Unusual Secret Santa Gifts

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Unusual Secret Santa Gifts
Unusual Secret Santa gifts can be catered to specific interests. (Oppenheim Bernhard/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Secret Santa gift exchanges are popular around the Christmas holidays. When participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange, it can be hard to think of gift ideas, especially if you do not know your person very well. There are some unusual gift ideas that can be catered to the specific interests of everyone participating and that will be different from typical Secret Santa gifts.

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Office Supplies

Secret Santa gift exchanges often take place at work with fellow employees and there are several different unusual office supplies that can make great secret Santa gifts.

The website Worldwidefred.com has a pad of sticky notes that looks like a pad of butter on a piece of toast. It also plays on the idea of the typical, pink office message note pads with a pink memo notepad called "While You Were Out Cold" notes.

<p>Quincyshop.com also sells unusual office supplies like a magnetic singing bird for paper clips and a skull-shaped stapler.

Unusual Secret Santa Gifts
Unusual office supplies make great Secret Santa gifts. (stapler image by Aditia Patria Warman from Fotolia.com)


The holidays are always filled with sweets and treats but when looking for unusual Secret Santa gifts, think outside the box and give food items most people have never even eaten before. Astronaut food is unusual and low priced and makes a great gift. Astronautfoods.com sells food actually developed for and eaten by astronauts. Their products include ice cream, candy, fruit and nuts and dinner foods.

Instead of giving common types of chocolate and candy as a gift, you can give nostalgic candy. Find candy from the decade the person you picked was born in, graduated high school in or the year he was married.

Astronaut food makes an unusual Secret Santa gift.
Astronaut food makes an unusual Secret Santa gift. (astronaut image by Miguel Angel P from Fotolia.com)

Toilet Paper

You may think toilet paper is not necessarily gift worthy, but toilet paper printed with designs like music notes, paw prints and soccer balls makes it an unusual Secret Santa gift. Justtoiletpaper.com sells toilet paper rolls with all different kinds of designs on it so you can pick one that relates to the interests of the person you are giving the gift to.

Unusual Secret Santa Gifts
Printed toilet paper makes an unusual Secret Santa gift. (toilet paper image by Aleksandr Lobanov from Fotolia.com)

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