A secret Santa gift exchange can be a whole lot of fun, but it can also be tricky! You’re going to want to look for secret Santa gifts for women that are a whole lot different depending on who you’re shopping for. A secret Santa gift for a very good friend, for example, will likely not be the same as a secret Santa gift for a coworker you don’t know well.
For that reason, keep in mind the environment where your secret Santa gift exchange is happening. If this is a work party, you’ll want to keep gifts more impersonal, without a hint of romance or inappropriate humor. If this is a party with close friends, of course, you know what your friends find funny and appropriate, and you can probably loosen up a little (or a lot!).
Either way, we have an extensive list here of secret Santa gifts for women. Whether you’re shopping for a coworker, a quirky friend, or a family member, we have ideas for all of them!
50 Easy Secret Santa Gift Ideas For Women
Fun secret Santa gifts for women, whether they’re friends, family members, or coworkers!
Rose Quartz Roller for Face
This is a fun little spa product that makes a perfect secret Santa gift for women! She can keep the roller in the fridge or in a cool location. Each morning, she can simply roll it across her face to wake herself up and energize her face muscles – it feels great!
Hand Cream Gift Set
Hand lotion is one of those things women always need! If your gift exchange is near Christmas, this is a great gift to help combat winter dryness. This set comes with 6 different hand lotions in scents like Cherry Blossom, Lavender, and Jasmine.
Leaf Trinket Dish
This adorable dish is the perfect secret Santa gift for women – especially if it’s for someone you don’t know very well. It’s perfect for sitting on a nightstand to collect rings, bracelets, and necklaces.
My Pint Electric Ice Cream Maker
An individual ice cream maker is just the fun sort of present that secret Santa gift exchanges are for! She can make healthier ice cream, yogurt, gelato, or sorbet just by changing up the ingredients. The ice cream maker comes with a cooling bowl, mixing spoon, and recipe book.
Amazing Patterns Adult Coloring Book
If you’re shopping for secret Santa gifts for women who are coworkers, adult coloring books are a great option! They can help people relax and destress at the end of the day and provide a creative outlet, too. This book has lots of intricate patterns and opportunities to mix colors.
Fleece Throw Blanket
A fleece throw is a great present, especially in the middle of winter! This awesome blanket is perfectly smushy and comes in a variety of colors. It goes through an anti-pilling process so it won’t shed on her clothing or furniture, and it’s great to cuddle up on a cold winter evening.
18 Pcs Pearl Hair Clips
These hair clips look much more expensive than they actually are! They make great small, inexpensive secret Santa gifts for women. The clips range in size from small and unobtrusive to large and attention-getting. She’ll have a variety of clips to choose from, and she can wear them with casual clothes or elegant ones for a night out.
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
She’ll love getting a Bluetooth speaker she can set up at home, or to take along on trips. This one has great sound quality and no distortion. It runs for 24 hours without running out of battery. It’s also waterproof so she can bring it to the beach or have it poolside.
Tea Drops Party Pack
Tea drops make a very easy cup of tea! They’re whole leaf teas that have been pressed into cute shapes. She just needs to drop on in her cup and it will dissolve, leaving her with a delicious cup of tea. This party pack comes with flavors like Matcha Green Tea, Vanilla White Tea, and Chocolate Earl Grey.
20 Pack Boho Headbands
These headbands come in a variety of patterns and colors and make a great secret Santa gift! She’ll get everything from florals to polka dots to stripes, so she should be able to match just about any outfit. Headbands are also great for keeping her hair out of her face while she’s trying to get some work done.
Amazon Gift Card
An Amazon gift card isn’t the most exciting reveal at a secret Santa gift exchange, but it is a very useful present! If you’re not sure about the person you’re buying for, make things easy by ensuring she gets exactly what she wants with a gift card.
Women's Fuzzy Socks
Fuzzy socks make a wonderful, inexpensive secret Santa gift! Just about everyone loves wearing warm, fluffy socks at home after a long day at work. These come in several colors and are cloud-soft.
Leakproof Lunch Tote Bag
Lunch always tastes better when it comes in a cute bag! This lunch bag has an adorable flower pattern and comes with a main food compartment plus front and back pockets for smaller items. It has a waterproof lining, so it’s easy to clean, and it’s insulated to keep food warm or cold.
Candles are always great options for secret Santa gift ideas! They fit everyone. They’re consumable, so sometimes they need to be replaced. And everyone loves lighting a candle to set a mood or to unwind. This sage candle has a refined feel, with a black & white drawing of a sage plant on the front. She’s sure to love the heavenly smell as well.
Around the World in Twelve Coffees
Coffee makes an excellent secret Santa present! This set has coffee from around the world, including Guatemala, Ethiopia, and Tanzania. Each packet brews enough for 8-10 cups of coffee and there are 12 different packets of coffee in the set.
Women's Donut Socks
These socks not only have fun patterns, they come packaged looking like donuts for a very funny present! The 3-pack of socks are packaged to look like 3 different kinds of donuts. They’re sure to be a hit during a present opening, and they’ll keep feet warm while sporting their whimsical patterns.
BeeGreen Reusable Grocery Bags
Grocery shopping is a lot more fun with these adorable shopping bags! They come in patterns like sea turtles, penguins, and elephants. They’re big enough to fit 40 pounds of groceries and to replace 2-3 conventional grocery bags.
Classic Insulated Tumbler
This drink tumbler is perfect for friends or coworkers! They can put coffee or other beverages in it and the drinks will stay hot or cold for hours thanks to the insulation. It has a straw and a flip lid and fits most cup holders.
Tortoise Shell Hoop Earrings
These earrings look classy and much more expensive than they are! Classic hoops don’t go out of style, and tortoiseshell always looks elegant. These make a great secret Santa gift for women and, if this is a work gift exchange, you’ll likely see her wearing them at work at some point!
Women's Plush House Slippers
These furry, fluffy slippers are heaven to slip on after a long day on your feet! They make excellent secret Santa gift ideas for friends who will appreciate the soft comfort. The slippers are open-toed so they won’t overheat feet but will give them just the right amount of warmth. They come in several different colors, too, so you can pick her favorite.
Koi Fish Airpods Case
This pretty AirPod case is a cool secret Santa gift for women, especially friends or family! It has a swirly blue marbled pattern so it’s a unique case that won’t get confused with everyone else’s white AirPods cases.
Set Of 120 Gel Pens
Gel pens are wonderful for journaling, coloring, and lettering! This set comes with 120 pens, and no two colors are alike. They would be a great secret Santa gift for women who are creative! You could pair the pens with an adult coloring book or give them on their own for her to use as she pleases.
Lip Balm Gift Set
Lip balms are a wonderful secret Santa gift idea for friends or coworkers! Dry winter air means she’ll use this little present just about every day – probably several times a day. This is also an easy option if your secret Santa exchange has a cap on how expensive of a gift you can buy – the lip balms are inexpensive but will be well-received!
Wine Aerator Pourer
This is one of those nifty little devices that many people don’t think to buy for themselves, but that they really appreciate! She can just add the pourer to her uncorked wine bottle, and it will aerate the wine as it’s poured into her glass. The pourer also has a clever design to prevent spills, so those small red wine drips won’t be a problem!
These lights are a fun, inexpensive gift that changes the whole mood of a room at nighttime! She can hang them in her room or in her office to add a little extra sparkle to her desk. The lights also have space in between for her to hang pictures of her friends, family, or coworkers for an even more personal decoration.
Knitting Kit for Beginners
If your friend or co-worker is looking for a new hobby and enjoys crafting, help her learn to knit! This kit has everything she needs to get started. It includes 3 balls of yarn, a set of bamboo knitting needles, and a yarn needle for sewing up ends. She can start off making her own dishcloths and move on to more challenging projects from there!
Essential Oil Diffuser
A diffuser can change the entire feel of a room. She can add oils to provide calming before bedtime or oils to perk her up and get ready to work in her office. Regardless of the mood she wants to create, there’s an oil for that! This diffuser lights up, so it can also function as a night light in her bedroom or elsewhere in the house.
Key Ring Wristlet
This pretty wristlet has a keyring on the end, so she can carry them around and still keep her hands free. It would be a great, inexpensive secret Santa gift for women who have to carry keys to cash boxes or have to lock up at the end of the day as a store manager.
Barnett's Gourmet Chocolate Biscotti
Chocolate biscotti make a festive, tasty secret Santa gift idea! This set has 12 chocolate-dipped biscotti. The biscotti have different toppings including candied nuts, craisins, peppermint, and cookie crunch. They’re delicious with coffee or as an end-of-the-day treat.
Simple Modern Wine Tumbler
Wine tumblers make very useful secret Santa gift ideas for friends! This one has a cool marbled finish that makes it a special gift for a best friend or family member. And, of course, it’s not limited to wine – she can put any sort of beverage, hot or cold, in the tumbler. The insulation will keep it at the right temperature, and the lid makes it perfect for picnics or sitting and sipping poolside.
Long Plaid Blanket Scarf
This oversized blanket scarf is perfect for chilly winter days! It’s soft against sensitive skin, and she can wrap it several times around her neck and shoulders to keep warm. It’s also great for traveling because she can wear it on the plane as a scarf, then unfold it to use as a blanket during the flight.
Custom Library Stamp
This is the perfect secret Santa gift for a woman who’s a book-lover! She can stamp her own books with her personalized library stamp. Any woman who ever loved watching librarians stamp books when she checked them out will appreciate being able to stamp her own books. She can stamp books she loans to other people in the hopes that they will see the stamp and remember to give them back! It’s also a fun way to mark a book that a child or grandchild may inherit one day.
Wide Brim Straw Hat
Some people refer to this hat simply as “The Amazon Hat” because it’s so popular and loved. It’s an easy Panama hat that goes with any outfit. It’s able to be folded or crushed so it’s easy to pack and bring along on trips. The brim protects not only her face from the sun, but her shoulders, chest, and back as well.
Celavi Collagen Facial Face Mask
Face masks are a simple, inexpensive way to allow yourself a little pampering, so they make awesome secret Santa gifts for women! These masks are simple to use – she simply needs to wash her face, then apply the mask and let it sit for several minutes. The set comes with several different masks, including collagen, seaweed, vitamin C, and charcoal masks.
If your secret Santa gift exchanges lean more towards the quirky and absurd, this tortilla blanket is a great choice! It looks like a very realistic tortilla, except that it’s large enough to encase an entire person. The soft flannel makes this blanket actually really comfortable…so she’ll laugh, but then she’ll love the way it feels.
Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers
Shower steamers are especially satisfying in the cold winter months when the scents of eucalyptus can open sinuses and help you breathe better. She just needs to take a steamer and set it in the corner of her shower to release scents like Lavender, Menthol/Eucalyptus, Vanilla, and Watermelon while she showers.
La Marca Prosecco
A bottle of bubbly is always a fun secret Santa gift idea for friends. If you’re lucky, they’ll share after they open it! La Marca is known for its notes of sweet apple, pear, white peach, and apricot, and it’s a wonderful prosecco for making mimosas.
Jute Market Tote
This tote is perfect for bringing to farmers’ markets or for using as a reusable grocery bag at the store! It would also make a great beach bag or a bag to hold library books or crafting supplies. The inside has a water-resistant coating, and there’s an interior pocket to hold keys, money, and other small items.
Tail Kitchen Magnets
If you need a gift for someone who loves cats or just appreciates an oddball present, these magnetic tails make a funny present! Each magnet features the back end of a kitty, and they work great for holding up kids’ artwork or photos. The set includes 6 magnets in all, each one a different color or pattern so that a variety of cats are represented.
Navy Stripe Spiral Notebook
Notebooks are always useful, making them great choices for secret Santa gifts for women! This navy stripe notebook features gold accents and a gold pen. She can use it to take work notes, write out a calendar, or journal at the end of the day.
Traditional Matcha Starter Set
Matcha tea has many health benefits, and if she’s a tea drinker, she may enjoy starting her day with some matcha! This starter set includes a bamboo whisk and scoop for the tea powder. It also has a stainless steel strainer and a handbook to tell her how to prepare her tea.
PopSockets Be Kind Grip
If she doesn’t have a PopSocket for her phone, or if she needs a new one, this “Be Kind” grip is a cute option! A PopSocket will allow her to hold her phone in between her fingers without using up her whole hand. It also allows the phone to be propped up on a table or elsewhere so she can see the screen. It’s a useful addition to her phone to make it easier to grab and carry and less likely to be dropped.
Buffalo Games Cinque Terre Puzzle
Puzzles are wonderful activities for cold winter days and early nights! This bright puzzle of Cinque Terre makes a great secret Santa gift for women because the cheerful colors and ocean view can remind her of warmer days to come. The 1,000-piece puzzle will keep her busy for quite a while, and she can include her family in the fun.
Dainty Layered Choker Necklace
This layered pendant necklace makes a great secret Santa gift idea for women who are friends or family members! The necklace features pearls, a gold bar, and a hammered disc all on different lengths of chain. It’s a fun piece of costume jewelry to wear to work or on casual days at home.
Artisanal Mexican Hot Chocolate
If she appreciates a tasty cup of cocoa, this Mexican hot chocolate is an excellent secret Santa gift for her! It features ground cacao nibs that are combined with spices and sugar for a delicious hot drink. It pairs well with biscotti or the Mexican cinnamon cookies known as hojarascas.
Burpee Culinary Garden Starter Kit
If you’re looking for a gift for a woman with a green thumb, this starter kit is perfect! She can begin her vegetables for the year indoors with these seeds. The kit has everything she’ll need for indoor growing – 5 seed packets, 5 biodegradable pots, 5 coir pellets for growing the seeds in, and 5 plant markers.
Women's Winter Knitted Beanie Hat
A new beanie is always useful in winter! This adorable knit hat features an enormous pom pom on top and is long enough that she can wear it slouchy or pull it down tight on her head. The hat comes in a variety of colors, some with matching pom poms and some with contrasting ones.
Michel Design Works Foaming Hand Soap
Fancy soap is one of those things we rarely buy for ourselves but always appreciate when someone else buys it for us! This soap is peony-scented and has shea butter and aloe vera to moisturize hands while cleansing them.
Stone Coasters For Drinks
Coasters make great secret Santa gifts for women you don’t know very well. You may not know her hobbies and tastes, but just about everyone can use coasters! These come with bright, geometric patterns that stand out and are sure to get plenty of compliments.
Secret Santa FAQs
What are the Secret Santa Rules?
Everyone can have different secret Santa rules, depending on how they set up their gift exchanges, but the basic rules that most people follow are these:
- Everyone writes down their name and drops it in a hat. They can also jot down a few gift suggestions under their name.
- Everyone draws a name (not their own) out of the hat.
- You’re now the secret Santa for the person whose name you drew! Purchase a present for them, wrap it up, add a tag with their name, and bring it on the day of the gift exchange.
There are many variations on these rules, of course. You may have a different way to determine who each person buys a present for. You may also have some sort of theme so that everyone exchanging gifts buys a present having to do with cooking, or books (great for a book club), or another focus. You can also decide whether you want to reveal who bought each of the presents at the gift exchange or whether the people receiving gifts will never know who actually bought their gift. You can also set limits on how much each person should spend on a gift – sometimes, low limits of $5 or $10 lead to some very creative gift ideas!
It’s up to you and your group exactly how you want to do your gift exchange.
When Should You Start Secret Santa?
You should give everyone enough time to buy a secret Santa gift, so you should start secret Santa about two weeks before the final gift exchange.
You can also do a secret Santa exchange any time of year (although you might want to change the name!) If you and your friends are all celebrating a milestone birthday, or a fellow group of moms that all have kids graduating high school one year, or you just want an excuse for a fun book club celebration – any of those are a great reason to have a secret Santa exchange with some friends.
Are You Supposed to Put Your Name on a Secret Santa Gift?
You’re not supposed to put your name on a secret Santa gift! Part of the fun of the exchange is seeing if the recipient can guess who gave them the gift. Whether everyone reveals themselves at the end of the party or not is up to you and your group!
Is Chocolate a Good Secret Santa Gift?
Chocolate is a great secret Santa gift! If you can, make sure the person you’re buying the gift for doesn’t have any dietary restrictions that would prevent them from eating the chocolate.