The Best Last Minute Secret Santa Gifts Under $20

The Best Last Minute Secret Santa Gifts Under $20

Let’s set the scene: Christmas is just days away and last minute gift shopping is in full effect. You’ve decided to participate in yet another Secret Santa exchange, but you are stuck on gift ideas. Oh wait, welcome to reality.

If you’re like myself, you’re always looking for the trendiest yet affordable products for Secret Santa gifts. I’ve received too many classic presents ranging from gift cards to alcohol, but it’s time to be creative! Yes, some of us are happy with a $10 gift card, but making your gift more personal is a better idea — even on a time crunch. It can be stressful finding that perfect gift for your chosen recipient. Whether you know the person or not, trying not to spend your whole paycheck on a great gift can be tricky. 

But, Secret Santa gift hunting can be fun and affordable, even at the last minute. Remember that nobody wants to spend countless dollars on a random gift, so having a good idea beforehand could be what saves you! Whether you’re buying for your BFF, sibling, or coworker, read along for some ideas for your next Secret Santa purchase! Even better, these gifts are all available via Amazon Prime or to order for pickup at your local Target.

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01. Fluffy Slippers 

Slippers ($20) are the perfect gift to give for coziness and comfort. With a wide range of colors, be sure to pick your Secret Santa’s favorite!

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02. Stimulating Scalp Massager

Does your Secret Santa love all things haircare? Scalp health doesn’t come with a price limit but this massager is super affordable, ringing in at just $12!

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03. Coffee & Oatmeal Soap

All coffee drinkers rise up! Why not mix your favorite morning drink with your health? This soap bar ($9) is eco-friendly and infused with the best scents.

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04. Moisturizing Gel-Cream

I use this rich, hydrating cream ($15) every day! Save this gift idea for your skincare-loving friends and family.

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05. Claw Clip

Claw clips are so in right now, not to mention they’re a lifesaver when having a bad hair day. This one ($5) from Target is both cute and affordable!

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06. Mini Salt Lamp

For any Secret Santa trying to spruce up their room decor, salt lamps are super trendy and vibey! This mini one ($17) plugs right into the wall and won’t break the bank!

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07. Reusable Straws

You might be asking, reusable straws as a gift? Yes! If you’re like me, I always lose my straws and reusable ones ($10) are great for the environment. 

For more sustainable gifts like this, click here!

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08. Gratitude Journal

Give your Secret Santa the gift of gratitude with a journal ($11) to jot down all of their memorable moments.

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09. Bath Bomb

The holidays are meant for relaxing and what’s a better way to do that than with a bath? A bath bomb is the perfect gift to make your recipients’ tub smell like a dream. 

Even better, these bath bombs ($5) are buy three get one free at Target so you can cross multiple people off your shopping list in one go!

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10. Brumate Beverage Sleeve

I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll find a Brumate ($20) under my Christmas tree this upcoming season. It’s affordable, stylish, and easily accessible. 

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11. iPhone Case

A good quality phone case is what everyone needs and wants this holiday season. Spoil your Secret Santa with a cute phone case ($20) in a trending color.

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12. A Stuffed Animal

A cuddly stuffed animal makes for the sweetest gift. This elephant ($10) is totally adorable but Amazon has so many options to match your Secret Santa’s favorite animal.

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13. Neon Light

Does your Secret Santa live in in a college dorm? If so, , a neon wall signs is the perfect gift! Neon signs go with any decor and can be surprisingly affordable. I love this heart light ($14)!

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14. Bubble Candle

Instead of spending money on a basic candle this year, try looking for a unique one ($16) with your Secret Santa’s favorite scent! 

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15. Initial Necklaces

Initial jewelry is so intimate and special for your Secret Santa partner. This gold necklace ($14) couldn’t be more on trend!

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16. Personalized Stickers

Stickers are the best gift to give someone who loves decorating their laptop or water bottle. This set comes with 100 and is only $7.

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17. Square Sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of sunglasses as a gift! Try these chunky, squared pairs ($14) for the accessory-lover on your list.

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18. Fuzzy Bucket Hat

A fuzzy bucket hat ($14) will keep your Secret Santa warm and stylish throughout the upcoming winter season.

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19. Lip Balm

So their lips don’t get chapped during the winter, this lip balm set ($10) will save your Secret Santa! This brand is a fan-favorite that nourishes and hydrates. 

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20. Initial Key Chain

Simple and chic, this initial key chain ($10) makes a great gift (especially if your Secret Santa is always misplacing their keys).

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21. Crystals

Is your Secret Santa into astrology and spiritual wellness? The crystal craze is in full swing so get yours before they sell out! Amazon has various crystals starting at $12.

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22. Car Air Fresheners

Air fresheners are a cheap and easy Secret Santa gift, but this set of four ($7) from Amazon are actually really cute!

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23. Hot Chocolate Bombs

What’s better than hot chocolate bombs? Give your chocolate-obsessed friend this set of six hot chocolate bombs ($8) for a tasty treat.

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24. Card Game

Spend some time with your Secret Santa by playing a funny card game. This game ($19) is the best gift for someone who loves a good laugh.

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25. Calendar

Does your Secret Santa have a busy schedule? Give them the gift of a stylish calendar ($7) to sit beside their desk!

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Featured photo contains images of a candle, hat, keychain, and sunglasses from Amazon and hair clip from Target. Design by Her Campus Media.