27 Secret Santa Gifts for $15 for Teens, College Students, Anyone! (2023)

All these Secret Santa gift 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 already have in the house.

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Secret Santa gifts

1. notes to self Socks (notes to self)

A pair of notes to self socks are more than just a pair of socks – they are affirming! Each one has an encouraging word or phrase to remind your recipient that they are crushing it, beautiful, strong, kind and more.

2. Harry Potter Lion Squishmallows (Amazon)

Here is a 10-inch Harry Potter Gryffindor Lion Squishmallows. A memorable gift especially for anyone who is a Harry Potter and/or Squishmallows fan.

3. Anker Wireless Charger (Amazon)

You can never have too many chargers in the house and this one is by trusted brand, Anker, and sells for under $15.

4. NYX Professional Makeup Shine Loud Liquid Lipstick (Amazon)

You will be a very popular Secret Santa with this super-popular brand of lipstick that has a unique 2-step delivery with claims of up to 16 hours (!!!) of wear. TikTok sensation.

5. Shirt Folder Folding Board (Amazon)

No more disorganization with clothes that need to be folded when you have one of these genius folding boards.

6.  Motion Detected Toilet Light (Amazon)

No more stumbling around in the dark or turning on all the lights when it is time to visit the bathroom at night. Choose one color or change colors in this unique device that clips onto the exterior.

7.  Supergoop! Play Lip Balm  (Amazon)

Supergoop play lip balm

You can never go wrong with lip balm as a Secret Santa gift; 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.

8. Taco, Cat, Goat, Cheese Pizza (Amazon)

taco goat cheese pizza

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

9. Metog Unisex Foldable Ear Warmers (Amazon)

ear warmers

They are the number one rated earmuffs on Amazon, with many great colors.


11. Adjustable Cell Phone Stand (Amazon)

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.

12. Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea Tin — Black Tea with Orange & Sweet Clove (Amazon)

We have recommended this tea to many, and all agree you don’t need dessert because it’s delicious.

13. Christmas Mad Libs (Amazon)

Mad Libs

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

14. Left Center Right  (Amazon)

Left Center Right

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

15. Mario Badescu Facial Sprays (Amazon)

Mario Badescu sprays

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

16. Waterproof Holder for Phone (Amazon)

waterproof phone holder

Where would our teens be without their phones, and how many 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.

17. Burt’s Bees Travel Size Lotions (Amazon)

Burt's Bees travel

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.

18. 100 Movies Scratch Off Wall Art (Uncommon Goods)

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

19. Microwave Popcorn Popper (Amazon)

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 to college for that late-night binging session.



21. Traveling Case

mini jewelry box

This petite jewelry case is so well-priced and comes in eight pretty colors.

 22. Olive & June Nail Art Stickers (Target)

nail art stickers

We love these adorable nail art stickers!

23. Kitsch Heatless Hair Curlers (Amazon)

Here’s a novel way for a teen or young woman to create curly hair without using heat.

24. Glam Up Facial Sheet Masks (Amazon)

Shop this #1 bestseller in the facial masks category on Amazon. Ingredients include Shea Butter, Aloe, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Green Tea, Lemon and many more.

25. Hanes Eco Smart Hoodie (Men) (Amazon)

Hanes makes a well-priced and well-made hoodie for men that is available in many sizes and colors. Here is where you can find the Hanes hoodies for women. 

26. Weleda Skin Food (Amazon)

This rich moisturizer is infused extracts of rosemary, chamomile, and pansy in a nourishing base of sunflower and sweet almond oils.

27. Jack Black Travel-Size Shampoo/Conditioner (Amazon)

Jack Black makes great personal products for guys. This travel set would make a great Secret Santa gift, especially for someone who has a big trip coming up.

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About Mary Dell Harrington

Mary Dell is the co-founder of Grown and Flown, the #1 site for parents of teens, college students and young adults, reaching millions of parents every month. She started the Grown and Flown Parents Facebook Group and is co-author 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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