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35 Unique, Affordable Gifts That Will Take Your Secret Santa Game to the Next Level

Prevention Logo By Kayla Blanton of Prevention | Slide 1 of 36: Let's be honest, when most of us hear the phrase "Secret Santa" at the office, we let out an internal sigh of disappointment knowing that most of the gifts will be goofy, cheap, and impractical. And, they * dare we say * will likely end up in a landfill or donation bin within a year. The silver lining here is it doesn't have to be that way! We've corralled some of the best Secret Santa gift ideas to elevate your holiday season. Even if there's a spend limit on your annual exchange (which there usually is), there are practical, good quality gifts out there that fit the bill. You just have to be willing to look around and, more likely than not, give yourself a buffer for shipping time.So before you take the easy route and grab a gag gift to get a good laugh out of the crowd, remember that a whoopee cushion or rubber chicken doesn't exactly bring the holiday cheer or say, "I appreciate you" like a more thoughtful gift would. And to take the guessing out of the whole process, we've scoured the internet for gifts that will not only give you the most bang for your buck, but are sure to stand out as meaningful. Before you know it, you'll be known as the best gift-giver on the team.Below, you can find something for everyone. From the coffee lover to the bookworm to the fitness fiend, we got you covered.

Let's be honest, when most of us hear the phrase "Secret Santa" at the office, we let out an internal sigh of disappointment knowing that most of the gifts will be goofy, cheap, and impractical. And, they * dare we say * will likely end up in a landfill or donation bin within a year. The silver lining here is it doesn't have to be that way! We've corralled some of the best Secret Santa gift ideas to elevate your holiday season.

Even if there's a spend limit on your annual exchange (which there usually is), there are practical, good quality gifts out there that fit the bill. You just have to be willing to look around and, more likely than not, give yourself a buffer for shipping time.

So before you take the easy route and grab a gag gift to get a good laugh out of the crowd, remember that a whoopee cushion or rubber chicken doesn't exactly bring the holiday cheer or say, "I appreciate you" like a more thoughtful gift would. And to take the guessing out of the whole process, we've scoured the internet for gifts that will not only give you the most bang for your buck, but are sure to stand out as meaningful. Before you know it, you'll be known as the best gift-giver on the team.

Below, you can find something for everyone. From the coffee lover to the bookworm to the fitness fiend, we got you covered.

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