The 50 Best Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

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Secret Santa Gifts Under $30

Secret Santa gifts are all meant to be in good fun, but they can become pretty stressful. What if someone gets you a better gift than you get them? What if you get them a gift that's totally off-base, and they absolutely hate it?

Well, we won't lie to you: That could happen. But with these options for the best Secret Santa gifts under $30 — from beauty and wellness to food and gadgets — depending on how well you really know a person, it just may be absolutely perfect (so pay attention!).

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1. Rich Haircare Color Protect Hair Care Set

Protect your hair with the best Argan Oil enriched haircare set perfect for colored hair which includes RICH Rejuvenating Argan Oil Elixir, Argan Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner, all Enriched with Omega 6 and 9 to help rebuild and moisturized hair. The best idea for hair is to have a hair system designed to work together rather than fitting together individual items from different sets.

(Rich Haircare, $25)

2. BeautyGARDE Hangover Hero No Rinse Charcoal Facial Sheet Mask

Perfect for the morning after any holiday party, the Hangover Hero is formulated with a combination of black tea and spinach to detoxify and rejuvenate dull skin for a dewy glow in 20 minutes flat. The sheet is comprised of bamboo charcoal and Nano-Silver Ions in a Viscose and Polyester fabric that drives the serum into skin while the charcoal detoxifies, and the black tea and spinach increase blood flow.

(Beauty Garde, $24 for a box of 5 masks)

3. So Fresh So Clean Glitzy Glitter Peel-Off Mask

This gel-based mask not only removes skin impurities, but the fun glitter in the mask makes for a glamorous self-care session! This mask contains a gel-based formula that reaches deep within the pores to dissolve and dislodge the build-up of impurities. 

(So Fresh So Clean, $9.99)

4. Argan and Rosehip Organic Facial Oil Duo

Rich in fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, Argan and Rosehip Oil are known for their nourishing benefits that soften the appearance of skin. With Argan Oil to support the skin’s natural barrier and Rosehip Oil to reduce signs of aging, the Organic Facial Oil Duo includes the best-performing oils for complete care of all skin types.

(Instanatural, $28)

5. KISS USA Comb Straightener

The KISS USA Comb Straightener has ceramic and ionic comb plates, providing a wider surface area to grab large portions of hair. This styling tool allows you to detangle and straighten hair simultaneously so you can style your hair twice as fast while easily creating lots of shine and luster.


6. Beauty Kitchen Bacon, Egg and Waffles Bath Bombs

The best Secret Santa gifts are meant to be fun and universal, and this product is the perfect way to put a smile on your recipient's face this season! Beauty Kitchen's bacon, egg and waffle bath bombs are all scented like sweet orange juice, plus they are calorie-free which is a major bonus during the holidays.

(Beauty Kitchen, $30)

7. EA Polish

EA Polish is a great gift to give to inspire self-care and inspiration. Each shade has an inspiring message. And for the woman on the go, it's fast drying and it doesn't hurt that it is non-toxic. It's the perfect gift that doesn't cost much, but says a lot about the thought behind it.

(EA Polish, $8)

8. Savor Beauty Daily Action Planner

For those who love to plan for success, help them manifest their best life in the new year with this simple 5-step weekly and daily plan. The Daily Action Planner helps design a 90-day vision to help people be more productive, feel creative and practice holistic high-vibration living.

(Savor the Success, $30)

9. AQUIS Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

These are great to quickly absorb water and protect your hair without heat or friction to prep hair for styling. It's so much more chic than just throwing a towel on your head.

(Sephora, $30)

10. Aila 8 Free Nail Polish 

These gluten-free, vegan polishes are made without Parabens, TPHP, and sulfates and are cruelty-free. But don't worry, because they are also chip-resistant, super shiny, and long-lasting.

(Aillea, $14)

11. OY-L Bath Salts

Mined from ancient sea beds and untainted by modern sea toxins, OY-L bath salts are a rich source of 84 trace minerals. Blended with skin, health-enriching components and tranquil aromatics, OY-L bath salts transform your perspective from stress to peace. Sprinkle 2-4 oz. in your warm bath.

(Aillea, $20)

12. Golden Door Try Me Kit

One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to children’s charity, and this luxurious kit contains .5 fl. oz. Bamboo Face Scrub, .5 fl. oz. Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, 2 fl. oz. Hydrating Cleansing Milk and a Cosmetic case, all perfect for everything you need in your travel toiletries bag.

(Golden Door, $30)

13. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Rosarco On The Go Travel Kit

Perfect for travel, this is infused with Briogeo’s signature blend of ultra-nourishing rosehip, argan, and coconut oils. This TSA-approved travel kit contains a trio of Briogeo's best-selling Rosarco cleansing, conditioning, and finishing products, including Rosarco Repair Shampoo, Rosarco Repair Conditioner, and Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray.

(Briogeo Hair, $25)

14. Therapedic Weighted Eye Mask

This eye mask is filled with sand-like glass beads which add a weight while you wear it! This helps soothe head and sinuses and relieve stress. Perfect for travel or naps on the couch!

(Available exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond starting in October, $14.99)

15. Gabriel Cosmetics Industrial Paints Gift Set

The healthiest nail palette out there! Inspired by natural textiles, like your favorite chunky-knit sweater, and earth drawn elements fundamental to grounded existence, such as the warmth providing firewood, the Industrial Paint collection is an ideal neutral, yet edgy fall/winter palette.

(Gabriel Cosmetics, $30)

16. Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint Essential Oil invigorates the mind and senses, while inspiring a sense of peace. When used topically, Peppermint Essential Oil creates a cool, tingling sensation on the skin, making it a favorite for massage.

(Young Living, $28.95)

17. Vertly Hemp Infused Lip Balm

Handcrafted with organic and nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, cacao butter, kokum butter and jojoba oil, this balm will moisturize, heal and protect your lips. The standout ingredient is a hemp-derived cannabinoid extract (CBD), which can be incredibly beneficial for skincare and wellness.

(Vertly Balm, $22)


18. Mini Champagne POMMERY POP!

Champagne POMMERY's POP! mini champagne is the perfect gift to get you into the holiday spirit! Sip straight from the bottle and spread good cheer this holiday season. This miniature champagne fits perfectly in a stocking and comes in selected flavors and colored bottles to match your secret Santa's style and taste.

(Total Wine, $15)

19. Purity Vodka

While most leading vodka brands distill 3-5 times, Purity Vodka is distilled 34 times, making it the perfect spirit for all your holiday parties. Purity Vodka is certified organic and gluten-free vodka, so it will work for any guest and is packaged in a gorgeous, diamond-inspired bottle.

(Caskers, $28)

20. Hornitos Black Barrel Tequila

This tequila is triple aged to create a complex tequila with whiskey characteristics, making it unlike anything else in the tequila category. This unique spirit is not only perfect for tequila and whiskey lovers alike, but also for the person on your list who is always looking for ways to break tradition.

(Hornitos Tequila, $30)

21. Sugarwish Santa Gram

Imagine getting a special gift from your Secret Santa that allows YOU to choose your own treats right from Santa’s Sweet Shoppe. Then imagine having those treats delivered to you directly to your door. The best part? You don’t have to put your name as the person sending the gift, so it can truly be from Secret Santa!

(Sugarwish, begins at $18.50)

22. American Heirloom Engraved Cocktail Muddler

Inspired by an old-school nightstick, this cocktail muddle is sturdy, timeless and made just for those hard to shop for folks in your life. This muddle is hand turned and ready to be engraved.

(American Heirloom, $29)

23. American Heirloom Zodiac Cake Toppers

What's your zodiac sign? These festive zodiac birthday cake/cupcake toppers are ready to count down the years with you and your friends/family.

(American Heirloom, $29)

24. American Heirloom Eco Friendly Animal Shaped Cutting Board

A highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper, this super material is water-resistant, sanitary, and has low moisture absorption. Plus, it's just super cute. Your friend won't be able to stop using it!

(American Heirloom, $21)

25. American Heirloom Coffee Scoop

Upgrade your morning routine with this coffee scoop. The two-inch bowl holds a tablespoon of coffee and, as always, can be personalized to your liking. Available in walnut and maple, each scoop comes with a hot pink leather strap.

(American Heirloom, $16)

26. Michelle's Maccs Macaroons

FreshBakedNY is a revolutionary web-based bakery that specializes in the classic and nostalgic tastes of New York. The stars of the show, Michelle’s Maccs, is an eggless, flourless, naturally gluten free coconut macaroon covered in Elite Belgian Chocolates. 

(Fresh Baked NY, $16)

27. The Moon Juice Cookbook 

The founder of L.A.'s hottest wellness boutique, Amanda Chantal Bacon, offers the ultimate resource for foodies looking to restore their health the natural way, using functional foods to create seriously healing drinks, snacks, and sweet treats. She artfully distills her powerful approach to healthy living, sharing over 75 recipes for the brand’s most popular healing beverages and provisions.


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28. Fuzzy Babba Knit Slippers with Pom

Like a cozy sweater for your feet, these Fuzzy Babbas are soft, comfortable and sure to be a favorite on cold winter nights. It'll be a holiday time must-have!

(Fuzzy Babba, $14)

29. Chamilia Swarovski Company Petite Character Shine Charm

Perfect for almost any Secret Santa situation for a woman, the message offers an uplifting sentiment for a co-worker, family member or friend, independent of any demographic background. A woman of any age, religion, ethnicity or income bracket wants to shine! And it’s 100 percent heirloom quality sterling silver.

(Chamilia, $25)

30. Makeshift Cymbal Cuff Bracelet 

These cuff bracelets make a great gift for the music lover in your life. Crafted from the cymbals discarded by schools, bands, and music stores, these carry the story of the music they have been a part of with them. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly.

(Balefire Goods, $24)

31. Nashelle Chevron Midi Pure Ring

Nashelle's Chevron Midi Pure Ring is a simple staple that is perfect for layering. Give a gift that gives back: one plate of food is donated for each piece of jewelry sold.

(Nashelle, $24)

32. Flan Tote Bag

Give a gift that's totally sweet with this flan tote bag. It's made out of 100 percent canvas and is absolutely perfect for carrying groceries and other necessities on the go.

(Flanlabs, $20)

33. BoldB Isthmus Earrings

An Isthmus is a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land. Made of bonded beach sand and ultramarine resin, these earrings hang 1.25 inches long from rhodium plated ear posts. Which each purchase made from this collection, a donation is made to

(Balefire Goods, $30)

34. Bezels & Bytes Single Stud Earrings

In gold, rose gold, or silver tone, these earrings pair simplicity with the ultimate in chic fashion. Designed to effortlessly pair with other jewelry, from a fancy stacking bracelet to your Apple Watch, these earrings are a great and easy gift for anyone.

(Bezels and Bytes, $25)

35. Auburn Jewelry​ Stacking Ring

Auburn Jewelry designs brightly colored enamel handcrafted jewelry in 16 signature colors. Mix and match these Stacking Rings for a unique look, meaning it'll be like a bunch of gifts in one fun package.

(Auburn Jewelry, $28)


36. Jemma Sands Festive Candle

This limited edition holiday scent will bring the holidays alive with good vibes and the scent of Balsam fir. The smell will bring the holiday spirit wherever it lands, that's for sure.

(Jemma Sands, $28)

37. American Heirloom Maple Tapered Candles

These candle holders will add a touch of modern design to your next dinner party table decor. A smooth finish in a bright, light maple impart a modern look to this classically shaped candle holder.

(American Heirloom, small, $14; medium, $24)

38. Friends Office Supply Set

Who wouldn’t want a Central Perk notepad so they can feel like Rachel Green at work? There’s even sticky bookmarks featuring “Pivot, Pivot, Pivot,” “How You Doin?” and others! Perfect for the Ross and Rachel fan in your life.

(, $25) 

39. Basil Seed Kit in Bamboo Container

Cooks and gardeners alike will appreciate this ultra simple seed kit which contains organic basil seeds to begin growing this delicious herb ideal for adding to a range of dishes. The kit also includes a nutrient-rich growing medium, full planning directions and a handcrafted growing container that is constructed out of sustainable bamboo. The lid also doubles as a saucer.

(Windowbox, $22)

40. John Cena Blanket

Is this even a question? Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to wrap themselves up in John Cena every night? A perfectly hilarious gift idea.


41. Sawyer Micro Squeeze Filter

A compact and lightweight personal water filtration system that removes 99.999 percent of bacteria and protozoa found in fresh water. It filters out virtually all contaminants found in fresh water including viruses, protozoa, cysts, dirt and sediment for truly clean drinking no matter the water source.


42. 'LectroFan Micro

This is a 2-in-1 pocket-sized white noise/fan sound machine with powerful wireless Bluetooth speaker. It offers 10 unique digital sounds, including fan sounds, white noise and ocean sounds to accommodate to any environment. 


43. Wool and the Gang 'Top of the Pots' Macramé Kit

This fun kit comes with everything you need to make your own plant hanger. The macramé technique is perfect for beginners or expert crafters, making it a great Secret Santa gift sure to please anyone.

(Wool and the Gang, $27)

44. DMC Holly Mcguire Cross Stitch Kits

DMC has joined forces with famed British illustrator Holly Mcguire for these darling kits with whimsical patterns that can be cross-stitched onto just about anything.

(DMC, $17)

45. Skeem Design 'Burn Brightly' Match Bottle

The easiest gift for any Secret Santa exchange: gorgeous matches in an even more beautiful container! This match bottle sparkles with 24K gold “Burn Brightly” screen-print on a glass bottle containing 120 black matchsticks.

(Skeem Shop, $26)

46. Verloop Knits Bottle Sleeve

Crafted from repurposed yarn, this bottle cover is the perfect way to wrap up a bottle of bubbly for your Secret Santa or use it on a flower vase to dress up their home! It's super cute for the crafty person on your gift list.

(Verloop Knits, $19)

47. Ozone Design Socks 

These cozy socks are oh-so-adorable and ready to wear on a chilly night! Not to mention they are so comfortable and will make all your friends jealous.

(Ozone Socks, $13.99)

48. Visol Brushed Stainless Steel Wine Double Wall Insulated Wine Mug

This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves wine! Since the mug is double wall insulated, it even keeps chilled wine cold. You'll have wished your Secret Santa got you one as well.

(Overstock, $21.49)

49. Smith Teamaker Latte Kits

These kits provide a recipe and everything you need to make the perfect holiday latte. A personal note to the recipient can be included before it is shipped. There's a choice of three kits: 1) Bungalow Crème Carmel (one string-tie carton of Bungalow Darjeeling, a 9 ounce jar of rich Recchiuti burnt caramel sauce, and a pinch of Jacobsen artisan sea salt); 2) Chocolate Chai (one string-tie carton of Masala Chai); 3) Chocolate Peppermint (one string-tie carton of Peppermint Leaves and one 9 ounce jar of Recchiuti Extra-Bitter Chocolate Sauce).

(Smith Tea, $29)

50. Cross Jotzone Graph Paper Journal

Travel notebooks are an excellent gift for the jet setter. A travel journal is a place to record the details of your giftee’s adventures so she can capture the experiences and excitement of each trip.

(Overstock, $18.95)

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​Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at


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