients, coworkers, boss, or that cute guy or girl in the office, with this unique office accessory.
Personal Blender for Shakes and Smoothies
If smoothies and protein shakes are a staple in certain co-worker’s diets, life just got a little easier. The Hamilton Beach Personal Creations Blender with Travel Lid lets them blend and run.
Since the blending jar is also a travel mug with a lid, there is no need to find the right cup or spend time cleaning up the blender at work. Instead, just remove the jar from the base, and they’re ready to go.
This is one of the great secret Santa gift ideas for the fitness buff in your office.
Brushed Copper USB Desk Fan
Sure it may be the winter season, but there is always someone in the office that likes adjusting the heat.
If you know a coworker near the heating elements in the office and constantly sweating, then why not gift them the gift of a cooling breeze.
This small USB desk fan is powerful enough to help any coworker during those sweltering hot workdays.
Plus, this white elephant gift exchange idea has a copper finish that will add a touch of flair to the office.
4-Pack Memo Note Pads for Work and Office
Keep messages and notes for work with notepads featuring funny and profane one-liners.
These pads come in different colors and feature messages “I whisper WTF to myself at least 20 times a day“, “Nope not today”, “Accurate AF”, and “You gotta let that sh*t go!!!“.
With these punchline headers, let your coworkers have fun writing and giving out notes to other coworkers.
With their glue-top design, the notes on these memo pads peel off easily so you can pin them to a bulletin board, cubicle wall, or anywhere else they will be in plain sight.
Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price
There’s only one thing that Coolio’s been doing longer than rapping: cooking. His recipes are built around solid comfort foods with a healthy twist that doesn’t break the bank.
You can’t find fusions like Blasian (black Asian) or Ghettalian (ghetto Italian) in restaurants, but you can have them cooking away in your kitchen faster and easier than ordering takeout.
The Prescription Coffee Mug
You can treat your coworker’s symptoms with the world’s best medicine – coffee!
This 12-oz coffee mug with a clever label is a hilarious way to start his/her day.
This high-quality ceramic coffee mug makes a great secret Santa gift under 20 dollars and is sure to be enjoyed by any caffeine-obsessed coffee drinker.
This unique stylish design features a silicone top pad and sturdy solid steel construction to provide a stable foundation for your headphones – and clear some space on your desk.
Featuring a silicone cable holder at the bottom, this headset holder can also hold their phone in a variety of positions without scratching or damaging the smartphone.
Whether your coworkers use it on his/her desk at work or home, this headphone hanger is perfect for keeping their favorite headphones in perfect condition.
Whatever I'm Late Anyway | Battery Operated Unique Wall Clock
For the always late coworkers, this funny Whatever Wall Clock perfectly captures the hustle and bustle of rushing out the door.
Get this unique wall clock as a secret Santa gift to a notoriously late coworker. You’ll both love the good-natured humor of the Whatever Wall Clock.
Do you have a coworker that is always traveling for business in the office?
This travel adapter Accepts Plugs from More than 150 Countries with US/EU/UK/AU European Plugs like Thailand, New Zealand, Israel, Italy, Rome, France, Spain, Canada, China, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Argentina, Peru, Korea, Asia, etc.
This is one of those Secret Santa Gifts that any traveling coworker needs to avoid frying his/her electronics while working abroad.
Desktop Golf Set
It’s always tee time with a Desktop Golf Set that features an adjustable green and specially designed putter for left or right-handers.
Every game of golf will have its own unique challenge – play 18 holes in the comfort of your coworker’s desk.
The golf flag is magnetic and helps easily retrieve the ball with just a touch.
Do you have a coworker who tends to lose everything on his/her desk? Then the Tilemate isfor them.
The world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker, the NEW Tile Mate attaches to keys, purses, or anything else anyone couldn’t live without.
Use Tile adhesives (sold separately) to stick it to any flat surface like a laptop, so you can always find your things. No maintenance ever.
High Heel Stapler
Do you have a coworker that always has their stapler go missing? Then this fashionable office gadget is the answer to them.
Step it up with a stapler styled to look like a black high-heeled shoe. Your office supplies will be as fabulous as they are reliable when you add this sturdy plastic stapler.
How do you know you are buying the right Secret Santa Gifts this holiday season?
The best white elephant gifts or secret Santa gifts are useful items daily to break up the monotony of an average workday.
- Useful items outside work: If you are looking for something to buy your coworker that they can use outside work the personal blender, the Tile Mate, and the travel adapter are great secret Santa gifts.
- Funny items for daily use at work: Want a gift that you can notice on your coworker’s desk that will give you a nice chuckle then the Profanity note pads and the Whatever I am late wall clock is the right answer.
- For items that add flair to a coworker’s desk: If you want to give something that will be useful at work for your coworker that is a statement piece then the Headphone Stand Hanger, Prescription Coffee Mug, and the USB Desk Fan will do the trick.
- For something unique: If you are looking for a unique gift that nobody would even think about buying then the Cookin’ with Coolio cookbook, Desktop Punching Bag, Desktop Golf Set, and High Heel Stapler are the way to go.
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