Stumped On Secret Santa? Check Out the Ultimate Gift Guide

Stumped On Secret Santa? Check Out the Ultimate Gift Guide

Montrose Secret Santa is one of the most anticipated traditions of the school year. Students, teachers, and even Fr. Dick take part by drawing another participant’s name out of a hat and exchanging presents the following week.

This years dates and price ranges have been released! The first day ($1-2) is Wednesday, December 14. Day 2, December 15th, is a donation to the Medfield Youth Outreach Program. Friday, December 16th is Day 3, with gift prices ranging between $3-5. Remember to bring both Day 4 and Day 5 presents ($5-7 and $7-12) on Monday, December 19th.

While Secret Santa is a beloved tradition, Montrose students tend to have difficulty choosing gifts for their recipient every year. Many girls attribute this to the fact that they usually need to buy a present for an unfamiliar student or teacher. After three years of Secret Santa experience, I have put together a gift guide with gift suggestions for students of all ages, as well as teachers. Enjoy!

Student Gift Ideas:

  • Fuzzy socks
  • Candy or chocolate, especially peppermint bark
  • Travel size lotions – many students love the 3 for $12 Bath and Body Works deal
  • Silly holiday “ears” or headbands
  • Nail polish
  • Earbuds – you can never have too many pairs
  • Small cosmetic bag
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Bubble bath, bath bombs, etc.
  • Card game or book
  • Gift cards – if you can’t think of anything else, I guarantee a Starbucks or iTunes gift card will be appreciated
  • A new movie – there are usually great deals around the holidays, so you should be able to grab a DVD for under $10
  • Scented candle
  • Infinity scarf
  • Mini perfume set – Target has the best sales in December on these!
  • Anything in festive, Christmas colors

Teacher Gift Ideas:

  • Coffee mug
  • Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, or Barnes and Noble gift card
  • Box of chocolates – Ghirardelli, Godiva and Lindt are always good options
  • Adult coloring book and markers
  • New set of whiteboard markers
  • Journal or notebook
  • Desk calendar
  • Christmas ornament
  • Baking mix or homemade sweets
  • Cozy blanket