Finding a gift for someone can be a joy or a pain, but done right it can absolutely make someone's day.

Here are a few tips and tricks to coming up with the best possible gift for your Secret Santa!

Tip #1 - Start with what you know

You can never go wrong starting with what you already know about the person.  If they told you in their bio they love a specific sports team, that's a great hint that they might appreciate a T-shirt, a mug, a bobble-head, etc with that team!  Or, if they list a particular author, maybe the author's latest book?  It's hard to go wrong when you follow your match's lead.

Tip #2 - Google is your friend

There are always people who spend more time on thing kind of thing than you will, so let it work for you!  A quick google search of "awesome secret santa gifts" can give you a ton of fun options like a 'people of Walmart' calendar or customized face socks.  The possibilities are endless.

Tip #3 - Treats are never a bad idea

It's Christmas and everyone doesn't have to worry about New Year's Resolutions yet.  Everyone enjoys a guilty pleasure candy or snack, and unlike other gifts, it's hard to get these wrong.  If they mention anything in their profile about a favorite food or snack, consider packing a few in as a present (just make sure it's not just a few bucks of old Halloween candy).  But everyone loves a good pack of strawberry gushers!

Tip #4 -  Keep an eye on Amazon delivery

A gift is only as good as its ability to get to you.  Make sure you check Amazon's delivery date, because late January probably won't cut it. 

Tip #5 - It's the thought that counts

Nobody expects to get a Lamborghini from their Secret Santa.  But a thoughtful letter or note combined with a gift that might lift someone up when they're feeling down can mean the world to someone.  If money is tight, getting something that your match would really appreciate can be a lot more powerful than getting them something expensive.  You never know when a small gift and uplifting letter from a stranger can make all the difference.

See also

How Better Off Inside's Book Club Works

Welcome to Better Off Inside's Book Club! If this is your first book club, or at least, your first "virtual" book club, here's how it works: Register for the book club Pretty basic stuff. Make sure you have the time to actually participate - it's the worst when someone drops ...

The Rules for Better Off Inside's Secret Santa

Better Off Inside's Secret Santa is easy to do and fun, as long as you stick to a few rules



Hear About Fun
Better Off Inside Events