While a secret Santa gift exchange can be lots of fun, and an event many look forward to at both the office and within some large families, it can also cause a little bit of anxiety. You want to find that perfect gift, that's tasteful and within a relatively low budget, but that will also be enjoyed by the recipient. Meeting all of those requirements can be especially difficult when choosing a random name out of a hat.
With a little planning, you'll be the hit of the party as the best "Secret Santa," just by choosing one of these five great gift ideas that are mostly universally appreciated.
Candles are wonderful for relaxation and aromatherapy, with lavender being one of the most popular scents due to its ability to relieve stress just by smelling its heavenly scent. Lavender also helps to induce a restful night's sleep, and many people are able to sleep like a baby by practicing meditation in a lavender candle-lit room just before hitting the sheets.
After shave lotion for men
If you know you're buying for a man, a soothing after shave lotion makes an ideal gift. He'll appreciate a product that uses mostly natural ingredients, after all, the use of after shave dates all the way back to Roman Times, long before the use of chemically infused products.
Who does not like to soak in a nice hot tub filled with bubbles at the end of a hard day? In the winter season, many people start longing for the warm weather to return, making the gift of a verbena and lime bubble bath another wonderful opportunity to make someone's life that much better. The delightful aromas are a reminder of the tropics while serving to awaken the senses and return vitality after a long, hard day.
Tea or coffee
Nearly everyone enjoys a nice hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning, especially during the winter. Choose a special variety gift pack that includes several different flavors or occasional offers to relieve cold symptoms or stress, promote healing or relaxation.
Lotions and Shea Butter
Most everyone can use body lotion, and when winter hits products like shea butter are often especially welcomed. Shea butter is like a skin super-food and can almost instantly improve almost anyone's skin texture. This natural butter contains unique fatty acids that give it unparallel healing properties.
By choosing any one of these five gifts, you'll not only have the hit of the Secret Santa party, but you'll make the recipient's life a little more enjoyable too. After all, giving really is better than receiving!