Secret Santa gift exchanges can be pretty awesome — they keep your gift-giving list to a minimum, while restricting how much you actually spend. Unfortunately, it also always seems to work out that you draw the name of someone you have no idea what to actually give. And don’t even get us started on those knickknack novelty items we’ve all thrown away in the past.
Fortunately, if you’ve decided this is the year you want to impress, we’ve got a few ideas for every single person in your life.
25 surprisingly amazing Secret Santa gifts for $25 or less
Exploding KittensMove over Cards Against Humanity, this is the new buzzed-about game that took Kickstarter by storm. Naturally, we’re opting for the NSFW edition ourselves.
$23 at Exploding KittensExploding Kittens
Boozy MarshmallowsUp your hot chocolate game with these boozy marshmallow packs that come in a variety of cocktail flavours.
$11 each at WondermadeWondermade
A Christmas CarolHelp your secret santa rediscover the Christmas spirit with this classic Dickens tale that’s been told myriad times on screen, but still holds that magic in your hands.
$23 at Chapters/IndigoChapters/Indigo
Hangover TeaRelief from all of those holiday parties can come in a quaint little tea bag form. With kidzu vine flowers and trifoliate orange, your recipient is just sips away from balancing their inner turmoil after a night of drinking.
$25 at Your TeaYour Tea
An iPhone StandMost of us use our phones as alarms these days, but few of us know where to stash them other than under our pillows. Help a secret santa out with this stylish stand.
$21 at EtsyEtsy
A Bonsai TreeFor anyone who needs to chill out, this is the perfect DIY kit to grow a pretty little Japanese Maple Tree or Black Pine Tree – all from the comfort of a home office or living room. Heck, next year it might even be big enough to hang an ornament off of.
$16 each at Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters
Adult Colouring BookHelp your secret santa de-stress from the holiday grind with this therapeutic adult colouring book. Keep the calming circle complete by pairing it with a set of pencil crayons and a sharpener, too.
$18 at Chapters/IndigoChapters/Indigo
A Ticket Stub DiaryLots of people hold onto those stubs from plays, sports outings and concerts. Give your secret santa an excuse to organize all that paperwork with this cute little diary.
$17 at Uncommon GoodsUncommon Goods
Fancy StrawsLet’s face it – drinking is always a lot more fun when it’s done through a straw. And no one likes the plastic kind. So be nice to your secret santa this year and give them the gift of pretty acrylic straws. Pair with some booze for a double win.
$15 at Chapters/IndigoKate Spade
A Brick of Chocolate for WinePair a nice bottle of wine with a unique, award-winning brick of chocolate specifically designed to go with vino, and watch your santa’s eyes light up. Or, their mouth start drooling.
$14 each at HazeltonsHazeltons
A Takeout Serving BowlWe always see these fun takeout boxes in movies and on TV, but never in real life Canada (except for maybe Thai Express). Change that for a special someone in your life with these adorable serving bowls.
$7 each at CB2CB2
Natural Food WrapsThese all-natural food wraps come in a variety of shapes and sizes designed to keep leftovers at their freshest. Pliable when at room temperature, in the fridge they take the shape of whatever you’ve wrapped. We’ve used these on cut avocados, and we’ve got to say they stay fresh and green for more than a week. A great gift for foodies and take-out fans alike.
$6-18 at AbeegoAbeego
A Bicycle MultitoolThis is a practical but cool gift, especially if your secret santa happens to like biking. A keychain, bottle opener and multitool, it’s perfect in a variety of situations.
$14 at Uncommon GoodsUncommon Goods
A Portable FireFor anyone who loves a campfire but actually hates sleeping on the ground, this one’s for you. Small enough to make s’mores or hot dogs, but portable enough to take on any road trip or to set up in the backyard, these portable logs are pretty perfect.
$21 for a set of two at HuckberryHuckberry
Poo-PourriPerfect for the home or for any ladies who want to stash this in their purse. It’s the original air… purifier.
$15 at Chapters/IndigoChapters/Indigo
Wire OrganizersHave a friend or family member who has lots of gadgets? Grab them this set of fake gum wire organizers, which are bound to keep pesky cords stuck in place.
$9 at Fred and FriendsFred and Friends
A Travel MapFor the travelling secret santa, this delightful map allows any world traveler to scratch off the destinations they’ve already seen, while dreaming about the places they know they want to go.
$22 at Chapters/IndigoChapters/Indigo
A Fake EncyclopediaFor anyone who loves a good parody, this is the book for them. A random collection of completely inaccurate factoids from the No. 1 source of fake news, The Onion Book of Known Knowledge is a clear win.
$21 at AmazonThe Onion
Gingerbread SoapThese may look good enough to eat, but they definitely won’t taste like your traditional Christmas gingerbread treat.
$9 each at EtsyEtsy
DIY Sprout KitPerfect for anyone who’s looking to get on a health kick in 2016, or anyone with a not-so-green thumb. This DIY kit has everything you need to make your own healthy sprouts at home.
$20 at Stasis Preserves Stasis Preserves
A Book JournalHave a reader in your life who can never remember which books they’ve actually read? This is the perfect little gift – a spot for them to keep track of all their literary accomplishments.
$20 at MoleskineMoleskine
A Ramen CookerHave a co-worker or friend who lives on Mr. Noodles but is spending crazy amounts of money on those disposable cups? Give the gift of this washable, microwavable ramen cooker and help ease those lunch woes away.
$14 at Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters
A Nutella Phone CaseFor that person who just can’t get enough of that sweet hazelnut goodness. Now they can carry it with them always in a calorie-free form.
$10 at Shop KollageShop Kollage
Reusable Chalk LabelsUniversal and cute, these labels are great for a variety of uses. And at this price, we’d say they will be used quite a lot -- especially by that organizer in your life.
$11, pack of 64 at AmazonAmazon
Yoga Cookie CuttersThese unique designs (think downward dog, tree pose and warrior 3) are perfectly cut for any yogis on your list. Or, buy them for yourself and simply treat your pals to some delicious yoga-inspired cookies instead.
$8.50 each at Yummi YogiYummi Yogi