34 Secret Santa Gifts Under $15 for Teens, College Students, Anyone!

Even though I try to start my shopping early, inevitably, I’m trolling the aisles of Target on December 24th, looking for Secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffers, and the last-minute presents that I know my teens would love (read: the gifts I didn’t know they wanted until they said something on December 23.)

All of these items are under $15, which means you can stock up so that when your son or daughter comes home, telling you at the last minute that they need a gift, you’ll be the cool mom with one you already have in the house.

BTW, many of these gifts would also work well for your own Secret Santa needs for friends, office mates or small Christmas Gifts for relatives.

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Secret Santa gifts

1. Supergoop! Play Lip Balm 

You can never go wrong with lip balm as a Secret Santa gift and this one gets great reviews. It has a fruity Acai scent, an SPF of 30, and a super-winning brand name that will appeal to the inner child of anyone.

Supergoop play lip balm

2. Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese Pizza

A wildly-popular card game that is easy to learn, fast and fun to play.

taco goat cheese pizza

3. Metog Unisex Foldable Ear Warmers 

The number one rated earmuffs on Amazon and so many great colors.

ear warmers

4. Shower Speaker

Lots off great reviews for this speaker you can listen to anywhere, shower, beach, pool…no problem for this little guy.

shower speaker

5. Leather-Cord-Organizer

Keep your cords organized with this leather organizer.

Cord organizer

6. State License Plate Poster

This unique poster of US state license plates is 36 x 24 and arrives ready to mount.

state license plate poster

7. Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea Tin — Black Tea with Orange & Sweet Clove 

We have recommended this tea to many and all agree you don’t need dessert with this tea because it’s really that delicious by itself.


8. Adjustable Cell Phone Stand

This adjustable stand can be used with the phone in a vertical or horizontal position and is available in five finishes. This makes it easy to use the phone hands-free.

phone stand

9. Dinosaur Phone Holder

A whimsical version of the same thing is this cute Dino phone holder. Available in a rainbow of colors.

cell phone dino

10. Terrycloth Lined Shower Cap

A shower cap is something that we rarely buy for ourselves but we may use almost every day. This one is so pretty, too.

shower cap

11. Book Light

Perfect gift for the book worm who us trying not to keep everyone else awake with their reading. Many 5 star reviews.


12. Coolmade Jade Roller Massager Natural Rose Quartz Facial Roller Massage Body Slimming Tool (Pink)

Help improve the appearance of overall tone and elasticity and promote healthier, more radiant, and firmer skin. Plus, it is just so pretty!

skin roller

13. Mario Badescu Facial Sprays

Check out this duo of these super-popular facial sprays.

Mario Badescu sprays

14. Left Center Right 

This game is a Grown and Flown favorite and perfect for anyone on your Secret Santa list.

Left Center Right

15. Harry’s Shave Set

Harry’s has everything a teen needs for shaving at a very reasonable price.

Harry's shave set

16. Bicycle Pizza Cutter Wheel

For every pizza lover, a non-stick whimsical pizza cutter. Sure to be the center of discussion when you serve pizza.

pizza cutter

17. PopSockets Collapsible Phone Grip

Teens love anything that makes their phone usage easier and these grips come in a variety of colors to suit any personality.

pop sockets

18. 15 Days of Socks

This is a stocking stuffer that any teen or college kid will love. The hard part is picking between Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Disney, Star Wars, and more.

12 days of socks

19. Waterproof Holder for Phone

Where would our teens be without their phones and how many of them have ruined a phone by dropping it in the water? Here is the solution for safely keeping a phone near a pool, lake, or boat.

waterproof phone holder

20. BomBombs Hot Chocolate Bombs 

Hot cocoa bombs filled with mini-marshmallows. Need I say more?

Hot choc bombs

21. Tea Drops Party Pack

On-the-go, lightly sweetened tea. No teabag mess, just pour the water and you’ve got your tea ready to drink. And 74% of the 6000 ratings are 5 stars.

tea drops

22. Christmas Mad Libs

Christmas fun with Mad Libs. Fun for the whole family.

Mad Libs

23. Flexible Water Bottle

This seems like a genius idea for teens who want to pack water bottles to take with them but have limited space. This brightly colored bottle is a space saver and can clip on a backpack.

flexible water bottle

24. Word Teasers American Trivia Game

If you are shopping for a teen who is obsessed with American history (thank you, Hamilton) this is a wonderful gift.
Word teasers

25. Burt’s Bees Travel Size Lotions

We are big fans of Burt’s Bees lotions and cleansers and this travel size set includes some best-sellers. This makes a great Secret Santa gift.

Burt's Bees travel

26. Notes to Self Socks 

These are our absolute favorite brand of socks and we love the one-word bit of positivity that our teens can start their day with when they wear them.

notes to self socks

27. 100 Movies Scratch Off Wall Art

How fun is this? It’s a movie “scratch-off” poster. It lists 100 popular movies and, after your teen watches one of them, they can scratch off the box to learn a little bit of trivia about the movie. Perfect for that film buff on your list.

scratch off movie poster

28. Microwave Popcorn Popper

I haven’t yet met a teen who doesn’t like popcorn and this microwave popper is a favorite in our house. And bonus: they can take it with them to college for that late-night binging session.

microwave popcorn popper

29. No. 2 Pencil Knee High Socks

Whimsical socks for a teen who loves unique clothing.

#2 pencil socks

30. Magnetic Bookmarks 

These are great for everyone in the family. You’re not going to lose your place anymore.

magnetic book mark

31. The Laundress Stain Bar

For the neatnik friend in the group, here is a stain soap bar that can spot clean clothes.

Laundress stain bar

32. Aloe Infused Cozy Socks

I love cozy socks and these aloe-infused fluffy ones make me hope my kids pick my name out of the family Secret Santa hat.

therapy socks

33. Volcano Mini Tin Candle

A candle made of a soy/wax blend. Looks great and smells even better. Not for use in college dorms, but lovely for apartments or home use.

volcano candle

34. “Clout” Goggles

You’ll earn major points by suggesting these nifty Clout glasses as a Secret Santa gift. And protip: its goggles, not glasses.

clout goggles

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Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan are the co-founders of Grown and Flown the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. They are writers (Lisa is a New York Times bestselling author), moms, wives and friends. They started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and are co-authors of Grown and Flown: How to Support Your Teen, Stay Close as a Family, and Raise Independent Adults (Flatiron Books) now in paperback.

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