If you thought coming up with gift ideas for your father-in-law or for your boyfriend was hard, try coming up with Dirty Santa gift ideas. Similar to a White Elephant exchange, a Dirty Santa exchange is where everyone brings a wrapped gift and as guests start to open them, other guests can choose to steal previously-unwrapped gifts or pick a new one. As in, you somehow have to find a gift that’s suitable for a range of ages, genders, and personalities. Ugh.
Fortunately, thanks to Amazon, there are plenty of great gifts out there for a Dirty Santa exchange, from the hilariously inappropriate to the surprisingly practical. Below, we’ve rounded up the best Dirty Santa gifts of 2020 for every budget and every person. Psst: They’re so good, you might just want to steal back your own gift!
Dirty Santa Gift Idea for $15
The only thing your giftee will find more relaxing than a hot shower at the end of a long day is a hot shower with a glass of wine or a can of beer in hand. Or rather, in the SipCaddy.
For the brunch addict, this mini waffle maker—which has nearly 85,000 reviews on Amazon (!!)—is a must-have. Available in the cutest colors and prints, it whips up mouthwatering breakfasts in minutes.
These aren’t the condoms of your college one-night-stand days. No, these go on a different kind of shaft—the shaft of a wine bottle, that is, where they’ll keep vino fresh for days.
If they don’t think Corgi butts are the cutest thing ever then, to be honest, they don’t deserve this adorable (and also ergonomic) mousepad, anyways.
Being seen with a plastic straw is basically social suicide at this point. Save your giftee and the environment at the same time with a pack of these reusable stainless steel straws at this year’s exchange.
I love lukewarm coffee, said no one ever. Fortunately, this heated coaster exists. With over 18,000 rave reviews, all your giftee has to do is plug it in and voila—a hot cup of joe for hours.
If your giftee is like 99% of the population—aka, obsessed with their phone—they need a pair of texting gloves so they can Snapchat, Instagram, and swipe right to their heart’s delight no matter the weather.
Know anyone that is literally always staring at their phone? A gift like this Adjustable Cell Phone Stand is perfect for people like that. Luckily that’s most of the population these days!
This collapsible popcorn popper makes for easy making of your favorite snack and easy storing when you’re finished. There’s no way your giftee won’t use this during movie night at home.
There is always one person who only drink cold brew…even in the winter. Luckily this gift works for tea too and can be used any time of the year.
Dirty Santa Gift Ideas for $20
High-quality and stylish, Yeti has a cult following for a reason. And while the brand’s coolers cost hundreds of dollars, you can snag one of their popular—and equally covetable—Rambler mugs for under $30.
One thing all of your coworkers probably have in common? They’re most likely still adjusting to that WFH life. This includes essentials like ear plugs to block out the sounds of their kids screaming or partners blasting music, a webcam cover to prevent cringe-y Zoom accidents, a conference call Bingo card, a decision coin that decides for you whether you should wear pants or sweatpants, and other cute trinkets to make this time a little more tolerable and amusing.
If you know someone who has never tried Tea Drops, they’re in for a treat. Tea Drops are like dissolvable tea bags you drop in hot water, and they have all kinds of fun and delicious flavors, like chocolate earl grey, blueberry acai white tea, sweet peppermint, chai spice, and more. They’re also eco-wrapped, so they’re good for the environment, too!
2020 was the year that jigsaw puzzles became cool again (we know, we’re still shocked, too). This double-sided one will keep kids and adults alike entertained for hours which we could all use these days.
This gift truly needs no explanation. After all, it’s a giant pack of Reese’s treats, including Reese’s Pieces, Reese’s Sticks, and even the highly sought-after white chocolate Reese’s Cups. You might just want to steal this one back for yourself.
Give the selfie-obsessed a chance to put their best face forward with this clip-on ring light that will give their skin that “I woke up like this” glow. Filters? Who needs them?!
These pizza scissors are proof that dreams really can come true. Not only do they cleanly slice through a pie (no more lost toppings or messes!) but they also have a built-in spatula for easy scooping.
You’ll have your giftee rolling (see what we did there?!) with laughter when they open this box of sushi, which contains two pairs of socks inspired by their favorite Asian cuisine.
Pictionary meets Telephone in this hilarious game of trying to guess—and then trying to draw—whatever wildly inappropriate card you were given. As the name suggests, this is definitely NSFW.
For the aspiring at-home bartender, they’ll need a quality pack of bitters to get started. This one, with five different delicious flavors, will upgrade their cocktail game from Fireball shots to classy old-fashioneds.
They swear they’ve seen every movie—but have they really? Make them prove it (or give them a binge-watching bucket list to aspire to) with this Top 100 Movies scratch-off poster.
There are regular essential oil diffusers and then there are car essential oil diffusers. This one sits conveniently in their cupholder and will get rid of the stench of kids/takeout/body odor/moldy coffee mug that’s plaguing their daily drive.
Maybe they work out every day. Or maybe they sit on their butt all day binging Netflix. No matter the reason, their muscles are bound to get stiff and sore so a foam roller will more than come in handy this year.
When your phone dies, it can feel like a part of you dies, too. That’s why anyone and everyone will appreciate a portable charger like this one which will keep them and their phone alive all day long.
Snake plants are great for everyone because they’re really hard to kill, but look amazing when they thrive. The perfect gift to sit on your desk or around the house.
For those that love a good cup of tea and love a glass of wine even more — this is the answer to help with those long work hours.
Everyone needs a good quality notebook (to journal, to gossip, to plan out how to convince your spouse to get another cat, etc.) You can’t go wrong with the classic Moleskin.
Even for the non-gardeners and the non-cookers this Herb Garden Starter Kit will be a piece of cake. It includes everything they need to get things going.
I’d be totally fine if I accidentally got my own gift in a trade. This Ice Roller is an Amazon best seller and based on the amount of positive reviews (there are thousands), it works wonders.
Funny Dirty Santa Gifts
Like it or not, the world is full of a**holes. This hilarious book will help your giftee cope with the worst of the worst by providing them snarky tear-out letters to hand to everyone from the backseat driver to the penny-pinching cheapskate.
This is the perfect T-shirt for…everyone? Because we’re all a little bit emotional, and if you’re shaking your head “no” right now, then you’re a liar. Get this for your friend, your coworker, your family member, your neighbor — anyone. And they’ll appreciate you for just GETTING IT.
Hey, sometimes we get busy and can’t remember anything. Sometimes we aren’t busy at all and can’t remember anything. This note pad is a way to help…if you remember to write it down.
We never knew a paper cut could be appetizing, but slap a bandage on it that looks exactly like a sizzling strip of bacon on it and suddenly we’re drooling…
Anyone who loves memes will love this wildly popular party game. All you need is a sense of humor and a little creativity (and to actually know what a meme is in the first place, sorry Grandma!).
Scary Mommy’s very own winter candle line is here! And it features cheeky candles, like this “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fuck This” which speaks to us a fundamental and emotional level. Scents include: Evergreen Trees & Sanity Please, Festive AF, Festive, My Favorite F Word, Shit It’s Cold, and Spiced Holiday Stress.
In case anyone needs a reminder that they’re not allowed to talk to you until you’re done with your first mug of coffee. That goes for coworkers and family.
A candle that smells like zero f*cks, impending doom, or resting b*tch face? Those are just a few of the snarky scents you can choose from at Malicious Women Candle Co.
Adult coloring books are all the rage right now and perhaps the most “adult” of all of them is this one, which as the title suggests, will help them calm the f*ck down.
When they have to go #2, this three-pack of Poo-Pourri will be their #1. The cult-favorite spray will cover up any foul odors and keep their bathroom—or more importantly, your bathroom—smelling like fresh flowers.
They say you are what you eat, and this giant tortilla blanket is proof. Your Chipotle-loving giftee can wrap themselves up like a giant burrito to stay warm and toasty all winter long.
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