Secret Santa is a classic party game for the holidays, especially around the office. Everyone puts their name in the proverbial hat, shakes things around, and draws a name. This name is the gift recipient, and the drawer is the Secret Santa. So, shhh—don’t tell. Here are a few go-to gifts for the name you draw at the office for the holidays.
Wax Warmers & Candles in Yummy Scents
Vanilla, lavender, ocean breeze, or fresh-cut grass—all of these are mellow, beautiful scents that most people love. So, make candles and wax warmers your go-to. Or, if you want to go the extra mile, find out that person’s favorite scents and go from there. Track down the kind of scents that will uplift their mood and make them smile.
Trinkets, Classic Collectibles, and Meaningful Keepsakes
Baubles and meaningful knickknacks are always a classic for Secret Santa parties. Why? Because most trinkets are, in some way, collectibles. Do a little research into your gift recipient and find out what they love. Snag a keepsake that evokes positive thoughts. For instance, if your Secret Santa recipient is religious, opt for a guardian angel trinket. If they love jewelry, go for an inexpensive, but beautiful, wholesale gold filled chain. Or, if your Secret Santa recipient is a bookworm, get a classic collectible of a literary must-have.
Office Supplies and Life’s Basic Necessities
Have you ever searched for a pen at your desk only to come up empty-handed? So has everyone else. If you want to steer your gift towards useful, professional, and practical, go with a bundle of must-have office supplies for their desk space. Pens, pencils, staplers, paperclips—whatever you think they need on a daily basis. It’s not the most thoughtful gift sentimental-wise, but those necessities will come in handy.
You Can Never Go Wrong with a Good Gift Card
Gift cards are go-to musts for Secret Santa. Why? Because, more often than not, you don’t personally know the gift recipient. Which means you can do your research extensively and befriend them entirely. Or, you could find out what they like, and get them a gift card to reflect their interests. Plus, if your recipient commonly goes out for meals on their lunch or dinner breaks, restaurant and eatery vouchers are always appreciated.
Unless you’re best friends with your coworkers, Secret Santa is always going to have an edge of awkwardness. However, with the aforementioned go-to gifts, you can take a bit of that edge off and make a better impression on the name you draw.