7 Secret Santa Ideas for Under $20

Secret Santa gift exchanges can be a fun part of the holiday season. Whether it’s a gift exchange with your group of friends, your coworkers or your family, it’s a good excuse to get together and enjoy. However, it’s not as easy to find the perfect Secret Santa Idea. If you’ve pulled the name of someone you don’t know too well or of someone who has everything, it can be stressful to find the right gift!

I’ve been to my share of Secret Santa exchanges and I’ve come up with a list of Secret Santa Ideas for Under $20 that everyone will love!

7 Secret Santa Ideas - For Under $20

7 Secret Santa Ideas

1. Movie Tickets
Whether it’s for date night, girl’s night or family movie night, everyone loves to go to the movies. It can get pricey, so a gift card to the local theatre would be a great Secret Santa idea! You can usually pick them up at the movie theatre or at big stores that sell gift cards.

secret santa - movie tickets

2. Netflix Gift Card 
For that person who would rather stay home and enjoy a good movie, comedy series or an episode of their favourite show, a gift card for Netflix would be amazing!
With their huge list of new movies, documentaries, family shows and more, your Secret Santa recipient would be super happy with this gift!
(Netflix Gift Cards are available at most major retailers in North America.)

Secret Santa Ideas

3. Latest Bestseller
If the person you picked for SS (secret santa) is a book lover, then head to your local bookstore and pick up the latest bestseller. The bookstores usually have a list of the most popular books to choose from. Just grab a gift receipt in case you picked the wrong one or if you’re really not sure, then grab then a gift card to the bookstore instead!

7 Secret Santa Ideas
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4. Coffee Shop Gift Card
Almost everyone drinks either, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. So pick up a a gift card for your Secret Santa from the local coffee shop. It’ll definitely be appreciated the next time they need a little pick me up, a hot drink or are meeting someone at their favorite coffee shop for a date. 

Secret Santa - coffee shop gift card

5. Board Game
Pick up a popular new board game or one of the your favourite old school board games for your Secret Santa. It’ll be perfect for them to play at holiday family get togethers and anytime it’s games night. There are lots of options for under $20 games.

This game is $4 over the $20 gift limit but so worth it. I have never laughed so hard in my life.


6. Portable Cell Phone Charger
We have all had it happen. You cell phone dies and there is not a charger in sight. A portable cell phone charger is the perfect Secret Santa idea as it’ll probably save the day, more than once. It’s inexpensive and sure to be a hit!

Secret Santa Ideas - portable phone charger
From Amazon.ca


7. – Phone Pop Socket Holder

This is one of my favourite Secret Santa ideas. No one ever thinks they’ll need one, but once they have a phone pop socket holder, they will never go back. It’s a game changer when it comes to your cell phone, especially when it comes to taking a great selfie. 

Secret Santa Ideas
From Amazon.ca

Are you participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange this year?

I am a member of the the Netflix Stream Team and have been given a Netflix membership to help facilitate my posts. As always, all the opinions in this post are 100% my own. 

11 thoughts on “7 Secret Santa Ideas for Under $20

  1. Ha! I have to bring a secret santa gift to a party I am going to tonight…. Funnily enough, I get so much random product, that I am just going to bring a whole bunch to the party lol!

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