The season of giving is here and the best thing about exchanging presents is watching someone’s eyes light up as they unwrap a present that you specially picked out. Of course, a huge part of the fun is playing Secret Santa, where we all shop for gifts within a budget for a friend or colleague that we hope they’ll love. So, if you’re a really devoted Santa but you’re running out of ideas on what to get this year, fret not! Here’s a list of fun, cool and useful Secret Santa gifts under $20 that you can get just in time for Christmas!
P.S. Photo frames are still banned this year.
1. Room shoes
Walking on clouds – that is exactly how these Uniqlo Room Shoes feel like. This pair of super soft home slippers designed with the Japanese brand’s minimalist aesthetic is an absolute treat for anyone who needs to wind down after a long day’s work.
Room shoes, $14.90, available at Uniqlo.
2. Sandwich shaper
We all have that one friend who loves taking photos of their meals. So, if you’re picking out a gift for someone who loves their food both yummy and pretty, get them a cool Sandwich Shaper so they can make sandwiches in adorable animal shapes and pack them to work!
Tovolo sandwich shapers, $17.90 each, available at Metro.
Never knew you could snag such a cute pair of shoes for just under $20? Get a pair of fabulous looking slip-ons for friends who claim they never have enough shoes.
Slides, $19.95 each, available at Rubi Shoes.
4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic T-shirt
If you’re getting a gift for someone who is a mega STAR WARS™ fan, this will have them literally wearing their pride on their sleeve! From Storm Trooper to Praetorian Guard designs, any of these tees will get them in a galactic mood for the latest STAR WARS™ instalment.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Graphic T-shirt, $19.90, available at Uniqlo.
5. Wine glass-shaped humidifier
Here’s a cheeky gift for that classy someone who appreciates a good glass of wine. Since you probably can’t get a bottle of exquisite wine within a $20 cap, this portable humidifier shaped as a wine glass is a quirky alternative. Besides being really sleek, it’s suitable to be used at home or in the office. It is also easy to pack along when traveling to cool-weather destinations.
Wine glass-shaped humidifier, $13.90, available at Japan Home.
6. Motivational poster
Inspire your friend or colleague to reach for the stars and more with this motivational poster that will jazz up their room or workspace for the coming year.
Motivational poster, $19.90, available at Artbox.
7. Night-safety belt
For the adventurous sort who loves to cycle or jog at night, this belt will come in extra handy as it doubles up as night-safety gear and a pouch that can fit all the essentials. It also comes with a cool built-in light for maximum visibility.
Night-safety belt, $19.90, available at Home-Fix The D.I.Y Store.
8. Colouring book for grown-ups
Colouring in beautiful shapes and illustrations is no longer just for kids – adult colouring books have become very sought-after lately as they can be really fun and therapeutic. We’re sure your giftee would love this creative activity that will help them to unwind after a hectic day.
Creative Colouring For Grown-ups book, $14.95 available at Popular.
9. Singlish apparel
You’ll make anyone smile with this cheery, tongue-in-cheek apparel with Singlish phrases. Pair the Chop Chop Curry Pok eco-friendly bag with a pouch that says This Pouch is to Chope Seat. These will make apt gifts for a friend or colleague who’s new to Singapore, or someone who simply loves using these Singlish phrases.
Eco-friendly bag, $9.90; Big pouch, $7.90; or Small pouch, $5.90, all available at Precious Thots.
10. Sports headbands
If you know that your friend or colleague has made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, show your support by getting them cute fitness accessories, such as these sporty-chic Under Armour headbands.
Under Armour headbands in a set of 6, $19, available at Sportslink.
11. BB-9E Key Light
Bowl over any STAR WARS™ fan with this awesome key light that will be a welcome addition to their STAR WARS™ collection.
BB-9E Key Light, $17.90, available at Secret Chamber.
12. Disposable camera
Your recipient will certainly adore these disposable film cameras which produce charmingly vintage snaps. Lightweight and compact enough to fit into a pocket, the Kodak Power Flash will come in handy for a year-end holiday, or the Kodak Underwater Sport camera will be a splendid treat for any water sports enthusiast.
Kodak Underwater Sport camera, $20; Kodak Power Flash camera, $17.50, both available at Standard Photo.
13. Party sling bag
Glam your girlfriend up this party season with any of these chic sling bags. Just the right size to fit a lady’s essentials, these bags will also look gorgeous with any festive getup!
Billie Sling Bag (in red), $19.95; Moonrise Bag, $19.95, both available at Rubi Shoes.
14. Captain America LEGO® BrickHeadz
Bring out the inner superhero in anyone with this Captain America LEGO® BrickHeadz. A quirky caricature of the Marvel Comics character, the Captain America BrickHeadz is an extremely fun one to build, featuring authentic details in the super soldier’s costume, headgear and his iconic shield.
Captain America LEGO® BrickHeadz, $19.90, available at Secret Chamber.
15. Cutlery set and bottle
This eye-catching cutlery set will make mealtime all the more fun.
Cutlery set, $12 and coin bank, $8, both available at Mini Toons.
So, enjoy the Christmas shopping with these gift ideas and have a joyous season!