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It’s Better to Give Than to Break the Bank

Embrace that Secret Santa spending limit with these 15 unique gifts available from local shops for $15 or less.

June Allan Corrigan Current Guide, Shopping

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bloddy mary mix
1 Bloody Mary Mix, $9

The recipe for this zesty mixer from Placewares in Palm Springs was awarded the silver medal at the National Absolut Vodka Bloody Mary Search in 2012. placewares.com

glen hanson coaster
2 Glen Hanson Coaster, $10

Go crazy with one of these whimsical Glen Hanson-designed coasters featuring the likes of Prince and The Golden Girls. Find them at Greetings in Palm Springs. sohopalmsprings.com

salvation mountain
3 Mini Salvation Mountain, $10

You can’t take home a piece of Leonard Knight’s iconic spiritual monument Salvation Mountain, but Slab City artist Peter Passalacqua will sell you one-of-a-kind Lilliputian versions he creates using the same materials as the real thing.

the body deli
4 Loofah Soap, $10

With divine flavors like Moroccan mint and coconut cream, scrub-a-dub-dub with a chunk of this hand-cut soap crafted from real natural loofahs by The Body Deli in Palm Desert and Palm Springs. bodydeli.com

volvik golf balls
5 Volvik Golf Balls, $10.50

Up someone’s game with a three-pack of Volvik golf balls from La Quinta Resort & Club Pro Shop. Vividly colored, they’ll make a standout gift for the golfer in your life. laquintaresort.com

brandini toffee
6 Gourmet Almond Toffee, $15

Make your Secret Santa sweet. Brandini Toffee is made by hand in Rancho Mirage with simple but decadent ingredients. For a kick, try their salted pretzel rods. brandinitoffee.com

kitchen kitchen
7 Luminary Lanterns, $12.99

Deck the halls (or the driveway) with a set of four water-activated LED candles that float inside these artsy reusable pouches from Kitchen Kitchen in Indian Wells. kitchenkitchen.com

crystal fantasy
8 Natural Stone Bracelets, $9.95–$14.95

Enlighten loved ones about the beauty and power of natural stone bracelets with this Secret Santa gift from Crystal Fantasy in Palm Springs. crystalfantasy.com

trestle palm desert
9 Cactus Candle, $10

These glittery finds from Trestle in Palm Desert will likely impress the prickliest person on your shopping list. The best part? They require no maintenance. trestlehome.com

palm springs art museum store
10 Architectural Playing Cards, $10

Raise the ante with this deck featuring images of prominent midcentury properties. Assembled by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, they’re available at the Palm Springs Art Museum Store. psmuseum.org/shop

just fabulous palm springs
11 Ornament, $9.95

Orange you glad you visited Palm Springs? This one-of-a-kind ornament emblazoned with a mid-mod design from Just Fabulous will never let you or your Secret Santa recipient forget. bjustfabulous.com

date butter
12 Date Butter or Jam, $8.25

Sweeten the office gift exchange with a 10-ounce jar of date butter or 9-ounce jar of date jam from Shields Date Garden in Indio. It’ll spread the distinct taste and nutritional value of dates onto any treat. shieldsdategarden.com

wabi sabi palm springs
13 Cherry Blossom Bowl, $5.45–$7.95

Spark joy with hand-painted ceramic bowls from Wabi Sabi Japan Living in Palm Springs. The flowery vessels are part of a tableware collection inspired by the shopkeepers’ yearly trips to Japan. wabisabijapanliving.com

koffi palm springs
14 Coffee, $14.95

Freshly roasted in Rancho Mirage, Koffi java will brighten Christmas — or any — morning. House blends are available at locations across Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage. kofficoffee.com

destination psp
15 Old Fashioned Cocktail Glass, $8

Ignite a retro vibe with a 14-ounce rocks glass from Destination PSP in Palm Springs. Eight designs feature Alice Rovinsky’s cartoons originally published in Palm Springs Life in the 1960s and 1970s. destinationpsp.com