Dirty Santa, White Elephant, Yankee Swap—no matter what you call it, the rules are basically the same: You set a budget, you get a prezzie, and the real winner is the person who brought the most popular gift. The problem, of course, is figuring out what kind of Dirty Santa gift ideas will work best for your audience (’cause the perfect gift for your bestie mayyyy not appeal to your 65-year-old co-worker. Just sayin’). If you want your present to be the hit of the Dirty Santa gift exchange, you’ll wanna go with something that works for just about any recipient—regardless of gender, taste, or AARP membership status—and luckily, there are plenty of clever gift ideas that anyone would want this season.
Whether you’re trying to pick out an item for your office gift exchange, your bestie Christmas party, or your annual family White Elephant, we’ve rounded up some inexpensive gift ideas that anyone would be happy to take home (and they all cost less than $50, so you can tackle the rest of your holiday shopping list without declaring bankruptcy). And while some people may appreciate cheesy joke gifts, all these presents are items that your recipient will actually use, because practicality is totally underrated when it comes to gift-giving, IMO. From tech gadgets and boozy gifts to beauty tools and home decor items, here are 35 Dirty Santa gift ideas everyone will try to steal—including you.
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This Karaoke Mic
Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone
This cute lil device is a microphone, Bluetooth speaker, and recording device all in one, allowing the recipient to bring the party with them wherever they go.
This Water Bottle
18-Ounce Reusable Water Bottle
Made of renewable bamboo and stainless steel, this pretty flower-printed bottle is vacuum insulated to keep any drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 14.
This Wine Aerator
Aerating Pourer and Decanter Spout
Even if your gift recipient isn’t one to spend a ton on a bottle of vino, this handy aerator is sure to take their wine drinking experience to the next level.
This Grow-Your-Own-Herbs Kit
Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden
Even the most infamous plant killers can grow their own herbs with the help of these vintage-inspired mason jar planters, which use a passive hydroponic system for easy care.
These Face-and-Body Scrubbers
3-Pack Mihakka Exfoliating Tools
Made with terracotta and organic cotton, this set of three face-and-body scrubber tools is the ultimate way to get gentle all-over exfoliation.
This Art Print
Magnifique Foil Stamped Wall Art
This fun hand-lettered Parisian art print is sure to look très chic in any home or office (and you can get it custom framed for an extra $10!).
This Mini Speaker
Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This mini-but-mighty Bluetooth speaker delivers powerful sound and robust bass in a small package, and it can keep the party going with up to 15 hours of continuous playtime on a single charge.
These Wine-Lover Coffee Beans
Merlot Infused Coffee
Your two favorite drinks in one. Aged in Merlot wine barrels, the Arabica beans in this coffee blend offers subtle hints of currants and blackberries for anyone who’s always in the mood to wine.
This Cold Brew Maker
Cold Brew Coffee Maker With Airtight Lid
Anyone who spends half their paycheck at Starbucks every week will adore this cold brew maker, which you can use with any ground coffee and enjoy hot or iced.
This Plush Throw
Wearable Fleece Blanket
Few things are better than a blanket you can wear, and here’s the best part: This wearable fleece blanket also includes a front pocket for extra storage.
This Boozy Infusion Kit
Infuse and Pour Alcohol Kit
With this kit, aspiring mixologists can pick from a mix of dehydrated fruits and spices and combine with their fave spirits to make fully-infused, ready-to-pour cocktails.
This Massage Pillow
Shiatsu Neck and Back Massager
For an at-home spa experience that always delivers, this neck and back massager (which offers eight deep Shiatsu kneading massage nodes) is an absolute must.
This Facial Serum
Vitamin C Skin Serum
Give someone the gift of enviable skin with this vitamin C serum, which delivers a dose of brightening antioxidants to your complexion and helps improve the appearance of dark spots.
This Adorable Planter
Blue Sloth Hanging Planter Pot
You won’t find a cuter hanging planter than this precious blue ceramic sloth, which is perfect for holding small succulents and plants.
This Sweary Coloring Book
Swear Word Mandala Coloring Book
Whoever said coloring is just for kids was seriously disturbed, ’cause this stress-relieving adult coloring book is sure to keep any big kid amused for hours.
This Soothing Candle
Neroli and Musk Candle
Featuring a base of musk, cedar, and sandalwood and just a hint o’ orange blossom, this adorable black-matte glass candle is the perfect blend of soothing and subtle.
This DIY Embroidery Kit
Sh*t Could Be Worse Modern Embroidery Kit
Even a crafting disaster can handle this DIY embroidery kit, which will help them make their own delightfully sweary office or home decor.
This All-in-One Charger
Wireless Charging Station
People who never have enough juice in their devices (or never have enough free outlets) will see this 3-in-1 wireless charging hub and be like, “Where have you been all my life?”
This Fun Group Game
Off Topic Adult Party Game
This hilarious game challenges participants to write down answers for each topic that begin with the letter rolled, but the real fun happens when it comes time to defend those answers.
This Glasses Stand
Owl Eyeglasses Holder
Anyone who’s constantly misplacing their specs will be grateful for this sheesham wood glasses holder, which is shaped like a wise old owl.
These Yummy Truffles
Assorted Truffle Box
This sampler box includes three various of cake truffles—birthday, chocolate birthday, and strawberry shortcake—all packaged in a pretty pink tin.
This Nourishing Lotion
Ghanaian Coconut and Moroccan Almond Body Butter
Handcrafted with natural ingredients ethically sourced from across Africa, this Ugandan and Ghanaian face-and-body shea butter will make even the roughest skin buttery-soft.
These Fancy Cubes
Cocktail Infused Ice Cubes
Instantly upgrade any’s mixology game with these sophisticated infusion ice cubes, which are crafted to complement cocktails with artisanal pairings of botanicals and flavors.
This Versatile Selfie Light
Clip On LED Ring Light
From selfies to FaceTimes to Zoom meetings, this lil light clips on to any surface and provides a soft illumination that’ll help the recipient feel like a million bucks.
This Cheeky Cushion
Corgi Butt Throw Pillow
No one will be able to resist this plush lil throw pillow, which is made with cotton and shaped like a precious corgi derrière.
This Nourishing Mask
Clean Greens Superfood Face Mask
Superfoods aren’t just for eating, and this Clean Greens face mask—which is made with chlorella, spirulina, and mango juice—is like a green smoothie for your face.
These Unique Coasters
Charcoal Hexagon Concrete Coaster Set
Made with concrete and gold leaf, these unique hexagon-shaped coasters come in a set of four and—as well as saving tables from those dreaded beverage rings—double as decor.
This Beer Can Converter
Draft Top Beer Can Opener
Any beer snob knows a beer is best enjoyed when you can smell it, and this ingenious tool will help them turn any can into an open-top cup with a perfectly smooth edge.
This DIY Hot Sauce
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Offering cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs—as well as peppers, vinegars, and garlic—this kit lets the recipient turn up the heat with six of their own small-batch hot sauces.
This High-Tech Hat
Bluetooth Beanie Hat with Headphones
Anyone looking to keep their noggins warm without messing up their music needs this Bluetooth beanie, which comes with built-in headphones and soft double-knit material.
This Wake-Up Call
Sunrise Simulation Alarm Clock
Not everyone’s a morning person, and night owls will rejoice for this gentle wake-up light, which simulates the sunrise for a much more soothing and natural wake-up call than your iPhone alarm.
These Hilarious Sunnies
Frameless “No” Sunglasses
These frameless UV shades are a must-have for anyone who’s sick of people telling them they should smile more often.
These Luxe Scrunchies
Silk Scrunchies Set
Made using Slipsilk, this set of three silky-soft scrunchies protect hair from breakage and damage (and they look good while doing it).
This Chic Mini Bag
Mini PU Leather Handbag
No one will believe that this sturdy PU leather going-out bag—which comes in a variety of fun metallic colors—cost you less than $30.
This Silky Eye Mask
Lavender-Scented Silk Eye Pillow
Filled with organic lavender and flax seed, this luxurious eye pillow will help the recipient fall asleep feeling like they’re on cloud nine.
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