Christmas 2020: Secret Santa Gifts Under $15 That Teens Will Love

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 house.

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Secret Santa gifts for teens

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

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

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 handsfree.

phone stand

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

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 petty, too.

shower cap

Mario Badescu Facial Sprays

Check out this duo of these super popular facial sprays.

Mario Badescu sprays

Left Center Right 

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

Left Right Center

Harry’s Shave Set

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

shave set

PopSockets Collapsable 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

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.

Secret Santa

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 in a boat.

waterproof phone holder

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

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.
Secret Santa gifts for teens and college kids

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

Notes to Self Socks 

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

notes to self socks

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

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 those late night binging sessions.

microwave popcorn popper

No. 2 Pencil Knee High Socks

Whimsical socks for a teen who loves unique clothing.

Secret Santa gifts for teens and college kids

The Laundress Stain Bar

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

Laundress stain bar

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

“Clout” Goggles

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

clout goggles

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About Christine Burke

Christine Burke is the owner of the popular parenting blog, In her spare time, she runs marathons, collects thrift shop finds and eats ice cream like it's her job. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, the Today Parenting Team, Scary Mommy and other parenting websites. She writes about the realities of soon sending her not so little anymore kids off to college and prays she doesn't use too many comma splices in the process.

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