From The Straits Times    |

The holiday season is upon us, and that means Secret Santa gift exchanges are in full swing. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect gift that is inexpensive and won’t make your giftee want to re-gift it away immediately, look no further.

We’ve rounded up a fantastic selection of the best Secret Santa gifts under $20 that are sure to make your recipient’s day. From practical items like a stylish travel mug to a pampering gift set, there’s something for everyone on your list. 

10 Secret Santa Christmas gift ideas under $20

Moleskine Limited Edition Studio Collection Notebook

Featuring the artwork of Uzbekistani artist Dinara Mirtalipova on the cover, this beautiful hardcover notebook comes with stickers and a box that acts as a frame for its included art print. It’s the perfect gift for someone to doodle and journal their precious thoughts in.

Mini Leather Purse Set

For those who can never find what they’re looking for in their bag , this set of three squeeze leather purses will help keep belongings organised. 

They’re ideal for storing keys, jewellery, earbuds, cards, lippie and more. No more digging around in the bag!

Eyein 5-pc Travel Set with Travel Pillow

For the globe-trotter in your group, this Eyein travel set is the perfect addition to your giftee’s travel essentials. Complete with a neck pillow, a pair of earplugs, an eye mask, a storage bag, and a printed gift box, this kit ensures that you have everything you need for a comfortable flight.

Given its ergonomic design and quality memory foam, the neck pillow promises added comfort and neck support during those long journeys. It’s also sweat-resistant and breathable, so they won’t end up sweating buckets after a short nap. 

There’s even a small compartment to store their phone and other necessities.

Easyworkz Glass Coffee and Tea Maker

Does your santee enjoy the process of brewing tea or coffee every morning? Up your Secret Santa’s coffee or tea game with this stylish glass maker.

Equipped with an innovative four-level filtration system of micro stainless steel mesh filter, you’ll be able to achieve strong and rich coffee without the coffee grounds mixing in your coffee.

You don’t have to worry about safety either. The cover, lid and handle are made of BPA-free material, which is heat-resistant and wear-resistant, while the glass beaker is durable and able to withstand high temperatures.

USB Essential Oil Diffuser

Who wouldn’t want their room to smell fresh all day? This USB essential oil diffuser can do just that! It is lightweight and incredibly compact at just 78mm wide, making it super convenient to use in the office or in the bedroom

It serves as a diffuser, a mini humidifier, and even a night lamp, and also has a nifty mist controller function which allows you to toggle between continuous and intermittent steam.

A plus point is that it also comes in a sleek design and is available in three colours to fit your aesthetic — white, black and pink.

Simple Modern Voyager Tumbler

This Simple Modern tumbler is an ideal gift for someone who’s always on the move, sipping on their tea or cuppa joe while they’re at it. This durable and stylish tumbler is designed to keep beverages at their desired temperature for extended periods. 

Burt’s Bees Gift Set

This gift set is loaded with natural skincare products that are all travel-sized —  Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream, Hand Salve, Milk & Honey Body Lotion, Coconut Foot Cream and Beeswax Lip Balm. 

Perfect for that self-care lover in your group, it’s a gift that spreads holiday cheer and relaxation. It’s like giving a little spa day in a box. Given such a reputable brand like Burt’s Bees, no one can guess that it’s less than $20!

Cleverfy Shower Steamers Set, $19.09


Everyone loves a soak in a tub, but if you own a BTO flat, the possibility of fitting a bath tub in the small space is close to none. The best alternative? A shower steamer.

Each steamer releases heavenly essential oil scents, creating a tranquil and rejuvenating experience that can help to effectively alleviate stress. Perfect for your colleague or friend who deserves a little extra TLC every day.

Portable Mini Desk Fan

For the office hero working those long hours, this USB Desk Fan is a game-changer, especially if they work in a big office and the air con doesn’t get around. 

This portable fan easily connects to a USB port, delivering a refreshing breeze without disrupting their workflow. It’s sleek, silent, and perfect for those days when the heat is just too much. 

Loose Moose Rose Prosecco, 750ml

And if all else fails, prosecco.


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