Happy holidays, readers!
We've updated this story (which is still so useful) to make sure it shows you products available to buy in 2018. We hope you enjoy it! For gift guides published this year, be sure to check out:
- 20 Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Favourite Pop Culture Junkie
- 22 Holiday Gift Ideas For You And Your Boo
- 20 Gifts That Will Impress For Less Than $25
We've also included a few survival tips for the holidays below.
A Secret Santa gift seems like it should be an easy one to pick out. Get something inexpensive, not too personal and keep it appropriate for Christmas. But it can get difficult to find a gift that strikes the right note between appropriate for co-workers or acquaintances and still thoughtful and appreciated.
To start your Secret Santa adventure, find out the rules for the exchange and if there's a price limit, stick to it. Going all out and getting a gift well above the set limit just makes the other participants feel out of place. Next, try to suss out something about your recipient's interests with a bit of detective work. You don't want to give the office teetotaller a bottle of wine, for example.
More gift ideas from HuffPost Canada:
Try choosing a unisex gift if you're participating in a Yankee Swap or white elephant exchange, because your gift could end up in anybody's hands. And if you simply can't afford to participate, it's okay to bow out before names have been picked to avoid complicating things for the other participants.
But when done right, Secret Santa exchanges can be a lot of fun for both the giver and the receiver. These 13 gift suggestions all come in at under $25 and are appropriate both for exchanges among friends and those among people you work with.
Scratch Map Travel By Luckies Of London
Multistripe Tote From Hudson’s Bay Company
Contigo Travel Mug
Marble Entertaining Coasters By Indigo
Canada Tea Towel
Mini Exotic Chocolate Bar Library by Vosges
David's Tea Set
Illume Coconut Milk Mango Hand Creme from Indigo
Fireside Vintage Glass Candle By The Lamp Stand
A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens
Sleepy Gift Set From Lush
Dillon's DSB Bitters
For The Organized Man
For The Beat Lover
For The Morning Person
For The Disorganized Man
For The Bearded Man
For The Movie Lover
For The Artsy-Fartsy Man
For The Retro Man
For The Cold Man
For The Musician
For The Creative Man
For The Writer
For The Sports Fan
For The Cocktail Shaker
For The Dorm Boy
For The Collector
For The Newbie Cook
For The Cold Canadian
For The Commuter
For The Retired Man
For The Chocolate Obsessed
For The Coffee Lovers (AKA All Of Us)
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