If you’re here, it can only mean two things: you’ve conquered all the hurdles and made it through another year of crazy beauty, fashion, and everything-else sales without breaking the bank or maxing out your credit cards, and two, you have a stash left (or rather some ample savings) for some last-minute shopping.
And as the resident bargains hunter, I’ve perused through Amazon and Sephora aisles to curate this once-in-lifetime list of luxury Secret Santa gifts that no one will ever guess cost you just under $100.
So, keep your coins ready, your fingers on get-set, and let’s get down to some shopping, folks! It doesn’t get any better than this!
The Color Purple Movie Ticket, $20 – Fandango
Your Secret Santa will kill for you after you buy them a ticket to see the movie of the year – the new adaptation of The Color Purple, produced by Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, and Steven Spielberg and starring some of the biggest stars in Hollywood (Fantasia, Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, H.E.R and Taraji P. Henson).
Even better, you can get a ticket and see this masterpiece with your movie buff giftee.
The Beyonce enthusiast will be so hyped over this Renaissance Tour Black Tee that comes with Prime shipping. Like how incredible is that?
Taylor’s ERAS Tour Friendship Bracelets, $28 – Amazon
There will be no bad blood between you and your crafty Secret Santa Swiftie when you give them this Taylor Swift-approved bracelet kit.
They’ll be able to design over 20 bracelets they can trade with other Swifties and aspiring Taylor Swift fans (yes, there’s such a category). 😊
Shopping for the best Secret Santa for your destination-hopping best friend? This nifty gadget allows them to use Bluetooth-enabled airpods or headphones on in-flight entertainment systems or gaming devices.
The device also has a 20+ hour battery and indicator, so you know when it’s time to recharge.
Practically anyone who loves a good basketball game (or is part of a basketball team) will love you for this basketmug/basketcup gift.
It’s cool, funny, and big enough for all your coffee/soup needs. It can be used to store some Christmas candy, too!
The Twinkle Town 500-piece jigsaw puzzle is the right level of challenge for a puzzles-obsessed family.
The flawless fit puzzle features a whimsical illustration of a snowy town in the midst of holiday activities. Everyone, including your non-competitive cousin, will enjoy watching as the colorful scene slowly comes together.
Any Star Wars devotee would be enthralled to receive this full-body, comfy fleece blanket with premium quality, silky-smooth fabric that feels luxurious on your skin while keeping you warm and cozy all night.
It also comes in all of their favorite characters and is machine-washable.
Give your Secret Santa the tech gift of their dreams with this Soundbot Bluetooth Shower Speaker.
It’s equipped with a water-resistant HD loudspeaker, a splash-proof surface, and a detachable suction that lets you stick it up the wall when you’re up for an everything shower karaoke session or next to you during those relaxing, solo date by the pool kind of nights.
Laneige Midnight Minis Set, $20 – Sephora
The Laneige Midnight set comes with five minis in the flavors berry, gummy bear, mango, mint choco, and sweet candy.
It features antioxidants that protect from free radicals damage and coconut oil, murumuru seed, and shea butter that nourish and deliver lasting moisture, making it perfect for your beauty buff Secret Santa.
Set the cozy season vibe with this limited-edition holiday candle from our favorite fragrance, Maison Margiela.
By The Fireplace Candle features warm and gourmand notes of chestnut accord, clove oil, pink pepper, and vanilla accord that’ll make them feel like they’re in a cabin resort in Vermont.
And if you really want to blow their minds and make their year, you can get them this Maison Margiela Scented Candle Set ($85) that features the By The Fireplace, the Lazy Sunday Morning, and the Bubble Bath Candles.
Your tea-loving boss will be dumbfounded when you present them with this incredible ceramic mug with an interior steeper for loose-leaf teas and a lid that keeps the brew piping hot.
Did someone say a promotion is coming up? Pay rise, you say?
Any Barbie enthusiast will love this Secret Santa gift set with Glow Recipe’s best-selling products.
The Watermelon Niacinamide Dew Drops boost hydration and deliver an instant glow, and the Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer brightens, soothes, and offers lightweight, oil-free hydration.
PSA: It’s a limited edition set, so you should snag a kit now before it sells out by Christmas.
Your boba-loving Secret Santa (aka your teenage cousin) will love this cute af pouch perfect for makeup brushes, eye and lip liners, and stationery.
It comes in various colors, so be sure to check out which one appeals to your Secret Santa’s tastes.
If you can’t decide on a gift, get them this Amazon holiday gift card that never expires and carries no fees.
This doormat is sure to get a laugh out of your puns-loving Secret Santa or whoever is hosting your annual Dirty Santa swap party.
And, if this doesn’t cut it for you, there’s the Like A Good Neighbor Stay Over There Doormat ($36) that’ll be perfect for the homebody Queen in your life, and the I’m The Quiet Neighbor with The Big Freezer Doormat ($25) for the True Crime Documentaries obsessed giftee.