The Ultimate List of Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas Below S$20 for Secret Santa
Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Christmas sounds like a great excuse to catch up with friends and relatives.
With every Christmas gathering, comes the need to source for a gift.
In fact, I find it more taxing than coming out with dining options for a really indecisive date (just saying).
” Headache la sial!”
Finding the perfect gift for your Secret Santa gift exchange can be a CHORE at times.
To get a present randomly is easy.
To get one that is thoughtful, useful and falls below the stated budget (usually $20-$30 for Secret Santa), that is where it gets challenging.
Thoughtful gift ideas for every budget
The main difficulty of choosing the perfect gift is mainly due to a few factors:
- The budget is usually small to get anything legit or luxurious.
- The gift is usually revealed in front of a group of people, which means anything too shady becomes an instant judgement of your character.
- At times, we do not even have any idea of who will be receiving the gift we are going to purchase
Do take note of these 4 things to avoid buying during this Christmas Season before you carry on with the list.
Best Christmas Gift Ideas Below $20 For People Living In Singapore
1. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 10,000mAh
Charge on the go to make it through the busiest and longest days!
$19.90 from Lazada
2. Duft & Doft Mini Hand Creams (4 Pieces)
Luxurious and long-lasting perfumed hand creams on the go. Moisturizer at your convenience.
$15.80 from Watsons
3. A Box Of Durian
Well, it’s DURIAN! Christmas with a good twist.
$10/kg onwards from various durian vendors
Maybe it is about time someone picks up a new hobby.
$16.83 from Lazada
5. 9 different items and a box from Daiso
The best of many worlds.
6. Scented Candle
Aromatherapy to help with the stress.
$16 from Sephora
7. Whiskey Ice Ball Mould
Never knew you needed it until you receive one. Everyone deserves maximum satisfaction from their cup of whiskey.
$11.39 from Lazada
8. Kenko Cooper Bear Cotton Bath Towel
There is nothing more practical than this if one sticks strictly to the expiration date of household items.
$14.90 from redmart
9. Shopping or food vouchers
So that you no longer have to risk getting a gift which ends up in the trash bin.
10. Mask gift set
Close your eyes. Relax. Unwind all Christmas.
$15 from The Body Shop
11. Wanderer Travel Set
For those who love a getaway, frequently.
$20 from Cotton On
12. Books according to recipient’s interests (if you know the recipient)
Knowledge is king!
13. 1872 Clipper Tea Co.
Keep calm and drink tea!
$15 from 1872 Clipper Tea
14. Tea cup tea ball
Still focusing on Tea lovers.
$14 from 1872 Clipper Tea
15. Fine Aroma Instant Coffee
Smooth medium body and elegantly acidic character, rounded off with a delicate aroma for a mild taste.
$11.90 from redmart
16. Kopibag Mug
” Uncle, Kopi Takeaway!”
$18.62 from TOYTAG
17. A Drone
A self-delivered present maybe?
$18.92 from Lazada
18. Bakes from social enterprises such as APSN or MINDS
Adds an extra meaning to this season of giving.
$12 from MINDS
19. Personalised Pouch from Taobao
Useful, thoughtful and cheap!
$10 from Taobao
20. Salt & Pepper Shakers from Art Faculty by Pathlight
Cute gift for a good cause.
$14.90 from the Art Faculty by Pathlight
21. Wax seal set with receiver’s initial
$18.42 from Etsy
22. Get a jar from IKEA and fill it with yummy homecooked food
Well, the jar from IKEA will cost you S$1.90. Use the rest of the budget on the ingredients.
23. Accessories Holder
Put a ring on it.
$13.80 from Robinsons
24. Bottles of various essential oils
The recipient to receive 4-5 small bottles, each with a different blend of essential oil for different purposes (eg. Headaches, stress, flu)
25. Bluetooth portable music player
When music is life!
$18.61 from Lazada
26. Coffee Grinders
Best gift for coffee lovers
$9.90 from Qoo10
27. Soaps from Rough Beauty
Handmade and at a really affordable price without compromising the quality.
Mint Rose soap at $9.50 from Rough Beauty
28. ArtScience Museum ticket (S$17) or National Gallery Special Exhibition Ticket (S$15)
Discover creativity at its best.
$17 from ArtScience Museum
29. Mcdonald’s Gift Certificates
Everybody’s childhood dream.
Gift Certificates from Mcdonalds
30. Chicken Vaccum Packed Bakkwa
Since Chinese New Year and Christmas is not so far apart.
$19.80 from Bee Cheng Hiang
31. Localised Keychain from Naiise
Might be a really good idea for your friends from abroad.
$10.90 Ice Cream Sandwich Keychain from Naiise
32. Christmas themed cake
There is always room for dessert.
Ultimately, it is the thought that counts.
Of course, if the budget is a little higher, at S$30, do check out these 7 ideas too! Have a great gift exchange ahead!
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