This year, all of a sudden, I found myself in two Secret Santas. For a fairly antisocial person, I consider that a lot. Add that to the fact that gifts will take out of my wine budget, and it is a lot to handle.
Despite those two statements, I really do love giving gifts. Nothing is more exciting than watching someone you love open something they’re excited about.
Since most Secret Santas operate on a relatively low price limit, I decided to document my best ideas for those work, school, or group chat Secret Santa exchanges we all know and love.
Kate Spade New York Small Notepad: While not everyone loves Kate Spade, the New York line is a little more doable, even for those of us who prefer neutrals. This is cute and we all need an extra notepad. ($8.00 here)
Lord and Taylor Ornament: ‘Tis the season, no? Everyone can enjoy this, and it’s pretty timeless. It’s not even too hobby or color scheme specific, so it’d work on a variety of trees. ($7.00 here)
Sharper Image Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker: I kind of want this for myself. Bitches love Mason jars, myself included, and bitches also love cocktails. Win-win. ($8.00 here)
Clinique Mini Mask Set: I actually bought this for myself as a Christmas gift, and, although I have not tried it yet, can vouch for Clinique products as a whole. This is for the girly-girl in your life. ($9.50 here)
Wild and Wolf ‘Scrabble’ Mug: Monogramming gives the illusion that you put way more effort in than you actually did, which is always a power move. Stuff it with festive tea or lip glosses, and add confetti. ($10.00 here)
Hopefully, this will help you more than the “Gift Guides for *omg* EVERYONE in your life!” that I’ve been seeing around. No, I don’t want nor am I able to purchase my Secret Santa a pair of $450 slippers or a $54 cashmere scarf, even though it’s SO versatile.
My friends and I were just assigned our Secret Santa today, and I already know who five girls have. Maybe, like, just once we could all keep our mouths shut?
Actually, no, I wouldn’t change a thing.