When it comes to finding secret Santa Gifts, you have to think outside the box if you want to keep your ideas fresh. Whether you choose store bought or home-made gifts, make sure your gifts have something of a ‘wow’ factor, because nobody wants a secret Santa whose ideas are stale!
A book about putting yourself out there instead of hiding beneath the sheets when the chips are down, this hilarious, touching, and sometimes highly inappropriate (in the funniest way possible) paperback turns disaster into laughter, and will have you laughing and crying in equal measures!
A fun and dysfunctional decal for your car – what more could you want? The perfect antidote to the typical ‘baby on board’ sticker, this one will chew the others up and spit them out! Putting fear into the stick figure heart of anyone who dino-saur it!
Tell someone you love to hate that you have bought them a ticket to somewhere nice and hot, and then give them this devilishly naughty one way ticket to hell, (although you might be joining them with that cruel joke!) The perfect secret santa (or is it satan) gift!
If you have any budding Mark Tea-wains or H Tea Wells among your secret Santa recipients, this will be just their cup of tea! A set of coasters designed to look like an olde worlde typerwriter (for those of you old enough to remember one). Exactly the ‘type’ of gift they will love.
A gift for any mother who has ever wanted to yell, a fridge magnet to remind them that they’re not alone in feeling that way! Sarcasm, humor, and more than a sprinkling of ‘like it or lump it’, it says what every mother has wanted to say, but probably never has!
This gift has roar x-mas appeal for any dog owner. Someone’s furry friend can be the mane attraction while strutting his stuff in the park and letting all the other dogs know who’s boss. For a secret Santa who wants to be a-head of the rest, this is the gift to give.
Although nobody likes to taco ‘bout it, the sad truth is, there is no neat way to eat a taco! But this tea towel spills the (refried) beans and tells it like it is! So lettuce take a moment to appreciate the sheer beauty of this dishcloth, and hope we don’t spill any chilli on it.
Whose bag doesn’t have a lot of random crap in it? Well, now here’s a bag which is big enough to hold it all, AND tell you what’s inside – random crap! It’s roomy, water resistant, and has a zipper so all your – yep, you guessed it – random crap doesn’t fall out.
They say a squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit, and there’s no outfit cuter than this – at least on a rodent. Strangely life-like, this little guy is fully equipped to take on the biggest tree he can find, complete with helmet and carabiners. Ain’t no mountain high enough.
These gnomes will be feeling pretty Grumpy when they end up in the jaws of this kitty. It may look cute, but it has a huge appetite for garden ornaments, especially ones Dopey enough not to run! A great antithesis to the little guy who just sits there fishing.
Have you ever wondered just what a hangover does to your mind? Put it to the test with ‘The Hungover Cookbook’ – within its bright yellow (and painful) covers you will find comfort food recipes, graphic tests, and quizzes so you can see how many brain cells the tequila killed off last night!
Unwanted guests might just get the message with this doormat, telling them in no uncertain terms that they’re not welcome. The ideal Secret Santa gift for someone who is unfortunate enough to have uninvited visitors at their door morning, noon, and night. Long lasting, and straight to the point.
Nothing worse than a tooth that’s sore-us, so make brushing fun with Diego the Dinosaur. He’ll sit there bright and cheerful on the bathroom shelf, making sure your teeth don’t become a Tyrannosaurus Wreck, and he’s made of plastic so he won’t get Stegosaur-rus-ty.
This sweatshirt is only going in One Direction – and that’s straight under the office tree for Secret Santa! Warm, snug, and with a Harry Styles fan’s wishlist for Christmas emblazoned on the front, do you know why you should buy this for a friend? Because that’s what makes you beautiful!
There’s nothing worse than someone who can’t make their mind up. Or is there? I’m not sure. Anyway, if you know someone who dithers over decisions, this is like a modern day magic 8 ball – just ask it a question, swing the ball, and see what it tells you to do.
Cross stitch just got geeky! Are your colleagues more ‘Big Bang’ than ‘Friends’, and would run a mile from sticking a selfie on social media? Then combine handmade with hard science, and cross stitch them their very own ‘cellfie’. Go on, it’ll have them in stitches.
A secret Santa gift for those who would rather drink the wine, than whine about the fact that their ‘vol au vents’ haven’t puffed up enough. Something missing from the recipe – chuck another slug of red in, that’ll fix it! With comedy, cooking, and lots of chianti, this is a great book for the non-cook.
Just watch the horrified expression on a mom’s face when she unwraps this gift and sees the baby’s ‘hamster bottle’ pictured on the box! Keep a straight face as she wonders if you’re totally insane, before opening the box to find (with relief) your real gift inside.
What do you get for the person who has everything? How about a box of nothing? In fact, a box which you can’t even put things in. A box with a switch which, when pressed, activates a mechanism that does…absolutely nothing. It’s useless, in a really irritating way.
This is one gift that a taco lover will love – everyone else might think it’s ‘corny’ but it’s actually brilliant! I mean, any Juan can see the appeal of a dinosaur holding not one but two tacos on its back, stuffing intact, and ready to be devoured.
There are many obvious jokes to be made here, but secret Santa is never political. So we’ll move on to the next one, and say you can tell a lot about a man by the size of his hands, and…well…these teeny tiny fake hands tell a sad and sorry story!
Telly addicts will love this game, proving that binge watching IS good for you, or at least good for your score. Guess which TV show the card depicts, and you win that point. Each card/show also features interesting facts from each, so you can gain even more useless knowledge!
If your secret Santa gift is going to a dad who doesn’t diaper, this gag apron will leave him with no excuses as it keeps everything to hand – rubber gloves, clothespin for his nose, face mask and even a pair of emergency nipples, proving that a man CAN do anything a woman can do!
Fans of Vladimir Putin will be Russian out to buy this scented candle, said to evoke memories of Siberian pine and burning cities. The scantily clad president adorns the lid, a sight guaranteed to light your fire, while the smell will get rid of villainous smells, pretty much like Putin himself.
Bacon makes everything better. It’s a fact of life, so what could possibly make the booboos heal even faster than a bandage that looks like bacon? Nothing, is our guess. It’s genius. Do they work, we hear you cry? Of course, we wouldn’t tell you any porkers!
Whether you loved or hated 50 Shades of Grey, this hilarious cookbook, ’50 Shades of Chicken’ is just ‘fowl’! Full of stuffing action, naughty nibbles, and more than a bit of jerking going on, this is definitely a gift that a saucy secret Santa will want to fill someone’s stocking with.
We bet there is someone in your office who surrounds herself with unicorns, fairies, and other mystical, magical talismans. Show them that even Unicorns are human, in a manner of speaking, with a bag of Unicorn farts. A delicious packet of fruit punch flavor flatulence (or cotton candy to the rest of us.)
Ah, the office or neighborhood lush, who insists they’ve had ‘just the one’ glass of wine. Now they can, and they won’t be lying! This whopping wine glass holds 750ml of wine, and makes drinking from the bottle far classier than wrapping a brown paper bag around it and swigging from that.
Cacti are the easiest plant to look after, but this one is even easier! This cute little fella is made from cork, and the pushpins are its spikes, meaning you can stick notes, photos, or whatever else you want to be reminded of, (or use it as an effigy of someone really annoying!)
Here it is! The purr-fect secret Santa gift for the crazy cat lady in your life. To the lay person a cat’s butt is a cat’s butt, but to a cat lover they all look different. On a diet but hate cats? Stick them on your refrigerator – they’re guaranteed to put you off your food!
When you’re feeling ruff, your furry friend will always cheer you up. But how much better would it be if he actually smiled? This gift, which is perfect for secret Santa, will make you both smile – Fido because he’s getting his treats, and you because…well…he looks so doggone daft!
Show them you’re made of steel by taking a hot dish out of the oven with your bear hands! That’s right, these heat resistant bear paws make handling hot stuff a piece of cake. They make a great gift for guys who bearly know their way around the kitchen.
Some people are terrible at taking compliments, so tear one out, hand it to them, and they have to, whether they like it or not! This little book of emergency compliments means that you’ll never run out of nice (if a little strange) things to say, without having to say a word.
Yeah yeah, we’ve all heard the excuse ‘Oh, I spilled my coffee’, which is really code for ‘oops, I peed my pants’. If you know someone just like that, then secret Santa can gift them this pair of emergency underpants with the utmost discretion. Or not. Whatever.
Secretly, even the most refined of people think that farting is funny, so jump on the coloring bandwagon and give someone a farting animals coloring book. Relaxing and kind of gross at the same time, it’s a must-have gift for any aspiring fartist.
Well this wreath is a bit of alright. Actually, it’s 8-bits of alright! For a gamers alternative to the traditional Christmas wreath, let Secret Santa bring this lightweight, light up, foam wreath to a nerd this Holiday, bringing some much needed festive, gaming nostalgia with it.
Have you ever read a book that made you laugh out loud, so much so that the person next to you gets up and moves away? If not, this is THE book to put that straight right away. Hilarious, irreverent, and definitely not for anyone who is easily offended.
13 DIY Secret Santa Gift Ideas
More of a sloshed Santa than a secret one? Then how about making your own DIY infused liquors? Just imagine, sumptuous strawberries, popping peppers, and seasonal cinnamon. And booze. Lots of yummy booze. All sitting pretty in decorated jars. Very adult gifts for those who like a tipple.
Turn some boring bottles of soda into Christmas works of art with this super easy but effective idea. With a few well-chosen craft pieces, you will soon have a six pack any secret Santa would be proud of! And why stop at soda? The store is your seasonal alcoholic smorgasbord!
Mugs. No, not you! We’re talking about those things you can never have enough of! But instead of buying generic ones, have a go at pimping them up yourself. Plain mugs CAN go to the ball with you as their fairy godmother, armed with paint, masking tape, and a bit of imagination.
Let’s face it, bath salts can be a bit…well, boring. But if you make them yourself, well, that’s another story! People appreciate the time and effort of homemade gifts, and these infused bath salts are quick, easy, and effective. (And your secret Santa recipient will think of you every time they have a bath!)
When the weather outside is frightful, these scarves are so delightful. Why? Because they are warm, look good, and are the easiest DIY project you could make (and they look mega expensive – bonus!) Soft, warm, and comforting, they only require two things – fabric, and scissors.
Slippers, those good old-fashioned but unexciting staples of the secret Santa! You can jazz them up though, by slipping a few goodies inside – chocolate, cosmetics, and face masks are all good for putting the fun into functional, and they’re all practical, too.
Mason jars are the DIY gifter’s best friend, and it’s not hard to see why. Fill one with treats you know someone would like, whether they are a chocoholic, cosmeticaholic, or bathaholic, print out a personalized label, and with a length of ribbon and a little panache you have the perfect secret Santa gift!
When is a gate not a gate? When it’s a-jar! And this jar is crammed full of cupcake gorgeousness, all ready to be mixed and baked. Decorate the jar in festive festoons, write or print some instructions and give them the gift of yumminess, for a home-made taste without the hassle.
Throw some shapes at the office Christmas party this year with a ‘puzzling’ secret Santa gift that will fascinate them. Made from cork, these geometric shapes can be colored to suit any environment, and can be used individually or put together to make a trivet for pans.
Bow ties are cool – you just have to look at Matt Smith in Dr Who to see that! These patterns are so simple to follow that you could be everyone’s secret Santa (well, for the guys anyway, not sure the girls will suit them quite as well). Go on, put some style into the season.
Mason jars come into their own again with this super simple idea for DIY gifts, turning plain into pretty awesome! Most crafters have Mod Podge lying around, so dig it out along with some food coloring, and make these beautiful tinted jar candles to light up someone’s Christmas.
Every home should have at least one vase, and by putting your own touches to a plain, clear one you can customize it to suit any recipient. With a few brush strokes, you can produce a vase worthy of the term ‘art nouveau’ for a very classy secret Santa idea.
This is a very cool idea for a gift for anyone who’s a runner. A place to display their race card, along with their medals, all against a backdrop of inspirational words. Not only is it useful, but it looks great and can be shabbied up or down to suit. It’s definitely a winner!
Is there a new mom among your secret Santa members this year? Packets of diapers are big and bulky, and sometimes it would be great to have a stylish purse to slip a couple of them into, instead. This tutorial shows you how to make a simple but elegant leather diaper clutch for the stylish mom.
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