Secret Santa Gift Giving Guide: The Perfect Gift at Every Price

Gift giving season is finally upon us, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than through a secret santa gift exchange? At this point, you’ve been spending your final days this semester in the library, presenting your final projects, and preparing for that dreaded exam next week. With all this work, you probably feel exhausted and have little motivation left to figure out the best gift you can get for your secret santa. Consider this the ultimate gift giving guide for your gift exchange. At every price point, you’ll find the best gift for each type of person in your life: the creative, the music lover, the health & wellness junky, the skincare connoisseur, & the world-traveler.

Budget: $15

For the Creative:


Graffiti Sketchbook ($13.74)

Give your secret santa the gift of graffiti with this book: this book contains a plethora of realistic-looking wall surfaces that your creative friend can draw on!

Good Vibes Coloring Book ($5.52)

This coloring book is filled with 30 affirmation-filled pages that will surely transfer you good vibes. “The Good Vibes Coloring Book gives lessons and tips on patterning techniques, shading, blending and color theory. Color starting guides will help you create professional-looking masterpieces, even if you’re just starting out with adult coloring. The images are printed on high-quality, extra-thick paper that can easily handle gel pens, markers and even watercolors. Perforated pages make it easy to remove your pages, so you can put your best pieces on display.” Add a pack of markers or colored pencils and you’re set!

For the Music Lover:

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AirPods Silicone Duo Case ($12)

SoundBot Water Resistant Bluetooth Shower Speaker ($14.99)

For the Health & Wellness Junky:


Packet Astrology Book ($9.95)

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The Wellness Mama Cookbook: 200 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes and Time-Saving Advice for the Busy Cook ($15.34)

For the Skincare Connoisseur:


Versed Twice As Nice Serum Rolling Gift Set ($16.99)


Target Beauty Great Complexions Kit ($14.99)

For the Traveler:


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ACdream Passport Holder ($7.59)

This holder comes in 21 colors!


Mer-Sea & Co. Faux Fur Eye Mask ($16.40)

Budget: $30

For the Creative:

Stylus Pen 4-in-1 with Replaceable Brush, Capacitive Fiber Tip, Fine Point Disc Stylus Tip and Ballpoint in Gift Box ($26.99)

Perfect for someone who already uses an iPad or tablet for drawing, graphic design, etc.!


One-Year Subscription to Juxtapoz: Art and Culture Magazine ($60)

 For the Music Lover:

Karaoke Microphone ($30)

Sengled Solo RGBW Bluetooth Light Bulb Speaker ($26.99)

For the Health & Wellness Junky:

Voluspa Japonica Glass Candles, Set of 3($28.80)

Serene House Ranger Essential Oil Diffuser ($25)

For the Skincare Connoisseur:

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Glow Recipe Glow Baby Glow Mask Set ($29.99)


Dermstore Holiday Skincare Collection ($19.99)

For the Traveler:

CalPak Power Luggage Tag($32)

This vegan leather tag has a removable battery pack! It comes it 6 colors/patterns and you can even add a customized monogram!

The Bucket List Book ($35)

Budget: $50

For the Creative:

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Photo Studio Box ($45.99)

Includes 3 tripods, 2 LED ring lights, 4 color backdrops & a cell phone holder for photography!


One Month Art Project Subscription($54)

Smart Art created the one month art project subscription, where essentially high quality art materials and supplies are sent straight to your door to inspire and nourish creativity. Each project has 6 steps that you can follow, but they also encourage you to do your own thing!

For the Music Lover:

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Waterproof Beanie With Built-In Wireless Headphones ($39.99)

This headphone beanie also comes in 43 colors and 7 styles, plus its battery life is 4 to 6 hours!

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Amazon Echo Dot ($50)

For the Health & Wellness Junky:

Vitruvi Essential Oils Winter Collection ($49)

Tea Forte Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set with Whisk & Laddle ($50)

For the Skincare Connoisseur:

12 Days of Party Prep Beauty Advent Calendar ($49.50)

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Olehenriksen O.M.G. (Oh My Glow) Brightening Set ($50)

For the Traveler:


Gray Malin’s Italy Image Book ($40)


Goop Beauty G.Tox Travel Kit ($40)

Budget: $75

For the Creative:

174-Piece Deluxe Art Set ($72.95)


Champion Hoodie – MoMA Edition ($80)

For the Music Lover:


Ukulele Soprano Size Bundle ($74.99)


Singing Machine Groove Cube Karaoke Machine ($70)

For the Health & Wellness Junky:


The Daily Harvest 9-Item Gift Box ($75)

Glacce Crystal Elixir Water Bottle ($80)

For the Skincare Connoisseur:

Tatcha Skincare for Makeup Lovers: Dewy Glow Set ($65)

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Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Mask & Hydrate Set ($75)

For the Traveler:

Fujifilm UO Exclusive Instax Mini 9 Clear Lens Instant Camera ($69)

Garden of Earthly Delights Travel Essentials Gift Set ($72)

Budget: $100

For the Creative:

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Masterclass Course ($90)

Find the perfect class for your creative secret santa: classes range from photography, to fashion design, architecture, cooking, directing, and more!

SmartPad Digital Notebook ($84 for small; $146 for large)

For the Music Lover:


Crosley UO Exclusive Wood Cruiser Bluetooth Record Player ($99)


Pocket DJ Mixer ($100)

For the Health & Wellness Junky:


The Ember Mug ($99.95)


ThisWorks Portable Diffuser ($102)

For the Skincare Connoisseur:

Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing & Pore Minimizing Skincare Device($99)

HoMedics® Radiance Microdermabrasion Exfoliator ($100)

For the Traveler:

CalPak Luka Duffel ($98)

CalPak Silk Travel Set ($95)

Comes in 5 colors/ patterns and you can monogram it for an additional $20!

By Bella Sprague, Editor-in-Chief, Class of 2020