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25 Secret Santa gifts for people you don’t really know

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Marisa Losciale

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Published Nov 30, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:29 am CDT

It’s that time of year again! Secret Santa season is upon us. So if you haven’t been assigned someone yet, you’re likely picking names soon. And as always, you hope for the best but prepare for the worst (the worst being drawing the name of someone you don’t know all too well).

But fear not, we’re here to save the day! We’ve assembled a list of appropriate and considerate gifts for acquaintances, because not all heroes wear capes. So as long as you’re Facebook friends, you probably know a few of the fandoms they follow. In which case, between that and this guide you’re good to go. You’re welcome.

1) Any Miyazaki fan would be grateful to have these Princess Mononoke spirits as home or yard decor. 

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2) The perfect flask for those that embody the cutesy aesthetic. 

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3) For the adventurous type. 

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4) Help keep their feet cozy with everyone’s favorite mammal: the narwhal! 

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5) Perfect for the trendy, child-at-heart or (soon-to-be) teacher. 

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6) Give them a place to show off and protect their Polaroids. 

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7) Gift them a game for the whole gang. 

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8) Guide them through the Upside Down.

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9) Give them the gift of 12 classic games in one!

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10) Give the token photographer something to talk about. 

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11) Here’s a little (p)inspiration for ya. 

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12) Support their introverted habits with an activity book.

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13) This magical stationary set is perfect for the unicorn-obsessed. 

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14) Any cartoonist, artist or writer would go nuts over these pens. 

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15) Infuse their life with better tasting teas. 

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16) Here’s a cookbook for Debbie, who likes eggs. 

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17) Give the craftsman a calendar that’ll get their hands movin’.

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18) Intertwine your destinies forever with these Kingdom Hearts Paopu hair clips.

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19) A gift not as rare as Szechuan Sauce, but just as delectable. 

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20) Boost their Insta cred with a smartphone lens kit. 

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21) This mug and lid duo is bound to be a critical hit. 

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22) The perfect blanket to cover up couch spills, erm, I mean happy accidents.

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Price on ThinkGeek: $22.99 (regularly $29.99)

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23) For the crewmember that can’t choose between Star Trek and sushi. 

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24) Bring the movie buff to cinematic tears. 

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25) Give the gift of life … altering STDs. 

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*First Published: Nov 30, 2017, 9:10 am CST