Under-$30 gifts your Secret Santa is guaranteed to love

Kate Mendonca
Shopping Editor

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With the holiday season comes many opportunities for gift-giving (and getting!), but searching for presents that will be a hit with distant relatives or office acquaintances can be some of the most difficult ones to shop for. 

Rather than going the generic route of a gift card or a bottle of wine, more thoughtful options that are still affordable can mean the difference between a winning present and a knick-knack that ends up re-gifted. 

Ahead, we’re rounding up 10 creative gifts that are perfect for any secret Santa or white elephant party that all ring in under $30. 

The Five Minute Journal

Image via Indigo.

Perfect for inspiring a few meditative moments, this journal is filled with daily affirmations, lists and prompts that encourage its recipient to reflect daily. 

SHOP IT: Indigo, $27

SipCaddy Bath & Shower Portable Cupholder

Image via Amazon.

Turn any bath or shower into a special event with this cup holder that fits both beer cans and wine glasses without slipping.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $20

Heys RFID Blocking Passport Wallet

Image via Hudson's Bay.

They can keep their valuable personal info safe while on vacation with this slim passport holder that’s equipped with RFID-blocking technology for the smart traveler.

SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $20

Peter Thomas Roth Mask-Eraide

Image via Sephora.

Give the gift of relaxation with this set of five face masks that target a range of issues like dryness, dull skin, and congestion.

SHOP IT: Sephora, $25

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster

Image via Uncommon Goods.

For the cinephile, test their commitment to the movies with this interactive list of 100 classic films that scratches away to reveal the artwork hidden beneath.

SHOP IT: Uncommon Goods, $20

David’s Tea Merry & Bright Collection

Image via David's Tea.

This collection of festive teas comes with a golden spoon to mix up the perfect holiday drink from anywhere. 

SHOP IT: David’s Tea, $28

Chloe Glass Candle

Image via Urban Outfitters.

Housed in an elegant glass holder, this floral-scented candle can be transformed into a beautiful piece of decor long after its wax runs out. 

SHOP IT: Urban Outfitters, $22

‘80s and ‘90s Trivia Game

Image via Indigo.

For a taste of nostalgia, this blast from the past includes trivia about movies, TV, music, sports and culture from everyone’s favourite decades. 

SHOP IT: Indigo, $15

KeepCup 16oz Original Nitro

Image via Well.ca.

Made from lightweight BPA-free plastic, this unbreakable and reusable coffee cup is an easy and sustainable choice for any caffeine addict. 

SHOP IT: Well.ca, $21

Stance Marvel Icons Socks

Image via Nordstrom.

Comic book fans can subtly show off their favourite characters with these fun socks that can be worn year-round.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $27

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