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I can't be the only person struggling to buy secret Santa gifts. So lets form a drop in help desk

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Arisbottle Sat 08-Dec-12 18:12:03

My secret Santa gift receiver is a man which immediately makes it hard for me.

We are supposed to spend about £10 and buy four small gifts any ideas

He is in his 50s and spends all his time doing sport

falalalalagirl Wed 12-Dec-12 20:54:27

I really struggled to do a nice £5 present for my 40-something slightly hippy-ish SS recipient so I made her a bottle of homemade baileys and a bottle of mulled wine syrup, both of which are a piece of piss to make and look good in pretty bottles that I have saved up. I've bought a couple of nice little porcelain christmas tree ornaments for pence (made by my mum) and hung them around the bottles. I reckon that's pretty good for a fiver.

DillyTante Wed 12-Dec-12 20:56:20

60 second hand fix is fab and these story cubes are great for kids & adults too.

falalalalagirl Wed 12-Dec-12 20:59:32

Chimchar, I work in an English dept (am also a 30-something BFing teacher, two small kids, lost some weight; shit, you're not my secret santa are you?!) and I know from my cheating colleagues that there will be a lot of stationery gifts being given (we like nice pens smile). Also I found some really pretty glass bird tree decs on Not On the High Street for about a fiver but they wouldn't have been delivered on time for my SS.

iwantanafternoonnap Wed 12-Dec-12 21:53:11

I organised my secret santa for the A and E department I work in for all those working on Christmas Day and I have bloody lost the letter that I wrote myself that tells me who I am buying that is crap!! Bottle of vino it will be then x

ilovesooty Thu 13-Dec-12 00:55:33

I had a £10 limit and bought some luggage cubes from Amazon for my younger colleague who loves going on holiday and as soon as she's been is planning the next one. She uses Ryanair a lot so organising packing efficiently is important to her. I think it will be well received - at least I hope so.

chimchar Thu 13-Dec-12 07:10:35


ooh. if I am your ss. what would you like?!!!! wink

might raid paperchase!

gregssausageroll Thu 13-Dec-12 09:25:44

Goldenjubilee - it is easy to link. Paste your link into your message and then put [[ at the start and ]] at the end. That it it. If you want to name the link with a word such as lovely top then all you do is leave a space between the last letter of your link and the ]] at the end.

Goldenjubilee10 Thu 13-Dec-12 14:05:27

Thank you gregssausageroll I'm looking after dsd's ds at the moment but will practice later.

falalalalagirl Thu 13-Dec-12 19:41:24

Chimchar, the fruits of your Paperchase raid would've been awesome but I don't think we were a match because mine was today and I got a very suitable book!

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