What are good secret Santa gifts for guys? £5 / £10 / £20 budget gift guide for men

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Working for myself, I don't have to do secret Santa, and with working from home being much more common, many people may be able to duck out of it this year.

For those of you that do have to buy a gift for a colleague, this list may help. My gender-specific title is mainly because I am more likely to get some traffic from a targetted term, and I don't have as much insight into a woman's tastes! Most of these should work for everyone though.

£5 and under

Office Bingo Card Coaster

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Office Bingo Card Coaster Funny Novelty Gift – Secret... Office Bingo Card Coaster Funny Novelty Gift – Secret... No ratings yet £4.99

As humourless and practical as I am, I am sure most people could find this office bullsh*t bingo coaster funny for a few minutes, at least.

Card Games

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Mattel Games Uno Card Game 42003 Mattel Games Uno Card Game 42003 No ratings yet £6.18
Monopoly Deal Card Game Monopoly Deal Card Game No ratings yet £6.00

Finding anything under a fiver that isn't complete tat has been challenging. A few card games come under £5, and I am sure they will come in useful over Christmas when spending time with families.

Metal Straw

Everyone hates paper straws, so having a few metal straws is always handy.

 Food-related gifts are perhaps your best bet for under a fiver, or perhaps 1 or 2 cans/bottles of good craft beer?

£5 to £10

Whisky Stones Gift Set

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iiiMY Whisky Stones Gift Set of 9 Natural Soapstone and... iiiMY Whisky Stones Gift Set of 9 Natural Soapstone and... No ratings yet £9.99

Not a bad gift for anyone that enjoys Whisky or drinking spirits neat.

Multi Tool Pen

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hongred Multi Tool Pen Gifts for Men Stocking Fillers Gifts... hongred Multi Tool Pen Gifts for Men Stocking Fillers Gifts... No ratings yet £10.99

This could be bordering on tat, but it is probably something I'd find useful on my office desk. I regularly need a small screwdriver for all the tech within my house. Even the ruler has some use as I often find myself trying to measure parcels for the post office.

Precision Screwdriver Set

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SOBROVO 25 in 1 Silver Steel Alloy Torx Screwdriver Repair... SOBROVO 25 in 1 Silver Steel Alloy Torx Screwdriver Repair... No ratings yet £5.89

A more practical gift, useful for most people, but especially anyone that is a tech fan with a tendency of fixing/tinkering/building things.

Magnetic Wristband

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Gifts for Men Magnetic Wristband, Valentine Gifts for Him,... Gifts for Men Magnetic Wristband, Valentine Gifts for Him,... No ratings yet £10.39

To complement the screwdrivers. Whenever I do DIY or fix electronics, I am always dropping screws. I am not sure how practical this is, but it's a tenner and would make a decent secret Santa gift.

Universal Socket

A universal socket wrench is equipped with a power drill adapter, easily connected with most electric drills, electric screwdrivers, and a manual ratchet set.

Plant Theatre Vegetable Seeds

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Plant Theatre Vegetable Seeds - Funky Veg Kit w/ 5 Seed... Plant Theatre Vegetable Seeds - Funky Veg Kit w/ 5 Seed... 25,051 Reviews £7.22

Whether you're a keen planter or a complete newbie, this from Funky Veg Kit by Plant Theatre is perfect for personal use or as a gift such as secret Santa.

The vegetables included are a little different than your generic, so it is a little bit more fun. This includes purple carrots, red Brussel sprouts and yellow courgette.

Extra Large Gaming Mouse Mat

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Amazon Brand - Eono XXL Speed Gaming Mouse Pad Mouse Mat -... Amazon Brand - Eono XXL Speed Gaming Mouse Pad Mouse Mat -... No ratings yet £8.99

This is good for any PC gamer you may want to buy a gift for. It is a bit boring with no design, but everything else costs more.

RGB Gaming Mouse Mat Pad

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RGB Gaming Mouse Mat Pad - 336x245x3mm Hcman Led Mousepad... RGB Gaming Mouse Mat Pad - 336x245x3mm Hcman Led Mousepad... No ratings yet £12.99

I'd prefer the extra large plain black mat, but many gamers love RGB, and I am sure they would appreciate this.

£10 to £20

Professional Magnetic Screwdriver Set

Another practical gift. This covers a wider range of screwdriver sizes, from precision electronics up to standard DIY screwdriver sizes. Plus some sockets too.

Cards Against Humanity

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Cards Against Humanity: UK Edition Cards Against Humanity: UK Edition No ratings yet £29.00

This is always a fun game to play over Christmas, as long as you are not easily offended.

Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

You can't really go wrong with an Echo Dot as a Christmas present when it costs under £20

Beer Glass

I have already covered beer glasses in my beer guide, but it is a good suggestion for secret Santa too. Tiny Rebel has two options on Amazon, or you could buy direct from many breweries.

The Beer Hawk option gives you 5-beers and glass for around £17, which is a bargain.

£20 to £30

Fire TV Stick

All the TVs in my house have a Fire TV stick attached to them. They are a great investment. While not on sale at the moment, the Fire TV Stick 4K regularly drops to around £25.

TWS Earbuds

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UGREEN HiTune Wireless Earbuds, Wireless Headphones HiFi... UGREEN HiTune Wireless Earbuds, Wireless Headphones HiFi... No ratings yet £19.99

You may be pushing it with the £30 limit if you want good true wireless earbuds, but there are a few options out there. The UGREEN HiTune Wireless Earbuds should be quite good.

Power Bank

It may seem boring but I think everyone would appreciate a power bank. They are always handy.

The Anker one I list is 10000mAh but also has 20W power delivery which is much faster charging than many others.

Alternatively, if you are happy with a noname brand, the Pxwaxpy Power Bank has three times the capacity, faster 25W charging and wireless charging.  

Last update on 2023-01-30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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