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Kris Kringle ideas

It's that time of year again - the names have been drawn for the office Kris Kringle, the budget has been set and you’re on the hunt for an awesome gift. Discover Kris Kringle ideas that are fun, unique and all under $50. From aquarium passes through to brewery tours, there is no better place to look for Kris Kringle gifts than RedBalloon.

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Kris Kringle gifts

One of the funnest times during Christmas is getting the office, friends or family together for a group Kris Kringle! It’s the best way to get into the festive season and reward each other without having to break the bank. When it comes to this tradition, it’s only natural you feel competitive to come up with one of the best Kris Kringle gifts that’ll score you brownie points with the lucky recipient. That’s why we’ve curated a range of Kris Kringle ideas all within budget that definitely go above and beyond your typical Christmas gifts.

Kris Kringle vs Secret Santa

Kris Kringle and Secret Santa are the exact same tradition but just called different names depending on the country you live. It is commonly known as Secret Santa in the United States and United Kingdom but Kris Kringle in Ireland, Austria plus more countries. In Australia, we commonly use both names so you'll easily see it referred both ways during the Christmas period.

What is Kris Kringle?

You might be wondering what Kris Kringle or Secret Santa actually is. It is a Western Christmas tradition that involves getting a group of people or community together (in the office, school, friends, family etc.) and everyone is randomly assigned a person to give a gift to during Christmas time. You can’t tell anyone who you got, there is an agreed budget and a date is set to exchange gifts. It is important that the identify of the gift giver is kept a secret and shouldn't be revealed! As you can see the Kris Kringle rules are pretty simple – select a name, find a present within the budget and open the presents on the date. Remember, cheap Kris Kringle ideas don’t have to be boring, instead find Christmas gifts that are truly exciting at RedBalloon.

What are good Kris Kringle gifts?

When you’re looking for Kris Kringle gift ideas or Secret Santa gift ideas, you want to find something that isn’t boring or going to disappoint. Anyone can buy a candle and wrap it up for Kris Kringle but wouldn’t you rather come up with amazing kris kringle ideas that’ll blow them away? Our range of ideas are all about gifting differently by giving a fun, unique experience all within budget… nothing over $50! Imagine their faces when they receive a Kris Kringle that will send them on a virtual reality experience, a high ropes course or on a cruise. These are actually the type of gifts people want to receive and are the perfect office Kris Kringle ideas too.

Don't know which experience to pick? Don't worry! Why not give them a RedBalloon gift voucher or gift card and let them choose from thousands of experiences. Both are valid for 5 years so they'll have plenty of time to pick their dream experience! It’s the perfect Kringle Kringle gift for the hard to buy for people or if you don't have any clue what to give!

How to make Kris Kringle interesting?

If you’re looking for ways to make Kris Kringle interesting this year, we’ve got some great suggestions.

  • Firstly, it’s about coming up with funny Kris Kringle ideas that will make them laugh but also be a gift they’ll enjoy like a break room experience.
  • Secondly, why not wrap up your Kris Kringle or Secret Santa gifts in a disguise. Since a RedBalloon experience comes in a voucher, why not throw the recipient off by wrapping it in a giant box! It’ll definitely keep things interesting when it comes to opening all the Kris Kringle gifts.
  • Thirdly, make your Kris Kringle themed! Instead of giving typical gifts, you can only give each other an experience…it’ll be a fun and exciting way to mix things up this year!

Find exciting, fun and affordable Kris Kringle ideas at RedBalloon and take your gift-giving to the next level. When you gift an experience, you’ll surprise and delight the recipient with a present they would actually enjoy rather than just getting another novelty gift for Kris Kringle.

Christmas gifts under $50

If you loved these ideas, check out our fun range of Christmas gifts under $50. These are affordable and fun experiences that are perfect to put under the tree. From paintballing and cruises, to brewery tours and stand up paddle boarding, there is the perfect experience in your price range at RedBalloon.

Now that you have your Secret Santa gift sorted, it's time to look for ideas for everyone else you need to shop for. If you're looking for more inspiration, check out our Christmas present ideas page. This will help you discover the perfect gift for anyone no matter what their personality or interests are! You can also discover our range of blog articles that will help give you plenty of ideas and creativity during Christmas. Read about the perfect Christmas gifts for couples, romantic Xmas getaways plus so much more!