16 Creative Ways To Win Your Secret Santa This Year

Secret Santa gift exchanges are an opportunity to get kitschy, nostalgic, or just plain odd. Here are 16 quirky gifts and the people they’d be perfect for, brought to you by Savers and Value Village thrift stores.

1. The Grumpy Gus

If you’re stuck buying a gift for someone with a surly attitude, loosen them up with a hilarious Big Mouth Billy Bass. They’ll definitely have a better attitude once they hear Billy sing “Rollin’ on the River” a few hundred times.

2. The Nature Lover

If your friend loves nature, a Christmas tree won’t be enough greenery. Find an original Chia Pet and help them bring more of the forest indoors.

3. The Gamer

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Help a video game fan live out their virtual fantasies with an authentic late-’90s Power Glove. They’ll dominate at Duck Hunt.

4. The Fitness Freak

Help your health-conscious friend tone their abs and glutes with a sweet ’80s workout video.

5. Mr. Holiday

We’ve all got friends who get a little too into the holidays. Help them add to their closetful of holiday sweaters.

6. The Fashionista

Or, take a different approach to the holiday sweater theme and get your stylish friends the most unique sweater you can find.

7. The Artist

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I mean, come on? Who doesn’t love velvet paintings? Your artistically inclined friends are sure to love this more than most people, yeah?

8. The Geek

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Find the perfect alien/astronaut/wizard/elf/wrestler/knight figurine, or pull together an entire army/clan/family/kingdom/colony!

9. Your Mom

The jeans your mom wore in the mid-’90s are cool again. Find your mom a pair of vintage mom jeans and hit the town.

10. Unlucky Larry

If you have a friend who is dealing with a string of bad luck, turn their fortunes around with a magical — and very lucky — treasure troll.

11. The Caffeine Junky

If you’ve got a friend who always has a coffee in hand, help them multitask with a mug with a secret cookie compartment.

12. The Partier

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If someone in your office still talks non-stop about their hard-partying college glory days, nothing will make them happier than a gift that lets them relive the memories all day long. They’ll love drinking their coffee (or something harder) out of a porcelain mug.

13. The Chatty Kathy

Who talks on the phone anymore? If you have a friend who prefers to call than text, give them a vintage “landline.”

14. The Johnny-Come-Lately

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Help someone who is chronically late with a vintage alarm clock. Maybe it will change their life?

15. The Proud Underachiever

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Not everyone is born a genius and some people embrace their averageness. Give your non-snooty pal this sweater that is sure to get a laugh.

16. The Homebody

Take a gentle jab at your friends who are always staying in on Friday and Saturday nights with these fashionable “Freudian Slippers.”

Whether you’re looking for the perfect vintage gift or something wacky and fun, start your search at Savers and Value Village thrift stores.

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