The holiday season is here, and I understand if you’re tired of the endless gift guides and Mariah Carey’s tunes on repeat. But wait, this one is different! If you find yourself in a last-minute Secret Santa panic, I’ve got you covered with a curated list of affordable gifts that won’t reveal your procrastination. Think of it as your survival guide for the holiday season, all priced under C$30 with your SPC or SPC+ membership! 

Hudson’s Bay Company 

Perfect for dorm rooms, this mini aluminum desktop foosball game (C$19.99) is going to be a showstopper. Bring the excitement of foosball to any gathering with this compact set from Hudson’s Bay. It’s just as thrilling as the full-size game but easy to store and carry. Wherever your Secret Santa goes, the foosball fun follows. Plus, get an extra 15% off with your SPC membership in-store! 

Table foosball table, green, black, desk


Ideal for those with constantly low phone batteries. Keep your Secret Santa’s phone charged with this sleek and compact power bank (C$19.98) from Walmart. It offers 2+ charges and is perfect for emergencies. Say goodbye to low battery anxiety. Planning on grabbing some stocking stuffers from Walmart as well? Enjoy 10% off purchases of $75 or more with your SPC membership online! 

Portable charger, black,

Papa John’s Pizza 

Some of the best university memories are made during late-night study sessions with friends, accompanied by pizza, of course. Ensure your Secret Santa can create these memorable moments in the new year with a Papa John’s gift card. You know what goes perfectly with pizza? An SPC membership! Grab them an SPC membership for only 11.99/year and then they can make that gift card stretch since SPC members get 25% off regular menu priced pizza at Papa Johns.  

Pepperoni pizza

Bath & Body Works 

For a Secret Santa gift that’s sure to spread holiday cheer, consider Bath and Body Works Spiced Gingerbread Candle (C$27.50). This candle sets the scene with the inviting scent of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, warm vanilla icing, and a hint of cinnamon spice, making it the perfect festive addition to any home. It’s a thoughtful and budget-friendly Secret Santa present that adds a touch of holiday magic to their space. As an SPC member, you can save 10% in-store!  

Orange candle

Stanley 1913 

Student commuters know the struggle of long lines at campus coffee shops. Gift them the Stanley Classic Legendary camp mug (C$30.00) with double-wall insulation to keep their drinks hot in winter and cold in summer. Its airtight lid makes it perfect for on-the-go sipping. You can save 20% with your SPC+ membership or 15% with your SPC membership – a win-win for your Secret Santa and your wallet! 

Blue stanley mug


The Canadian winter is not for the weak. Gift your Secret Santa the Grinch Graphic Plush Sherpa Oversized Pullover Hoodie from Bluenotes so they can stay warm and cozy all season long. Soft to the touch and large enough to fit two people inside, this blanket/hoodie is the perfect addition to make any dark, dreary day festive. Did I mention that you can use your SPC membership for an additional 10% off? Get it now and help prevent the grinch from stealing Christmas! 

grinch hoodie
In the holiday rush, our budget-friendly Secret Santa gift guide has you covered. From Hudson’s Bay to Walmart, Papa John’s, Bath and Body Works, and Stanley, you can be a Secret Santa hero without the hassle. Use your SPC or SPC+ membership for extra savings. Happy gifting! 

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