Who doesn’t like gifts especially during the holidays? Christmas is just around the corner and a tradition that has become popular over the years is Secret Santa. Although it not a ritual but it surely adds to some fun during Christmas. Secret Santa means anonymous gifting and it increases the excitement that is already in the air. The game is fun to play in large groups especially at offices and among friends. Now, if you are restricted on a budget but want to gift something thoughtful, we have compiled a list of economical presents that will make you a good Secret Santa. Secret Santa is Here: Who Started The Tradition? Know History and Origin of The Anonymous Christmas Gifting Custom.

While some may be lucky to get a name of the person who is their work buddy, but some may get a name they’ve never interacted with. But that is what makes it more interesting. When it comes to gifting, the thought and affection counts behind it and not how much you spend. At many places, there is a set budget in which you need to buy the gift. Whether it’s a male or a female, there is a gift for everyone. Below see some budget-friendly gift ideas that will help you make Christmas more memorable for your co-worker. Christmas 2018: Home Decoration Ideas to Brighten Up Your Place for Holidays (Watch Video).

Budget-Friendly Secret Santa Gift Ideas  

1. For Gadget Lovers: There are many cool and quirky phone or tablet accessories you can gift your co-worker or a friend. An adorable clip-on animal accessory, fun phone covers or even a phone holder.


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2. Inspirational Book: If you want to gift a thoughtful present, a book is one of the ideal choices. You can either give a collection of short stories or a biography of famous personalities. To make it fun you can also give books related to workplace or on how to deal with colleagues.

3. Scented Candles: You can gift a set of scented candles that fits in your budget. Write a sweet note and attach it to the candle.


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4. Assorted Food Basket: Everybody likes to eat, and holiday season makes it a perfect occasion. Depending on your budget, curate an assorted food basket and include items like juice, chocolates, biscuits, chips and a beverage like a hot chocolate. If you don’t want to make it elaborate, limit the food items.

5. Desk Accessory: Working professionals spend a good amount of time on their desk. Gifting decorative desk items like a small plant, a calendar, a coffee mug and more will brighten your co-worker’s day.


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6. A Diary: Since we all will enter the New Year, a year planner or a diary will be a thoughtful gift. Cute diaries with stickers or give a diary set with a pen.

7. Perfume or Deodorant: One can never go wrong with a perfume or a deodorant. It is one of the most popular gift items when playing Secret Santa.

Make this Christmas 2018 special for your co-worker or friend by gifting them something sweet and adorable without burning a hole in your pocket. If you’ve got to gift something to your boss, along with the gift, slip in a note that reads ‘it’s time for appraisal’. We are sure your boss will have a good laugh at it or might just start your new year on a great note by giving you your bonus in advance. Merry Christmas 2018!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Dec 19, 2018 01:07 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).