Want to really wow your Secret Santa gift recipient? Put down that holiday-themed mug and package of dollar-store candy (we mean it) and steal one of these Secret Santa gift ideas instead. When you spoil your coworker with a homemade surprise, it’ll make you the star of your office’s gift exchange!

Get Crafty

Some of the best gifts are lovingly made ones that show off your creative skills. Break out your scissors and glue, then scour your favorite DIY blogs and Pinterest boards. Keep crafts economical by searching thrift stores for inexpensive supplies that can be upcycled.

Knit a scarf to help your coworker keep warm, or look up instructions to make one from a soft, clean T-shirt. Or, if she loves greenery, use low-maintenance air plants and succulents to build a tiny terrarium that will fit in a corner of her cubicle.

Cool Beauty Tools

Does your Secret Santa recipient love being pampered? Why not add a thing or two to her beauty bag? A fresh new makeup brush collection will transform her morning routine into a daily treat. Or, what about an after-work spa set? She’ll love unwrapping a new sleep mask (spritzed with relaxing lavender essential oil) or a pair of spa moisture socks to pamper tired toes.

Just Bake It

Are you handy with a mixer and spatula? Whip up something delicious! Find out which flavors and sweets your gift recipient loves, then fill a small decorative tin with goodies. Even if you’re not Betty Crocker, you can still venture into making chocolate-dipped pretzels or a simple batch of microwave fudge. Use festive tissue paper or recycled colorful shredded paper to add a pop of color to the present.

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